Monday, March 21, 2016

Coffee Time...

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's "Use Some Lucky Stars" challenge...we hope you can join us this week too...

and the theme for this week is...
FOOD AND/OR DRINK
and anyone who knows me...will testify that I am a real coffee addict...anytime is coffee time in the cubbyhole...so I've made a Chalkboard Hanger for my kitchen using one of my favourite stamp sets...Coffee Time from Darkroom Door...
I started off by stamping the sentiments from Coffee Time with a Versamark Ink Pad on to black card...sprinkled over the Frosted Crystal Antiquities Embossing Powder and heat to set. This is a technique that can take a few attempts to get right...the secret is to melt the powder until it just turns matte black...if you heat until it's shiny...the chalk technique won't work...believe me when I say...you'll be chucking it in the bin and starting over. I then rubbed the chalk over the sentiments and smudged it in with my fingers and then scribbled chalk all over the card rubbing it in with my hand to create the chalkboard effect.
I stamped the coffee spill image with Versamark which created a nice shadow effect in the background.
I fixed a piece of cream mesh that I found in my stash across the bottom of the hanger then stamped the coffee cup image on to paper from the Prima Life Time A4 Paper Pad using Coffee (how appropriate) Archival Ink. I fussy cut the images with my "can't live without" Fiskars Spring Assist Micro Tip Scissors...cutting the saucers off 3 of the images and popped the bottom image on to 3D foam to create dimension.
I die-cut the Tattered Poinsettia from Sticky Back Canvas and a scrap of white cardstock, gently dragged the Black Soot Mini Distress Pad across the surface to highlight the texture...inked around the edges and fixed together with a gem brad from my stash
I fussy cut the flowers from the same sheet of Prima Life Time Paper and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium...I'm loving this medium...for this impatient crafter...it has a drying time of NOW.  I used the Signo Uni-ball White Pen to create faux stitching around the edges and threaded garden twine to create a hanger.
and fixed Label Letters to scraps of paper to create "Coffee" labels...
You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...
I'm looking forward to seeing what you all create for this week's challenge...

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Thanks for popping by and happy crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

24 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Kath, I love the coffee cups against the black backdrop. Tracy x

misteejay said...

Fabulous hanger Kath. I love the chalk effect and the coffee cups look super.
Toni xx

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunningly creative. Adore the chalkboard background which makes everything else pop.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lorraine A said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I will be buying all of these supplies so that I can CASE this! ;-) absolutely fabulous! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous! I love this!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

Your hanging is beautiful Kath, I love the contrast of the beautiful coffee cups against the black background and your chalkboard technique looks fabulous! Hugs, Anne xx

Macarena said...

I don't drink coffee but like to smell it, you're right. I love the grunge background and all the flowers. Hugs, Marzena

Ann said...

Fabulous hanging thingy for your kitchen Kath - I love it!! Have a lovely evening, and a coffee or two! Love & hugs Ann xxx

Maura Hibbitts said...

WOW! Awesome addition to your kitchen, Kath! I am totally with you on that coffee addiction thing! Love this on the chalkboard!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Fab creation, Kath! I love everything about it!! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Karen Knott said...

This is great, love the chalkboard effect and the cups cut from the paper. I'm a total coffee addict too...need at least 3 cups before I can function in the morning lol :)

Craftychris said...

Wow, this is awesome! xxx

Paula Cheney said...

really cute Kath! Love the chalkboard background.

Jenny Marples said...

Fabulous creation Kath! x

Linda S. said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to do a picture tutorial on your coffee lovers wall hanging, Kath. Love those coffee cups, but unfortunately that stamp set is sold out. Time to get my name on the list. Hugs to your Buddy.

Lee said...

WOW,this is really fab,love anything to do with cups and teapots don't know why lol.Great photo's.Hugs and cuddles for Buddy.xxx

Barbara Schiassi said...

Also this week I'm speechless! I adore this work! love the black chalk background and the flowers are really stunning! Masterpiece! barbara

Catherine said...

I'm in love with your chalkboard hanger. It's going to look amazing in your kitchen, heck it would look great in any kitchen! Wonderful design and love the flower and texture. Cathie <3

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous creation, Kath. The background and the flowers are fabulous. :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is ADORABLE! And sophisticated, too! I think you have made a chalkboard ten times better than it could've ever dreamed of looking! I especially love the soft pastel patterns on your teacups. Well done on another stunning project!

Emma Williams said...

This is fantastic Kath! I love the chalkboard background and it works so well with those cups and flowers...it will look wonderful hanging in your kitchen! xxx

Sandra said...

This is amazing, Kath! Love the black chalk background, and the stack with cups of coffee. Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

Who does not love coffee?!?!?! Can I have a cup please!?!
love this black chalkboard project, I would love to have it hanging in my kitchen! HUgs xxx

Tricia Ann said...

Ha - your chalkboard technique is so cool! I want to try this. Your project turned out just great. I should do one for my kitchen (except Simon is out of these stamps).

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