Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Altered coaster

Hi Everyone

At last I have found a bit of time to make some bits just because I wanted to. A week or so ago, my daughter-in-law bought some coasters - look only 5p each at Wilkinsons. 


So I had to have a go at altering one - a nice small piece of art. I had great fun by glueing a piece of basic grey DP on it first and a wrinkled piece of dress pattern tissue paper (that started my thoughts veering towards some fabulous cotton reel labels that I had scanned and printed off). 

Then layering over that my ever favourite PPs with masks - no inks or sprays - just pure velvety colour from my little pots of pastel.


I decided I didn't need anything else and for some reason chose 3 of the cotton reel labels and started to play around with them. For some reason the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show came into mind - a song title. 

Ha - 3 reels, one - two - three or should I write 1 - 2 - 3 a song by Len Barry back in the hmmm, 
dare I say it ----------- 1960's - there I did. 

And lo and behold this design was born.


1 bird, 2 string flowers and 3 flying cotton reel butterflies. 

Journal style with added 3 buttons and drawing in the stems, leaves and message.

What do you think?

For me? - Great, I loved playing and doing something different.



Well I hope you are having a good week and are able to have a play with some craft materials.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Make My Monday - Flowers and leaves
BasisGrey - Favourite things
So Artful Challenges - Colours and image given

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39 comments:

Gvendalen said...

Very nicely. My son always is dissatisfied, if I use coasters -he is collects them. Therefore I not ))

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are stunning now you have altered them, the colours are super, hope all is well with you, Love Hazel xox

Maggie said...

Great altered coaster and take on the song title

Maggie H

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun these are just brilliant love how you have altered these hun,super work hugs cherylxxxxx

Gina said...

*off to Wilkos for cheap coaster*
Wonderfully creative piece Brenda, and brilliant idea for small canvas':D XXX

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great altered coaster Brenda, love the butterflies. Great idea, think I need a shopping spree. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Wow, what a transformation, they are gorgeous, love the cotton reel/butterflies.
Yvonne x

Dolly Daydreams said...

stunning transformation Brenda, you are such a creative lady.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic idea, your altered coaster looks wonderful... and now I've the song in my head.

Sue C said...

Beautifully transformed pieces of art Brenda. I'm now eyeing up the coasters on our coffee table....wonder if they;ll be misssed ! Sue C x

Dots Dabbles said...

Just beautiful! Love everything about it Brenda...and you had fun doing it which is the ultimate thing.
Dot x

Ellie said...

LOVE it, will have to see whether I can get hold of some coasters...

Gillian .... said...

Hi Brenda, I so can empathise about having some "me" time to get inky, fab way to alter these coasters. xx

Rebekah said...

Wow Brenda so much better than the original!! I love what you have done! Hugs Rebekah xx

Sarah said...

Brenda these are just amazing makeovers your inking colours and detail is beautiful..
Hugs
Sarah x

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

wowie his is really beautiful, lot's of work!

Fliss said...

What a fabulous idea Brenda and the end result is just stunning. Love those clever string flowers.
Thanks for joining in over at MMM, it's fabulous to see you there.
Hope you're having a good week too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful altered coaster! Love the butterflies, flowers and the colours are so yummy!!! xx

Netty said...

Beautiful transformation, x

Joan said...

These are gorgeous Brenda, love the cotton reels

Cazro said...

Stunning piece of art. Must remember next time I am near one to pop into Wilko's. I especially love your twine flowers. Thanks so much for your support at MMM. Caz

Yvonne Garner said...

These are fabulous, Brenda! I can tell you really had fun making them. Beautifully designed. Best, Yvonne

inkypinkycraft said...

This is stunning, love the butterflies and the colours are beautiful!!!fantastic , I think I need some coasters and your magic touch!!! Fab hugs trace x

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow Brenda - who would have thought they were the same coasters ..so pretty now!
Lisa x

Irene said...

Just brilliant Brenda, love the butterflies, you never cease to amaze me with the wonderful creations you come up with.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Irene xx

Candy C said...

Hi Brenda. I think your just "playing around" turned out something fantastic! I love your background. The muted colors and the soft masking look really cool. Then you added those wonderful butterflies with the cotton labels and buttons. They are really cool. I love the string flowers and the bird perched on one as well. Great sentiment, too! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

Love how you did those butterflies.... very cool!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

I have altered a few coasters in my time but never as cheap as 5pence lol:) Your altered coaster is just stunning...worth every penny lol:) Thank you for entering the Make My Monday challenge:) x

lainey said...

oh I love what you have done here, looks just fab!! lainey x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Wow! This is beautiful, I like them much better after you went to work on them, just so pretty and the sentiment is beautiful
Lindsay xx

coldwaters2 said...

AWESOME this is fantastic work Brenda what an inspiration you are to change those coasters into something as beautiful as you have, tremendous creativity,
Hugs
Lorraine x

Mynnette said...

How beautiful! LOVE the hand drawn leaves, stems and sentiment!!! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

Terry said...

How fun, Brenda Fabulous alterations on the coasters and I am sure you enjoyed every moment! I really have to pick up some of PP, but am trying to figure out which colors! Sure love what you do with the PP! Have a great day, evening! Hugs!

Lynn Stevens said...

Such FUN and FABULOUS coasters!! Love the spool bodies on the butterflies and the jute flowers, Very creative!
hugs Lynn

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous colour backgrounds...fabulous!!

yours truly said...

Super! Love the flowers, have to try that!

~ Ü ~ hilda

Val said...

How fabulous. I am always amaxed at the work you do Brenda. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM.
Hugs
Valxxx

Suzi B said...

What do I think?....I ladore it :)
I especially like the string flowers and the butterflies oh and the colours in other words every thing lol
suzi b x

Julie said...

Fabulous make-overs! Thanks for sharing them with us at Basic Grey Challenges, Juliexx