Believe in Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop
This my last project for the hop and it was just by chance that I made it.  I was looking for something and while going through a box I found this printable that I was going to use on the last bloghop but didn’t.  This is what I made:

I am over the moon with how this turned out!  Yesterday someone on FB was asking about which ink colors to use as the coffee color and today I decided to use, wait for it…. COFFEE as the ink and it worked!  Happy Dance!  Most of the time my trial and errors are most definitely errors but this one wasn’t!

I stamped the cup background from the Paper Smooches set Hot Concoctions and gathered twigs distress ink.  So what do you think?   My only complaint about this is that the cardstock (not watercolor paper) warped so much, I adhered that sucker down with LOTS of scor-tape so that it lays flat. 🙂

 

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Dare to Dream

Supplies: Distress Ink for Watercolors; PTI Smokey Shadow ink, Hibiscus Burst CS, Daydreamer Stamp Set; Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

 
I made this card after seeing Jo’s beautiful creation on the SSS Wednesday Challenge.  I think one of the places I ran into a problem on this watercolor technique is because I used pieces of wc paper that were leftover from another project so they were a preset size… sounds like a good excuse to me!  lol  Here again I was hoping that the colors would blend a bit more than they did as I don’t really like the almost straight lines between the colors.  Why is it when you want straight lines you can’t draw them but when you don’t want them you always get them…  I blame Murphy’s law!

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Happy Birthday

Supplies: Distress Ink for Watercolors; PTI Smokey Shadow CS and ink, Blueberry Sky CS, Botanical Silhouettes; Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I made this card after seeing Jo’s beautiful creation on the SSS Wednesday Challenge.  What I realized while making this card is that I really need to practice painting more!  I think this turned out okay but I was hoping it would bleed together a little more than it did and that the red would soften up a bit more.  I added white distress stain to the top of the red and it is still darker than I wanted.  I wanted the flower to look painted too so after stamping I lightly spritzed it and then blotted it up before it spread into the other colors.

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To plant a Garden

This is another card using that wonderful stamp that accidentally fell into my basket last Friday at the fabulous Impress store in Tukwila!  I have converted my wood mounted rubber stamps to cling foam and usually only purchase clear stamps but every time I go to this store I come home with wood mounted stamps!  They have really great stamps!  This one was designed by Josephine Kimberling for Impress.  I went to her site and she has a very cool style.

For this card I used Tim Holtz Distress ink to watercolor the flower and the leaves.  I stamped the PTI sentiment in Aqua Mist and then mounted the panel on Aqua Mist cardstock.

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