Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Week 4 with Sue


Today we have this gorgeous coaster gift set designed by Sue Van DeVusse with "Gifts from the Sea" and some ordinary 4x4" white tumbled hardware store tiles. I've stamped a lot of coasters over the years, but all the vivid colors she used here just take them up another notch! After stamping the shells in Stazon Timber Brown, she colored them with Prismacolor Markers and then sponged the areas around them blue and brown with Memento and Vivid inks. (I had no idea these tiles would take color so well!) She went over the sand area with the speckle stamp from the set, again in StazOn , I love the texture that created! It is important to let them dry for 24 hours and then spray them with a matte sealer. She also adhered cork to the back of each to protect table tops and counters from scratching, you can also use little felt pads. Sue, I have to say it again, you are rockin' the guest spot!! :)
I believe she has another beachy gift set for us on her blog, too, let's go see!

6 comments:

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Sue's tile is absolutely gorgeous! The colors came out so well on this surface! Wonderful design!

JaniceAileen said...

Love it! I tried stamping and coloring on tile with memento markers and didn't get such great results! Totally will have to try Stazon on them!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Lovely coasters Sue! This is one project I have been wanting to try for a long time, but haven't gotten around to it.

Linda Beeson said...

I am amazed at the color she was able to create on these tiles! LOVELY!!! And the stamps are a great choice.

Justine said...

I've got my Little T's linked up now, let me know what you think

Bee Burg said...

Waow!! Those are gorgeous!! :-P