Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Dash of Fun by Alison (Craftytrog)

Hello Stampers! I have a colourful coaster to share with you today.


Before I share how I made this, let me show you what inspired it...


Yes, this gorgeous hairclip caught my eye in the local chemist the other day, it was only £1, so of course, I had to have it! Lol!

And, here's how I made my coaster...

Take the large tile from Tim Holtz's Clear Fragment Tiles, and cut a piece of white card slightly larger. 
Ink the card with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, using a Blending Tool, flick water on the background, blot, and dry with a heat gun. Use the Mowed Lawn ink to stamp one of Neil Walker's Mini Backgrounds. Don't use a block, as this enables you to stamp just bits of the background randomly. Use Crushed Olive Distress Ink to stamp the script from Calligraphic Mat 11.

Water down some Claudine Hellmuth Dash of Red Studio Paint, then use a silicone pastry brush to flick the paint onto the green background. Dry with a heat gun, then stamp the flourish from Swirls, Splats & Dots A5 around the edge, with Jet Black Archival Ink.

Make another green background on a scrap of white card, omitting the script & red paint splatters. Stamp the phrase 'Into each day', with the Archival Ink, cut out, & edge with the watery red paint. Dry, then glue onto the green background. 

Attach the large Fragment Tile over the top using a thin line of Glossy Accents around the very edge. Trim the card around the coaster, then attach some sticky back cork to the base. I got a large roll of cork from a well-known high street art & bookshop ;-)

I hope this inspires you as much as that pretty hairclip inspired me!

Thanks for looking,
Alison xxx

15 comments:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awesome work Alison, love your inky layers and the bold colours, great sentiment and super find in that hairclip...Melxx :)

Alles-Art said...

This looks beautiful!
Thanks a lot for your step-by-step explanation which means a lot to me as a newbie in this kind of art.

Paula Whittaker said...

I can see why you were inspired by that lovely hairclip. Great piece.

Elaine said...

Great coaster - love the depth of colour and great phrase!!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fun piece! And you managed to capture the look of the clip just perfectly, - what a great inspiration piece!

Artyjen said...

Wow! That is a stunning project....and so like the inspiration piece ;)
xoxo Sioux

whyducks said...

How beautiful!

Redanne said...

Hi Alison, what a fantastic make, love the gorgeous colours, will definitely have a go at one of these, love it!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

beautiful love the green and so useful
bibiana

isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours.

butterfly said...

Such fantastic, vivid colours, and there's such infectious life and enthusiasm bursting off the tile - I love it! Oh.. great hair clip too!
Alison x

Caroline said...

Love the hair clip, thought you had made it?!
Great colours, I really want to do a colourful piece with red so this is great inspiration. Love red flicked on green & black really makes it all pop. TFS :)

mark gould said...

love the rich green and use of stamps, the blood red drops really help make this pop too x

mark gould said...

love the rich green and use of stamps, the blood red drops really help make this pop too x

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Love these greens !!!
rich colors and nice quote !