Wednesday, 28 April 2010

First Altered Beermat

I have sat here since the end of the Easter holidays with a nice pile of circular beermats in front of me, waiting (and waiting, and waiting) to be altered.

Finally I got around to having a little play with one. I was relieved that the top layer of paper (the bit with the advertising on) peeled away neatly, leaving me with a blank canvas.

I have been drooling over all of Hels' beermats over at Ink on My Fingers, so it seemed only fitting that I would enter my first attempt into the Sunday Stamper's big special challenge to celebrate 100 weeks. The theme was FREE, under the song title of Free as a Bird (so I added a little bird to mine). Take a look as there is some SERIOUS candy to be won!!

This was nice and simple to do. I covered the base with Antique Linen DI, a bit of torn book page coloured with Worn Lipstick DI, a distressed paper flower and stamped elements all coloured with the same DIs plus a hint of Tea Dye DI too.

I loved making the masks for the various colours on the Cute Companion and completely love the tickets; they are one of Tim Holtz's stamps and come all joined together in a block but I very patiently cut them all down and went to work with the DIs!

The finishing touch was a gold eyelet and a strip of old-looking lacy stuff (from a bag of lace from the charity shop) which has allowed me to hang it on my notice board.

Will need to do more beermats now! (well I do have 29 left in my pile!!)

Take care and happy crafting
Charli xx


flutterbycrafter said...

Oooo, this is gorgeous, beautiful colours, love it.

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby Beermat...thanks for joiningin with the Sunday Stamper :O))

Hels Sheridan said...

Hey there...CONGRATS!!!! You have won the Sunday Stamper candy - please can you mail me so I can let you know how to claim your prizes :O)) Thanks again for joining in x

Debbie S said...

Congrats on winning the challenge. How fitting that you followed Hel's beer mat fascination. It's a lovely piece

Tracy Evans said...

Congratulations on your win over on the Sunday Stamper challenge. Great entry, love the beer mat. Tracy Evans x x