Sunday, 18 August 2013
The Coffee Guys
I'm so happy to be back online! Thank you so much for your loyal visiting while I've been out of action... I'll be doing my best to catch up on some visiting in the next couple of days.
I'm here with a quick tag today, using the wonderful Coffee Guys (that's what they're called in my head) from the Generation Redux set by Artistic Outpost.
I stuck to the neutrals again for this one (there's been plenty of colour around here lately, after all)... lots of Pumice Stone DI, Sepia and Coffee Archival and, of course, some corrugated cardboard.
I cut the cardboard to a tag shape, and peeled off some of the paper, before giving the whole thing a rough coat of gesso.
I tore one of the Tim Holtz Crowded Attic paper stash papers to create an extra background layer, and added some texture stamping with the bubble-wrap stamp (also from the Generation Redux set).
The Coffee Guys themselves are stamped in Sepia and Coffee Archival on a torn book page, gesso'd first so that the image stands out nice and clearly... but I love the look of the text hovering in the background.
The three words are from the Huck Finn stamp set...
... and I stamped them in Sepia Archival (adding some Coffee to the stamp too in places)...
... onto some of the leftover bits of the Tim Holtz paper.
The coffee label and the numbers are from Generation Redux again...
... and stamped onto another bit of the gesso'd book page.
I've also added some more of my rusted bits and pieces...
... some good old hardware straight from the DIY shop...
... and one of the Idea-ology hinge clips.
It's topped off with little bit of satin ribbon, happily the perfect colour to go with the subtle greys of the papers and the Pumice Stone used to edge everything, and tied with a bit of Idea-ology paper string.
So, that's me for now. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and, as I say, I hope to do some long overdue travelling around Craftyblogland to have a look at what you've all been up to recently. See you soon!
Coffee - the favourite drink of the civilized world.
I'd like to enter this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Monochromatic