Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mother's Day Tea

Another Thursday, another Sketchy Thursdays!

April 2011 issue

I was excited when I pulled out this adorable strawberry paper from Torendi's April Kit "Fresh Mix" because I still had one more awesome pic to scrap from last year's Mother's Day Tea Party at my son's preschool and the tablecloth at our table was almost the same pattern!!! 

I love this week's sketch:

I veered off a bit from the sketch but I promise it was the starting point.  Funny thing about scrapping this event for ST...the last time I scrapped this event was the first time I ever entered a Sketchy Thursdays challenge, back when they were on Diana's blog!  (See that original layout HERE.  Sheesh!  Even then I reinterpreted the sketches!!  I'm a cocky little one, aren't I?  LOL.)


Lots of fun trims on here.  The red mesh is from some tomatoes.  The white mesh is from my Easter ham!  The white sheer ribbon and the strawberry ribbon are from the Torendi "Fresh Mix" kit. 

I wanted to use some Fastenator staples on here but didn't have the right color red ones so I colored some silver ones with alcohol ink.  

Of course, had to get some stitching in there.  Stitched the little title flags.  And now that I've figured out I can get good looking zig zag stitch by stitching on the backside of a layout, I went to town on the picture mat.  I finished that off with some meandering red stitching. 

Stop by the Sketchy Thursdays blog to check out what the Design Team made for your inspiration and play along with us!!!!!  This week's sponsor is Green Horned Unicorn - who also happens to be a member of the ST DT now, too!!!! 

Hope your April is shaping up beautifully!!


Details:  Patterned paper, white & strawberry trim from Torendi's April Kit "Fresh Mix"; Prima flower, Fastenator staples, Ranger alcohol ink, Stampin' Up! cardstock (flags), Zig Millennium pen, mesh food bags, thread, toothpicks, unknown green ball trim.


~kelly marie~ said...

I love this! It is so happy and fresh!

Tessa Buys said...

I can't remember the last time I used my Fastenator. Great idea with the alcohol ink - thank you for the inpsiration! I love how bright and happy this is, and how resourceful you are with your embellies :).

Antonia Krajicek said...

I think reinterpretations are the best!!! The tea party looks like fun, albeit a little cramped at that table! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

holy crap i can't believe the paper is the same as the tablecloth!!!! how fun is this!??!?!?!?!?! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it sooooooooo much! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

A Sarasota said...

love that you used the mesh from your HAM!!!!! you are too much!! beeyootiful LO!

Diana Fisher said...

Love it, love it... of course!! And so cool that you recognized that everything matched! :) Everything on here is so darling and perfect!

Sarah Lou said...

oh thsi is the sweetest!! I love that its the same! how delightful!

Julie Boeck said...

Great page! I love the strawberry paper and the way you recycled items on this page!

Jenn said...

from far away they do look like a very close match! how funny, great layout!