Saturday, October 11, 2014

You're Tea-rrific!

You might have seen a shot on Instagram of my watercolor of a tea cup.  I've never inked it up because it just isn't my style; it was part of some supplies that a friend gave me when she cleaned out her closet.  But once I started playing with watercoloring with Distress Ink markers, I realized that I just hadn't yet seen the potential in this vintage Stampendous China Tea Cup stamp.  It was the perfect stamp for a little watercoloring.  I finished the coloring and it's sat on my desk for a while.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but then I remembered I had bought this Fiskars Latte Love stamp a while ago and I was pretty sure it had something tea in it too.  Sure enough, it had the perfect sentiment.  I opted for a simple treatment.  I cut out the panel using the stitched frame from Mama Elephant's Femme Frames and used the larger scalloped piece to cut our some vellum.  I topped my card with piece of paper from the 6x6 paper pad from Crate Paper called Flea Market cut to fit the whole card base, then topped it with the vellum and watercolor piece.

1 comment:

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

It's beautiful and I know I'm impressed and I've never used that technique...humm... Something I must try...yours is gorgeous and how about you not it being your style .. The teacup I mean.