And Jady Day Studio at ScrapMatters (collab kit with KimB's Designs) just released THE most perfect kit for what I had in mind...
And here is what I came up with for The Shabby Tea Room challenge:
I used a tutorial by Sophia Landry to create the holder. The tea bag and sentiment stamps really gave me trouble today - it just wouldn't give me a nice crisp stamped image. *sigh*
If you look really close at the tea bag, you can see that I re-stamped the tea bag stamp onto a piece of vellum and cut it out. After attaching it to my focal piece, I used a finger dauber to ink some black ink onto the vellum to look like tea in the bag. I really like how it looks in person!!!
The rolled rose on the top of my tea bag holder:
I just LOVE how pretty this looks in the off white color with the sage green leaves and pink pearl in the center!!!
All in all, I am happy with how the project turned out (minus the bad stamp job!!) but I'm still new at this whole stamping thing - had a few suggestions to not press as hard on the stamp since it is a soft clear stamp, lightly sand the stamp, use versa mark ink. I'll take any other suggestions any one has that can help me!
That's it for me - thanks for stopping by!