Sunday, 22 August 2010

Tea for One

The title of this post was going to be 'tea for two' because there were so many elements to inspire different cards/projects in this absolutely gorgeous image...

...which The Shabby Tea Room chose for this week's challenge that I was going to make two cards.

There is the almost 'folk art' style motif from the bodice of the dress hanging on the dress form which could produce a very different card design. There are the fashion elements within the photo as well as the furniture. And not least those delicate roses. My other card was to include the dressform and hatbox.

Unfortunately I have run out of time and so offer only this one..

The room in the photo belongs to the fragrant elegant lady on this card. Her name is Madeline. It is her birthday and she is treating herself to Tea at the Ritz. She has been getting in the mood by having some nice tea for breakfast - probably Earl Grey. The dress she will wear is hanging on the dress form. On my card she is wearing the hat from the hatbox adorned with a pink rose of course! She also has pink roses for cheeks! She is beautiful...

The beautiful image of the lady was kindly provided by Carolyn at Antique Images. I hope you like what I did with it!

The backing paper is Madeline Painted Roses by K & Company.
The rose on the hat is Habico paper roses.
The stick on pearls are
The frame and sentiment are (badly) handcut by me. Gold ink and glitter hide many an imperfection!

I may one day get round to making the other card I had in mind just for the joy of it. But right now I am away to have my own tea for one from one of these rosy china cups while daydreaming of Madeline taking tea at the Ritz. Sigh.

Then I have so many chores to do. :/


  1. Absolutely lovely vintage inspired design! I {heart} all the sparkle and bling! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  2. Oh your card is just beautiful and the layering gives such a nice dimension to your card. That lovely lady just pops off of the page! I have that rose backing paper and it is one of my favorites! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us in the Tea Room!

  3. Beautiful vintage inspired card! I love the tulle and the pretty lace bow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

  4. What a fun little story you've created to go along with your card. Madeline is adorable. I love the ribbon and rose trim on her hat. The netting is fabulous behind her frame, too. thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.