Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Tea

My mom asked if I would make a gift for a good friend of her's who had a birthday.  She requested a bookmark as one of the items, and her friend loves these purpley-razzleberry shades.


Last year I had created a pretty Christmas Tea box  (see this post for all the details), so I knew it would work again for this gift too.  The set is the beautiful Christmas Tea from Flourishes. 


Here is the bookmark....I hadn't watercolored for SOME time, but I pulled out the brush and reinkers/markers for this one.  I'm a little out of practise!  I also added some Lumiere overtop of the cups (you might be able to see the shimmer), it gives them the feeling of real china.  I masked the cups with Eclipse masking tape and then sponged the cups heavily with Razzleberry ink, you can really see the texture of the watercolor paper with the sponging.  




And here is the card.  Watercolored again as well, and I tried to keep the feeling of the box and bookmark in the card too.  I cut out a sprig of holly and berries and added it to the design.



A pretty little set for the Birthday Girl!

Thanks for dropping by today, I'll be back again with something tomorrow!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes Christmas Tea;  Ink:  Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry;  Paper:  Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry, Flourishes European Watercolor paper, SU! Cottage Wall DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Fourteen Nestabilities, Lacey Circles Nestabilities, EK Success Scallop Punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, White Crochet Ribbon, Dimensionals, Pearls, Watercolor brush, Reinkers/SW Markers, Lumiere, Sponge, Eclipse Masking Tape, Slit Punch.  

19 comments:

Traci M said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!! I love those colors, and the watercolor looks wonderful, so much depth of color and the texture, too!
Your mom will be thrilled!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine this is gorgeous, what a great gift and your coloring is soo great.
beautiful colors and the details are superrrrrr.
your mom will love this and she will be proud that her daughter has made this.

greetings karin

Lionelsa said...

I love how you use colors.

mamiecath said...

c'est vraiment trés beau et harmonieux bravo

Jerri Jimenez said...

Stunning Christmas, your mom's friend will most assuredly love these designs. The colors are rich, bold and beautiful! Beautiful designs!

Karen McAlpine said...

WOW, how beautiful!! Love the tea images, your color combo and the layouts. Just Fabulous! Who would not love recieving this gift?

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty color combo and beautiful coloring!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine! I just love these colors and how you used those fancy tea cups. Your mum's friend will love all of this!

Marisa said...

These are great, I'm sure she will love them :)

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Christine,
WOW!!!!!
These pieces are just beautiful!!!
What wonderful work. Your mom will love them.

Hugs and Blessings,

Deb

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh my word, just GORGEOUS!!

Joan V said...

So gorgeous.

Susie said...

These are SO pretty Christine! And you used my favorite colors, too. I have this DSP pack...and it's almost gone :o(

Michele Boyer said...

Wow, Christine! Your mom's friend will flip when she sees this! The colors are beautiful and bright but still elegant. LOVE this!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Girl, can you work colors!! I LOVE the vibrant colors of this gift set. Your watercoloring, as well as your sketches, are over the top fabulous!! WOWSERS!! Your moms friend will ooooh and ahhhh for sure!!

BeckyTE said...

Christine, I love this beautiful gift set. The bookmark is turely a work of art and surely to be cherished. Sure doesn't look like you are out of practice with your watercoloring. Just Beautiful.

Linda Carson said...

Ooooooo love this gorgeous gift set! Fabulous, yummy colors (my favorites) and beautiful coloring! Your Mom will be proud and her friend delighted!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW this is STUNNING CHristine! I love the distressed maroon around the tea cups-beautiful coloring too!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous! Love it! The rich colors are superb! I, too, am a little out of practice with the watercoloring when it once was so easy. How soon we forget or lose the feel.