My cup was quite plain in terms of colour so this allowed me to choose some brighter colours for the decoration. Gwen Lafleur's stamps particularly appealed to me as they reminded me of tea parties with their Chinese influence and blossom flowers. There was also a tape measure which fitted the theme perfectly.
I knew I wanted butterflies to cover the cup and the butterfly from EGL23 was just the perfect size.I love the Stamping with Infusions technique learnt from Scrapcosy (Raquel). (You can see her demonstrating the technique here.) One of the reasons I chose these particular colours was for this technique, so once chosen I tend to stick with the same colours throughout the project. Depending on how much you add to the stamp you can get up to four good impressions! I love this as it means I get four butterflies of similar colours, but they all look a bit different. I do tend to sprinkle the Infusions on straight from the bottle, so this does give a good strong colour.
I realised looking at both stamp sets that there were some lovely smaller stamps which would make little books and embellishments.
The little ledger label made a lovely little stitched book using tea dyed paper and I have used some of the smaller stamps to create individual stamped pages.
The tape measure made another lovely roll up to go with the flowers! again stamped on tea dyed paper.
And finally isolating some of the smaller leaves from the oriental leaves stamp gave me further dimension and colour for the flower cluster.