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Monday, October 27, 2014

With enough coffee...

So... wayyyy back on September 29, a bunch of my fellow crafty-types celebrated National Coffee Day with an awesome Coffee Lover's Bloghop. I *loved* the idea! I *love* coffee! I said to myself "woohoo I'm totally going to participate!!". I started an art journal page to celebrate my love of coffee. And then.... I didn't finish it until the weekend after the hop! Annnnnd now, here I am, actually blogging it nearly a MONTH after the hop. And yes, my friends, THIS is why I will never ever be a blogging superstar. *sigh* But at least I really really love what I made! :-D

I decided to use these pages below, that I had started ages ago. When I use a stencil, I often put it into random pages in my journal to remove whatever's left on it - in this case, gesso from this tutorial I did for Hero Arts. I later went and added some distress ink, and there it sat.

I chose a Hero Arts shape from the Silhouette store as my main-coffee-focal-point. I also love the coffee ring from Texture and Shape, and the word "coffee" from Need Caffeine. (That's aptly named, since I usually *do* NEED CAFFEINE!)

I used all kinds of goodies to layer on the texture to this page. I love the Wendy Vecchi metallic gold embossing paste!! The fun Mosaic Swirl stencil is from Dina Wakley. And oh my goodness, the glitter I found at my LSS!!! YOU GUYS!! It's so awesome. It's called Gold Lux Mix and it's a mixture of glitter and mica. It's so awesome!

I cut on the blue letters with my Silhouette, and the brown stickers are Thickers. I also added detail to the cup and some random dots with some awesome Faber-Castell gold pens.

When my page catches the light, oh my goodness the shimmer! I wish you could see it IRL. It makes me happy. Just like coffee.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Love your pages ! Your texture work is amazing !

  2. g o r g e o u s!!!!!!!!!
    I'm so glad you posted this, it is STUNNING.

  3. Libby, I love this--not just because of your great journal spread, but because I love coffee! ;-)

  4. wow--love the colors, the texture and the fun saying!


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