Saturday, 27 July 2013

Coast along a creative path

     Hello again!

         I bought these coasters from Eclectic Paperie after I won the top prize there. They had been sitting waiting to be used and one day I decided to make a hanging with them...I had picked up a bargain set of papers from the Range for about £2 and they are stunning! - Had to use them so the coasters got a chance to appear!

      I covered three coasters with the papers. It was hard to chose which ones as they were all so lovely. I decided to use some die cuts - swirls and flowers - including one gorgeous one sent to me by by wonderful blogging friend Jenny (Buttons) who kindly sent me a gorgeous card she made which was filled with die cut goodies...

       The flowers were all covered with Weathered Wood and Antique Linen DS and while the die cuts were still wet I applied a smudge of Vintage Photo DP and Antique Linen DP to the center of the flowers and let the colours merge with a spritz of water - The combination of blue and neutrals is so gorgeous.

 I covered two swirls with Weathered Wood DP - I love the chalky finish of this paint.

The lattice die cut was covered with Antique Linen DP. The wings are covered with Frayed Burlap DI and the rose was swirled in Antique Linen DS then spritzed with water to blend the colour more.

Cream crochet lace is one of my latest favourites in my craft embellishment collection - I have one drawer crammed with them and I keep buying more...I can't help it!!!

     I made some holes in the coasters and cut some lengths of rusty wire and made some loops with pliers. A length of rusty wire was added to the top to hang it up...

    And here is my hanging....Hope you like it!


  1. Hi Laura, this is so very YOU, I love those background papers......the swirls, wings and flowers are just beautiful, as is the lace. A really beautiful make. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Beautiful hanging here Laura. You always work magic with these colours and I love the way you have used the different types of Distress in the same colours to vary the intensity/translucency. Glad the die cut came in useful. It has combined well with so many other beautiful elements. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Beautiful hanging Laura, I do love this colour combination. I've with you on the cream lace thing, I love it can't get enough ! Sue C x

  4. Gorgeous hanging, love the colour combination and details especially the lace.

  5. Lovely hanging Laura, beautiful designs on each coaster with wonderful die-cuts and colours. Love this.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  6. These are lovely Laura. What a super prize and what you have done with it is great.
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  7. I love what you have done with these
    Rosie x

  8. one of my favorite color combinations. This is exquisite.


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