April 5, 2013

Paper Wings Productions' April Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome Paper Wings peeps!

We’re going retro for this month's Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop and giveaway! If you've arrived here from Amber's blog, then you're in the right place. If you just happened to stumble into the hop, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we’re packing up our Paper Wings Productions stamps and traveling back in time to bring you some retro inspiration. We’re also giving away a gift certificate to Paper Wings Production’s online store to one lucky follower.

For a chance to win, all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love. Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop. 
  • to increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. 
  • then just come back and let us know! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries. 
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 on the The Aviary.

You ready to see what retro goodness I have in store for you?

Do you have items in your craft space which you have been holding on for years because you know one of these days you will use it?  I had these wood and glass coasters that were meant to be easily customized with photos or the like that I bought moons ago to create gifts, but I hadn't got around to it.  I was determined to use it for the retro theme. 

Coasters seem a little retro in itself and then when I decided to use the teacup image from Play with Your Coffee stamp set I thought this would be retro-iffic.  Not a word?  Well, it should be. 

I painted the wood of the coasters and their little wood container with metallic acrylic craft paint in blues and white until I got a color I wanted.

I went with a sort of preppy mid-century color scheme of navy, soft red/deep pink, orange, yellow and aqua.  Of course I added some polka dots using the solid double dots from Double Dot Border stamp set which is perfect for creating a random polka dot background and overstamped it with the handwriting from Writings Backgrounds or Writing.  The paper pieced teacups are stamped with the floral spray from Flower Power (or Mini Flowers) which is obviously a proper retro stamp set just going by its name.  With brown Copics I colored in the tea, coffee or cocoa.  A patterned paper strip behind the teacup along with banner ends stamped with life's simple pleasures from Marcel is just the right quaint old-timey sentiment and elements.

I then placed the teacup circles in the coasters and look at what a sweet gift they make all tied up with a bow.

Now it's time for your next hop into the past.  Make sure to head on over to Carrie's blog next!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:

Lori Johnson Apgar - http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Dana Tatar - http://datatar.blogspot.com/
Norma Gomez - http://lilhoneybeestudios.blogspot.com/
Tara Chaussee- http://secretbeesstudio.blogspot.com/
Amber Rasmussen - http://sew-ink.blogspot.com
Shay - http://verdigrishall.blogspot.com/
Carrie Avery - http://www.carrieavery.com/
The Aviary­ - http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/

Thank you so very much for visiting with me and have fun with this blast from the past blog hop!

Happy creating,


Inks: pale tomato, pool, butter bar, orange soda and navy shadow inks, Hero Arts
Cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific
Patterned paper: Shoreline 6x6 paper pad, American Crafts
Paints: metallic blue sapphire, metallic blue pearl and metallic pearl white, Folk Art by Plaid; pearl turquoise, Lumiere by Jacquard
Other: Tape It Kits dies, Lifestyle Crafts; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; sepia (E37) and light walnut (E57) markers, Copic; 05 precision pen, American Crafts; wood and glass coaster set


Dana Tatar said...

What a cool project! Great set! Thanks for the inspiration. =)

Unknown said...

Wow - your tea coasters are so cool!! Love the dot background!!

Glad to be in this hop with you!!

Unknown said...

Shay, I adore your retro coasters. The colors and polka dots give such a whimsical retro feel.

Norma Gomez said...

Great project Shay, they are definitely "retro-iffic" and I agree that should be a word ;D Love it, have a wonderful weekend!!

Tara said...

This is an adorable gift set! Love the polka dots!

Ellen R said...

Shay--you are so creative! These coasters are so cute--great idea.

carrie said...

What a great project, Shay! I love the design and colors. I really turned out so nice! Thanks for all you do!

Maureen I said...

What a clever way to decorate these coasters. Done as only you could!!

jill said...

these are adorable!

bw said...

Love them

Mulberry Mindy said...

Shay, your coasters are tea-riffic!They are such a nice set, and look lovely along-side the teapot and cup. Have you seen the paper teacups that Lisa Fish did on her blog earlier this week? She also gives the template for the cups on her blog. Thanks for sharing your creativeness as always.


Unknown said...

These are fabulous, loving the colors you used!

Cathi ONeill said...

Love this project! Great idea!

Lisa said...

These are so creative and fabulous!! What an awesome gift idea!! They are gorgeous!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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Irit Shalom said...

Fantastic oop project! Love things that can be used after all!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, this is over the top fantabulous! Such a lovely set of coasters, perfect for keeping in the china cabinet or gift giving but always inspiring! Love the blue - it really makes the image pop :) Super sweet! TFS!



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