It is swap time over on Facebook in ATC Trades and Jams. Coins specifically and the only requirement – other than size – is that they have either a ribbon or a piece of metal on them. Sounded easy enough.
Coins for trade are 2.5″ in diameter. Some time ago I purchased a 2.5″ circle punch and pulled out a bunch of backgrounds I had on hand and punched up a bunch of circles. This particular piece was part of a page for the Tangle Starts book of colorful tangle backgrounds that didn’t make it into the book. I thought the tree was nice and punched that out. Of course I needed to ink the edges because I always ink the edges. It’s like Alice101 and that’s what I do. ColorBox Dyestress inks being my color-edging-preference of the moment.
And it really went darker. Scruffed up the edges with the moss and drug both colors over the surface to boost the texture.
I had these two metal pieces in my elements container. The top one is a brad which simply means it has legs that you push through the paper and fold back on either side. We used them in elementary school to make jointed paper dolls. The dreams come true piece is a charm that I shoved up underneath that metal brad.
That printemps thing is a paperclip that is just slid over the edge. Then I added more color to the edges and called this one done. Remember it is 2 1/2 inches wide. That tree was made with a stencil, the pink blossoms was a Posca paint pen.
I can tell from the color on this pink coin, that I used Tombows as a watercolor when making the background. I thought these dyestress colors would go well with the coin.
The salmon is that almost brown color. Not loving it so I didn’t use a lot of it. I did like the fruit punch and pansy colors, though and focused on those.
I used metal on the first, so I used a ribbon on the second. I had these cute little bows left over from my old scrapbooking days. Same thing with the letters. I adhered them with glue dots.
And added a couple cute buttons with the same glue dots. And called it done. These came together really quick. Probably could have done more with them but I like the simplicity.
Totally different in style. One is light, the other dark. One is cute, the other kind of spooky. Hahahahaha! One looks like a baby shower card, the other looks like something from Stranger Things. And they are both enroute to Canada where I hope the new owner loves them just as they are. Because they are enough. Hahahaha! Yep! Want to get in on some swaps? ATC Trades and Jams, click here.