Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge #7

Hi everyone.  It's time for a new challenge at Twofer Card Challenge.  That's where we want you to create TWO cards using either the same stamp or the same die, with TWO different designs for TWO different occasions.  Make sure to follow the word prompt as well.  The challenge is open for TWO weeks.


I am using the same stamp for my two cards above.  This is an old (retired) stamp set from Stampin' Up! that is all about tea.  I started by stamping the large flower patterned tea cup stamp in light ink so that I could do some no line watercolouring.  What I got with my first stamp was an outline of the tea cup.  Perfect, it sparked me to cut it out and use it for the card on the left.  I sprinkled two colours of Lindy's magicals over top and the spritzed a little water.  I got this deep blue -- so beautiful and shimmery.  I die-cut a partial flower wreath from hot press watercolour paper, cut all the pieces apart and watercoloured them with distress inks.  Then I used them to create a little bouquet in the tea cup.  So happy how this turned out.  Added a simple sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...

The second card (right above) is the tea cup stamped a few times with light ink so that I could use no line watercolouring to create this vintage look tea cup with flowers.  So pretty.  It was hard to figure out what to put with it.  In the end I want no distractions from the tea cup, so added a bit of steam at the top with gray and used the same colour to add a grounding.  I used a very small tag to stamp the sentiment and added it to the cup with a piece of green twine.

Here's a close-up ...

We have two very talented Guest Designers joining us this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful cards from Bonnie (Stamping with Klass ) and Marianne (Marianne's cards 'n stuff ), along with our team designers.  I know you'll be inspired to play along.  See you in the gallery!







Card #1:  A Cup of Thank
Stamps:  Tea Shoppe (SU!)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Srathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Sahara Sand (SU!); Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, floral arrangement die (penny black), Lindy's magicals (hydangea blue, tiffanylou's blue), water mister

Card #2:  Hello
Stamps:  Tea Shoppe (SU!); Word Salad (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate (SU!); Distress Inks:  Brushed Corduroy, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Abandoned Coral, Barn Door (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, Pinpoint Main Street Tag (Poppy Seed), twine

Challenges:
Twofer Challenge #7

39 comments:

  1. I love both of these so much! Great twofer.

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  2. These are both so charming, Loll ... what a fabulous idea to create a bouquet in that delicious blue hued tea cup! Your Twofer puts me in mind of visiting with my grandmother ... tea always came in pretty cups like this ... it's just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. Simply beautiful tea cups designs, my friend. They remind me of all the pretty tea cups my grandmother had and used:-) TFS all your details. I can imagine how gorgeous the beautiful blue magicals must shine. Such a sweet tiny tag for your 2nd card. I love how the tea cups were the star of both cards. TFS Loll. Hugs....

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  4. Wonderful twofer, Loll. Two beautiful cards with lovely flowers. I adore pretty teacups! :)

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  5. your tea cups are so pretty, Loll - reminds me of my mother's collection which i have

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  6. I can tell how much fun you had making these designs, Lolly! Your beautiful blue mug is even more sensational with the equally bold and beautiful bouquet you added! And your no-line watercolor tea cup with the flourish of steam is a work of vintage art! I am really swooning over the tiny "hello" tea bag tag!! Hugs, Dolly

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  7. Two beautiful CAS cards, Loll. I still have several sets of teacups packed away, which belonged to my Mum and MIL. Tea tastes so much better out of a bone china teacup! xx

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  8. Two lovely cards, Loll. Hope you are having a great summer.

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  9. Wow, what eye catching cards Loll! I love that beautiful deep blue cup and what a fun idea to add flowers in it. It looks awesome! Your second cup looks just like a vintage tea cup and I am so loving it! I'm glad you just added steam and a tiny sentiment. That was all it needed. So beautiful are both of your cards. I've got to see what I have to play along with. Hugs, Brenda

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  10. Wonderful cards, Loll - especially the second one that has such a beautiful image on it and the wonderful steam coming out of it - I can just imagine it being a lovely cup of tea. The flowers in the first one are so much fun - and I love the way the leaves hang over the cup. A great twofer!

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  11. Nice to see tea cups, rather than mugs.

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  12. Love the rich blues on the first cup! It's just perfect for holding those pretty flowers! The cup with the flowers looks like fine china! A very classy cup of tea!

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  13. The vibrant colors of the first card surrounded by all the white makes me happy! Love the idea of putting flowers in the cup! And then painting them on the cup for the second card! You were right to keep the rest simple so the cup can shine! That tiny tag reminds me of a teabag... Fantastic, both of the cards!

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  14. How beautiful! Love the Lindy's coloration on the blue cup, and it shows so lovely in the closeup. The flower arrangement is so pretty. #2 looks like a fine bone china, and of course your w/coloring is awesome as always. Adding the steam was perfect and makes me want a cup of tea! TFS & Hugs

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  15. Love both of your teacups Loll, especially the one with the flowers. It reminds me of my mums teacups :)

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  16. Oh...gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!♥

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  17. Gorgeous cards, Loll! Your tea cup is so pretty and I love how you created distinctly different cards using it! The rich blue on the first one is so striking and works perfectly as a vase for those lovely blooms! Your vintage tea cup is just divine! I love your no-line watercoloring and tag! Such a lovely CAS design on both cards, too!

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  18. Such pretty tea cups Loll. So elegant and regal.

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  19. Two very cool makes for the Twofer challenge, Loll, such fun

    Kathyk

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  20. These look so pretty Loll, and so different. Great twofer! xx

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  21. I love your tea cup cards. They are fabulous. I've always enjoyed hot tea and love looking through antique stores at some of the beautiful china cups. [Bunny]

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  22. Two beautiful cards, Loll. I love the colours.

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  23. Just love your gorgeous tea cup cards, Loll - especially the blue one with the flowers in it! I've had the tea where the flowers "bloom" out of a packed ball - so reminded me when I saw your card! Just love the painted blossoms on card two - so beautiful on the pale green!

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  24. This is a wonderful take on that challenge! Both of these turned out so beautiful. What wonderful masking and coloring on these too. I love both of these, Loll!

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  25. Two terrific twofers, Loll! Fun idea to turn the cup into a vase for your bright floral bouquet. Both are beautifully colored. x

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  26. Two very gorgeous Twofers. I just love the bright bold colors as well. All the flowers are so beautiful!

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  27. Loll, both of your cups are gorgeous! I love each bouquet be it on the cup or in it! How cool that you brought a little bit of blue from the cup up to the top flowers. Any beverage would be a treat to drink in your delicate floral cup! I hope your summer is going well!

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  28. Gorgeous twofers, Loll!
    This stamp set is one of my first ones I bought when I started stamping, so I used them many times. But I never thought of putting a pretty flower bouquet like this or making the cup vintage-looking. How creative!
    And you colored both of them so beautifully and fussy-cut them so neatly (the curvy line of the cup handle!!) Love that you used a tag for the tea bag! Hideko xx

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  29. Such a creative look for the twofers! Both elegant and very different...love the steam and grounding with gray on the right one.

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  30. Two beautifully creative designs. ❤️

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  31. Both of these tea cups are absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! Totally in LOVE with the magicals cup and the little bouquet of flowers and leaves you added...SO bright and vibrant!! Love that you stamped the sentiment in the same bright green you used for the leaves too!! Your 2nd card is so beautiful too...love how delicate the cup looks with those lovely, lovely flowers and then just the soft steam rising from it! Two absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards my friend...well done!! :0)

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  32. What fabulous cards...both of them. Love the vibrant blues on he cup on the first card and the bling of the magicals. Great how you filled the cup with the prettiest of flowers...vibrant and fun x. Such a cute idea to pop on the tiny die cut on the second card, just like the string on a tea bag. Love the pretty flowers on the front of the cup and the stencil work for the steam. Wonderful inspiration Loll...Thank you x

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  33. Two wonderful tea cups, Loll.

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  34. I was only going to comment on a few of the comments I missed but every one demands a comment including these Twofer beauties Loll, and adore the pretty bouquet filled cup in that bright and pretty blue, and the simplicity of the second is completed perfectly with the steam and grounding of the cup using grey, and what could be the teabag tag with the sentiment. x

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  35. Love your two takes on teacup cards, Loll! The vibrancy of the flower filled blue cup is gorgeous!

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  36. Such cute cards, Loll :-) The first card as a flower pot looks amazing. I love the deep, strong cup color combined with the bright green foliage. In the second card I love how you added flowers as a pattern on the cup. So beautiful.
    xx

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  37. The effect on the blue cup is just wonderful. I really like both these cards. x

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  38. athe bouquet is so pretty and that blue cup is the most beautiful color. I like the simple little tag attached to the green cup with flowers. Both are colorful, pretty cups and cards.

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