Friday, February 5, 2010

What's Your Cup of Tea?

With Flourishes sneak peeks and February Release just around the corner (starting next Wednesday),how would you like to win all 3 of the brand spankin' new sets? Join me and the rest of the DT for the "What's Your Cup of Tea?" Challenge!

Here's how to play:
Be inspired by the container of your favorite kind of beverage! Can't live without your daily grind or brew? Look at the label and be inspired by the color or layout of the package. Crave your daily Diet Coke? Use silver and red as a color challenge for your card! The sky is the limit with this challenge - so grab your favorite drink and let that creativity flow! You can click HERE to read up on all the official details!


So, here's my card... and my inspiration!


Not too long ago, my kids and I went to a Ceramic shop in town where you can pick out your ceramics, paint them up, and they'll fire them for you. Well, I started "doodling" on this coffee mug and this was the fun result -- just a little Italian villa overlooking some fields with trees in the background. This is a coffee cup I use quite regularly when I am stamping because it's BIG and I don't like trudging upstairs for refills!

So, I didn't have to look far for the stamp set I would use with this as my inspiration! I picked up Cottage Home from Flourishes so I had the home and trees feel and then I tried to match up the colors for a warm and earthy feel! The home was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored up with Copics! I used the Daffodil, Cool Neutrals, Flesh Tones 2, Spring Greens (plus YG63), and the Dusty Rose Collections grouped by Flourishes. For my shape, I did use the Labels 8 Nestabilities die by Spellbinders. Add a scalloped edge, a button and... bam! Done!

Want to see what the other members of the DT whipped up with their favorite drinks as the inspiration? Hop on over and see.....

Leslie Miller
Christine Okken
Latisha Yoast
Stacy Morgan
Laura Fredrickson

Hope you make time to play! You could win the entire February release for Flourishes! What fun! See you back here soon!

17 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your rich colors Julie. --FABULOUS!!

NancyK said...

LOVE how you created your mug - we have one of those kilns here in town and I've got to get over there and try it out. Coffee is my fav beverage and your card has the rich warm colors of coffee!

Latisha said...

Julie this is beautiful!

Yogi said...

very nice. Pretty scene

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie! I have done a nativity set ceramic like this painted and had it fired etc. This is a wonderful take on your cup.

Christine said...

Now look at all your artistry! Great cup! And I love how you've incorporated the "scene" into your card. Great colors...doesn't look like you had any difficulty at all girl :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Gorgeous card, Latisha! We love to go to the local ceramics studio as well. Your mug turned out fabulous!!! :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh my goodness...I meant JULIE, not Latisha! Sorry about that...brain fog! :)

Ida P. Krause said...

Julie your card is awesome and the inspiration cup is amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, goodness! You're a genuine artiste! What a wonderful inspiration piece for our challenge. We have one of those shops here, too...you wouldn't believe how bad I am at that! Your card and cup, both, are just fabulous! Love how you overlaid the photos, too.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love this Julie! Your mug is fabulous and your card perfect! I think my hands are too shaky to colour this house...it never looks as good as this!

Diane said...

Wowzers,amazing card Julie!! Your inspiration piece is just as beautiful! You are one talented lady!!!

Traci M said...

Your inspiration piece is so inspiring...I love those ceramic workshops and need to visit one soon...the card is exquisitely detailed...both are beautiful!!

Julie Ranae said...

LoVe your blog! So glad I found you...linked up with your Networked blogs on FB, hope you will do the same if you stop by The Open Window and take a peek in!

Susan (rainy) said...

Rich and wonderful colors, Julie! This is so beautifully inspired.

dpkennedy said...

How cool is that? To be inspired by your own fabulous art work?! Love this mug and card-gorgeous creations!!

Anonymous said...

I love your card; the colors are so warm and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joan
MN