Monday, 10 January 2011

GC85: Chestnut Theme Challenge - Hot Beverages






For me there can be NO discussion about which hot beverage I like the best - it was, is, and will be - COFFEE!! I love the smell and the colour of it, love watching it coming out of my coffee maker, and have a large collection of different coffee cups and mugs. The first thing I do everyday after rolling out of bed is to stagger to my machine, switch it on, pop in a capsule and watch the aromatic brown fluid run into the foamy milk....
For this challenge I decided to make a LO. The background paper is from K & Co *Neapolitan chocolate daisies flat*. The die-cuts are from Sizzix, and the wings from Melissa Frances.
I took a photo of an antique cup and saucer which I inherited from my Great- Aunt, natually filled with cappuccino. And I do want to emphasise that the dollop of extra cream on top was only for the photo. Well, I did drink it afterwards, I couldn't waste it, could i??
I printed the photo 3 times, and cut out 2 of the pics and decoupaged them. The coffee in the top cup hs been glazed with glossy accents and dotted with some stickles in cinnamon. The background is a ceramic card, distressed with TH Victorian velvet and Adirondack *espresso*, and sprayed with *leather* from *My Tattered Angels*. The card has been edged with die-cut lace which has been distressed to match. The text stamp is part of a *Justrite* coffe stamp set, and has been edged with a border made with a cuttlebug die and embossing folder. The leaves and bling are from Prima.
This was another fun challenge, for which I drank lots of coffee for inspiration.
Thanks for looking, and have a good day!

Update!
Last night I had the *brilliant idea* to make this into a canvas. Took a 15x15 one, distressed it with inks and sprays to match, and mounted the LO in the middle. Now I have a new picture for my kitchen wall, and it is hanging near the coffee maker!

15 comments:

  1. Oh, how I love the wings on that cup! Great job!

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  2. Smashing LO Valerie, really envy you that beautiful cup and saucer. Thank you for playing the Gingersnaps Hot Beverages Challenge. Annette x

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  3. I would have been surprised if you had chosen anything other than coffee! Lovely work again, Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Gorgeous Val! I feel the same way about coffee but drink mine black and as strong as possible.
    That cup and saucer are sooooo pretty.
    Hugs,
    Sue xx

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  5. Love this, especially the idea of using it as picture in the kitchen!

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  6. Ohhh my goodness that so pretty. I am a 'tea' lady lol but i do enjoy the odd cup of coffee although these days everything i drink needs to be caffeine free :( I love this though its so beautiful, gorgeous and inspiring art work. I just had to add to follow you.
    hugs June xxxx

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  7. Thanks so much June, and enjoy your tea!!

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  8. Knowing you, it would have to be coffee! What a fab idea to make the LO into a canvas for your kitchen, and I am very jealous of that beautiful cup and saucer, any drink would taste so much nicer from that cup. Love that quote too, CoB

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  9. What a clever idea! I'd like my coffee cup to arrive on wings every morning! Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge! Helene

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  10. Thanks Ladies. Helene, a winged coffee cup, now - that would be something!

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  11. Wonderful LO and I love how you mounted it on a canvas. Now you can smile everytime you get your morning cup of coffee! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

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