Monday, March 21, 2016

Coffee and books = happiness!



This was supposed to be a quick card, but nothing went like I thought it should. The image is from Your Next Stamp's Teariffic set. The stack of books has thin lines which make it a challenge to watercolor neatly. I know, watercolor doesn't have to be neat, but it would have been better if I hadn't been so hungry. I kind of had the shakes and didn't figure out until I was assembling the parts and completely misaligned the cover card on the base. AKKKK!

When I first started, I envisioned the stack of books on the plaid paper, representing books on a tablecloth, but it just didn't work.

I also pulled out my little cup of home made enamel dots. Remember a couple of years back when it was a fad to bake up Perler beads to make the dots? Then sequins took over and enamel dots took a back seat to them. In my cup of dots I didn't have 3 matching pink dots. Imagine that!

I can see why sequins are better, since they sparkle and are less likely to mess with the postal machines. 

25 comments:

Sue Reynolds said...

Really love the combination of plaid and polka dots with the colorful stack of books and coffee cup, great coloring...lovely card.

Lisa said...

Cuute! Love the colors and papers you used!

Neha said...

Such a colourful card! Yes, those two defines happiness.

Bunny said...

Pretty card with the lovely paper. Love those Zigs.

Ceal said...

fabulous card, I love to read also

Ann said...

Love your card design and the plaid and polka dots.

Karen B. said...

Books and coffee, my two favorite things!

Kim Heggins said...

Winning combination...books and coffee.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Great sentiment on your lovely card! Love the pretty Spring colors.

~amy~ said...

super fun, love the combo of the plaid and polkas and your awesome coloring!

Tonya said...

Your card is just lovely. Great coloring.

Sylvia said...

Really love this card, Ellen, the plaid with the book stack is awesome! Have a wonderful Tuesday and Happy Hopping!

Suchi said...

Gorgeous card-love the colors!! :)Suchi xx

Celeste Goff said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the coffee cup sitting on top of that colorful stack of books and the plaid paper is the perfect compliment!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Ellen!!!
LOVE your PRETTY colours and design!!!
... I TOTALLY feel your frustration, it is amazing how the smallest of things can slow things down, I usually find CAS is the most challenging of all :)

Shelly said...

Fabulous card!

Helen F. said...

Great card! Love the plaid and polkies together

D.Ann C said...

What fun! I keep a jar of nuts on the craft table for such emergencies. : )

Dee Earnshaw said...

pretty card and beautiful colored:)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I feel your pain. I get that design in my head but nothing fits. However your card did turn out great. I love the plaid colors. TFS

Hetty said...

What a great card!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card!
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Fiki

StampingbugKerry said...

I love sequins, never caught on to the enamel dots craze...maybe someday. Love your stack of books. :)

Gail said...

beautiful layout on your card TFS

Tracie Pond said...

Great stack of books!