Monday, 22 March 2010

Inspired by Linda Elbourne in Craft Stamper April Issue

I made this altered beer mat following Linda's instructions in the magazine - and did it my own way, improvising with my own stash when I didn't have the same things.
I made a template of the beer mat using some recycled brown hardboard.
Then I coloured it with distress ink, and stamped it with stamps originally from Katy's Corner

I embossed half of it with the Cuttlebug spotty folder which made it look lighter

I stamped on some card and coloured it with the same distress ink and mounted it into a book plate, and attached it.

I stamped the Tim Holtz bird on a branch stamp onto card

Coloured it, and cut it out and adhered it to the mat.

I then coated the bird and branch with Glossy Accents' to give added definition and texture
It's not quite dry yet - but I couldn't wait until tomorrow to take a photo

17 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it ... a lot :0) You clever girlie you and inspired by me ... how totally cool is that ... Thank you for making my day XXX

Lottie said...

Thank you for making mine and commenting!

Carol Q said...

I like that extremely Lottie!

sam21ski said...

Well done Lottie - lovely xxx

Julie said...

This is so beautiful, Lottie! Love this!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabbylicious hun...this is soooo great...loving the dotty embossing too xx

Createology said...

A "toast" to you on your fine altered beer mat. This is wonderful. Happy creating...

Glennis said...

Great, - Lottie - you have done a fine job here

craftytrog said...

Brilliant! Love the dotty texture! x

Momiji said...

fabulous! and what a great idea for gifts. a nice small canvas like atcs but with more scope for an item you can hang..

Very Mary said...

way cool. way. There's an etsy store I think will make you giddy, but I can't remember the name. Let me ask my friend and get back to you...

Very Mary said...

Just found it!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/porkchopshow

Dezinaworld said...

Oh Wow !!! Altered beer mats are a new one on me, guess who will need to visit some pubs soon lol
Love this my friend, its superb work and i adore the decor you clever lady you !!
hugs June xxxx

Sandie's Patch said...

Why haven't we seen these before?
Is it because of the governments' scheme to encourage people to drink less? LOL!
The green bird is delightful and has such happy connections for you:-)
Sandie xx

Angelnorth said...

Fab beer mat Lottie, the textures look great and I love your glossy bird!

Hee hee - word verification is "hordie" - is that what us crafters do with our stash do you think?!

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous, Lottie :) You're amazing!

LazyKay said...

How unusual and lovely elements you've included.

xxxxxxx