Sunday, May 27, 2018

Coffee and Love


I've loved this quote every since I read it several years ago. I've been married to my sweet husband for 19 years and every year it just gets better and better! Since the coffee-lovers blog hop is going on this week, I thought it would be a great time to create an art journal page using this saying.



To create my page I:
  • painted my art journal page with Clear Gesso (Art Basics)
  • added some Burnt Umber color burst (Ken Oliver), spritzed with water, and smeared the ink around with a paintbrush
  • tore a vintage advertisement from a gift bag and glued it to the left of my page
  • using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide (Ranger) and the Tim Holtz Splatters stencil
  • printed the coffee cup from Coffee & Love (Graciellie Design) on one of the free accounting book page printables from The Old Design Shop
  • cropped the flower and printed two of them along with a sentiment on free accounting book page printables from The Old Design Shop
  • colored my cup and flowers with Prismacolor pencils and watercolor markers
  • created a printable of the quote for my page (freebie below)
  • die cut sentiment from pink cardstock using the Love This dies from Echo Park
  • punched some tiny pink hearts


Free Printable

This post linked to:
Simon Says - Inspired by a Song (Forever and Ever, Amen)
Use Your Stuff - Up-cycle/Recycle (Paper Bag with advertisement on it)
Shopping Our Stash - April Showers bring May Flowers
Time Out Challenge - Inspiration Photo (brown wallpaper with floral design - colors)
Verve Stamps - Pink



23 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, I so love this journal page! it has just the perfect amount of shabby and a fun amount of coffee goodness. :) absolutely wonderful! your sentiment is fabulous!!!

vinita jain said...

Incredible! Love this journal page with such detailing and shabby feel on it!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is beyond awesome, Esther. I love how romantic it feels, yet grungy (like coffee) but still as lovely as could be. Stunning, my friend!
Blessings to you,
Karen Letchworth

Sandra said...

Fabulous page, love the collaging. So pretty. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Pam MacKay said...

Wonderful vintage feel love all of the layering so pretty!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the vintage look and wonderful layers! So Pretty!

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. I love the paper choices and your layout. Stunning and so creative. Love it.

MariLynn said...

This is one of my favorite projects of the hop so far. I loved all the little details. What an awesome sentiment. Loved it!

Tammy L said...

Beautiful page, amazing layers. Really a pleasure to enjoy! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
Tammy DT Co-ordinator

Jill Vickers said...

I love how you were inspired by our photo for this challenge - your journal page is very pretty - and I agree with you about that quote being lovely. Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

~amy~ said...

What a sweet sentiment! Your card is so pretty!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! Love all of the distressing, stains and layers...

Nancy Carroll said...

Wonderful sentiment, love your colors, great inspiration

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful collage of items on this beautiful card design.

Fikreta said...

its so gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

I am not a coffee drinker but I do think this is cute, love how you put this together, right down to the coffee stain :)

Donna said...

Amazing page! Love all the elements you've added, the sentiment and the sweet story behind it!
Thanks for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge this week!!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Gorgeous page! Love it!

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful page, Esther! I love the brown and pink combination. I see you have been VERY busy! I'll be sure to look at all your entries that I can, but I can't possibly comment on all of them! Wow! Hugs!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awesome card!!! I love so much all the beautiful details!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is such a beautiful card! Love every little detail!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Fabulous vintage image and card coloring!

Lisa Kind said...

Love the collage you created on this beauty! Thanks for joining us at Time Out!