Something a bit different for me this week, I am making a couple of coasters for a friends wedding. She loves bee's (don't we all? Hmmm.....honey, Meade etc) so I decided to make her coasters with a bee in the middle on some vintage text with some distressing (of course), stamping and a little bit of smeared stickles in the corners to add a light touch of sparkle.
To ensure they can withstand a hot cuppa I apply 4 layers of yacht varnish-it takes AGES to dry but the coaster I made for work has been abused for more than a year and is holding up fine so I know it works.
On the left are my new stamps from Snazzy Stamps and Scrapbooking, they are Ecogreen stamps or different wings made form recycled rubber. The rubber is green instead of red but at the demo I saw they abused them like I do my red rubber stamps (ironing fibres etc over them) so I am looking forward to playing with them.
So, please pop over to Julia's blog (there is a link on the right) and have a nose around.