Saturday, 31 May 2014

Different shapes with Dutch Doobadoo

The theme this fortnight over at We Do Dobadoo is "different shapes" and I have been itching to use my teapot Shape Art Stencil .... what a crafty omen ... so that's what I did ....... (must apologise quickly as this is a very photo heavy post) ....

The stencil comes joined so that you can cut out both shapes at the same time (which is brilliant). There is also a bit at the bottom to give you the opportunity to join your teapots there, or alternatively, join them either at the handle or the tea pot top. I have used the template to create the opening at the bottom as I wanted to add a storage area to the inside .... more of that later!

I layered different papers using the template to cut the shapes and distressed and aged them with my pan pastels. I then began layering up all my "bits and bobs" until I was happy.


The hearts started off with union jacks on them (yep, not a fib), and I covered them with versamark and then pan pastels layering up the colour so that I had shadows and highlights. As added bling, I have added a Dutch Doobadoo laser art shapes: corner flourish and buttons, finished with a faux pearl. I stringed the hearts up to act as bunting and tied it to me card.

I have thrown a mixture of everything on the centre panel and some of the items have been pan pastel'd .... lol. There is a doily, paper roses, daisy flowers, leaves, laser art buttons, faux pearls, laser art flourishes and butterflies .... yep, a lot in a relatively small space !!!

Sentiment was computer generated and the whole sentiment is  ....

"Friendship .... brewed to perfection"

 I have decorated the inside to match the front of the card, although there are considerably less embellishments!!! I have created a "box" and stuck it down but not at the very bottom.

 ..... and my box is now full of tea bags, ready to be used by the recipient. I have 3 bags in the box and there is enough room for a tag too (still being made ... sorry).

Think that's everything .... oh, forgot to add that I have punched a hole in to the top of my tea pot lid and joined the two sides together with bakers twine. However, think I might change this to some ribbon ... not sure yet if I will ... will try the ribbon and see.

Now off to make myself a hot drink but not tea .... I'm a coffee drinker!

x x x 

products I have used:

Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Butterflies   Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Buttons  Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Flourish Corners  

 Card/Paper laser Art A5 - Swirls  430.3 Magenta Shade - Pan Pastel  470.3 Violet Shade - Pan Pastel  470.8 Violet Tint - Pan Pastel 

I am entering my tea pot in to the following
Hiding in my craft room - anything goes
Krafty Hands - anything goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - eat and drink
Suzy Bee's - lots of layers
A Creative Romance - girly creations
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Milk Coffee - anything but a card
City Crafters - banners
Ladybug Crafts - monochrome
PDELinky Party - food and drink


Sherry Hickey said...

I love that your pretty teapot holds real teabags. Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Becky said...

Fabulous cards, I love the tea pot shape and how you have added the part to hold a teabag, very clever.
Becky x

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Unknown said...

Great Design, just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge this week, thank you so much for joining in with us, it is much appreciated, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and good luck in the draw for this challenge which will be held next Sunday....
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's


Beautiful cards Lou love the colour's and shape thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
hugs Dianne xx (DT)

Unknown said...

Your card is very pretty.Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Ros Crawford said...

This is fabulous!! I love those banners ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Unknown said...

What a pretty card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Graciellie Design said...

What a lovely shabby chic project! Love everything in your design. Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Hiding in my Craft Room.


Anjie said...

LOVE this!

Naomi Johnson said...

lovely project. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy's Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
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Cathi ONeill said...

Gorgeous card love the shape! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your super creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 31: layer it - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper June challenge. x

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous project, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at SCH