Saturday, April 21, 2012

At the Artist's Play Room

Although I'm a freshly ground French Roast turned white with half and half coffee drinker, I love making tea art. I made this piece many months ago in stages. I first made the background for a pink and green challenge, then added the tea cup. Even later, I added the label and string from a tea bag. Finally, I created the spoon that I flattened, colored, and decorated for another challenge.


Once I put it all together, I gave it to a dear friend for her birthday. This is a solid wood block that is 8 inches X 12 inches by 1 inch. And today I'm joining Jenn at Just Add Water, Silly for the first time for her Artists Play Room coffee and tea challenge.

Besides being eligible for Jenn's coffee/tea challenge, this is also a piece that uses everything recycled except the background I made using heavy cardstock, twinkling H20s, and oil pastels. I felt it was especially fitting, since we celebrate Earth Day 42 tomorrow. I hope to see you there!

17 thoughtful remarks:

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday and many more!

Redanne said...

Great canvas and I love the way you have added the real spoon, it gives it real dimension. Lovely. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Jennifer McLean said...

Happy birthday elizabeth, this piece is great. I do love collage. Some day I'll have to try it. Thanks for participating, I have no idea why your , my and three other's links didn't show on the linky. They're in it when I click through to the linky website. I'll leave a comment for the owner so they can figure the wonky tweak.
Best,
Jenn

Dianne said...

lovely collage! really like the crayon (or oil pastel?) resist in the background--it suggests steam curling up, at least to me--and the altered spoon really tops it off. Happy Earth day to you!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your tea art is awesome! Very interesting technique to add the flattened spoon! Happy Birthday!

Jo Murray said...

Clever you Elizabeth. Love the spoon.

sandee said...

How did you flatten that spoon? I love tea art too! Is is your birthday? Happy Birthday!!!!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh, how fabulously the three pieces came together! at some point they must have emerged together in the back of our mind....over a cup of tea no doubt! What a result, I bet your dear friend was beyond thrilled.

Jacqueline said...

That's gorgeous!! LOVE that spoon!!

Thanks for sharing.

Jackie x

layers said...

I am a tea drinker... love your tea art.. and that spoon!

Cottage Remnant said...

2 kewl.....I love the spoon idea.

p.s. Tea is the BEST

blessings,
Cindy♥

~*~Patty S said...

You always inspire me with your recycled creations...this one is no exception...the spoon is the perfect touch too!

Happy Happy Birthday to youuuuu!
Enjoy Enjoy your special Day...Week...Month and Year!
oxo

see you there! said...

This is a great piece, love the colors, love the spoon but the detail of the tea bag string and label is what really sets it off for me. Very clever. I hope to join you at Jenn's APR next week.

Darla

priti.lisa said...

I remember that spoon!
Very cool how the pieces all fit
into one beautiful piece.
♥♥♥

Gloria said...

I absolutely love this! I have that same spoon! I have quite a few old pieces of flatware. I love the designs on the handles and the different shapes of the "bowl" of the the spoons. How did you flatten it without it getting warped or cracked?! The tea cup is so vibrant on its soft colored pink and rose background. I hear it is your birthday, so happy days to you! What is the tea cup made of?

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice piece Elizabeth. French roast, half and half me too! xox

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
how you doin? keeping well i hope, i luv your tea art, a fabulous creation, luv the spoon, would look fabulous on the wall, sue,x