Monday, 29 May 2017

Crafting from the Sofa #5 - missing my frappuccino

I was sooooo missing my Starbucks caramel frappuccinos and when I realised I had some stamped mini blueprints in the media pad I had put in one of my supply boxes beside the sofa it reminded me and made me long for one (I have to say since writing this post both Ken and great friend Nikki have brought me one). But as I couldn't drive to get one there was no other option to record how I felt.


For the background I dipped my media paper in pistachio, worn lipstick and spiced marmalade watery distress oxides, when dry this was followed with a dip in peeled paint . But I wanted it to look darker so next came faded jeans and walnut stain, blended with my finger and then a couple of dips in faded jeans only.


I drew out the Starbucks logo and painted it with watercolour paints using my little Sakura travel box, but dimwit here didn't look at which way to paint and the light and dark colours and reversed them, but hey ho we have artistic license don't we?


I took one of the stamped frappe images and painted it again using the watercolours.


So here we are with it assembled, I had a little box of peg stamps to make my own title and cut out some of the words from Tim's stamp to use as well. I also painted a small piece of the media paper with the same dark green and used Tim's punch to add the stars. I have loads of the real Starbucks corrugated sleeves in a drawer so it was easy to cut and add my own.


Nothing left but to put it in the journal, which is getting filled nicely.


So you've probably worked out that I regularly pop over to our local Starbucks and grab a caramel frappuccino, they know me in there lol.  With 6 weeks and no driving it's up to hubby or my friends to keep me supplied - thanks again Nikki.

Thanks for taking another stop on the 'Crafting from the Sofa' series and for all the lovely comments.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xxx

21 comments:

Nikki Acton said...

Ha ha Mrs Frappucino! Love this page and the dimwit negative space colouring error! In the last week I have had three frappucinos.... Strawberries and cream! I blame you, I have never had them before! Lol... Calorie overload xxx

Redanne said...

Oh what a gorgeous background you created for the Frappuccino image to sit upon - the label looks fabulous - nothing dimwit about it! So glad that you are still getting to enjoy your coffees whilst being incapacitated - hopefully the next few weeks will pass in a flash.... by which time your journal should be nicely filled up! Take care! Big hugs, Anne xxx


Gina said...

aaaw bless lol. Sadness and misery can create such poignant beauty :D And how romantic the feeling you gave me *by your error over light and shade* that the image was drawn from a distant memory. Fabulous post :D XXX

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh - you are a really poor girl Brenda - but your " missing starbucks status" brought us an amazing page to look at! Gorgeous!
Happy new week.... get well soon !♥♥♥

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Ha ha brilliant and what a great way to document your coffee withdrawal symptoms too! Hope the healing process is going well too :)
Hugs
Donna xx

Monika Gulyas said...

LOL! This page tells everything about your desire for a Starbucks Frappuccino! I love it! Your distress oxide background is amazing! Have a nice week on the sofa with or without a Frappuccino :-) xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome page for your journal, Brenda! I love the background colors and your clever design. So nice to have friends looking out for you!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so fabulous!! The background looks amazing!! Your layering of colors is perfection!! And your hand-drawn logo is spectacular!! What a beautiful page, Brenda!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Angela Radford said...

I'm quite amazed how well you are managing making stuff on your knee, it's like magic. I have never had a Frappuccino, must give it a go. Take care and happy crafty week, Angela xXx

hazel said...

This is brilliant Brenda, a great addition to your journal.
xxx Hazel.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous journal page Brenda, that background is absolutely stunning! I must have a Frappuccino some time ! Hang on in there - you will be skipping around soon x

Jackie P Neal said...

Brenda, I quite like the reversed colors- beautiful artistic license move!
Sorry you can not drive yet- how long will it be?
Glad to see even in your state of sofa and limited supplies, you still rock out fab pieces!
hugs my friend,Jackie
ps...sending more healing wishes

Candy C said...

Brenda....this is darling and a true testament to the lengths pure Starbucks lovers will go! Ha. Great job in recreating the logo. Tim's stamps and die cuts work perfectly in this design.
I hope your ankle is healing properly and you'll be up and around soon.

Jane said...

What a great page Brenda. Love your hand painted logo..better than the original in my books. A gorgeous background too. Glad you got some bedding plants in. I hope to do a couple more pots this week. Thinking of you and sending huge hugs xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous project although I am not partial to anything Starbucks... I prefer a nice Cappucino from Costa ! Hope somebody will treat you soon !
Corrie xxx

Julia Aston said...

Glad to hear you were able to inspire two people to bring you your craved drink Brenda! Love the background you created and the wonderful tall coffee!! Yum!! Julia xx

Karen said...

Love this so much fun!

Mrs.B said...

A great page Brenda, the background looks fabulous and I like the Starbucks logo that way - artistic licence. Glad to hear you're still getting your Frappuccino even if it's not as often as you like.
Avril xx

Sara Barker said...

If I lived closer, I'd enable you, Brenda! Your journal page is wonderful! Love that background and your Starbucks elements all look fantastic! That drink looks good enough to well...drink! Sending caramel hugs!

Eileen Hull said...

Brenda this journal is going to be so awesome when you are done with it! Love your Starbucks page and the story behind it :-)

Sue said...

Haha this is such fun Brenda, I can well understand your addiction! Take care of yourself xx