When I started making this card today, I had no plans, and no idea what I was going to create... I love the way the creative process makes me feel when I have no plans or ideas and I look at the finished card and I like how it turned out. The Tutorial Time on Speedy TV 32 was packing tape transfer. I had done it before and I didn't really like how it turned out, but my friend Pam inspired me to try it again.I didn't have many magazines and the pictures in them were less than inspiring. What finally caught my eye was a home improvement photo of a stair case that they had painted the steps orange and turquoise and had stenciled a design on the stairs.(As a side note, I thought the stairs look hideous and so not my style, but I like how the colors looked together.) I felt like the cups from Mark's Finest Papers set called OH BEANS would go with my packing tape strip. I stamped the cups in alternating colors. The Friday Free For All challenge -152 was to use banners. So I used the sentiment from the Oh Beans set for my banner. I knew I wanted to use a page from my encyclopedia for the background. Currently the encyclopedia(bound dp) that I have on my desk is the "H" encyclopedia. I just opened it up to a page and tore it out. As I was putting my card together, I noticed that on the page I had taken out, was the article on Haiti. It mentioned coffee 3 times.(one of the times is under the packing tape strip.) I thought it would be neat, since my card was about coffee, to circle the words. I was so excited about finding the word "coffee"on the page.
Date: Friday, January 18, 2013 GMT Views: 644