Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Sketched Poinsettia Cup with Cookies

Hi! I’m here with a second card today for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! 🙂

Here it is!

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I matted the panel in red, added some die cut snowflakes, and mounted it to a watercolor panel.
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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Sketched Green Cup of Hot Chocolate

Hi! I’m here with a card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

First, I drew the cup.
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I created the background by sponging green ink through a paper doily.

slide10I added some cream (acrylic paint) to the top of my hot chocolate. (I’m not a coffee drinker. 😉 )

I added some silver ink to the rim and handle of the cup.

slide09 I traced the cup image onto some copy/printer paper, created a mask and then sponged on the silvery-gray shadow to the left of the cup onto the white background. slide11 slide12  Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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I was inspired by the green and white and the cozy feeling evoked by both Fusion and The Card Concept’s inspiration photos.

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Sketched Red Cup Cocoa

Hi! I’m here with a card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!!

To start, first I sketched the cup. 🙂
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Then I fussy cut my cup out.

slide1I created the background by sponging red ink through a paper doily onto white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in the same red.slide5I watercolored the hot chocolate. (I’m not a coffee drinker. 😉 )

slide6I made the curls of frothy foamy cream by stamping and heat embossing with my super prize (a very nice rubber background stamp) from the Fall CLBH! (I masked off a circle and then stamped in white pigment ink and heat embossed the stamped image.) 

Curls Background Builder Cling Rubber Stamp

Thanks, Jillian! I love this stamp and have designed 2 more cards for the Winter CLBH with it. I’ll be posting those tomorrow & on the 15th. slide4I added some red Stickles the rim of the cup.

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 26 with STAMPlorations

Hi! I’m happy to be here for Tracey McNeely’s  25 Days of Christmas Tags with today’s sponsor, STAMPlorations, on this 26th day!

I have 3 tags to share with you and here they are:

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I designed my own sentiments and printed them on vellum (Stampin’ Up’s works very well) and I also made a PDF version of them for you.

Please click here or on the image below for a printable version of my sentiments.

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I’m like to play this 1rst tag at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #153 – Silver and Gold Theme.

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  I’d like to play this next tag at  Simon Says: Christmas To Die For. img_3848_edited-1

I stenciled over a print of my own holly sketch/painting and then used 2 sizes of the TAGplorations luggage/tag nesting dies to make a frame for the tag. I love the red and white striped paper.

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 There are lots of prizes and sponsors, including STAMPlorations. Be sure to visit Tracey’s blog for all of the details. Her linky will close December 2, 2016 at 12:00 am (EST). Prizes will be announced on December 9th on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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STAMPlorations – Holiday TAGplorations – Day 1

Hi! I’m excited to be here for  STAMPlorations for the first day of our Holiday TAGplorations event.

Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

I have a bunch of tags to share with you today. img_3136_edited-1

I used the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies to make all of my tags. I also used lots of different ARTplorations stencils on these tags. Please see the bottom of the post.

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First, I’ll give you a closer look at the 5 Thanksgiving tags that I made.

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Printed with inked up real leaves

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I used Brusho Crystal Colors, heat embossing and ink-blending on the tag above.

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This next tag has a smooshed background as the tag base (variety of coral colored inks with red Stickles mixed in). I also stamped in red with the real leaves (attached) on the base tag, die cut another tag from a disposable coffee cup and added the inked up leaves to the fussy cut mug. img_3165_edited-1

I love the honeycomb stencil that I used on this next tag.

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As you can see, I designed, and then printed, my own digital sentiments on vellum. I included a PDF of the sentiments for you to use. Please click here or on the image below to be taken to the printable version.

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My own watercolored holly print.

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I hope that you enjoyed and were inspired by my tags today. Please do come and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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*When: November 4, Friday, 8 a.m. Pacific/Los Angeles Time (GMT-7)

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*Commenting and linking up is from November 4 to November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (3 weeks)

*Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post

*Prizes:
10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
– (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store

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