Tea for Three – Weekend Sketch Challenge 73

March 22, 2009 at 10:19 am 3 comments

This week’s Weekend Sketch Challenge was hosted by Cambria Turnbow who provided us with this beautiful sketch to play with. And honestly, I LOVE scallops – I fully intended to follow the sketch faithfully and pull out all my scalloped nesties, punches, ric rac ribbons, etc…. But then I stumbled upon this stamp of three teacups – an old favourite of mine by Stampington & Co – and somehow, the whole thing morphed into the following card:

I really like this stamp and it seemed to fit the sketch somewhat, with it’s three framed teacups. I stamped it with Black Memento Ink and coloured the images with my Copic markers. Scalloped edges seemed to fight with the image, so I layered straight black strips over the mat and mounted the whole thing on a lovely scrap of patterned paper from my stash (I’m not sure, but I think it’s from Autumn Leaves Foofala). Next, I’ve been dying to do some hand stitching on a card, inspired by Mel over at Mel Stampz, of course! So I alternated colours and did a tidy little border all around.

For the sentiment, I thought it would be fun to fold a little tea bag out of some pearlescent vellum. I added an eyelet and embroidery floss to the top to make it look more realistic, and tucked a little scrap of scalloped black cardstock inside to mimic tea. I stamped my sentiment on the outside and stuck it on! Here’s a closeup of the tea bag:

To finish it off, I balanced the card with three self adhesive pearls from Hero Arts in the bottom left corner and then applied Crystal Effects to the three teacups for extra dimension and shine. It’s not very faithful to the original sketch but I love how it turned out!


Entry filed under: Cards, Copic Markers, Crystal Effects, Stitching, Weekend Sketch Challenge.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kerry J.  |  March 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Man oh man! You chicks are posting machines!!! Love this card – especially your little tea bag – so creative!!

  • 2. Cambria Turnbow  |  March 23, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I agree… very creative! Very nice card! Thanks for doing the WSC with us!

  • 3. Mel M. M. M.  |  November 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Ahhhhhhh! Sewing, my fave! heeheehee. I’m crazy for this card. I love love LOVE the shiny cups–and what a stamp! Your colouring & the glaze makes it POP! That tea bag is complete Genius! I need to make a tea card for a special request from my aunt, so I can’t thank you enough for the inspiration!


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