Here's my coffee-in-the-morning chair. My little routine includes grabbing my own cup of java, my hot pick Asus tablet and I head for my chair. I sit with God's Word for awhile, pray for family and friends, and then I start on emails and Pinterest. I can easily spend two hours of my morning right here!
I love all things coffee....the colors, the taste, and coffee images. When I saw this week's Just Us Girls sketch, it's no surprise my mind went to a coffee-themed creation. It's a GREAT sketch and I couldn't wait to work with it. I LOVE joining in on their weekly challenges. They are always something with which I can work.
I pulled out some of my newest coffee images and papers and went to work....all the while sipping my spiced up latte.
I used my "Coffee and a Good Book" sheet to make the back ground panels (1" x 4"). I created the vertical strip from the "Mocha Mist" sheet. (I have the most fun naming my digi paper sheets!) The circle is just a simple doily die backed with solid blue cardstock (SU Marina Mist).
16 sheets / 12 x 12 / 300 ppi / resizable
Here's my worksheet. I copied/pasted the papers I wanted and resized them. I pasted the mug image (PNG transparent) from The Perfect Blend Outline set, setting it on top of the print paper I wanted to use, copied another mug exactly the same size and dropped a colored rectangle on top of that. It's hard to see the mug on top of the papers in my full worksheet, so here's a close up of that one.
I just cut out the mug, and the band in blue which I adhered on top of the mug. It's sooooo easy. There are a couple other ways to paper piece when using digis, but if you are cutting out your image this is a wonderfully fast way to do it.
To get the darker coffee look for inside the cup rim, I just colored right over my digi paper. The cup is raised on foam dots. Actually I raised up the doily on foam dots too.
To get the other elements of the sketch in place, I just used some of my Prima flowes and a couple of feathers. The sentiment is from my Coffee with Friends set, and I recolored it brown before printing it out with my other images on my worksheet. (I added it later after working up the picture.)
I love working with digi images in a traditional way. Blending the traditional and digi worlds offers all the advantage of both. I have an endless supply of papers, and I can size the images to fit any project I'm designing. Adding other traditional embellishments enhances that hands-on feel of my creations.
Here's coffee set I used and the other coffee-themed sets available from Daydream Designs. But see the end of the post for your FREEBIES and a special offer on some of my coffee ensemble.
19 images / JPEG and PNG / resizable
Can be paper pieced and digitally colored using the transparent PNG format included.
13 color images / JPEG and PNG / resizable
12 Coffee-themed embellishments including:
brads, coffee mats, and chalkboard art (1 blank frame!)
JPEG and PNG
12 sentiments / JPEG and PNG
can be resized and recolored
13 sentiments / JPEG and PNG
can be resized and recolored
6 bingo cards (JPEG) / can be resized
6 pre-colored cards / JPEG / can be resized
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Drawing on November 30