Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Teapot Tuesday 45

Inspiration comes from all over. This week Cindy's inspirational teapot came from Dawn (flowergal36) . And guess what it's made of - paper!!! When I saw this last week I immediately thought of dice given the squarish shape and Cindy did too as you can see when you check out her creation on her glob.

So why, you will say, did I go with a polka dot flower? I have no real idea. This is what came to me, and believe me, I sat, and stood, and sat, and stood, and sat, and sat, and sat and sketched, and went through paper and stamps before I decided on this. And..... I'm still not satisfied with it. I like the pearls but I don't like all that pink underneath it. What do you think?

I stamped the lily from 5th Avenue Floral 3 times on my polka dotted designer paper. Then I cut out three layers as you can see here.

I also stamped the stamens on So Saffron cs and cut those out using my post-it note trick. Using a So Saffron marker, I dotted the tips of the stamens, but I'm not sure you can see that here. (Note to self - get some of that Flower Soft stuff, it would have looked a lot better!)

Oh, and to top it off, when I picked up the Happy Mother's Day Stamp, apparently I hadn't cleaned it after I used it so when I inked it up with Certainly Celery boy was I surprised when I stamped the card base and got this horrible pink-green color. Thank goodness I hadn't attached any of the other pieces yet. So, sometime before Sunday, I'm going to have to figure out something to hide that on the back of this card because I was too lazy to cut another piece. Raise your hands - how many of you have ever done that before? Higher, I can't see you!


  1. very nice your job in paper

  2. Ooh! Its fun to see a close up of the flower! And I honestly think you have a really nice balance with the ribbon and the placement of the knot and the pearls. I don't think its too much pink at all! Its so funny how things inspire us! Funny that you saw dice too! See I am not crazy in the head! Well, if I am then you are too! Snort!

    Wonderful card....and I am happy you have a Mother's Day one out of the way. I still have to make one more! Yikes!

    Big hugs...

  3. Absolutely I have turned a card over and left a badly stamped image on the back... I have also been known to cut the cs in half and then layer it up and mount it on a Whisper white card.

    Beautiful card Lorraine!!! I really like the flower and all the layers!

  4. very pretty!!! love the colors and the card

  5. Love all the layers on your flower - very pretty


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