Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coffee And Friends

Hi Friends and Stampers,

Before I get started, I wanted to let you know there is a design team call over at Loves Rubberstamps. 

There is a Brand New Challenge up over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog.  This week we want to see your pearls and swirls.  Here is what I came up.


Yep, it's a big chicken, lol.  Actually a Rooster.  My Grandmother Agnes, used to collect Roosters and chickens.  She always had a ceramic Rooster in her kitchen.  This Just Rite Cling stamp really reminded me of her a lot.  And since it represents Coffee and Friends, that really speaks to me, lol.  

I got up the other day and my Keurig Coffee Maker died.  It was like 4:30 in the morning and I woke up with a headache.  Since I had to get up at five anyway, I decided to go ahead and get up.  Wow.  Anyone who knows me, knows I do not function well in the morning without my coffee.  I was ready to fly around on my broomstick and release the monkeys!  My husband, Joe, got up at five to check on me and when he discovered the events that were taking place, he immediately raced out to the nearest starbucks for a Venti Latte.  And he saved the day further by running out later that afternoon and buying me a new Keurig!  Whoo Hooo.  Shiny New Red one this time!  He really is so wonderful to me. 

Laura is going to be adding more Just Rite stamps to the store in the near future.  The whole background stamp nearly takes up the card space.  I know some people get intimidated by large coloring areas, but they are pretty easy to navigate.  After stamping this image on X-Press It paper, I stamped it again on scratch paper twice.  The first scratch paper, I fussy cut around the big ring, the second scratch paper, I fussy cut around the chicken.  Not perfectly but rather haphazardly.  Then I placed the first scratch paper onto the stamped image and adhered it with removable adhesive. Then I used my air brush to Spray three colors around the background.  I took up the scratch paper and then laid down the chicken scratch paper with removable adhesive and spray the inside layer with two colors.  Then I removed that scratch paper and colored up my chicken.  I colored the inside layer fancy scroll areas with the darkest color, E53.  Then I added two blues the perfect blend scroll.  And I also colored the swirling pearls I had in my stash with my Copic Markers.  And then added them to the card.  I had one pack of them that had been in my drawer forever, so I was glad to be able to use them.  

I think next time I use this stamp, I might use some distress inks and see how that looks :) 

I cannot wait to see how you used your pearls and swirls. 

Holly

25 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed creation with fab image and colours used.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Lisa Lara said...

Wow this is beautiful Holly. I think my Gram had some kind of ceramic rooster in her kitchen. I did not know Keurigs came in red. That's awesome.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

Diane said...

Wonderful design and fun colors Holly. What a wonderful husband you have and now a new Keurig.

Hugs diane

*Vicki* said...

Really stunning creation Holly!! I love the colors on this design!!

I'm so like you in the morning! LOL!! What a good hubby you have!! :) HUGS

Chark said...

glad you didn't have to release them monkeys! love this card and how the pearls look!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, what a gorgous vintage look! Very beautiful card, Holly!

Ann said...

Beautiful card, love the addition of the pearls.

Blankina said...

Great card that stamp is fantastic Holly! Pretty colours too,
HUgs Blankina

Kara Lynne said...

Your coloring is gorgeous! I love how the card reflects your memories and I am also glad your super hero saved the day!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this looks fabulous! Awesome stamp and I love how you coloured it! The pearls look wonderful! Your hubby is definitely a keeper!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow this is so cool! I feel like I'm looking at something straight out of a western!

Tracy W said...

Fabulous design! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the vintage image!! It's colored so beautifully!! The pearl swirls are awesome!! Love this!! Enjoy your new Keurig!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

MiamiKel said...

Your husband is a keeper!!! What a sweet gesture - lol on the flying monkeys :) I'm a bear with my java but I tell ya, I think they out something in my Starbucks because I'm addicted like crazy!

This. Card !!! It's absolutely breathtaking - your coloring of the rooster is jaw dropping! Love the idea of a pearls and swirls :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what a great card!

Lee-Anne said...

I love that you used this wonderful vintage image and the pearls, Holly! What a fabulous design!

Tracy said...

your granny and I would have gotten along so well. I collect chickens/roosters too so I love the stamp you used. Wonderful country feel Holly. Hugs!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great card, TFS and for the info on the team call, and do you know that the rooster is the official animal of France?
thanks as well for all your visits...wish to have more time to do the same!!!
hugs bibiana

KayM said...

First off, you got an awesome husband! Keep that man ;) Your card is gorgeous! So country and rustic looking! Love the added pearls!

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card. I love roosters and cards with a country flair.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

What a fabulous card. I love how you coloured the chicken x

Helen F. said...

Totally awesome card, Holly! So much beautiful detail ~I'm going back for a closer look-see.
Yay for your husband, saving the coffee-day, he's a keeper for sure! :-)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sometimes I really like those LARGE stamps. They can be therapeutic to color. I adore roosters and chickens but don't collect them like your granny (I have three). I love the pearls added into this countryish scene. It really works!

VanessaB said...

i made a card using this awesome stamp, but my card did not turn out amazing like this! GORGEOUS! i just love it!! :)