Monday, March 16, 2015

Express Yourself



Expresso Yourself is one of the March new reveals from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I used the digi version (DIGI699) and created a tag.

After printing and coloring the image with Copic markers, the image was die cut using a Spellbinders die (Labels Four) and the edges distressed with Distress Ink (Tea Dye).  Caramel embossing powder was added to the swirl on the coffee cup and Gypsy Red velvet glitter was sprinkled over SNS Dimensional Glue added to the steam.

The tag was created using Wendy Vecchi's Splattered Plaster Technique by combining Archival inks (Manganese Blue and Saffron) with rubbing alcohol and spritzing with Dylusions Ink Spray (White Linen).  Once this dried I stamped images from the SNS Journal Mixed Media set.  The coffee rings were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with more Caramel embossing powder.  The other images were stamped with the Archival inks.

I created a ribbon flower and added twine for a finishing touch.

13 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Anne ~ This is gorgeous! I love the background you created on the tag, and that bow is so sweet!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! I love the mint theme going with your coffee! Beautiful colors and a fun tag! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

This is a fabulous tag, love the textures and gorgeous image.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Anne!! I love the layers and design!! Embossing the steam was such a fabulous touch!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

Lovely tag Anne, so pretty
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tammy said...

Love your card and I especially like how you made use of the pretty tag!

Lena's Creations said...

Super cute tag. Love the play on words :-)
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I LOOOOVE this! These colors are so delicious!!!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous tag Anne, like the colors and that flower!

Shelly Schmidt said...

The texture of the coffee swirls and steam are great- plus the pop of red. Love the cool background with the coffee circles.

Patricia St Martin said...

Love the green cup and your pretty flowers. Great background.
Hugs, Pat/♥

NanaConnie said...

Love the sentiment on the cup, Anne! Perfect 'coffee rings' and the sparkle on the steam is such a great design idea. Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes. :-D

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful! I love the rich colors on your tag - I'm a HUGE coffee fan so this just put a big old smile on my face! Fabulous work ♥