Wednesday, August 19

More Up-Cycling!

Beer 2a

I love that term ... Up-Cycling!

It sounds like a fitness regime! I feel thinner already!

This is another beer mat [aka a coaster] ... same shape as last time ... I have quite a large selection of shapes but I am liking this one at the moment so I thought I would stick with it!

The whole piece is coloured using distress inks and Beer 2 the entire lovely selection of stamps are by Wendy Vecchi. I have added sparkle with spiced marmalade distress stickles. Sir T!m has put in an appearance too by way of the Idea-ology tag and of course the lovely grunge paper.

I got lots of comments and emails about the ickle dragonfly beads ... they are Blue Moon but other than that I cannot tell you where or when I bought them ... they just fell into my basket during a stamping show!

My craft room looks like a bomb site after making this piece ... well not just this piece to be honest ... I had a few disasters on this leg of my journey ... Chapter three of my CD book was going great guns until I got carried away with my white pen ... and another two beer mats did n't pass quality control!

Have a fab day whatever you are doing!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done here its really striking... And you should see my craft room

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done here its really striking... And you should see my craft room

Hels said...

You wait til tomorrow hun, then your craft room will be an even bigger mess :O)) LOL Loving this piece, the stickles look fab and those stamps are divine! Hugs xx

Juls said...

just stunning! Love how you have created the flowers!

Angie said...

Love this colour scheme and of course those stamps ..... hurry up xmas lol
Be brave ...we want to see an untidy desk ... it makes us untidy scrappers feel better. lol

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh them beer mats are LOVELY. And don't you dare tidy up first - just WOYWW - you can do it!! Ooh, I find myself excited at the prospect! Sorry to shout!

* Shaz * said...

Wow Linda this is just stunning love the way you are up-cycling xx

Dan said...

Am loving the colours on this!

wendy vecchi said...

AMAZING..simply...
AMAZING!
wendy

Paula said...

wonderful work!

Jennie said...

like this one:)
Jennie

Ang C said...

Love the colours you have used for this

Andrea said...

adorable and I love seeing the mats Linda, have to wait now for the next instalment x

Naomi (Sugar Brown) said...

Great piece. Loving the colours and the glimmer.

Anne said...

Lovely. What are you going to do with them? Do they hang?

I hope you join in with WOYWW - don't worry about a messy desk, most of my Wednesday contributions are pictures of the tip I laughingly call my desk!

scrapcraft said...

this is awesome. what is a beer mat?

Darcy said...

The beer mat is great, it looks like a little shield...oo you could do a coat of arms for your family!

Cass said...

Gorgeous Linda.Colours are lovely and your flowers are fab.
Cass xxx

elliemook said...

Wow, this is so fab. Love the flowers

Kim in Cincy, OH said...

I've not seen such interestingly shaped beer mats here in the US--hmmmm.... maybe I need to start planning a trip to the UK so I can collect some!!! Love everything you've done here--think I need to play this weekend!!!

Hels said...

I had to come back and say something else....everyone must be told this....this piece of artwork...along with all the others on this amaaaaazing blog is even more gorgeouser and stunninger in the flesh....the pics are grand...but the depth of the pieces, the colours, the amount of work and layering and detail...well, it is mindblowing....so there!!!!! Hugs hun xxx You is inspiring! xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabby artwork Linda ;) I'm loving all the colours you're using lately and Wendy's stamps are fab.
Anne x

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