Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Crafty Friends & Coffee Fairies

A few weeks ago I started getting together on Wednesdays with my very best
 crafty friend, Nicole Wright. We alternate between our houses - she has the mother of all Sizzix die collections and I have everything mixed media. It works out pretty well.

This project was one of the first ones we collaborated on without even realizing it. I was in a bit of funk and not feeling very inspired. Nicole was working on a tea & coffee inspired journal page and I decided to let her creation inspire me.

We ended up using the same dies & some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls & loved how different our journal pages turned out.
My background was created a few weeks before using Distress Oxides, stencils and the stencil monoprint technique. I repeated the technique on the tea cups too. I loved how it looks.

On the coffee side of the page I decided to make wings for my paper doll children. I first inked up some watercolor paper with Scattered Straw and Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink with my ink blending tool, a few spritzes of water and quick dry with my heat tool and I was ready to die cut.
I used the Butterfly Duo Bigz Die from Sizzix & Tim Holtz. I then used the coordinating embossing folder, inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, to emboss my 'wings'.

The Paper Dolls & Quote Chips were perfect to finish of my page.

I really loved how this page turned out and dream of the day that I have my own little coffee fairie that will serve me the perfect cup when I wake up in the morning. It's always nice to dream.

Check out Nicole's coffee & tea themed journal page here.
We already have more projects planned to show how to use products in different ways in our own styles. Collaborating with crafty friends is so much fun!


  1. LOL... there are a lot of dies and thank goodness for all your mixed media goodies!!! Love how your pages turned out! I like them much more than mine. But then I suppose simplicity is a good thing too. See you tomorrow!

    1. It's wonderful to see how we use the same stuff but in different ways....and yes, simplicity is a good thing and something I struggle to do. See on on Wednesday!

  2. These journal pages are absolutely adorable!! Julia, I love your colors, your backgrounds and your precious vintage children images. They are so cute among the stacked cups and jars. Just darling!

  3. Fun, fun fun! Love your page - the teacups do look awesome and I have a "thing" for fairies!


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I really appreciate it!