Friday, February 15, 2013

Time for tea Mother

Well I was completely inspired by the card at Muse Challenge #4!
Now I have to be honest I already had this Gina K Designs stamp set on my desk for a card for my Mother in Law for Mothering Sunday (just three weeks away now).  So when this challenge popped up it really helped me get it together. With the layout and colors - the drink theme is somewhat coincidental!
And I guess I am more photographically challenged than normal because the purple-ly blue cardstock I choose isn't that color at all.  Isn't it funny how some colors photograph.

I also thought it was a fresh way to use the flourish paper.  You see so many fun patterns on dishes these days.  Love the dotted saucer inside.  I did debate on whether to do the same with the inside of the mug but I like a clean looking inside of the mug so went with white.

I decided to move away from my copics (again! oh the horror) and do some paper piecing on this card.

I tried to do something quirky with my "happy mother's day" but just couldn't get it to look right so I went with making it underline the image to help ground it. 

Card Size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth; The Paper Studio: Classics; Open stock Archivers;
Stamps - Gina K Designs: Mugs & Kisses; Kitchen Sink Stamps: Ready 4 Any Holiday;
Ink - Memento; Versamark;
Accessories - Kaleidoscope embossing powder; Black pen to edge the cut.


Alanna said...

What a fantastic take on the Muse challenge. I love your paper pieced cup.

sandie said...

This is a fabulous Mother Day's card. I love the pattern on the cup and I do agree that you should be able to see into the cup. Thanks for joining my blog and I am signing up to your's now as I have had a browse an love what you do!

Hannelie said...

I would love a drink from that gorgeous cup!
Yes some colors are difficult to photograph, I agree!
Desert greetings!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Kristen. Thank you for your comments on my blog.

Lori said...

Love the paper pieced mug and saucer--the two different patterns look great together.

aworkofheart said...

Love your take on the muse card Kristen...the tea cup is very pretty. Thank you for commenting on my nice to have you stop by! Hope you are having a perfectly grand day!

lostinpaper said...

I'm with you on the photography thing, I really struggle at times, I always blame the camera but it's probably more likely user error for me lol. Your card is FAB, The patterned cup is genius!
Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us at Muse this week!

landerson213 said...

Very nice, that paper pieced cut is so cute! :0