Sunday, 29 March 2015

Anything but a Card

Hi everyone

This is my submission for this months Clarity Stamp Blog Challenge 25 which is called 'Anything but a Card' 

I decided to do a set of coasters and started off by giving them a base coat using DIY match pots, I like the fact that you can buy a good selection of colours for not many pennies. I coloured two using B & Q's 'Water' and two using Crown's 'Lavender Cupcake' which was applied using Cut n Dry. Next I used the new funky stencil NDSC10 with the opposite colour to give a two tone effect. The backs of each have been painted with gold

Once dry I stamped each coaster with the NDC Rose using a combination of Versafine Onyx Black and Archival Cobalt and painted them using B & Q 'Fuschia' and Crowns 'So Sweet' and 'Lavender Cupcake'. 

Finally because I thought they looked a little bit bland I gave them a dotty background using Distress Ink 'Broken China' through some sequin waste (punchinella).

I hope you like them and any comments/feedback would be much appreciated. 

Good luck in the challenge everyone. 

You've got to be in it to win it.