September 26, 2015

RetroSketches #183

Happy Saturday!

It's time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!
This week our sketch is inspired by an adorable card that Arielle previously posted. My theme is inspired by Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I missed the summer hop because we were in the throws of buying, selling and moving but I didn't want to let this one go by without playing. My technique is inspired by Anita Bowden's gorgeous card over at MUSE this week, I went with the technique of embossing, her circles and pastel colour palette.

Yesterday I told you that I still haven't located one of the boxes from my craft room. In that box is my Papertrey Ink Drips & Dribbles stamp set which I wanted to use for my card. So I thought outside the box and grabbed a coffee cup from the kitchen and some kraft ink--wala coffee spills!









I am also linking this up to Time Out Challenges #40 which is to case my card as a reminder there is still time to play along.



Hope to see you join us at RetroSketches this week.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

51 comments :

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I love the pastel colors with the white and the fun way you used the "coffee" stains on the corner. Great design!

Neets B said...

I love where my inspiration card took you, Tracey. Such a cute card and very resourceful with those coffee cup stains. I hope you find your missing box soon! x

vinita jain said...

Love the pastel color hues in both of pretty creations! Happy hopping!

Ardyth said...

Ha! Clever combination of these challenges! You could enter Time Out, and case yourself, too! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Tracey!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome inspired card

Christy Q said...

How fun is this! Love the thinking out of the box and using a real mug for those stains! :)

Debbie McNamee said...

pretty color combinations!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colors and the embossing!

Michele Henderson said...

Love these pretty pastel colors! So unexpected with all this autumn orange and yellow! Really beautiful card!
Take care!
Michele

Lisa said...

Great way to improvise with the coffee stains Tracey!! This so pretty, love the softness!

Annette Allen said...

very pretty.. love those pastel colors..

Sylvia said...

Very pretty card, Tracey, love the pastels! Happy hopping!

An'Jenic G. said...

Wow this is beautiful. I love the colors and how CAS your card is.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Indy said...

Oh this is beautiful! Love the soft colors!

Tracie Pond said...

pretty, love the added coffee rings!

Sherrie M. said...

LOVE, LOVE how you went non-traditional with these colors!! What a great card! And you make 'spilling coffee' so easy....would have taken me ages to use a cup instead of the stamp look that good.

sandie said...

Love you used the real cup, really creative idea x

Jenni's Jems said...

Some times we have to think outside the box and you sure did with your coffee stains! :)but it finishes your card beautifully x

Shannon McComb said...

LOVE those pastel colors Tracey!! Your coffee card is lovely!!

OH Babs said...

I like the card. White embossing always looks great and I like the coffee cup rings.

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Tracey ... the soft sponged colour really glows around the white embossing ... clever touch with your 'real' coffee rings! Hugs, Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

Literally outside the (lost craft) box! Crafters come up with the best ideas!!! This is so pretty Tracey. I love the sweet little embossed mugs sitting in their pretty pastel circles. Wonderful card. Hope that box turns up one of these days...or, heaven forbid, you'll have to shop!!! Bev

Ceal said...

great cards, thanks for sharing

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely card - love the coloring. And your coffee stains probably came out better doing it yourself. ;-)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love this - love the happy, pretty colors. And your coffee stains probably came out better handmade rather than using a stamp anyway!

D.Ann C said...

Lovely pastel colors!

Helen F. said...

Tracey, your card is yummy! Love the sherbet colors :-p

Teresa Doyle said...

Love this card, so cute!

wienerhoneymooners said...

FAB COffee cups, and I am so VERY late to the MUSE party!!! Made it just in the nick of time though!!!!!

GORGOEUS!!!

sandie said...

forgot to say..thanks for adding this delight to To X

~amy~ said...

Yay Tracey! So happy you could play along! Love your gorgeous card, perfect use of your coffee mug:)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the pastels and the coffee rings! FAB card, Tracey!

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous take on Anita's card, Tracey! I love the soft pastels behind the embossed mugs and the 'coffee ring stains' are such a great touch!

Shelly said...

Beautiful, Tracey!!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey....this is one fabulous card! I love your pastel colors and those coffee rings are just so fun.

wendy said...

so very pretty Tracy

Mandy LaCroix said...

This is SO pretty! Love your colors and embossing! :)

Mandy
wmlacroix.blogspot.com

Hetty said...

Wonderful soft colors on your card.
Cheers!

Cindy C. said...

How lovely!! Love the soft colours!

Deepti said...

Gorgeous!

Brandi R said...

Awesome card! Love the soft colors over the embossed images ♥

Seleise Barrett said...

what a great card - simple and yet such great impact! beautiful!

Helen Gullett said...

How pretty with those colors.

Lisa said...

Love the soft colors mixed with the gold...very pretty!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

So pretty -- love the white embossing!!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

A gorgeous creation and love those stamps! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

Sue Reynolds said...

I like the white embossing with the pretty soft colors. Great card.

artful-notions said...

Oooooh Tracey, just saw you among the winners at the CLBH! Congrats! Gorgeous pastels, and lovely layouts on your cards! Hugs!

cm said...

Pretty pastels, Tracey...perfect for those sweet little cups!
Hugs~c