6 March 2019

Artist Trading Coins for Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are in a decidedly romantic mood. It's Suzz's turn to host and she's calling her challenge 'Artist Trading Coins'. Suzz says "The challenge this time is to create an Artist Trading Coin. I was inspired by a new way of capturing a little bit of art to share with others. Your challenge is to create a trading coin which should be a circle shape 2 1/2 inches in diameter."

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

This is my first go at making Artist Trading Coins and they were so much fun. Who knew you could add so much detail to something just 2.5 inches in diameter! For each one the stamping was done on Wendy Vecchi's Perfect Cardstock - White Panels using various shades of her Archival Inks with the colouring in completed using the matching shades of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Inks and a little water. Almost all of the images were easily cut using the corresponding dies, shaped and layered together using white cotton thread and dimensional tape.


For the first one I stamped Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi's Background Stamp 'Faded Florals' with her Tea Rose Archival Ink onto the ATC background and then blended the matching Tea Rose MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink over the top. The flower is from Wendy Vecchi's MAKE ART Stamp, Die, Stencil Set - Flowers Say It All, stamped in Watering Can Archival Ink and coloured with Sunflower MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. The leaf is from the same set, stamped in Fern Green Archival Ink and coloured with the same shade of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. The butterfly comes from Wendy Vecchi's MAKE ART Stamp, Die, Stencil Set - Country Flowers, stamped in Violet Archival Ink and coloured with the same shade of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. Finally the stems comes from Wendy Vecchi's MAKE ART Stamp, Die, Stencil Set - A Million Thanks, stamped in Peat Moss Archival Ink.


For the second one I stamped the Faded Florals Background with Wendy's Sky Blue Archival Ink onto the ATC background and then blended the matching Sky Blue MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink over the top. The flower is again from the Flowers Say It All set, stamped in Red Geranium Archival Ink and coloured with the same shade of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. The leaf is from the same set, stamped in Fern Green Archival Ink and coloured with the same shade of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. The butterfly again comes from the Country Flowers set, stamped this time in Cornflower Blue Archival Ink and coloured with the same shade of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. Finally the stems again come from the A Million Thanks set, stamped in Peat Moss Archival Ink.


For the third one I stamped the Faded Florals Background with Wendy's Prickly Pear Archival Ink onto the ATC background and then blended the matching Prickly Pear MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink over the top. This time the flower is from the Country Flowers set, stamped in Thistle Archival Ink and coloured with the same shade of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. The leaf is from the same set, stamped in Fern Green Archival Ink and coloured with the same shade of MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. The butterfly comes from the A Million Thanks set, stamped in Watering Can Archival Ink and coloured with Sunflower MAKE ART Blendable Dye Ink. Finally the stems again come from the A Million Thanks set, stamped in Peat Moss Archival Ink.


With the Artist Trading Coins made it was time to find a use for them beyond trading. Inspired by Kathy Wright Clement's clever idea for adding them to her beautiful cards I cut 3 inch apertures into Wendy Vecchi Perfect Cardstock - White Cards and mounted each ATC in the centre. Space has been left underneath the apertures so that a sentiment can be added to each card as and when they are needed.




So those are my 'Artist Trading Coins' for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created lots more amazing ATC's for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own Artist Trading Coins to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

All the products used are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed below.

Thanks for visiting,
Jenny xxx
Wendy Vecchi Perfect Cardstock - White Cards

8 comments:

  1. Love how you’ve used them in cards, what a great idea!

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  2. Jenny, your AT coins are a breath of fresh spring air! I love how you've paired those archival and blendable dye inks to create so much depth and detail in your backgrounds, flowers and butterflies! And using them on these simple cards is BRILLIANT! I'm so going to steal this idea! Sending hugs!

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  3. What a joy to see these charming garden vignettes! It is all gray and brown here waiting for a hint of spring and these beautiful bright coins just shout summer! Love what you created and how you layered the pretty flowers, butterflies and leaves!

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  4. There's so much to love here, Jenny! First, the colors just grabbed me...so bold and invigorating. Then I noticed the subtle stamped background and was just thrilled. Ooooh, and a little bit of thread to add your signature texture to the piece. Each one is so perfectly composed and like a haiku tells a story with few elements. I love the cards you made, too! Just a wonderful dose of color and happiness in my mailbox today! hugs!

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  5. Your coins are absolutely gorgeous and so vibrant Jenny x those cards are stunning too x
    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie xx

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  6. Wow do these pop against the white...love the circular window! You rocked Wendy's stamps!

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  7. Beautiful floral ATCoins Jenny and love how you have made them into such gorgeous cards, what a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing them, Deb xo

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  8. Hello Jenny. Love this post. I am nearly ready to share a journal for Artist Trading Coins that Annie and I made with Astrid. Love what you have done here. Hope you and the family are well. Hugs Rita xxx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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