Saturday, 18 May 2013

Teatime Reflections - quintessentially English layout




Re-edited: I am so super excited to say that my layout was voted as one of the Top Picks at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge! Yay!!!

Yay again - this time I'm cheering for the Top 3 award at the Our Creative Corner Challenge! So happy!!!

Hello Crafty Friends!

This week in Stampendous world we're all about teapots. You can check some truly gorgeous inspiration projects on the blog here.

When I first saw these cuuuuute teapot stamps I squealed with joy. I adore vintage teapots and tea cups, all the fine china designs which make the experience of 'cream tea' so quintessentially English... Whether it's the Afternoon Tea at the Savoy, cream tea at Bettys Tea Rooms or simply a girls' afternoon in in your own garden, the whole experience has got something really magical about it...

I just 'happen' to have a small collection of vintage teapots and tea cups which became the theme behind this project. And I also happen to have beautiful teatime themed napkins, which I just HAD to include. Mix it all with a touch of Fran-tage... pure delight my friends! So today I'd like to share my Teatime Reflections layout.


I was recently inspired by beautiful work you can see on Rachelle's blog. Rachelle's layouts often feature beautifully distressed layers and I simply fell in love with this look. So my scrapbook page has lots of layers, distressing shabby chic-ing, Fran-taging and of course - stamping! 


Starting from the bunting in the top corner we have Royal and Queen Teapots. Below, a journaling card with  Kettle On sentiment and some elements from Crafty Emblies altered with Shabby White, Vintage Lilac and Aged Wine enamels.




Here I have a secret journaling tag die cut from a souvenir postcard I kept from our stay in the charming Hotel Estherea in Amsterdam. On the reverse I sponged some Rusty Hinge distress ink, stamped the King Teapot in the same ink, added a stamped label from the Luggage Labels set and spritzed some coffee for a mottled effect.


The sentiment quote (my all time favourite) is computer generated. You can find some lovely teatime quotes here. Or you can have a look at the beautiful Stampendous WordArt digital downloads here.


Above, metal ornate corners from Happy Daze shop were embossed with Shabby White enamel. Below, the gold embossed flower Ruffled Bloom was decorated with gems from Create & Craft and Champagne & Lavender glass glitters. On both photos you can also see some of my napkin art.


If you'd like to see the full tutorial for this scrapbook page, click on the picture below.


Thank you so much for popping in today and for all your heart-warming comments. I really appreciate them all!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Big hugs



Challenges for this project:
Country View Crafts #3 - How does your garden grow
Live and Love Crafts #11 - 50 shades of Lilac
Simon Says Stamp & Show - A little paper
Simon Says Stamp - Flower Power
Our Creative Corner #1 - Anything Goes

34 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Such a beautiful creation!

Carol Q said...

wow that's beautiful Joanna. such a lot of work and so many different elements to look and it all comes together completely . so clever!

Greta said...

Breathtaking work, Asia! Totally out of my league, but I love your treatment of the blossom & am going to keep that in mind--something I could do!

barbara macaskill said...

I cannot find the appropriate words to describe how truly incredible this layout is! Spectacular, stunning, divine, gorgeous, marvelous, fantastic, fabulous, awe-inspiring, breath-taking, beautiful and terrific are a good start! You are one extremely talented lady and I am so glad that I found your site! I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Joanna said...

Podpisuję się pod Barbarą :)
Piękny Asia.
Tutorial również obejrzałam z przyjemnością.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely stunning layout. The layers all work so beautifully together. Gorgeous design and I love the tea cups and added flowers and gems. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Chalenge. Tracy x

Moz said...

Stunning! I'm amazed at the detail and look forward to exploring your blog and finding more of your beautiful work.
Higz

Janelle said...

Your inspiration piece is spectacular, so much amazing details and design. Fabulous job, Asia!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic LO and great tutorial!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Oh my, amazing!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my ... the detail you put into your work is just amazing ... this is beautiful and so much more than teapots! I love looking at each piece ... and I hopped over to see Rachelle's blog and it left me speechless! The talent out there never fails to amaze me ... Thanks so much for your comment (stamping 2 ways) ... I put the inks onto an acrylic block for that particular look ... I'm still learning and trying different things ... sometimes they work, sometimes they don't ... but it's all fun! Have a lovely day

Lisa S. said...

I LOVE this project Joanna! It's chock full of shabby goodness and the embellies are gorgeous. :)

Netty said...

wow a stunning creation Joanna. Hugs Annette x

butterfly said...

What a spectacularly lovely creation - I could look at it for hours, and still not have seen every detail - beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
Alison xx

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS....LOVE IT! Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

Anita Houston said...

Ever since I've been back from England I've been on the biggest tea kick...buying and hosting teas! I love love love love love your make here! All the layers of paper...oh my...are a dream! Thank you so much for sharing your love of paper with us here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Linda R said...

WOW!! What an amazing page my friend I LOVE it. I don't think you missed a singe detail here. And that tag looks fabulous as well..

Hugs~

Julia S-W said...

A glorious layout with all those amazing layers Joanna!I love pieces like this where you keep looking and each time you find something new. Great tag as well. (Shame I don't like tea really but I do love the bone china et al which goes with the British tea time.) Gorgeous shabby chic, layered piece.
Thanks so much for joining us this time at Our Creative Corner.
Juliax

Heather Rogers said...

Oh! My Goodness Asia!

Words fail me! This is such an amazing project and your work is such an inspiration to go on to better things. I am so glad I have become a follower!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Fabulous project Joanna wih a lot of great and beautiful details.
Greetings Janny

debby4000 said...

Oh this is amazing and absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

luv
Debby

catz said...

This is gorgeous! There's another challenge this would be perfect for........Vintage Cafe' Card Challenge..........theme is Tea Ceremony! How perfect for this gorgeous card! catz

Buttons said...

My goodness what a wonderful creation! Love all those layers. You are fast becoming 'the queen of teatime' :) Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

Candy C said...

Joanna...how did I miss this last week??! Your teapot creation is fantastic! I am so pleased that you received Top Three honors this week from Simon Says Stamp and Show. It's truly a beautifully orchestrated piece of art! <3 Candy

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning, gorgeous layout and colours and your attention to detail is exquisite
Lindsay xx

Ellie Knol said...

congrats on being one of the TOP 3 at SSS! Your project is gorgeous!

Michele said...

such a gorgeous piece with everything fitting wonderfully together! inspiring. xo

Laurart said...

Gorgeous as ever Joanna! I adore the yummy layers, jazzy bling and all the romantic feminine elements - Perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Gosh Joanna - no wonder you got Top 3 - this is FANTASTIC!! Congratulations on your win and kudos for a seriously wonderful piece. Nicola x

RebeccaHoot said...

Cute Cute Cute! Im ready for a spot of tea. Congrats on your Simon Says Challenge

Maura said...

Sweet! I am ready for tea! Congratulations on top 3!!

Crafteezee said...

Wow, wow, wow, absolutely gorgeous, love love love all the little details, a real feast for ones eyes.
Thanks for joining us at LLC this month.
Hugs Tracy x

Chris Warner said...

Such a beautiful card! The composition is fab bringing all these elements together. Thank you for joining in our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Alexa said...

Love this page - so beautiful. I keep looking at it to absorb all the details.

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