Today I am playing along with this week’s Fusion Challenge, Coffee and a Book! You can link up your coffee and book card and find more great ideas over at the Fusion blog right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2018/01/fusion-coffee-and-book.html
To create my card, which is a little similar to a coffee card I posted a few days ago, I used a very broad interpretation of the sketch and a photo, going for a little fusion! I didn’t think my last card brought in the book element of the fusion, which turned out to be a challenge. I just can’t find a really good die of a book, or a stack of books. If someone in blogland has a favorite book themed die, please let me know!
I drew some inspiration form the sketch, changing the shape of the rectangle to a circle, and turning the horizontal shape into a vertical one by adding a pencil. I added a tea cup and put it all against some pretty retro paper. The round shapes remind me of coffee beans!
I LOVE to read, and I read a lot. Who are your favorites? I love mysteries, British whodunits like Agatha Christie are a classic read. I also love Scandinavian mystery too, like Lene Kaaberbel, and other mystery authors like Donna Andrews, Christopher Fowler, Ngaio Marsh, and Alan Bradley. Yesterday my hubbie picked me up a new book from the library, Whose Body, by Dorothy Sayers. I just heard about Sayers and her collection and I can’t wait to give her a try. I also read (and write) a lot of letters. My friend Jerry is a wonderful writer and a great adventurer, and you can always find me curled up with one of Jerry’s letters and a hot cup of cocoa. So, this card is on its way to Jerry! Surprise! (He reads my blog too – -how great of a guy is that?) I have always though of Jerry of my creative muse, who has a terrific sense of style, design, and a great eye.
Take some time for yourself and do a little reading every single day . . a little reading, a little crafting, a little coffee, a little public television, a little nature walking, a little conversation, a little pet time, a little more hubbie time, . . . . who has time for anything else? Enjoy your day!
Thanks so much for joining me today!
Live your life in color!