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Monday, 23 June 2014

Sizzling Summer Blog Hop


HIGH TEA

When I opened my box of Design Team goodies from Scrapadabadoo I was ecstatic when I pulled out the Bike.  Sooooo many ideas popped into my head and then thought of ye good olde days of great summers when you went on your bike and had a picnic, soooo High Tea was born lol.

As a youngster my friends and I would cycle the countryside with our jam jar of water and our 'pieces' (Scottish word for sandwiches lol) good memories of those times and as I love the early 1900s I then envisioned a 1900’s group of ladies and gents taking a spin on their bicycles and having a picnic at the end.  Of course dogs had to come for the exercise as well as they gently cycled down to the river edge.

BIKE 01

To prime the bicyle I gesso’ed it and then painted it with a soft pink acrylic paint.


BIKE 02

For the inside of the front wheel I cut a circle of cardstock and then used Lindy’s My Mojito Green spray for the back of the inside.

Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts  Pale Pink 10mm Open Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms.

Barrie from Scrapadabadoo.com obtained the Doll’s House Tea set for me, it fit just right for the concept I had in my head.


BIKE 03

The base I covered with gorgeous lace from my stash and coloured it with Lindy’s Stamp Gang My Mojito Green.


The teacup and saucer is from the tea set.

BIKE 04BIKE 10

Back wheel front and back

I used Wild Orchid Crafts Pale Pink 10mm Open Roses  and Wild Orchid Craft Gardenias on the wheel

The gorgeous wee pooch was from my stash.  Had to have a wee doggie in it as when I went on picnics as a child

the dogs were always peeking round the corner of anything/anybody they could find (thinking they were hiding) looking for a tasty bite of our food lol.

BIKE 05

Wrapped Gorgeous lace from my stash around the large wheel and coloured it with Lindy's Cowabunga Copper Spray (my fav)

BIKE 07

On any picnic I went on I always picked flowers of any description, I adore wild flowers and roses.  So had to add a wee basket of flowers for the trip home.
I used the DCWV Burlap Stack 6x6 to make a wee basket to fit on the bike.


BIKE 06

I adore hats and of course in the 1900’s ladies always wore hats I found a wee dolls hat and decorated it with Wild Orchid Crafts Pale Pink 10mm Open Roses

BIKE 08

The back of the front wheel needed decoration – of course - so had some of the coloured lace left over from the edge of the wheel and made a wee flower, use large stitches on one side of the lace, the one you wont see, and pull gently, easing the folds into what you want and tie off.  I used Wild Orchid Crafts Gardenia for the centre and my now trademark piece lol a Stickpin. 
 
      BIKE 09

The stickpin was made with crystal stick pin, three daisy bead spacers, one pink crystal bead and one pearl bead.  Glossy accents at base to keep them in one place.

You can get the makings of stickpins from Scrapadabadoo – they are yummy.

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64 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning MA! I love what you have done with your bicycle!

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  2. Beautiful job. I love that you painted the bike pink!

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  3. Oh its darling...love the use of lace around the wheel and the doily...wherever did Barrie find such an adorable little tea set

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    1. Barrie is the veritable bloodhound there is nothing I know she cannot find lol

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  4. Oh My...I love what you did, all the flowers, the bike wheel is gorgeous and the the cute dog peeking his head out from behind. So pretty.

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  5. This is absolutely adorable Margaret Ann. I love the attention to detail and whole theme of the bike. Nice job!!

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  6. So many pretty flowers. Perfect for a tea party table setting. Thanks for sharing.--Karen Seidlitz

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  7. ..a lot of thought went into this.. it turned out Amazing..luvin' those flowers and making it a pink bike..

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  8. it amazes me how these can be made into a beautiful work of art!!!

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  9. Oh My! this is sooo danity and vintage and of course so 1900 era so beautifully done!

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    1. Thank you, it evokes memories of my own cycling in the countryside as I live 10 minutes away. We went so often with water and a 'piece' lol usually bread and jam. We had a ball.

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  10. Beautiful bike Margaret Ann just fabulous.

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  11. Margaret Ann...This is beautiful...love the Pink, and the lace...Great Job

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  12. This is so pretty! I love your "memory story"! Thank you for sharing the bike and your memories!

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  13. This is just stunning MA...and hearing the back story and memories that unfolded for your for inspiration and ideas was just so sweet. Beautiful project!

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  14. Beautiful Margaret Ann. Love the laces and little doggie.

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  15. Love the pink! So, pretty and love your take on the bike!
    Hugz, Z

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  16. Beautiful! Amazing the different ways people see the same things! Love it.

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  17. The petite roses make it so delicate.

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  18. love the soft nostalgia from it

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  19. so beautiful! And I love how it brings back memories for you, thats what crafting is all about!

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  20. I love it, Margaret Ann. It is indeed beautiful and nostalgic.

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  21. Margaret Ann...I think I love tea pots as much as you do..I have a small collection cause I gave some to special friends when we moved. Your bicycle is sooo pretty...I just love everything about it...you did a fantastic job!

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  22. I agree with Ella. The tea set is beautiful. I also love the hat.

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  23. So delicate and feminine! Love Love Love it.

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  24. Oh my MA this is stunning you ladies are s talented would not have known what to do with that bike but you sure did.

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  25. Very beautiful MA. Love the idea and that added the little doggie.

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  26. This is so dainty MA. I can almost hear the tinkling of the bell to say - "Tea is Served in the Garden!" Your dog is cute too!

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  27. Margaret Ann, I love the tiny Tea Set and the doggie. Great Job

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  28. Just BEAUTIFUL Margaret Ann! Love it!

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  29. i love the tea set. when we were young we used clothes pins to clip playing cards to the spokes of the bicycle wheels. that sound still brings back such good memories.

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  30. Love this. The tea set is so cute.

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  31. I love not only this precious bike but the story you told about it. All the details are amazing, great job!!!

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  32. Sooo love the pink! It's super cute!

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  33. High tea is so appropriate. Love pink!

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  34. high tea is poerfect and I love the oink

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  35. Love the pink, so soft and sweet.

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  36. Margaret Ann your work is beautiful. I love the femininity of your bicycle and the idea of a relaxing day sipping tea.

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  37. My granddaughter would love this. Pink and lace are her favorite things.

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  38. This is absolutely beautiful!!! TFS!

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  39. oh my goodness how stinkign cute is this!!!!!! bril job sis!!

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  40. Very cute Margaret! I really love the history/story behind your bicycle.

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  41. Love the bike with the tea party inside. It is so sweet.

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  42. Beautiful creation. I love vintage and pretty. This is also nice transition from Alice to the tea party :)

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  43. this really feels so romantic yet mad hatter tea party like. I love all the different textures and lace. I love making stick pins too!!

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  44. This is such a delicate and feminine take on this bike. All the shades of pink are beautiful. I enjoyed spotting the little doggie.

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  45. Love the shabby chic feeling to this bike. Love the color pink.

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  46. So beautiful!!! The colors are so pretty...dainty and perfect for tea.

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  47. Absolutely love the little tea party. so cute

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  48. I love what you did with the bike! It is just lovely!

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  49. i collect tea pots and sets i love this

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  50. I have a tea cup collection, so this beautiful piece of artwork really appealed to me.

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  51. So cute. I love the little tea set. Great work Margaret Ann.

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