Friday, 1 May 2020

We're Having A Party!

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


  1. Gorgeous piece with a fantastic background and wonderful images. Have a safe day, hugs, Valerie

  2. The busy background is fabulous for the party, I love the stitching on the bunting and the guests of honour are just adorable (not sure I would want an octopus on my head though, even though I love them!) - it looks like it was an very interesting party! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Loving the Tea party card. The colours are just what we need at the moment, ice and bright. I had actually popped over to thank you for the kind message you left over at mine but couldn't resist a nosy round at the same time ....obviously! Take care and have a nice weekend, Angela xXx

  4. Wow!!! Tiny hand sewn banners!!! You are amazing, Sue!!! The dog is sweet and fabulous card!!! Happy May and big hugs xx

  5. Definitely looks like a fun party to be at... and a big wow for the tiny hand-sewn bunting - brilliant!
    Alison x

  6. I love this Sue. Perfect for the theme.

  7. What a colourful party they are having! Looks like great fun... although the dog has a bit of a Bah humbug vibe about him... maybe it's feeling old!

  8. Amazing! I do love this! Looks like they're having a great party!

  9. Lovely Sue …

    We have a lot of family birthdays in May, so I will be sending lots of cards - just a shame we can't get together in person!

    Stay well in these uncertain times, my good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  10. Oh, this card is amazing! How fiddly must it have been to make the bunting! Wow!
    Stay save, take care and have a wonderful May!
    Evelyn xxx


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