Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Teapot Tuesday 94

We have a guest hostess for the Tea Party this week - Barbara20.  Barbara brings us this nautical wonder.............

I couldn't resist getting out one of my lighthouse stamps that I've had for a while and haven't used yet.  It seemed perfect for this challenge.  It's got a lighthouse and a boat. 

Barbara asked us to make a card of encouragement or thanks.  I thought the sentiment that I chose "Life's a Breeze" when paired inside with "with friends like you" would make a good thank you card.

You have to check out Barbara's card in the gallery.  She used the direct to paper technique for her background and it really rocks.  She inspired me to give it a try although I was not trying to give mine the motion, just the blending of the colors.  I added the motion with some cut out waves in various shades of blue.  I first used a 3/4" circle punch to make some scallops and then carefully echoed the punches with my scissors.  I ran my waves through the Xyron to make them into stickers so I didn't have to try to glue down those narrow pieces. 

HWNSNBP actually liked this one.  Hope you do too!   Now go and check out the rest of the gallery.  I'll get there eventually. 


  1. Lorraine! I love this! The lighthouse and your waves are perfect for today`s teaparty! See you there...I am running late!
    Hugs, Judi

  2. You mean your husband doesn't like most of your cards? I have problems because C won't let me send some cards, but I suppose his enthusiasm is good. I like your scallops, doing them with the circle punch was a great idea. The inked background adds great visual texture, too. And it doesn't look too stormy, which is good news for Seth.


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