Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's High Tea Time for The Paper Players #40

Wow, it's week #4 and my last of the Guest Designer spot with The Paper Players.   I want to say good bye and thank all of the Design Team ladies Lesley, Nance, LeAnne, Anne Marie, Jaydee and Ann for all their ongoing wonderful support.  It was a wonderful fun experience working with all of you.  High tea cheers to all!

Here's my take: 
This week we have a Sketch Challenge for you! I love sketch challenges. Just pick your favorite color combo and stamp set and play along with us this week!

Do you like the tea bag?  My little vellum tea bag was INspired/CAsed by Carrie Gaskin/Artistic Avenger whose original can be seen here with a few slight changes.  Three easy steps shown below. I used my tag punch, cover the cs tag piece with vellum, filled the tea bag with real tea (for a scent ... Mmmm), then used the string that came from a real tea bag already tea stained.   Check out her blog, you'll fall in love with this talented artist: Carrie Gaskin. 

Three easy steps to make a tea bag!
Tag punch, a slightly larger piece of vellum & fold over

Yippee ... tea bags!

Stamp Recipe:  Morning Cup, Tiny Tags
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Pear Pazzazz, Crumb Cake, River Rock, Momento Black
Paper: Watercoloring Paper, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Springtime Vintage DSP, White Vellum Card Stock
Accessories: Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, Dauber, 3/4" Circle Punch, Extra Large Tag Punch, Scallop Oval XL Punch, 1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval Large Punch, Dimensionals, Misc. Buttons
Technique:  Watercoloring

Come over and play!



  1. Marian - you did a lovely job on this card. It is stunning. I'm so glad you liked my tea bag idea and thanks for the link. Much appreciated. Keep up the amazing work!

  2. Oh my gosh.....this is just so cute. I think this is the best card I've seen using this set! Your coloring is wonderful and what a cute little tea bag! I thought it was real! Your coloring is awesome! The paper you used is perfectly vintage and just right for the "theme"! We enjoyed having you this month, too!

  3. Wow - how clever! I really thought that was a real tea bag as well. I love the card and the colors you used. I'm still amazed at that tea bag!

  4. Marian, this is so much fun! I agree with LeAnn, this is the BEST card I have seen with this set, ever. So many wonderful details and I love that colorful, tower of teacups! I thought the tea bag was real, too...what a fun technique! You are so creative and amazingly talented! WOW! Big hugs to you! :)

  5. Marian, this is too cute! I love the buttons and your fabulous coloring. Of course, the tea bag is just "tea-riffic"!

  6. Marian, this is fabulous. I love the colors, the buttons, the layered and beautifully colored cups, the tea bags... all of it! Just GORGEOUS. It's been such a pleasure having you on the design team this month. thank you for bringing your inspired designs and amazing talent to the Paper Players

  7. I love your brightly colored tea cups and adding the tea bag on the card is ingenius!

  8. Marian, this is such a happy and whimsical card! Just love the row of buttons and the stack of teacups brilliantly colored! I love how it's perched on the teacup too!


Thank you for taking the time in leaving me a comment. I hope I have inspired you. I do take the time to read each comment and value your words of encouragement. Have a wonderful day and happy creating! Marian Garcia, Studio M

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