Monday, April 20, 2009

C'woffe t'walk and CPS112

With no disrespect to my friends from New York, please! I must share my complete admiration for Mike Meyers and his creation, Linda Richmond.... and for sharing her with the world! I don't know how I ever drank coffee and talked, before the insertion of the letter "w"... To quote a stamp from the very set I used for the CPS112 sketch challenge, "Chocolate, coffee, men- some things are better rich." If "Linda" were a stamper, I know she'd approve!


For consideration in this week's fun challenge, I say "thanks a latte!" I tweaked the sketch a bit in favor of the composition of my stamps of choice, from the Stampin' Up! set, "Sip by Sip..." Here is the original sketch from the wonderful website, "Card Positioning Systems."


What a hoot it was to work with this concept! I was hankering to play with the c'woffe lover's set, so inspiration came easily: it was the technical parts that took a bit longer....

At first, Mrs. Coffee-lovin' over-achiever lady can look like she either hasn't had enough... Or, she's had too much COFFEE! So I gave her a little make-over! She had to match my patterned paper choice, "Sweet Slumber" also by S/U! What a juicy little number this paper collection turned out to be! I didn't realize it was SO thick and textured and DELIGHTFUL! The double-sided assortment gave me plenty of material to work with, but I really wanted the stamps to shine, so hopefully it was a nice match up... Coffee lady got some new hair and lips by stamping her in "Riding Hood Red" and then cutting out her needed "parts" and then gluing them to the lady where needed.. I love doing this: it's always worth the extra effort!


In continued tribute and respect for MY NEW BFF (T!m) I decided to use MORE FRAGMENTS! Incorporating a technique I learned from the man, HIMSELF... Where you use the self sticking metal tapes, from Ranger Industries, to bind your image to your fragment: little or no glue required! Whoopee! Good thing I started hoarding that stuff about three or four years ago!


What a great time this was: I'm so enjoying these challenges and getting to know the blog-o-sphere a bit better! Some other miscellaneous materials I used: black Staz-On on mirrored cardstock, then cut out for the coffee pot; paper ribbon from K & Co. plus assorted punches... Wahoooo! "Who knew!?!"-L. Richmond








19 comments:

Dana said...

Get OUT! She's FABULOUS, dahling! Can we name her Alma? *wink* I cannot get over that you cut out her lips and hair and put them back on seamlessly. You and your craft knife are a wonder. I love your retro tablecloth vibe and the frags ala T!m are super dooper!

Thanks a latte for sharing this!!!

bowthingys said...

Luv IT! What an absolutely fabulous card! I feel like I am sitting on a red vinyl chair sipping from my fire King green glass coffee mug. LUV IT!! Linda aka Oz

Jeannette said...

What a fab card! A brilliant take on the Sketch.

Courtney Baker said...

Cute card. It certainly has a life of its own! So fun.

Sara said...

Thanks for stoppin by my blog and for your kind words. I'm loving your card- coffee, latte- those are the best!

XOXO
Sara

Steph said...

Love your cards! I am drinking coffee as I read, and laughing at your commentary! Have a great day!

Centsational Girl said...

I make that same face when I read your blog and drink my coffee.

Love it, daaaahhhling.

Karen said...

Oh my!!! This ROCKS, Elise!! Love the shiny coffe pot and she is to die for! Thanks for the Tim tip....I too have hoarded those metal strip trims in all three colors!! :> You just made this awesome set come to life!! :>

tg said...

The girl is fabulous. You attention to detail and your creativity amaze me!

Rosemary D said...

Hey Elise! Fabulous card! I will be stopping by to check your stuff out!

Chris said...

very cute!!

Sarah said...

Too cute! So many different little elements of surprise! Texture, patterns, the vintage feel... great job!

Linda Beeson said...

How cute! What adorable images and great use of that CPS sketch.

Gwen said...

totally adorable & very creative! just makes me smile!!! fantastic job with the set!!!

Jess said...

Adorable card! Love the contrast of the two different border punches. Great job giving her such personality.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Very cute! I love the use of the self stick metal tape around the circles, and the way you created a table for her and her coffee pot! I can't think of a thing to improve it. You nailed it!!
~ky

Pamela said...

This is fantastic!!! I love it!!!

Rosanne said...

What a wonderful card!

Lea L. said...

Well, this is freaking adorable!! Loving the coffee lady!! Great job with CPS 112!

~Lea