Wednesday, December 28, 2011

May I offer you some tea?

     I was telling my friend Samara that I think I have done myself in with all the holiday yummies.  I think the up and down sugar buzzes have zapped my crafting energy.  Good thing I made this ahead of time.  LOL
     Our challenge this week at Papercraft Star is "Tea or Coffee".  I won some digis a while back from Cardmadfairy and I picked out this beautiful geisha.  She's colored with Copics.  I printed her fan out on vellum and colored it with Copics also.  She has a piece of torn mulberry paper under her.  The cool oriental writing is one of three images I used from the Oriental Backgrounds (112) digital sheet from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay.  I didn't have anything to hang the tag from in my light box so I hung it on my Christmas tree so you could see the tassle I added at the bottom.  You have to look closely cause it didn't photograph well with the lighting.

     The back of the tag has a large mat of more of the oriental writing from the digital sheet.  I added two pockets for tea bags and printed the third image to decorate the top pocket.

     Here's a close up shot of the little geisha so you can see her fan better.  Hope you can play along this week. :-)
     Only a few more days for you to get in on my blog candy giveaway.   Just click on the link in the sidebar top right.

My Mum's Craft Shop--anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Bearly Mine--anything goes
Craft Room Challenge--anything goes
Top Tip Tuesdays--anything goes
House of Gilli--red and gold
Make It Monday--anything goes
Ooh-la-la Challenge--anything but a card
Jellypark Challenges--anything but a card

     Happy Wednesday!

  • Papers:  Basic Grey Curio, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card, Kodak photo paper, Kraft Outlet Vellum and Mulberry paper
  • Images:  The House Across the Bay "Oriental Backgrounds (112)"
  • Stamp:  Cardmadfairy "Geisha"
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eight (S5-019), Crop-a-dile
  • Miscellaneous:  DMC embroidery thread, waxed linen thread


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW WOW WOW, I love this Tracy, it is unique and beautiful!!!!
I hope you had a wonderful time with family!!!

Melissa said...

Very pretty!

Maria said...

This is gorgeous, and a lovely idea for a gift. I love the image, and the colour you've used. Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

heidy said...

Oh Tracy,this is fabolous,love it!
Hugs Heidy

Rene said...

What a gorgeous image! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Happy New Year!
Rene :D

Lisa M said...

What an elaborately GORGEOUS project. Your creativity is wonderful!!!
p.s. I'm glad I'm not the only one coming down from the sugar buzz. :)

Thank you SO much for joining us at Make It Monday and Top Tip Tuesday.
Good luck to you,
Lisa xx

NickelNook said...

So lovely! Did you know that I read Chinese and it says, "I'm glad my fan hides the fact that I'm fast asleep because I'm worn out from all my Christmas festivities!" So appropriate, Tracy! lol Is that herb tea? Or does it have lots of caffeine in it? :o)

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Ira said...

Yes, please, love to stay for a cup of tea Tracy ;-) Your tag is totally awesome, brilliant idea with the tea bag on the back! You picked a gorgeous geisha and you couldn't have gone for finer colours than you did. Hugs, Ira

Elaine Stark said...

This is a brilliant idea. I may need to pinch it. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Jenni said...

I love what you've made with the image you won Tracy, the tag is just stunning! The back is fabulous too with its pockets for teabags. I'm delighted that you found the time to play along with us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days at such a busy time of year :o)
Jenni x

Zoechaos said...

lovely tag, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Linda R. said...

This looks amazing.. What a creative idea..

Hugs, Linda

Marlies said...

Wow your tag is realy fantastic!! I love all of it!! Great idea of putting the tea on the back! hugs, Marlies

Catherine said...

This is beautiful, love it!!!

Shelby said...

What an amazing idea, and you've done just a marvelous job! Thanks for joining us at MMCS


Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

cool asian ornament! :)

craft-roomjulia said...

Really pretty. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck. Julia xxx

hazel said...

A fabulous tag, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.
Happy New Year.

Joy said...

This is truly amazing creation...stunning... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Nasir said...

the use of yellow color and the design is very awesome.

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Debbie said...

As a tea drinker, yes you may.. this is beautiful.


Torrey said...

Oh Tracy...this just speaks to me!! I love all things Asian! What a simply FABU idea to turn this into a tea-gifty thingy. It's TEA-riffic! I really, really, REALLY am to-TEA-lly gonna sTEA-l this idea!!


Torrey said...

Oh all my excitement, I forgot to thank you for playing with us at CCCC!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely gorgeous Tag, Thanks for joining in with us at Cardmadfairy digi days.
Kevin xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Such a gorgeous tag. Love all the beautiful detail. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge.
Diane xx

Gemma said...

wow...what an amazing tea tag, its absolutely stunning & a fabbie idea too..
Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck :D
hugs and xxx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Beautiful tag - very elegant x
Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark friends Friday challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

gina g said...

Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time and good luck. A Happy New Year you and yours luv gina xx

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely adorable, Tracy! Love that image. Thanks for playing along in the 'Anything Goes' challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this time. Remember, it's open until January 3 and you can submit up to 3 projects. Happy New Year
NanaConnie DT Chef

ferrellgraph-x said...

Tracy I think you have outdone yourself with this one!!! OMG! I am in total awe of this project! FABULOUS!
Kindest regards,

Debi said...

This is a most lovely tag, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow Tracy it looks great! I love the way you combined the digital images with the digital stamp. It works so perfectly together and that tassel...Perfect!

Caroljenks said...

Absolutely beautiful - what a sweet idea too :)

Thanks for joining us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could also win the Top Tippers Prize!

Carol x

laney said...

Super Tag !!
thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too

Esther said...

This is a great idea - love the images and papers you've put together - Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Wishing you a Happy New Year...Esther xx

cebelica said...

Wow, this is amazing. Fab work!
Thanks for playing with us at MMCS challenge this week! Hugs!

Mummylade said...

Fantastic project! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

DesigNeAl said...

Thank you for sharing your crafty project with us at Ooh La la; we hope to see you again soon x