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

5 comments:

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 hels.sheridan@virginmedia.com 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