As I've mentioned before, I'm in a birthday card club and we decided that this year instead of sending traditional cards we'd send 4x4 pieces. Each person could then assemble their "cards" into a little book.....something that will be a lasting memento. So, whenever possible, I'm doing my challenges on coasters so I'll have a supply of cards to send out for the coming months.
First I scraped some aqua and purple metallic paint (one of my current favorite things to do) on the coaster. When dry, I used Wendy's houndstooth background stamp over top, in black archival ink. The smaller square on the coaster was inked with dusty concord and chipped sapphire, then overstamped (in sepia archival ink) with Wendy's number background stamp. The flower, from Wendy's It's More Flower Art set was colored with broken china and faded jeans, and highlighted with faded jeans distress stickles. The leaves are from Dimensional Rose Art, and were inked with peeled paint and crushed olive. You probably can't see it clearly, but I used the distressed lines background stamp, also from It's More Flower Art on the leaves (in olive archival ink).
For the circle part of the circle on a square, I used a large bottlecap that comes with those flowery scallops. The birthday sentiment is an old Stampin' Up stamp. Instead of using the ball chain as a hanger, which is what I probably would have ordinarily done, I used it an an embellishment for the bottlecap, glueing it in place with Glossy Accents. Then more GA was applied over the birthday greeting.
The ric rac speaks for itself, but I did add a few silver brads to repeat the metal in the bottlecap. I was going to end it there, but decided the piece needed one more touch of bright green, which you can see in the flourish, embossed with Zing's leaf embossing powder.
To change the topic, I totally missed my three year blogoversary back in March, so have been looking for some other blog related milestone to celebrate. Well, the next time I blog, it will be my 500th post! Don't know when that will be, or what I'll do, but some sort of giveaway will be involved. Stay tuned.