Monday, May 18, 2009

Design D.I.V.A.S. Challenge

The Design D.I.V.A.S. Challenge hosted by Kristi is to alter an item in any holiday theme. The first thing that came to mind was coasters. I LOVE making coasters. I intended to make one with a Christmas theme but then my brother-in-law asked me to come up with something to give the fathers for Father's Day at the church he pastors. I thought what father wouldn't like his very own coaster. The name of his church is Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, so I pulled out my lighthouse stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I lightly sanded the tile and cleaned it off really well. I stamped the image in Black Staz-on and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Bic Mark-it markers. I love these markers for coloring on coasters, they are so vibrant. I stamped the sentiment from Father Knows Best and the name with JustRite Brayton font. This is my practice one. I am not in love with my coloring job and I think that the sentiment needs to come up a little, but I really like this idea for Father's Day. I plan to include a stand with each coaster so they would have the option to display it or use it as a coaster. What do you think?

Have a great day!

Stamps-lighthouse (Cornish Heritage Farms), sentiment (Father Knows Best, Papertrey Ink), Brayton Font (JustRite stamps)
Ink-Black Staz-On
Other- tile (Lowe's), Bic Mark-Its markers, Prismacolor pencils


Anne said...

This is great-what a clever idea-even your prototype is fine in my mind!

Becky said...

I love this, this is so pretty. What an awesome job.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

What a wonderful idea! This would be a nice thing for my girls to make their Dad for Father's Day. He could put it on his desk at work. Thanks for the inspiration!

The Wired Angel said...

Great idea Karen! But I also love that tree (masculine) card you made.. I have a passion for trees. Very nice.

Carmen said...

Outstanding!! I love how you used the lighthouse. :)

Unknown said...

I have had coasters in my things to alter drawer for over a year and have not gotten to them yet. You coaster is wonderful and is an excellent gift!