Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's All About the Pink!

Inspiration Avenue Challenge Link
This week at Inspiration Avenue, Cindy of Cottage Remnant is hosting the challenge. (She's also been very busy revamping/re-constructing my blog :). For the challenge - Cindy chose Perfectly P!NK, and if you visit her blog you will see why.
This is my finished project. A little different from what I'm used to, but I like how it turned out :). Here is what I did.
Supplies included Studio G ink pads (Wal-Mart for 97 cents,) dabber duos (had these for years - I was surprised they still worked,) a stippling sponge, and a template for the cup. I placed the cup template onto my 5" x 7" white cardstock and lightly dabbed first the green ink, then the pink ink inside the cup opening. Then I used the dabber duos to pop some dots on the cup. (All that mess rinses right off the template - no worry.)
Next, I removed the template and made sure my inks were dried by blasting it for a couple seconds with my heat gun. I found the quote online - google searched for coffee quotes :). A simple black 01 micron pen was used to tangle some patterns - florz, some swirls, and maybe some weave.
Then I started adding in some color with copics:
  • YG11 mignonette
  • RV10 pale pink
  • YG13 chartreuse
  • RV14 begonia pink
  • C3 cool gray
  • W5 warm gray
  • G00 jade green.
A shot of all the supplies I used - except for the black micron :).
Lastly, I outlined the coffee cup with the micron. And, popped a little logo in there under the handle. Easy to do and a lot of fun! You should check out Inspiration Avenue where everyone is posting about P!NK, you could even post some artwork of your own!
The Creator's Leaf

13 comments:

  1. he he ;)) you make a mini tutorial ;) love it!

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    1. haha! yes! several people sent me messages that they appreciated me showing the steps, so i will on occasion :) thanks, fifi!

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  2. Love this & how you used the stencil for the cup. I've got a stencilled flower with a pink head that I'm thinking of using for this challenge - it's in my little Rhodia so once I've done some things that need doing I might just have a play with that.
    Paula (PEP)

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    1. paula, i saw suzanne mcneill use a stencil in a video and i figured why not. if i had drawn this cup by hand - no one would want to look at it - it would be a square with a handle - hahaha! sad, but true. i'll watch for your flower in the pink challenge :)

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  3. Cute cup and saying!
    Your blog is changing--and in a good way. :)
    Happy Thursday. :)

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    1. thanks, rita, though i loved my leaf topper i started with - i thought it made my blog look more like a photography blog, so i wanted a change. cindy is doing a marvelous job - thanks for noticing :)

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  4. Fabulous card! I love the details - they really add to it - like the little dark diamonds between the bigger diamonds under the cup and the rope edging. Your focal image is well supported by your composition too!

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    1. thank you, carolyn, for stopping by and for leaving me a comment. i am glad you enjoyed my art, i hope you will visit me again :)

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  5. Love the PINK and the TEA cup....never mind no coffee.....LOL
    Love the "little LOGO" you added ;0)

    blessings,
    Cindy♥

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    1. hahaha! are you stalking my blog? :) you are such a blessing to me! and if i could i'd make you a cup of tea for sure :)

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  6. I love your stencil/Zentangle combination cup of coffee. The colors are so soothing. Blessings!

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    1. thanks, arnoldo! i find these colors calming and soothing, too :)
      i'm a fan of your art! i always get new ideas when i read your posts.

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