Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tea for One


I made this card for a swap that I am in.  We were given this  Mojo Monday sketch to work from.


I flipped the sketch as the teapot faces the right, and the teacup fitted to the right as well.

I used papers from a Rosie's pad - not sure that it has a specific name, but the papers are in a  gorgeous soft palette, and I used a gray cardstock for the base.  All the edges were sponged with a blue ink.

I cut the teapot - an Elizabeth Craft Die   (which now appears to be part of a larger set) -in pink, and didn't like it once I got it onto the card, so painted it with Victorian Velvet DI and a fine paintbrush.  Still not happy, so I re-cut it in cream and green card (snippets from my offcuts) and filled in the background spaces on the original - the blue dots were cut from a scrap of the background paper.  Fiddly and it took 'forever' it felt, but so worth it in the end!!
I  'grounded' the teapot and cup with a snippet of lace forming a tablecloth.
A few blue rhinestones finished the outside

The inside was finished with the final usable scrap of the blue paper.

I am linking this to:


Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning />Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Friends

DT Crafting With Friends

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful take on the sketch Maxine - Beautiful!
Happy Sunday!
oxo Susi

Mac Mable said...

So elegant and so pretty. Good idea to rotate/switch the sketch to enhance your fabulous layout. Love the different colours in the die cut teapot and cup...fiddly but so worth it x Those delicate papers are so pretty too. Thank you too Maxine for all your very kind comments on my blog, I really do appreciate them x

Barb said...

Lots of work in this one Maxine and it really was worth it. You've made a lovely card and the piece of lace looks very pretty as a ground. Barbxx

brenda said...

It's a rather nice sketch Maxine and like how you have interpreted it with the afternoon tea theme.

B x

Glennis F said...

It's lovely Maxine, well worth all the effort!

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous. I really loved using the sketch too. Love your papers

Arlene said...

Well done with filling in the teapot die-cut. Lovely card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

Heather said...

Very cute! I love the soft, vintage-y colors; they go so well with the teapot. And I can only imagine how LONG it took you to piece all those little bits together, but it does look really great! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. Love the teapot and teacup, so worth all the effort. xx

Barb said...

Sweet Card Maxine. I love the vintage look!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a very pretty card for any tea lover. Rosie's paper pads turn up over here now and then, often in 'junk stores' love the vintage feel to the papers and the very pretty (fiddly) teapot... have a wonderful week... Megan

Loll said...

So sweet. I LOVE tea parties and have host a "high tea" every year. :) This is so beautiful with the pretty papers for the background and your adorable inlaid die-cut teapot and cup. Great card, Maxine! xx

aussie aNNie said...

ahhhh nice cuppa card great gift.xx [aNNie]

Monika Reeck said...

oh I want that tea pot DIES
so beautiful Maxine
which brand is it
lovely tea set card
and great used of that sketch

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, you sure did an outstanding job with that sketch. Such a pretty tea set, too. Lovely!!!

Unknown said...

What a great design. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting challenge weeks 42 Helen DT

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Hi Maxine :)
What a gorgeous card hon! Love the papers and that pretty sketch you followed. I love your take on it, love that you flipped it. That tea pot set is so gorgeous! You did an amazing job with the inlay pieces! Beautiful colors :)
Thank you for also joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack and playing along with us this week in our FFC! Have a wonderful day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Maxine.

Unknown said...

lovely card and design thank you for joining us at Scrappers delight Challenge
Jane xx DT

SewPaperPaint said...

I adore the tea theme and your card is a stunner! I'll come right over. :) Hugs, Autumn

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO sweet, Maxine. I wish you could come over to my house for tea. That would sure be fun! Well, if you ever get to Las Vegas, you can count on me to entertain you! Have a blessed day, and thanks so much for sharing.
Word Art Wednesday

Karen Letchworth said...

I knew when I saw the lace on your card that this would be a fabulous card for our challenge, and I'm SO glad and grateful that you linked it up with us. Thanks for sharing, my friend.
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Darnell said...

This is a lovely work of art, Maxine! A gift unto itself! Great use of snippets, too, right through to the inside!! Hugs, Darnell

MiamiKel said...

Maxine your cards always make me smile!! This one is so elegant and classic and beautifully designed with a fabulous focal point with the teapot !!

Gerrina said...

Love the decoration and the shape of the teapot and cup and with the colours you used it poppes so sweet of the background papers! Great eye for colours here! And a card with such a warm-homy-feel! Hugs, Gerrina

Di said...

So stylish Maxine and well worth all the time and trouble it took! Love this card loads! Such pretty colours too.

Lovely to see you in the snippets playground!


Di xx

Diana said...

A very elegant and beautifull layerd card.
Thank you for playing at our Morgan's Artworld Challenge. Good luck and see you on the next challenge!

Diana's Creations

Mieke Duckers said...

Vey cute card and a very creative use of dies here! Thank you for joining us at this month. Mieke xx DT

creationsnz said...

Cheers! and that's the great thing about sketches you can flip 'em to fit. CarolG

Michelle said...

A great card with lovely details.
Thanks for playing with us Inspiration Destination.
Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! I like the soft colors!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the way you used that bit of lace trim as a tablecloth. So sweet! Thanks for joining the fun at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Anjie said...

Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Jo Ann said...

Hello, my friend! Gorgeous papers used and love the die-cut. So sorry for my super delayed comments, just now trying to catch up. Thank you for blessing us with your entry at Word Art Wednesday. Hope you link more projects with us in our Current Challenge. Leaving you with the hope found in God Word in Psalm 147:11 which says, "The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love." Have a fruitful and blessed day!


Monica said...

This is a real beauty - I can confidentally say that this is my favourite card so far from your lovely blog.

I really like the soft colours and the tea pot die along with the tea cup die is to to beautiful for words.

Take care, dear friend,