Monday, February 19

Love My Coffee!


 Hello Monday, my friends! And welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Thank you for joining us for the  Tie It Up  Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is:  NOT A CARD

I've been watching my friend April work on her flip frame, and it inspired me to add to mine. Boy do I wish I could find another flip frame, mine is a bit stuffed at this point. I decided to focus on one of my passions - coffee! I love the Coffee and Chocolate line from Stamperia, and it was perfect to use here.

I am recycling some of my cardboard in this project. I cut a flat piece for the background, and added some corrugated to the bottom. Then, I added microbeads with soft gel medium and let it dry. 

Then, I painted over both sides with white gesso and let that dry.  

Next up, a mix of paints in brown and turquoise. 

I rubbed over the bottom section with Scorched Timber and around the edges. Next, a bit of stenciling with the ink.  

I glued the coffee ephemera on with the gel medium, and popped the coffee cup up with two layers of foam tape. 

Add more gel medium around coffee and cups, and sprinkle on brown microbeads. I like to do this in a tidy tray so it doesn't get all over the place. Let dry completely.

Tie on a bit of coffee colored hand dyed ribbon, and hang on the flip frame. 

Coffee details... 

Cup details... 

I had to finish off the back, so stenciled in coffee themed images and words. 


As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store 

Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Papers

Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Cappuccino Stencil 

Stamperia Coffee and Chocolate Ephemera

TIm Holtz Distress Paints - Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon

Tim Holtz Scorched Timber Distress ink

Prima Marketing Soft Matte Gel

White Gesso

Palette knife

Acrylic Paint brush

 Microbeads from stash

Simon Says Stamp Big Momma Foam Tape

Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail Scissors 

Simon Says Stamp Mocha Blending Brush Small

Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer

Heat It tool

Tidy Tray

Tim Holtz Flip Frame

Cardboard - flat and corrugated

hand dyed ribbon

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting! Maura

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