Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wall Hanging - Anything But a Card challenge #33

Good morning,

I have been so busy creating lately and have just had an awesome time doing it.  I decided to take on a few more challenges and today I am going to be adding my creation over at Anything But a Card Challenge 33: Sparkle.  I really need to get back into doing some scrapbooking and I think this will be the perfect avenue for me to pursue.  While I did not make a scrapbook layout per say this time around, I did do a layout wall hanging.

I started with some plain beer coasters and  I covered the first coaster with glittered card stock in purple.  I am seriously trying to use up as many scraps as I can so I have no idea where this paper comes from.  I cut "It's a Girl" from scraps with my cricut.  Then I added some fake flowers with some rhinestones and of course some butterflies.  Each of my grandbabies have an animal associated with their name and Alexis is butterflies.  You will be seeing more of my grandbabies and their "animal" personalities in the future.  The butterflies are made with my Amazing Crafting Products.  When I pour my molds I usually create multiples of them and I happened to have 4 butterflies; love it when I have the perfect embellishment on hand.  I painted them with Terri Sproul Mixers by Sakura.  Isn't that just the sweetest sleeping picture?
The second coaster was also covered with pink glittered cardstock paper.  I printed her date of birth, weight and length from my computer on some scraps and tore the edges and layered it.  Again the same fake flowers with some more rhinestone embellishments and I also made 2 pins with her name.  The big butterfly was also created with my ACP and you can see here how I did it originally.  I added some glitter to the butterfly for more "sparkle" affect.
The third coaster was covered with another purple glitter card stock.  The same fake flowers, another butterfly and I cut a "dress" trying to mimic her outfit in the picture.
Before adding paper to the back of the coaster I added "ribbon" to hold them all together.

Now for the most "sparkly" part.  I created the "hanger" for this lovely wall hanging.  I had a picture frame that broke and it had this awesome metal hanger.  I thought I could probably mimic the hanger by molding and casting it and manipulating it however I wanted.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how I did this:
here is my hanger molding with Amazing Crafting Resin mixed with Alumilite Metallic Silver
Before the hanger was completely cured I demolded it and while it was still plyable I 
taped it down to create the shape that would fit my coaster and let it cure the rest of the way. 
Then I painted it with some pink acrylic paint and while the paint was drying I sprinkled some glitter all over it for that "sparkle" affect I was going for. 
Once that was completely dry I hot glued it to the back of my coaster.  
The backside isn't the prettiest, but who is gonna see that?
and now I finally have Alexis' birth layout done! 
Very SPARKLY for this "sparkly" little girl! 
It's pretty sad that she just turned 2 and this is one of the first things I've done of her.  
Things are about to change!  
Stay tuned because I may be sharing some exciting news pretty soon!

I hope I've inspired you with this out of the "scrapbook" layout and can't wait to hear what you think.  
Leave me a comment and let me know if I've inspired you to do a layout for a non scrapbook.


  1. This is such a creative project. So interested to see how you created that beautiful hanger and I love it that you used coasters. Goes without saying the images are unbelievably cute. Thanks for joining in at Anything But A Card this time.

  2. This is precious and I love that you can display it and enjoy it every day! Your details are amazing and I LOVE the hanger!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  3. This is a delightful hanging. I love the way you have made your embellishments and hanger. Thank you for adding your 'how to'. It's always great to see how others make different items. A very clever use for coasters.... and the photos are gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Anything But A Card. Cheers, Di


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