Thursday, January 27, 2011

Coffee with colourQ & Inkspirations

I really love the colourQ colors this week and I was amused to read on the post that their design team thought it was "scary"!  Why??  I LOVE these colors. 

I knew instantly I was doing something with coffee.  The colors are so warm and rich.  Here is the color challenge:

And...this is my morning coffee cup:

It isn't exactly the same colors, but I think you can definitely see why I HAD to do this color challenge.  That mug is full of rich, black coffee.  With Scandinavian and German heritage, being South Dakota-born and a life-long Lutheran - black coffee is an essential part of my mornings!

Then, I had a sketch bookmarked from Inkspirations 4U.  So all of this came together - a love of coffee, a favorite mug, great colors and a great sketch  - - - and I have a card that I am very happy with!

As an extra touch, each of these little mugs has a little glaze on it!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Every Little Bit and Great Greetings
  • Ink: Stampin' Up markers in Peach, Cajun, Razzleberry and Crumb Cake
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Peach, Cajun, Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, black and white
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Razzleberry ribbon, Kraft corduroy button, Cuttlebug heart embossing


  1. Hi Kim! I love your card & I think the colors are good for a coffee card too! So pretty and I love the added detail of the glazed mugs, too cute! Thanks for playing at ColourQ! :)

  2. Adorable card! Love the button at the top and the glazing on the mugs!

  3. Adorable! I love those little mugs, and the simple yet effective design. :)
    Fabulous idea to add a little glaze to the mugs. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ.

  4. Just too cute, Kim. I love your use of colors! The mugs are so cute as well. Love it! thanks for playing the colourQ challenge again the week!

  5. Kim, your card is such a perfect use of these colors! (I love this color combo too, by the way!) Love the glaze you added to those mugs. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

  6. Oooh! I was close with the colours over at INK4U! I love this combo ... it is so striking and fantastic! I love popping by your blog to see what you have been up to! Hugs xxaxx

  7. I really like your coffee mug! It's fab. And your card is brilliant, love the heart texture and the stamp is so appropriate! It's great.

  8. What a fantastic card! Your mug of inspiration is so pretty. Although I've never had a cup of coffee in my life, I can see how these colors (I think they are great together) invoke warmth.

  9. Cute card! Love that coffee cup stamp and the glaze that you added to each one! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ!

  10. Wow! Love this card. The stamps are perfect and you really used all the colors in a great way!

    Thanks for playing with use at the ColourQ!

  11. Mmmm....I can smell the coffee now...I tell everyone I should just have an intravenous so I can inject that caffeine directly into my bloodstream! CUTE card and great way to use the CQC colors! Thanks for playing with us at the CQC this week!

  12. Congrats, fellow ColourQ Courtier!! :)


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