Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Adventure now or tea first ?

Today I am sharing some inspiration for this months Coffee Fiends challenge over at the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog ... But I am a tea drinker, I don't really drink coffee ! Did I just hear you gasp ? LOL. But fear not .. I still get my caffeine fix :)

The inspiration for the April challenge includes : 

caffeinecoffeeteatea timewarm drinks, hyper, hype, cups, recycle, fancy, stainspillcoffee ringsdripsdropssplatters, vintage, cardboard, corrugated,tanbrownblack, dark, roasted, light, vapor, and last of all.. date time with friends.

Here is my make : 

As my focal point I used this dapper gentleman, Man with teacup 18484. Isn't he great?

I stamped and colored him with alcohol markers and fussy cut him. The rather delicate pink bone china tea cup is embossed with clear embossing powder. I also used the tail from the Fantasy Bird 17852 to make the vapor/steam from his cuppa. Its stamped onto velum, embossed and fussy cut.

The background is sponged with tea dye distress ink and the corrugated cardboard is actually a recycled Starbucks cup sleeve :) I sponged it lightly with distress ink and added black and white splatters of acrylic paint. I also made the tea bag tag, instead of using ribbon.

This is such a fun quote from Peter Pan, and fitted perfectly with this gentleman I think. He looks like hes asking just this sort of question, or perhaps making a sarcastic remark ? LOL

Here is a close up :

If you feel inspired to come and join us, and check out the challenge, go HERE

Also, check our the other inspiration posts by the Design Team on the Blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by xxx


  1. (I did gasp a little. Can one minimally gasp?) This guy is great! I like how you snuck coffee in there anyway with the sleeve. :)

  2. Totally fun tag, Nikki!! XO-Shari


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