Sunday, November 28, 2010

Coffee Kiki

The sentiment on this card says "I'm thankful for my morning coffee.....and those around me should be thankful too!"  This rings true for me: I have developed an intolerance to caffeine, and can only have one cup a day -  first thing in the morning - woe betide anyone who gets between me and it!!
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, :-)


Brenda said...

This is darling, I love it!! Of course she is one of my all time fave images!! I had an intolerance for coffee until I started grinding my own beans as well. I may have to steal your sentiment if you don't mind!

nette said...

wow, great card. the coloring is stunning! love love the sentiment :)

Anonymous said...

This is really adorable!! Love the colors and layout!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something!!HUGS

Tracy said...

Donna this is SUPER cute!!!!!!!!! I love everything from All That Scraps *wink* and this Kiki La Rue is at the top of my all time favorites list. Your coloring is flawless and I really love what you've done with the sketch. Fantastic job! Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!