Friday, 25 May 2018

Always Be Yourself

I don't know if you have seen the Artist Trading Coins - Craftyhodges has an excellent you tube tutorial - I think she had the idea to create them first.
They are great fun and I loved creating this one! The only problem is I only have spellbinder die cut circles and they can only cut standard cardboard - bit flimsy I asked Woodform Crafts (PM Michelle who will be happy to help with any requests) to cut me some 2.5 inch MDF circles - much better I have both 2mm and 3mm MDF - both are fab !!

I have lots of small stamps and this really allows them to become the main focus of the project. 
The background is Nik Bantock inks (Chrome Yellow and Charteuse Leaf). I used the CL through a small Tim Holttz stencil, further interest added by stamping Music (Scroll Works Stamp) with Archival Sepia Ink. The Black foliage top and edges is a Bo Bunny stamp againg Sepia and Versamark Onyx Black ink.

The cute main Image stamped coloured with copics and fussy cut - it is a Tim Holtz mini image on a cube. A TH word sticker to add " always" as in the dress the words are "be yourself". Stabilo Black pencil and White gel pen for highlights / shadows.

Thank you for dropping by I would like to enter the following challenges
A Vintage Journey                              Words and Music
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra         Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge                      Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner                              Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge                Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments                              Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge    Use More Than 1 Stamp
Star In My Pocket                               No Squares Allowed
Through The Craft Room Door          Anything Goes
Penny's Paper -crafty Challenge         Anything Goes


linda said...

Wow what a clever talented lady you are, loved reading how you made them. MDF is something I'm keen to get into. Thanks for sharing x

craftysahmiam said...

Thanks for sharing your colorful, sweet artist trading coin with us at Through The Craft Room Door. This is something I've not seen before and a perfect craft for tiny stamps.

butterfly said...

I love that fabulous mathematical fairy girl and your musical background is lovely on the Coin. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Such a unique substrate, and beautiful musical design! Thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

Annie said...

A gorgeous colourful project and its lovely yo have you join in with us at A Vintage Journey for Alison's Words and Music Challenge. The fairy is one of my favourite TH stamps and the music background looks great with the flourish

Best Wishes
Annie CG x

debby4000 said...

Never heard of Artist Trading coins, what a great idea and yours is fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a stunning artist trading coin you have made. I'd not heard of them. Your artist trading coin fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

Julia Aston said...

What a fun creative idea - ATC Coins! I haven't seen these yet - yours is so fun in the bright yellow with your colorful image! Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx

A Pink said...

Fabulous! Carol. Love your little fairy girl sat amongst the music and set against such a cheery background. Love working on the round and mdf even better!

Anna-Karin said...

Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Oh Carol! This is truly an amazing ATC! I just love the colors and use of that famous image. Big hugs, Autumn