Recently I was inspired by a prompt from a daily Spoonflower Contest – pencil drawing. I pretty much start everything with pencil drawing, so it’s not an unfamiliar prompt. I wanted to do something cute, and I had been drinking tea and thinking about the my Mom’s cool tea cup collection when inspiration struck.
I started with this sketch, which you may remember from my Instagram if you follow it. If not I hope you start! I post lots of previews and process pictures in real-time there.
From these initial sketches, I lightboxed clean drawings onto a set of watercolor cards. I picked these cards up at Michael’s when they were on sale, figuring I could use them to create birthday and holiday cards.
Aside from the cards, I also wanted to make an entry for the Spoonflower contest that prompted me to come up with these little cuties. When I arranged the first few images in the pattern I realized that there was a blank spot in the middle. The teaball with the little blue butterfly is the piece that filled in that last bit of the puzzle.