Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Time for Tea.

I saw the tutorial for making a paper mache cup on another blog and thought I would have a go. The tutorial didn't have a saucer but heck when has that ever stopped me ( if I can knit a jumper with no pattern oops! slipped up there if Monkey can knit his friend a jumper then a saucer is no probs).
Took myself off into the garden armed with plain white paper napkins ,pva glue(watered down 50/50) and had a sticky gluey session. Card board template for the cup came from here and the inspiration from Sid. The saucer I just cut round and existing one and then wet the cardboard circle and moulded it to the right shape. Several layers of napkin later plus a coat of white paint (I used Jo Sonja's velvet matt finish) and a sheet (or two) of patterned paper (carefuly cutting out the flower shapes) from Funky Hand and we have a tea cup and saucer. Just right for a summers day.


Close up showing the inside of cup and the large flower motif in centre of saucer.


I am entering this into the following challenges.

Get Funky: Zing into spring.

Top Tip Tuesday: Spring has Sprung.

Papertake Weekly: Truly dimensional.

All Sorts: Anything but square.


32 comments:

Ali said...

How brilliant are they??!! Gorgeous love the pattern you have used xx

Kathy said...

oh wow, how fab is your cup and saucer? I love how you've used the Funky Freebie - inspired!

Debbie said...

Very nice Mrs A. I can just see you sat in the garden with the Doc, More tea and Cake anyone!! Debbiexx

Angela Weimer said...

Mrs A, This is wonderful. Love the way you added the flower in the center too! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day. Angele

Margreet said...

what a beauty, Mrs. A.....you're so talented...make another one and enjoy in the garden, together with the Doc!
xxx Margreet

Anice said...

Wow! Is all I can say. This cup and saucer are totally fab. Thank you for joining in with this months Get Funky Challenge and sharing such a brill creation with us.
Anice xx

Catherine said...

You are such a clever Lady ! Love your creations ! Simply fab !

Sherry Edwards said...

Oh so delicate! My little pinky is twitching.

brenda said...

What a wonderful little set.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining us at Allsorts Challenge this week, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

PuppyFly Boutique said...

Love the paper you've chosen - good luck in the challenges! Anna x

Faye said...

This is a brilliant project. I had to giggle at the comment about you and The Doc sitting in the garden sipping tea and scoffing cake. Nibbling cake and scoffing drinkie more like! Thanks for sharing this fab make at Get Funky - Good Luck. xxx

Lynne said...

Wow, what a fantastic idea. You are very talented. Well done xx

Jules said...

What a fantastic project.

Very original and I love it!!!

I doubt Anice ever thought her design would make its way onto a cup and saucer LOL!! Must admit I would like a real cup and saucer like that!!

Very inspirational.

Thank you for sharing with Get Funky! this month.

Love Jules xx

Terry Oulboub said...

This is gorgeous Mrs. A. - beautiful tea cut and saucer - you're so brilliant! The paper is gorgeous and simply wonderful - how very talented you remain, lady! It's always fun to see what you've braved and successfully carried off - superb!

Terry Oulboub said...

P.S. That monkey is quite brilliant as well, reading and knitting - what won't he do? :-)

Liz, said...

Very cool creation but I hope your biccies are real!

Liz x

Fleur said...

A gorgeous creation, Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Allison said...

oh how wonderful
Thanks for playing along with Get Funky this month
AllisonX

oneoff said...

I think I need some Darjeeling and a scone! Funky AND gorgeous, Mrs A...luvvit.

Bx

Susie said...

Oh gosh, just stunning! I am very impressed, I"m glad I stopped by. I think I could do this! :) Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

Jan said...

How cool and clever is THAT!!

Rachel said...

Brilliant! Now I want to see you make a teapot!

I hope your blood poisoning is getting better. Personally I fell down the stairs just after photographing my workspace, so I'm doped on pain killers! I think they're nicer than antibiotics!

Get well soon.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Whooo you are so clever Mrs A!
How fab is that lil teacup and saucer!
Jan x

Twiglet said...

Love the C&S - hope your bite is improving.

Donna said...

Oh wow, this is brilliant Mrs A and such a clever idea, such a pretty design too :) Donna x

Loopylou. said...

oh that is just adorable!! thank you so mujch for sharing it with us over on get funky and what a super use of the freebie papers anice made! hugs Lou xxx

Lindsey said...

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Love 'em, love 'em, LOVE 'EM.
Can I have a Clarice Cliff sugar sifter please!
Linds x

The Doc. said...

I have heard the next project is a choclit tea pot unless it gets eaten before it is finished !

Jackie said...

How fab is that! A lovely use of Anice's freebie paper. Thanks for playing with this months Get Funky challenge :)

Caroljenks said...

What an amazing piece of work - LOVE IT!

Thanks for joining in with our 'Spring Has Sprung' Challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Jenny said...

oh how unusual & clever! What a super duper zingy springy project! Thank you for joining us with our Get Funky! challenge!

Marcea said...

Beautiful dimension and such gorgeous details. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW this week
-x-