Thursday, 16 April 2015

English Tea Party

Quintessentially English is the theme at The Craft Barn this week and I had plenty of choice!

I decided on my subject after going through my stamps and seeing a set (magazine freebie) that I had never used before. At last, its 15mns of fame are up...

I stamped the images using masks to create my afternoon spread and used watercolour pencils and a wet brush for the colouring.
As it is such a delicate and feminine image, I decided to use this soft palette proposed by Tando Creative.

I teamed the stamped image with Core'dination Whitewash, which I embossed and sanded, including a faux line of stitching around my base panel (X-Cut die).
And finally I broke in my canvas pack and cut a piece to stamp my British flag (I know the colours aren't proper...). At least, now I have a sheet that has already been cut into, I will be less scared to use it!

Thanks for coming by,

Also entering the Inkychicks challenge.


  1. bah dis donc c'est une manie anglaise ces tasses empilées en équilibre ,mdr

  2. You've gone all pink white and blue pastel for your quintessentially challenge. Really love how feminine your card is and i don't do feminine or pink... LOVING your card very much :-) xxx

  3. very English, quite fancy a tea party now...

  4. Beautiful colors and a wonderful tea time image

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Your card is so pretty and lovely. More than 15min of celebrity!

    Yes, I'm on the other side of the world, for a while, but always super connected :-)

  6. Great soft colours and reminds me of a typical sunny English day taking tea with friends in the garden (though we didn't have any bunting!).

  7. Ta carte est absolument adorable, bravo Christine!!! Bon week-end, bisous

  8. Replies
    1. Went to see your beach huts and they exude the heat of a summer's day.... now you have me dreaming of a holiday.

  9. This is definitely quintessentially English Christine a beautiful card full of amazing pieces. Can't stand tea myself I am a coffee drinker!!! Not your typical Brit eh.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. Tea, roses, cakes, Union Jacks how more English can you get! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  11. I'll pass on the cup of tea but the cakes look scrummy! Love the soft colour palette you have chosen to make your lovely card.