Sunday, August 25, 2013

Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-Faire: Tea Staining Technique

Hi friends!  How many of you participated in Papertrey Ink's Stamp-a-Faire yesterday?  I bought the kit to participate, but was at a stamp and scrap art show here in Buffalo with my stamping buddy Cheryl Rowley.  We saw lots of new stuff and new techniques.  We also spent a little bit of our pensions on that new stuff!  LOL!!  When I came home I was exhausted, but managed to get a card done.
 I started with this tea staining technique.  Before I left yesterday morning, I put some muslin, felt, and lace ribbon in some tea and left it in there all day.  I used them to make my card.
 The flower was made according to the technique Melissa Phillips explained.  I used the Ruby Rose dies to cut four large flowers and two small flowers from the muslin.  These flowers were stamped with a text stamp in cameo coral ink.  I then cut a flower from tea stained peach felt.  I also cut two leaves from tea stained green felt and a small button from tea stained ivory felt.  I adhered them all with fabric glue.  The button was threaded with peach floss.  I mounted the flower on a burlap circle I just purchased in a package on sale at Michael's.  The lace started out white and came out a nice antique color.  The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

I hope to complete more of the challenges tomorrow.  I've been looking at them and they look like lots of fun!  Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Half and Half, Background Basics: Text Style (PTI)
Paper:  Groovy guava, kraft, Curio (Basic Grey), Carefree (Authentique)
Ink:  Cameo coral, Memento rich cocoa
Accessories:  Lace, muslin, felt, burlap circle, pearls, floss, fabric glue


Hannelie said...

This is beautiful Lisa!

Lynn said...

Your tea staining is amazing. I love the gorgeous flower Lisa. Sounds like you had an awesome day!

Romaine said...

So pretty, Lisa! Sound alike a fun way to spend the day!

Marisa said...

Great flower and a lovely card.

Cheryl said...

What a gorgeous card and flower!! I love the peachiness of it with neutral colors!!
It was a great day and I can't believe you went home and finished a card!! You're my hero!!

Annheidel said...

This is so pretty! I dyed some muslin, but haven't used it yet. My daughter wanted to do the Kool-aid. Love your flower!


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