I love all things coffee and my entire kitchen is coffee themed so I wanted to create a mini home decor project. There was a digi sentiment that caught my eye in the Flowers in Bloom set and I knew I wanted to use it in my project. The coffee cup element I chose comes from the Way of Beauty set.
Let me show you what I came up with, then I'll walk you through my process.
I used Adobe Illustrator to create my project but I have seen lots of videos where you can do the same thing using Microsoft word...or any of your other favorite editing programs!
I created a rectangle outline in my program measuring 5" x 7". This is the size of the picture frame I am using so this helps me get everything sized correctly. Next I brought in the sentiment and then the coffee cup. I just played around with the sizing of both of them until I was happy with the layout. I did reduce the transparency of the cup image so it would fade a bit more into the background. Then I printed it out onto Cryogen White cardstock. This is a Copic friendly cardstock that has a faint metallic sparkle to it. I will also mention that it is not a true white but I still love it.
I went ahead and cut it down to the 5x7 rectangle so that I would have a smaller piece of paper to work with when coloring. I picked some vibrant oranges so they would really stand out. I colored the flowers with R08 (the deepest shade), Y16, Y14 and Y12. The flower centers and stamen were colored with T9, T7 and T5. I let it sit for just a few minutes to make sure the Copics were completely dry before I added some extra details.
There are some tiny dots that print with the image. I played these up by adding dots of the oranges and dots made with a white gel pen. I also added gray dots and white dots to the centers. Here is a close up of the details.
I popped it into an inexpensive frame from Wal-Mart and my home decor project was done. I hope you like it. It really was a quick and easy project to complete. Can't wait to put it in my kitchen!
Just a reminder that you too can create a coffee/tea project and link up HERE to participate in the Coffee Lovers blog hop. Don't forget to use #springsummer2019clh
And you can purchase the great digital stamps I used from Polka Dot Orchards right HERE!