Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gingersnap Creations: HOT BEVERAGES


Once Christmas is over I immediately start "craving" Spring colors - blue skies and green leaves! I have to confess I don't drink many HOT beverages... I'm a Diet Coke girl thru and thru! It's my coffee in the morning and my glass of wine with dinner. But this cup from Flourishes was a must for my hot beverage. The cup was stamped on a scrap of Memory Box paper that changed pattern along one edge. You can see the polka dots on the cup and circles on the saucer. I just sponged a bit of Broken China on the cup to give it additional dimension.

The tag background is a variation on the classic "smoosh & spray" technique (color pads rubbed on a craft sheet and misted with water). I sponged color on the tag first. Then I sprayed water on my craft sheet to make the colors "run" a bit. My "new" favorite coffee ring stamp. And then embellishment.

Stamps: Flourishes COFFEE WITH FRIENDS; Hero Arts GIRLFRIEND (sentiment); Stamper's Anonymous COFFEE RINGS
Paper: Tag
Ink: Distress Ink - Broken China & Shabby Shutters
Accessories: White embossing powder, doily, Prima flowers, pearls, ticket & leaf punch, Stickles, trinket pin, ribbon

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

Have fun - stay warm - see you next week!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag, Deb! I love the blue mug and especially how you used 'Broken China' on it; all too appropriate here at times!!

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  2. Lovely tag, colours and sentiment!

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  3. I'm with you ... Diet Coke is my drink of choice but every once in a while I'll go for an latte. Cute tag. Loved the rings you used. Reminds me of what my coffee table looks like when I forget to use the coaster!

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  4. Congrats on being a January GC visiting artist! Love your tag and boy I wish Spring were here! Your background is stunning! Looking forward to seeing what you are up to the rest of the month!

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  5. Deb!!! Happy New Year!!! Gosh this is just lovely!!! Love your colors and the way you have treated that image is STUNNING!!! Happy New Year Sweetie!!! Hugs...Jacque

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  6. Love your tag Deb., especially the color combination.
    Congratulations on being a VA.

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  7. Love the background and the cup/sentiment/flower cluster is beautifully done. The sponged cup is perfect!

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  8. Your tag is sensational! I love your pieced cup and your background is awesome with the look of coffee rings. Love that Flourishes set! I have the same one!

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  9. Beautiful tag, lovely papers for your paper piecing!

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  10. Lovely tag, Deb. I like the colors and the pearls. And congrats to be a VA !!

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  11. eeek, I love this! The coffe cup "stains" are the best!!!

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  12. This is terrific Love the mix of bling and pearls for embellishing!

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  13. beautiful tag. i love that nice deep coffe mugh -- would hold a lot of coffee! xo

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  14. Love the tag!! Your gorgeous designs make my fingers itch to get inky :)

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  15. Congratulations on a being GC Visiting Artist and have fun. Loving your tag. Annette x

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