I've used the sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp for their sketch challenge #109, I have used two panels in the middle of the card instead of the oval on the sketch, hope that's okay. The image is Coffee Kiki La Rue a CC Designs stamp from All That Scraps, coloured with Copic and Bic markers. As Stamp Something has "thankful somethings" as its' theme for this week, guess where else Kiki is going? I love the little birds on the paper behind Kiki, there's something "early morning" about them! They were just an incidental part of the paper, but it goes to show that appropriate imagery is everywhere.
The card is off white, with a blue square on it, the patterned paper is from the Utopia collection by Kaisercraft. I've had the floral piece for a while and actually bought the stripy piece for another project without realising it matched, I love it when the colour matching has been done for you - especially when you didn't do it on purpose, ;-) The plain blue mat is from DCWV self-adhesive mat stack and the purple is from DCWV Latte collection. Pearlised blue/green brads finish the sentiment panel off.
I used a small strip of the Utopia paper inside the card, mounted on a strip of the blue paper punched with Fiskars Apron Lace border punch. I like to add a bit of decoration to the inside of my cards, it helps to give them a finished look.
While I am going to enter this card in a few challenges, my motivation for making it was simply that I've had the stamp for ages and just got a hankering to get it coloured up and out there.
I can think of loads of coffee/tea references I can use this image with, and she was such a joy to play with, I'm sure Kiki and me will be joining forces again very soon - as long as I've had my coffee for the day that is, :-)