Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Flying Coin and Other Tales......

Hi Again Everyone!
Back for my second post for this month!
Are you enjoying the "ATCoins" theme we have going on at the moment?
It seems everyone has gone crazy for this new "fad" and I'm no exception especially as I now have a 2.5" die cut that I can use to go crazy cutting ATCoin bases - addicted? Yes!
Today I've created some ATCoins but instead of using them to trade I have used them as the main focus on journal pages!!! LOL Some are just too cool to give away!!
I was given a fab ATCoin collage sheet of "faces" and they were just perfect for teaming with the Blank Page Muse Stamps to create these fun and whimsical pages in my journal!
Hope you enjoy!
Supplies:

  • Blank Page Muse Stamps:
  • Feathered Wings
  • Dragonfly by Pam Bray
  • Dare to Fly Word Stamp
  • ATCoin Bases (2.5inches round) cut from gelli prints or patterned paper
  • Collage Faces: Art Tea Life sheet used for these creations
  • White Card
  • Archival Ink Pads
  • Tools & Accessories: scissors, glue, embellishments ie. muslin cloth, encyclopaedia wording, washi
  • Optional: embossing ink and powders or glitter glue
  • Journal page backgrounds or decorated tags, index cards etc.

Instructions:
Start by cutting your ATCoin bases from Gelli printed card or alternatively use patterned paper.


Stamp the Blank Page Muse "Feathered Wings" onto white cardstock using coloured ink of your choice - co-ordinate with your ATCoin backgrounds. Fussy cut the wings.


Cut the "Faces" from the collage sheet and adhere to your ATCoin backings.


As an option you can cut your ATCoin backings from plain white card and embellish the edges with glitter glue or embossing ink and powder for a sparkly look!


Add the Feathered wings to make little "characters". These ATCoins are ready to embellish your journal pages!



The following steps show how I completed a couple of journal pages with the ATCoins:

You can also use your ATCoins to embellish altered index card and large tags - lots of possibilities!

Start with a background and choose one of your "character" ATCoins and some embellishments.


This "character" is reminiscent of the Greek God "Hermes" who is typically depicted with a winged hat - so instead of using the stamped wings as wings they were used to symbolise Hermes winged headwear! This ATCoin has been added to the page with muslin cloth, encyclopedia page with "Hermes" description and a few pink gemstones.


There are so many fab Blank Page Muse Stamps that you can adapt for this purpose: shown below is the Large Dragonfly stamp and another of the ATCoin characters ready to be adhered to another journal page!



Page background ready to add the coin - added washi tape, muslin cloth and the Blank Page Muse stamp "Dare to Fly" - perfect for the end look!


And the finished page with the dragonfly "character" as the main focal point!


Thanks for joining me again today!
I hope you like my little ATCoin Characters and you are inspired to try some for yourself!
Happy Stamping!
Sharon
PS Don't forget to check out all the links below for even more inspiration with Blank Page Muse Stamps!
The Blank Page Muse- https://blankpagemuse.com/

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