Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Heartful of Coffee

Howdy!  I have been playing a little in my craft room but mostly had a bad cold which has kept me out of my craft room.  Since I started feeling better  I decided to try my hand at playing with coffee.  I am not a coffee drinker so I had to mix up a little paste with some grounds and warm water to kick this off.

I actually laid out my project two different ways and wanted to share the first layout because you can see the coffee background which started my project.

 I started with making a paste of grounds and water which I used to paint over a stencil on mixed media paper.  I then added a layer of glimmer mist sprayed over the surface and splattered in spots to add a lovely coral color to the background. 

After that I wanted to keep the texture of the grounds on my background before they completely dried and blew away from the paper.  I left the grounds on the paper and used a trick taught to me by Fran at Stampendous by pouring my clear embossing powder over the surface and heating underneath.  This captured the grounds and kept them on the surface of my paper to add a coffee texture.

After that I cut my shape of the heart from the background. I distressed the edges and used Aged gold embossing powder to give a golden tint. 

 I decided to stain a white doily with the coffee and then embossed the frame with the gold embossing powder.  I cut the center and stamped the image of the little girl over the surface.  I heat embossed this with clear embossing powder after splattering some coral color mist on the background. 

I then put the center back into the middle of the gold frame and added a mix of black and gold glitter around the edges.

The flowers were misted and then embossed with the gold embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment on a remnant of my coffee background and embossed the edges in gold.

This project was created with a few different challenges in mind:
Mixed Media Place - Creative Gym #17 - Coffee 

Vintage Journey - Industrial

Anything but Cute - Grungy Love

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  1. Lovely project and the background looks fantastic!

  2. Fabulous heart. Love the various techniques and the great vintage image. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  3. Love all the techniques you used on this, Suzz! What a great way to get a cup of coffee, if you're not a java drinker! Tee Hee! That's an amazing background and sweet little image!

    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  4. Wonderful make!
    Thank you for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  5. Oh my word! This is beyond fabulous! I love the texture and color from the coffee grounds!!!! And the gold embossed doily looks like metal filigree. What a gorgeous project! Love, love, love!

  6. My goodness, I'll never look at coffee in the same way again Suzz!!! Love the vintage feel of the browns and golds and all that yummy texture. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

  7. Suzz, your grungy heart is really beautiful and thanks for the great tip with the embossing powder. Thanks so much for joining our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute! Anne xx

  8. Thanks for joining in with us at A Vintage Journey too! Anne x

  9. wow love your Heart Thanks for playing with Mixed Media Place Creative Gym

  10. Love the coffee heart you did with a touch of gold and vintage!!Good luck thank you for joining MMP!!

  11. Loving your Heartfelt of Coffee, what an amazing project, loving all the detail! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place xx


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