Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Ritual of Tea

Well I think I am back. I think my mojo got tossed in my re-org, there were no images, no ideas, wow, scary. But I woke up yesterday and this was floating around in my head and I went with it.
The background paper is from my scraps and I have no idea who did this one. I did a multiple bow with a charm, the charm was computer generated. The pocket was done with design studio and cannot remember the cartridge for the embellishment it was also in my scraps. The stitching was done with a 3ply thread that I have had for ages but could not find a sewing machine needle that it would fit through, finally found one at Wal-Mart. The stamped image is from All Night Media by Mary Engelbrett. I did a fun technique with the stamp, you stamp the image with a light gray or beige ink, then with a thin black permanent ink pen draw around the image then color in with Copic inks. Photo corners on this are QK and metal. I love the tea bag from "Stash" it is Mango-Coconut and thought it perfect for this card pocket.
Inside it says, "It is not just tea but the ritual, the chime of the microwave that deems the ritual begin. The dunking of the tea bag and then walking away as it steeps. For a true ritual there must be a china tea cup so that your mouth feels the warmth gently before you experience the earthy fragrance entwined with coconut and mango. It is the first sip that rewards you with pictures of Monet women in floppy hats and swirling dresses, the gentle waves lapping at the shore of a tropical island. It is the ritual." Happy Saturday, Hugs

10 comments:

Angelwood said...

Beautiful, Sandi. Love the vibrant colors and I love teapot images! hugs, Angela

DonnaMundinger said...

And what a lovely ritual it is! Beautiful card, Sandi and how great to have you back! I was about to call the FBI and put out a missing crafter's alert. MISSED YOU LOTS! Have a wonderful Easter! xxD

eiyiyi said...

Welcome back to you and your mojo! Missed you tons. Gorgeous card. Happy Easter. hugs, eileen

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Sandi, I love the technique you did with the stamp. So glad to have you back with us. We all know what it's like when we "misplace" our Mojo, because it's never really lost. Take care, ~Diane

Crayola58 said...

Oh my dear friend, welcome back to the creation station.... we have sure missed you, your wonderful cards and techniques and your absolutely must have stories. I love the tea bag card, I love the story and the sentiment. Mojo doesn't get lost, it gets re-routed. Happens to me when I am doing cards, I think I should be sewing, and when I am sewing, I want to be making cards and it is hard to pull myself away from either because I am so dedicated to each.
Hugs
Carole

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So glad you are back Sandi, you were missed a lot. This is just awesome, I clicked on it to be able to see it better.. I would definitely say your mojo is back..

Margie said...

Yay, you're back, Sandi! Your space looks wonderful! I'm not much of a tea person, but you make it sound so inviting. Love that pretty stamp and that fun thread. I can't imagine your mojo ever taking a break! Have a beautiful Easter!

Kris L said...

Sandi I love the "ritual of tea" - so soothing. Great card. Happy Easter...Hugs...Kris

Kelly said...

What a great card Sandi. I'm glad to see you back, we sure have missed you!

Sharon Caudle said...

Wow, not only are you a fabulous artist, but a poet as well. You captured me with what you wrote! I love it!
hugs!
Sharon