Thursday, September 8, 2011

Art {Journaling} It's All About Tea!

**Please note: To find today's {Faith Journaling} Challenge, please click here or scroll down to the next post. :)

Green tea--you either love it or hate it so I have heard. I wanted to start drinking it for it's health benefits and because my body loves to retain water. Ick! It took a while until I found the way I like to drink it as I do not like hot drinks. I used to be a HUGE Southern Sweet Tea girl however I gave that up as I began losing weight. Anyway, I must have a cup a day of this new tea. I love it, and it keeps my fingers from swelling. Yeah! So, I thought an art journaling page about my love for my tea would be fun.  Here is what I created about "my tea":

Paper: Crate Paper Little Sprout (for tea cup and hearts)
Stamps: Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge, Stampin' Up Nursery Letters
Stamp Ink: Archival Ink jet black
Other: Portfolio Oil Pastel black, Liquitex gesso, Pentel EnerGel
Sprays: Adirondack Color Wash meadow and sunset orange
Teacup Template: Melstampz

I got the tea cup template from Mel's blog. She has many templates and a search feature so it's easy to find what you are looking for! I also included the tag and wrappers from the tea bags for fun. And in case you are wondering, here is my special green tea recipe:

Patter's Favorite Green Tea
*1 bag Twinings Green Tea Mint
*1 bag Stash Moroccan Mint
*8 oz. boiling water
*8 oz. ice chips

Brew both tea bags in the 8 oz. of hot water for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Pour over 8 oz. of ice chips. Drink and enjoy! 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's page! Blessings,


Renee VanEpps said...

This is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing it :)

Anonymous said...

i love to look at your art journaling projects. i don't know why i am somewhat reluctant to start doing this because it really looks like you can't really mess it up. anyway, thanx. also, i drink green tea a couple of times a day. my FAVORITE one is 'celestial seasonings honey lemon ginseng'. even my husband likes this. i have tried many other kinds but he has to have this one flavor. i hope you give it a try. i like it iced also. michelle frasher

Bunnyfreak said...

I didn't know that green tea could reduce water retention.

Catherine Denton said...

This is beautiful!! I found you through Storytellers (on Sadee's-A Picturebook Life) link. I'm so glad I did. Looking forward to browsing your art journal pages.
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Sadee Schilling said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up at "Storytellers!" So glad to meet you!

I am a HUGE green tea fan myself--I drink 4-5 cups everyday. My favorite flavor is Green Jasmine but mixing in the mint tea looks delicious!


Esther said...

I love tea too! Although I have to admit, my favorite is English breakfast with a splash of milk. :)

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