Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bug A Boo Stamps Coffee Time

I've had so much fun making this card for our Bug A Boo Stamps Catch The Bug challenge that starts today!  The theme is Polka Dots & Stripes.  

I colored the coffee cups image a few weeks ago during a craft night at our church, I'm sorry to say I don't have any color numbers for you.  I took a limited supply of markers and colored images that night. It had been a rough day & I needed some Copic therapy.  

One of the things that made putting this card together really fun were the odd colors.  I like the shade of the red coffee cup and realized I have several sheets of cardstock that matched perfectly.  I was given them as samples when I was at Kelly Paper in Phoenix quite long ago.  The cardstock is Via Vellum Scarlett.  I needed some striped paper so I opened my digital papers folder and looked around.  My striped paper was made by Jak Heath & started out red but I reformatted my image and changed the color to as close to Stampin' Up! More Mustard as I could tell on a computer screen and printed it on SU More Mustard cardstock, I like it!

The blue/green coffee cup is close to Stampin' Up! Taken With Teal and would make a nice maybe weird pop of color for the border on the right side and Nut Brown would tie it all together.  

I forgot to tell you that for my layout I used Mojo Monday #188 sketch in a rectangular shape instead of round or square. The image is cut out with a Spellbinders Oval die and matted with a Spellbinders Scalloped Oval die.  The scalloped border is a punch by Stampin' Up!, the flowers are an EK Success punch and I added Dew Drops to the centers as well as three Dew Drops on the red panel, rich brown organdy ribbon and my sentiment was a freebie by Create With TLC

I hope you'll join us this week at Catch The Bug for our Polka Dots & Stripes challenge!

Catch The Bug - Polka Dots & Stripes
By The Cute & Girly - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Mami Doodles - Spots & Stripes


Hazel said...

Love the bright colours and the image - fab card (say it on Make it Mondays) x

Jodie Mackrell said...

Love the colors and flowers on this ! awesome job!

Kerrie said...

Lovely rich and bold colours...

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Michelle said...


Wonderful card, I love the rich colours. Great image too, and your colouring is wonderful.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Mami Doodles said...

Great image, love your colouring! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

Min said...

This ROCKS Jan! Love the papers and colors you used! (and those little flowers too!)
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

Hannapanna said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month. Hugs, Hanna