Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you're all doing well. Lindsay is releasing a new stamp set today. It's called Funky Forest Friends and I'm sure you'll recognize some of the stamps but she's added some new ones, too. Be sure to check it out on Lindsay's blog and score the freebie she has to offer, too.

I decided I wasn't feeling very foresty today - I went for one of my favorites... COFFEE. I remember in grade school we had an assembly of sorts where the whole school was in the auditorium and some guy was there teaching us these silly songs. One was about 'if at first you don't succeed...' but there was this other song that went (and these are the only words I remember) "C-O-F-F-E-E coffee is not the drink for me..." --What a ridiculous song! Of course when I got into high school I started drinking coffee. Anyway, so here's my song, I mean my card and I played with a couple of challenges along the way.


First of all, the angle in which this photo was taken made it look like I was drinking something stronger than coffee - it's not really crooked. LOL The sketch I followed is from Crafts 4 Eternity. What a great CAS sketch! It also had a recipe to it (the sketch, a punch and a knot or a bow. I forgot the bow part.) The colors came from Color Throwdown challenge: Kraft, Olive Green, Dark Brown and Dark Yellow. I colored the image with Copics and found a grosgrain ribbon in my stash that was a bit lighter than the Mustard color I used - but I thought it gave a nice contrast.

Well, thanks for stopping by and joining my little sing-a-long today. Be sure to visit Lindsay and the rest of the team. I haven't even seen any little previews of what they might have so I'll be just as surprised as you will be. Have fun!


19 Encouraging Thoughts:

pinky said...

Love your card and your little sing along lol. Thanks for joining us at c4e, pity about the knot/bow but your take on the sketch is really lovely.
Pinky

Barbara said...

Great take on the colors!! Works great with those coffee images! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

PaperCrafty said...

Great C&S card Mel!! The throwdown colors are perfect with the images!!

Sandy said...

I love any type of coffee card because they are so perfect for men or women...well, I guess it would be depending on what colors I used..hee hee!

Great card and too funny about the angle. I'm sure it was just an extra shot of espresso in that coffee!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love the ribbon - you're right it does add just a bit of contrast. I'm not a coffee drinker - I prefer cocoa, but who wouldn't love this set?

Mrs. Fence said...

You can't go wrong with a coffee card! I love the earthy colors...see, you were feeling the colors of the forest!

Tamara Bennett said...

So cute! I love the simplicity !

Lindsay Weirich said...

the colors cracked me up as those were the colors of out carpet and appliences in our home when we first bought it 11 years ago (all of which have been removed BTW) gotta love that harvest gold!

Tammy said...

Hi Mel
Great card. I really like the colors. You really get that warm feeling like you do when you drink a cup. So fantastic.

Diana said...

Supa cute! Love the colors you chose!

Leanne said...

In my opinion you have rocked all the challenges for this card! The colors are fantastic! Love the sketch and the image! TFS!!

Margie said...

Cute card! I love the colors and the way you did the circles behind/around the sentiment!

Kim Nath said...

Cute card! My teenage daughter is always bugging me to let her have coffee, maybe I should start singing that song to her lol!

Sue Lelli said...

Cute card! Your "story" as to why the pic was crooked was so funny! Thanks a latte for your card!

Cindi said...

great card..I cracked up reading your post
:)

ljurecek said...

I love the clean lines of this card and your coloring looks great! I'm not a coffee drinker but this is my favorite set!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Melissa,
This is great. Love the image, even though I don't like coffee. If you had not said I would have just thought the knot was hidden under that cute sentiment! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week, hope you like the new look.
Hugs,
Andie xx

michele said...

gorgeous card melissa thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs mx

Krista Driessen said...

Love the card you´ve made for the challenge, you did a great job !

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