Saturday, 5 January 2013

Tea Party

The current challenge at Simon says stamp and show is 'The totally mad (no rules) tea party' and this week's challenge over at Out of a hat creations is number 41 'Hatters Tea Party' to which they are asking for an RSVP to their invite to join the fun.  Now I have a lovely set of Alice in Wonderland stamps from Oxford Impression which I ordered a long time ago but have never used so here is my opportunity.

I started by finding a top hat template online, which I printed cut out and covered with a textured black paper as I do not (believe it or not) have a black distress ink yet.  Next I cut a strip of cardstock and covered with red tissue paper and red ribbon and stapled it to the hat background with the Tim Holtz tiny attacher, I coloured the staples with red alcohol ink.  It felt weird not creating my own background for this challenge and I have to admit that this different approach stumped me as to where to go next so I stamped the hatter, tea pot and envelope from my new stamp set plus a Tim Holtz clock.  Next I created a playing card and printed my acceptance wording.  I inked all 6 pieces with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy, gathered twigs and barn door distress inks.  I covered the clock with Tim Holtz rock candy distress crackle paint and used a red pen and Ranger glossy accents and a red gem to add highlights to the pieces.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. A great make! Wonder what a mad hatters tea party would be like?! Trace x

  2. That is just fantastic Tracey-everything you need to get into our party :0) and great to have you join us at Out of a Hat this week

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Wonderful creation Tracey the top hat is great and perfect with those Alice stamps. So glad you can make the Hatters party Hugs Sandra X

  4. Love your Mad Hatter hat, the red ribbon is a perfect addition. Love the images and your colouring too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Hello! Your hat is darling! Love the red against the black. It's so striking! Your Ace of hearts and clock face along with the Mad Hatter are great embellishments for your top hat! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  6. Hi Tracey,
    brilliant RSVP,so pleased you can come.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x


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