Thursday, 11 February 2016

Espresso my Gratitude

Hi and apologies for the late post!  A long weekend just past has played havoc with my working week and I'm a day behind!

Here's the fabulous sketch this week for the SugarPea Designs Sketch Challenge.

I flipped the sketch on its side and used some new goodies on my card this week:

I colored the cup and saucer last week as part of Kathy Rac's Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge and I really like the blue color, so decided to stick with blue, brown and soft grey for my color scheme.  To match the blue Copics I used, I pulled out some Blue Jay ink by SSS and smooshed it onto some white card to make the vertical panel.

The cup and saucer were adhered onto a Zig Zag Stitched Circle die using foam tape.  I also used the new Espresso Yourself set and Coffee Words dies for the sentiment, which I placed onto two flags cut from the Stitched Flags die set.

Some die-cut coffee beans finished the card.

Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's fabulous creations with this fun sketch.

  • Create a new card or project using the sketch provided.
  • SugarPea Designs stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable.
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS40 so that we may check out your beautiful work.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store. However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $75!
  • We will announce our Sweet Picks and our Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
Be sure to visit the rest of the design team - they have some wonderful inspiration for you:

Products used:

Stamps:  Caffeine Addict, Espresso Yourself (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Blue Jay, Memento Tuxedo Black, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock:  Fog, White, Dark Chocolate, X-Press It
Dies:  Coffee Words, Zig Zag Stitched Circles Dies, Stitched Flags (SugarPea Designs)
Accessories:  Copics



Linda Callahan said...

Loving that bright blue!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hi Karren,

It was creative of you to flip the sketch, had not thought of that!
I always love a coffee card - the heart in the coffee is so sweet!
I also think the blue is quite appealing!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So fun! LOVE that colour blue with the soft grey - gorgeous!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, and your Copic coloring is amazing! Loving your color palette, too...Stunning card!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Love it! Especially that striking blue!