19 July 2016

Nessun Dorma

"None shall sleep"... what a great slogan for a coffee outlet.  Probably not what Puccini had in mind, but I do love it!

This layout was inspired by:
* LESSology ~ Mug Shot.  I used the corrugated coffee mug wrapper as my title card (you can see the cup in the photo).
* Scrap Africa ~ Sketch #76.  I followed the basic sketch fairly closely, with two portrait format photos, grounded by strips of paper and trim.
* Off the Rails Scrapbooking ~ July mood board.  I chose the pastels.
* Creative Artiste ~ Anything Goes.  I enjoyed playing around with a mixed media background for this one, a bit of gesso, a bit of texture paste and my trusty piece of pizza mesh, which I use as a stamp and as a stencil.

02/09/2016 EDIT TO ADD:  Thrilled to be a winner at LESSology!

Kaisercolour Spearmint acrylic paint
Kaisercolour Dusty Pink acrylic paint
American Crafts/Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party - Grand Garland patterned paper
Pink looped trim
Crocheted motif
Simple Stories Carpe Diem - Bits & Pieces die cut

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  1. Love your take on our OTR challenge, the stitching and background link it all together beautifully. Thanks for joining us at OTR

  2. Love this page. You nailed the sketch. Love the colours. I just love the tearing bits. It is a favourite of mine to tear paper as well.

  3. Such a Beautiful page!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

  4. Your layout is very cool indeed! So many good ideas. I love how you repeated the colours from the photo in your mixed media background, with the pop of light yellow from the cup holder. I can sense the feel of the street in the photo, and what a cool name for a coffee roastery! Also lobe that your favourite stamp/stencil is that pizza mesh. I, too, love stamping and stenciling with stuff I find at home. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!

  5. What a lovely pastel layout. I really enjoy the coffee theme you've got going on and think your background is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Off the Rails Scrapbooking.
    Louise xo

  6. Definitely a cool slogan for a coffee shop! Super and pretty page...love the colours and styling! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  7. GIGGLES! Certainly is a perfect name! Love this LO too..... the pinks are so pretty and that mug embelly....YUM!!! Loving the stitching on this one, too :) Again, thanks for sharing with us at LESSology !!!

  8. Beautiful page! Lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Off The Rails Scrapbooking!! xoxo

  9. Wow what an awesome layout you have created... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  10. Beautiful layout that will evoke many happy memories in years to come.
    Glad you shared it at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  11. Such a beautiful page, and fabulous background! Thanks for joining us at OTR :)

  12. Great take on our sketch! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!

  13. Fabulous layout! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Africa!

  14. Absolute attention to detail and such meaningful layout Karen. Great photograph! Thank you for joining Scrap Africa July challenge and hope to see you again this month. Have a happy great scrappy crafty moments always!
    Hugs and smiles,
    Scrap Africa Design Team
    Qinaahana Arts & Crafts {My Personal Blog}

  15. I love when the LO has it's story! Well done,Karen! Thank you for getting inspired with Scrap Africa!

  16. Love your background work. Thanks for joining in at OTR.

  17. Oh I love everything about this beauty!! Such beautiful colors and texture... and such a pretty cup! Love it!


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