Saturday, April 11, 2015

Coffee at the Center of Every Great Idea Journal Page

Not only am I addicted to art journaling, I'm hopelessly addicted to coffee as well. So when I watched Tim Holtz introduce his new line of stamps at CHA 2015 (here with Noell Hyman) my jaw dropped and I sat through the entire video with my mouth hanging open. Near the end there is a sample card using Fresh Brewed Blueprints, and that's what sealed the deal... I put it immediately on my wish list and waited patiently for it's release. This is my first attempt with the mug and sack of beans stamps.

My background is some tissue scraps glued down with Liquitex Matte Medium. Over that is blended Distress Paints - Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon - when dry a coat of Liquitex gesso. The Chevron Arrow stencil is by Crafter's Workstop (one of Julie Balzer's) used with Prima's Platinum Crackle Texture Paste and shadowed with my Nougat Stamper's Big Brush pen by Faber-Castell. 

I stamped the mug and sack on a manilla file folder, cut them out, and colored them with Distress Inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo - water and a paint brush. They're shadowed with Nougat SBB pen.

I did some additional stamping with a paper towel roll and a stamp from the TH Bitty Grunge set using Archival Coffee ink. The page is also edged with Archival Coffee.

The alphas are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type.

I'm linking up my journal page at:

Balzer Designs - Art Journal Every Day

Thank you for stopping by!


Pamellia said...

Fabulous journal page Linda!! The green background is so fresh and full of life, love those arrows!! hugs :)

Samra said...

What a great journal page Linda! Love the fresh and bright look and being a coffee lover myself, the theme and design is just heavenly gorgeous!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Two addictions that fit so well Linda :-)
Have a nice weekend, Alie

Unknown said...

Now these are what I call two positive addictions, Linda ;-) You always think of something totally creative, fab journaling page, love the coffee stains, they're perfect!
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Lisa said...

This is fabulous!! I love the design and the colors!! The details are awesome!! Have a wonderful weekend my friend :)

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How beautiful Linda.

yyam said...

Cool. Love the details. Glad you got what was on your wishlist. :)

Ros Crawford said...

I think every journal should have a coffee page ... Especially if they are as fabulous as this!! Love the page ... love the idea!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome! This is absolutely awesome! I love all Tim's blueprint stamps, and love me some coffee, too... so this is right up my alley! I'm loving the color you got here. Makes me want to get my hands on the new Mermaid Lagoon inks. ;) Loving the stenciled arrows and great job with the drop shadows... and the coffee rings made from paper towel roll are brilliant!

Natalie said...

I love your art journal page. I too just fell in love with Tim Holtz crazy birds and finding what can I make with them next.

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