Monday, March 21, 2011

I heart you

Just worked on a series of  "coasters"  for the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group "Heart Coaster Exchange". This is my first exchange (swap) with this delightful group. The requirements were only that they had to be about 4" in size with hearts. Now we are not really using them as coasters, so I decided to make mine very dimensional.
I choose to do variations on a theme using the same supplies but in different colors and techniques. The first two are my traditional vintage style in pretty colors using doilies, rhinestones, painted flower petals, a stamped image of a beautiful woman, a tiny matching heart brad, a glitter crown and paint/marker accents. The second series is done in darker metallic colors and the background is very smeary. I was trying for a more painterly effect and used Dimension Pearls and water. The rest of the details are the same but each of the coasters have a different  message snippet. Can't wait to see and receive the wonderful creative coasters from other artists. Don't you just love getting a surprise in the mail.
Till next time, Gerri

"Enjoy Yourself."

"The happiest moment of my life."

"Allow ourselves to dream."

"Dream as long as possible."

13 comments:

  1. Wow, these are so cool! I love the faces and crowns. Someone is going to get an awesome surprise!

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  2. Don't you just love swaps! Such a great way to entertain ourslves. Your coasters are very special.

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  3. Oh wow oh wow oh wow! You rocked it, girl! Gorgeous stuff.

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  4. Terrific coasters Gerri. Love them all. Annette x

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  5. They look wonderful, your going to have some happy swappers!!!
    hugs Lynn

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  6. Yep these are cool- love all the colours and the rosettes x

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  7. Super work!!! Very beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. Oh wow Gerri - your coasters are just amazing!!!!!

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  9. Ooh'. I love the top one the best. All are wonderful.

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  10. wowzers! and I love the bottom one the best! but what a creative concept and they all are magnificent!

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