Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cup of coffee

Hey there everyone!  I was able to sneak away to my craft room to come up with another coffee themed project for the Coffee Lovers blog hop.  I also got to use more gorgeous digital stamps from Polka Dot Orchard!

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!

~Kristina



13 comments:

  1. Such a lovely sign you've created with Jessica's digis! I love that awesome frame!

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  2. Love the pop of color from the blooms!

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  3. beautiful word art and the flowers are the perfect pop of color!

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  4. Super project! Love the flowers!

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  5. This will be a beautiful addition to your home decor. Beautiful design and colors.

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  6. That turned out so flipping COOL! Totally Love your home decor project! Beautiful design!

    Theresa

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  7. How fabulous!! And so fun to be able to see it daily as decor. I wish that I had changed my kitchen decor to coffee when we moved here a year ago. ;-(

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  8. This is fab Kristina. Great design.

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  9. Beautifully done, gorgeous coloring!

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  10. Beautiful cooring, wonderful card!

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