Friday, 19 January 2018

A Good Book

Oh what a guilty pleasure it is to sit down during the day with a good book and a coffee!  And even better if it's a cold day and you can wrap a blanket around your legs and get all cosy!  Alas, it's not often I get a chance to do that (I try to limit my reading to night-time) and we're in the middle of a scorching hot summer here, so the thought of being wrapped in a blanket just about brings me out in hives 😀  But, never to mind, because here is our latest Fusion challenge and guess what - it's all about coffee and a book!
I decided to go with creams and browns as per the photo and also bring in the book theme with my stenciled background and cute images.  And if you look closely, there's also a coffee cup in the scene 😃 

I stamped, colored and cut the images before setting them aside to work on the rest of the card. The drawers, coffee cup and books were masked and stamped and so I cut them with my Scan n Cut as one piece.

The card base is Whip Cream (as an aside, that sounds so weird to me because here in New Zealand we say "whipped cream"), then a layer of Hot Fudge and another stitched edge layer of Whip Cream which I stenciled over using my favorite stencil, Scribble Script.  The sentiment is embossed onto Hot Fudge cardstock using Brown Sugar Embossing Powder, which ties it in nicely with the creams on the rest of the card.  And hard to see in the photo, but the cream panel behind the stamped images is embossed with a knitting pattern embossing folder, to represent the blanket in the photo.

Thanks so much for visiting!  The design team have some gorgeous cards to inspire you, so please head on over and check them out.  I'm linking this up to the Stitch Me Up theme at Southern Girls Challenge.

Products used:

Stamps:  Our Story (MFT)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark, Kraft (MFT)
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Hot Fudge (MFT), X-Press It
Dies:  Stitched Rectangle Stax 1 & 2 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Scribble Script Stencil (Donna Downey), Brown Sugar EP (Zing), Knitted Pattern EF (Richard Garay)



I Card Everyone said...

The proper term IS whipped cream, Karren! ha!
You've nailed the sweater in the photo - and everyone knows she's wearing jeans under that cozy blanket! Wonderful stencil - never seen by these eyes!

I Card Everyone said...

okay... I've thought more about the cream - it could also be "whipping cream" =] =] wish I had a dollop for my coffee!

Dotty Jo said...

Love it! Jo x

Linda Callahan said...

I adore that stenciled background! Perfect! And your little guys and his stack of books are beautofully colored!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a clever take on the challenge, Karren! Your Scribble Script stencil works perfectly with the theme and I love how you masked and cut the drawers, coffee cup and books as one piece! Beautiful Copic coloring, too...I love how his sweater matches the blanket in the photo and that you gave him blue jeans...So CUTE!!!

By the way, I thought it was 'Whipped Cream', too :)

Susanne Vargas said...

This is so fun! Love your coloring and all the sweet details!

Kara Lynne said...

I love the warmth of the brown tones! That boy and his books are colored beautifully, Karren!

Cara said...

Fabulous card, I love the blue and brown combination x

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

First things first. We say "whipped cream" too. No idea why MFT is being different! (And whip cream has a decidedly different meaning, I'm thinking). But on to the card! You've captured the warm and cozy feel of the challenge with your warm and cozy colors. What a scholarly fellow you've created!

Kim S said...

Such a charming scene you have created!! I love the stenciled background - perfect with the scene! (I vote for "whipped cream" also!)

Jen Timko said...

Love this fellow!! Your coloring is amazing, as always. And I also vote "whipped"....for whatever that is worth, lol!!

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, so cute image. Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creation with us at Southern Girls this week for our 'Stitching' challenge. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs, Agnieszka chanya13

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a super cute card Karren. Love the cute image you created with masking... great coloring... the stenciled background looks so pretty.