Hello. I was so looking forward to this month's challenge: HOME, but in reality, life got in the way and I've had little time to craft. I did manage to quickly put a piece together and I am fairly pleased with the results, but feel it could have been much, much better had I allocated more time. I spent just a couple of hours on this.
As there is no way I could draw a realistic teapot or cup and saucer, I found a couple of images on the web and printed them off. I drew round them in black ink so I could see the images clearly and I tried a couple of different layouts.
Then I decided what papers I would use ...
and what background paper ...
I didn't have any thick paper or craft cardboard to hand so recycled a breakfast cereal box. I thought the paper looked a little boring, so scored lines closely together to give it a bit of a lift before sticking it down. You can just see this in the photo above. I thought the scoring made it look more like wallpaper, which is the look I was aiming for. Then all I needed to do was to cut out the teapot, cups and saucers and stick them in place.
It didn't look quite finished so I cut a frame from some pink flowery paper and ran a pink felt tipped pen along the edges to soften it and to get rid of the white edge as I hate seeing the white cut edge of paper.
I then drew round all the images in pink glitter pen to make them stand out more.
I am quite tempted to put this up in the kitchen, but it will need a frame with glass, which I do not have to hand.
Do you like it? I'd love to know your thoughts.