Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Day 6: Tiny Bubbles...

Hello Happy Hoppers!  Today I'm switching it up a bit.  Not because I've had enough coffee, but because my Matcha is feeling a bit shafted...You see, I AM A MATCHAHOLIC.  Yes, it's true.  I drink at least one cup of this frothy goodness every day so I think it's about time that I shared the love of the almighty Matcha!  Soooo..It all started this morning on my drive to work.  I planned up a bit of a bubbly idea...and literally, thought about it and planned it all day long!
When I got home tonight, I whipped up a cup of Matcha, and headed to my craft room:
I grabbed a few spoonful (or two) of foam off the top of my tea and placed them on the watercolor paper.  Oh those bubbles....Tiny bubbles, big bubbles, rainbow bubbles, just the most delicious bubbles you ever did see!  After that dried a bit, I dabbed off the leftovers with a cloth and blasted it with a heat gun.

Next it was on to creating the card:  
Using some Pan Pastels (in the colors of the "rainbow" seen in the bubbles), I rubbed a bit here and there onto the paper and on the vellum circles I diecut.  I also used the regular and pierced dies to create some additional circles.  Once assembled I selected my focal image...
Yeah, I like Big Cups (Matcha bowls) and I cannot lie!  I stamped the sentiment onto the largest vellum circle then painted the backside with some Olive Green acrylic paint.  After that dried, I burnished it with the end of the paintbrush to create the "white" for contrast and dimension.  
Look at those gorgeous trails and pools of matcha powder...MMMM...It's a bit difficult to see the shimmer here, but there is a golden sheen all over this panel from the Pan Pastels.  I decided it needed a bit of coppery color, so I splattered a bit of Bronze Silk on too.  Beads of Journey Glaze were also randomly placed on the piece for fun.  

I mounted this piece "wonky style" onto some vellum, added Green Olive satin ribbon, then applied it to another panel of watercolor paper.  It was mounted onto a Hazelnut Blend card base.  

And the final outcome...Ahhhh  delish!  Don't worry, only about a teaspoon of my cup of matcha tea was wasted in this adventure... I drank the rest.  YUM!

FSJ Products Used:  

Non FSJ Products Used:  
Canson Watercolor Paper
Matcha

Reminder:  As a SUPER SPONSOR and a FLASH PRIZE SPONSOR for this hop, I will be giving away the following items to some lucky hoppers:  

Super Sponsor Prize:  
NEW (To be released July 1.)  "Hey Sugar" stamp set 
Flash Prize:  
$25.00 Gift Certificate to my online shop!  

*** You can view my previous posts here: 
Day 4:  Coffee Buzz...

Our 40% off Retirement Sale is Going ON NOW!  Check out all the amazing price cuts on our top-quality products.  While we hate to see them go, we've gotta make room for our new catalog products that will become available July 1!  (Our Coffee set:  ENJOY COFFEE SET is reduced to $10.17)   Hurry, all products available while supplies last!  

Thanks for popping in and have fun hopping!  

52 comments:

  1. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing

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  2. First..I love this! Awesome! Second. So funny because I was just singing that sentiment in my head after seeing kathys card that is posted right before yours!...lololol! So weird!

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    1. Hee hee...I've been holding out on using that stamp until I found the perfect project for it. :)

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  3. Using real tea in your design is fabulous and interesting! I did use coffee grounds before- just to experiment. I got a neat texture with them! Love your originality! Makes it more fun!

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    1. Coffee grounds are so fun to work with too! Love playing with unexpected medium. I think it gives your card some character and helps build interest/conversation. Thanks so much! :)

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  4. I love reading your post, Kerry, it makes reChaptcha bearable! Your card is so clever...what is a little tea wasted, when it is not wasted at all! Fun card and creative, I love it!

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    1. I kinda figure out of 9000 visitors, if there are at least two that really read my posts from beginning to end, I'm one happy camper! :) Thanks bunches for reading! :)

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  5. Oooooh! Just stunning! Love how u used the real green tea and achieved an artsy look in this amazing creation, love all beautiful layers and love how u picturised it! :))))

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    1. Thank you...I love setting up the shots. :) It's fun that I don't even have to pull out my real camera anymore...everything is done on my phone. WAHOO!

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  6. Oh wow! Gorgeus card! I have no words to say how fantastic is your card! Love it so much! Thank you for this great chance to win!
    raggiodiluce82@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much Arianna. I love to create projects with new medium. :)

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  7. What a delicious card to make! So many pretty layers - love!

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    1. Thanks...and the BIG CUP of Matcha wasn't bad either. MMM....

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  8. How awesome to see that you are using TEA too on watercolour paper. I tried ordinary tea and green tea and instant coffee tooo with good results, but yours is just WAUW and so is your card.

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    1. Oh thanks so much. Glad you like it. I hope you try again...It's fun playing with bubbles! I'm going to try adding a bit of soap so I can create more/bigger bubbles. :)

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  9. Getting messy and looking great!

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    1. OOOHHH yeah, it's so fun to get messy! :)

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  10. Love, love, love this!! I guess the OCD person in me would have seen a paper with 'spilled' drink on it as ruined! You are amazing!

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  11. Aren't you smart to cook up some inks this way - coolness! Beautiful design and perfect sentiment! Ha!

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    1. Yep, it was so tasty!! I'm glad I only used a few bubbles. ;)

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  12. Oh my goodness, my husband and i are having a good laugh. You are a great writer and had way to much fun wih your tea. I cant wait to see the color pallets. They are beautiful! What a teasw you are showing them a momth in advance!!! Are the smooth and creamy or are they like watercolor? I think im going to need to try matha tea again. I havent had it since ten years ago when i worked at starbucks.
    I will just drool over the stamp set until the flash drive is drawn and those pretty colors are released! Brilliant work and brilliant writting. You got my interest his early am! Thank you for the laugh and the inspiration. Since my dad died and i got out of a abusive relationahip, its been 8 yrs since then and a year since my dad, i havent been able to write at all. I just post pictures and have a loss for words, but you write just like i use too. Its very inspiring. Have a blessed day and happy hopping

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    1. Thanks a lot! It's fun to just write and blab...I'm not that much of a talker, but for some reason, I can write and write and write. I'm so happy you (and hubby) read what I write! The Pan Pastels are very much the consistency of powder eye make-up. They aren't as dusty though. Hoping you find the joy in writing again and I'd love to read your words too. Thanks again.

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  13. I LOVE your pretty card! I love the matcha drip ring background - -gorgeous, and I love that you are a super sponsor too! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway too!

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    1. Thanks so much! It's fun to play with my food. :)

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  14. Wowzers! You are so creative - I love this! Gorgeous background, gorgeous layers, gorgeous ribbon! Beautiful card!

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  15. Wow, love the background...everything goes so well together...stunning.

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  16. you are so clever...what a fabulous card.

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    1. Thanks...Just another long commute to work and my mind conducts hypothetical experiments that I can test out when I get home! :)

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  17. Holy going the extra mile for an authentic background! Way to go!

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    1. Three cheers for Matcha!!! WOOO! Thanks!

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  18. This is super fun. And I love that it only took a little bit of matcha to get that look. My matcha is like gold to me. Ha!

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    1. Yeah, just a little dab'll do ya! :) Thanks!

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  19. Love the fun texture!!Super fun!!

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  20. Great card! I love that you used that foam! Inspirational!

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  21. Matchaholics UNITE!
    This is absolutely awesome!!!!

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  22. Fabulous background and design, I love it

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  23. Awesome idea, and perfect execution!

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  24. FABulous design and LOVING that BG, so creative. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  25. is this grean tea?
    sorry my english is not the best.
    oh you use that green foam for your card! how cool!
    you made amazing card!
    and you have great gieaway!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

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  26. Wonderful tea dyed background for all the pretty elements you added to it.

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  27. Great card! And I LOVE the photographs. You are truly an artist.

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  28. Love the design and how you incorporated the Matcha!

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  29. Another fabulous card design! Love how you create that stanined background.

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  30. This is a fantastic card, Kerry... and it is also the first time that I see a green tea that is actually green :)!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry