Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Things that Start with B

Here is a simple little project I made for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity January challenge:  "Things That Start With B".  I used the Butterfly Square stamp from Carmen's Veranda for these.

This was very simple.  I took three coordinating pieces of some of my stash of Gelli prints and heat embossed the butterfly square with gold embossing powder onto each one.   I cut them to three inch squares and layered them with glossy gold card stock.  I made tags with two of them, punching a hole in the upper left corner and threading with gold ribbon.  For the other two, I mounted them onto white card bases and made little matching envelopes for a pair of note cards.

So many fun things that start with "B" - show us what you can make!!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Butterfly Girl


Made for the "Things That Start With B" Challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity using the Head In Hands stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  Challenge runs January 1st through 14th.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Welcome back and I have another entry for the "Winter Blues" challenge going on the whole month of December on theLost Coast Portal to Creativity

I made a fun Gnomes card for this entry using the 2 Gnomes stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Resign from Adulthood clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  

For my first step, I created a white card base.  I then took a piece of dark blue card stock and using a "snow fall" die, I created what looks like a night sky with snow falling.  I attached that to my card base.  I stamped my gnomes with dark blue ink onto white card stock and colored them with green and navy blue Copic Sketch markers.  I then cut them out and attached them to the lower left corner with foam tape.

I stamped my sentiment onto white paper with dark blue ink and ran it through my printer to reduce the size to 75%.  I edged that with blue ink and affixed it to the upper right corner as shown.

Easy peasy and you gotta' love those gnomes! 
Happy Winter!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Winter Blues: A Boy and His Dog

Happy December to all!  I hope this finds you all safe and healthy and enjoying preparations for the coming holidays.

The monthly theme at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for the entire month of December is "Winter Blues".  In keeping with that, I have made a card using the Georges and Louis stamp, the  Small Snowflake Set, and one of the stamps from the ATC Miscellaneous Set #6, all from Lost Coast Designs.

I stamped Georges and Louis with black ink onto white card stock and cut them out.  I then restamped Georges's coat and hat with blue ink, cut them out, and superimposed them atop my original stamped image.  I added a bit of color to George's face and used a light brown marker to add some color to Louis.  I glued some enamel dots for buttons onto the coat and a white pompom on top of the hat.

I used a blue Oxide ink and a stencil to create the background.  I edged that with the same blue ink, then taking a couple of the snowflake stamps and the same ink, stamped snowflakes randomly across the background.  Using black ink I used one of the ATC set stamps and lightly and randomly stamped some script across the background.

I attached Georges and Louis to the card front and layered it with a white panel.

Hop on over to the Portal and enter your "Winter Blue" creations.

  The randomly drawn winner will win some free stamps!

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Santa Gnome

I made this card for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity "Festive Fun" challenge that is going on for the last half of November.  I used the Pompom Gnome stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Dear Santa clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  

I started by going through my stash of Christmas papers and selecting some in the traditional red, green and white Christmas colors.  I then cut thin strips of each paper I had chosen and glued them to a piece of white card stock.  When I was done I had a piece more than twice this size so will have some left over for another project.  I trimmed up the edges then using my sewing machine stitched around the border.  I then layered this with a white card base.

Next I stamped my gnome onto white card stock with black ink and colored his suit and hat red, his nose pink, and his shoes black.  I cut him out and glued him to my card front as shown, and then   attached a pompom to the tip of his Santa hat.  I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto white paper, and because my card is rather narrow, I reduced the size on my printer and printed out a copy which I then cut out and outlined with black ink.  I affixed this to the upper portion of my card front, and that's a wrap!

Come join the "Festive Fun" on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Spooktacular Florals

Hi again with another project for the current Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge:  Spooktacular Florals.  I made three ATCs for this, each featuring one of the DOD skulls from the 3 Small Skulls Set of rubber stamps from Lost Coast Designs.  

All three of my backgrounds are scraps of prints I have made for various projects including two Gelli prints and one stenciled print.  On the turquoise one I have used the Bubble Background stamp along both edges, and on the green and red I used the Loopy Background stamp across the whole background.

I stamped each of the three skulls onto white card stock with black ink and cut them out.  I then colored each with brighter shades of Copic Sketch Markers.  I added some bling to the eyes of all three skulls - sequins, flowers, glass pebbles, etc.  I then attached each to one of the three backgrounds I had chosen, two of which include some LCD background stamping.

I love Day of the Dead designs and colors to was excited to have a chance to use these 3 DOD skull stamps.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Spooktacular Florals: The Eyes Have It

This project is for the new Spooktacular Florals Challenge that begins today on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

 This was made with the Large Chickenwire Background stamp on a background made with Distress Ink Sprays in shades of yellow, green and orange. The background was stamped with black StayzOn ink, just randomly here and there.

I stamped my leaf with black ink onto white card stock, and using Copic Sketch Markers, I colored it in purple, green and orange.  It took some time but was really fun - if you are one of those who likes adult coloring books, this is the stamp for you!  I cut the leaf out and adhered it to my background panel.  I then glued on some little googly eyes to make my leaf "look alive".  Final step was to layer it with a white panel.

Be sure to check out the Portal and enter your creations.  
 You could win some fabulous free rubber stamps!