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