Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cupcakes & Coffee...

A few days ago I signed up for the Cupcakes & Coffee class. As I said then, coffee isn't for me at all, so I'm going to adapt anything to do with "coffee" to suit me instead :) After all, that's what art and being creative is all about - adapting it to suit you.

So anyway, yesterday was the first day and the start of the first project. A cute little album. So excited about this!! This is what my desk looked like this morning when I printed out some of the great pages that Wilna had created for us...

Time to do something about the pages that was just shouting "coffee". First solution was to cover them with white paint. Only the paint made my printed pages (the ink) bleed and it still showed through. Not a perfect solution...

I left it overnight and did some thinking. This morning my eyes fell on my new, super cute, cupcake stamps that I only just got. And the cheap second hand book that I bought at the weekend to use for this class (it was part of the supply list). A bit of ripping, gluing and stamping and the pages now looked like this:

I was definitely getting somewhere. Then I wanted to colour in the images a little but still keep to the same kinda look as Wilna had used on the other pages. My first thought was my watercolour pencils. But then I had the idea of my Twinkling H2O paints - and that's what I used. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the finished result which is now lying on the window sill drying...

9 comments:

Paula Clare said...

Really gorgeous results! I LOVE your non coffee take on things! Do you like using the glittering H2O paints? Are they easy to use? And from WHOM/WHERE did you get those adorable cupcake stamps?

angi said...

VERY cute! I am also in the class & not much of a coffee drinker either. I figured I might change things up a bit too, but had not decided yet. I love your ideas, the pages turned out very cute :)

Juel said...

Wonderful!! I must ask to, where did you get those cute cupcake stamps?

Lynette said...

Love what you did with this...must still get mine put together.

lydiajane said...

This is amazing! Love those paints you have!

almadr said...

they turned out beautiful! great job!

michele said...

looks great, look forward to seeing the finished project.
hugs mx

Kat said...

Not a coffee drinker myself, but surely you can adapt to hot cocoa or tea??

And I agree with the others - LOVE the cupcake stamps! Who made them???

Chels said...

Cute!!