tea cup art journal…

Patty Szymkowicz life's enchanted cup back in March while digging through some of my art supplies I came across a set of blank chipboard tea cups (if you’d like a closer look you can click on the photos)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 1

so I got busy sharing my progress along the way with you here

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 2I did not concern myself with the order of the tea cups…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 3

rather I worked on the fronts and backs of each cup as the spirit moved me off and on over the months…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 4it worked well that there was no official “cover” so the pages can be turned and left open where ever…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz 5it really was fun and a nice little challenge to work around the handle of each cup keeping the designs on the simple side…

Magpie's Nest Winterling china cupa shout out to Elizabeth our hostess with the mostess… I was the lucky winner of her second anniversary giveaway and here are the lovely goodies I received (I confess the paper hound in me really swooned over the lovely star tissue paper which reminds me so much of my German heritage)…

Magpie's Nest win from Elizabeth's Altered Book Loverhere’s wishing you a Happy T Day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…  thank you for stopping by I appreciate your visit very much…

33 responses to “tea cup art journal…

  1. Beautiful work, I love your little tea-cup journal. Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Love the sentiment as well as your tea cup book. German?? I could have sworn you were British!!!!!
    sandy xx

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  3. It looks like your teacup art journal is now complete. How awesome. It was so much fun to see all the altered cups together. Pretty great collection you have there, and a great coffee table addition, too.

    Looks like you have already put ink on those images, dear Patty. I hope you see why I thought they reminded me of YOU. BTW, they don’t make those bird 1 cent stamps anymore.

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous teacup journal with us for T this Tuesday.

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  4. What a beautiful collections of teacups, dear Patty, and so lovely to see them all together, here. They are each wonderful art cups, and so love the colour tones you used in papers, making them to a “set” of fantastic beautifull toned cups, Your little decked table looks ever so cozy, too, and your lucky win with the wonderful stamps, the tea, and pretty star paper looks wonderful, too !
    Have a wonderful day, my dear friend !
    Dorthe, oxo

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  5. I’ve enjoyed watching the tea cup journal progress. Very nice. I noticed the plant in the tea pot on your table. It made me smile. Good use of a tea pot that lost is lid or maybe doesn’t hold tea anymore.

    Darla

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  6. The tea cup art you created is lovely, and I’m entranced by the china tea cup with its bird pattern. So delicate!

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  7. Your tea-cup- journal is just WONDERFUL Patty and I rejoice with you about those fab mail from E.!
    Happy T-Day my liebe Patty!
    oxo
    Susi

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  8. Oh my…your little tea cup book is magical! soft and lovely colors…and nice to know there are *stars* in your future! 😉 happy T day!

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  9. This is so fun to look at! Each page is a surprise…a treasure. You have done a masterful job of making each page so different and yet blend harmoniously. I am knocked out by that ability. I hope to cultivate that quality.

    So glad I stopped by.

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  10. Moira Sutton

    Patty this is scrumptious and it really dos look like you ha lots of fun.

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  11. WOW! Patty you did and excellent job on the teacups!!!! They are beautiful ♥♥♥♥ Also love that delicate teacup you have and the potted teapot is adorable. Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful photos.

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  12. I love how perfectly your teacup art coordinates with your lovely tea setting outdoors. The pages all coordinate so beautifully too-despite the fact that you didn’t plan it that way. A generous one that Elizabeth is-enjoy your new goodies!

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  13. I think I have something similar, (a shaped journal book) will have to have a nosy and see what shape it is.

    I always love your arty works. Love t-journal. xx

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  14. Wow… Patty! What spectacular collection of teacups. I adore all beautiful images, colors and details on them. Very very beautiful and creative! Hugs, Mar

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  15. The teacup journal is so beautiful…in every precise detail. Your ‘real’ teacup, with the birds, is just lovely…quite my cup of tea (pun intended). Elizabeth was so generous with her giveaway…lucky you.

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  16. These teacups collages are really something special.
    I like the way you can leave the “book” open at any page, a nice design idea.

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  17. Oh divine! So beautiful! I love it!
    Congratulations on winning the giveaway. That are nice little things.
    Your china tea cups are lovely. They remind me of my mother’s set. And the quirky teapot is really…well… quirky!
    Happy T Tuesday,and thanks for visiting earlier,
    Lisca#6

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  18. Patty, your tea cup book is fabulous! I think I will have to have a better look on a bigger screen! Love your package from Elizabeth! Happy T day! Chrisx

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  19. Congrats! Fun stuff to play with. 🙂
    Your tea cup “journal” or “book” really turned out so pretty!!
    Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  20. I have just loved that little teacup journal from the moment you started sharing it with us… It turned out just gorgeous! Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

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  21. Beautiful teacup journal Patty!!! I love how you brought it all together. Fabulous!!! ~Sophia

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  22. Amazing tea cup journal!Enjoy your ATCs and goods!I sent you an email.
    Happy Tday!

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  23. This teacup journal is beautiful Patty. Your talent in taking gorgeous photos add on to t h e beauty of all that you post-:)
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. It’s nice to hear that I’m not alone in this “shopping” problem-:)

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  24. You know i love the teacup book!! Delightful to see all of the pages done!!
    And lucky you!! Just look at those cool stamps you have one!! Have fun ,my friend! xoxo

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  25. Your little journal is an absolute delight Patty! xox

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  26. i couldn´t be delighted more… this altered teacup booklet is divine! i think my favorite is the swan, but all are fantastic!
    too hot to think here;)
    xo, johanna

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  27. Ooh that teacup book is beautiful… Love the way you finished it all.. every page is so lovely…. Congrats on the win as well… loving all those goodies…Have a wonderful day Patty…xo

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  28. You have created such a fabulous little teacup book! What a joy it must be to hold in your hands and flip through the pages.

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  29. Your finished tea cup journal is just awesome! I could not help admiring your teapot filled with succulents! So pretty. How is your avocado coming along?

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  30. Very beautiful…one of my favorite things!

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  31. Patty,
    The teacup chipboard tag is so perfect for you! I am sure it was lots of fun to work with this as the substrate for each of those beautiful pieces of art. I certainly enjoyed taking the time to study each page. A stunning collection.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. Congratulations on your win – so many fabulous goodies to play with x

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  32. I really love this one, Patty. It is so ideal for you and the shapes make for some fun art! I love how there is no beginning or end, just endless tea! And also the organic way you didn’t overplan it. Just let it evolve. And it all works!

    Three cheers on your win. No one could be more deserving or have more fun with their winnings!

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  33. Love your tea cup journal. The idea of not having a cover is brilliant with a binder ring. That’s another *slapping the forehead* moment for me! I’ve been very MIA lately…as with every summer, we try and squeeze the most out of it up to the very end. Resort time in a week. 🙂

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