Are you ready for another Ribbon Reel Challenge? Yay! Here we go....this week we have a beautiful tea themed inspiration picture to really get your creativity going. 'LET'S HAVE TEA' - create a card/project inspired by the COLORS in the photo USING a 'TEA ELEMENT', FLOWERS plus LACE or RIBBON. You can find FULL details of this fortnights challenge by visiting The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog where you will also be able to see all the wonderful projects by the rest of DT!
I wanted to make something 'just for me' this time as its my birthday today and to celebrate my love of TEA!!
I cut some chipboard using my cuttlebug and the largest rectangular shape from the Spellbinders Labels Eight nesties. I took some aqua tissue paper and stamped lots of random words from Waltzingmouse Stamps "Afternoon Tea Sentiments" stamp set and a couple of labels from PTI's "Tea for Two" set using Stazon ink to create a custom background paper.
I brushed on some Mod Podge glue to cover the chipboard with my custom tissue paper. Love the texture this gives. When dry, I used a brayer to go in and randomly add some lilac coloured acrylic paint.
I put my wallhanging base to one side and I stamped my little heart out! I created the tea-cup and the banners with the words by stamping onto patterned papers. I added some extra shading to the tea-cup and the all important tea inside using my Copic markers. Then I really went to town using all the gorgeous ribbons and trims from The Ribbon Reel.
I used some pink grosgrain, turquoise sheer ruffle edge ribbon, white paper raffia, twine and a cute polka dot button behind the tea-cup and doily.
I used ivory and rosy baby pink tea roses and a sweet light lilac cherry blossom with some blue and purple polka dot buttons to highlight the banners and words. I finished the bottom of the wall-hanging with some beautiful guipure lace and lastly threaded some more gorgeous turquoise ruffled ribbon through the top.
I always find sketches a fab way to get me thinking about where I'm going to place certain elements and this week I've used the great sketch over on the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog (WMSC103). It's certainly a long time since I've played along and I'm really delighted to do so!! ;)
Here's the sketch:
Well, enjoy your week whatever you are up to. I hope you like what you have seen and thanks very much for looking!
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