My card for today started out with a few scraps that were on my desk. I got up early on Saturday morning and snuck in a little time in the studio. Usually weekends are packed from sunup to sundown with the boys, so it was a special treat to get up and play while they slept in a bit. I was just playing for fun, making a card you'll see later testing a few watercolor techniques with distress inks. The panel that the sentiment is stamped on is actually a piece of cardstock I used to wipe up the excess twisted citron and mermaid lagoon ink I had on my craft sheet. And it ended up being my favorite part!
So I stamped the One Cup sentiment in archival black, cut the panel down to size, and used the excess to stamp the cup and hand trim. I added some Botanical remnant rubs for the birds in the corner and the butterfly on the cup. The side panel and background for the cup circle are from a Kaiser Craft pad and I watercolored them with the same color inks. They butterflies were a bit more vibrant than I wanted in the background, so I layered a piece of vellum with them and finished off with some black ribbon.
Today's card was also inspired by the Summer Coffee Lover's Bloghop. I've been having a super fun time inking up my coffee and tea stamps in non-traditional coffee colors.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this week's sketch and have a fun time getting inky!
|Mojo Monday 401 Sketch|
Paper: Black & White Timeless (Kaiser Craft), basic black, white, vellum
Ink: black archival, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Botanicals Remnant Rubs (Stampers Anonymous), circle punches (EK Success), pinking circles nestabilities (Spellbinders), black grosgrain (SU!)