9 April 2015

My Cup of Tea

Eek! It's very exciting to be part of this semester's 3UP week at PaperArtsy - a huge thank you to Leandra for including me! Our challenge was to use these paint colours: Limelight, Mermaid, Candy Floss, Gold, a dash of yellow Submarine and to use the themes this semester: Fragile Papers, Shiny Things, Paint, Miniature Art, Deconstruction or Texture Pastes. 
I cut an MDF plaque to an 8cm square and then covered it with Chalk paint. This will mean that the Limelight I put on top will stand out nice and bright! I added Mermaid through a Lin Brown stencil and 'bumped' Sherbet on top (I couldn't find my Candy Floss - where did I put it?!) I added a script stamp and then sanded the whole plaque. The final touch was to add Distress Ink to the edges and a little Gold Treasure Gold on top of that! 
So, the colour part of the challenge complete I added Chalk paint to an old book page and then stamped three of the cups from the Lynne Perrella stamp. They were painted with watery Limelight and Yellow Submarine paints and cut out. I added a slit in the top of two so I was able to fit the next cup in.
Then I needed to add my sentiment... I had decided to use Emma Godfrey's letter stamps and so I thought I'd share the "maths" I did to make sure I stamped out enough letters! All that was left to do was assemble it and add a little wire! 
I hope you like my miniature hanging! A huge thanks to Leandra once again! I'm going to Ally Pally on Saturday so if you go, do say hello if you bump into me!


Helen said...

I love your teetering tea cups! Great colours for tonight's #3uppers!

Ruth said...

Adore this project, fabulous what you did with the teacups, inventive! Ruth x

snazzyoriginal said...

Love your teacups, so dainty and such great colours. Will be sorry not to see you at Ally Pally, have a lovely time x

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

One of my most favourite #3UP projects, I love it.