Today I have a third project made from one play with distress oxides…
Whilst I made the coins and tag I shared the other day I also did a wipe up piece on glossy photo paper.
Once I buffed it I stamped in archival the Mediterranean Moments stamp and then went in with some distress oxides and a fine paint brush to add some definition to the image. This allowed me to add some shading and some green to the greenery.
I then cut down the panel and edged it roughly with the same sepia archival and adhered it to a thicker piece of cardstock to make a postcard.
Love this atmospheric inage and colouring.
Whilst I was making the coins I shared with you yesterday I also made a tag using all the same techniques, inks and stamps.
Absolutely love those gilding flakes and the gorgeous sari ribbon.
I made this for the UK Stampers Forum swap this month so hope the recipient likes it as much as me!
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 CHNC design team project to share with you… This time Hazel challenged us to use the sentiment as the focal point… so I went for a clean and simple card.
I used a square acrylic block and the distress oxide to create a simple water colour background for the large sentiment stamp. I also added a few snowflakes to finish off the card.
It’s difficult to see but I went over the script writing with Wink of Stella too to give it some shimmer.
I did a fun background wiping up oxides onto glossy cardstock which creates a dramatic background.
I then chose a stamp from Creative Stamping magazine to create the feature but didn’t want to stamp it too bold as wanted it to keep with the ethereal background.
Then I stamped the sentiment on either side of the panel which I mounted on grey cardstock and then added the enamel accents dots around the card to finish off.
When I made the coins I shared last weekend I still had some of the background left… So I made a panel for a card for the swap recipient.
I used the same technique, but without additional stamping in the background and then used another stamp from the set for the sentiment.
Love this! So cute!
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!