Happy International Tea Day and Day 5 of the Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! So... the Coffee Lovers group although named after the very biggest and best of the hot beverages does not discriminate! Hot caffeinated beverages unite!! (Ok... I know some of you drink decaffeinated and I try to understand and you are welcome also, but when someone asks me if I want decaffeinated I just say "What's the Point"?). So today we are celebrating National Tea Day! I will have to admit that I am not drinking tea. I could go along with the hot chocolate because that slipped nicely into my coffee.. but tea ... pretty much I drink it when I'm under the weather. That being said, teacups are so very pretty! (If I'm carrying a pretty teacup I'm either under the weather or there is coffee in it).
So, on this ornament the sentiment was gold embossed on regular paper and then I swiped versamark on the whole thing and used glitter embossing powder... gave it a really pretty shimmer. I filled it with some sequins from Paper Sweeties (see the pretty snowflake in there) and Pretty Pink Posh (also very awesome sequins and mixes)... The teacup was also embossed in gold and I colored in the tea with my gold wink of stella pen. The leaves I got at Michaels... they're just floral picks that I figured I could cut and use on projects.. and ... well... they were gold so...... And the frames are one of those from Hobby Lobby and the treatment on that was pretty much the same as my rectangular one which you can see (and read) here if you wish.
Anyway, I do have lots of tea loving friends so I made this ornament using the Close to My Heart set Treats of Friendship. It was very hard to photograph it because the more salmon pinks have come out more orangey than pink and it's not quite so much in person, but I do think the glitter came through accurately...lol! You know... glittery... I'm also linking up to the Choux Choux Paper Arts Winter/Holiday Challenge as that is still going on and Lori is awesome.
Please do hop on over to both of these challenges and play along. There are prizes to win! And visit the blogs for the sponsors and participants because there is more free stuff hidden inside. Many people are having their own giveaways. And please don't forget to tell them you've been there and what you like about their pieces of art! It makes your heart warm inside to hear from everyone! Stop back tomorrow!