You are my cup of tea!

Welcome to a new week at CCG the inspiration this week is right up my alley and the deisgners challenge is PEARLS!!! how cool is that!

Don't you just adore the color names??? makes me want to sit down and enjoy a cup of mulberry tea, seasoned with some sugared lilac in a porcelain pearl cup!!! well here is what I came up with:
After seeing the inspiration photo I decided to drw, cut, stamp and paint some tea cups.  I wanted them to stack and used a stamp by Kaisercraft to create the pretty blooms on the "porcelain" like the inspiration photo.  Used some watercolors and some colored pencils to achieve the palette.  Then I decided to sip my tea I needed a tea bag, hummm... I had some leftover paper, the one that covers glue dots so they don't stick to each other and I cut and folded it to make a tiny envelope to hold my "tea"  In it I wrote in the tiniest handwriting the sentiment "you are my cup of tea"  to seal it  and finish it I made a tiny hole with a needle and threaded a piece of string.  It is popped up in 4 layers of pop dots so that I could get 3 different letter and "really put my tea bag in!  A lotof work but so well worth the effort!  For the designers challenge PEarls I used my liquid pearls after drawing some "hot steam" and finished it up with some vintage blue fairy dust lace!
Here is the finished piece:

For my LO I was inspired by the old books so I used a print paper again, and the old print of tiny blooms reminded me of the porcelain cups blooms.  For my mulberry color I used a cameo in between the flowers and after sewing the banner I dropped the needle on top of the LO, I thought it looked so cool I decided to just leave it there!

SHE has her dad wrapped around her finger...just look at them!
I matted in the fintest pink the white cardstock, it is a swiss dot by Bazzill
My mom gave me the vintage lace years ago, the blloms are all Prima from vqrious years in my "private collection" and the pearls are from Kaiser
Hope you enjoy creating this week as much as I did!!!!


Unknown said...

the tea bag in the cup is simply adorable!! very creative Milagros, love the design!

FiKenward said...

I have to agree the tea bag is adorable.... And your page is so pretty.

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Lydibel said...

The tea cup card is increiblemente bella!!! LOT of work but so beautiful!!!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Gorgeous work! The tea cups look fab and your card design is beautiful. So love your layout...beautiful blooms, pretty details and lovely design.

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, Milagros! Your projects are fabulous! LOVE! Such a fabulous stack of tea cups you created. LOVE the tea bag, too. That is so clever. And the layout is stunning. Love the papers and colors and love that banner. The needle is a fun touch. :)