Saturday, 5 March 2016

It's an Afternoon Tea Tree

Hello again. I have a collection of cards and paper creations here using the gorgeous Cups and Kettle Framelits and various techniques.
I love the spiral die rolled flowers and was looking for a new way to display them when the Afternoon Tea Tree was born. The roses are created from Very Vanilla and the gorgeous rose leaves are from the new Rose Wonder Thinlits. I used an old teapot made for me by a friend and the fine shape of the teapot matches the fineness of the twigs from my garden. I did use lots of hot glue to assemble the tree. The teapots and teacups are tied on using Linen Thread or Whisper White Bakers Twine, and I made a series of Teabags from the Pretty Petals paper stack to match.

I was inspired by the colour scheme from the Pretty Petals paper pack and I love the Shine On DSP. The Watermelon Wonder on the Kraft card tones well with the Calypso Coral from the DSP, and you can never say no to the sparkle of silver(!) so it was great to use some of that. The Alphabet Rotary Stamp was perfect for creating my lets do lunch sentiment. The 3 cards involve various techniques. I died the white baker's twine with ink from the Mint Macaron inkpad, I separated the old olive thread form the bakers twine to stitch on the Very Vintage button. I used the sewing machine to stitch on the paper circles and I stamped through the large dots stencil before randomly sponging some of those dots. I also used the shimmery white cardstock and some watercolour stamping with Timeless Textures to make the panel from which I cut the Teacup.

I hope you like my decor for An Afternoon Tea!
Thanks for looking,


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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz