Sunday, February 15, 2015

Steampunk Blossoms

Hello Dear Friends!
Today's collage is for the challenge at Take A Word, where the prompt this week was "Steampunk".  I decided to make a bouquet of steampunk blossoms!  I'm a bit obsessed with all things springtime right now, so, since we are weeks and weeks away from seeing anything bloom here in The Land of The Tearoom, I have created some blooms myself!

Now it's back to my book project!  We're snowed in again for the I-don't-know-how-many-times-now and so I've just been working on creative projects to chase away the potential bouts of cabin fever!

(Images used in my collage today from Cemerony on Etsy, Tumble Fish Studios and itKuPiLLi on Mischief Circus, my own personal collection and the ink bottle was from Google.)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Adventure Time Again for Victorienne...

Hello to you, Dearest Friends of The Tearoom!

Tonight, our very adventuresome little girl Victorienne is off on yet another adventure!  And this time, the idea for her adventure has come not from me, but from her Daddy, Mr. V!  Having her swinging on a swing suspended by balloons was entirely his idea and I was more than happy to bring his idea to life!  Our little girl is dressed warmly in her snowsuit and mittens and is having fun swinging in the air over Paris, her favorite place!  So, this is OUR submission for The Three Muses Collage Challenge this week, whose prompt was "Balloons".

The images I used in this collage came from Tumble Fish Studios and my own personal collection!

I have been having a fun time the last few days working on some of the elements for the illustrations for the book I am working on.  Late last summer, I painted some watercolor stripes on some old dictionary pages.  I scanned them in and stored them in the memory stick I am using for the book.  This week, I opened those files again, stained them with some more colors in Photoshop, digitally added some slightly torn edges and now, we have some wallpaper for the hotel where Victorienne and Purple Kitty will find themselves in the course of the story!  

Wishing everyone a lovely day!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

It's Magical...

Happy Sunday to you, Dear Friends of The Tearoom!

This Magic Love Potion Machine collage is one I made for two collage challenges this week:  the challenge at Collage Obsession, where the prompt is "Love" and for Take A Word, where the prompt is "Be My Valentine".  I had fun making it and used images from itKuPiLLi Imagenarium and Tumble Fish Studios (both from Mischief Circus) and from my own personal collection.  

Who could possibly resist its charms, glowing purple, emitting mysterious potions, designed to inspire love in all who come in contact with it?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Colors to Cheer Us...

Hello Dear Friends of The Tearoom,
I know it is not this way everywhere, but here in The Land of The Tearoom, we have had so much snow and now are expecting even more, leaving us dreaming of springtime, hoping it is not so far away!

So, I'm happy to participate in the collage challenge at The Three Muses this week!  The prompt this week is "Frame" and this is the frame I created:

(The pieces I used for my collage today are pieces from various kits from Tumble Fish Studios and one piece from Crowabout StudioB from The Misfit Dollhouse Kit, all from Mischief Circus.)

Hooray for bright colors to help chase away our winter blues!

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hello to you, Dear Friends of The Tearoom!

Wishing one and all a most...

And to celebrate, I am so excited to be able to participate in the Take a Word Collage Challenge today! The prompt this week was "Hearts" and I had made a collage a couple of weeks ago that I was saving especially to celebrate the gorgeous reds, pinks and purples that are so much fun to use this month!  

Created mostly from the XOXO Digital Collage Sheet Set from Tumble Fish Studios at Mischief Circus, I call it "A World of Love in Our Hearts"!

Here in the world of The Tearoom, there has been snow, snow and more snow!  All we can do is sit, bundled up, dreaming of spring, sipping our tea and keeping ourselves busy with creative ideas that take us out of our world of snow!  As I mentioned in my blog post here, I am back to working on my book project about Victorienne!  It is set in a much more temperate time of the year, so working on it is like taking a vacation to a much warmer place!  More about this project soon...

February is a special month for us!  It is my birthday month (on the 8th), it was the birthday month of my Dear Mommy Cupcake (on the 11th) and two years ago, on February 12th was when I ordered the first postcards from an Etsy seller that, through The Magic of Photoshop, became our Paperdoll Daughter Victorienne, so it is her birthday as well!

As always, the tea is waiting for you, steaming in the samovar, in front of the fire.   You are always welcome to come and visit with us here and share a cup to warm you!