Coffee with a friend

Are you missing the coffee shops? I’m sure you are missing your friends and perhaps you are missing coffee with friends. This one is for a friend of mine who loves her coffee!

I began with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper and splattered a few drops of masking fluid over the whole thing. Once the masking fluid was dry I sprinkled sandstone brusho on my glass mat, spritzed the brusho with water and swiped this panel through it. It took a few swipes before I had an orange and brown abstract background. I added some dark brown brusho on one side and spritzed that to make it blend and spread a bit. Once I’d dried that I blended through the new Darkroom Door ‘handwritten script’ stencil with rusty hinge oxide ink.

At this point the panel was very much just an abstract background so I stamped the cup from DD ‘coffee time’ in gathered twigs distress ink and blended the stamping with some water and extra ink. The set also has a coffee cup stain stamp so I added that here and there, spritzing it to make it blurry. I stamped some postmarks from the ‘global postmarks’ set because I can’t help myself.

Unfortunately the coffee cup did not stand out enough from the background and the background itself looked incomplete. DD world map stamp and blueprint sketch distress ink came to the rescue. I stamped the world map several times on the panel in gathered twigs ink and then, to break up the orange and brown monopoly, I added some blueprint sketch ink in just a few places. I found some blue cardstock that matched the blue and stamped ‘friendship’ and ‘you’re the best’ from the DD ‘friendship’ strip of sentiments to finish the card. Oh, and I added a thin strip of brown cardstock separating the blue from the patterned panel.

I’m glad I didn’t give up on this panel; it is just the thing for my friend who I will enjoy a coffee with again one day.

Supplies


6 Comments on “Coffee with a friend”

  1. PaperMorePaper says:

    Love it! This piece is a wonderful change of style and your “step by step” quite helpful.

  2. Pat says:

    This is gorgeous Heather and the orange and brown with that wonderful blue is the perfect combination, and the brushos and background stamping with the map and postmarks looks great. A fabulous card for your friend. x

  3. macarisms says:

    We Iar really like the coffee card. Any chance I could order a pack or two!? If so, could you change the ‘You’re the best’ to ‘Virtual Coffee’ Dave

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    Dave McDonald

    Salt Community Church Pastor PO Box 21 Bonny Hills NSW 2445 0419 557 775

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  4. Lagene says:

    Awesome creation, I love the coffie stain effect you achieved with the background and thesplash of blue!

  5. […] posted a coffee themed card using the Darkroom Door ‘coffee time’ set recently which prompted a request for a pack […]


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