Monday, 22 April 2019

What a lovely long weekend .........

Happy Easter Monday ......

I hope you're enjoying the Easter break ..... its been lovely here.  The sun has been shining all weekend and we've had a fabulous relaxing few days, sat in the garden most of the time.  I've even managed some time in the craft room. 
I was supposed to be tidying up in there, ready to start on new projects this week but I got a little sidetracked.  It was also a little too warm in there so I didn't stay that long ...... making the most of the sunshine has been top of the list this weekend. 

I did stay in there long enough to join in with this months Happy Little Stampers ATC challenge though

Whilst I was 'tidying' I came across some unfinished MDF Artist Trading Coins.  I haven't made any in a while so I thought it would be fun to use April's challenge theme ........ Pretty Papers (something else I haven't used in a while!) and play along

A set of three, decorated in a beautiful vintage paper, which I think was from IndigoBlu many moons ago.

I simply glued the paper onto the coins, and used an emery board to trim off the excess

I added word stickers to each one .....

And finished off with a dot of Liquid Pearl

I also painted around the edge of each one using a gold paint so they do actually look like coins

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your Easter break.
I think it's time for a glass of something chilled and an hour in the sunshine now ....... living the dream!

Cheerio until next time .......

Products used:
MDF AT Coins (That's Crafty); White Gesso; Glue and Seal adhesive (Ranger); Decorative paper from my stash (I think it was from IndigoBlu); Chit Chat Stickers (Tim Holtz); Rose Gold Liquid Pearls; Gold Acrylic paint


  1. So pretty, Linda. The vintage papers are gorgeous and I like how you painted the edges of the coins. Thank you for joining in at HLS ATC Challenge!

  2. Whoa - that paper is just stunning! Made for terrific Artist Coins for sure. Thanks for joining in at HLS ATC Challenge

  3. How lovely to see your beautiful coins linked up at HLS ATC! Thanks so much for kickstarting the gallery Linda.

  4. Wonderful work, Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.

    Meena HLS DT

  5. These look great and those papers work so well, nice touch with gold edging.
    Avril xx

  6. These are so pretty Linda - that paper is gorgeous, and the gold edging is a perfect finishing touch. I'm glad you had a good Easter.
    Carol x

  7. Beautiful Linda!! Love the gorgeous and elegant papers you've used for you coins. The word sentiment banners are just perfect and love the finishing touch of gold paint on the edge. xx


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