These colorful teabags, mostly from Harney & Sons Fine Teas, become a part of each Teacup Greeting card I design.
My mother's antique pansy teacup was the inspiration for painting for a new card.
First I start with a sketch to plan the design.
The shadows are painted first to avoid smearing the artwork later.
Next I added the gold trim, because honestly, it was an easier choice than conquering the pansies right off.Once the pansies were finished I incorporated my grandmother's handmade table runner underneath.