Artist Trading Coins, Distress oxide ink

Advent coins 16 17 18

This time I went for a theme to the set of coins I made.

I love this pointsetta stamp so decided to use it three ways!

Two with a splatter background, one using the green and red and one keeping to the reds. The final one is white on red with some shading added to the background.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils

Advent coins 13 14 15

Thankful that I had prepared blog posts in advance since the last few weeks have been pretty horrific. Unfortunately, through the teenagers attendance at school, the hubby and I also contracted Covid and we got pretty poorly. Grateful that neither of us had problems with our breathing, however both have felt pretty unwell. We are both on the road to recovery now but energy is low and so fortunate to have most of the blog posts prepped in advance.

Today another three coins to share with you from the advent coins I made for the swap.

This time there are a few new styles to share…

The first one is an ink smooshed background and an embossed reindeer and bold black numbers.

The next is using the pointsetta stamp but against a splattered background. I embossed it and then used distress oxide and a water brush to add colour.

The final one is using fresco finish paints and a stencil for the background. Then I added the white embossing.

See you in another few days with the next set of coins.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils

Advent coins 10 11 12

Hello. Another three coins to share with you from my advent series.

Again there are some here that are similar to ones I’ve already shared with you in previous posts.

10 is like day 3 and 11 is similar to day 5 although more of the pointsetta stamped image is showing.

Day 12 I used fresco finish paints to create the background along with some stencilling but I added some different stamped images to ones I’ve used in this series of coins.

See you in a few days for a few more.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy

Advent Coins 4 5 6

Three more of my advent coins to share with you today…

The green one is a duplicate of the one I made for day 1. And the blue one is similar to the one I made for day 3 although I changed the snowflake stamp and colour of the embossing.

Number 5 I took a different technique on. I used ink smooshing and some background stamping before adding the focal image of the pointsetta on either side of the coin. I like the bright white against the rustic red colour and the contrast of the embossed number in dark red.

Check back in a few more days to see the next set I created.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, White Christmas

Advent coins 1 2 3

This year I’ve joined in with another advent project. Last year we made Twinchies, and this year it is coins!

As we’ve now passed the 3rd of December I am sharing the first three coins I made.

I cut the coins from mountboard and then decorated them a couple at a time and split them up over the sets so you will see some familiar designs every time I post a set.

The green one I used fresco finish paints and stencils to create the background. Then I used some stamps and white embossing for the number and the stars. I also added some white details using a posca paint pen.

The trees coin I also used the fresco finish paint for the background. Then I used the fresco paint to stamp the tree image. I used a blue embossing powder for the number, and finished the coin off by sponging the paint around the edge.

Finally the snowflake coin I went to town with layers of fresco paints and stencils. I also did lots of doodling before adding the snowflakes and the number with white embossing folder.

Check back in a few days to see the next set of coins I made!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Honey Bee, Peace & Joy

UK Stampers Forum swap… Bee Happy Coins

Another day, another set of coins. This time my coins are for the UK stampers forum swap.

I decided to use the Peace and Joy stamps to create backgrounds and then the Honey Bee stamp for the focal element.

I started with a base of Fresco finish paints in Jade and then stamped and embossed the Happy stamp all over the background. I roughed it up a little to add additional embossing.

I then splattered Amethyst paint, and painted some scrap with the same colour before die cutting the honeycomb.

I also stamped another of the happy sentiments onto the amethyst card.

Then stamped and die cut the bee and glued all the layers together. Then I added a gem onto each of them.

I love how the embossing works in the background with the mix of the Matt and shiny finishes.

Hope the recipients like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Hot Picks, Indigo Blu

I got your number AT Coins

Today I’ve got some fun coins I made for my Artist Trading Coins swap group where the challenge I set for this month is “I got your number”.

I decided to create my AtCoins starting with a base of Fresco finish paints and stamping Paperartsy images. I added some torn papers adding more stamping and paint.

Then I took my Indigo Blu clock stamp and added those stamped pieces and the sentiment. I finished off with some die cut numbers and a gem for each coin.

I love the contrast to the coins with the complimentary colours.

So here are my “I got your number” coins. Hope the recipients like them too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alpaca Pals, Artist Trading Coins, Fancy Phrases, Washi tape

Tell a story stamped ATCoins

Today I have a swap I did in September where 4 coins had to be stamped.

I chose myself the theme of “Tell a story” using sentiments from an Alpaca Pals stamp set and the background using the Fancy Phrases stampin up set (that slipped into my basket on my last order!).

Each of the coins was stamped with versamark and then coloured with water colour pencils. I wanted each coin to have a different colour but kept the colouring quite simple and loose.

I then added the glittery washi tape and a scrap of dictionary paper before adding the stamped sentiments.

I added little gems to each coin to add sparkle.

And finished each off with a black edge to frame them.

Really happy with these coins. They aren’t challenging, but I think look quite beautiful!

Hoping the recipient likes them too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Artist Trading Coins, Fancy Phrases, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Washi tape

UK Stampers Forum swap… fancy phrases coins

Another day, another set of coins… this time for UK stampers forum swap…

I went with a bit of simple stamping using the beautiful flower stamp from Fancy Phrases.

I started with base painted with Cheesecake and Prawn fresco finish paints. Then stamped in sepia archival. I then added a little more paint using the cheesecake and guacamole to define some of the Flowers and leaves.

I also added some sparkle with the shimmer ink and splattering it all over them.

I decided to add a strip of washi tape and the sentiments which I’d stamped on prawn painted cardstock.

I also added some gems I found in the stash.

Love how delicate these are. They are sort of vintage with a pop of modern with the prawn and the glitter.

Happy crafting!

Catherine