Monday, March 25, 2013

Your Late For Tea!

For those of you that know me well know that I collect tea cups. The more antique and old the better. So for today's project I really wanted to make one myself. 

I decided to use some of my Gelli Prints again. I'm bad, because I forgot to take a photo of my print prior to cutting it down. Luckily I have a photo of all my prints from a prior post. 

For the first photo I used the print with the large black dots 

For this second photo I used the print int he upper righthand corner with the octagons and lots of black and red. 

I found this great tutorial on pinterest for making a paper mache teacup. Mrs. Ann Wood posted a tutorial and printout for the pattern. I printed out the pattern and cut it out in cardboard and put it all together using her instructions.

I then tore up my gelli plate patterns and adhered those with modge podge. It was tough and I had to do a lot of holding the paper down.
It would probably be easier to use something more flexible than card stock but at this point I was committed.

I'm SO sorry but I didn't take any of pictures as I was doing this. I just forget and get carried away sometimes. Sorry!

Anyway, I did the same with the handle, paper and modge podge. I also wanted my cup to have a plate so I used cardboard  to cut a circle and my gelli prints to modge podge on there as well.

I have this great collection of Octopode Factory Alice In Wonderland characters by artist Lilly Chivers. I wanted to use those so i printed out a sheet and cut a few of them out for my cup. I used popsicle sticks and glued my Alice and Mad Hatter characters to them in order to stick them inside the cup so they were standing up.

I also put some pink heart tissue paper inside my cup to fill the inside. 
I used one of my leftover flower petals from my the previous creation Here and added a heart shaped brad.

Everything was glue gunned to the cup and I also glued the cup to the plate. 
I made a little sign for the Cheshire Cat with that famous Quote "Your Late For Tea!"  I glues that onto a popsicle stick that I cut smaller and glued it behind the cat so it would look like he is holding it. 

I have to say this was SO fun to make. I really had a great time putting it together. I love Lilly Chiver's whimsy and fun characters, they really add personality to this project.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Anything But A Card - Their challenge this week is to create something Springy or Alice In Wonderland Themed.
613 Avenue Create - This Week Is Anything Goes over there
Simon Says Stamp and Show - This week they are doing "Quotes" and I used the Famous Quote from Alice In Wonderland "Your Late For Tea" haha! That is my #1 Favorite movie of all time. I love it!!

Thanks for stopping by, next time I will be careful to take pictures of my process. SMILES!!


  1. Terrific tea cup...and the spooky characters crack me up!

  2. Could this be any more fun??? I think not! Love the quote too! Love the teacup and bright colors! Great out of the cup thinking here! Thank you for taking the time to quote something for our challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  3. Very cool!!! Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card!! :) :) :)

  4. Too cool, Claudine. The cup is great and I'm lovin' those wonderland characters.

  5. I love your tea cup and characters..they are fab! Have fun with your Alice adventure and good luck.
    susan s

  6. Fun and Funky! Great design for your tea cup collection! Love the tiny quote you added! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  7. Love your tea cup!!!
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Ruthie DT

  8. Wow this is an awesome creation! I'm headed over to check out that link now! Thanks for joining us at anything but a card!