Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Heart coaster

Hello and welcome to my blog.

As a follow up to my last challenge post, I thought you may like to see some other variations of the mug coasters that I have made with the Artcuts 15cm. hearts. They are great to stamp onto.

So below are some variations I have made for family members, who, having seen mine, requested that I make them one too.

The first one uses the huge butterfly in the same set I used for the challenge (Patchwork Butterfly).
You can personalize them too. (Hobby Art alphabet stamps)


I did various owl versions with a Stampendous stamp called Pen Pattern Owl,  as seen below.

The final one was for my daughter's birthday. I like this image, it is an Indigo Blu stamp and is great  for teenagers and young women.
The words are from a Tim Holtz  Idea-ology book called Small talk. The words just pop out of the book and are great for sticking onto different projects.

The Impression Obsession cover a card stamps are great to use too, as you can stamp over the entire heart in one go.

This is such an easy project and makes a lovely gift. The recipient may even decide to hang it up as a decoration , if they can't bear to put their cup on it!

Hope you have a go at this simple project.
Bye for now and thanks for your visit, it's much appreciated.


Monday, 10 October 2016

Chocolate Baroque Challenge 27

Hello and welcome to my blog.

I have been making a gift recently and decided to do it  in  the latest Chocolate Baroque challenge colours.

What gorgeous colours they are too.. Love them as they are very much in my comfort zone.

                                   Current Challenge

I have  used an Artcuts 15cm. heart to make a coffee coaster and these stamps work really well on these large hearts.

 I have had the butterfly set for a long time and still love it, as it has been so useful.
A heart this size may seem a little excessive for a mug coaster, but I find it works really well. When I'm not quite awake in the morning , it is quite difficult to miss, when putting my mug down!

I have used one of the borders from the Exquisite Edges set , which I masked to get the double layer. It has been stamped directly onto the wood  with VersaMagic and coloured with a lighter inkpad.
The butterfly, from the Patchwork Butterfly set, has been stamped onto Chiyogami paper, cut out and stuck on.

I've then  put  a layer of matt sealer  over it, to protect the design.

I have done several versions of these, using different stamps, although the recipients have often hung them on the wall, rather than put their mugs on them, which is lovely.

Hope you have enjoyed my project and thank you for visiting.
                                                                Bye for now