Monday, August 15, 2011

♥ Shabby Polka Dots... A Tea Cottage ♥

This week I am your Hostess at The Shabby Tea Room and I chose the fun theme of Polka Dots! Just create a card and/or project with Polka Dots on it, enter it into our Polka Dots challenge and you could win a fabulous prize by our lovely sponsor this week, Creations by AR!

I made this adorable little Tea Cottage with the template by the same name by Creations by AR. This was sooo easy and fun to make! This template really is one of the most easiest templates I have ever done. Just imagine making a bunch of them and making a Christmas village! (Which is just what I might do!) Instead of filling it with tea bags, you can fill it with candy or even a battery operated tea light!


I made the chimney out of 2 wooden spools, that I painted and then glued together. I then added some hand made stick pins that I whipped up. The cottage even comes with that adorable little fence. The template comes in a choice of 2 files, SVG or PDF.


The papers I used are also digi and can be found HERE. I also used some Martha Stewart mini paper roses, a Melissa Frances keyhole and rub-on transfer, some string pearls, a punched heart made from Girls Paperie paper and some seam binding, which I also added some polka dots to using a Copic marker.




Here is the cottage filled with tea bags.


                                           

As mentioned above, this week's winner will receive 2 fabulous templates of your choice from Creations by AR! The templates there are AMAZING!!

And here is the inspiration photo that I chose for you all~


Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING Shabby Girls too!


Oh, and one last thing, someone recently asked me what type of lighting I use when photographing my cards and stuff. I only use natural lighting. I set up near a door which lets in lots of light and photograph there. Hope that helps!! ;)

Have a wonderful day!!

Hugs...

17 comments:

Bernie said...

Wow amazing project! Stunning and ever so beautiful. Love every little element.
Blessings Bernie

Katerina said...

Ну нічого собі, яка краса!!!)

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Melissa this is stunning and gorgeous.
luv
Debby

redscrap said...

what a wonderful theahouse, a great idee!!!
do you have a patroon?
greetings mina

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my giddy aunt! I am in awe of your talent. This is absolutely incredible. And you say it was an easy template! Looks amazing. Well done, its really beautiful. And you are so right, this is a perfect template for making a snowy Christmas village, it would be stunning. Lee xx

Barb said...

Wow! What an amazing project, Melissa! I love all the beautiful details and the colors are so pretty! A Christmas village would be so cool!

Annemieke said...

OMG, look how cute and adorable this is!! And soo creative!
It's gorgeous!!
Annemieke

Debbie said...

Precious ... I adore the sweet picket fence and the adorable chimney!!

Esther said...

Wow! Your cottage is beautiful!!!!!!

DesignerDiva said...

OMG this is really stunning. How clever and creative you must be to make this!! I could never make anything so precious. I will certainly be back for inspiration!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, leaving your lovely comments and entering my candy but to be eligible to win you have to become a follower

Hugs Laurie x

Joan's passions said...

Georgeous is not enough to say!! It's so lovely!!! Amazing!! Great!!! Fabulous:) I love it:)

Adela said...

Yikes! What a magical Tea Cottage! I'm in awe of your paper choices and CLEVER embellishments! Thanks for such a beautiful job with this template!

Judy1223 said...

Good heavens, this is AMAZING!

Cheri Wenger said...

Melissa this is truly gorgeous! When do you find the time, girl?

Kelly Massman said...

So very gorgeous! TFS!

Sheri said...

I agree with everyone...AMAZING! You really outdid yourself this week!

Diane said...

What a darling and gorgeous little cottage...I want to move right in!!