This week's challenge is to create with the theme
of "vintage or distressed" and/or use the following sketch
by our special guest sketch artist:
Suzanne Dean, master of Copics, from Scrapbitz!
I love the sketch and wanted to incorporate a bit of the distressed feel.
Unfortunately the last drop of Tim Holtz
walnut stain distress ink went to my last project.
What's the next best thing, and readily available
in my personal barista station...puddles of espresso...
(~it might even be slightly aromatic!)
All pieces for the sketch in place, let the purposeful coffee staining begin...
(have you ever done this to an important piece of white paper on accident?)
(this is WAY more Fun!!!)
You can even create espresso drip "brads"
(they dry a little flatter)
At Starbucks I ordered my "usual" an Iced Venti Double Shot non-fat
...and although it is delicious and Brown ,
I wanted to tie my layout in with Mother's Day
and one of the newest additions in The Pixie Cottage Stamp Collection
the sweet Bunny with Roses by Di Carubia.
I needed to hold some roses!
Which I happened to have been blessed with at church that morning
...insert them into a 'recycled' cup and voila,
was cut around my fingers so that I could slide in the trio of blooms.
(the lid worked great to keep them in place)
As noted in the sketch there is a smaller circle-
for the card makers that worked well for the sentiment, or an embellished flower.
I used it as part of my title and the platform for Bunny with Roses .
It just couldn't be plain old paper!
I asked Husband Dear if I could have
the wrap off of his hot mocha...cut it in half,
glued it together, used the Creative Memories circle cutter...
flip it over, add title, colored image and more ink...
add a little cream and sugar, or (non-fat milk and Sweet 'n Low)
Oh wait we're talking scrapbook pages... add adorable photos of children.
(three horizontal stripes worked great for moi!)
I began to feel like a serial artist strategically
cutting out all of the letters from the Java Beans
pattern paper by Flair Designs (-the cooking collection)
I continued to recycle items from Starbucks with
the 3 snip-its of straw wrapper placed so that they read
"hot- not recommended"
:) -I prefer ICED coffee!
I can't wait to see how you interpret the sketch
or how creative you can be distressing or going vintage!
Remember to link back to Challenge #18 at The Pixie Cottage
for your chance to win!
Thank you Husband Dear for taking us out for "Mommy Day Coffee"
Have a great week in California!