It's Teapot Tuesday's 300th challenge, and it's Tickle a Teapotter week, when we send our cards to each other. The challenge this week is to help decorate a Teapotters' Lounge in our mythical Teapotterville.
In honor of our 300th challenge, I tried to step up my game with a side stairstep card. I have even more respect for Susie Australia's awesome cards after trying this.
I started by covering the "walls" with a dp that looked like wallpaper. I created a little "outdoor" scene with watercolors and placed it behind the window die (an RAK from Susie Australia) and added a lace valance.
I added some woodgrain paper to the steps to give us hardwood floors. The urn is stamped on copper paper and cut out; the plant is a die-cut that was cut in two and artfully arranged. The only chair stamp I have is an Adirondak chair, which didn't seem appropriate, so I found some line art online and paper-pieced the wing chair.
Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 GMT Views: 820
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 61893
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:46 PM
I love the view out our window - and that big pot plant. The paper-pieced chair looks pretty comfortable too. The side-step worked wonderfully for you to show both the view and the room!
I must admit that I personally find all the stair step formats hard to work with. Finally after much practice I might find the centre step a bit easier, but it's not something that comes easy. Susie does wonders with them!!
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39780
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:19 PM
Love your side step card scene here. Looks comfy cozy. Nice touch with the tree in the window. Love it! TFS :0)
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Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10781
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:36 PM
What a awesome job...way to go girl....so glad you got out of the box...a lot of work but well worth it....this scene is so neat. I can hear the little birds outside and have my kettle boiling for a fine cup of tea for on the comfy looking chair and a super green plant which I recomend keeping away from my area as I tend to kill with kindness..;0)...no great job...TFS..:0)
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Registered: November 17, 2006 Location: Nanaimo, British Columbia Posts: 47639
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:52 PM
Wow, Sandy... you did real good with your side step card... I haven't made very many of them and fine them a little hard to make.... I do love our view of the garden through the window and the chair looks very comfortable.... tfs
Challenges I participate in: Inspirational Challenge, Sketch Challenge, Inspirational Challenge, Free 4 All Challenge, Queen for the Day Challenge, Feature Stamper, Color Challenge, Ways to Use It, Try a New Technique and I am a proud Tea-Potter Challenge participant.