Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Cuppa for Lynne! (JAI25)

The best thing about crafting is having great friends who share your interest, passion, OBSESSION! (lol)  :)  One of my wonderful crafting friends is Lynne who encouraged me to start my blog (you can visit Lynne's blog here).

Lynne recently asked if I could create her a cutting file for a teacup card.  We were both really happy with the result & I have decided to use one for this week's colour challenge at Just Add Ink.  (You can play along & check out all the great DT inspiration here.)  The colours are:-

The teacup layers have been cut on my Robo in Very Vanilla.  I have stamped the delicate leaf image from the SU set  Botanical Blooms in Soft Suede & then coloured the leaves with Rose Red & Elegant Eggplant SU Pastels.  The cup & saucer have been chalked to give depth & shading.

To make them glossy like china, I have covered the entire cup & saucer with Versamark ink & then used Clear Opals (thick embossing crystals) to heat emboss.  A couple of layers of Versamark & Opals has given a nice shiny finish.

The sentiment on the teabag tag is "{friend to friend}" from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set which I have stamped as individual words minus the brackets using a marker. I added the word BLEND using alpha stamps & the heart is from the SU set Yummy.  Kitchen string & a standard staple (cut & bent to a smaller size) have been added to the tag.

On the inside I have stamped & chalked a single leaf image & matted the sentiment panel onto an Elegant Eggplant panel.

I think it's time to go & put the kettle on!  :)

Card Components:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
Stamp Sets:  All SU - Botanical Blooms (retired), Yummy (retired), Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Non SU Alphabet
Inks:  Soft Suede, Versamark
Other:  SU Pastels (Chalks), Markers, Opals (Thick Clear Embossing Crystals), Kitchen String, Staple & lots of Adhesive!!


Christine Blain said...

Helen, this is INCREDIBLE!! Love, love, love it!! Such a soft, realistic result. Really beautiful, and it will make such a nice gift for a special friend.

Jodene said...

This is such an adorable card Helen, I love it! Thanks for playing this week at JAI :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

Your teacup is stunning Helen!! Thank you so much for making the cutting file :) How lucky am I to have you as my friend!! LOVE the Opals looks absolutely fantastic.
Big hugs :)

Rachel Moore said...

wow very creative

Jo said...

Wow, that's fantastic. Love how you have been able to get a very realistic 'china' effect.

Amanda said...

This is so cool! Love it.

Danielle Daws said...

WOW! What a phenomenal idea! I love the idea of thick embossing powder... must look into that! ;)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Such fine china and a lovely take on the Colour Challenge!