08 November, 2019


Sometimes that's all it takes, a simple cuppa with a friend.  A hug in a mug.

Here I used a tag, a sketch and a coffee theme.

The tag is inked with 3 colours of Distress Ink, spritzed, dabbed, and a wet lid put on in several places to leave a ring.  The image is stamped on directly, slightly off the edge.   Along one side,  I masked and stamped a pattern in gold versicolor, then a border in HeroArts "cup o' joe". While the mask was still in place I misted with Walnut Ink.  The hollow words are filled with gold pen and a little dot in the centre of each COFFEE letter.  HUG is cut out tightly and attached with some scraps of gauze left from a previous project. Sequins added and some dark and light brown ribbon.

Coffee & Hug Stamps: Hero Arts
Pattern & border stamps: Kaisercraft
Inks: Distress Inks, Hero Arts, Versafine
Also: sequins, gauze, gold pen, ribbons

Shared on challenges:
cardsgalore-november-Anything Goes
brownsugar-295-november-Anything goes

Here you can see the gold pattern better on the LHS of the tag:


Bunny said...

Come across the pond and I'll have a cuppa with you. This is great. I love the gauze and the sequins. Beautiful.


creationsnz said...

Sure thing Bunny, put the kettle on!

Esther Asbury said...

What a pretty coffee tag - love the bit of cheesecloth texture in the corner!

Beverly said...

Wow I am loving the momochromatic colors here. I am a vintage lover, and have gone through several Walnut Ink Distress Ink pads. Thanks so much for sharing and entering our challenge over at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge!

Bev aka Artsystamper

Darlene said...

OMG what a fabulous idea ... looks AWESOME! You are SO creative! Great job Carol! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
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Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful vintage looking tag. I love the colors.

New Creations said...

Beautiful vintage feel on it, love the textures!

Fikreta said...

its very beautiful!
Hello from Coffee Lovers blog hop!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous vintage tag love all the stamps and gauze
carol x

Billie A said...

Fun tag. Perfect for the coffee lovers hop

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Yes it does. Love this tag!

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful tag Carol - fabulous details to create interest and depth, and such a true quote!

Janette said...

Oh I love this, very vintage and gorgeous.xx

Shelly said...

Fabulous tag!

Vivian Foo said...

Love the vintage look of this tag.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful inky tag with lots of texture! I love the coffee theme! A little coffee *does* make everything better! Thank you so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches #528! I hope you'll be back to join us again next week!

Debbie said...

Fun tag! My coffee loving daughter would love it!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

I adore this! I love my one cup a day. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

karto_flana said...

So much harmony. I like it. Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives challenge. DT Ella.

Alex said...

Love your coffee tags. Beautiful work.
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

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Carole J said...

Gorgeous monochromatic coffee tag, Carol! Perfect for the challenge at Artsystamper this time.
Thank you for sharing your project with us at the The Artsystamper Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Doris Klein said...

wow.. this is so wonderful! I love the colours and the image! Very nice done...

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Oh so beautifully vintage! I love this.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

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Monica C. said...

This is so pretty, Carol! I love the neutrals you have used.
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Crafter's Icon said...

Wow , Lovely. Thank you for joining us at BrownSugar Challenges . Good luck with your entry.
Sharmitha @ Crafter's Icon