Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Color Challenge - Coffee & Cream

I don't know if this is Steampunk. I don't think it is but I wasn't going there. The image probably is...I just wanted to do something masculine. I just wanted to collage some fun things together. The background paper is a page from a French book I received as a gift (thanks, Heather!) It had a natural patina so I didn't do anything to it except stamp some numbers along the left side. The sentiment tag was stamped on Basic Gray BASICs paper and cut tag shaped.

My only real touch was some tea dyed ribbon (see blow). It's the lighter half of the rosette ribbon. The darker side was sprayed with COFFEE SHOP Glimmer Mist. (yes, I had fun with the coffee and tea theme!!!)

Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous
Ink: Archival Coffee
Accessories: Idea-ology ribbon & goodies; Glimmer Mist

I wanted to point out the finger print - you can stamp with anything!

Close up of the tea-dyed/Glimmer Mist ribbon.

I boiled 2 cups of water, threw in 6 teabags, and some white ribbon.

I let it set for 1/2 hour.

Then puddle and dry on a plate.

If you'd like to play along with the Gingers, you have a MONTH to post your interpretation of COFFEE & CREAM on the Gingersnap Creation's post. Be sure to stop by here and leave me a link to your creation too!

Thank you to Gingersnap Creations - I've had a blast being a Visiting Artist!!!


  1. Hi Deb, love your fun approach to the challenge. Terrific. Annette x

  2. hi there dear Deb! AWESOME creation...I love this theme..may hav to play along this time! You blow me away with your creations these days! tfs...hugs, Jane

  3. Very cool! I can't believe you didn't add anything to the paper form the book! It does look really cool! I never would have guessed you didn't do that yourself! I'm glad you're finding good uses for your Paris book! *grin*

  4. Deb, this card rocks !! Love the book-paper and the rose ribbon looks fabulous.

    Congrats on your publication. You deserve it- i always like your cards and you style.

  5. Too Awesome! I totally love it!

  6. this is realy stunning Deb. fabulous. xio

  7. Now that is taking a challenge all the way!!! I adore it all, but I especailly love the coffee and tea dyes on those rosettes!! I might have to give this challenge a go!