Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blue Mountain Coffee

I'm going to kill 2 birds with one stone here.  (No, birds were not harmed in the making of this art piece!) My friend Hels from across the pond issues a Sunday Stampers challenge every week.  Check out her blog - she makes lots of cool art!  I've not done any of her challenges yet but this week I thought I'd give it a try.  The theme is 'Blue'.  Now, my oldest niece is teaching some bookbinding classes through the local arts council and I'm taking them.  They're quite basic but the others in class haven't done this type of thing before so I offered to bring in samples of more types of books.  This one was made using coffee filters for the inside pages.  Hence, 'Blue Mountain Coffee' seemed an appropriate title.  FYI, Blue Mountain coffee is found in Jamaica.  Delish, but on the expensive side!

The covers are actually a cereal box cut that have been treated to a bath of distress inks, pigment ink, archival ink, and crackle paint - all blue (natch!).  Over the top I've stamped text (Hero Arts) and numbers (Wendy Vecchi).  The flourish is a Sizzix die, ditto for the flowers and leaves.  Distress stickles (2 blues) form the flower's center while Ranger Dimensional Pearls in Denim was drawn around parts of the flourish.  You can't really see the shadow line formed by a Ranger Adirondack marker )Stonewash Blue) around the rest of the flourish.  The eyelets are blue and the gold jump rings were colored with Denim Alcohol Ink.  3 different snips of blue ribbons tie it all together.

Don't think I can sing the blues any longer!


  1. Cor, this is lush hun, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Wow, I love this. All those wonderful blues, I think you met Hels' challenge there ok!

  3. Cool! This is really awesome! Love all the blue, can you ever have too much? lol So great to see you in the challenge, hope to see you again!

  4. This is just STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!!!! I love the colors.


  5. Susan, it's a beautiful book!!!