Sunday, 19 May 2013

Do fish drink coffee?

Evening Everyone,
I hope that you have all had a lovely Sunday, mine has been very productive.
I have managed to catch up with quite a few, not all, of my blog visits and commenting.
Sorry Guys if I haven't made it to you yet, I will try, honest.
All of my lovely followers will know that I am trying very hard to be a good girl and finish things off after a class or demo instead of adding more bits to my stash.
With this in mind I have been having a great time with all of the coffee bits and pieces from the class on Saturday.
My card tonight has been made for the Woodware challenge, which this week has been cards for Men. Now I know it is rather late, but I had such fun making it that I hope that Dorothy will forgive me lol.
The background to the card has been made using white cardstock that has been spritzed with water and then sprinkled with coffee granules. As they dissolve they leave lovely dark 'puddles' of coffee. Once it has dried I sponged it with blue Distress Inks.
I also stamped the background with Woodware FRS227 Curly Stitched Background and Sepia Versafine ink. The 3 underwater panels have all been stamped and embossed onto water colour card stock, which has been spritzed with coffee, using black Versafine ink, clear embossing powder and Woodware FRCL195 Sea-Life.
The colouring to these panels has all been done using more of the dissolved instant coffee and undiluted thin bleach.
I have also added some medical gauze and doodled lines.
I would like to enter this in to a couple of other challenges.

Sweet Stampin Challenge  - Oodles of Doodles (Hand drawn lines around the edge of the card)
Totally Gorguss  - Water (I hope that underwater creatures will count lol)
Creative Creations Challenges - For a Child (A fun card for a Child I hope )
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

I was thrilled to see that my last Kids card won the challenge over at Allsorts 'Any Sport' challenge, so I must remember to drop Brenda a line to claim my prize.
Hugs Kimx


  1. Oh my, isn't this fun?! What adorable images, and your colours are gorgeous! I also love the shells, and the gauze, and - everything!!

    Congrats on your win at 'Allsorts' too!

    love Mags B x

  2. Hi Kim yes got the card finished finally sorry I forgot to link you.
    It was stupid o'clock when I put the card on before Going to Sir stamp.

    I see you have been at the coffee again!!!
    It is a gorgeous card Love what you do with the coffee.

    Catch up soon love Chris xxxx

  3. Well better late than never lol, This is great, and a really unusual way to use the coffee staining. The stitching stamp makes brilliant waves, you are a clever girl!

  4. What a beautiful card! Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at creative creations challenges this week!


  5. A cute kids card! I am sure this one will be loved!
    Thank you very much for joining us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  6. What a lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  7. What a beautiful card! Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at creative creations challenges this week!


  8. I love your coffee and lemon juice backgrounds Kim. You've put this one to such good use. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

  9. Wow! This looks brilliant! :)

    What an amazing card :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  10. Wonderful card! I love the layer of net and the images are so cute! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx


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