Monday, November 27, 2017

Drink the coffee! - inspired by Bloobel Stamps images

Hi everyone! This is the first art journal page I have created in ages and the first colouring I have done in a couple of months. I thought I would have to retrain myself but it all came back...LOL. A while ago, I  had a great "enjoy every day" chat with my sister over a yummy cup of coffee at Timmy's. The idea for this page and the quote came from that conversation and was just what I needed to make me want to return to my art. I knew just the images I would choose to illustrate it: Tea Break and Cake Break by Lisa at Bloobel Stamps.

The images were coloured with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils, fussy cut, and matted with black before being popped up on foam tape. Diamond Stickles was added to the coffee steam because coffee is really magical...LOL. The 6 x 8 inch mixed media paper was spritzed with one of my favourite Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray combinations: Yellow Rose of Texas, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, and Marigold Yellow Orange. Once the background was dry, I added pattern with Tiger Lily Archival Ink and Kaisercraft Criss Cross stencil. Additional  detail was added with Jet Black Archival Ink and one of Ellen Hutson's Bokeh Dots stamps plus a TH dotty stamp.

Checked Washi Tape was applied to white cardstock, fussy cut, and then adhered to the bottom of the page to ground the pair and create a floor for the cafe. Scraps of drywall mesh were layered over the background in three places to add a little texture without adding busyness. The sentiment was printed on white cardstock and the open letters were filled in with markers. The strips were then matted with black cardstock and popped up on foam tape. Black Big Brush Pen was used to edge the page before it was matted with black cardstock to frame it.

Thanks so much for popping by today. The three of us appreciate it. Now go and seize the day...and the coffee...and the cake :)

Life is good; so is art.

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