Books and Coffee

Good morning!  Today's post a challenge at the Fusion Card Challenge blog.  I just discovered this blog challenge - they give you a sketch and a theme each week.  Participants are allowed to use the sketch or the theme or a combination of both. 
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The theme this week is Coffee and a Book.  Here is the complete challenge that was posted:
I decided to use the sketch as a base and keep the coffee and book theme.  Two of the design team members used this same stamp set so I felt a bit odd using this set, but I haven't inked it up before now and I just couldn't resist. It was too perfect.

I applied a base coat of color in very light Copic markers, then added  Prismacolor pencils on top.  I blended these with gamsol.  For the main image, I cut her out with the matching die and used foam dots to pop her off of the card.
After I colored the end table and lamp, I used Distress Oxide inks and a brick stencil for the background, using heavier pressure on the outer edge and a lighter touch near the image.

I hope you enjoyed this card today.  It was fun to make but a little challenging.  Though you can't tell, I probably spent as much time with the bricks as with the main elements.  I practiced the stenciling quite a bit to get it just right and in the correct colors.  It is always scary to spend time coloring a project and then start altering it.  I tell myself "it's only paper," and "if I mess up the bricks I can just start again."  But if you do this kind of thing on your cards, you'll understand.

Stamps & Dies: MFT Our Story
Ink: Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils

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  1. Your inking on this is fab Jeanne! The scene you created is AMAZING!

  2. WOW.... beautiful colors/coloring/stenciling - SO many lovely elements! A perfect addition to the Fusion Card Challenge gallery!