Thursday, September 10, 2009

Apple Coaster Mini

I love how Maya Road embosses their chipboard coasters, but always find myself frustrated when it comes to altering them. I never want to cover up all the tiny details, and I am not a huge fan of painting all the time either...

So here is what I created...

I took the embossed cover and placed a lightweight sheet of printer paper over the design. I lightly ran my pencil across it, leaving an imprint of the image...
Then I cut the image out, and traced that image onto the back of patterned paper I wanted to use to showcase the inside of the apple...
Once I got the main shape traced and cut, I then continued on and cut the smaller pieces out and traced the area with a brown marker. I then went back with a mustard colored marker and highlighted the area...
I covered the rest of the plain pieces with patterned paper, making sure to ink the edges to cover up any open chipboard areas. I took the liberty to paint each of the stems, and then cut leaves out to add to the tops.
Then I took a distressing ink pad to the whole thing...
And there you have it! That green apple is from Making Memories packaging (alpha stickers were inside). I like it so much that I plan on framing it and not using it as a mini...

For other ideas on what to do with this mini, be sure to check out these:
Katie Watson's October on the Farm and
KasseDee's Apple of my Eye versions of the same chipboard coaster mini!!
All contents of this project can be found here in the September WIP Add-On kit.

12 comments:

borcherding said...

OMG!! I totally LOVE that Twilight album!! And that apple album is super cute too. ;-)
GREAT IDEAS!!!

Jewel said...

That apple mini album is so cute - love it!

LisaNRoxy said...

Holy smokes - that is so clever!!

Tami said...

Love that little album!!! I still have a few pieces left and think I'm going to make one like yours!
Here is a Twilight mini I made for my niece's birthday:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/pg.asp?cmd=display&layout_id=1507625

Kirsten N said...
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Kirsten N said...

Thank you for featuring the Twilight album that I made on your blog Trish!! I was actually inspired to make it by Tami(the post above this) when I saw hers on 2peas:)

Michelle Lanning said...

oh my goodness --- this is awesome I LOVE how you paper pieced it --- genius!!

em said...

seriously genius! LOVE it!! :)

pickmepam said...

that's so cool! i can always count on you to come up with some great ideas!

Janet said...

So adorable! What a great idea. Love the end product!

Julie said...

lol, the apple < wink > < wink >

it is awesome, and i can't wait to make mine trish!!! you rocked it, mine will be envious!!!

Debbi T said...

These are adorable! TFS!