Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Mothermark's Tea Pot Tuesday and the Color Challenge

Hello everyone!! I hope you had a great holiday weekend!!! We finally got home Sunday evening and I'm still pooped!! The men fished every waking minute and the girls shopped till we dropped....100+acres of stuff!!! I did a little stamping today inbetwween watching kids after school and helping DH with the lap top. Seems one of the Grands dropped something in the laptop and now the motherboard is fried. It's only 2 months out of warrenty...wouldn't ya know!!! Anyway...enough whining!!
The Muddermark's Tea Party is at a country estate in New York. We also have a save Ladybug Lou-La-Bella Rock-a-Fella from the clutches of a Bug Thug....I'm sure a real gooie one at that!!! Lou's Mom is going to have a tea and invite lots of friends to save the day!! All Lady Bugs are welcome so I brought along 21 plus 4 ladybug buttons to qualify this for the DDC challenge this week. Fran (Francie G.) is the hostess and her challenge to us this week is to use buttons on your card. Be sure to add DDC to the keywords section so it will go to the DDC gallery! The ladybugs were all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with a red copic. The black frame and red background were both run through the Cuttlebug with the Dotted Swiss folder and the Swirls folder. Ribbon tabs, and the ladybug buttons finish it off.

Stamps: Very Punny, Because of You, Spring Critters by Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Black, White, Real Red, G.C.D.Studios dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Spellbinders Frame, Lady Bug Buttons, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Top Note, Dimensionals

The Color Challenge colors on Splitcoast today were Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Black.
I was a little stumped at first...took me a while to get the old brain to work this morning!! I decided to ink up this adorble tea set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Tea-rrific. The image was stamped with black and colored with copics. The background dp is by Basic Grey, the border punch by Martha Stewart, and ribbon from Michaels. A few green rhinestones were added along the sides of the oval for a little glam.
The ribbon is really a purple color but it looks black in the picture.
Stamps: Tea-rrific by Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Old Olive, Ellegant Eggplant, basic Grey dp, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Border Punch
Thanks for visiting I'm off to check out the Sketch Challenge!!


JulieA said...

Oh Joan, those little bugs are so cute! What an adorable card! And I love the elegance of the teapot card. The colors are fabulous and the detailing is amazing.

Crystal said...

Joan oh my those bugs are TOOO CUTE what a darling card, and the teapot card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Another 2 awesome cards!!

Holly said...

The teapot card is soooooooo pretty!!!!!!!!!!!! And look at those adorable ladybugs - what a CUTE card!

Anonymous said...

HI Joan!! WOW!! Beautiful creations hun!! I love the sweet top bug card and the lovely teapot creation is so elegant looking!! Brilliant job!! HUGS

Dawn B. said...

Joan this is beautiful. I love what you did with the tea set. I would have never thought to use those colors. They looks awesome. Your MM creation is perfect for the partayyyy. I just got mine done. Super job.

Cindy Haffner said...

Super job on your cards Joan!!

Susan said...

I LOVE the ladybugs!!! What a fun card.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I just love all the ladybugs on your first creation, Joan!! The layout, the brilliant red, the frame with the ladybugs and the CUTE lady bug buttons are awesome!! I love your tea card too! So elegant! Love the colors, the top border, the ribbon, and your layout!! Gorgeous and fun cards, JoaN!!

TexasGrammy said...

Joan ... you are just amazing!!
Holy Ladybugs & Bling!
And that tea card is yummalicious!
I'm so hoping to stamp next to you sometime ... I'll be the 'sponge', soaking it all up!


Anne Harada said...

Hee hee!! I Love that parade of ladybugs on your first card!! Cute as can be!! And your sketch for the 2nd one is wonderful, I love the cut off oval and the surrounding bling!! The colors work perfectly with this card!!!

Oh how fun you got to go to Canton!! It is a blast, huh??!! We usually make it out there twice a year, usually go to the one in Nov. (for Christmas ideas and purchases!). We need to do a ladies road trip there some time!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Cute teapots and...OMG, love the ladybug card with the long line of them *parading* around the main panel. TOOOO CUTE!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, your ladybug card is adorable! I haven't seen that set in ages!! So cute!
Your teapot card is gorgeous too! Very elegant!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Cute cute ladybug card, I like the trail of them as the border. Your teapot card is so pretty and agreat half oval for the frameing!

Justine said...

Joan these are so fantastic, really love that green color combo & eggplant combo. Clever to have used the MS punch across the top also. Loving these

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Rose Ann said...

Your ladybug card is so cute, and I love the papers and cute buttons!! Beautiful teapot card as well!! I love the greens, bordering, and bling!! Fabulous cards, Joan!!

Maria Matter said...

oh, Joan, these are lovely!!! both are beautifully done!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Blessings, Maria