Monday, March 7, 2016

Coffee, I need coffee!

I admit, I am a coffee junkie. I love the smell, I love the taste. Until very recently my mornings started with a large mug. Now I am trying to free myself from that addiction. Why, you ask? Because it would be nice to be able to jump from bed, dress, run for the bus and not suffer a head ache for the rest of the day.
I have brought myself to hold out till 10 - 11 am. Then I consume my only coffee of the day, a nice frothy latte from my favorite vendor (if I'm in the city).
Yesterday being Sunday I made myself a cup. Not as good. I used the dregs to paint some backgrounds:

Brown tissue covers the pizza box cards (those were lightly sanded), then I added a few thin strips from a calendar, printed paper tape (Tim Holtz), then painted it all with coffee and flicked drops of walnut stain on top. Voila! Very vintage.

Turn a life around.     /    Never regret.     /     Learn to laugh at things.

entering my coffee cards into:
Creative Gym # 17: Coffee
Unstampabelles: #55 Unlock your potential (Instead of keys they have some empowering sayings.)

KK:n vintagehaasteeseen vielä yksi ruskea korttisarja. Taustat on tehty kahvilla maalaamalla, no, oikeastaan roiskimalla. Pizzapaketista leikatut kortit peitin ensin kaavapaperilla, sitten lisäsin muutamia vanhasta kalenterista leikkaamiani liuskoja ja Tim Holtzin kuvioitua paperiteippiä, jonka päälle voi maalata. Sitten tulikin jo kahvi ja muutama musteroiske.

Vaikuta jonkun elämään.

Älä koskaan kadu mitään.

Opi nauramaan.


  1. Hienoja kortteja ja kahvin tuoksu mukana. Tykkään,

  2. What great tags - love the old photo's and the recycled nature of the tags. Especially the coffee dregs! Thanks for sharing these with us at Unstampabelles

  3. Lovely look vintage Thanks for playing with Mixed Media Place Creative Gym

  4. These are all so terrific. Well done and thanks for thinking of entering them at Unstampabelles. Good luck.

  5. Mielettömän hieno trio! Kylläpä kahvi antaakin kauniit sävyt. Kiitos osallistumisestasi vintagehaasteeseen ja onnea DT-valinnassa!

  6. Love? love? love!!! Thanks for playing with Mixed Media Place!

  7. These are awesome - thanks for joining us at The Unstampabelles this month. Please join us for our next challenge too.
    Jen L
    Unstampabelles DT