Friday, 23 November 2018

More Artist Trading Coins .......

Happy Friday .......

Well that was a busy week!  I don't know about you but I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend.

It's been nothing but Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas this week.  Cards, baubles, late night shopping.  We had the Christmas lights switch on in town last night, more shopping, and even more Christmas cards.  I even posted my first one, and ........ wait for this ....... I BOUGHT a Christmas card this week !  Oh yes I did!!!!!  Have you seen the price of them these days ..... I only bought the one, it's very nice but, it cost me a small fortune!!  Let's hope I don't need to buy any more!!

Anyway enough of all that ....... I'm playing along with a Blog Challenge today.  This month's challenge from County View Crafts is all about Artist Trading Coins ....... one of my new addictions!

I've recently joined an ATC/Coins Facebook Swap Group, put together by Kylie, the brains behind Happy Little Stampers and also Kylie is Addicted to Stamps fame.  If you enjoy creating these little works of art then why not join us ..... it's great fun.

Here's a set of three I've made for the Christmas Swap .......

Don't you just love snowmen!
This little guy has been with me for a while, and he's still a favourite .....

My coins are made from MDF, and I've given each one a coat of white Gesso then used various inks or paints to add the colour.   The actual  stamping has been done using Black Versafine ink which has then been heat embossed in clear.

The words on this one were hand written and I finished it off with some dots of White Liquid Enamel and a touch of glitter.

Another of my favourite snowmen ....... the new Bundled Up from Penny Black

Stamped directly onto the MDF coin using a Black Archival Ink ..... and then highlighted with glitters and a gold shimmer pen

And finally ..... a flurry of snowmen from Newton's Nook (I think it's called Frozen Fellowship)

These little guys were stamped onto white cardstock, coloured with ZIG markers and then fussy cut and glued onto the MDF coin.
A stamped sentiment and a few drops of the Liquid Enamel add the finishing touches ...... brrrrrr!

I will warn you, making ATC's or coins can be very addictive, they're so cute!!! Now I just need to swap them.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. The ATC coins look great but it's something I haven't tried - yet. I do like that snowman, I've seen him on your tags, so cute.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  2. This trio of ATCoins is just as lovely as the first, I too love that Penny Black stamp, another one joining my very long wish list...

  3. These ATCoins with snowmen are so cute!!! Also beautifully stamped and painted!!! They should be perfect as tree ornaments!!! I love them!!! Thank you for joining the November challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  4. Even more loveliness these are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at Country view Crafts, hugs Debsxx


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