Creative Crafty Friends has a lot of fun swaps going on this month! I signed up for at least seven! Eek! What was I thinking??? Hahahaha! What I want to show you today was my favorite swap! Coins. Think ATCs in the round.
There were no guidelines, other than the 3.5″ circular coin base. We could go with any theme we chose. I started like I always do, by pulling out my collage drawer and looking at what could fit in a 3.5″ space. I used my circle punch to cut three circles from pre-colored papers I already had on hand.
These are the pieces I decided to start with. Two of the backgrounds are ones I made, the blue one is from a sheet of Jane Davenport paper. And I had already put the picture decorations through the sticker machine.
Even though I did not have a consistent theme, I still wanted to tie the three coins together as a set. And I found this great long sticker in my drawer so I added it across all the coins. Those pink splatters are fluorescent pink Daler Rowney acrylic ink.
This is a great little tool I purchased years ago from Making Memories. I think. They don’t carry it any longer. Each of those little barrels have ink in them and you just roll them across your paper and they leave lovely designs.
Like this. Ta-da! And this plus the music sticker are the two things that tie my group of three coins together. Not a theme.
I trimmed my accent pieces out and adhered them to the coins. The edges were all inked with black Archival ink. And I added some words. Cause that’s what I do.
I saved my favorite for last! They have already arrived at their new home. I may just have to make one like this for myself!
I have been having a lot of problems with my website. GoDaddy hosts it and they have not been consistent since Covid started happening. They are working from home and it is hard to predict when I can post. That would explain why I went from posting mostly daily to mostly not posting at all. Sorry. One day at a time. And a whole lot of prayers and finger crossing going on over here.