Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Guest Designer and smARTworks Tea Party #3

So, what is my exciting news???? Well, Susan, the owner of smARTworks has asked if I would be a Guest Designer for her company!!! I just about fell over and then quickly emailed her back to say yes, yes, yes!! I've been anxiously waiting for some stamps to arrive so I can get started. They just arrived in time for me to be able to upload a smARTworks card today!! You can check out the very talented Design Team's work on the Design Team Gallery -- wow, the talent I have to live up to!! Peggy posted the smARTworks tea party challenge #3. She gave this sketch to follow AND said we were to use paper piecing on the card. As I said, I just got my new batch of smARTwork stamps so I pulled this one out to join the party!! I stamped this cute little christmas image onto 4 pieces of paper - some pink Basic Grey paper, some brown paisley paper, some yellow circle paper, and finally a piece of plain white cardstock. I cut the mouse out of the pink (I know, mice arn't pink, but I liked him in pink). Then I cut the tree and the inside of the ears from the brown and finally I cut the bell out of the yellow paper. I glued all the pieces onto the white cardstock stamped image. Then, I used my aqua painter and inked a bit of blue around the edges of the image. As well, I outlined the bow on the bell with a pink marker. I pulled the rest of the card together by using the some of the same papers. The brown paisley paper became a mat for the main image and the long rectangle layer is made with more of the pink paper. I decided to use more of the bells for the 3 embellishments requested on the top right coner of the layout! I don't have a smARTworks sentiment that would work with this image so I used one from Papertrey Ink. I put all this onto a layer of grey-blue paper and stamped some small snowflakes on it with Versamark. Nothing like a non-traditional colored Christmas card. If you haven't joined into a smARTworks tea party you should because they are lots of fun!! Prayers being sent out to Dina and her family!! Supplies: Paper-Whisper White (SU!), Grey-blue (Bazzill); Designer Paper - Pink (Basic Grey), brown paisley, yellow (unknown from my scraps); Images- Christmas mouse (smARTworks), Snowflakes (SU!), Faux Ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Ink - Basic Black, Blue Bayou (SU!); Other - Aqua marker, black marker (SU!). Thanks for visiting, Donelda

6 comments:

Juanita said...

Congratulations! I knew you were going to say you were on a DT, I just was left guessing which one!

Susan T. said...

I love the Jingles mouse, and the bell tie-in vs. brads is delightful. Very nice!

Trish D said...

First off, welcome to the team! The card is adorable; I particularly like the bells on the side.

dini said...

LYeehaaaaaa and welcome! Love that cute little lumpy mouse. Too much! Have fun with all that smART rubber...I'll be sending you an email soon to help you get started...thanks for joining our tea party!!

Dina @ mamadinis

Jessica G. said...

Congratulations, Donelda! See, the DT are coming after you -- I bet this is just the beginning!

catt871 said...

CONGRATS my friend!!!!!! I knew it was some DT but wasn't sure which one either!!!!