Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Necessary to Life

Hello.  Welcome.  A special hi and hello to Kelly.  So glad you joined my lovely followers.  Thanks to everyone who follows and visits.  I really appreciate your support and encouragement.  Hugz all round.

Korthobby have a really great photo inspiration this month.  

 
I liked the lattice, I liked the blue and white coffee grinder, I liked the retro lady and the green grey colour of the sign.  So I made this.........



I started by cutting grey card with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.  Then I used Salty Ocean distress ink through Tando Distorted Harlequin mask.  I left the mask in place and stamped with Kaisercraft Grafitti stamp and black archival.  I cut a piece of white card with the stitched rectangle die and embossed with Sizzix Bricked embossing folder.  Then I added a slither of MME patterned paper that I cut wiggly with a craft knife.  I stamped Flonzcraft Gibson Girl 18, coloured her with watercolour pencils and waterbrush, fussy cut and mounted on some foam pads.  I added some metal charms from Korthobby .  The mmmmmm is a STAMPlorations stamp.  I didn't have a coffee stamp so I used my embossing pen and black embossing powder.  Note to self.... get a coffee stamp LOL.

Joining the fun at
Korthobby Februar Utfordringen - Bildeinspirasjon
FSC #92 - Colour Between the Lines
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Tando
Tando Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More February Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous page Gail, could you not make a coffee stamp from foam letters? Loving the distorted harlequin mask stencil :-) xxx

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  2. Oooo! Very grungy and cool. Are you getting prepared in advance for the Spring Coffee Lover's blog hop? If you haven't heard, that's starting on Friday!

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    1. Hi Becca. No, I didn't know that. Hugz

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  3. LOOOOVE that masking & blue with the stencil work....looks fabulous!!

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  4. I love your card Gail!!! Good luck for these challenges. :)
    And about followers, I think I would be happy to follow you, at least as much as possible through BlogLovin' if you could install it maybe?... I don't want to subscribe anymore to individual newsletters as I receive more than 50 mails each day now, and really cannot see all and comment each blog post now since I'm also a working mum with two last young children of 7 to take care (I have also old children haha, I'm not young).. Have a lovely day, Coco xx

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    1. Hello Coco, thanks for your comment. I do have a bloglovin' button but it seems to have slipped to the bottom of my sidebar. I'll see if I can chivvy it back up. Hugz

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  5. I want that stitch rectangle die, Gail! You did an amazing job using the photo as inspiration. Good luck!

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    1. Hi Kay, thank for your comment. I have become a bit of a stitch die addict. They add such gorgeous detail. Hugz

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  6. Fabulous retro card great colours

    MaggieH

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  7. Love your stamping over the stencil idea, and how it looks behind the lady. Great card!

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  8. Love the idea of stamping through the stencil. And your lady really is in need of some coffee :-)

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  9. Kjempefint kort du har laget! Takk for at du lot deg inspirere og deltar i Korthobby.no sin utfordring denne måneden! Lykke til og god helg!

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  10. Fabulous card, love your take on the sketch with this image, great colour combo too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

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  11. Lovely card as usual. Need any more inspiration for good coffee cards please visit friend and neigbour next door. Heard rumours that she has excellent coffee!!! Shares it with pleasure!!

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    1. ROFL. Mmmmmmmmm, best coffee in town. Hugz

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  12. Fab card. love how the photo inspired you. :)

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  13. Wow, love the stamping through the stencil!! Thank you for joining in the Tando Challenge.
    Jane (The Craft Barn) x

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  14. Beautiful image and colours! What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much or joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time - Love from Laura xxx

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