Good morning and happy Friday! Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Country View Crafts, and it's been chosen by the lovely Miriam. This month we are celebrating the Tea Party! I've gone with the birthday option for my first piece.
I started by making an inky textured background with watercolour paints and Izink texture paste through an Art By Marlene stencil, then added some stamping with a favourite Stampotique text stamp.
Next came the bunting. You can't have a party without bunting! I do have a stamp but I wanted to add some fabric so the triangles have been die-cut and sewn. I painted them with matte medium first to give them some strength and so they would hold their curl.
The guests of honour are from an Art By Marlene set. They've been watercoloured and then clear embossed.
And all put together with my go-to Tim Holtz birthday sentiment. I really enjoyed making this - even the faffy bits lol. I had to do the right-hand rabbit 3 times, it's like I have a mental block when it comes to colouring him in - the first 2 went straight in the bin. Then I took them out, tore them up, and put them back in!
I hope you join in with our challenge - go on you know you want to, we all definitely need a virtual tea party at the moment!
Enjoy whatever it is you are doing, stay safe, and thanks so much for looking x