Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Hot Cup of Tea Please!

It's starting to get chillier here at night, an although I drink hot green tea every morning, the cooler temps make me want a cup of hot tea at night. So last night, as I put on the kettle, I was reminded that I had one more card from CHA this year, that I had made for Ranger, that I hadn't blogged yet. Sorry. I totally forgot, and this is the last one from the event, but one that I loved because I love old china. Now grab a hot cup and enjoy! 
I love that old Floral Tattoo Stamp Set from Tim and Stamper's Anonymous, and I knew it would make the best design for a look a like old Wedgwood pattern, but since it's a wedge shape I couldn't figure out how to stamp it, so I cut the stamp. INSERT GASP! It's okay to cut a can still stamp the whole design once it's on a stamping block. So I die cut the Tea Time die from Sizzix with Specialty Stamping fav...and stamped with Cobalt Archival Ink. I had to use lots of masking papers, as you can see, to finally get the look I wanted.
I gave the edges a distress look with the help of an Antique Linen Distress Marker and Mini Ink Pad. It smudges beautifully on SSP. If the Distress Collage Medium in Crazing was out then, I would have slathered it on time!
I tried a few blues, but the Royal Blue Liquid Pearls, was the right color...appropriate name I think! I very careful tried to outline the stamped image. It is thicker in spots, but I think makes it look more vintage, and I love the raised feel. Liquid Pearls are a must in my stash!
I die cut the Nostalgic Coredinations with the Mixed Media Thinlet, sanded, and inked it over with Wendy's Potting Soil, and mounted it on a Metallic Coredinations card. I LOVE the Metallic papers! Then I stitched around.
Once the Royal Blue was dry, I added Brass Liquid Pearls to the rims.
I die cut the words from Tim's Handwritten Love and Journey, and traced those with more Royal Blue. Then I inked the Chit Chat sticker with Antique Linen, and started to assemble the card. To make the tea bag attachment, I stencil in with Pumice Stone and the Gothic Layering Stencil, and used Remnant Rubs for the wording. I gave the Silverware Adornment a little Potting Soil rub too. Finished!  Except it could use a few clumps of sugar!!! ;0)
Thank you so very much for looking and commenting! I appreciate all of you, and wish we could all go to tea together...Oh how I love to go to high teas! Until next time...

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Love this, beautifully vintage and such a great tribute to the daily cuppa Val x

  2. it is beautiful!!! i only own a few shades ... maybe i need to get a few more!

  3. What an amazing job you did with the Liquid Pearls - it gives such an incredible Wedgwood look. What a wonderful piece of inspiration to start my day. It was wonderful seeing you at the Collins show.


  4. Love this! It reminds me of how much I enjoy a proper cup of tea. Beautifully colored.

  5. many great ideas on this one! I did gasp a little at the idea of cutting a stamp...before remembering that I've done it myself once or twice LOL. That is actually a really good point you made--we can always reassemble the cut bits on the stamping block if we want to ink the whole design!

  6. Cutting a stamp!! Now there is dedication to the cause indeed!! You are right, it is the perfect stamp and the liquid pearls is perfect too - you must have a very steady hand as all the overlaying looks terrific. Love all the extra little embellies too. Nicola x

  7. The effect are beautiful!! Great project.

  8. Gorgeous card, Anita. The cup and spoon look absolutely real, You did a wonderful job on this. Lovely background too.

  9. What a great idea! your cup and spoon are absolutely realistic, truly they seems porcelain! Background is wonderful! Barbara

  10. I've committed the sin of cutting stamps before ... all in the name of art. I'm so glad you did. The effect is incredible. The liquid pearls really does make it look like wedgewood. Oh I love it !!! The gold outline really is the perfect touch to create the realism of this piece. Stunning Anita! -- Mary Elizabeth

  11. this is spectacular--I love that you cut the stamp (gasp) to make the perfect design on the cup.


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