Wednesday 7 December 2011

De"light"ful Cocoa

It's lashing snowy rain at the moment here in Northern Ireland so I thought it was time to work with one of my favorite Cocoa digi's, De"light"ful Cocoa.  I love burning candles to give a warm glow on long dark winter nights and I can almost smell the Christmassy cinnamon fragrance when I look at this cute Cocoa image!   It's Crazy for Cocoa month over at Sweet and Sassy Stamps so don't forget to pop over and take a look while all Cocoa clear stamps and digi's are 10% off!
I popped Cocoa up on a doodled frame and used today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers using some of my favorite October Afternoon dp's.  I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress inks, even the image, just to tone down the brightness of the colors.  And to keep that retro/vintage look I dyed the twine because I find it tones down the bright white of the twine and makes it look like it's been in a trunk in Grandma's attic for the last 50 years!  You can find a fabulous selection of twine at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. I used a mix of Copic blending ink and Y21 ink for this. The sentiment is from a fabulous set called Poppies and Greetings.  If any of you have Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags dies,  a lot of the small sentiments in this great set will fit them perfectly.  I don't normally sew on my cards - our house is so small that I have to keep my portable machine in a closet, but because it was out for some other sewing, I stitched between the panels. 
Supplies include:
October Afternoon dp
October Afternoon buttons
Copic ink
Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die
Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen ink
SU Real Red cardstock
Black fine line marker


Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet and pretty birthday card Bridget. Love the fun colors and the buttons. Sweet Cocoa is... well... super SWEET! :o)

Cottage Crafter said...

Its so adorable, and I love the way you ran the twine thru the buttons! Love the colors!
Sweet n Sassy stamps are so cute.