I made 42,000 attempts at duplicating this weeks teapot, sadly the outcome was not a happy one. I then attempted making cakes, the result was equally disasterous. So I went back to basics, put my apron on and rolled my sleeves up.
OK it is not a teapot or a cake, but the colours are here, circles (ah well I know they are really spots) and a whole lot of love.
I cut the shape of an apron, gave it a few gentle scores and inked the creases to look like pleats. I added paper lace trim and popped a real piece of lace in the pocket. To incorporate gold (like on the teapot) I added some gold twine and goldy coloured ribbon. To get a few circles happening, I rounded the corners and finished the card and apron off with faux stitching using a dark brown Micron pen.
Thanks for looking.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 GMT Views: 875
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 68489
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 9:30 AM
How clever - I think the scores are a great take on the little tray that the teapot is on! I must confess that when I use an apron it tends to get very dirty (I manage to stay cleaner without one!), but a pretty apron is perfect when it comes to serving time. This reminds me of one my mother once made me with lacy trim - it's just sweet.
Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12069
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 12:36 PM
oh how I love vintage aprons....and this is so adorable...you did great with the trims, the vintage colors and the pleats...wow, those are great...wonderful card....so glad you could come to the party this week