Monday, May 23, 2011

Fabulous Coasters!

I love browsing the Scrapperlicious blog!  Irene Tan is so talented!  I saw this project and got so inspired!  I thought it would be perfect for the current challenge over at Digi Design House, which is Anything But A Card!  So I set out to make my version of the project!  You've heard me talk about The Creative Zone before, and I can tell you, I was there!  This project was so much fun to make!  I used a lot of products and a lot of techniques.  And I think the end result is AWESOME!  This is what you get if you come to my house to craft with me.  I made this for my dear friend Karlene who flew all the way up to the Yukon to spend a few days crafting, giggling, hiking, and getting-no-sleep-ing (seriously, I can make up words if I want to!) with me!  As this post is going live, Karlene and I are in my creative space having a grand time!

So, here's what I did.  I printed off images from Beautiful Butterflies, Portfolio Collection, and Sunflower - all by DDH - in various sizes and coloured them with my Copic Markers (I apologize, I did not write down the numbers while I did it).  Then I cut every image out. 

After the images were coloured, I started off with the letters.  These are letters from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard package called Nature.  For the blue letters, I sprayed them heavily with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Caribbean.  For the apricot letters, I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Chalk Mist - Apricot.  I left these to dry while I put everything else together.  When they were finished drying, I inked up the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

Using Tombow Adhesive, I glued my patterned paper (by TAC) onto each coaster (I was doing both projects at once, so I covered a total of 6 coasters.  I then sanded the edges and inked them up with Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  At this point I put all the hardware together.  I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jump Rings to attach the coasters together, and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Link Chain for the hanger.      

Now it was time to add the fun details!  I used some old packaging from a Tim Holtz product, ran it through my Cuttlebug first with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die and then with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Cracked Texture Fade.  I coloured on the back with a Copic Marker to give it some colour.

I took apart an old bulletin board and punched a flower out of the cork with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die.  Using a hat pin from the SU Pretties Kit, I put some misc. beads on it.  Then I layered the images around it.

I took some paper flowers, coloured them with Copic Markers, and then layered them.  The framed piece here is neat.  It's just some pattered paper on the bottom, some printed transparency in the middle, and a piece of SU Styled Silver Hardware.  I thought it was too silver, so I coloured around the edge of the frame with a Copic Marker.  After all of that was completed, I went over the letters with some Ranger Glossy Accents to give shine and dimension.  Then I put 1/2 pearls and rhinestones all over the project.

I loved it so much that I made one for me too!

On this one I added some blanket stitching on the side with a fun fibre from EK Success.

Here are some closeups:

Other challenges I'm entering this project in:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe:  Flower, Ribbon, Bling
Crafty Catz Weekly - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Anything But a Card
CCEE Stampers - Flowers
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Altered Art Challenge
Paper Romance Challenge - Anything But a Card
Creative Belli - Anything Starting With S (I have a sunflower on there!)
Flutter By Wednesday's - Open Challenge (with optional sketch)
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Shine

Stamps:  Beautiful Butterflies, Portfolio Collection, and Sunflower - all by DDH
Paper:  TAC DP
Ink:  Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo
Accessories:  SU Basic Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Jump Rings, Link Chain, packaging, Grungeboard-Nature, 7 Gypsies Printed Acetate, SU Hardware Styled Silver, SU Pretties Kit, Chipboard Coasters
Tools:  Copic Markers, Crop-a-dile, Tim Holtz Sizzix - Tattered Florals Die, Cracked Texture Fade, SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercer


Monica Hunter said...

Wowzers - what a GORGEOUS project!!

Carla said...

Oh I love Irenes work as well, this is totally can tell that it was time consuming and it turned out beautiful!

Janette said...

Beautiful creation, so stunning, thanks for sharing this with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Suzie said...

Stunning, love all the detail. thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

Debra Miller said...

Stunning Hannah!

Audrey said...

WOw! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.


Hi Hannah
A stunning creation,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

pinky said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at C4E this week.

Christine said...

Uh-MAZING! Absolutely gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Oh wow! Your project is amazing!

Sandra P said...

Lovely Project!

Thanks for joining PR this week!

Sandra P

Jennifer Dunn said...

Wow, what an amazing project!The color is glorious! With the butterflies it makes me want to take flight.

Anna said...

Wonderful coloring! Your butteflies are stunning! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.

Rica said...

What an amazing project, so many wonderful, stunning details - I could spend for ever looking at it!!!
I started a project similar to this a while ago - then got stuck - I think you might have inspired me to try and finish it!!

So glad you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Saskia said...

Wow! Gorgeous work, you're so creative! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Colette said...

Stunning, the details are just so beautiful. Thanks for joining the Polkadoodles challenge. Good luck!
Colette xx

deesdesigns said...

You continue to amaze me - I LOVE this!!! I can tell this is a labor of love!

michele said...

Stunning Hannah! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

mudmaven said...

This is absolutely incredible!! I love everything about it and thanks so much for introducing me to Digi Design House!! ~chris

Dawn said...

Hi Hannah, Your projects are both stunning! So many perfect details and I love the bit of flavour from Mr. Holtz. So glad you shared them with us at Crafty Catz, Hugs, Dawn

Kristie said...

Your coaster project is awesome!! Each coaster is just a wonderful work of art! I would love to hang something like this in my craftroom. Thanks so much for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

Cor* said...

HOLY HECK this is fantastic! WOWZERS! Gorjuss......absolutely gorjuss Hannah! Seriously, this is a work of art X2 !! Beautiful letters, butterflies and little extras! WooHHHO!!! Where did you get the chipboard coasters!?!!: I need some now! lol

Mindy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous project. Thank you so much for sharing such lovely eyecandy !!

E.T said...

gorgeous! I love butterflies so this for me is heavenly!

Vintage Milly said...

Wow, these are amazing, I absolutely love them, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Polkadoodles this week, hugz,

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Gorgeous project. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Lindyloo said...

Hi Hanna,
I just found your blog and must say this Fabulous Coasters hanging is just gorgeous. I love the texture and layers of each coaster and the colours are so vibrant. I have pinned this on my Pinterest boards now as I would love to do something as beautiful one day soon and I think others would love to see it too.
All the best Linda

Billie Dee said...

That is absolutely fantastic! It most certainly caught my eye on PINTEREST! Good job! Now I want to make one and ... all the directions are right here!

runzalot81 said...

Saw this project on Pinterest and totally fell in love with it! I was inspired by it and gave you a a shout out on my blog Thanks!


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