Monday, July 19, 2010
Being a big lover of color I figured I'd be in trouble with this week's theme "monochrome" but it turned out to be one of my favorites thanks to the video ATS provided. Check out Katie Cotton's video. I learned something new and loved it!
For the card I'm submitting I used a digital download of "Coffee Kiki LaRue" in rollers with a cup of coffee. I took my cues from "black coffee" and "monochrome" and placed Kiki inside an old black and white TV with her cuppa joe, bathrobe, and hair in rollers. Sitting on top of the TV is another big mug.
Here's how I made it:
The main image is ATS's Coffee Kiki La Rue. As a base, I used double layers of old papers from my scrap treasure trove on a black 5.5" square card...one layer being from a grungy Tim Holtz 8x8 sheet I've had for years. 3 Prima Sprite flowers with black & white epoxy brads by Making Memories. The TV is my own creation which I pop dotted over Kiki with a cellophane screen & 2 white knobs I slathered with a tinted dimensional glaze. The coffee mug is a Paper Co. clear stamp which I cut out and Stickled the steam then coated with dimensional glaze. I used walnut brown pigment ink pad to antique all the paper and flowers to give the finished card a cohesiveness I thought was lacking with the warm & cool shades of gray. The sentiment I made myself using Curly MT font. Inside the card I used a Stampin Up border with hand punched black lace MS border.