Monday, October 1, 2018

National Coffee Day

September 29 was National Coffee Day. Well, what is better than some of that smooth, hot brew in the morning (or any other time of the day, for that matter). I used the freebie stamp from Limited Runs Stamps for my coffee project.

I decided that I was going to do an entry in my art journal for this project. My art journal is a disc bound one. I particularly love this style as I can take the pages out while I am working on them and then pop them back in when I have completed the page.

I printed 3 of the images onto Strathmore Paint Pad paper - one bigger one and two smaller ones. I colored the images with my Prismacolor pencils, making sure to make the bright, interesting and unusual for coffee cup colors. I then fussy cut each cup out.

The background of my page is painted with black acrylic paint. I had to apply 2 coats to get it really black. I then stamped some different options on the page using my Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned stampset and silver ink. I sponged some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of white cardstock and cut the C O F F E E out of it and then placed the letters over the background so that it adds focus, but do not cover the background words.

I printed the sentiment out in size 12 Arial font on my computer and cut it into two sentiment strips which I added to the bottom corner of my page. Lastly I added a few highlights and details with my white gel pen.

Coffee can come in various containers which come in different shapes, sizes or colors. It is the contents of the container that is important. So it is with us as humans. It matters not what we are like on the outside. That our inside is kind and respectful of others is what matters.

General supplies:
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Canson XL Watercolor paper
Limited Runs Coffee Cup digital stamp
Prismacolor pencils
Black Acrylic Paint
Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink
Concord and 9th Perfectly Penned stampset
Encore Metallic Silver ink
Alphabet dies from my stash
White gel pen


  1. Great project Monica, thanks for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT for

  2. Fabulous journal Monica xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for

  3. Ganz toll gemacht. Danke daß du bei der Stempelsonne mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  4. Fantastic journal and love the coffee theme! As a coffee addict, anything with coffee on it is perfect! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  5. Love your bold colors on the black background. Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week. DT Kathy []

  6. Great idea, adding this to your art journal. Great page. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  7. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  8. This is wonderful.
    Thank you for joining us at the Stempelsonnen challenge.

  9. This is wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonne
    Hugs Anja

  10. What an awesome cover you created here. Thank you for joining our September Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Our October Challenge is ongoing and we would like for you to join us again. Have a wonderful day!

    JO ANN


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