Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Quick Quotes Off the Page! Topiary in a Teacup

Hello, Alicia posting today with a flower project.  Our challenge this month at Quick Quotes.  I have upcycled a fancy teacup for display.  My mother used to make crafts like this years ago but not with paper, she used real flowers.  As a matter of fact she supplied me with the teacup!


I manually cut and embossed each flower and inked generously with Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I then rolled the flowers using a dowel to keep them rounded.  Finally I added a dab of hot glue to keep them together.  Here they are after inking:


It took pretty much all of 100 flowers.  You can't tell but this is a miniature teacup.  The Styrofoam ball I used was only 2 1/2 inches.  Because of the tiny dimensions I used the smallest 3-D flower dies I had in my collection.  I though about electronically cutting them but the embossing details added so much texture especially when inked with Quick Quotes powderpuff chalking inks it was worth the effort.  I used pins with pearls on top to secure them to the ball.


I used half a ball at the bottom of the dowel for the base.  It fit in the teacup like a charm!  I covered the top (flat side) with leaves from the same die set, again with a beautiful emboss only more enhanced with Green with Envy PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I added a few flowers at the base.  I didn't want to wait for paint to dry so I wrapped the wood dowel in gold washi tape that matched the gold detail on the teacup.  Finally, I added a bow with just a little sparkle.  


Aren't the details of the cup exquisite?  I didn't want to actually alter the tea cup so thanks to the perfectly sized Styrofoam balls the topiary simply sits inside the teacup! I hope you have enjoyed this project. Please join us by August 25th for the Quick Quotes Flower challenge.

Quick Quotes Products used:

other products used:
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Martha Stewart ribbon
gold washi tape
pins with pearls
Styrofoam balls
wood dowel
hot glue


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:




Thanks so much for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. Wow such a beautiful creation, the composition is spot on and just overall gorgeous
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

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  2. Beautiful flowers and tea cup, I don't have that one in my collection. I would love to see the bottom of the cup and saucer to see which manufacturer it came from. Queen Anne is my favorite.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  3. OMG this is incredible. Gorjuss projects. Good work cutting out 100 roses.

    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On #115 and hope to see your projects again soon. Keti (DT)

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  4. Wonderful project, it looks amazing. You must have great patience, making all of this little roses. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  5. WOW is too small a word for this fabulous creation. I can't begin to imagine how long this took. Thank you for joining in with us over at Ecllectic Ellapu this month.
    Sue

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  6. Oh my goodness..this is awesome..all the little handmade flower, oure dedication to art..I adore it...
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this month over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..x

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  7. Wow!Stunning project. All those tiny flowers. They are soooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles. Wynn DT

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  8. What a stunning project ,so pretty and it must have took you so long to make all those gorgeous flowers
    Thanks for joining us at craft-Dee BowZ and good luck
    Tracey X

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  9. Your work is extraordinary! What a stunning piece. Thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.

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  10. Wow, that is beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu and good luck in the challenge.

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  11. Stunning and so perfectly done! I love how you have placed it in a teacup. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  12. This is a gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

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  13. As usual - amazing work. So much patience create 100 flowers like that. Love that little teacup and saucer too. Thanks for sharing this lovely project with us at Unstampabelles.

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  14. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colour scheme too. Thanks for joining in at Unstampabelles.

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  15. This is a fantastic art piece. I especially like the story behind it. Wow...100 flowers...

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  16. I just love your project..so clever and the patience you had to create all those tiny flowers..amazing..a fab entry for our challenge at Altered Eclectics this month..x

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  17. Awesome project, thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month! xx

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  18. Stunning! I am blown away by how cool this is. Thanks for sharing this with us over at Pile It On !!

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  19. This is beautiful - what a fantastic project!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  20. Totally adorable Alicia!!! You must have so much patience to create so many flowers and they look perfect in the tea cup. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

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  21. Congratulations alice, awesome project. Good luck and thanks for joining at Unstampabelles

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