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Monday, 4 August 2014

GDT at Craft My Life: All Crafts Challenge

Yes it is me back again, LOL...promise this is my last post of the day...

I was fortunate to win the April/May challenge at Craft My Life:All Crafts Challenge, and was very happy when Elaine, contacted me and asked me to be a GDT for August and September..so here is my 1st Project...this is a NO CARDS challenge.

Coasters 
I started off by Covering both sides with Modge Podge, when this dried, I painted the back of the coasters with a Decoart Cinnamon Brown, acrylic paint, so that it looked like Cork again. I then adhered the papers with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue, I then went round the edges of the coasters with Cocoa Dew Drop Ink Pad.  Once everything was dry, I applied a coat of Decoart Dura Clear Varnish to both sides.

I bought these Cork Coasters a while back, and thought this was the perfect time to use them.  I also bought, some of the Madame Payraud papers, from Mc Oyster Paper Crafts, and found that I did not want to cut them up and cover them up, LOL...Now they take pride of place on my Coffee Table.  I hope you like them.

I would like to enter these coasters into the following challenges:-

Altered Eclectics - August - Anything Goes (Altered Art, only)
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes - Using Patterned Paper
Mema's Crafts - August - Anything Goes
PunkyouGirl - Anything Goes (Dark, Gothic,Steampunk)
Simply Create Too - CH#67 Old/Vintage
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD 29 July - 4 August - Anything Goes

Thank you for bearing with me today, I truly appreciate your support and comments on my blog..xxxx

31 comments:

Debs said...

WOW Avril Ann - love these coasters - fabulous idea.
Debs xx

Cumbrianlass said...

You have been a busy bee to day Avril, so many delightful creations, your cards are gorgeous, and these drink Mats are fantastic.
Janet xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Me again :) These are fabulous and loving the papers. Gorgeous idea! You sure have been a very busy bee today.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anne Fenton said...

Your coasters are lovely, thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Jen said...

My you have been a busy bee today Avril, gorgeous coasters loving the ospreys. Hugs xx

Sandie Gough said...

These are fabulous x
Sandie x

Gwyneth said...

Nice to see a project that's functional as well as allowing you to keep, while still using, papers you love.

Kate M said...

What a great idea - these are fabulous - super project!
xx

Pia S said...

This is decorative and practical at the same time! You're right to keep these for yourself, but it's a great concept for a personal gift as well.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Evening Avril stunning project hun love them hugs xxx so glad i got Elaine s post up and running this am - HTML a foreign language lol - many congrats on your GDT post xxx

Kathryn said...

Ohh what a busy bee lol x these look fabby such a great idea I should have a go as I've a drawer full :) xxx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great coasters & gorgeous papers! How wonderful that you can admire themon your coffee table now!
Big Hugs
Dawn xxx

downrightcrafty said...

wow these are gorgeous must find those freebie coasters and have a play
hugs Kate xx

Laine said...

Fabulous coaster Avril. Love the papers.
Laine
xx

Kay Mowat said...

Awesome project thanks for joining in at Punk You Girl

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Avril these are brilliant loving the papers that you used to cover the coasters, fantastic techniques.
hugs
lorraine x

mags said...

Fab coasters Avril. Love them.
Mags
x

Andree said...

These coasters are wonderful Sis and a fabulous idea. I love those Madame Peyraud papers too.
Big hugs and love xx

Papercrafting Princess said...

Pretty! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess - DT Member

K8 said...

Ohh hun congrats to GDT and they are lovely!! I should maybe try that my self....and hun, sure It´s me and you....guess how fun we should have!! Hugs Kate xx

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning coasters. Love the vintage feel.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

May said...

Gorgeous coasters, Love the papers you have used.. very vintage... Love them... Hugs May x x

Edwina said...

Ann, These are so pretty! Are they usable or just a decoration. I have never made coasters. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Fantastic Coasters Px

SAMARA said...

Avril these are so impressive! I know it takes time to create these and you have done a gorgeous job. I love the images you used and the set together is gorgeous. Thanks for coming to PYG and best of luck. Hugz, Samara x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Fabulous work. TFS over at Altered Eclectics this month - hope to see you again in future challenges. Hugz Ellapu x

Steph said...

These are fabulous, thanks for sharing with us at Punk You Girl Challenges this month.

maureenjscott said...

Gorgeous Avril! love the coasters! Thanks for sharing at PunkyouGirl! mo x

Teresa said...

Great project Avril - hope that you will enjoy playing along with us each month!! thanks for sharing at PYG - good luck x

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful coasters. Thanks for joining Mema's Crafts challenge.

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x