Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Coffee and Coffee Beans...Addicted to Stamps and More #157~Make Your Mark, AAA Cards #45~It's So Hot, Craft StamperTake It Make It August Challenge ~Pens and Pencils

Hello,

Welcome to Addicted to Stamps and More #157 where my fabulous design team and I are inviting you to join us in showcasing cards where you *Make Your Mark*.  Pencils, markers,  paints, chalks, gelatos...essentially, anything that allows you to 'make your mark' through colouring, stenciling, water-colouring...the works!  Remember: colouring is awesome therapy *grin*

I've created a sentiment-free card, using two of the stamps from Tim Holtz's mini coffee-themed set, coloured with Chameleons. Stamped the bag o'bean (and alas...didn't fuse the brown long enough, so "coffee" is a bit hard to see in the photo), masked it, and stamped the take-away cup of filled with steaming hot Pike's Place coffee, black...just the way I like it!  I used one of my splatter stencils and...done!  Made my mark!  I gave this to my sister, who plans to use it for a thank you card...yayyyy!


(Although the take-away cup looks askew, it isn't! Just the optics of how the stamp sits...and that's the story I'm sticking with! I'll make another card - or three- with this set to show you that I'm not as crooked a stamper as this makes me out to be *grin*)

After visiting my wonderfully talented team mates' creations, which are guaranteed to dazzle and delight, dash to your stash of  colouring/painting/stenciling tools, and design a little something to share in the ATSM gallery.  Need a bit more incentive?  How about this fabulous $20 gift certificate from sweet Michele?  Go. Now. Make your Mark!



I'm looking forward to being inspired by your creativity!

I'm also sharing my card at:

AAA Cards #45~It's So Hot:  as I mentioned above,  my cup is filled with medium roast coffee, hot and black....hope that fits the theme!)




Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,



36 comments:

Carole said...

Love all your coffee stains......fab card......but black coffee.? It's a no from me.x

Rose said...

Love your colouring with the Chameleons. The coffee stains are very realistic.

Becca Cruger said...

haha - I had to giggle when you said the cup was slightly askew. You do realize your background is grunge coffee stains, right?! ;) You know I'm a sucker for coffee-themed things and this is fab-o!

*Vicki* said...

Yum! I so love coffee and these images are awesome! I love fun coffee stains and colors on your design! So perfect! :)

Gio said...

Such a lovely design and clolouring! Thank you for entering the TIMI CraftStamper challenge :-)

Jane said...

Loving all the grungy coffee stained background stamping. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Julie B said...

Not a coffee addict myself but it doesn't prevent me from admiring this super card. :)

Linda said...

This is fab ..... great colouring, and I love the background. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

honeybeelane said...

Love this card, Carol. :) I'm not a coffee drinker myself, but everyone else in my house is!!

Jeanne said...

This not a fan of coffee is sure a fan of the card you created, Ms. C! It's colored wonderfully and while I may not enjoy the taste of coffee, I sure do like the smell and I'm catching a faint whiff of it as I gaze upon this great card. Job well done!

~amy~ said...

well, you know that I love this.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome coffee card! I have yet to ink up my cup! [sigh]

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cool!

shirley-bee said...

Averse as I am to coffee, I love this card with its coffee ring stains! So glad you've added to the Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge :)

Geri said...

Your card reminds me of my desk at work...and my craft desk....and my car - all have coffee rings and splatters marking my spot!

This really is a cool image! Never would have thought that your cup had a bit of a lean until I read your post. And honestly, still don't see it! Great shading on the cup and bag of beans! 35C here today so I'm hiding inside my craft room, visiting all my cyber pals :)

Kim S said...

Love this placement of the two stamps. The splashes and coffee rings are the perfect look!

Monika Reeck said...

Wohoooo Miss C
This image for me is absolut manly card..I looove how you combine that images n the coffee splatter...great card for man who loves coffee...you did super Great Job vor AAA challenge too..Luv this teamie
Hugs
Monika

Shelly said...

Awesome coffee card!!

Kim Heggins said...

Love your fabulous coffee card, those coffee rings are so fun and like Geri, I too have them everywhere and just them on your card paired with those amazing Tim Holtz stamps.

Lilian YF said...

I don't drink coffee, but I love the card!
Lilian ATSM teamie
The Leaf Studio

Greta said...

What a fun card, Carol!

Kylie said...

Awesome card! Everytime I see something you've made with the chameleon pens they move closer to the "must have" side. Gorgeous colouring!

I Card Everyone said...

See? We have so much in common ... black coffee, and being just a bit askew ... love it, c...
=] Michele

Marybeth said...

I can almost smell the coffee Carol! I take it black as well. Love this card and your coffee splotches, always nice to see a card put to good use and a; thank you card is perfect!

Barb Ghig said...

You have really mastered your Chameleons. my friend! I really LOVE how you colored the images and the ring stains are so cool! I'm a huge 'coffee lover, and I love this card to pieces!!!

Petra Swart said...

Your cup looks just fine, Carol!!! Love the bag o'beans and all the ring stains!!! The kraft base works perfectly with your lovely colouring!!! Lovely fun card!!!!
Have a fabulous Friday!!!

Marisa said...

Now I seriously want a nice big lattee. Adore the coffee rings and splatter touches. Wonderfully coloured too :)

Jeanne J said...

This is so fun Carol! Love all the little coffee rings!

Bobby said...

Love this card, Carol, even if I'm not a coffee drinker. The coloring is marvelous and the added stains are just the right finishing touch.

Jen Mitchell said...

What an awesome card! The blueprint coffee images look great with the little coffee rings!

Shona Chambers said...

This makes me want to rush out and get a cup of coffee, even though I don't drink it!! Fantastic stamps and love the coffee cup rings, so clever. You'll be inspiring a lot of people with this little number!!!

Anita in France said...

I can smell the coffee from here, Carol ... and it's fabulous, just like your awesome card! Hugs, Anita :)

Neets B said...

Mmmmm cooooffffeeee! :) This is a fab card, Carol. The kraft base, the neutrals and the splatters work so well x

Dana said...

Fabulous card!! Love your coloring and the background is awesome!! Love it!!

Taunya Butler said...

C - I was so thrilled when I saw this card - so cool and so very awesome looking!! Love the coffee stains and I KNOW you are NOT a crooked stamper!! This card - with all of its' wonderful details is really fun and cool, I mean hot!! LOL Have a super fantabulous week this next week!!

Joyce said...

Fabulous card. I love how you colored that cool TH stamp.