Friday, 3 August 2012

Afternoon tea anybody.....

Here is a project i mentioned earlier. I saw this cute little teabag dispenser on pinterest and i just had to make one. I dont know why as i dont often drink tea myself or know any tea drinkers, but it looked so cute.
The original one i found by Heidi Baks and whose instructions i followed can be found HERE. I had to tweek mine a little bit as i didnt have 16th on my score board.
Materials used
 124274 Crumb cake 12 x 12 card stock  125407 Attic boutique Designer series paper  106550 Very vanilla card stock  106549 Whisper white Card stock  101406 Black stazon  125598 Framelit dies  121686 Early Expresso Card stock  119670 Classic stamp pad Early Expresso  121812 Sixxix fun die  119667 Classic stamp pad Daffodil delight  125582 Pool Party seam binding ribbon  122976 Ruffled ribbon Calypso Coral
And here is a quick how to on making the flower at the top. Cut 2 of each flower from the fun flower die using whisper white card stock. Put them to soak in water. Make a "O" with your finger and thumb. Gently place a flower over the "O". Using a pen, push the flower into the "O". Carefully wrap the flower around the pen. Remove the pen, tighten the wrap of flower. The tighter the wrap, the more texture you get. Leave to dry over night. Next day, carefully open the flower. Glue all the layers togther with a hot glue gun. To colour, i misted the flower with water. Made a pale wash of colour using a ink pad and aqua brush and coloured the whole flower. I dried with a heat gun. Next i made a concentrated wash of colour and dipped the flower into it. This gives the Ombre effect, Darker colour graduating to paler in the middle. TFL Sarah


Kate M said...

Beautiful tea caddy

Linda said...

This is fabulous and I am loving the colour combinations you have used. The papers are beautiful as is that stunning flower.

Linda xxx

jane stillman said...

An absolutely fabulous project x

Zoe said...

Very pretty, love the odours and that bloom on the top is fabulous xxx

Chris said...

Fabulous project, love the papers and the flower. Chris xx

Ali said...

Gorgeous! I love these papers and you've used them beautifully - and that flower is fab! :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous such a fab idea, lovely papers and the flower is fab
Lindsay xx