July 30, 2008

Summer Tea Party

I'm posting this submission for Wednesday Stamper's Summer Tea Party challenge with a little trepidation. I like it -- but given that I was the girl who took drafting in high school rather than submit myself to art class, I guess I'm just a little unsure about this piece. I'd say it's a little outside what I usually create.
This piece caught me playing around with gesso for the first time. I created my background with some gesso and raspberry paint. I used this female image I found on some Crafty Secrets paper. She was holding a small coin bag, but I substituted my tea cup instead. The theme brought to mind gardens, so I decided to have butterflies flying from her cup.
Stamps used: Art Impressions, Cavallini, Studio G, Paperbag Studios

21 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really lovely.
Wonderful piece.

Viola said...

Just gorgeous again, Louise! Really lovely!

Barbara said...

This looks great Louise, love the image and once you start with gesso you can't stop. Wonderful stuff.

Ariane said...

It's beautiful! Love the idea with the butterflies

herminesplace said...

its beautiful, love the colours, image and butterflies.

Rein said...

Really pretty Louise!

Natalie B said...

beautiful. Love the butterflies flying out of the cup.

ScrappyPam said...

You did fabulously! Gesso is a wonderful product; it goes with just about anything! (I'm the one who took the art classes. LOL)

Faye said...

What an impressive work of art, Louise. You used the elements to create a really beautiful piece. It almost tells a story.

nise said...

OH, OH, OH! Not only is this truly lovely and inspiring, but you took drafting in school, too!?!
I took drafting for 2 years and was about the only girl in there. No wonder I like you and your art!

Char said...

Lovely Tea Party.

marciad said...

That is fabulous.

A Robin's Nest said...

Lovely card Louise!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful - very effective, it has something different to it, must be the gesso (whatever that is.. lol).
Happy holidays Louise, be back in two weeks time!

Silvia said...

Such a romantic work. Beautiful.

Lorraine said...

love the gentle look to this one. I also love your eye ATC. Thanks for the great comments on my blog

joanne wardle said...

really beautiful. I love the butterflies

Laura said...

Superb! Oh you should do more in this style! The butterflies make me imagine the flowering beautiful aroma of tea!

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh I love the butterfiles coming out of the cup! Just wonderful!

frickelfee said...

Uhhhhhh....so lovely!!!

sija said...

Wonderful and stylisch!