"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~Mother Teresa

Friday, June 5, 2015

Water-Colored Summer Coffee

Hello friends and happy Friday! Yay!
I'm here to share with you a really FUN post today!
It's the beginning of June already and it's time for some Summer fun now!

I have played along with TWO blog hops going on right now which just sounded like so much fun and of course I just went ahead and combined them BOTH into my card scheme today!
One of the blog hops that I'm participating is the:
(click on badge to be taken to the fun post for details!)
So obviously I had to use some water-coloring on my design which I will explain in the post....and who doesn't LOVE to add sequins?!! YUM!

The other blog hop I'm participating in is the:
(Click on badge to be taken to the fun post for details!)
So obviously I had to use a coffee element on my design as well as keep it a Summer theme!
And sorry if you don't like coffee, BUT I can't seem to live without it!! :)  And yes...all four seasons is a GREAT time for coffee!! LOL!

And so I've decided to combine BOTH of these really fun "challenges" into my design:
Now to me, this looks exactly at what my Summer morning would start out like every day! :)  And of course, I especially enjoy sitting in the cool air conditioning sipping coffee with my "sugar"...hubby!  I am not much on the ice coffee as I prefer it to be hot and certainly with a bit of sugar in it!  Yum!

I have decided to use this adorable Newton's Nook stamp set called Love a la Carte.  Both the coffee image and the sentiment come from that set.  I have used the colors from the color combo challenge they have going on right now as well.  (See below post for colors.)  I have used the Stampin' Up! colors:  Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana for my design.
So for the image, I've colored it in with my Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella to the heart and the coffee inside the cup.  I've also added some glitter to the sugar cubes and colored the spoon with a clear glitter pen.  Lastly, I've added some glossy accents to the heart above it.  I've also used the Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die cuts for the sun and clouds.  I've die cut the clouds in the Coastal Cabana color and the sun was die cut in the Crisp Cantaloupe color.  The sentiment on the cloud was embossed with white embossing powder and popped up over the image panel.  For the sun, I added some sponged Calypso Coral ink over the edges and then I covered the entire sun with my Wink of Stella glitter pen.

Now, for the water-coloring:  the entire background was water colored with the Stampin' Up! ink colors that I've mentioned above.  I took a wide paint brush dipped with water and added the color from the lid of my ink pads and blended them all together while it was still wet.  I thought this would make for a very nice soft Summer sky!  I really like the way it turned out!  And you just can't help but add some beautiful clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh on this!! :)

Here's a close-up view of the details:


Hope you've enjoyed my creation today and you've got inspired to play too!
Thanks so much for dropping in and I wish you all a fabulous weekend!

P.S.  Be sure to stop by my blog this Sunday for a special post...can't wait to share!

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HUGS & SMILES
*Vicki*

Here are some challenges I'd like to enter this card for besides the blog hops:
Inky Paws Challenge - color combo

Sentimental Sundays - Mocha, tea, latte + sentiment

Freshly Made Sketches (FMS189)
(Not sure if this qualifies as too many challenges if you're including blog hops, if so, you can delete my entry.  Thanks!)

98 comments:

Sarah said...

Fab card Vicki. Great colours to start with and the coffee theme is right up my street!! xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

What awesome colors! Love your fun use of dies with the cup :)

Jingle said...

This is super cute! Gorgeous colors!

Shannon McComb said...

This is perfect! I love how you combined the colors , water coloring and coffee into one card!! Seriously fantastic! Your water-colored background with those colors is stunning & those sparkly sugar cubes are just the sweetest!! Lovely Vicki!!

Annette Allen said...

what a pretty card..

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Vicki and I love my coffee too..the more you mentioned coffee the more I sipped mine [with sugar in it]..

luv CHRISSYxx

jimlynn said...

Vicki, this brightened up my day! So very pretty and love the watercoloring on here. The colors are just yummy and of course I love all the Newton Nooks stamps. A precious card!
Lynn

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, I love your card! I need this NN set! I love the sentiment too! Perfect card for the hop!

Susie Sonnier said...

How cute is this card!!!!

Bad Kitty said...

Beautiful card

Michele Henderson said...

Great card! Love this color combination!

Jen Carter said...

Love your watercoloring!

Pollard Carole said...

I love coffee and your card is just perfect love the background and brilliant stamps love and hugs Carole x

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Vicki
I love that sugar and the tea spoon
looks so shimery and looks like a real sugar
love that cute Image and your design is so sweet
so summery
great water coloring my friend
see you soon on my Blog Hop card hehe
hugs, Monika

PS: thanks for your wish for the ATSM challenge yaaayy :)

Sue said...

I LOVE this Vicki. Your design is fabulous and the colours are gorgeous.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Hugs Sue xx

Coralynn Murray said...

This is such a pretty card Vicki! I absolutely love these colours and they look great together. Love your card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fantastic design and mix of elements. I think this would even make a perfect card for Father's Day. May have to case this one..

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Vicki and great control of the watercolors! Love the cute background and cloud embellishments!

Shelly said...

I just LOVE this, Vicki!

Darla said...

What a fun card with awesome colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

Vicki you are one CREATIVE artist!
How could you come up with such an awesome card?
I mean I look at the sketch and all I see are geometrical shapes lol!

Jen Mitchell said...

Sunshine and coffee are a great combination in my book! I love your watercolored background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Patricia St Martin said...

An amazing background, Love working with water colors it is so much fun. Darling card, love the coffee and the sentiment.
Hugs, Pat♥

Pam said...

Great card! Love the colors and that background.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is stinkin' cute and pretty at the same time! I think this is my new favorite of your cards, Vicki! So much for my eyes to linger on!! Hugs, Darnell

butterfly843 said...

Love the clouds and sun

Sylvia said...

Beautifully design card, Vicki, love these colors! Happy hopping!

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt said...

Wow Vicki... your card is beautiful and I love it.

Have a nice weekend
Hugs Anja

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute sentiment. TFS

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty card and I love that sparkly sugar.

Sarah Platt said...

Wow! Simply spectacular Vicki! Love the colours and image and it's truly inspirational.
X

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

You've combined the challenges perfectly, Vicki, and it's a super cute card. Love the design, colours and the sparkly sugar cubes. It's a real delight to look at!

Happy Saturday, sweetie!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Donna said...

Fabulous card Vicki,such an adorable image and I love this combination of colours so much, they really work well together :) Donna ♥ x

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a great card, but then I'm sure you knew I would think so. ;) I got a kick out of your SU! colors, since you and I seem to have the same addiction to them. yep, can't live without those wonderful inks and fun names! I even use them as a guideline when looking for colors to paint the rooms in my house. grins!

the dies on your card are super cute! I remember how much fun it was when I used to take part in these fun coffee blog hops. so glad you are part of the excitement!

enjoy your weekend!

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT colours used here my friend and just adore your creation...xxx
enjoy your weekend. ♥
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Patti J said...

What a pretty card, Vicki! I love those sweet, sparkly sugar cubes! You have a way of bringing your cards to life - great job!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Love this card! The colors are perfect and the sun and clouds are adorable! Sweet card!

wendy said...

adorable card love the added touches, cute sugar cubes

~amy~ said...

This is such a sweet card, super love your color choices and your watercoloring!
Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Connie Mercer said...

Super cute :) ~ Love the design!!!

BrendaB said...

This is so cute! Love the colors and the added touches with the glitter pens and clear sequins!

Donna said...

Fabulous card, great combination of hops and challenges. Love your background,great blending it looks like patterned paper.

Angeline Choo said...

What a cute card. Love the colors!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Vicki I have noticed that you like coffee, lol, and why not, I love the smell of the coffee beans, I also love to see your gorgeous cards this is fabulous great dies and wonderful design I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

D.Ann said...

Gorgeous colors! Love the sparkly sugar cubes!

Happy Dance said...

Love those NN stamps! That coffee cup with a sugar spoon is so cute! And your 'sunset'....absolutely brilliant. Love the sun and clouds and how you've put part of the sentiment on one of them. Love this! Bev

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card love the clouds and sparkly sugar cubes
carol x

Brithzi said...

Absolutely CUTE! Love the colors and of course the spoon and sugar cubes (too cute)

AJ Bodine said...

omgosh, I just love this card! The colors are perfect and I never would have thought to do a sun and clouds in the same colors but works so well!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

AJ, DT - Sentimental Sundays

Katie Ann Brooks said...

fabulous and fun colors!

Céline said...

this is so gorgeous, love the colors
hugs
céline

Pia S said...

Lovely combo of warm and cool colors, the colors are amazing. I really like this version of a summery card with coffee theme.

Fifi said...

I love this card, particularly the background with the fade between two colours

Jerrie said...

How fun is your card!! I love the sentiment and the colors are so fantastic together! Great job

francesca said...

amazing card! :)

GodMom said...

OMG! I absolutely love your card and have to make one like it!

Becca Cruger said...

This card makes me smile for so many reasons. Number one, it's a great design, but number two, it really does remind me of the way I wake up in the mornings on weekends. Usually my boyfriend has to leave at 3 a.m. to get to work and I don't see him until later in the evening, but on Sundays I always wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee and a smile. They're my favorite days. :) So yeah... your design is awesome because it made me think of all that!

Niki G said...

Gorgeous colors and sweet scene!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Vicki! What a cute little image and I love the watercolored backgroud!
Hugs, Tammy

Karenladd said...

Awwww, an adorable sentiment and sweetest card ever!

Celeste Goff said...

Such a super sweet card!!!

Jennifer Jackson said...

Super cute!! I love the sentiment on the cloud and the fun sparkly spoon! Thanks so much for playing along with our inky paws challenge!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Your soft colors are just beautiful, Vicki!

Brandi R said...

Awesome card! LOVE the colors, the layout, and darling stamps ♥

Creative M said...

Such a sweet card!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Maura Hibbitts said...

Sweet card! Happy hopping!

Jessica said...

Such a fun card! Love the colors! :)

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

What a cheerful card! I love the pretty colors you used and the touch of glitter is just perfect. This card just makes me smile ♥

vinita jain said...

Super awesome creation with all the happy colors, love it!

Kate said...

Cute card and i love the colours used x

Lee-Anne said...

Just gotta say it...this is so sweet :) I love the bit of glitter too!

Hetty said...

Awesome card with a great summer feel!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Gorgeous!! What a beautiful color combo, love it! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Taunya Butler said...

Awesome card and just so fun!! Great details, fun pun and just such yummy dimension to this card!! Wonderful and cool!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

JD/ Jill said...

I can't live without coffee either! Smile.
So you know I love this card!

Beth said...

Fab card Vicki love the warm summer colors you chose for this.
Hugs

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh what a totally fabulous card! I love those fab colours you've used and your water colouring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Milka Gubo said...

Adorable card Vicki :-D

Sue said...

Great colors and sketch. Background is so pleasing to the eye. Nicely done, Vicki.

Hugs
Sue

Asha said...

The colour combo is AWESOME. So summery and perfect. Love the puffy clouds.
hugs Asha

Mary said...

Beautiful card!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous card, great coloring, love the background colors.

Debbie McNamee said...

love the clouds!!!!

Diana Slaughter said...

Great card and I love your colors. Thanks for sharing.

Anja Curvers said...

This is such an awesome card love the colors, the design everything about it.

Deepti said...

So soft and so pretty !

Katrina Brown said...

Your water color BG is amazing! Love the colors!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous! Love the sugar cubes!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

oh how I love this color combo here!

thepaperbaker said...

WOW! What a great card!LOVE the sparkly sugar cubes & color combo!Thank you for sharing your talents. Would love for you to stop by my blog to peek at my entry #354 :-)

Lola said...

Such a delicious color combo!! Also, love the glittery goodness on this.

Ceal said...

super cute, love the background

Miriam Prantner said...

So so sweet! I love the colors and the cute image too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is such a cute design and I love the colors you used and the details including the sparkly sugar, fabulous.

Seleise Barrett said...

so great - love the design and colors

Helen F. said...

Love this sweet card!

Cheryl said...

Love this sweet card, and the watercolored background is amazing!

Patry Ro said...

Hi Vicki!!! Adorable card!!! Gorgeous !!! TFS!!!

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