What a fun project! I loved learning a new way to make textures and implement them in Photoshop.
I'm a freelance graphic designer and picked my 5 tools of the trade to be my computer (of course), coffee (always), my Leuchtturm 1917 notebook (essential!), iPhone with music playing, and a watercolor set (more representative of whatever physical crafty thing I may be working on).
Here is the sketch I choose to work from:
Here are the textures I made:
I really struggled with the coffee! I had a plate underneath it (see below) and just couldn't figure out how to shadow and add texture well! Eventually, I realized that I don't need a plate, lol. Once I got rid of it, I think it looks way more realistic.
Here is my final project and a couple closeups highlighting my favorite work!
I want to mess around with the background color. It still looks a little too flat, I think.