Friday, May 28, 2010

A Spot of Tea

I'd better mark this one down because I doubt I'll be able to ever do it again. LOL I made a card that I can enter into not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 challenges at the same time! WOOHOO! Two of the challenges are new to me. I've been checking them out (especially their stores--hope I get some money for my birthday!) and since the card worked out for them too I'm going to give it a shot.
Here are the four challenges I'm entering this card in.

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #6 Recipe Card--1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 flowers
The Shabby Tea Room Week #11 Polka Dot Tea Party
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 68--make your own flowers
Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog--pink (or blue) with green and brown

All my flowers are made from hand cut petals that I shaped and stacked or squashed in the case of the buds.
Here in the south we drink more iced tea that hot tea, but I have always been drawn to tea pots (at least the minature kind). I'm crazy about little glass miniatures! My grandmother had a collection of the little critters that used to come as premiums in flour bags. Squirrels, rabbits, birds, dogs, cats--all kinds of little bitty glass creations. I have those plus several that I have collected over the years. They're not easy to come by. I did find a few in Nogales, Mexico many years ago but you don't just walk into a store and find them. Anyway, along with these I have collected several mini tea sets and I inherited some from my mother-in-law who also collected them. My collection is put to shame by a friend at church though. She has a shadow box type shelf unit in one of her bedrooms that is almost the entire size of one wall and it is filled with miniature tea sets! That's a lot of tea!

Materials Used
Paper: Bazzill--Dark Chocolate, Vintage Pink; Amanda Blu Summer Solstice paper pad; Rusty Pickle Chocolate Kisses
Inks+: Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Stazon Timber Brown;Rub-n-Buff: Burnt Umber acrylic paint; Olive Vine Glimmer Mist
Stamps: Orchid Greetings by Stampendous
Punch: Martha Stewart leaf
Tea Pot: Michael's chipboard mini album page
Miscellaneous: Pop Dots; packing paper; Bubblegum Vintage Shabby Seam Binding; pearl beads; Recollections bling flourish

Hope you liked my little tea pot.
Thanks for stopping by.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Those handmade flowers are simply gorgeous! Pretty papers too! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! Good to have you here again!

CraftySil said...

Oh my goodness Tracy....this is beautiful! I LOVE IT!! I really hope yours gets picked. It has to!! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my new post...I too, hope to see some of my cards made soon...LOL!

Debbie said...

Ooooh ... those mini tea sets sound adorable!! Your card is another charmer for us all to drool over this week in the Tea Room, Tracy! Thanks for sharing it with us all :)

Unknown said...

This is so pretty.. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCCB!

Alaine said...

The flowers are really nice!

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
I love the story behind your love of tea.

~* steph :) *~ said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your card, tracy!!! it's so pretty! love your flowers as always! the tea pot is too cute. reminds me of my fav, mary engelbreit! wowee, four challenges! i think i only did up to three one time, hehe. awesome girl! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Unknown said...

Like your little tea pot Tracy? I {heart} it! It's soooo adorable! I am currently working on a teapot item right now, too :-) (for my friend's birthday), can't have enough pretty items, right? Have a great weekend, hugs, ~Ira

Lorraine A said...

Beautiful card :-) I love the teapot and the flowers you made are stunning !! I just love those !! :-)

thanks for joining in the Simon Says Stamp challenge :-)
Lols x x

Heather Rogers said...

Fabulous Tea Pot! You did a wonderful job witht he flowers you made. :)

Thanks for joining us this week at CCCB. :)

Mephisto said...

thats a really stunning card.
Thanks for joining in the SSC this week.


Audrey Pettit said...

Your teapot is adorable, and your handmade flowers are just stunning. And thanks for sharing the story about your glass collectibles. I did not know they put those in flour bags, and since I'm a big fan of antiques, I really enjoyed hearing about that. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room.

Unknown said...

love those flowers..thanks for joining us at the CCCB

cnelson said...

how cute is this?! LOVE the teapot!

Unknown said...

How pretty is this?? I love anything tea pots and flowers...this is absolutely darling!