Thursday, 18 February 2016

Thanks a Latte

Hi and welcome to another fabulous sketch challenge at SugarPea Designs.  This week, our sketch has a lot of open space allowing you to give free rein to your creativity and imagination.

I decided to use the big open space for a fun background panel and came up with this card.

I took a sheet of watercolor paper and started by covering it with Frayed Burlap Distress Paint, then Gathered Twigs Distress Stain - not covering the whole panel with either color.  I flicked on some water and dried it with my heat tool.

I then used some Picket Fence Distress Paint and the Cargo stencil to stencil some letters down the left hand side.  After that was dry, I took the Shatter stencil and some Frayed Burlap distress ink and lastly the Splatter stencil with some Ground Espresso distress ink.  After cutting the panel to size, I rounded one corner and adhered it to another panel that I'd sponged Ground Espresso ink onto.  The card base is Neenah Desert Storm and I flicked some Ground Espresso onto that with a paintbrush.

The Copic-colored coffee cup comes from the fabulous new Caffeine Addict stamp set and Coffee to go Cup dies.  The sentiment comes from Espresso Yourself.  I used some sponged Ground Espresso cardstock for the die-cut "latte" as well as the coffee beans.

Thanks for visiting.

  • 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: SPDSS41 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 Main Winner at the end of each month.
  • The more times you play along during the month, the better chance you have of winning!
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Products used:

Stamps:  Caffeine Addict, Espresso Yourself (SugarPea Designs)
Ink:  Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap, Fathered Twigs Distress Stain, Frayed Burlap Distress Paint, Picket Fence Distress Paint
Cardstock:  Neenah Desert Storm, White, X-Press It, watercolor
Dies:  Coffee to Go Cup, Coffee Words
Accessories:  Splatter Stencil, Shatter Stencil, Cargo Stencil (Tim Holtz), Copic Markers



Linda Callahan said...

I just can't get past your fabulous inked backgrounds.......amazing just amazing.....

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Oh wow! The textures and colors of that background are fantastic!!!! Great card!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great card! I love that coffee theme! Super fun and those colours are so rich! Those little coffee beans are just the cutest!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow - gorgeous! I love texture of your background!!