Tuesday, May 7, 2013

*** A Fun, Quick & Inexpensive Project ***

Hi there! Today is my DT Day over at Meljen's Designs and I thought it would be fun to try creating something other than a card with one of Meljen's adorable images and so I came up with "coasters". Quick and very in-expensive to do, these would make a lovely gift...maybe even for Mother's Day {which is approaching very quickly}.

I decided to work with one of Melissa's new images "Flowers In My Pocket". {It was one of the April New Release Images}. It is just so cheery, it seemed the perfect choice. After printing it on cardstock, {I was going to try it on Kraft but changed my mind and went with plain white}, I coloured it with Copic markers.

I trimmed the image so that there would be a border of tile showing around the edge. Using "decoupage" I adhered the image to the tile. {I bought the plain white ceramic tiles at Home Depot for 28 cents each}.

Let dry. Then I doodled around the top edge where the tile showed, with a blue Sharpie Ultra Fine Marker. Then I added another coat of decoupage. {I ended up giving it 3 coats in total}. Finally, I sprayed it with a clear coat of varathane.

I found some self-sticking, clear rubber, circular thingies at the $ Store to put on each of the bottom 4 corners to prevent the coaster from scratching the table surface. Voila! Done!

I already have family and friends wanting some, so I can safely say I will definitely be making more of these fun coasters. Hope you'll give it a try too!
Hugs, until next time, Nancy


*The Cheerful Stamper - Flowers/Showers
Craft Your Passion - Floral Delights
Created With Love - Mother's Day
*Get Inky - Floral Fun
Love To Create - For Mom or Special Lady
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Marker Pop - May Flowers
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes
My All Craft Challenge - Anything Goes - But No Cards Please
***This project was a Gallery Gem over at Scrapbook Challenges***



WOW!!! Awesome and I love your coloring! Great image too!! Perfect Mother's Day gift! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Mother's Day Challenge!

Lady Bug Stampers

What a great idea and a great gift for any occasion. I love your image as well. This would make a perfect set for the 4th of July party. Thank you for the inspiration and for playing along with us in our Mothers Day challenge at Created with love Challenges.
Linda K.

Blue Moon Creation

Beautiful floral card! Thanks for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge. Don't forget to visit our SHOP and contact us with the names of the THREE FREE DIGIS you would like for participating in our challenge. -Thia

Chris Hanselman

OMG!!! I love them. Outstanding. What a creative idea. Your coloring is amazing. I thought for sure they were tiles with the images already on them. Thanks for joining our Mother's Day Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

What a great idea to create coasters from digis! They came out great! I will try this technique soon! Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
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What a great idea and I love the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for our "Floral Delights" challenge.

Lisa Grace

Wow, what a great idea!! Love your colouring!
So pretty!
Thanks for joining in with us at Created With Love Challenges this week!
Lisa Grace DT xx


That is an awesome gift. I would never have thought to do it this way!! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
DT member of Love to Create Challenge

Blossom Cards

what a good present to give thanks for sharing at created with love happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

Mema's Crafts

Beautiful project. Thanks for stopping by Mema's Crafts and sharing your talent. We hope you will visit often and good luck in the challenge.

Elena V.

Wow! Lovely cards! I'm visiting from MIM.


Wow, wow, wow! :-) Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge-I really hope youll join my relaunch challenge and blog hop next month with some fabby sponsors! :-) Elaine -xxx-


These are fabulous and such a great idea, saw you over on mim. Joey xx

Blue Moon Creation

Just realized these are coasters! I love them!-Thia

C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

You won!!! Congrats! Claim your prize!!!!

La-Vie B. – Get Inky! DT
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Vicki Romaine

This is a lovely project. Also, you were chosen by random generator as the winner of "April Showers Bring May Flowers" on The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Just send me an email to vickiromaine@yahoo.com

Carolina Girl (Cely)

I love Meljen images and I love love love the coasters. OMG...super! So glad I was at Marer's Pop Challenge #22 and saw your submission.

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