Saturday, March 03, 2012

Tea For Two

I have always been musically motivated and driven, but sadly I play no instrument. Music effects and affects me immensely. A favorite song can turn my frown upside down and vise-verse pretty much quicker than anything else. As I was making this card for Artistic Outpost's February Stamp Release, I sang Tea For Two (Doris's version) in my head over and over. I do this with almost every thing I make, and the song starts even before the title of my piece comes to me. I knew instantly that I would use this card for this week's "making melody" challenge at Our Creative Corner, hosted by the wonderful Holly Kean. Music can be such a motivating thing in life, why not in your paper crafting too? Take inspiration from a song and work it into any paper craft project you'd like. Just make sure your post includes the song title (and if possible the artist) that inspired you! If you are lacking on mojo or are slow to get started, then visit the other OCC design team member's blogs and prepare to be inspired. 
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
Making Memories: Black Tie Ribbon
Cake Kitchen Papers: Vintage Kitchen Notes (Stationary with Silver Spoon)
Form My Stash: black cardstock

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Beautifully done Anita! Love all the sparkle you've added and the addition of the antique spoon is the icing on the cake. Bravo! Yvonne

  2. Hello Anita
    Great take on "making melody" I love the cup and the bling mimicking steam and leading on to your text. The spoon is the eye catcher though and a wonderful addition to the card; it is tangible and solid.

  3. Gorgeous card and I love love the antique spoon. Tracy x

  4. This is so beautiful - I love the rhinestone steam!

  5. This is adorable. I love the rhinestones and the spoon is just too cute! TFS


  6. Oh my this is fabulous! Love the "steam!"

  7. Oh how I LOVE this!!! So adorable......the ice cubes are super super cool!!!!

  8. An inspirational idea with those gems Anita!! lainey x

  9. That's so beautiful, I love the spoon.

  10. What a gorgeous card! Love the addition of the spoon with the little bit of ribbon.

  11. OMG, I do the same thing! I have these songs running through my mind ALL the time and they got really loud when I sit down to create ... I thought I was crazy. Now I see ... we're both crazy, LOLOL!

    LOVE, love, love this, Anita! The sweet l'il spoon is the. perfect touch!

    Hope you're feeling better, Sweetie ... have a great weekend!

  12. Oh my goodness ... Anita ...this is amazing and I looove it ... where do I start, the spoon is oh so adorable, the bling flourish, the embossing ... oh just everything ... fabulous work!

  13. Anita, what a great card! I love how you stamped both a clock face and a spoon onto your back ground paper. How clever! and the 'coloring' is so wonderful! LOVE IT!
    I hope that you have a great weekend!
    hugs, sharon w.

  14. Super card! Love the crackled tea cup and the spoon is so cute! Love it!

  15. Oooh, Anita! This is my cup of blinged-out tea! Wowza! I just love all of the beautiful details you added, right down to the spoon accent. How cool is that? You always add the perfect touches to all of your creations and your work inspires me so much. Just beautiful! Have a great day! Hugs! :)

  16. What a super cool piece of work, Anita. I just love your steamy rhinestones and the addition of the spoon is brilliant! Love the feminine spin you added to the London Elements set! Terrific job on this week's challenge.


  17. WOW Anita, this is brilliant! I love your sugary sparkle and the crackly goodness on this piece! I adore your work! You are such inspiration! Hugs, Marcy


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