Friday, February 15, 2019

Some Like it Hot with Scrap'n Stamp

Welcome to the February blog hop! 
This month the theme is SOME LIKE IT HOT and with the cold weather we've been having this challenge seems fitting.
We will be giving away 9 prizes - 8 Some Like it Hot prize packs and one $50 Gift Certificate. Prizes will be chosen randomly from all the comments that are left along the blog hop. So please, leave your comments - we enjoy reading them.
Have you checked out the Facebook Challenge Page yet? You've got until the end of the month to play along with us there.

I may not drink coffee but I love coffee cards and coffee shops - not weird at all.
I'm a huge fan of chai so I order those when I'm in the coffee shop. 
My card today features Penny Blacks  Saying a Latte Stamp Set, My Favorite Things Coffee Break Stamp Set, Stampin' Up's Timeless Textures, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 1 and Set 3 and some stencils and retired designer paper.

I started by covering some watercolor card stock with white gesso. When it was dry I added some Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Black Soot distressed crayons and using a water brush I spread the color around.
Next I grabbed some stencils and some more of the same distress crayons and colored them in, smooshed them around with my finger. Next I moved the stencil a bit and used a wet wipe to pull away some of the ink. To finish that piece I sponged some brown and black ink around the edge.

For the main image I stamped the girl with versafine onyx black ink and fussy cut it out. I used Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen and Black Soot to color it all in. I smooshed some of the crayon onto a clear stamping block, added a little water and with a water brush set about coloring in the image. 

To finish off the card I went through my scrap pile of retired designer paper. I chose patterns and colors that would compliment the mixed media piece as well as the girl drinking her coffee (I like to think it's chai). I sponged the edges of the orange and yellow pieces with black ink as well as the sentiment strip. 
I adhered the black designer piece directly to the card base and then layered on the orange and yellow pieces, then the mixed media piece. I added the image and the sentiment with craft foam for some dimension.

I love playing with stencils and mixed media because it's always fun to play with products and build layers of texture.

Now, it's time to hop some more and leave your comments.
Here's the list of designers -
Have fun and be sure to join us in the challenge over on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing what you make.

Nancy E
Susan (you're here)
Nancy F (go here next)

Happy Stampin' 

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  1. I love this card! For a non-coffee drinker, you sure nailed this one, Susan! :)

    1. Thanks Deb :) I used to avoid going into any coffee shop - couldn't stand the smell and now I love going but I will never be a fan of coffee - of that I am sure :)

  2. Awesome card! Love the grungeyness on the watercolour paper!

  3. I love this image! You colored her beautifully! Great vintage looking card!

  4. Pretty card! I love the way you layered the background papers and your beautiful coloring!

  5. The stencil and crayons made the perfect coffee cup rings. Nicely done.

  6. I love the very coffee feel you created with the background. Love that image too.

  7. Great card.The stencilling and the coloring is awesome

  8. Love the look and feel of your a hip coffee shop!

  9. Your card is so
    charming and love
    the stamp image.
    Great inking.
    Carla from Utah

  10. I love my Chai and your card is really cute.

  11. Love the card and the sentiment. I am always saying that even though I drink tea!!!

  12. One very chic coffee card! You've breathed beautiful life into your image...

  13. So so adorable, I love everything about it.

  14. love all the different layers!

  15. Wow! Love the coffee rings you made as a background piece.

  16. Love the coffee/chai stained background!!

  17. AWWWW what a sweet card! I really love the background for it!

  18. Great card with lots of interesting design elements.

  19. Love the way you used mixed media and the extra papers.

  20. Wow! Such a great card.
    Thanks for sharing...

  21. Visually interesting, there is so much to look at!

  22. Really love the design of this card! You did an awesome job! Great colouring too!

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