Saturday, May 14, 2011

*Kissing* With a Twist

Hi friends!  I'm hosting the technique challenge at Just Us Girls this week and I've challenged you to *kiss* with a twist!  Splitcoaststampers has an easy to follow tutorial for you HERE.
I selected the solid coffee mug image from MTME's Fancy A Cuppa set and the two larger individual daisy stamps for the technique.  This gave me a nice, large surface to twist my daisies ;]  I embossed my entire mug after I finished give it that enamel look.  My sentiment, "Miss you a latte" is from the MTME Grab A Cup Sentiments set.  I thought it was perfect with my lone, hanging empty mug...symbolizing the fact that there was nobody to share a latte with :[  I tied it off with some beige hemp twine that I recolored with a dark blue Copic.  I layered two daisies that I stamped in navy, cut out, fastened with a brad and adhered to the triple looped hemp twine.
My daisy paper is a sheet from the MTME Coffee Beans pack that I recolored to match my mug.  I also added a strip of Fresh Fabric - Collection 1 navy paper for the strip I used to hold my grommets and tie off my twine.  See the slightly curled top right, and bottom left corners?  I totally channeled Julee Tilman on those little pretties!  I LOVE how she adds a curled corner to her really gives it a little something extra.  So, I gave it a go :]  My layout was inspired by the Card Positioning System sketch #217.  It was perfect for hanging my mug after I flipped the sketch!
Well, that's all I have to share today, but our awesome DT has a lot more ispiration for you!  Check em out:

Clare Buswell ~ May Featured Designer

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend ♥


Elise said...

I LOVE this a latte! LOVE, love, love it! Such stunning showcase for this terrific technique, my dear! Thanks for ALWAYS being the technical genius you ARE!{How did you WRANGLE those pesky photos? Sheesh!} I LOVE your style, baby! HAVE a wonderful weekend! xoxoxo!

Andrea M said...

Seriously?!?! As if the fantastic kissing technique weren't enough to send this card completely over the top, the embossing surely does!!! Your faux enamel look REALLY looks like enamel!!! I though that the minute I saw it on the JUGS site! Wow, wow, and WOW!!! Especially in the soft green and blue - it looks just like an antique china mug!!! STUN-NING!!!! LOVE THIS to itty, bitty pieces!!! Thanks for a fun and fabulous challenge friend!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment is perfect.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is so sweet, Kristin! I LOVE how you hung your mug from the twine bow at the top!

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