Tea Time Digital Stamps
Jessica Leigh Gill
To create my spread (you can get a sneak peek of it below), I first created my collage/mixed media background using patterned paper, vintage text, gesso, Golden Acrylic Paints and Lumiere paints … and a whole lot of layers! Then I let it dry overnight.
I printed the two images onto vellum paper, and then I colored in the images using colored pencils. Then I tore around the edges of the images, and adhered them to my dried background. I then chose a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and embellished with ribbon, fabric flowers, sequins and brads.
It was a pretty simple collage, really, but I’m really happy with the way it turned out. The photo doesn’t reveal how sparkly the collage really is (from the Lumiere paints). I just hope that my friend that I’m sending this book to will enjoy the book as much as I am enjoying creating it… and how much I am enjoying using these digital stamps. They add the perfect touch to my project, don’t you think?
I’m so happy the owner of MyGraficO is a tea drinker!
Here is one of the recent TEA RELATED Clip Art Sets she gave us to work with. I have been a fan of Designs by Cupcake Cuties for a while and haven’t worked with too many of her clip art sets yet – compared to the other Digi Stamp Sets over at MyGrafico – so I was super excited to work with this one!
This is the outside of my project using an image from this set. I have done many of these little tea bag holder books or envelops in the past and thought this image would fit nicely on the front of another one. Not only is the set tea related but as you can see it’s Alice In Wonderland Themed!
All I did was use cardstock, various paper scraps, and I had some adhesive fabric I used on the side (the brown strip on the right with white dots). I LOVED that the clip art image already said DRINK ME. I didn’t have to any anything.
I decided to use one from Yogi Tea called Hibiscus Paradise. No real reason…it was just something I had on hand and close by.
You can also decorate the inside more but I left this one blank. You could also write on the inside if you wish. I will probably do that down the road before sending it out in a swap. It’s really easy to do these little holders and there are various templates online or you could easily come up with your own.
You will probably see many more of these from me. I enjoy making them because they are quick and easy and with all of the tea swaps I do they are fun to send to people too! It’s was even more fun to use this clip art on my project, too! It did shave off a few minutes of creating time with the sentiment already in place. I like to print up a few sheets of these to have on hand – ready to cut – at any moment! If you would like to purchase this set it’s only $4 and available HERE. You will receive all 20 clip art images pictured at the top of this review! This set is a STEAL for any TEA LOVER, Crafter, and/or Alice In Wonderland Fan!