Saturday, November 2, 2019


Hello and happy Saturday to you.
Today starts the new challenge at the
about my second favorite drink of choice,
T is for TEA!

As I'm wont to do, I've used a meme as my inspiration for this
art journal page:

I'm usually on the ball and take step by step pictures as my tutorial,
but I got into the painty, crakle paste, messy part and totally forgot 
about taking pictures from the beginning. So, here are
a few that I remembered to take along the way:

I was thinking soft colors paired with a stencil that sort of looked
like a lace tablecloth.

I couldn't find a teacup stamp large enough for what I needed so 
free clip art to the rescue! Note that I went over most of all the
gold parts on the teacup and saucer with a gold Gelly Roll pen:

To add to the 'vintage' vibe I wanted, I used crackle paste with the stencil:

The sentiment was typed and printed from my computer.
(Sometimes you just have to make your own sentiment. Instant digi stamp!)

One more look at the finished page:

I hope that you find some time to play along in our Tea challenge
at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! We'd love to see your take on it.
Need more ideas? Simply check out what my Sisters, and our 
returning Queen and GD, Laura, have made for your viewing pleasure!
Thanks for hanging out. Have a great day!

Strathmore - Art Journal
DecoArt Media - Gesso
various paint brushes: Plaid; Loew Cornell
DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints: bleached sand, cotton candy, blue haven, lilac meadow
water mister
The Crafter's Workshop stencil
DecoArt Media - Crackle Paste
pallet knife
STAMPlorations - Trendy Spring Blooms & Bloom Factory stamps
Ink: Staz On - Iris, Blue Hawaii; Memento - Rose Bud
card stock: scraps
Computer and printer: teacup image is free clip art; sentiment was typed and printed
Sakura gold Gelly Roll pen
Stabilo All pencil
Faber Castell - Artist PITT pens: purple violet, pink carmine, phthalo blue
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
SA by 3L - 3D foam squares


  1. Vintage and sweariness - I LOVE it soooooooooooooo much. Great make, sistah, Jo x

  2. LOL! I love the contrast of the gorgeous teacup, beautiful background, and that awesome quip!

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is soooooo beautiful!
    The perfect combo of beauty, snark and profanity!
    I bow down to you your awesomeness!!

  4. Beauty and snark - what could be better? Other than drinking tea while admiring your art journal page!

  5. Beautiful art journal page! You captured T is for Tea beautifully and the background with the crackle paste stencilling is amazing 😁. Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Happy and creative wishes, Jo x


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