Friday, March 14, 2014

World's Best Cup of Coffee

Last month the swap group I'm in created mixed media quote cards, based on our favorite movie. I took this quote from Elf - one of my favorite Christmas movies!

I was inspired by an art journal page featured on She is such a talented artist!

I first layered papers over a 5x7 piece of cardstock with Mod Podge and added Distress paints to the background. I stamped with some stamps from a coffee ring/spill set from CTMH with brown chalk ink. Then I used Vintage Photo Distress marker to shade around each cup and then traced around them with a black pen.

I used a tea cup stamp by CTMH and stamped a variety of patterned papers. Sometimes I used the stamped side and sometimes the back. 

I printed the quote and cut it in strips, using Distress Ink around the edges before putting it on the background. 

I added the swirl and spoon and coffee stamp from the same set as the cups. 

I love the way this turned out, and I think I need to make one to frame for my kitchen!

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Wishing you a wonderful, creative weekend!

Happy crafting!



  1. Fantastic project! Love the stack of colorful tea cups! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Gorgeous! The quotes are so fun! Love the cups! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. FABULOUS! I love the colors you chose - the perfect mix of grunge and bright :) Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  4. What a wonderful creation! Love your way to use colors and patterned papers! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says STamp Monday Challenge! BArbarayaya

  5. I am seriously drooling over this piece of art (and not just because it features steaming hot beverage)! This is such a brilliant combination of elegance and whimsy! Those teacups are adorable and made me happy. And how could you not smile at a quote from "Elf"? You've done the movie proud and have inspired me with this piece. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  6. I absolutely love this wonderful piece of artwork and I just adore the stack of teacups! This whole piece reminds me of Alice In Wonderland and I think you've done a fabulous job! Thank you for sharing this and for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  7. Great job. LOVE all the colors and patterns. Thanks for linking up in my Just Because Linky Party!!

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  8. LOVE this! Congrats on winning Simon Says Monday challenge! So well deserved!
    Claudia x

  9. I love all the colors on this card and how you softened them and blended them! Wow!

  10. This is just delightful! Good choice made by SSS!