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!