Monday, 2 March 2015

Life begins after...COFFEE!

Slightly warmer temps and longer days...can spring be far behind?
 
The  Coffee Loving Cardmakers don't think so...
They have organized another fun hop. The linky is open through this Friday, March 6th. There are lots of prizes from some wonderful sponsors, and tons of inspiration from the participants.

I broke out some caffeinated supplies from Verve Stamps: the Coffee Stamp set and coordinating word die.
I planted those coffee beans in some watercolour soil, "watered" them with some warm coffee (mug coloured with Copics), surrounded the panel with some sunshiny Bokey patterned paper, and watched those fresh plants sprout.  The sentiment says it all.
 
The card layout is based on Freshly Made Sketches #175.
I flipped the sketch, adding ribbon to the cursive "coffee." Snail courtesy of Paper Smooches "Green Thumb."


Supplies:
Watercolor paper: Tim Holtz
Bokeh paper: Close to My Heart
Cardstock and ribbon: the stash
Distress markers
Copic markers
Stamps: Verve and Paper Smooches
Die: Verve Stamps


35 comments:

  1. Caroline, this is just stunning. Your coloring is about as perfect as it can be. I love your design too, so pretty.

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  2. Wow! This card is so sweet! LOVE it!:)

    http://www.preciousremembranceshop.com/blog/2015/02/27/10336/

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  3. wow! that's so beautiful!!!

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  4. Glad it's warming up for you! What a beautiful card...love what you've done for the background!
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

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  5. So lovely, the mix of colors is beautiful.

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  6. Simply Beautiful! Love everything about it!! ♥

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  7. Hi,hi, love the sentiment and an awesome card.

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  8. Oh I love the coffee beans underground growing into trees! Stunning card!

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  9. Wow, this card is absolutely beautiful!!!

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  10. Wow, this is beautiful! Love how you made the background!

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  11. Wonderful card! I love how you watercolored the background!

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  12. Oh this is so pretty and what a great sentiment, so true, so true.

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  13. Beautiful background for your coffee mug, Caroline! Have a wonderful Wednesday and enjoy the hop!

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  14. Stunning background and fabulous sentiment! ;)

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  15. This is one amazing card. I so admire your watercoloring abilities. Such a sweet scene with an awesome Springtime setting. Love it! Bev

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  16. Beautiful card! I love the scene you have created!

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  17. Amazing spring coffee shades! Wonderful card!

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  18. Gorgeous watercoloring, love all of it! Beautiful work! :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly {blogspot}

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  20. I really love your card, your color work is lovely. I'm a new follower of yours :)

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  21. Oh doesn't it just...beautiful card and coloring.

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  22. Wow this turned out beautiful!!!

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  23. wow this amazing, I love it !

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  24. This is great! I always think of growing things in spring.

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