Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Green or Black...Tea that is...

I was introduced to a new (to me) challenge site today and there was no way I could pass up the theme.

Three Muses challenged participants to "A Nice Cup of Tea"

Tea/Coffee is one of my favorite themes...there is so much you can do with it, so much that comes to mind. Vintage images of high society tea's all the way to rushed cups of Starbucks.

A few months ago Paula's Kit Club was a tea/coffee theme so I went digging through my stash and pulled out the chipboard cup shape. One of the samples on Paula's web site included the "tea, Black" collage images and immediately I decided to play off that. Black tea is my favorite.

Once I started putting together my piece I decided I couldn't leave the back blank so one thing lead to another and walla Black or Green Tea was created.

Green Tea uses a paper from Alpha Stamps. Then I water colored the cup images, from Stampington & Co., the doily was a last minute addition that I particularly like. To finish it off I added multiple layers of gold embossing powder to the outline of the cup.

On the Black Tea side I played with my newest toy, melted wax. I've been having a hell of a time with it but I think I may have finally found my groove, style with it. I really like the additional aged look it lends to the piece. Both collage pieces are from Paula's Kit Club. I brushed the heavier drippings of wax with an old gold pearl ex powder.

To finish off the piece I attached various charms and beads. I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous tea cup.
Lovely design. Gorgeous.

indybev said...

Beautifully done, and I so enjoyed the journey of creation. It always makes the piece even more special. Thanks for sharing!

Terri Kahrs said...

Who knew a cup of tea could be so gorgeous! They are beautiful! Hugs, Terri

Lori Saul said...

Very beautiful and such a creative art piece- an inspiring entry!

Taluula said...

I am so pleased you found us here at the Muses or we would never have seen these two beauties, and what a treat they are too. Very clever and beautifully crafted and gorgeous to boot. I keep looking from one to the other but it's no use I can't choose I love them both.

Thank you for joining in.

vintagesusie said...

Such a lovely cup of tea my friend!!! Thanks for sharing it.
Smiles,
Susie

Ellen said...

these are so creative, wonderful contribution to the them .I love it that you did both sides
isn't it fun playing with the wax .
glad you found the 3 Muses and now you'll be hooked.

Debby said...

I love your tea cup, absolutely gorgeous.
debby

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Really gorgeous cuppa tea!
oxo

Ozstuff said...

Your work is superb and so unique. I enjoyed sharing your journey through the process. The result is exquisite.
Thanks so much for taking part in our challenge.

Rhonda said...

These tea cups are both wonderful! Lovely creations - cheers!

Amy said...

I love how they are shaped just like tea cups!! Creative

allmimsey said...

This is great! I think my favorite is the green tea and the delicate lace...wonderful work.

Paula said...

these are dead cute....would love a go at making these.