Friday, August 23, 2019

Time for High Tea!

by Lisa for Sharon

When I heard Sharon's theme - Time for a Cuppa - of course I thought of using teabags in my page as I am wont to do.  However, when I received the journal and looked through it, and thought about it - shock horror - I didn't use teabags at all!

I came up with a different slant on things.  And of course took bugger all process pics - sorry peeps!

So firstly I collaged both of my pages with different vintage-style papers.  Sharon's journal is a two ring journal, making it easy to remove pages to work on.

Next I drew my page elements on good old cartridge paper.  I like this paper because it's a touch thicker than photocopying paper, and it's easy to cut out.

Then I coloured all of my bits using Derwent Inktense pencils - I love how soft and easy they are to use compared to the Derwent Studio pencils.  My daughter and I argue about these pencils constantly; she prefers the Studios and says 'Blend, mum!  Blend!'  It probably depends on the paper you're using, but I'll still pick Inktense any day!

Next I stuck everything down using matte gel medium, and added a sparkly chandelier.  And looked at it, and thought, it just needs something else.  So I added lots of words to do with High Tea.  

I love a good high tea; I think it's one of those things that you don't do very often, so it's always special!  If you've never had one, I highly recommend it.  Especially if they serve champagne! 😍

On the left hand page I wrote High tea is my kinda tea!

And here's my finished spread -  hope you like it Sharon! 💜


  1. Oh my, now that is a high tea I want to go to... those pastel colours are just gorgeous... and I agree with you.. Inktense for me to... lol...

  2. This is fantastic Lisa������

  3. I just love your high tea Lisa and am inspired to experience one myself and I especially love your champagne glasses.

    1. Ooh if you haven't been you definitely need to Louise! :)

  4. A few years back my daughter surprised me with a High Tea for my was such a wonderful experience, which everyone should enjoy at least once in their lives. You've captured that so well Lisa...wonderful spread. xox


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