Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
I started with a graphic of a coffee cup which I downloaded from the internet. I used pencil crayons to color the cup. I filled a circle from the stencil onto the front of the cup. I added the Coffee Co. words free hand with the dark brown Staedtler Karat watercolor pencil. I sponged on some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Antique Linen to warm it up as it appeared too white against the background. I kept adding shading until I was happy with it.
I started the background on a piece of taupe skytone card stock cut to 4.0 x 5.25 inches. I used the The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Coffee Splotch stencil to create the coffee rings. I dabbed some Tim Holtz Distress Stains in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stain from lightest to darkest onto a palette. I applied the 2 medium stains with a sponge through the stencil making marks on the card stock. I sponged a bit between the rings. I rubbed the edges with the Walnut Stain. I wrapped a piece of ivory seam binding around the background and tied it on the front to the left leaving room for my cup.
I glued the back ground to a deep brown almost Espresso card. Adhered the coffee cup focal element to the card front with 3D foam tape. I trimmed the ends of my seam binding. I then spattered the card front with a wet toothbrush dipped into the 2 medium colors which unified the elements. I'm super happy with the results.