Sunday, June 25, 2017

Day 3: Coffee in the Garden


Welcome to another card on day 3 of the

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And if you have no coffee stamps, there are
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For today I have something totally different.
I was inspired by pinterest when looking for
Summer ideas. I noticed lots of these signs
and came up with  this for my garden.

I have this cute sidetable in my garden where I usually
put my cup of coffee when reading.
Now I have this neat tray and sign.

I used a regular stone flower pot and painted it 
with gesso first. For the sign I used paint stirring stick
(not sure how you call these in English, but I guess
 you understand what I mean). I broke them into small
pieces before painting.

When the gesso ws dry I colored the flower pot 
and the paint sticks in all kinds of Summer colors.
Acrylic paints were used.

With a background stamp of wood grain I stamped on
all the pieces to make them look a little like driftwood.

Then  - except for the coffee - I used 
2 kinds of alphabet stamp sets to make up
the sentiment.
The sticks were added with wood glue to the main stick
and put into the flower pot that was filled with
small stones.

The sentiment on the flower pot is done with a marker
and after some practise handlettered on the pot.
I am very happy with the overall result and it
looks perfect on my table. I can''t wait to go out in
the garden again and read (or just look at the sign and 
drink coffee!).
Thank you for looking 
and have a latte creative day!



25 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh hetty this is gorgeous - what a lovely ensemble and a gorgeous place to sit and read and drink coffee.
Blessings
Maxine
p.s. I do hope to get at least one card made for the hop - I have it planned out, but ran out of time to make it today.

experimentswithcardmakingetc said...

Wow! What a fun project! I'll bet you'll enjoy looking at that while sipping your coffee!! :)
xx Ashwini

~amy~ said...

Hetty! This is absolutely wonderful! Love how you were inspired and perfect for your outdoor space!

Cindy C. said...

Very cute project!! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Unger said...

Oh my goodness - this is sooo cute. very creative as well.

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Great project, espically love how you added the wood design on your panels!

Laura said...

This is really a great project!!! So beautiful and creative, I love it!

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

What an awesome project and it's so cool to see how it came together. This is a great home decor piece!!

Thank you also for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

Daffodil Cards said...

How wonderful, what a GREAT idea AGAIN! Love the plant pot with the tray.
Faith
x

Shelly said...

Sooo sweet, Hetty!

Rosie Guiher said...

That is just so darn cute! I love the idea for a special coffee place to read. Have fun and enjoy your little corner of coffee heaven.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I always look forward to your creative coffee posts, Hetty! This is so fun and I want to make one or my craft room. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Christine said...

Hetty, this is amazing! So glad you have this wonderful place to drink your coffee, and you have made it all the more lovely with this fabulous tray!

Tina Z. said...

This is amazing idea.

D.Ann C said...

This is a fabulous piece and a terrific idea!! Thanks for thinking out of the box (card)! : )

Ldybg93 said...

What a fun project - I love how this came out!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fabulous garden decor!

Fiki said...

stunning project!

Jerrie said...

What a cute display piece!! You are talented!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such fun to create something cute for your side table.

Lisa said...

So very awesome! Love this! What a beautiful creation to sit and look at while you drink your coffee!

Helen F. said...

Wonderful project! Love this, Hetty!

The Craft Princess said...

OMG!!! I absolutely love Love LOVE that!!! So creative :) Hugs...Janie

Becca Cruger said...

What a clever little project! Thanks for linking up to the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

Lori Kobular said...

I love that sign in the flower pot! Great project!