Thursday, 2 February 2012

His & Hers Drinks Coasters


I was in my local library a few days ago and I spotted some coasters advertising the local comedy festival. Naturally I helped myself to a few thinking that they may come in useful for a craft project some time. Then I saw that the latest Stampotique Designers Challenge theme is altered items ... so perfect timing! I thought it would be fun to make a pair of 'his & hers' coasters.

I inked up some thin white card with Distress Inks, using masks to provide some texture and interest to the backgrounds. Then added some water spatters, flicks of Chalk Mists and rings which were made using a couple of lids dipped into puddles of Distress Stains. I stamped Stampotique's Smile and Sheer in black ink, then glued the card to the coasters, trimming and sanding the edges slightly. The words were stamped using small alphabet stamps, cut out and glued on. Finally I gave them both several coats of acrylic spray varnish.

9 comments:

thekathrynwheel said...

What a fab idea! These are wonderful. Love the colours and your stencilled (?) background. Thanks for joining the challenge.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Awesome!! Not only is the idea fabulous, but the sentiments totally crack me up! I'm so glad you've joined us for The Stampotique Designer's Challenge!
Cheers,
Val :)

Willy said...

Fabulous coasters, great idea! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 47.

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Angela, I like your style with acquiring the beermats!! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique.

Sue said...

I love these Angela, a fab idea and lovely colours x

Basement Stamper said...

great coasters! love those sentiments with the images you chose. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Renee said...

The coasters are so cute! Great idea.

flutterbycrafter said...

What an awesome idea, made me laugh

Gez said...

So cute! Always great to see your take on the Stampotique challenges. Thanks for joining us again. Gez.