Urban Mermaid Designs

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tea for 2 - Mixed Media Canvas

 This week I created a shabby chic canvas using Blue Fern Studios new release Autumn Anthology. 
Here is a photo of the collection.
The colour palette is very similar to Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Collection, although this range is more English Victorian in theme and Gilded Lily more French Rococo.

I covered the canvas in one of the papers then cut another paper to 11" square and tore of the corner.
I then glued this on top of the 12 x 12 paper.

Using texture paste and a stencil I created a 3D damask effect on the paper. Once dry I tinted this with distress inks and added some gilding wax.

    The teapot started life as Blue Fern Studios Tea Medley chipboard. I then cut off the teacups and used a variety of techniques to bring the chipboard to life. I used pearl wands, embossing powders, paper.

The cherries are glazed with Glossy Accents and I used Tim Holtz stickles and rock candy glitter for the spoonful of sugar.  .

I cut up some more paper into postcard size pieces and edged one in embossing glitter. I also cut up ribbon strips to layer behind them. These became the mattes to my teapot centrepiece.
The hot air balloon was cut from one of the papers and I added 
flowers and a teacup from the Tea Medley chipboard. I attached this with paper covered wire tinted with DI. The cute children were cut from another sheet and stuck on the teapot with PVA glue. 

I added some pearl swirls and heat embossed die cut swirls to compliment the chipboard swirls.
The finishing touch was the mini tea-bags, which I created from vellum, string and embossing powders for the tea and staples.


Blue Fern Studios: Autumn Anthology Papers and Tea Medley chipboard
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits dies: Tiny Tattered Florals
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles: Frosted Lace
Tim Holtz Distress Glitter: Rock Candy
Ranger Glossy Accents
Stampendous Silver Embossing Powder (spoon & balcony)
12 x 12 artist's canvas
Versamark Dazzle and Versamark pen
Heat resistant vellum (tea-bags)
Wow embossing powders: Vintage Rose, Atlantic Seaspray, Vintage Jade

Prima Flowers, Leaves, Pearl swirls
Pinflair/Viva Decor Pearl wands
Joanna Sheen Signature Die: Swirls & Curls

Texture Medium
The Crafters Workshop 6 x6 template: Mini Damask
Creative Expressions Gilding Wax: Enchanted Gold

I was inspired by these Challenges:
Blue Fern Studios - September Sketch

Scrap Around The World - September Mood Board - I loved the vintage style, soft peachy tones, with calligraphy accents. I recreated the english rose using Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals dies.
Stamplorations Stencil - Damask

Country View  - Numbers (Tea for 2)
Vintage Jouney - Home - Home in time for Tea with Tim Holtz dies, rock candy glitter, distress inks and stickles
We Love 2 Create Anything -  Mixed Media


langeatheart said...

This is adorable! I love the 3D effect! The masking is gorgeous as are your chippies! Remember to be eligible to win a prize you must include our mood board and a active link back to our blog!! Hurry you still have time! I would hate for you to miss out with this beauty! All the best from SATW! :)

Urban Mermaid said...

Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. I have now added the mood board to the link. So many inspiring and lovely works at http://scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/september-2015-challenge-29-by-lydie.html.

JaMajka said...

I love stenciled patterns and soft, delicate look of your layout! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wow gorgeous page. Love the way you have created texture and layers...beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us at SATW.

Carol said...

A beautiful canvas, so much gorgeous texture and I love the soft colours too. Thanks for joining the September Mixed Media Challenge at STAMPlorations. Carol DT x

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

The tea bags look so welcoming for a tea party, nice idea. Loving the details and delicate canvas. I'm so glad to see your creation entered in the STAMPlorations September August Mixed Media Challenge. Thank you for your support and do make a come back this month will you :) Happy creating!
STAMPlorations Mixed Media DT
Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

Natalya Loi said...

So sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap Around the World! ♥♥♥

Valerie Serfozo said...

Congratulations Kate! We have featured your lovely canvas on the Blue Fern Studios blog today. Thanks for participating in our sketch challenge.

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is such a gorgeous layout! So softly gentle and with so many wonderful details and layers. Fabulous ! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Home Sweet Home challenge. And my apologies for such a late comment - so many broadband problems here in Shetland! Jennie x