Monday, February 25, 2013

Inspiration from a Tea Cup

Happy Monday!
I have been wanting to make a card, inspired by my Tea cup and this afternoon I did it. The cup has two big birds on it, pink flowers, brown swirls (I used leaves), script, a butterfly and some post marks.



I layered the stamps using distress markers. The Carte Postale stamp is from Stampendous, very useful in collages (used walnut stain). The bird is one of my all-time favorites, from Artistic Outpost. I started with a blue distress marker (weathered wood) which I colored the top half of the bird with, then I colored the middle part with light brown and then the underside with dark brown. I then sprayed the stamp with a light spray of water before I stamped. The pink flowers are from a Spring collage stamp from Hero Arts, just used part of the stamp. The brown leaves are from a stamp I found in the sales here on a French Website, called Floril├Ęges, only half price. The little dragonfly is a tiny stamp from an acrylic stamp set.



I had made two - but this one didn't turn out how I liked it, so I punched it out into squares and made a grid. Nothing goes to waste.



And this is my tea cup... I'm planning on making another one, probably much more similar when I can find a big bird stamp to my liking.


Jacqueline

24 comments:

  1. Het was al weer een poosje geleden dat ik naar je blog kwam en wat heb ik weer genoten van al je prachtige creaties Jacqueline.

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  2. Lovin it! Very pretty. Good idea to not waste any bo-bo's.
    Hugs...Leanne

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  3. Great idea to recycle those mistakes. Sometimes they turn out better than the original!!! Both of these cards are really lovely and that tea cup must be really pretty. I'm going to check out my little collection of tea cups and see if I can get some inspiration!

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  4. wooow what a lovely creations, love the bird.
    hugs from the netherlands
    angelique

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  5. Wat een prachtige kaarten. Je hebt er echt weer iets moois van gemaakt. X

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  6. BEAUTIFUL color choices!
    When you are inking are you using the distress markers, pads or stains?
    the colors are so vibrant!

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  7. Both utterly beautiful, where is the bird stamp from? It's stunning.

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  8. These are both so stunning ... I would definitely buy these ... your stamps are beautiful!

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  9. It must be a beautiful tea cup -- because both of your cards are!

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  10. Love them both such great collage stamping, great idea to punch squares out of the one you didn't like, will have to remember that!

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  11. Fabulous Jacqueline. Love how you made the one you weren't happy about into the grid card.

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  12. These are equally gorgeous. Love the vintage style and colours.

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  13. what lovely inspiration! beautiful interpretation of your special tea cup. both cards are really special, i just love your your technique and your style! have a wonderful week~

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  14. Oh but they're BOTH gorgeous Jacqueline! Such wonderful colours and I always love your grid cards, exquisite creations as always!
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  15. Wow, lovely creations and so smart to use an image that didn't quite turn out the way you like and make those grids out of it. Hugs, Hanneke

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  16. Both are very beautiful cards. Your pretty tea cup was a great inspiration.

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  17. Your cards are so pretty. I just love how you got your inspiration. That cup is so you!!

    Hugs~

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  18. Fantastic Jacqueline, both cards are so wonderful.

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  19. Fantastic idea. Love your card and the grid. Your tea cup was great inspiration.

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  20. Oh, Jacqueline these cards is lovely. I already has pint the first one.

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  21. I love the layering of images and the lovely colours Jacqueline! And I love that you simply never waste your stamped work, it always finds its way into something beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful take on your inspiration piece, Jacqueline! I, too, love to be inspired by the many things I see in my travels...even if that travel is just to the kitchen cupboard!

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