Friday, March 11, 2016

Coffee ~ Inspired by a Bloobel Stamps image

Hi everyone. I love coffee...especially in the morning. When I saw this fun image from Bloobel Stamps, I could relate to that look of bliss on her face as she was sipping her coffee. The image is called My Cup of Tea which might be my late afternoon beverage of choice but to me, she is partaking of a steaming hot cup of joe.

I coloured her with a mix of Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils adding Clear Wink of Stella to her eyeshadow and the steam from the cup for a little shimmer. She was fussy cut leaving a narrow white border, matted with black cardstock, and popped up on foam tape.

The 5 x 6 inch background of mixed media paper was spritzed with Lindy's Starburst Sprays in Witches' Potion Purple and Delphinium Turquoise through TCW's Bingo Stencil. You will  not get a crisp design because the sprays are too thin and seep everywhere but I love that blurry watercolour effect. I use very little spray and lift the stencil immediately flipping it over onto another sheet of paper to sop up the ink left on the front. The word coffee was stamped several times using a Penny Black alpha set and Forget-Me-Not Archival Ink. Deep Purple Archival Ink was sponged through TH's Splatters Layering Stencil to get the rings.

The sentiment from Create With TLC was printed on white cardstock, matted with black, and popped up on foam tape. A Starburst spritzed little doily was cut in half and tucked partly under the sentiment. Three coffee cup brads were attached to the left side of the page and steam was doodled in with a black pen. Dylusions Black Marble Paint was slightly watered down on my craft sheet and lines were created with it using an old gift card. A black photo corner was punched and added to the top right corner. Deep Purple Archival Ink was sponged onto the outside edges before they were edged again with Black Big Brush Pen. Finally to finish off the page, a black mat was added to frame it.

Thanks for visiting today. We appreciate your fine company even if one of us (ahem) is not willing to share her coffee. To see more of Lisa's quirky and whimsical stamps, pop on over to her Etsy shop. She also has a Facebook group where the members share their creations and celebrate all things Bloobel.

Life is good; so is art.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stunning project Bonnie, great image. Love the background and fabulous colours.

Hugs Erin xx