Monday, April 1, 2019

T Stands For Fun Time Tea and a new host at Art Journal Journey



This is no April Fool's Joke.  Today we are celebrating T time at my dining room table.  We also have a new host at Art Journal Journey.  Susi and I want to welcome first time host, artist Wendy from Wendy's Art and Craft Journal.  

Her theme is Having Fun, and I suspect that's what we'll do this month.

In fact, we are having a bit of tea time fun today.

I love how the blues in the picture I found in my stash matches the background, which is a used security envelope.

I'll also have some tea, too.

The tea time fun was hand printed on a different security envelope using a Sharpie.  It is positioned behind the security window.

Using variegated and plain copper threads, I sewed the images to the page, then created a bit of interest with my wonky sewing on and around the used envelope.

This is Day 1 of 22 days of recycling leading up to bEARTHday.  Today I recycled two security envelopes and an image from my stash.

I hope you will join Wendy, Susi, Bleubeard, and me this month at Art Journal Journey with your own art inspired by Having Fun, too.  Please be aware, we want to see your altered book pages, journal pages, loose journal art, canvases, fabric pages, and digital art.  However, we cannot accept cards, ATCs, ATCoins, or tags, and will be forced to delete your entry.

It's now time for you to share your own drink related post.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year.
 


Don't forget to have your Second on the 2nd post ready, if it differs from your T Tuesday post.  Please add it both places if your post includes both challenges.


26 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tea-time piece, I have some plates and bowls with the same pattern. Thanks for the tip about the arts and culture department at the university, I loved the glass mosaic from Miro. It seems to be a huge university, too. Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

i love how you positioned the "tea time fun" in this window of the security envelope. good idea, really clever. and yes, we surely will have fun with this new theme at ajj! happy tea time ♥, johanna

Meggymay said...

Oh my Tea, I will pull up my chair and join you for a cuppa.
It is a great way to recycle the envelope and you created an great page. I love how you stitched the frame for the tea time crockery . Your own china looks beautiful as well.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth.
Yvonne xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the new theme y'all have at Art Journal Journey, and it has already inspired an ATC ;) Yes, yes, I know ATCs aren't accepted, and so I won't try to link over there, of course, but I do appreciate the inspiration :) I love your tea- and recycling-themed entry.

Happy T Day!

Mia said...

Lovely lovely lovely piece, Elizabeth!!!!!

Eileen Bergen said...

Lovely "Having Fun" page, Elizabeth. Plus a very clever use of a security envelope as a background, especially the title window.

Happy T-day! Eileen xx

CJ Kennedy said...

I love Tea Time. It isn't so much about drinking tea as the sharing time with good friends. I enjoyed your tea party, Elizabeth. Blue is my favorite color and I never paid attention to what nice patterns are in a security envelope. Happy T Day.

Lisca Meijer said...

What a good way of using the inside of a security envelope. Great fun! This tea party looks good. I love the cups and tea pot, but also the 'goodies' to go with it. I think I'll come along to this one.
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

Linda Kunsman said...

Love how you used the security envelopes! Wonderful imagery for T day and of course I love the wonky stitched bits:)Fun post Elizabeth. Happy T day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love using the insides of some of the prettier security envelopes but I could never use them as brilliantly as this! I really love this page Elizabeth, especially as it celebrates T Day so well too! Hugs, Chrisx

kathyinozarks said...

I really loved your recycle piece-perfect for T I look forward to seeing the rest of your April posts
Happy T thanks for hosting for us Kathy

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I like this piece of art and how the blue works with the white cup and saucer. it's a really pretty cup. Nice use of the blue from envelopes too. It looks great stitched. Hope it's a happy T day. hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

A lovely recycled piece that also works for your tea day - well done! I love the different varieties of safety envelopes, and it’s great that you were able to find one that fit your colour scheme so well.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely tea time fun, gorgeous post..x

froebelsternchen said...

I simply adore what you have made with this envelope! So clever and sooo beautiful!
Hugs, Susi

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Such an important date and one that should be remembered world wide! Great use of those throw away's Elizabeth and to incorporate them into T Day is double the dose of cleverness.
Happy T-Day Hugs Tracey x

WendyK said...

Love the idea of the sewing around the images and it suits both of the challenges. Great to recycle as well.

Darla said...

Great post for April Tea. I always enjoy seeing your sewing on papers. So interesting.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great reuse of the envelope, and clever idea to make it about t time. Happy T-Day!

Jeanie said...

This is fun -- it looks like it will be a good theme and I like the idea of the photo and sewing and all the texture. I especially love the blue!

J said...

What a great idea Elizabeth to use an envelope, I save the fancy stamps, not sure why as I've never found a use for them!!
The tea set looks very pretty, lovely colour, must admit we always use mugs.
Happy T day, jan x

Dianne said...

you're my inspiration for using security envelopes in my journals! Tea with you warms my heart...wish we could enjoy some together in person. Hope you have a fun bEARTHday month!

Let's Art Journal said...

What a fabulous recycling project! The old envelopes and images work perfectly together with your lovely stitching 😁. Happy T Day wishes! J 😊 x

Caty said...

OOhh Elizabeth, you never cease to amaze me !! I love your idea of ​​reusing that envelope to create your page, beautiful page!
I love how you have stitched the image and the feeling, fantastique!
Happy T-day!
I wish you a very nice afternoon and send
Big hugs, Caty

Kate Yetter said...

I would have never known that this was a reused envelope! What a beautiful piece of art. I love the simplicity of this piece. The colorful but sparse use of photos and the stitching is a very pleasing piece to the eye.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Halle said...

So late for the party!! Love your wonky sewn journal page. Its perfect!!!!
That cup is lovely as well.
Happy T day!