Saturday, April 28, 2018

It's coffee o'clock.

Hi everyone.  Having lots of time in my studio playing this week. :)  Today I'm playing along with the challenge Inspired by all the Little Things #84, hosted by Darnell.  Doesn't that birthday cake look delicious??!! :)

I went a totally different way with this inspiration photo.  I used the colours of the cake (pink, blue, purple) in my background with a piece of watercolouring tissue paper. The chocolate icing has turned into a delicious cup of coffee. :)  I added a shimmer spritz to the coffee cup and frame to make it more festive and it also darkens the brown card stock.  Stamped the sentiment in the same ink colour as the card stock, heat embossing in clear.

Here's a close-up ...







Stamps:  All you need is Coffee (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White tissue paper; White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Early Espresso (SU!)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China (Tim Holtz); Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Coffee Cup Silhouette die (STAMPlorations), shimmer mist

Challenges:
Inspired by all the Little Things #84

25 comments:

Viv's Visuals said...

Looks terrific Loll!

Marcia HIll said...

GREAT card Loll! Love the background and most especially the sentiment...almost makes me wish I liked coffee (tastes like hot dirt to me...yuck!!). :0)

Patti said...

Heeheehee coffee o'clock! love it! and the background you created is beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

Love this die and the background! These colors play so well together! Fun sentiment too!

Trina P. said...

Love your creative licence on the photo, Loll! The background is so pretty... beautiful colours. Love that die... which you should also enter in the STAMPlorations Anything Goes challenge. 😉

Bobby said...

You took that photo and made a card in your own style, Loll, and it looks fabulous.

Susan said...

Now you just need a piece of that wonderful looking cake to go with your cup of coffee!! Great innovative take on the inspiration, and beautiful colours in your background.

Christine Alexander said...

Great Card Loll. I love your beautiful background for the die cut coffee cup and perfect sentiment :)

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautiful use of the colors of your inspiration and as always, such a gorgeous background. That coffee cup die is wonderful, Loll, so perfect on this. This is such a creative take on your inspiration.

clavell said...

I LOVE this!!! ♥

Jeanne said...

I think the sentiment is terrific! The background colors are so pretty and the bold brown design on the image really stands out nicely. Makes for a fun card. I like your creativity! :)

Leigh Penner said...

I love your fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Cat Craig said...

A lovely and unique take on the challenge. Beautiful blending.

Jo Manna said...

Wow, what a nice combination for that background, and I agree that dark coffee cup is the perfect compliment ...I'll be right over ;-) Love it! xx

Darnell said...

I love your unique take on the photo inspiration, Lolly! The frosting looks fabulous as a background and turning the chocolate into coffee was inspired!! Thank you so much for joining in the Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge! Hugs, Dolly

JosieD said...

I am sipping my first cup of morning coffee -- love this part of my day -- so how neat that I came across your latest card! The black silouette die and stamp against those background colors is so striking. Plus what a great theme.

JosieD said...

oops...meant to say "brown" not black silouette die...it is coffee after all(!)

Karen D. said...

fun card...love the look.
xx Karen

Barb Ghig said...

Your background works perfectly with the coffee cup, Loll...your color palette is so pretty and really makes the black silhouette pop! Love your CAS design, too!

Susanne Vargas said...

This looks delicious and fun!

BożenA said...

I really like this die CUTplorations. The background you created for him looks great. I love these blue-purple spots in contrast to a black cup. Great card and sentiment so perfectly matched.
Hugs,
BożenA

Mac Mable said...

Love how you've interpreted the challenge photo Loll so unique and so effective x

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous take on the inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspired By All The Little Things!

Pat said...

What a great idea to make the background in those pretty pastels and then the delicious cup of coffee in that dark brown which really packs a punch Loll. x

Linda said...

This looks great, the coffee cup looks so striking against the pretty pastel background xx