Lesley is the creative genius behind so many other popular challenges .... Freshly Made Sketches, The Paper Players, FUSION, The Card Concept, Merry Monday, Dynamic Duos Challenge, Seize the Birthday, Seize the Sketch, e SRM Challenge AND on top of that she's a very talented designer !!! I was delighted when she asked me to be a part of this new challenge blog.
What a beautiful kick off for the new blog! I love the pretty tea cups and butterfly cookies. Lots of pretty pastels with just a hint of gold on the rims of the cups.
I immediately went for my favorite tea stamp of all time - this intricate design from Serendipity Stamps.
You dont have to be an expert at coloring this one. I used Copic Markers and just added some shading loosely around the designs on the china. I wasn't careful to stay in the lines - I just wanted to add some loose color.
To keep with the tea time theme I added a bit of lace doily as a tablecloth for the china set. I was going for a shabby chic feel so I piled on lots of embellishments - Twinery Strawberry Twine, sequins in three colors, a stick pin, and intricate die cuts.
I had to add a little bit of gold - a sprinkle of butterflies, and if you look close, I double cut the leaf die and stacked kraft on top of gold.
I hope you'll join us for this new challenge. I know you'll see lots of familiar faces including our guest this week - the Queen of the Coffee Lovers... Amy Tsuruta ....and our small design team. Just click on their name to jump to their blog.
You can find the challenge here at Inspired by All the Little Things!
Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Serendipity Stamps | Tea Time | Tea Set | Small Cup
Dies | Memory Box, Botanical Stem, Butterfly Exhibit | Poppystamps Lyndon Butterfly, Elsa Butterfly | MFT Fishtail Flags | Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily
Pattern Paper | Anna Griffin
Twinery Twine | Strawberry
Sequins | Wood Look Serendipity | Colored Pretty Pink Posh
Pin | Dritz