Under the sea

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I have been very, very bad in the “craft packages ordered” department this month but what’s a gal to do eh? I’m not even going to tell you how much of today’s project is new stash. I’m only admitting to the stamp! And in my defence, I’ve had my beer mat stash for ages!!!! (If you don’t believe me, check the bottom of this post)

Today I am sharing an altered beer mat that I have made for this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge.


This  week’s theme is paint, so I began by painting the beer mat with some metallic green and blue acrylic paint plus a smidge of pale purple. It gives a lovely shimmery background to this piece, but the camera doesn’t pick it up very well. painting on beer mats is so easy and the paint dries super quickly.

Once the paint was dry I used another new stamp that I have recently purchased. It’s called ” Sea Bubbles” and is designed by Ryn Tanka. She has some beautiful stamps and I splashed out on the “Water Droplets” stamp too. (See what I did there?!). Well if you’re having something shipped from overseas it’s rude not to buy more than one right? You can check out her lovely stamps – Designs By Ryn.  I used the stamp all over the background and heat embossed using Cosmic Shimmer white embossing powder.


I used several different shades of fusible fibres along the bottom of the mat and then studded it with tiny blue seed beads, seed pearls and minature shells. The “coral” was made by using my Martha Stewart punch and some paper that I had coloured with Dylusions inks.


The starfish is a wooden one that I coloured with Spiced Marmalade disress stain and then glittered with some coral coloured glitter.


I printed the words off on my computer and then coloured the paper with Broken China and Shabby Shutters disress stain. I dotted some glass “bubbles” here and there. The finishing touch was to add a little seahorse charm on some spiralled gold wire.


I am also submitting this over at Crafty Boots for their current challenge which is “recycle.”  Check out the DT pieces, they are fabulous and my pal Dionne has created the most A-MAZ-ING matchbox.

Checking back on previous beer mat projects it would seem that they have all been for Sunday Stampers’ challenges – pure coincidence I can assure you.

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Under the sea — 9 Comments

  1. great job. I love all the altered beer mats under the post too. (that stamp is lovely).

    your “under the sea” has a proper sea bed look to it. 😀

  2. Fabulous beer mat Lisette, I love the colours and the sea bubble stamp, not to mention that gorgeous charm.

    Thank you got sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


    PS Many thanks for the shout out, it is much appreciated.

  3. Hey Lisette, sorry I ma only checking out your post now. It’s been a crazy busy week for me. Firstly, I love your blog’s banner! Did you paint that yourself? Love how only the bees are colored. Also just love all of the details that you put into the Sea bubbles piece. Everything from the little Seahorse embellishment to the organic cut outs and shells at the bottom. Love it! A big thank you as well for adding a link to my site. So appreciate it 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

    • Thanks so much Ryn, really appreciate you stopping by. I can take no credit for the banner, it comes courtesy of The Graphics Fairy 🙂 Loving the stamps and have my eye on several others 🙂

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