Monday, 14 July 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Let's Have Tea

I am posting this piece for the current Mixed Media Monday theme of "Let's Have Tea". It was made some years back and was published in Somerset Studio. It is a collage based on a nail polish remover transfer I did of a gorgeous tea themed photo. (12 July Note - sorry, I left the word remover out when I first typed this! Apologies to those that thought I had a discovered a new technique!) I really love transfers although it occurs to me that I don't very often post stuff that is based on them! The background stamps are from Oxford Impressions and the lace is virtually antique - I had it in my sewing basket for many years! Mind you I still have fabric from my teenage years so it isn't just lace that I have hung onto!

Yesterday I continued to work on my inchies and they should be finished in the next few days. I also made this fabric ATC for a trade with Carole in NZ - it is a variation on the ones I made recently for another trade but this time I think I did a better job by adding some hand stitching and extra embellishment.

11 comments:

Beth said...

The piece is wonderful. I had never heard of nail polish transfer before, but if it provides such great results, I need to learn about it!

truutske said...

Absolutely stunning work.
I had also never heard of nail polish transfer.

Jen Crossley said...

How awesome this looks
nail polish tranfer hm very interesting
Jen

Inka said...

Beautiful traditional look! Love the little dictionary clip … really sets the image off :)

studiorose said...

Nail polish remover, eh? I wonder if that contains the same stuff as a Chartpak blender? I'll have to try it for sure! Love the soft colors of this one, and congrats on being published!

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful, Debbi! Diane

Sue Smith said...

Your tea time collage is so pretty. Love the lace - of course! Stunning fabric postcard... the hand stitching looks amazing!

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Lovely, lovely collage art!

Night Owl Designs said...

Gorgeous piece Debbi:-) Just to let you know, I've given you a couple of awards on my blog. Happy creating! Sephi

Melusine said...

Loved the ideas in your ATC.

sharon young said...

Beautiful pieces as always, Debbi. I don't know of the nail polish remover technique either, we used to use lighter fuel at college, bit i trued it recently and it didn't work.
I love the little tea pot charm, right up my street, I have a thing about drinking tea from a tea pot, I've got about 6 in different sizes.