Friday, February 28, 2014

What Is Going On Here?

Is this a herd of chickens?
The Fraternal Order of Party Chicks?
No, it's simply the Spring Chicken Easter Parade,
my newest digital collage sheet

They would so love to come marching
through your Springtime and Easter projects!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Creative Visualization...

Hello Dear Friends,
I have always been a big believer in creative visualization.  So, maybe if I keep thinking about spring, it will materialize a bit more quickly. We have good things coming our way, but they are just not here yet. Patience is essential!  Here in The Land of The Tearoom, the mountains of snow do not appear to want to go away any time soon. We know that the arrival of spring will bring with it not only warmer weather, but also a new chapter in our lives!  More on all of that later...

I'm very grateful that Colleen featured my new Printable Floral Bunting Collage Sheet this week on her blog Butterfly in the Attic! Thank you, Colleen!  Because Mr. Linky was not playing nice, I was only able to post one submission for her Linky Party last week, so this week, I'm posting my other new sheet, Secret Garden Party Printable Invitations.  They match the bunting from last week!

Keep your eyes open for several new Springtime/Easter-themed sheets in Velvet Revived!

And who is this?  
I guess you'll have to come back to find out!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


My submission for The Three Muses Collage Challenge for this week:

(Please click to see the details up close!)

Our prompt this week was "Architecture".
I've always thought it would be fun to have a house made
from a cloud!
This one has balconies,
a rose arbor of sunset-colored roses,
trailing purple morning glories...
I will wave as I float over your house in mine!!

Images used in this collage from:
My personal collection

Monday, February 17, 2014

Is it Summertime Yet?

Update:  I'm participating in the Linky Party at Butterfly in the Attic and I see that Colleen has had the same ideas about distracting ourselves from the snow as I have!

Just as we expect still more snow, here in The Land of The Tearoom, I am dreaming of Spring and Summer...

My newest digital collage sheets from Velvet Revived on Etsy, a printable invitation, perfect for a Secret Garden Party and a matching bunting, in sweet shades of lilac and lavender, spring green and butter yellow!

And to remind myself of warmer days ahead,
I created a new board on Pinterest called
The Garden Parasol (c. 1910), detail
Fredrick Carl Frieseke

And my next project includes tulips -
absolutely armloads of them...!

Can't wait to show you!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Down the Rabbit Hole Once Again...

Hello Dear Friends!
Since I'm still recovering from having had a bad cold for a couple of weeks now, I've been keeping myself busy in quiet ways!  My comfy chair is surrounded with half-done projects and sketches of things I'm working on.  I am planning on doing some rubberstamping later on today, so you should keep up your visits to The Tearoom for the unveiling of more of my hand-stamped prints!

In the meanwhile, I have still been hard at work on another new collage sheet!  Since my Alice in Wonderland sheets are so popular (a big Thank You hug goes out to everyone who bought my "Victorienne in Wonderland" sheet so far!!), I decided that I'd make some gift tags you could use for your next Mad Tea Party!

"Alice in Wonderland Tags" are available now
in Velvet Revived on Etsy!

As always, Dear Friends, thank you for your visit to The Tearoom today!


Wednesday, February 5, 2014


This is my collage submission for The Three Muses Collage Challenge this week.  The prompt was "Love", done in art journal style.

And, even though in The Land of The Tearoom, everyday is Valentine's Day, Mr. Calendar tells us it is getting to be that time of year once again...

(This collage was made up of images from Tumble Fish Studios, The Graphics Fairy, Cemerony and my own personal collection.)

Sunday, February 2, 2014

February Begins at The Gossamer Tearoom. . .

After having had a bad cold for a couple of weeks last
month, I'm getting back to my projects!

Once again, this year, I have sent some handmade Valentines
to the Brooklyn offices of Etsy.  They will be handing them out
to recipients of Meals-On-Wheels in the New York City area.

These are the Valentines we made this year.
(Mr. V helped me!)

I used square Stardream Silver envelopes,
rubberstamped with Brilliance ink in "Victorian Violet".
Mr. V hand-lettered the labels with a Gelly Roll pen
in "Metallic Sepia".

I printed out some of the valentines I made for my
backed them with violet paper and added
dark red organza ribbon to them so they can
be hung as an ornament!

We then signed the backs of them all,
put them in their envelopes and sent them away!
We hope they make some people's days brighter!

And, it just isn't enough that
Our Dear Valentine Sweetheart Victorienne
is making a journey to New York City,
she is also dressed up as her favorite
characters from one of her favorite stories,
Alice in Wonderland,
here, in my newest collage sheet,

Here is our little girl,
dressed as the bottle of liquid
labelled "Drink Me" that made
Alice small enough to begin
her adventures!!

Keep checking back
because Valentine's Day and February
are special times to celebrate,
here in The Gossamer Tearoom!