Saturday, May 3, 2014

Corso NYC | Inspiration

Hello All!  Wendy here to share up some weekend inspiration for ya first of all...


Have you shopped it up yet with the amazing special NSD sale happening here with Evalicious?
Cool stuff to be had, so go & get some! :)

So, I'm bringing you a fun layout, Corso NYC, today using my mixed media flair and some sweet Evalicious goodies, of course.

My inspiration for this layout came from a trip to NYC last Spring '13.  My fiancé & I stayed at the Paramount Hotel in the heart of NYC and it was AMAZING in decor & location but the best feature was the WONDERFUL Italian coffee shop right in the wing of the hotel, Corso.  The scent alone just lured you in at all times of day and I'm not even a coffee lover. Yes, surprise.  I do love a cappuccino well because it's mostly milk. Ha!  However, my fiancé as being Italian is ALL about some daily rounds of the strong stuff, Espresso.  No wonder it comes in only a 'shot glass' as it goes straight to the veins. Ha!  

So, when in NYC, definitely check out Corso, so worth a pop in to stand (as they have no chairs/benches) for a coffee + delicious pastry.  

Yes, don't forget the pastry. Good stuff.  Thumbs up!

Here's a bit more 'behind-the-scenes' of my layout....

For the 'coffee stains', I used a stencil and Liquitex Modeling Paste.  I mixed Gouache paint in Burnt Sienna with the modeling paste for the brown color.  I love the texture of modeling paste for a dimensional and different twist to my projects.  Always make sure to let your modeling paste dry completely before proceeding with the rest of your project.

Next, I added the perfect 'yes' and clock badge buttons from Everyday V2 Badge Buttons and the coffee mug badge button from Everyday V1 Badge Buttons.  Just the perfect accents to add to my 'coffee stains'.

How about that stamp?!  I used the 'time of the day' stamp from the Love Today Stamp Set.  I used it along the edge of my photo.  The Evalicious stamps are like a dream in crisp images of great quality when stamping.  I'm rather picky about my stamps, and they just rock!

Behind the photo I used the 'this is so daily' large tag from the So Daily collection.  

Did you know Evalicious also has stickers?! Yep, for the sweet ending to my layout, I used the 'yes' coffee mug sticker from Everyday Miscellany Stickers.

Hope I inspired you today!

Evalicious Product Used:
Large Tags | So Daily
The full supply list will be posted up later over on my blog.

Badge Buttons | Everyday V2 Badge Buttons ('yes', clock), Everyday V1 Badge Buttons (coffee mug)
Stickers | Everyday Miscellany Stickers ('yes')
Stamps | Love Today Stamp Set

xo | Wendy


kate blue said...

Wendy! LOVE LOVE LOVE-that modeling paste is awesome! Love all the graphic style!

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