Tuesday, February 16, 2010
How about some stamped coasters? I made these from tumbled marble 4" tiles I picked up at the home improvement store. I put self adhesive cork feet on the bottom to protect the surface they're placed on. In the past when I've made stamped coasters I always used StazOn ink, which works great, but I wanted to try something different. These are stamped with Stewart Superior Palette Hybrid ink. I used a metallic buff bronze color that has a nice shimmer. I first stamped the script background and then stamped the pines over in the same ink. I like using the same ink for this look because you don't have to mask, it just blends in. You can also stamp a lighter background, then a darker focal image and it works great. These stamped up so quickly and easily, and make a nice hostess or thank you gift. Sometimes I just can't get out to shop, so having a few of these on hand makes it easy to give a little gift anytime. They can be made to suit the recipient's decor or the season. I just picked up some 6" tiles that I'm thinking will make nice trivets. Haven't gotten around to stamping on them just yet.
In other news, we didn't make it to Vegas this weekend. My taller than me teenager has been battling some nasty illnesses and the battle continues. We've been down the mountain 5 times in 2 weeks for various medical appointments. He attempted to go to school this morning and made it through his first 3 classes before he just couldn't do anymore. He's sleeping again. Tomorrow we're going to try for the last 3 classes, so at least he can go to all of his classes once. I'm meeting with his counselor in the morning to see if we can adjust his schedule a bit while he tries to get over this. It could take weeks. I really feel for him. He's a normal teenager who wants to walk to school, see his friends, and play rugby. This is a challenge we didn't see coming, it just hit like a train wreck. I'd love to have some magic elixir to fix it and help him get back to where he was. My word for this year is Breathe. I've been doing a bunch of that lately. Not exactly what I had in mind when I chose the word. Funny how life works sometimes. I guess I needed more patience and breath than I thought.
Thanks for stopping by today.