Saturday, July 31, 2010

MFT WSC728 Mimi'sTeaParty

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i made a framed wall hanging for my daughter's room as my MFT Wednesday Stamp Club project. hope you'll play along-there's still plenty of time!

this started as an idea for a much simpler door knob style hanger, but as the scene started coming together, i found that i couldn't stop myself! thankfully, i had one last white 4"x6" dollar store frame in my stash!

i started by stamping all the images from MFT's Tea Party (Pure Innocence) onto perfect paper panels with memento tux black ink. i stamped the little girl twice so i could pop up an arm.

the little teddy that i placed in the tea cup comes from MFT's Cart Full of Friends (another Pure Innocence set, may be temporarily sold out).

i stamped the table 2 more times- once onto some Basic Grey patterned paper (olivia), and again on the wood grain patterned paper from MFT's Sheltering Tree digi paper pack.
i also stamped a third chair/PI girl onto the wood grain paper.

i colored everything with copic markers, then paper pieced all the bits (the pp table top, the table legs, the chair, the girl's arm) onto the paper panel images using a quickie glue pen. i then cut all the pieces out. i added a touch of bling to the shoe buckle (tiny swarovski crystal) and some spica pen on the heart & her hairclip.

i drew a floor onto a scrap of the wood grain digi paper using a colored pencil & ruler and cut that out too.
i started playing around with the pieces & figuring out how i wanted to place things. i used a piece of patterned paper from MFT's Chocolate Kiss paper pack as the main background.

since i was already down the rabbit hole, i figured i might as well hang out for a while- so i created a window for the scene using my mechanical pen & a ruler on a paper panel. i then doodled the hills & tree in the window with my mechanical pen, and then colored it in with copics.

the finished window really pulled the tea party/dollhouse scene together so i started gluing things down (i used Ranger's glossy accents to adhere all but the girl to the background- she's popped up on Jody's awesome dimensionals). the MFT ruffled ribbon (note the yellow ribbon is from the July WTG VIP kit) as a curtain to frame it all was icing on the cake!
i backed it with a scrap of brown cardstock to help support it in the frame. the glass was removed from the frame so the ruffles wouldn't get squashed!

i wanted to personalize this for my daughter, so i got out my new MFT banner day die-namic and created a name banner with scraps of the patterned papers and some MFT banana split cardstock (i think it's temp out of stock). i used memento paris dusk dew drop and the new MFT banner day alpha to stamp the letters. i pierced holes and used white embroidery floss to string the pennants together. i LOVE this die and alpha-- so stinkin' cute!

i had a bit more of the ruffle ribbon so i made ruffly (is that a word?!) flowers out of it by just curling it around a paper circle & securing it with hot glue. some buttons made perfect centers! one button was colored with a violet copic marker since i ran out of purple hearts- worked great!

i cut a strip of scrap MFT sno-cone cardstock with my MFT scalloped scallop die-namic and added a stamped row of cupcakes & cookies to it with memento rich cocoa ink. i thought this was perfect for finishing off the bottom of the piece. i LOVE these tiny sweets- they make me smile!

my daughter was so excited when she saw it all finished! we'll be hanging it in her room tomorrow!
if anything isn't clear or you have any questions- please let me know!

i thought it might be fun to share the little window with everyone so here's the JPG for ya:

to download it, simply control+click on the image (on a Mac) or right click it and save it to your computer. so sorry i colored it in before i scanned it- i'll try to remember that for future doodles!

here's the supply list all in one place:
stamps: MFT Tea Party, MFT Cart Full of Friends, MFT Banner Day Alpha
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Paris Dusk (dew drop)
paper: MFT perfect paper panels, MFT carstocks (banana split, snocone) MFT Sheltering Tree digi paper pack (wood grain pattern used), MFT Chocolate Kiss paper collection (pink splatter pattern used), Basic Grey patterned paper (Olivia line)
accessories: copic markers, MFT die-namics (banner day die, scalloped scallop die), MFT ruffled ribbon (yellow from vip collection), MFT swarovski crystal, spica pen (violet), buttons (my stash), frame (my stash), Jody's dimensionals.

thanks ever so much for looking! hope you're having a fun weekend!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is ADORABLE!!! I love love love love the flowers!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh PURE SWEETNESS!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is just darling Gabbe! Love the window! Wonderfully done! :D

Kerry J. said...

This is super adorable!! Love the flowers from the ribbon and the scene you created!

Chris said...

Gabbe, that is fantastic, you worked so hard on it and it is beautiful.
S2G just posted some winners, and your card with the teacup won. Go check it out and claim your prize. Yeah you!!!!!

Chris said...

came visiting and had to stop at this one again and say how great it is.
I bet Mimi loves it.