I didn't have any cabbage stamps, but I have this flower that always makes me kinda think of cabbages. I masked and stamped the flower 3 times. I then colored them with fuscia and greens.
My little butterfly was stamped in positively pink and stamped off twice to get the light color. I used a corner punch to add decorative corners. I used two different colored markers to draw around the white panel to give it depth. I still felt it needed something else so I stamped the word rejoice.
All morning as I was working on this card the poem by Lewis Carroll was going through my head...
'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes -- and ships -- and sealing wax --
Of cabbages -- and kings --
And why the sea is boiling hot --
And whether pigs have wings.'
My only question is ... Are Oysters a healthy snack?
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 48995
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 11:00 AM
I thought you were going to sneak a walrus in this week, with your talk of cabbages and kings. I think that it looks like a saxifrage to me, but if I were a butterfly I'd prefer saxifrage to cabbage any day.
Are oysters healthy - yes, they're full of zinc, for starters...
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 38892
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 11:59 AM
Always the creative one. This actually looks like big cabbage leaves. That reminds me. put cabbage on grocery list. Love your darling butterfly and corner treatment. You did a fantastic job here. Glad to see you! TFS :0)
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Registered: October 15, 2007 Location: Birmingham, AL Posts: 38764
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 12:10 PM
This is so pretty and creative, MariLynn! Love the cabbage flowers! The punched corners are great, too! Wonderful match to Cindy's tea pot! Oysters sound great to me - as long as we don't have to put veggie sauce on them!
Registered: November 3, 2007 Location: Rochester, NY Posts: 10348
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 12:56 PM
Ohh masking, that is very VERY advanced for the tea party, hee! I LOVE the beautiful coloring and the decorative corners...now are you off making an oyster card...me thinks you have something else up your sleeve after that poem, hee!
Registered: June 18, 2007 Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota Posts: 4868
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 3:53 PM
MariLynn, I love the way you did the cabbage leaves. The red and green blend together so nice. I feel like I missed something, cause I don't get what the oysters are about. thats, ok though. I'll pass on the oysters. I do love veggies though, so I'm fine with that! Followed with chocolate, of course!
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 60004
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 7:13 PM
Now those are some cabbage leaves! Very creative Marilyn and your little polka dotted butterfly is the bomb! Your card is very teapot inspired! There you go again being McGiver!
Okay about the poem. I am glad I am not the only one whose mind wanders while stamping! About oysters, don't know if they are healthy but then who cares. If we can dribble chocolate on our veggies, we can do the same on oysters to make them healthy! I wonder what an oyster teapot would look like! Snort!
Thanks for coming again Marilynn and for holding the Teapot Tuesday record for nary a challenge missed! You rock! Your card is wonderful and THANKS for the link!
Registered: December 18, 2007 Location: Washington Posts: 26401
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 7:31 PM
Just lovely MariLynn. I love the pretty pink edges of the cabbage. I also love your corners. Great touch. Hey, you found a butterfly too, to land on your card. There was none to be found when I took my photo.
Registered: April 15, 2006 Location: Branchburg, NJ Posts: 6231
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 @ 8:04 PM
Your coloring of those "cabbage" leaves is super! And the framing you did with the corners and all is lovely. I don't think we'll be tricking any oysters at the tea party, unless it's to get their pearls! Another wonderful teapot card my dear!
Registered: July 1, 2007 Location: small town near montreal, quebec Posts: 26780
Fri, Apr 17, 2009 @ 3:15 AM
What big words for me this morning...of course I am late to the party but poems, which I am intrigued by and am going to have to google by the way. Saxifrage and cabbages...
Oysters??? Well, my mom would say if you don't have anything nice to say about someone or something, just keep quiet about it. So that's my take on oysters. LOL
As for this card, well MariLynn, I do have nice things to say and it is so pretty, yes, McGiver strikes again of course, love the those special cabbages you invented, plus the corners, so pretty. Well done with the butterfly. Now can we talk about sharing "green beans" and I have nice sparkly strawberries to add to the coleslaw I made. LOL
Beautiful card lady, you have a way with words and cabbage or saxifrage. TFS