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Mocha Crazy by SUE CREASE

Mocha Crazy by SUE CREASE

Today I'm up on The Mad Scrapper Blog  with a layout using a photo I have wanted to scrap with for nearly 2 years!
I was having one of those last minute look about the shops before Christmas 2019 just incase I should find a little goody I thought we may like and I felt I deserved a little treat so I called in to Hotel Chocolate where they have a little coffee shop and I decided to have myself a Mocha as I'm not fussed over hot chocolate but when it arrived I nearly fell off my seat!! I can tell you it was devine and I am sure I will try another this year. It was the strongest coffee but it didn't matter due to all the whipped chocolate cream on top.
Anyway on to the layout itself. I chose to use Storyline Chapters collection by Heidi Swapp. I first gutted the  Everyday paper leaving a inch boarder all around and then I cut down the Market Fresh to 11inches.
Then I took a pale green marker and drew a circle. I took out my sewing machine and using a grey thread I went around the circle twice crossing over the lines trying to make it random in appearance.                                                                    
I then did something I'd seen the night before by Srappycat on YouTube. I took a stencil and laid it around the circle as if the branches were fastened to it. I used the following Distress Inks adding layers  Crushed Olive  Peeled Paint Kitsch Flamingo and Worn Lipstick. 
Then I took the String Frames- small by Dusty Attic using the middle size and embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder - White  and then I re-inked and added a tiny sprinkle of Ranger Embossing Powder - Pink  and a touch of Ranger Embossing Powder - Brown .  I attached the photo to it trimming close to the edge. I brushed some pink distressed ink around where it was to go and stuck in down with foam pads. I cut the flower from one of the tags and tucked it underneath along with some flowers I made using a stamp and the  Home Grown paper by Heidi.
I made a tiny cluster in the top right using cut-offs from the gutted other side and another flower as well as a cute sentiment stamp from my stash. 
Here you can see the other cluster on the left side. This uses a coffee stamp set  which has these cute cups along with steam and topical sentiments. I paper pieced the pattern to them and added the one with foam pads. I also added a few flowers from Green Tara  in ochre and a couple of leaves from 49 and Market -"flowers" 
Here you can see one of the 5 Finnabair Melange Art Pebbles - Clear I have used.  3 I have stuck to papers I have used so the pattern shows through.
This last photo show you other items I have added to the layout such as gold, green and red sequins also some squiggles in pink and green. I did add some glossy accents to a couple of the pink inked berries but they don't show up so well!
I hope I have inspired you to use a photo on a layout instead of leaving it on your phone like I did with this one. Thanks for stopping by today, do pop over to The Mad Scrapper Janine has some lush papers instock along with my personal favourites flowers! as well as many other things we couldn't do without!!
Till next time take care
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