Elaine here again, this time with a pretty layout using the High Tea collection showcasing the co-ordinating Clear Texture Doily stamp.
To start with I took the High Tea wood effect Biscuit paper from the collection and added a circle of small doilies that I stamped using the Tim Hotz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I also mixed some of the ink into Texture paste to colour it and stencilled a rectangle using the Mini Mix Designer Stencil and the pre-coloured texture paste.
Whilst this was drying I fussy cut the coffee pot from the High Tea Cuppa Paper and several flowers and leaves from the Devonshire High Tea Paper until I had enough to arrange around the photograph. I then took more pieces of the Cuppa Paper and layered them behind the photo, raising the picture up on foam pads for dimension. I also stamped another small doily and heat embossed it, tucking it in amongst the fussy cut elements at the top of the picture.
I then took lots of die cuts from the High Tea collectables pack and the 6.5″ paper pad and I punched some tiny hearts from scraps of paper too and placed them around the circle of stamped doilies. For each of the flowers and leaves, I curled them around my fingers to give them a slightly more curved/natural look. The title to the left of the picture was a strip from the High Tea coordinating 6.5″ paper pad.
To finish off I used pearls from my stash in each of the small doilies and I used the tag from a cupcake I had been given at the Afternoon Tea Bridal Shower that I was attending when the photo was taken.
It’s such a pretty collection..don’t you agree?