Teapot Tuesday is here again and this week we are sending sunshine to Mary Jane who is slowly recovering from a stroke. Thank you to Preciouskitty for telling us about Mary Jane.
Our challenge this week is to bring flowers. I love cards with flowers, and I think my favourite dies are rolled roses. Sadly 3D flowers are not suitable for international post, so I had to settle for floral paper.
The DP is from a 6 x 6 pad by My Minds Eye called "Follow your Heart". I have added little Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch flowers. In order to adhere them to the fence I wove a little strip of green metalic paper through the fence and actually glued the flowers to the paper. The "wrought iron" around the sign is really a "gate" die cut in half.
The awning is a Martha Stewart border punch. I added some lace to the inside of the windows - paper curtains have been scored, pleated and inked. It is hard to see in the photo, but there is acetate in the windows. Liquid pearls were used here and there. I also scored the background paper and inked the lines to give it a bit of "depth".
The sign was written with a Micron pen, and of course Mary Jane's florist is not open Tuesdays as all her clients are at the teaparty!!!
Thank you for looking and have a wonderful week everyone.
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 GMT Views: 2530
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Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 4:01 AM
Susie, I always look forward to your cards for the tea parties and this one is just fabulous!! I love your little florist shop - you really do think of every detail - I hope one day I am the lucky recipient of a "tickle" card of yours!! I particularly love the window treatment on this!!
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Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 5:36 AM
Susie, this is adorable! Love all the wonderful details that you think of! You are amazing!
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Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 7:13 AM
Incredible!!! Susie, my dear, you are one amazing crafter!!! The florist shoppe you have made is phenomenal!!! Your details are exquisite!!! I especially like the lace curtains in the open windows and super cool awning and your fantastic sign!!! LOL Of course the shoppe is closed on Tuesday, too funny!!! LOVE every inch!!! Mary Jane is going to be gobsmacked in the very best way possible!!!
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Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 7:57 AM
This is absolutely amazing! I love the personalization you did to the shop's sign --- the lace in the window and all the flower beds --- this is amazing! Thank you for thinking of Mary Jane - she will love this will all of her heart!
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Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 9:45 AM
AWEEE....how sweet a thing to make her own flower shop. very clever and beautiful. I know what you mean by having to keep things flatter to too...there are times one wants to do it differently, but harder to do or shipping is crazy. You have made such a darling scene. well done. LOVE it ALL....TFS..:0)
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Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 10:18 AM
Susie, your talent just amazes me! Your cards are so incredible! You definitely think out of the box! You have beautiful handwriting too~ Mary Jane will certainly adore this creation and your creativity~
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