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!
(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!