Sunday, 30 January 2011

Time For Tea

Hello everyone, hope you've been having a good weekend. It's been cold here but it is at least sunny! Before I tell you about the card I have here to show you, I'd just like to say a quick hello to some lovely new followers Sharon, Suzanne, Sue and Marianne. It's lovely to see you all.
I've had a very busy weekend catching up on all sorts of things I should have done but didn't after a nightmare couple of weeks of work so my entry for this challenge is only just finished in time. It's for Gingersnap Creations GC85 Chestnut Theme Challenge - Hot Beverages and what else could I choose but my favourite tipple, tea.
I've made a mixed media collage style card to celebrate my love of this particular beverage which was inspired by the gorgeous Willow pattern china often used in England to serve the tea.

I chose a favourite colour combination of beige and sepia to go with the blue shades. The vintage style background paper is from Polka Doodles All Around & Everywhere CD. I stamped a strip of blue card with the teapot and cup and saucer from a See Ds vintage cling set with Majestic Blue VersaFine ink.
I made a cup shaped template and cut out a cup from white card which I stamped with part of the design from Magenta's CSET15 Musical in the same blue ink. I inked a little round the edges with brown ink.
The image of the woman is from Art Freebies blog run by June  and I cut her out then inked the edges with brown. I found a vintage clock face on the internet too and some clock hands which I altered by embossing with Ranger Ancient Gold.
The finishing touch is the text which I stamped with Hero Arts letters and Vintage Sepia VersaFine ink on a scrap of the background paper.
I'm also entering the card into Stamptacular Sunday's new challenge 96 - Whateva

Thanks for looking,
Fliss x
I'm now off to prepare our Sunday tea, a family tradition not to be missed with scones, muffins, crumpets, cake and so on.


Fiona said...

You've used some gorgeous stamps here Fliss and the willow pattern idea is brilliant.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Beautiful, Fliss! The vintage elements are great! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Hot Beverage Challenge!

Cheryl said...

this is brilliant hun just adore this I have a tea set,of this pattern and love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Netty said...

Terrific collage Fliss, love it. Thank you for playing Hot Beverages at Gingersnaps. Annette x

penny4thoughts said...

I love your card and especially the teacup - perfect for the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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Skraptacular Designs said...

Thank you so much for participating in our "Whateva!" challenge this week at Stamptacular! Your submission is absolutely wonderful and so inspirational!

Also, in case you're interested, we're in the middle of a DT Call and would love for you to apply! You can find detailed information on what is required and how to apply on our Challenge Blog...!

Thanks again for joining us this week at Stamptacular! I hope you'll join us again soon for some more challenge fun!