Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cold and Frosty Snowman

This is a card I made for the "Cold and Frosty" Challenge at the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity.  This challenge goes for the entire month of December, so you still have time to submit your Cold and Frosty designs for a chance to win some free stamps!

This card was made using the Snowman stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  I stamped my snowman onto white card stock with black ink then cut him out.  I then re-stamped the scarf and button portions of the stamp onto white card stock using blue ink, cut those out, and fastened them to my snowman.  I added a top hat,
cut him a larger carrot nose from a scrap of orange paper, and gave him "eyes of coal" using black rhinestones.   The background was created by using blue acrylic paint on my Gelli press then spattering it with white paint to give the effect of snow falling.  I had a little "Let It Snow" sticker on hand so made a little sign of it and positioned it in the lower left corner.  Last step was to layer this with a white card base.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Geckogalz Deck The Halls: Day 4

This project is for the Geckogalz "Deck the Halls" December project.  I have used the Winter Wonderland  and the Christmas Sayings Digital stamp sets to create six gift tags.

I printed my digital stamps out onto red, green, and white sheets of card stock then cut them down to size so they were uniform in length and width.  I embellished each image with either white pen or Nuvo drops.  I punched a hole in the upper left corner and tied some black and white checked ribbon onto each.  

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Little Pilgrim

This card was made for the current Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge:  Cute.

I made this card using the Little Pilgrim stamp and the background is the Medium Shrubbery stamp.

My background paper is made with acrylic paints, a stencil and my Gelli plate.  Paints are in shades of yellow and green.  I stamped the shrubbery background stamp directly onto this background panel with StayzOn black ink.  I then stamped my Little Pilgrim girl with black ink onto white paper and cut her out.  Her dress was colored yellow and I added some skin toned marker to her face and hands.  I affixed her to the card front, added the "blessing" saying, edged the panel in black ink, and layered with white and green panels.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Day of the Dead: Yellow and Green Skull

This ATC was made for the Lost Coast Designs "Day of the Dead" Challenge, going on in November, 2018.

I made this using the Three Small Skulls ATC stamps and the Swirls and Dots Border stamp.  
My skull was stamped onto white paper and cut out.  I colored it using yellow, green, and orange markers, then added some rhinestones and some Glossy Effects to the eyes to give them some depth.

My background is a piece created using my Gelli plate, some stencils, and some yellow and green acrylic paints.  I edged it with green ink and stamped the swirls and dots border with black ink onto the bottom edge of the ATC.  I mounted the skull atop and that's a wrap!!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Lost Coast Designs Mayan Blog Hop, Day 2

Welcome from Laurie to Day 2 of the Mayan Blog Hop.  I have a fun card to share with you using one of the Mayan Hieroglyphics set of stamps that are new to Lost Coast Designs.  

I stamped my Mayan figure directly onto some paper made with acrylic paints and my Gelli press plate with StayzOn ink.  I colored here and there with red marker to add another shade of color.
I tore around the edges and inked the torn edges with black ink.

I mounted this to another paper from my Gelli press using orange and yellow paints.  I edged that in black as well then layered it to a piece of yellow card stock.  

Hope you join us at the Mayan Blog Hop!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lost Coast Designs Mayan Blog Hop: Day 1

Oh there are some really great new Mayan figure stamps on the Lost Coast Design website!  They come in a set and are very detailed and interesting.  We are featuring them today for our Mayan Blog Hop, and I have made a card using two of them.

I started by stamping one of the Mayan Hieroglyphics figures onto white yardstick with black ink.  I then colored the figure and his very ornate robe and "hair do" with Copic markers in shades of rust, turquoise, and dark brown.  I then fussy cut him out.  I stamped the Mayan Stele with black ink onto some orange paper and cut it out.  I didn't cut straight around the edges with my paper cutter but used a pair of small scissors and cut around all the different shaped stones that make the outer border.

I mounted the background onto some turquoise paper which was layered with white card stock and affixed my figure to the center using foam tape to raise him up a bit.  

I promise you will have a lot of fun with these stamps - they are such fun to color and decorate and make a striking finished project.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Day of The Dead Challenge

It's time for the annual November Day of the Dead Challenge at the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity!

This card uses the ATC Day of the Dead Angel.