Monday, January 20, 2014

Art and Tea on Tuesday

  Anyone else working on Valentine's Day projects?? I just started by making a few cards so far. My drawing classes are keeping me really busy!

  Here are two cards I'm entering into the challenge at Simon's Wed. Blog challenge. The theme for this week is "Emboss It". I chose using an embossing folder and die.

  Products: lg. white note card- 5" x 7"; turquoise, white cards stock; button - Dress It Up; ribbon- Michael's; flower- Recollections; felt heart- Martha Stewart; Grand Calibur die cut machine, Floral Doily Motifs die, Elite embossing folder -Spellbinders.

 Products: white note card -Canvas Corp; white, aqua card stock-Paper Studio; patterned card stock- Canvas Corp; digital print; felt owl- JoAnne's; Grand Calibur die cut machine, Big Scalloped Circles Large die, Floral Doilies motifs die- Spellbinders.

 This is another "Life Grids" spread from a lesson in the Draw Your Awesome Life Class. You can see more pages and read more in previous posts : beg. here, also here, and here.

 No stamping, no collage-it's all about drawing and illustrating-and for me this is such a challenge-but a good one :)

 And of course, it being (almost Tuesday- I needed to post early) I am joining Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations and T Stands For Tuesday at Altered Book Lover:

  I own a set of six cups and saucers I picked up at an auction held in my neighborhood. Sadly the owner had died (I didn't know her) but she had some of the loveliest dishes and such. I just fell in love with the gorgeous painting of these flowers-are they a kind of rose? I'm not sure but they look like roses to me.

 More snow is expected-AGAIN! so once my appts. are finished I'm going to have a nice cup of hot tea- and dream about a garden of roses in the Spring.

              " I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck."   Emma Goldman


  1. Linda I love your sweet cards! The colors are incredible choosed and cute owl is my favorite :) And so inspiring how you do your grids
    ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

  2. Love the colour combinations of your pretty cards..... matches the sweet teacups :)

    Karen x

  3. What pretty Valentines, Linda! I especially love the red/white polka dot paper. :)

    I hope you come by Fifis Daughter and check out my RAK giveaway offer.

  4. they look like roses to me, too. what beautiful cups, and perfect for a valentine's day theme. :)

  5. Love the cards--isn't light blue and red a beautiful color combination. Your cards and journal pages are sweet, and lovely vintage tea cup!

  6. Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Your found some lovely rose teacups. Happy Tea Day!

  7. Oh these are so sweet! Love the color combinations too! and so perfect for someone you LOVE! :)

  8. No Valentines here, your great cards inspire me though so who knows, maybe...
    Love the cups and saucers. I can't pass up china at an estate sale.


  9. Your Valentines are both cute! The color combo of red and turquoise has really been speaking to me lately, too. Have a nice T Day, and enjoy using your pretty new cups!

  10. Love the tea cup. Your cards are amazing. I make cards too, not a pretty as yours. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  11. Love the color combo of those cards!! The journal blocking is great too. I'm going to have to remember that technique!
    Happy Tuesday!

  12. Hello Linda, Your Valentine cards are very sweet! I love that you used turquoise embossed background for the first one, and a sweet owl on the second. Lovely!
    Your DYAL pages are fab too. That is such a cool class!
    Your rose china is beautiful! You are a lucky girl to find this set. The roses on the cup are so full and romantic.

  13. Love the cards and the Life Grid page! What a beautiful teacup, those roses are lovely!

  14. I haven't started working on Valentine cards yet, but I don't really send them, either. Yours are soooo cute.

    Speaking of cute, those roses on the tea cup are beautiful. So well done, and I like how you showed the bottom, too.

    Thanks for sharing T(ea) today. It was fun to see all the projects you have going on this week.

  15. WOW! What a gorgeous tea cup! I would have bought them too, they are quite pricy in the stores.

    Love you valentines, I haven't started that yet, running late as usual!
    Thanks for the earlier visit..........Happy T-day

  16. Beautiful valentine cards ~ very expressive and creative ~ carol, xxx

  17. YES on roses instead of diamonds and oh la laa your colors on your Valentine's cards slay me (smart you to begin the cards already...I spend too much time 'thinking' about those things and's too late :) )
    I am taking Misty Mawn's FULL CIRCLE online class and L♥ving it but already wondering how I will keep all of the balls in the air *ggg*
    Happy T Day dear one

  18. Hi Linda,
    We're right there with you on getting more snow here in Mass! I'm much rather be sipping my tea in a warm garden somewhere too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Valentine's inspired cards. I love the color combos with the blues and reds.

  19. The rose pattern is beautiful and very elegant. Your Valentine's cards are wonderful, and I really admire how you are drawing in your journal. Happy T Day!

  20. love all your beautiful stuff here especially your card designs are stunning Linda!


  21. Gorgeous cards Linda, super cute little owl and your tea cups are beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  22. gorgeous cards and the cups are wonderful. I can see you love red!

  23. I've been visiting Christine, who has led me to all sorts of Friday artists!
    Just joyful to look at yours. I'm so glad you shared.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  24. Oh, you had me at hot pink, turquoise and that owl! They are lovely - and the embossing provides such beautiful texture. xoox

  25. Oh, you had me at hot pink, turquoise and that owl! They are lovely - and the embossing provides such beautiful texture. xoox

  26. The bright colors of the cards are so inspiring Linda, especially in this season. Your sketches are looking awesome. Love this idea of making sketches that are related to our everyday lives. The cup with the rose pattern is gorgeous. What a great find!
    Have a wonderful week

  27. Love the 'Draw your Awesome Life' . So glad to have found your post at Teacup Tuesday!

  28. Lovely cards and journal pages! :)

  29. That grid journaling looks like a fun challenge.
    I think those are called cabbage roses. What pretty cups!
    Happy belated T-Day! :)


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