I am part of a small small group of paper-crafters here in New Zealand, and we have a monthly challenge and swap combined. Last month we were challenged to make a ATCoin from some napkin covered card we had received from the previous month's partner, and mount that on a circular card!!.
I had received a piece with a Paua shell pattern on it. A Paua (Pa-wa) is the Maori name for an Abalone family shell fish found on our coasts.
Unfortunately I managed to put my piece in a very safe place...and the rest is history as it is still there! Thankfully I remembered a piece of patterned paper from the dim dark days of my
paper addiction paper collection that had the required pattern on it.
I cut it to the required size, and then stamped a flourish from SU Baroque Motifs on both the coin and the background and embossed them with Paua Glint ep.
The leaf was an experiment with light paste/embossing paste in a mold.. after it had dried overnight, I painted it with Inka Gold Emerald green and purple paints, and when that was dry, added some gold from the same range of paints, which gave a great sheen to the piece.
The main dragonfly was cut using an Elizabeth Craft Small Dragonfly die (which appears to be dis-continued) with kraft card, glitter card, and vellum. It was mounted over some silver thread
The small dragonflies were punched and coated with Wink of Stella - they are so very reflective as the pen blobbed! The sentiments were hand written with a silver pen on black card and attached to the card base, the ATCoin mounted over more silver thread and some gauze, and then the leaf adhered over that again.
Despite the challenge being just that, challenging, I loved making this!
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How beautifully done! I love the pattern in the napkin. Most of all, I love your paste that you set and covered with color to match your coin! Amazing!
Wow love this Maxine, such class and love the gorgeous colours.xx
Great background with the embossing! Love the colours; the leave fits beautifully and great that you have made an ATCoin aswell! Hugs, Gerrina
As always a really lovely creation Maxine and the sparkle gives a lovely added touch.
Beautifully done Maxine. It was a fun challenge for sure. Your's is a stunner. Love the way you made the leaf.
This looks AMAZING - wow - all the lovely detail and so delicate! Gorgeous!
Maxine, your cards are always works of art... with shine/sparkle, dimension, texture, and so much more. You are amazing!
What I like most here is your handwritten sentiments. I LOVE pahua shells and bought some when I visited NZ. I also have silver ear rings with this shell. JUST LOVE IT. Your card is AWESOME.
Such a creative project. Loving all the techniques and the texture. Love the leaf that you made in the mold and the stencil work. Wonderful bling and love the blob on the tiny dragonfly too x Artsy and stunning x.
Woweee such a gorgeously designed project. You did such a lovely job with this creation. Nice work here. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Fabulous project! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Cheryl DT for http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/
Maxine: your ATCoin is lovely! You are only the 3rd or 4th crafter in the past 6 months of blog-land that I've seen post on this variation of ATCs. So I was very intrigued to read this post. You've added so many details! Thanks for the close-up photos to be able to see all the shimmer and shine!
Lovely project Maxine, thanks for sharing with us here today at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT for
Iam not familiar with the tern ATCoin. I used to do several ATC swaps when I lived in UK, (before the postage became prohibitive!), but they had to be rectangular, playing card size. There are some beautiful colours in your piece, and so many different techniques, so well done. It is really lovely. Kate x
Love this beautiful ATCoin,Maxime.Your expiriment with the leaf turned out very well.He looks very pretty.Love the glitters too.
Wow Maxine, this is so beautiful! So much attention to detail that I'm in awe. I've never seen a round ATC and have no clue what an ATCoin is. lol But I know I am loving what I'm seeing here. So gorgeous!!!! I know that other piece will turn up soon or later. Hugs, Brenda
Of course I'm so excited to see you dabble in mixed media! This is such a beautiful art coin and I love the layering and dragonfly theme. Stunning my friend! Hugs, Autumn
Oh my this is just gorgeous. Love how you can make something beautiful that is so small. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Digichooseday this week.
What a spectacular Artist Trading Coin, Maxine! So many fabulous details and I love all of the MM that you have used.
Maxine this is stunning!! The layering and the hand lettering makes it even more beautiful. Now I know that I have to get the Pahua shells when I visit your beautiful country. It's a keeper!
Wow, this is gorgeous, Maxine. I love how you combined all the little elements.
I love it! It's absolutely gorgeous.
AMAZING Maxine!! Love your ATCoin ... such a beautiful piece with gorgeous colours. Lots of fun mixed media used on this creation. Especially love that leaf ... it's amazing depth and shine from the inka gold. I would never thought of using embossing paste in a mold. Very clever and creative! xx
This is beautiful, Maxine. Love all the wonderful details and sparkle!
Beautiful creation Maxine! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Gale DT for
This is a beautiful piece! The abalone pattern is just beautiful, and you've complimented it well with the other elements. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!
beautiful creation. great colour combo. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa xx
Lovely creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
~ DT Sherry x
This is absolutely beautiful! I love all the fine details and sparkle! Thank you for joining the Paper Girls Challenge Blog in their Mixed Media challenge!
You met the challenge beautifully Maxine! A superb piece of work. Anyone can check us out and if you are from NZ you are welcome to join us - http://www.craftynzcardmakers.yooco.org/
So glad you joined us Maxine - CarolG
oh woooww I love this
love your coin
and so adorable on this color Maxine
I never made coin like this
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