Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Sketch Color Coffee Challenge


Hello, friends! Sorry for the late post today -- it's been a busy day! I spent most of it in the car, driving my son and three other high school sophomores to their team soccer camp 35 minutes from our home. Then, as soon as I dropped him back in our driveway, I was off to a hair appointment 15 minutes in the other direction! I went through $40 worth of gas today!

I have realized lately, since I'm increasingly at a loss for time, that I've been combining challenges to get my creativity flowing! Today I combined three challenges: Our Creative Corner sketch challenge, the SCS color challenge, and the Flourishes Coffee Time challenge. All three came together perfectly to create this card. And, as a bonus, the colors in my beloved Stella Ruby paper were perfect for the color challenge!

This was a very simple card to make. This set, Coffee With a Friend, is part of Flourishes' Stamp Simply line. I just stamped the image and paper pieced the mug and saucer. For the sentiment, I inked only the word "Coffee" and omitted the rest of the sentiment. The banana layer is embossed with the Cuttlebug and Textile Texture folder. I added a lot of sponging, some Vintage Brads, and some gorgeous scalloped satin ribbon. That's it!

I can't end this post without saying a big HELLO to all the girls who were at the C.C. Designs release party last night! **waving** It was so much fun, and it was great to see some new faces! :) The new sets and the Sweet Treats Card Kit are available NOW at All That Scraps.

Tomorrow I'll have the ATS Wednesday Challenge to share with you, so I hope you'll stop back! Thanks for coming by today -- I really appreciate it! :)

Stamps: Coffee With a Friend (Flourishes, LLC) Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip (SU!) Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Barely Banana (SU!) Paper: Stella Ruby (BasicGrey) Other: Cuttlebug & Textile Textures embossing folder (Provo Craft); circle punches, Vintage Brads, stampin' dimensionals, stamping sponge (SU!); scalloped satin ribbon (May Arts)

13 comments:

Melissa said...

So cute!

Many Blessings,
M.

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful job, thanks for playing with us OCC girls.

Jennifer Ofiana said...

That is really cute! I love the paper piecing on the coffee mug!

Dawn Easton said...

Totally cute Christina! Fab job combining those challenges! Love that you were able to play along with us at the OCC!

wendella247 said...

Your card today is yummy. I just love it. The paper and colors are perfect for a coffee theme, and I love the paper piecing on the cup. You do beautiful work and I always enjoy checking out your new stuff on your blog!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is beautiful. I am loving everything I see with this coffee set.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

great job!

arlene,
Silverdale florist

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful card!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! You do beautiful work. I saw this card on Splitcoast and loved it. And you're a gardener, as well! I won't forget to come back and visit, for certain!

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous, Christina! I love those warm patterns and colors. That coffee set is on my (very long) wish list. I love what you've done with it!

Radiogirl said...

Very nice indeed. I like the colors and the inking especially on the embossing.

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the warm colors and that coffee mug is fantastic!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I love this so much, I had to CASE it. Hope you don't mind...your cards are incredible.