Our friendship is like a cup of tea …

This page is inspired by some new green tea from the Tea & Biscuit Club in Arundel; the tea we chose was Spanish Orange Green Tea (grin!).

I started by covering the page with Metallic Mint, Iced Coffee and Gold Champagne Faber-Castell Gelatos by scribbling them onto the page and blending the colour with a wet finger. Then I sprayed some White Linen Dylusions Ink Spray through a Tim Holtz Stencil and left it to dry. Next I die cut the trellis from some gold paper recycled from a bar of chocolate and stuck them along with some of the cut outs onto the page using a Zig glue pen. Then I used a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker to add a shadow along edges of the trellis and cut outs to give a 3D effect; I love the way it looks as though the trellis is standing out from the page. I added the wording which is a Kaisercraft sticker edged with the Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker; it reads “Our friendship is like a cup of tea, a special blend of you and me”. To finish, I added a pretty Chinese tea image, with flowers which look a little like orange blossom, which is from a Kanban topper set using glue dots to stick it in place.

You may remember Arundel from my last post, if you want to see the castle and our walk, please see my Arundel Treasures post. This is The Tea & Biscuit Club shop we always visit to buy our tea; they have quite an array of loose leaf tea, which they create and blend on the premises.

We chose Spanish Orange Green Tea which is light green tea with rosehip, hibiscus, orange peel, calendula and sunflower petals, giving a vanilla aroma and a soft fruity taste. It’s very refreshing and as T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my tea with the T gang and wishing you all a very Happy T day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Eileen from The Artful Crafter and her Green challenge over at Art Journal Journey this month with green tea page.

I’m joining in the Something Feminine challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my friendship art journal page.

I’m pleased to be able to join the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my page too.

I’m also joining in the A Bit’O Green challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with my green tea art journal page.

Don’t forget that you still have time to join our Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge over at Creative Artiste, it would be lovely to see you there!

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Faber-Castell Gelato (Metallic Mint, Iced Coffee, Gold Champagne)
  • Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray (White Linen)
  • Tim Holtz Layering Mini Stencil (Set 16 THMST016)
  • Gold Recycled Paper
  • The Works (Cutting Dies – Trellis)
  • Zig Memeory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Dark Sepia 175 B)
  • Kaisercraft Sticker Sheet (High Tea SS336)
  • Kanban Paper Craft Toppers (Flowers & Cupcakes 900858)
  • Stix2 Glue Dots

26 thoughts on “Our friendship is like a cup of tea …

  1. That sounds like great flavored tea, and once again, you made a beautiful page based on your inspiration. And it is perfect for T and also for AJJ. Thanks for joining Eileen’s challenge. Hope you are having a great Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

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  2. I bragged to Valerie how happy I was that my internet hadn’t gone out due to the storms that raged through my area off and on yesterday. Seems I spoke too soon. I finally gave up and went to sleep.

    As always, I’m deeply impressed with your incredible and beautiful journal page. It is absolutely perfect for both T Stands For Tuesday and for Eileen’s theme at Art Journal Journey. I really enjoyed reading about the tea you chose and the photo of the various components from which it was created. It sounds absolutely wonderful, and the journal page is spectacular. Thanks for sharing this with us at both Art Journal Journey and for T this Tuesday, dear Jo. A perfect two-fer.

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  3. Jo your artwork is beautiful, I love all the colours, I have some Tim Holtz trellis dies but can never seem to use them, I’m quite dangerous with sprays, it usually goes everywhere but where I want it to! Arundel sounds a lovely place and as usual your tea sounds delicious with all those flavours.
    Enjoy your week, Jan x

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  4. This is magical, Jo. I feel it should be used in an advert for something very pretty like a special tea (with the words changed) or even as the illustration on the packet of delicate tea.
    The background is mysterious and I agree that the way you have made the gold trellis and made it 3D is really good. Adding the tea and white flowers image is the perfect finishing touch.
    And the real tea looks delicious, I must look it up.

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  5. A beautiful page Jo, I liked the names of the colours you used. Its such a pretty page and i’m sure that the tea shop was a great inspiration and destination. The tea sounds lovely , I can imagine the aroma it gave .
    Thank you for linking to Eileens theme at AJJ as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Your Art journal page is Amazing dear Jo !! I love the so beautiful background you have created, this green colour is wonderful, and I like the fabulous photograph you added. Great quote !
    Happy T-day ! I don´t know this spanish orange tea, but no doubt it may be very tasty.
    I wish you a very nice day, and send big hugs,

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  7. Your page is gorgeous! I love the quote. (Hadn’t heard that one). The colours are beautiful and subtle.
    That Spanish Orange sounds really nice.
    Sorry for commenting so late. I’m not up to much at the moment.
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Hugs (from a distance as I have a cold)

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  8. What a truly gorgeous page. I love how you did the background but I am sure I could not blend my Gelatos like that – you have spurred me on to try though. I don’t have the colours you used but I can try with something else. Who know if it works I might buy some – and they might just be the three you used LOL.
    The page is beautiful in the way you have decorated it with the stencilling too and that final picture of the Chinese tea with the pretty cherry blossom is just perfect for that background. Such a serene page, love it!
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  9. Love the shabby chic look of this page and the gelatos were perfect for this. Tht trellis is amazing how it stands out! Yum and Hmmm on the tea variety. That’s a lot of different tastes but I suppose it blends well as you sip it. I just recently learned that Earl Grey tea’s oil of bergamot is an Italian orange. XOX

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  10. I love that background Jo, and you reminded me of the Gelatos I haven’t used in a while, must take them out!!! The colours are gorgeous! Enjoy your week. xx

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