Thursday, August 6, 2020

Vintage Medical Journal made from manilla file folders

Below are photos of a vintage medical journal that I made using manilla file folders.  This was a technique I learned from a You Tube video for a SwapBot swap.  I liked this journal so much that I made this one as my August Ephemoire project using collage sheets, ephemera and papers from the Ephemoire Etsy Shop

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Happy August all!  I hope this finds you healthy and happy and enjoying this strange summer as best you can.  There is a new fun challenge that starts today on The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity   called Let's Go Vegetarian.
Think flowers, plants, leaves - or in this case, vegetarian dogs!

For this card I used the Coffee Chihuahua stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Eat Cake clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

My first step was to stamp my Chihuahua with black ink onto a piece of a background that I had left over with a stenciled design in a light brown color.  I fussy cut him out and colored his collar red and whitened his teeth.  I then restamped his head onto white card stock and cut out the eyes, which I superimposed over the original stamped eyes.  When I cut him out, I deliberately cut out the cup of coffee he was holding so I could give him a head of lettuce to hold instead.

The background is simply a piece of tan and white scrapbook paper that I edged with brown ink and layered with a white panel.  I glued my Chihuahua and his veggies to the card front, stamped the sentiment in black ink and cut it out, edging it with black ink and cutting the words apart.  I glued them as shown, and it's a wrap!

So have fun "going vegetarian" this month and enter the challenge for a chance to win some free stamps!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Christmas in July!!

I made this card for the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity "Christmas in July" challenge going on during the last half of July.

I used the Herald Angels stamp from Lost Coast. I stamped the image onto white card stock with black ink and cut it our.  I added a bit of color with some Copic Sketch Markers.  I created my background by heat embossing a decorative swirl stamp with clear embossing powder onto white card stock.  I then applied several shades of blue Distress Ink sprays and blended those in.  Final touch was to sprinkle some silver glitter over the card front.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Japanese Waterfall Album

 Here are photos of a Japanese themed waterfall album that I created using papers, collage sheets and ephemera from Ephemoire Shop.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Godzilla Is Off the Edge

Happy July from Laurie!  I hope wherever you are that you are healthy and safe.
And the first of the month always means the start of a brand new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This month we kick it off with "Off the Edge".  So your project will feature an image that is going off the edge of your paper.   And I've created a fun Godzilla card for this new challenge.

For this one I used the following stamps:

5 1/2 Inch Shrubbery stamp from Lost Coast Designs
Small butterfly from the Butterfly Set from Lost Coast Designs
Godzilla stamp from Carmen's Veranda
Hokey Pokey stamp from Carmen's Veranda

I started with a piece of white card stock onto which I stamped my shrubbery background with brown Distress Oxide Ink and then overstamped it with green Distress Oxide Ink. I stamped some little flowers randomly with pink ink and then added some butterfly stamps using blue ink.

Next I stamped Godzilla onto green paper twice and fussy cut both out.  I added some white from a fine line pen to his teeth and eyes.  I positioned one of my Godzillas in the center of the card and then cut the other in half and put the back half to the left side and the front half to the right side.  I fashioned a little hat and put it on my center Godzilla with dimensional tape.  I stamped my sentiment onto white paper with black ink, cut it out, edged it in black, and affixed it to the lower right corner with dimensional tape.

Final step was to layer this with some olive and pink card stock, and that's it!

Please join us for this fun and different challenge - just remember to add some rubber stamping somewhere in your work!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Background Forward Challenge for Lost Coast Designs

Stop by and visit the Lost Coast Design Portal to Creativity and check out the newest challenge:  Background Forward.

I made this card for the challenge using a variety of different background stamps from Lost Coast which you can find at Backgrounds on the Lost Coast Website and one of the Grumpy Penguins from the set of three.  The sentiment is one of Carmen's Veranda clearstamps.

I simple stamped my various backgrounds onto white paper with black ink then cut them into one and a half inch squares.  I mounted them creating a mosaic onto black card stock and stitched around the border with black thread.  I added some Distress Alcohol Ink Sprays to give the background some color.  

I stamped my penguin onto white card stock
and added some orange to his beak and a bit of Old Paper Distress Ink to his body so he didn't look quite so white.  I stamped the sentiment onto a white square edged in black and affixed it as shown.

Come join this fun new challenge going on until the end of June!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Mini Album for Ephemoire

Here are photos of a mini album I created as a June project for Ephemoire, using journal pages, papers, tags, and ephemera from their etsy shop: