Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Coffee Lovers Fall Blog Hop starts today!  Amy and her team do such a fab job with it how could I not work up a card or two or three?
 
I knew I wanted to used mixed media on this card because it's been a while since I've gotten messy.  I first sprinkled some Brushos on Ranger watercolor paper and gave it a bit of a spritz with water.  I like the "chunky" look of the sprinkles so was careful not to spritz too much.  While that dried, I worked on the coffee to-go cup doing some sponging and spattering.  The orange has a bit of a bokeh look which was unexpected but super cool.

With the watercolor panel dry, I spritzed it with Minc Reactive spray and set it aside to dry.  This seemed to take longer than usual--because of the watercolor paper?  I ran it through the laminator with Deco Gold Foil.  I love the texture that results from using the textured side of the watercolor paper.  Nice!

I struggled with layout then, duh, was inspired by the current THD challenge sketch.  I'm by no means a sketch girl but this one made it easy for me. I love the distressed, vintage look of this card which really stretched my creative mojo--yay!


I'm also entering this in Mod Squad Celebrate Your Inner Splat, Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Rustic    



The Details:  Altenew Coffee TalkMy Favorite Things Cool Cup dieDark Brown Brushos,  Ranger Watercolor PaperRound Ink Applicators and Multi Medium Matte, Distress Ink Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge, Doodlebug sequins, Deco Foil gold, Minc Reactive Spray, Memento Tuxedo Black, Amy Tangerine hemp twine


40 comments:

  1. I love the look of this! The touches of foiling are special.

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  2. That background is so super cool!! Love this design! :)

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  3. I love your sentiment and the glitzy background is awesome...perfect to go with the sentiment!

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  4. WOW. Love the mixed media on this card. Sentiment is cool! THANKS A LATTE for the inspiration!

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  5. That background is so gorgeous Toni. Awesome card.

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  6. Your BG came out marvelous, delicious & oh so pretty! I'll bet it really shimmers IRL.

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  7. sigh.
    Love this...the background is truly spectacular...gah, the gold foil! which reminds me, I still need to set up the laminator too!

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  8. Fun card, Toni! I love that gold flake background--like real leaves!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  9. Challenges are great inspiration. I use them frequently. Love this layout and your background

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  10. Super stunner! So falltastic and love the yummy gold!

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  11. Super stunner! So falltastic and love the yummy gold!

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  12. Fabulous background and I love the gold deco foil.

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  13. I love that gorgeous background. Great design.

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  14. Love your card the rust colours is fab

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  15. Wonderful card, love how you used the brusho's and gold foil.

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  16. that's fun! brewtiful card, too!

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  17. Such a gorgeous background. I love this card so much! Love the colors, love the fun layout, love LOVE love it!!!

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  18. Oh wow! Beautiful card and colours!!!

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  19. Oh my word!!! This background is AH-mazing!!! I love it to pieces, as do I love your whole card. I had to check out the Minc spray and ordered some right away, thanks so much for the inspiration. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!
    Judy - Challenge Host

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  20. Fantastic card!! Love all the layers and texture.

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  21. The gold in the background really stands out and makes you think of fall. TFS!

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  22. Wow! This card is definitely food for the eyes! So gorgeous!

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  23. Love the gold and splatters! Awesome mixed media card!

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  24. Love the background such wonderful autumn colours. x

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  25. The colors on this are so fantastic :)

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  26. Oh this is amazing! Beautiful textures

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  27. OMG LOVE LOVE LOVE!! That sentiment and texture is amazing!!

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  28. Such a beautiful and fun card! Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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  29. WOW such a cool background you have made
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  30. This pic is even better, as the foil shows much more here... totally a WOW card!

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  31. Very cool card love the background thanks for sharing

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  32. Wow, great card with coffee and wonderful background.
    Happy hopping!

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  33. Love the background and design on the card. =) Thanks for sharing.

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  34. This is beyond gorgeous! That background is amazing- and makes me want a laminator!!!!

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Thanks so much for your comments. I really enjoy and appreciate them all!