Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Cup of Joe Glue Book Page

 Here I am again, hope you are having a good week. My pain's up so when that happens I try to craft until I drop have to rest. I saw another page in my Puns & Roses Glue Book that was almost done, so I finished it. And it worked, as I'm now ready to sleep despite my pain, so I'll be brief-ish, lol.
I tried something different with this one and I will do it again. I created my background on a full-size Avery sticker sheet that I cut down to my page's dimensions. Then I adhered it to the journal page. I inked the background using Distress Wild Honey and a blending brush. I used a Prima background stamp inked up with a brown Versafine Clair next. I stamped the 4 corners and sides using 2 Technique Tuesday stamps. 
Once the background was dry, I attached  pink paper lace across the middle of the page, then some light beige seam lace on top of that. I used a Gecko Galz collage sheet image, rounded the corners and inked the edges with Gingerbread VersaMagic chalk ink. I cut the Spellbinders frame out of a scrap and stamped it using Impression Obsession's Cover-A-Card Wooden plank stamp in the brown Versafine Clair. After adding the image I stamped the Sweet n Sassy coffee beans and the "cup of joe" in Fallen Leaves Versafine Clair. I then traced over the sentiment with black gel pen adding an F (the stamp says cup o joe), then traced over that with white gel pen. I created the little poem in PSE, printed out, cut into strips and inked them with chalk inks. I added two Sizzix heart die cuts and called it done.
A close up of the framed image and my poem. This is one of my favorite Gecko Galz images and I am quite pleased with myself for snapping to another meaning for 'cup of joe', hahaha. I did color the image a tad with my Promarkers. I added pink to the image so I could use the paper lace. :-)
And a final view of the spread (the page on the left was done more than a year ago). It's serendipity that the page colors don't clash. A happy accident. Gotta love that! Thanks for coming by and until next time, stay well and be crafty! xoxo
Impression Obsession, Sweet n Sassy, Technique Tuesday stamps used
I used a stitch stamp on the sides between the corner stamps
I was inspired by the "Wood" to use a wooden plank stamp on my image frame
3 Coffee Beans


Rain said...

I'm so sorry you're in pain Aimeslee! I hope you feel better soon, you card is just beautiful! ♥

Monica C. said...

Great journal page, Amy! I love the bright colors and the play on the words of the pun is brilliantly depicted.
I hope the sleep was good for you and that you soon feel a bit better again.
Hugs Monica

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

**Gasp** so beautiful. Love the sentiment that you used with this gorgeous tea journal page. You've really got a handle for journals. I'm putting two together and struggle with the look I'm going for.

Your second page is wonderful in all the bright colours too.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Well! I am very very impressed with these beautiful pages, great sentiment also, but, most of all that you are able to while away your painful hours doing such gorgeous work. I am sending healing thoughts Aimes and prayers that you will be better soon and sending that Arfur away asap.
Faith x

craftytrog said...

A beautiful page Aimeslee!
Hope you're feeling better ❤️

Megan J said...

Hi Aimeslee, a fun journal page, love the colours and the poem you added. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

D.L. Walls said...

Wow, this is awesome and I love the image! Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station. Donna

ahlers5 said...

This page is wonderful. I love the background. It certainly blends well with the facing page. So sorry you are not feeling we.. Hopefully, you'll feel better soon. Chronic pain really sucks.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well this was a good distraction - I do hope you slept well.
I must say I spent sometime scrolling back and forth taking in all the fab details!
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs, Chris
ps I'm going to look for that image - it's great

Helen said...

Beautiful pages - very striking images.

Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Station Challenge.

Helen x

Claudia Rogier said...

Lovely card. Thanks for entering you card at Girlz Creative Crafts
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