Shabby Tea Room Chipboard Challenge

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ahhhh! It's so good to be back to posting. I've been busy the last couple weeks creating some door prize gifts for Teacher Appreciation week at my kid's school. I'll also have to share that I created 3 projects for PaperCrafts' Nov/Dec issue and none were accepted:( Can't say that I wasn't very disappointed...many long, late hours creating and submitting. I was really happy with my projects though, and will save them to share later in the year.

I'm just thrilled to create again for my favorite challenge blog: It really gets my creative juices flowing, and I love using chipboard, so I was excited about creating this project. Here are the pieces I used:

Some Tim Holtz (butterfly wings and oval...I LOVE HIS STUFF!) and a piece from a wonderful JoAnn Fabrics set that is no longer available.
Each piece was altered a little differently:
  1. On the oval, I added glue and paper and inked edges then backed with contrasting paper.

2. On the wings, I painted, stamped in Fresh Snow, stamped with VersaMark, and embossed with clear glittered powder, then inked image and edges.

3. On the flourish, I painted, inked and embossed with same powder.

The papers are so, SO pretty(BoBunny - Jazmyne)!! My dear friend, Susan, got them for me (along with the seam binding from Etsy's MemrieMare - Sugared Grape and Easter Meadow) for Mother's day. Is that the SWEETEST gift, or WHAT. I LOVE it all! The colors are gorgeous!! I HAD to make a couple seam binding flowers to embellish. I really like the way they turned out!

...put everything together in lots of layers...even got some matching thread!! I's a little overdone...I got carried away with the papers and ribbons...I'll tame down the next one! Hope you can take a little something away from it you like!

Thanks for visiting! I'd love to hear from you all...seems like it's been a long time!!
Have a great rest of the weekend!!


Papertrey Ink: Spring Moss and Vintage Creme Cardstock; Ripe Avacado, Fresh Snow and Scarlet Jewel ink
Punches: Martha Stewart Lattice border, Fiscars border and oval
Recollections pearls, Glittered clear embossing powder, Technique Tuesday "Rococco" Stamps, "Many Thanks" set (maker unknown)
Other supplies listed above


  1. OMG - DO NOT tame the next one down! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! The colors...the seam binding flowers and bows..YUMMINESS. FAB-U-LOUS! I'm never going to look at chipboard the same way again. Thanks for playing with us at TSTR!

  2. This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ... as usual, Geri! I simply adore each and every single element of your design this week! I am running out of words to express how creative and talented you are! Don't be discouraged about the submission thing for the magazines - I've been submitting to magazines for more than a year now and haven't had one single design get picked ... yet :( Just gives us all an 'excuse' to make another card, right??

    Thanks for being a regular in the Tea Room ... we {heart} YOU toooooooooo!

  3. Oooo this is beautiful! A frame-able piece of art :) Love the colours, design, flowers...well gee, what is there not to love on this card :)

  4. This is just beautiful. I love the handmade flowers. You've inspired me to try to make some too! I've never tried submitting to a magazine ... I'm so excited when I even get comments!

  5. This is stunning! I love all the layers - you may have added alot but it certainly is not overdone by any means - just beautiful! :)

  6. OMG, this is totally gorgeous! I am drooling on my keyboard! I really love this color combo and all the yummy chipboard! And your seam binding flowers are to die for. I looked at your tutorials on YouTube and tried to make a ribbon flower, but it was a dismal failure! I guess it takes some practice to learn the process. Yours are so pretty - you've inspired me to try again.

  7. Geri, this card is so gorgeous! I love the color combo and the butterfly is beautiful! I do not think you 'got carried away' with this at all. And I agree, the seam binding ribbon is so pretty! Congrats on being one of the top three!

  8. This is so so pretty. My favorite color combo too. I have those same Tim Holtz pieces sitting here gathering dust, now I have some ideas !! Missed seeing your cards while you were so busy.... glad you are back.

  9. Another gorgeous creation, Geri. Glad to see you back creating. PaperCrafts doesn't know what they're missing out on! Love the flowers. I have the same seam binding. Will have to look into your blog to see if you show how to MAKE those gorgeous babies! I remember you creating them once before. Take care!

  10. I just love your designs. I have enjoyed my journey through your blog. Thank you for letting me visit.

  11. Another beauty! I'm having the best time looking at all your blog entries! Thanks so much for sharing.