Another Tea Time…

inspiration is everywhere and I marveled at how nicely my choice of drinks happened to match the colors I selected for my background for Erika’s “Tell me a Story” challenge over at Art Journal Journey…

img_0525blackberry and cucumber flavored sparkling water … 0-calorie  0-sweetener   0-sodium = Innocent! as written on the front of the can…img_0526

I am enjoying getting reacquainted with my water soluble crayons scrubbing after scribbling randomly with a damp brush to blend the colors (the book text also had some white gesso on it)…img_0008

Mano Svanidze’s brilliant photo “Another Tea Time” of the lady with her tea cup and tea pot inspired me along with pieces of corrugated cardboard  and heavy gesso…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-t-pot

for the left hand page I used one of my photos layered with artwork using iPhone apps along with some words I had jotted down…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-trust

I am also joining everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesdaymagpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-savor

“The Universe has your back.   Instead of trying to control the outcome, just enjoy the journey.” -Dawn Gluskin

33 responses to “Another Tea Time…

  1. Oh wow.. another fantastic spread – so atmosheric Patty! Gorgeous!
    You are in a flow! Amazing!
    Happy T-Day and thank you very much for another wonderful entry to Erika’s theme!
    oxo Susi

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  2. Beautiful journal pages with so many different things to see and enjoy. Love all the techniques you used, and the cardboard gives it a great touch. Happy T Day, hugs Valerie

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  3. Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring. So much texture with the gesso and the cardboard. The pages tell a perfect story and just in time for our Tea Party too.

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  4. Happy T Day

    Amazing artwork and colours on your pages

    Love Chrissiexx

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  5. What fabulous ArtJournal pages Patty! Love the colors and the subject matter… and that picture of the lady is beautiful..the textures! I don’t have the crayons but i do love my gelatos.. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  6. Beautiful journal pages…

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  7. wow Patty your journal pages are so touching and thoughtful, really flowing from the heart. Love the photo you chose to highlight along with your teapot page. I literally just set aside some corrugated ripped cardboard yesterday to use-sometime:) Very gloomy and raining here. Thankfully no ice! Hope you’re having a good day in your neck of the woods. happy T day!

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  8. Here you really used stronger colors, they are so beautiful together, – love it, and the photo pops wonderfully from your corrugated cardboard , Patty.
    The play with your phone gave an amazing result , with the true words beneath. I hope you savored many moments today, too, dear friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  9. Lovely journal pages and colours… !

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  10. how funny that your drink matches your pages… mighty fine pages too!! xox

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  11. “savor each moment”/”enjoy the journey” What important reminders! Thank you 🙂

    Happy T Tuesday

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  12. Nicely done pages and matching drink too.*grin*
    I like those flavored/calorieless drinks too.
    Happy T-day

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  13. How impressive. What I could do with the contents of your table. One problem was I tried to enlarge the first photo and it wasn’t clickable. I really wanted to see all those bits and bobs, as well as the drawers and their contents. Call me a snoop, but I love seeing your table. What fun I would have playing in your space.

    Your journal spread is wonderful. I’m in awe of the colors, which seem to mirror the lovely water you are drinking. I can see you cutting that can up for the words, if nothing else.

    I’m especially impressed with your iPhone app skills. Wonderful imagery and photography, too. Of course, I’m always a sucker for corrugated cardboard. Thanks for sharing this incredible spread with AJJ and T this Tuesday.

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  14. organizing my fabric stash today i found a batik Cloth with exactly These Colors – how fun. i love how These blend together. both pages of the spread are so beautiful! happy t-day, dear patty!

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  15. Such a marvellous background! I love that your drink is the same colours, sounds delicious in it’s simplicity to me … :-). Your design is glorious with the addition of the Another Tea Time photo, corrugated cardboard and heavy gesso, sentiments and your gorgeous ipad enhanced photo. What a fun and perfect way to capture Tea Time this T Tuesday. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 🙂
    p.s. glad to see your getting artistic with your ipad :-). You inspired me so much with your post about using your ipad, I’ve started using mine to link to everyone’s blogs and leave comments – it’s much easier than using the main computer :-). Guess your word “simplicity” is catching … lol :-).

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  16. The colours are great. I can see those blues creeping in again…haha.

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  17. Eileen the Artful Crafter

    What a beautiful journal spread, Patty. I love the color combo. How funny that it matches your drink can. Which came first? I like how you added gesso (texture paste?) to the corrugated cradboard. I have to add that to my list of things to try. Very effective! Happy T Day!

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  18. Hello Patty
    I don`t know what to say, I find this site simply fantastic.
    Your creativity is inexhaustible.
    A nice day for you.
    Sadie
    I trust the wisdom of my heart, at least I try,

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  19. Thank you very much Eileen! The pages came first and then I discovered the can of bubbly water that I had forgotten in the fridge. Always a fan of nice packaging! Liquitex makes a Super Heavy Gesso that is one of my favorite art supplies!

    oxo ~*~ Patty Magpie’s Nest Blog *“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver

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  20. Love this colour combination Patty, and I am looking forward to try out your tip of using a brush to scrub the colours, so far I have been using my fingers, your sounds a much cleaner way.
    I certainly savour the moment when holding a cup of tea, The quotes were great.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

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  21. Oh so loverly Patty. I too like that cardboard and use it in collages now and then. xoxoxo

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  22. Love the colors of your journal page. Soft but very vibrant. I especially like the sentiment Savor the Moment under the teapot. Words to keep in mind. Blackberry and cucumber sparkling water sounds delicious. I’ll have to look for it or something similar. Happy T Day

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  23. I looove your journal pages! Love the photo, love the card board. Love the colour scheme too. Were you inspired by your drinks can? I love sparkling water with ‘a hint of’.
    Happy T-Day
    Have a good week,
    Lisca

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  24. Obviously meant to be that your drink and your page reflected each other! I love purples and greens together.

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  25. Beautiful. I will have to look for that can just to see the colors.

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  26. That is a magical teapot for sure, and those colors are amazing. Did you pick out that particular drink to can to match or was it just luck? Your page came out great Patty. I wonder if the lady is dreaming of tea? happy T day and happy new week. Hugs-Erika

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  27. Your journal layout is really beautiful ♥♥♥I love the colors you chose and the words are perfect. Happy T Day!!!

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  28. Catching up! This is a beautiful spread Patty! I love the textures of the book pages and corrugated card.
    Have a lovely day!
    Alison xxx

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  29. What a wonderful mixed media page! Beautiful photo, collage, text, cardboard, gesso and beautiful colors – fitting to the drink! I love all the details!
    Rike oxo

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  30. A wonderful synthesis of color and them! I’ve never really used the water soluble crayons. I love the effects you get. And the colors you chose really speak to me. Lovely.

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  31. What nice pages with that amazing photo of that long haired Lady lying with her head on the table and teapot and mug standing between her hair. The corrugated card and your teapot drawing make this artwork perfect. I like it much.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  32. Hey Patty – love your use of the card board. Very artistic and creative spread. I love anything to do with tea – especially tea cups and tea pots. I love the colors you used too!
    Sure hope I can find that sparkling water here!
    Sandy xx

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  33. Good morning dear Patty!
    Yours is the first email I open(even if I am a bit late!) Such beautiful pages,so very poetic! And I so love the tea pots and cups photos.
    I am savoring the flavor of life as well,we know how important it is!
    love to you,Jackie

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