When I saw this gorgeous cascade of coffee cups in the Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop, I couldn't get it out of my mind. And who created it? None other than my STAMPlorations teamie, the uber-talented Ksenija Rizova of Sweet Kobylkin fame. So she's guesting for us at CASEplorations this month. You must check out her CASE of herself - more gorgeousness.
What do I love about Ksenija's card? I immediately picked up on the kraft. And the artistically watercolored mugs in those gorgeous colors. And the best part? Those tiny white enamel splatters.
Ready for some kraft, watercolored coffee cups and white texture?
Now you might be thinking this is a weird CASE. You're right. Let me explain what's happening with my mojo at present. Cuz you're gonna be seeing a lot more weird this month ;)
I DID capture the coffee and watercolor and white of Ksenija's card. But I was also influenced by the fall/winter 2016 fashion world. Mildly (spoiler alert - it's gonna get weirder). In case you haven't had your nose in Vogue (or the ASOS catalog) lately this is going on... kinda Shakespeare meets punk. Maybe I'm calling that the new trend!
Anyhoo, what I got out of my jaw-dropped-entire-time-while-perusing-catalog-cuz-I-wouldn't-wear-any-of-it experience was that anything goes. Literally. The weirder, the better. So that's gonna be my motto this month. And let me tell you, it's kinda liberating when creating!
So back to my card. I decided to mix up patterns while keeping the colors decent ;) Made some pencil lines on the lower portion of my kraft card front, masked them off and filled the areas in.
Upper left is stamped black. I used Artsy Tribal. Upper right stamped white. Lower right heat embossed black. And lower left is embossing paste through ARTplorations Just Squares stencil. Cuz apparently it's all about texture this fall/winter. Fur, velvet, plastic. You name it.
Then I stamped Coffee Cup Row onto the kraft and also onto watercolor paper. Watercolored a mug like Ksenija's and fussy cut it to adhere. A heat embossed sentiment from All You Need is Coffee finished it off.
Go weird. Go wild. Go coffee. And join us at CASEplorations this month, won't you?
I'm joining the fun at:
Simon Says Work it Wednesday - Stamping
Card Mania - Earth Tones
and with my rant about textures my timing is just right for A Blog Named Hero's challenge!