Thursday, September 24

Play Time!

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I have had a bit of a play this morning with more Beer mats [coasters].

After making the mistake of calling Brushed Corduroy ... Dusty Concord ... on my last mat ... it only seemed right that my next spot of up-cycling was using Dusty Concord.

I am frequently asked which Beer mats I use ... to be honest ... it is any that I can lay my hands on ... but in this instance the said beer mat is in fact promoting Greene King IPA. Which for those of you outside the UK is a mucky brown English beer ... not my cup of tea ... but quite popular in these here parts!Beer5

I have also been asked whether I use Gesso to cover the mat ... I don't ... I just glue a bit of card on top ... then sand down the edges.

All of the background stamps and the butterfly are Wendy Vecchi. The Play ticket and beautiful frame are Idea-ology. The flowers are ISC stamped onto an old book page mounted on card. I am not sure where I got the card charm from ... if anyone knows ... perhaps you could say ... because I would quite like some more :0)

It's nice and sunny here ... what's the weather doing where you are?

This piece is my entry for The Theme Thursday challenge this week which is script/writing.

48 comments:

Helen said...

I'm going to have to start going into pubs - just to "borrow" the beer mats! Shame I don't have a man to send in for me, lol. It looks fab!

helen said...

p.s it's sunny here too, shame I'm stuck inside the office till 5 o'clock!

Wipso said...

Thats so pretty. Just love the colours. It's dull and overcast here in Shropshire today. A x

Dolly said...

Absolutely fab :)

crafty creations said...

Again a stunning coaster Linda - gorgeous colouring and that frame is to die for - it's dry but chilly here today

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love this, Linda -everything about it, the colour, the shape, the book page flowers ....! I think Jennie sells some book plates like that, by Tim Holtz. They really 'make' the piece,

L x

Effie said...

Love that shade of purple! I need some shoes that colour!

Carmen said...

Love that colour - purple's my favourite in case you hadn't guessed *g* This is stunning and possibly one of my favourites of your pieces. I actually thought from the first pic that it was another cuff in which case I was going to have a serious drool problem. As it is, we have a minor drool problem ;)

As for your comment - you can't seriously want a picture of me on my blog? I don't photo well. I'll do it... but if my blog becomes lonely and friendless because of it I'll lay the blame squarely with Julia Roberts!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous beer mat Linda a much nicer colour than the mucky brown xx

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love what you did with a "beer mat"! Too cool *smiles*

The weather here in Southern California - Orange County this morning (6:10am) is quite nice. However, in about 4 hours it will be QUITE warm. Yesterday it was close to 100 where I was. I want AUTUMN darn it! *smiles*

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

WOW!!! Absolutely fabulous Linda, love the whole thing and the colour is gorgeous ;) Had a little Google and found
http://www.daisychickcrafts.co.uk/48.html and http://www.daisychickcrafts.co.uk/48.html- you need to scroll down a bit here 'cos you'll come across a single card charm early on.
Anne xx

Cass said...

This is gorgeous Linda.Love the colours.As are all your recent crafty creations.Was great seeing you published again too.
Cass xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Sorry I was being a bit 'fick earlier, not unusual for me, I thought it was the book plate you were trying to track down. The cards charm is lovely, too,

L x

Elaine A said...

This is lovely Linda. Is the coaster that shape already or did you cut it?

Thanks
Elaine Allen

Yvonne said...

What a fantastic creation! I'm going to try that too.

Weather here (in British Columbia, Canada) is sunny 25c.

Hels said...

Tis so lovely hun, my fave colours :O)

Crafty Chris said...

thanks for stopping by earlier and leaving me a lovely comment, love the colours on this one very artistic. Christine x

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is great. I love what you did with the beer"mat". The purple is great also. And the Play is the best text I know.

craftytrog said...

Stunning! Really love that colour, must nip down the pub for some mats! Lol! xx

Andrea said...

just as stunning as ever Linda and a great colour, Denize would love that colour xx

Angelnorth said...

Greene King IPA "mucky"? :shock: Mind you, I haven't had a pint down your way for a few years now so maybe it's gone downhill ;o) Fab upcycled mat, love the clustering of the flowers and the butterfly at the bottom!

Femmy said...

what a fantastic coaster!! beautiful colors and embellishments!

Julia Dunnit said...

Is gorgeous, lovely colour n all. LOVE the ticket idea.

Kelly said...

gorgeous!

alcoholinky said...

scrumtious colour Linda. who knew green king IPA could look so gorgeous LOL!

Tinkertaylor said...

Perfect what more can I say

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Beautiful mat, in gorgeous colours, really lovely.
I like a drop of IPA myself, and I am in Linda's neck of the woods.

Moni said...

Ein zauberhaftes Schmuckstück!!

Lorraine said...

I used to collect beer mats when I was 17! had quite a collection all around my bedroom much to chagrin of my mum!!!Anyhow I agree they are great to use as you have proved on this marvellous arty piece..I also use them in my cuttlebug and for mini books

Shelly Hickox said...

Wow! How come I've never been to your blog??? This is a fantastic piece. I need to go find the Follow button now.... :-)

Sid said...

Lovely beermat !!

Hazel said...

These are brilliant - would never guess they started out as beer mats x

Jane said...

Thanks for your comment!
Love your beer mats!
:0)

Debbie Dolphin said...

beautiful Linda.I lurve dusty concord.I really must buy the ideaolgy frames.I always pick them up and look at them and stroke them.Maybe i will, and just keep reusing them for my blog.(Thats what i do with the foliage!!ssshhhh)
debbie xxx

Anne said...

Wow! Beautiful work!! =)

Greetings from Anne (Norway)

Samantha said...

please inform your crafty friends that it is not just John you employ to 'borrow' bear mats...it's also your daughter!

Love the colours...XX

Rach said...

wow!! this is stunning. hugs rachxx

Carmen said...

Blimming awful hair pics are in my sidebar... but they wont be there for long *shudder*

Heather said...

WOW! This is incredible! Amazing job!

Genevieve said...

Wow! Impressive tag. Looks great.

Jennie said...

Fab use of Dusty Concord..lol! like the up-cycling idea!
xx

Sära said...

Oh wow, it's beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

Very nicely crafted Linda!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Love what you've done with the beer mat...great artwork!

kotilaiska said...

Lovely idea, great colours

Rhonda said...

This is fabulous! How many women have you inspired to slip into the pubs to grab beer mats? I know I will be! Cheers from sunny North Vancouver on the west coast of Canada!

gina g said...

Wow this is just gorgeous i love the colour and the flowers and butterfly are beautiful. Thank you for the lovely comment you left me. luv gina xx

I've been looking through your blog and its amazing. xx

Debi said...

Absolutely stunning!! Love the colors!! Awesome job on it!

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