June 06, 2015
The day I discovered the Irish Breakfast variety and learned to add a spot of cream to it, was the day I fell in love with tea. Mind you, I still take in my two or three cups of Joe every morning but there's something about an afternoon tea break that's every bit as satisfying.
So here's my tribute to favorite beverages inspired by this month's 12 Tags of 2015 by Tim Holtz.
The top half was stamped with an image from Stampers Anonymous called Math Border using Ranger's cobalt archival ink.
The paper bits were cut from Tim's new paper release called Correspondence.
The tiny teacup is another Tim Holtz stamp from a set called Tiny Things that was cut from paper along with a teapot (maker unknown) and tinted with Distress inks.
I used Picket Fence Distress stain to lighten-up several areas and created shadows with a colored pencil.
I added a bit of burlap ribbon for accent along with some Remant Rubs text and used a white Gelly Roll pen to bring out highlights on the flower in the foreground.
I tried to create a sense of depth by using larger images in the foreground along with light and dark colors (value) and diagonal stripes. This bit of "fooling the eye" is a challenge I really enjoy. Along with my favorite hot beverages, of course!