Friday, April 19, 2019

Poetry in a Cup with Sandee Setliff

If I could write a poem,
I would write one for you.
But I cannot write a poem,
so this will have to do.

And I think it does nicely if I say so myself.

My project inspired by our poetry theme this month is extremely easy to create and there is no harm in a simple project, especially when it is a card that you need to whip up for a friend. We both drink tea and love to go to tea parlors and have afternoon tea whenever we travel together so the Tea Cup Stencil was my go-to muse.

Finding a tea inspired poem that I haven't already used was a little more difficult, lol There is something about the teacup that inspires the poetic in me but unfortunately the poet in me needs to have my poetry prepared for me and there aren't a lot of tea poems out there.

The way I created my card was by coloring inside the stencil lines with water soluble pencils
 and then using water to activate the pencil which gave my card a soft watercolor effect that looks more hand drawn rather than stenciled.

Stencils I used:
Tea Cup stencil by Sandee Setliff

Doily stencil by Sandee Setliff

 Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt.
 Poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”. 


perfect for Mother's Day card:

and another fun friendship card:



  1. Cute cards! You say you had a hard time finding tea poems, but I love the long one you DID find!

  2. You continue to delight me with your endless (duh) creative juices! Love Love Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. This must be meant for me!!! And I love it!!! Tea, tea, tea!!!

  4. That poem...... with your beautiful card.... how perfect can it get on a very early saturday mourning.....

  5. so cute! and I love this stencil so much!!! I need to bust mine out and do something with it!!!


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