Sunday, February 25, 2018

Life Happens Coffee Helps...Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and happy Sunday! Deb and I have another Coffee And Cards collaboration. This month we chose to highlight our favorite stamps. I will admit that I don't have a particular favorite stamp per say, but I do have a favorite stamp company that I tend to grab for over and over again and that is Unity Stamp Company. I'm particularly fond of the Angie Girl collection and they are almost always my go to stamps. I love alcohol coloring and, while I'm still trying to hone my skills, I think I'm getting much better at shading and adding highlights to my colored images. So, here I am using yet another Unity Stamp Angie girl...LOL. This card is actually a collection of many different stamps but I had so much fun putting it together and love how beautifully it turned out. To create my card I started by layering some patterned papers from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then took a small white doily that I picked up at my local Hobby Lobby in the cake decorating aisle and glued it to my card base. I then stamped the sentiment from the Honey Bee Stamps Blah Blah Blah stamp set directly onto the doily using Versafine onyx black ink for a crisp look. I then stamped the bookshelf image from the SugarPea Read Between The Lines stamp set, the coffee cups from the Unity Stamp Company's Coffee Side By Side stamp set, and the beautiful Unity Stamp Company's Planner Glad Don't Be Perfect girl onto some Copic-friendly cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored each of the images in using my alcohol markers to match the patterned papers. I fussy cut the images out and popped them up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. And then as I was assembling the card I managed to smudge a bit of ink on the neck of the girl (grrrrrr!) and didn't want to re-stamp and re-color it so I hand drew a necklace using a black gelly roll pen and added a small clear rhinestone from Recollections over the smudge. To finish my card off I added some gorgeous shimmer to her shirt, the flowers, and the coffee images using my Spectrum Noir shimmer pen. I plan on entering this card into the latest Addicted To Stamps And More card challenge. 
For my coffee choice this month I opted for a nice, warm, foamy cup of Dunkaccino from Dunkin Donuts. It's still cold and rainy here in SE Missouri and it was perfect after my morning run! Thank you for visiting my blog today. If you're not already a subscriber be sure to hit the subscribe button on the upper right corner. If you're already a follower I appreciate you and all of your wonderful comments! Now be sure to pop over to Deb's site and see what fun she has in store for you!


6 comments:

~amy~ said...

Celeste, this is so pretty!!!

Michael Trent said...

Seriously beautiful card. Your coloring is great!!! And that doily behind the image is a great way to break it up with the paper. Love it. Oh, I also miss Dunkin Donuts.....Sigh.....

Lisa Elton said...

Oh how pretty is she! I like the PP you added to the background and you can never go wrong with a pretty paper doily. Great save by adding the necklace. Pretty card!

Monica Maier said...

Celeste, I love this card! The coloring is great and it may help that I'm a suck for coffee! ;-) Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, and thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

Monica- DT
https://monicascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

Susan Renshaw said...

Great sentiment!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
Susan
Addicted to Stamps and More
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Amen! And beautiful coloring! I love the shading you achieved on her skin!