Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Gold Rimmed Teacups for Sketchy Challenges and PPP!

 Good morning!  I'm so excited to share my latest artwork with you!  I have had a severe lack of mojo and haven't crafted for over a month!  (I like to work ahead, hence all the work you've still been seeing).  I think my month off has served me well though as I am so thrilled with this creation which went from idea to finished product in one evening!  It is a few days late for our new challenge at The Sketchy Challenges but better late than never, right?  Our sketch is a stunner this fortnight designed by our lovely Sabine.  I am also entering my canvas into Prima's Product Pick for August.
 I am in the middle of a major re-decoration and re-furbishing project in my dining room and this little canvas is going to take pride of place on my new picture wall.  I just need to find a frame for it as I can see it nestled in an ornately carved shabby white frame.  To make the background following Sabine's sketch I have used triangular pieces of butterfly adorned paper from Webster's Pages which I have whitewashed with Gesso to mute the colours into the background.  I then added texture with some tissue paper which was also coated with Gesso.  A little stamping here and there with a Tim Holtz Flourish stamp and some Hero Arts stamps and the background was done!  Let's get down to some details.  I hope I don't bore you with all these photos, as always when I really love something I've gone a little overboard with them :)!
 The first gorgeous little gold rimmed teacup was created with some gorgeous Prima paper which I was loathe to cut into but I think it looks just like a little china teacup pattern!  The paper for the saucer and the second teacup is also from Prima.
 All the teacups have gold rims created with embossing powder.
 The textured dots on the background are tissue paper balls covered with Gesso and I added a little snippet of Tim Holtz trim to the left of the teacup.
 Here you can see some of the stamped flowers in the background, stamped with some Hero Arts stamps.
 I am calling my canvas "Time For Tea", hence the gorgeous Prima clock and clock hands which I have also embossed gold as the black looked too heavy for my delicate china teacups.  The pink lily was a gift from my lovely friend Chelsea, thank you again :) and the lace for the bow is from The Ribbon Girl. 
 The handles have also been given the "gilt" treatment along each edge.
 The third teacup was created from some Webster's Pages paper and is home to a delicate pink rose.
 The hydrangea represents the circular element on Sabine's sketch (in case you cannot see the sketch in my canvas).  I adore hydrangeas and how each large flower head can consist of many colours of tiny flowers!  All my hydrangea flowers are from Prima.
 You can see in this photo that the canvas is very 3 dimensional and the pieces protrude quite a way out from it!
 The wooden butterfly is by Kaisercraft.
 Another view just because I love it lol...
...and another!  I hope you like it as much as I do and I've inspired you to join us at The Sketchy Challenges.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x


Suzi said...

Wow!! Jane, this is going to look amazing on your wall with your new decor and revamped chairs. Stunning work hon.
Suzi x

Marina said...

I don't like it... I LOVE it! It's a stunner!


Ankie vd Polder said...

Oh wow, this is realy stunning. I understand your hapiness about it. It is just so gorgeous and very original. I like it very much, hugs, Ankie

Lori Aragon said...

STUNNING!!! I love every single inch of it ♥ I'll gladly send you my mailing address lol :)

Jill said...

This was simply amazing Jane! I always love your work and this one was totally breathtaking. Would love to make one like this for my house too :) Gorgeous! Thank for the inspiration!
Big hugs, Jill

mgoll88 said...

wow, what a fantastic creation, looks gorgeous, very cool idea!


La papera felice said...

I'm speechless! this is a masterpiece! compliments!!!!


Ella's Design said...

This is stunning, Jane! I LOVE 3D art and projects - boxes, canvases, altered art, etc...and this is an exceptional example! We're having a full refurb on our house and I might just have to have a go at something similar when it's all finished! Just brilliant! Lisa x

Lyndsey Turner said...

wow this is stunning, love everything about it. So pretty and feminine, love the gorgoeus papers and beautiful flowers xx

Kirsty-Anne Duckworth said...

Thanks OMG totally lost for words...stunning :)

Sabrina said...

OMG!! Just absolutely exquisite!!! Can you come to my house and teach me how to do this? *Pretty Please?* :)

Deborah Hughes said...

Wow Jane - this is just A-MAZ-ING!!! Just too stunning for words. It's not often I copy projects but this one is something I may have to have a bit of a go of!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Jane dear........This is very COOL...........Beautiful love it!!

Lisa M said...

OH...MY....WORD.....AWESOME!!!! I'm still picking up pieces of my jaw. This is sensational. L-O-V-E it. :)
Lisa xx

Cihan'in Bahcesi said...

harika bir calisma:)))

Michelle said...

omg this is stunning ! and the perfect inspiration piece as I was struggling to come up with a unique birthday gift for my bestest scrappy buddy! I can't wait to try something like this!you are super super talented!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruth said...

WOW! This is absolutely amazing!
So beatiful! LOVE it!!! ♥ :D

Ruthie Armstrong said...

Absolutely stunning! Lovely tea cups. Where did you get the pattern for them? I would like to try making one. Love your beautiful art work!!

Chris P's Minis and More said...

wow what a stunning creation!!! where do you get the lovely pattern for the tea cups!! Your color choices are truly brilliant!! The Cups are perfect for my friend who collects tea cups, please share?

Lisa Long said...

This is wonderful. How did you make the cups?