Thursday, December 6, 2018

RG Drink and be Merry...Coffee Lovers Hop

 Hey there coffee loving crafters!  I'm back with another festive creation for the hop!  This project features a gorgeous digi set from Super Sponsor RGStudio360 called Seasonal Mug.  This set is also available in clear stamp form!  Know that when you purchase any stamp set from RG360, you receive the digital set for free!  I love that I can tweak the images on my computer to fit my needs! 

Are you hopping along with us?  If so, you'll know that as of tonight, we're hopping right past 900 entries!  WOWEE!!!  I'm busily visiting entrant posts and commenting as fast as I can.  Check out the full link-up (and join the fun) by clicking on this cozy cup of coffee: 
Now back to my project:  

To create the fun image, I layered the candy cane image and the sentiment onto the cup image on my computer.  I then printed the image (I copied four images onto one sheet so I could make many versions of this card).  After fussy cutting the image, I colored with Copic markers.  I don't really plan my coloring- I just color until I'm happy with the results.  SOOO...I tend to end up with a boatload of colors.  I'll list them for you below.  
Copics Used:  R00, R05, R27, RV42, YG05, YG13, YG45, YG97, G20, G24, G94, FYG2, C-1, White Gelli Roll
I applied some fun plaid paper (My favorite Photoplay paper this season called "Here Comes Santa"), a strip of Gold sparkle cardstock that I hand cut in a scallop design, and some black satin ribbon before adding the yummy cuppa joe.  I chose RED cardstock base to really make the image festive!  Of course, I had to add a little black flick of Fireworks ink here and there for some fun! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great Friday, and an awesome weekend!  See you soon!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...A Hero Arts sippy treat!

Hello there Coffee Loving friends!  I'm back with another fun project for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Hop!  If you haven't hopped along yet, please make sure to join the fun!  Hop along and check out all the fabulous contributions from each and every participant.  You can click on the link to the Hop Post by clicking on this cozy photo below:  
My project today is a fun to-go cup and note-velope wrapped in a pretty tag.  Super Sponsor Hero Arts is featured here in the stamp set Peace and Joy.  It's a great little set that includes some fun sentiments (mix of fonts) as well as a fun stitched tag and some "ornament dots" with accoutrements.  I used the decorated dots as polka dots on my project.  

The cups were purchased in the party section at Hobby Lobby.  They're the perfect size to fill with a packet of hot chocolate and a few pieces of chocolate and/or peppermints.  I stamped the dots and snowflakes onto the cup after creating the tag.  The tag is finished off with some twine, jute and a trio of jingly bells!
Such a fun little gift set all ready to go!  Can't wait to give it to a special someone!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll see you again tomorrow with another fun project.  :)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunday Sip: CLC Fall/Winter Blog Hop and The Cat's Pajamas!

Hello there Coffee/Tea/Cocoa loving friends!  I'm back with another fun Sunday Sip and Share!  I hope you've been enjoying the Fall/Winter Hop thus far!  If you haven't been following or playing along, you can hop right over to the post and find out more!  Just click on the cozy coffee/mittens image and you'll get right to it!  Thank you sooo much to all the fabulous Super Sponsors who so graciously and generously provide prizes for this amazing hop. Thanks also to the hundreds and hundreds of participants!  Without you, we wouldn't be able to have a fun hop like this!  And to Amy, the master planner, organizer, procurer of prizes, picker of prizes, commenter extraordinaire and hop creator, so much gratitude for all that you do! 

Today, I'm featuring the adorable Ship Happens (tea) stamp set by Super Sponsor The Cat's Pajamas.  I paired it with the fun Dots Die.
To start my creation, I used the following inks on my Gelli Plate.  I dropped a few drops of each color on the plate then spritzed with water.  I rubbed it around with my finger until I liked how it pooled.  Next, I set the paper atop the ink and lightly pressed to lift the color.  After that, I spritzed it with Silver Shimmer Spritz spray.
After the page was dry, I diecut it using the Dots Die and then diecut another white cardstock panel to allow me to inlay the watercolor dots.  I have saved the reverse background design for a future project.

Next, I glued the dots into place and added a snowflake diecut from the Five Snowflakes die.  I added some teal ribbon, some bling and mounted this panel onto blue cardstock and then onto the white card base.  
A closer peek at the image will show that I colored with Copics and then went over that with colored pencils.
I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  I'm holding off on the next sketch challenge until next week-so get hopping!