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
Wow, what a gorgeous card! It makes me want to go and drink coffee. lol Your blog has so much information on it. I enjoyed reading about how you created your card. Love all of those beautiful papers. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls! I hope you will continue to come back and play.ReplyDelete
What a cute card! (And I don't even like coffee!!) Beautiful papers!!ReplyDelete
Love your card! Love the paper piecing and such! I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I understand the atmosphere! Love the newsletter, too! Can't wait to see the next! Have a blessed day! ~HReplyDelete
Wow! Now that's a coffee mug. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Love my coffee! Great card.ReplyDelete
Girl after my own heart...love quaint coffee shops! Your card is really wonderful! Love all the different Design papers you used...especially the mug! Thanks for linking it up with us over at JUGS~ReplyDelete
Love that big coffee mug and the paper you used is fabulous!! Great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Just us Girls.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing from one coffee lover to another. I loved your card also.ReplyDelete
Fun cup and your card. Thank u 4 sharing.ReplyDelete
I too love coffee Diane :). And the card is so lovely with those pretty flowers on it. You have a beautiful blog!ReplyDelete
Happy to read about the newsletter and excited to participate in the draw :)ReplyDelete
Lovely card. Thank you for the coffee cup - greatReplyDelete
how you used it on the card.
Your card is wonderful! Great info on paper piecing. Love all of those beautiful papers and the addition of the flowers and fun feather. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!ReplyDelete
Love your card! We are coffee lovers, too! Your digi sets are perfect! Love all the sentiments and papers, too!ReplyDelete
I'm a coffee lover also. It's the thing that gets me out of bed each morning. Thanks for the great coffee cup!ReplyDelete