Today I have 4 coins I have made for a swap where the theme is Halloween.
I started with distress oxides and the coins cut from mountboard. I chose all Halloween colours for the coins and created a smooshed background making sure to dry between each layer so the layers stayed the right colour and didn’t turn to mud!
Then I went to town stamping with all my Halloween stamps, both magazine freebies and my Tim Holtz ones.
I made sure to edge the coins, using th mowed lawn green colour and then coloured some cardstock with the same colour to stamp the focal images on.
I cut out the images and then added them to the coins with foam tape for dimension.
Love how they turned out.
I am late again with my coins for the coin swap group I run over on Facebook this month. But better late than never. This month the theme is “this season” and I decided to go with an autumnal feel for my coins.
I started with a smooshed distress oxide background on the coins I had cut from mountboard.
Next, using the same colour inks, I add stamping of lots of different leaves around the edge.
Then I wanted to add some gilding flakes and so dug out the flitterglu and stamped another sprig stamp onto each coin and then added the gilding flakes.
I LOVE these gilding elements!
I finished the coins with an inked edge and a stamped sentiment.
So these are my coins for the swap.
Another swap I made last weekend… And this time it was a set of Artist Trading Coins with the theme of animals.
I actually made a bit of a boo boo making this as I actually made three to start with then realised that I should have made four. So had to make another one.
So I started with the background that I made the journey coins from and cut out the coins.
I then added more colour using twisted citron and faded jeans to give them more of a vintage look.
Once they were dry I then added the stamped cats that were outline stamps but wanted to colour them in using a black pen. I then went back over the outline with a black posca paint pen.
I also added more stamping in the background using the tiny stamps that came in the same set as the cats (Making Cards magazine set).
I also framed the coin with the posca pen and some dots.
This last one was the extra one I had to make when I realised that I hadn’t read the requirements of the swap correctly… So glad that there was enough of the background left!
Love these cat coins!
Today I have a swap to share with you. After struggling with my mojo for a while I managed a few hours crafting this past Saturday and although it took a while to get into it I was pleased to have some swaps I had to make to force me to continue rather than just give up. And in the end I was happy with my makes.
So the first was a set of inchies with the theme “Eye eye”.
I chose to go for distress oxide backgrounds and then these fun make a monster stamps. I kept to the same set of eyes on each row but on a different monster body.
I highlighted the eyes with white and black paint pens. Then I gave each inchie a coat of clear embossing powder to give them some shine.
I love how these turned out. I stuck them to a card for the recipient.
Time to kick off the challenge for the swap group I organise where the challenge this month is “journey”.
I also teamed it with the Birgit Koopsen gel printing challenge on Instagram.
As prompt for yesterday was colours of our flag and so I created a background using candied apple and faded jeans distress oxides and the small square gel press onto mountboard.
I added stamping in the background using some travel themed stamps.
Then die cut the circles and edged them with the faded jeans distress ink.
I then stamped and fussy cut and coloured the focal images.
I also added wink of Stella and some glossy accents to some parts of the campervan.
I love how these came out.
Now to see how others interpret the prompt.
Today I have a swap to share with you which I made for the theme of shades of blue.
I decided to create some butterfly coins using the fab Watercolor wings stamp set.
I used lots of different colour inks all with a blue theme!
I finished off with the blue embossing for the sentiment!