Friday, June 19, 2009

Coffee-a Simple Pleasure

Happy Bellarific Friday!!! This week's sketch was provided by the talented Paulabella, and she certainly got me thinking with this one. I had a couple of ideas for this sketch but I ended up using my Percolator Circle and the Simple Pleasures sentiment...it seems to fit perfectly to me because coffee is MY simple pleasure and I'm a bit of a bear without a cup of it in the morning. {grin}

I started by stamping the Percolator circle with Memento Tuxedo Black onto lovely lilac and more mustard. Then I stamped it eight more times onto white. I coloured four of the percolators with copics, cut them out and attached them with dimensionals. Then I coloured only the flowers on the last four images, cut them out and popped them for dimension. The only tricky cutting part was the handle because it's so skinny, but I used my Bo Bunny Retractable Knife for that part and my scissors for the rest. I coloured the steam with a light grey Prismacolour pencil.

The four squares were cut out with Nestabilities then I pierced around the circles to highlight them a little. I layered the images onto some black and olive then stitched around the edge to brighten it up a little with white thread. The card base is 5.5 inches square and the patterned paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle's Zinnia line...it's full of gorgeous greens, purples, yellows...yum! There's a little green velvet ric rac ribbon peeking out from the edges of the image panel. Of course I just had to add some Glamour Dust glitter to all the circles because these are girly percolators. 

Did you play along this week? I can't wait to see all the submissions on Bloggabella. In addition to the weekly Bellarific challenges, next Thursday we're having a Bella Birthday Blog Hop and you're invited to join the hop. Click here for details and to sign up.  

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

15 comments:

pat said...

WOW!! love your card.

Julie Masse said...

Such a pretty cards!! Great colors and coloring!! :)

Leslie said...

Love your card and the lovely bright colours - I can almost smell the coffee! Hey, we used the same sentiment!

Shannan Teubner said...

So fabulous, Karen! Love the way you did this one!

Stefanie said...

Great job Karen! This was a hard one for me, but I love the way you alternated the colors to deal with the 4 squares. It's perfect. :)

Karen Wilson said...

Karen, this is gorgeous! I love how you colored everything in and popped off the coffee pot!

Fantastic job! Coffee anyone? :)

Jane Wetzel said...

You did it again...this is soooo cute...LOVE your colors! :)

Janet said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm coffee!!! :) HOw about we go to Vegas for our morning coffee ;)

Jan Castle said...

Great job on the card!!!
Jan Castle

paula said...

OMG, this is stunning! and a coffee pot! a stunning beutiful coffee pot! Your copic coloring is amazing too, I love it!

Debbie Pamment said...

Just gorgeous - who would think a humble coffee pot could look so fab!
xXx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the layout and the AWESOME color combo!

Leanne said...

Now THAT'S a whole lotta work, Karen. But well worth it. It's all the detail that makes it such a stunning card.

chercroppin said...

Wow! I love the bold, bright colors, and what a lot of work you did cutting and adding that dimension....good job!

Linda McClain said...

Oooo, I love these colors. Gorgeous card.