Monday, February 9, 2015

Oldie Moldie Monday Goes Mixed Media

On Monday's I always try to use old supplies.  This Monday if you scratched the surface you would find a very old piece of patterned paper in pink and brown.  I have a drawer of very old pink and brown paper.  The coffee cup stamp is very old also.

I am combining three challenges for this post.  The first challenge is the monthly challenge on the Faber Castell blog Design Memory Craft.  Mou is challenging us to post about our favorite beverage.

My favorite beverage is coffee.  I have to start my day with coffee.  I make sure I take the first thirty minutes of my morning savoring that first and second cup of coffee.  After that - I can face my day.

I searched Pinterest for the perfect coffee quote.  I found several but decided to use this one.  Some mornings, this is exactly how I feel about my first cup of coffee.


This is a piece of recycled chipboard which I adhered patterned paper to it with gel medium.  I applied a very light coat of gesso over it.  After that I applied some pink acrylic paint and then wiped some of the paint off exposing some of the lower layers.  I have a Tim Holtz stencil that looks like coffee stains.  I added that to the front of the image with a brown gelato.  The image was stamped on tissue paper and then color was added to the backside of the tissue paper.  When you apply the tissue paper to your base with gel medium it melts into the background.

The sentiment was computer generated, cut into strips and colored with distress paint.  Tim's new January color.  I adhered that to the front of the base.  The words were then outlined with a brown marker.  I have several small stamps I like to use on my projects.  I love that circle.  You can stamp it and then add color.  I used the Big Brush to add some brighter pink.  I took another stencil and my white Big Brush pen and just colored the circles in in different areas.  I like how the white softens the colors.  I then took the bright pink Big Brush and brushed it along the outside edges and underneath the cup to ground it.  I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

I am also entering it into the monthly challenge at Mixed Media Monthly which is Think Pink.


It is also being entered in the Creative Corner challenge which is a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I used the middle row:  Paints, Stamps and Stencils.


I hope you have had your first cup of coffee and you are able to enjoy my coffee creation.


8 comments:

Cora said...

I read your description and looked and then read and then looked. A lot going on here and it is all so interesting.

Rachel said...

this is so fun and i LOVE that quote! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Karen Crossen said...

I need this for the spot next to my coffee pot!! This is how I feel every morning!! Love how you use old supplies on Mondays - great idea! Thank you so much for playing with us The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Julia S-W said...

Your quote really made me smile! Lots of wonderful layers in your background and I love the idea that you use up old supplies on a monday - I shall have to remember that one!
Thanks so much for joining in my challenge at Our Creative Corner this month. Juliax

Donna B. said...

Loving this pink coffee project. That stencil is perfect for the background. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Debbie said...

Love your project and the quote is perfect for your theme. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a fabulous piece, really love what you did here, it looks fantastic! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly challenge!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Must have coffee! I totally agree and love this to pieces Barb! What a wonderful way to show your love for a cuppa and now I want more coffee. Thanks for sharing your process as well. Hugz! ~Niki