Hi Girls! I would like to thank all of you for hanging in there with me during 2009 & I hope you all continue to follow me along this papercrafting journey - who knows where 2010 will take us? :) Hopefully all of you had a great New Year's celebration & are enjoying the First day of 2010 - maybe getting some crafting time in :) We stayed at home simply relaxing & enjoying the fact that we had a loooong weekend away from work! What did you do? A friend of mine has the flu, so I made her a Get Well Gift set that included a Get Well card & a My Time Made Easy LLC © Cutesy Cover Printable Packaging template to hold a 1/2 dozen of tea bags.
Here is my Get Well Gift set:
You may remember a few weeks ago, Kristin at Just Us Girls challenged us to use the Chalkboard technique? Well, I fell in love with it and used that technique to make the Lavender teapot :) I inked up the PTI teapot image with SU Craft White ink then using a sponge dauber, I sponged on some lavender chalk. After cutting out the teapots, I put them off to the side & slightly sprayed hairspray over to help "sit" the chalk which prevents future smudging. If you haven't tried this technique, I really recommend you give it a shot! The result is really fabulous! It was difficult to catch the suede look that this technique produces in these photos. The PTI teapot image appears much more deep purple than it really is. It is more of a medium shade of lavender.
I found this awesome sketch on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. You should check out what all the DT girls have made for great samples of inspiration.I can't seem to stay away from the FREE MTME © Cutesy Cover template! This little bugger is so versatile & since it is available in various electrical cutting formats, I customized it to just the perfect size to hold 6 tea bags!
All the flower embellies were punched using various sizes of EK Success flower punches & are distressed a tad with Ranger Tim Holtz Antique photo ink, layered x 2 & crumpled to add a bit of character :) I stamped the center circle with the SU French Script stamp & sponged the edges.
Stamps: PTI Tea Time, SU Sincere Salutations & French Script Paper: K&Company DP, SU River Rock, Natural's Ivory, Close To Cocoa, Bazzill Wisteria Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Craft White, Ranger Tim Holtz Antique Photo Sprinkles: SU Chalk set & label punch, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle nesties, Making Memories hardware, EK Success flower punches, buttons from stash