Thursday, November 7

coffee and flowers

and
and

You may look at this card and wonder...coffee?
But the main idea was the flowers had soaked up the color of the coffee in the jar!
The base card is cream card stock.
The main piece is made with water color paper that I placed over a stamped image from Paper Smooches “Best Buds” and colored with a Derwent Inktense willow pencil, before floating the color with water and a water color brush.
Once dry I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches “Spreading Sunshine” set with Distress ink tea dye.

And yes coffee and flowers do bring a smile to my face!





12 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Lovely "coffee colored" card! Do you suppose the flowers give off a coffee scent? (smile)

Judy1223 said...

I agree..coffee and flowers make me smile, too! What a creative pairing!!

Fikreta said...

Its beautiful card!
nice coffee colors!
Hello from Coffee Lovers blog hop!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great card and I remember when we put white carnations into a jar of colored water to get the blossoms to change colors. I had forgotten that until I read your post.

Billie A said...

Awesome color and images. Perfect for the coffee lovers hop.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

coffee flowers, brilliant!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet card Arlene - and yes, I remember having blue daffodils once as they slurped up the inked water:)
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

I love this coffee colored beauty, Arlene! Such a pretty vase of flowers! Both coffee and flowers bring a smile to my face too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Susan said...

There's a lovely softness to your image - love the coffee colour! Great layout and placement of the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Tara's Creative Space said...

Beautiful card

Shelly said...

This is so pretty!

Loll said...

Very beautiful monochromatic card, Arlene! Love your pretty coffee coloured flower in the vase. Sweet sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!