Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Chaos with coffee - gold blend i believe :D

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Mmmm todays card is a bit of a disaster, all was well until I had an idea with coffee............and printer ink doesn`t like coffee, it turns the black lines green,mmmm.
So here is my coffee chaos card which I am entering into the following challenges:
1.Crafts 4 Eternity - R129 - Spots and Stripes
2.Allsorts Challenge - Week 212- Outside the box (black coffee, shells, plasterer`s scrim)
3.A Gem Of A Challenge - Challenge 85 - Male birthday with a sentiment
4.Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge - Challenge 162 - Catherines sketch
 
 
You ready for it.....right use your imagination. The green tinge is algae.....ok?
 
Products used are:
Brown card
Gorjuss girls papers - neutrals
Plasterers scrim
Seashells nabbed from the bathroom
Black coffee mixture
Distress tool
Woodware sentiment
Delicious doodles digi - in the harbour
 
So the card looked ok until I had the brainwave of painting over my coloured image with the black coffee to give it an aged look and that's where the probs started.My printer ink went green so I then had to redefine the lines a little with a fineliner.
And theres my coffee chaos!!
 
And a sideways view and  thank your lucky stars I have not given you a closer look of the image.
Thanks so much for popping by, it means a lot :
Hugs Nic.xx
 


53 comments:

Sheila said...

Well Nic. This looks perfect to me. The aged look works for me - you are such an inspiration to us all with your techniques and colouring skills. Well done. Sheila x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Love the card, great printer to add the green tint, see you might not have thought of that, so it did it for you.
Brilliant layout and love the shells.
Margaret

crafty-stamper said...

well I think it has given a brilliant aged look I liked it as soon as I saw it and love the shells
carol x

Lozzy T said...

Your card still looks great to me Nic and what a fab design..Hugs Lozzy xx

Ella's Design said...

Hey, Nic! I quite like the Gold Blend look! ;-) Definitely gives the image an aged look, which is what you were going for, so I wouldn't worry too much and it's always fun to experiment! Some of the best results come from happy accidents! Hugs, Lisa x

Jane said...

Looks amazing Nic, love it. Jane x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a super image Nic lovely card for a male xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Nic I think it looks fabulous! Just the perfect look and the whole card is fabulous!! Susan x

Wendy L said...

This looks great, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous masculine card Coops..I love the colours and the shells, fabulous image too,and the builders scrim is perfect.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Well if my disasters looked like this I would be very happy lol, love the layout and textures and the sea shells are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

nwilliams6 said...

Looks really cool to me. What a great combination of super cool elements. Makes me want to go to the beach (well actually, I always want to go to the beach but this makes me want to go even more - LOL). Lovely work!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Well, I think your card is wonderful Nic, I really like the colours! The image is beautiful and your detailing is perfect.
hugs Sue xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

This looks fab Coops...your coffee.doesn't look disasterous to me!
Lizy xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image,great design.xxx

Christine L said...

OH WOW Nic... coffee or no coffee.... this is such a fabulous male card.. and I think the green tinge adds to it rather than detracts!! You have such a wonderful imagination to even try this!

I've been away again for a few days and have decided against trying to catch up with commenting on the cards posted while I was away this time... I'd be here all day if I did that as it took me ages last time!! So apologies, but I'm back now!! LOL

Hugs
Christine x

Elaine Stark said...

It may not have been meant, but this card looks great. Elaine

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous card... this looks like a painting and I think you've just discovered a new technique! It really is fabulous though and I like the green tinge and aged look it has.

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant card and love the image, a favourite of mine...love your colour combo and well coffee....smells good as it looks..xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is a stunning masculine creation with awesome textures and colouring. Loving the distressed edges.
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Lau W said...

Wow ! beautiful card Nic, so nice elements, just want to say : WOW ! :-)
xxx

Kimberly said...

This looks amazing..don't see anything wrong here, the colours look great together and i love all your added embellishments..tfs

Creations by Shirl said...

Well I see no disaster here, everything looks just so perfect. Love your ideas and techniques on your creative thinking... The colours, the algae tint just awesome. The cheesecloth backing makes it even more special on your card~

nnalorac said...

It looks great to me Nic, love the image and embellishes, fab card. Carolxx

Anita said...

Well, I actually think your card looks fabulous and I love the touches of green. So I think your idea of painting with coffee was brilliant!

Netty said...

I love your terrific card Coops, hugs Annette x

Shelly said...

Oh Nic, what a funny story! Is it a scented card too? It looks very authentic and the added black lines look fab (and the green algae too :)

Sandra H said...

Coops, This is absolutely stunning x

Jackie said...

I don't see it as a disaster at all, it's aged beautifully :o)
Jackie xx

Jenny said...

Look fab <3 Think the green adds to the vintage distress style, its not VERY green. Good work I say, very creative ;) Jen xxx

susiestacey said...

Love your coffee chaos x Susan x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Your card looks fabulous, with the aged look, love the colours, layout and your card is gorgeous. Marlene

Vicky said...

Another beautiful creation hun...and loving the "Coffee" look too..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this image and I like the coffee chaos

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is gorgeous Nic, that is all! xx

Lorraine said...

I think it looks fab! The image is great and the little shells are the perfect finishing touch.
Lorraine x

karen said...

Looks totally fabulous to me, brilliant card! sorry I have missed a few, hugs, Karenx

Wishcraft said...

Well I think it's a great (if unexpected) effect! Gorgeous card hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Juls said...

Have to say I like the green tinge!! So def one of those "happy accidents!!" Hugs Juls

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Coop's I like the image the netting and the shells.
Kevin xx

kay said...

You are being too hard on yourself, it looks fab x

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful sepia tones and lovely texture too
Hugs Kate xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I think it looks fab hun, more real if you get me! lol!
Hugs Shell xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Well Nic this has to be the best Coffee chaos I have ever seen it looks fantastic xx

Donna said...

Brilliant male card Nic, gorgeous image and I love the netting and sea shells for embellies...perfect :) Donna ♥ x

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Guylaine said...

very nice card
thank you for playing with us this week at Craft 4 Eternity

Eileen said...

The coffee looks to have worked perfectly to me. A great aged look and love those shells
Eileen x

Sarah said...

Such a creative card Coops, it looks perfect to me so stop with the 'don't look too closely stuff!'. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Out of the Box challenge x

Christine said...

Stunning Male creation Nic.. great take on the chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x

Little K Smith said...

A wonderful card hun, I love the image and how you've coloured it and lovin the shells too!
Kelly.x

Claire Newcombe said...

this is a fabulous card - you had built it up to be something of a disaster, but its amazing.

Thank you for sharing with us at Sunday Sketch and stamp
Claire x
(DT member)