Thursday, April 24, 2008

And Even MORE Coasters!

These coasters are so hot right now! No, really... these just came out of the oven a few minutes ago. They were almost too hot to handle when I took these photos! I had my Coaster Workshop this evening and had so much fun creating and socializing with everyone who came... and since this class was so popular, I had to open an additional date, so I've got a whole 'nuther group coming on Monday night! But in any case, the ladies who came tonight were so talented... I wanted to share a design that several ladies made tonight - and it all started with my friend Keri. After everyone left, I literally ran to the kitchen to re-create it! So keep in mind that this is not my design... but I'm tickled that I get to share it with y'all! You'll have to pardon all the "F"s... these are staying right here in my own home, so no other letter would do... well, except for "M" of course.

The colors here are Chocolate Chip and Brocade Blue, using the En Francais background stamp and the Baroque Motifs swirl. The monogram is using the retired Letterpress alphabet set. Here are close-ups:

And as if that weren't enough for you, here's one that IS my design... I just ordered this set - I've been wanting to for a long time and finally broke down and did it. It arrived this afternoon - too late for me to make a sample before tonight's workshop, but after I did the one above, I played around and made these two:

These use the gorgeous Blossoms Abound set (why didn't I order this one a long time ago??!) along with the Print Pattern background. The colors for the one on the right are Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, and Certainly Celery. The one on the left uses Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Always Artichoke, and Mellow Moss. Close-ups:

Oh, what fun, what fun! And what FABULOUS gifts these make! I only charge $7.50 per set of 4, so not only is it a FABULOUS gift, it's an incredibly AFFORDABLE one at that!

Monday night's workshop is full (over-full, actually!), but if you are here in the local DFW area and are interested in attending one of these workshops, please contact me so I can add another date to the calendar. And forward this link on to a friend so they can come with you!

Thanks, ladies, for a fun evening! (don't I just have the BEST job ever?!)

EDITED TO ADD: I always receive questions about how these are made, and this time my "oven" comment apparently threw some of you... so here's the basic idea: Use CRAFT inks, coat them with clear embossing powder, and then bake at 350 for around 5-7 minutes or until all the powder is set. Hope that helps!


Anonymous said...

Very nice work! I may have to case these for a gifts for some wedding coming up!

Whimsey said...

Love these Michele; the tumbled tiles are just awesome. Do you spray yours with an adhesive, or just bake them? Did you use the Classic ink on them? They really are gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

These ARE great! I have that set and may have to try to make some of these! Thanks for the great idea!

Tiffany said...

These are AWESOME!!! I am going to have to try this. TFS!!!

I am glad you had a great turn out!!!

Arcticstamper said...

Wow! You are so talented! These look wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration. Have you ever done any of the tile photo coasters with vellum? I want to try those soon. Either coaster idea would make great Mother's Day gifts!
Love your blog as usual,

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Just beautiful! I haven't had luck with stamping on coasters, but after seeing how fabulous yours are, I'm gonna give it another try!

Anonymous said...

Michele, the coasters are awesome, they would make lovely Christmas gifts, or any occasion gift for that matter!