Friday, February 15, 2019

Hip to Be Square: Butterfly Square

Here is a card I made for the currently running "Hip To Be Square" challenge going on at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.   I used the Butterfly Square stamp for this card, which can be found, along with 34 other amazing square stamps, on the Carmen's Veranda web site.

I started by stamping my square onto a piece of a Gelli print I had made with yellow, green and pink acrylic paints.  I then stamped the image again and cut out each of the butterflies, positioning them atop the original stamped images with foam tape.  I "stitched' around the square with a black fine- tipped marker and edged the square in black.  I then layered my square to white and dusty rose card stock squares to complete my card.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Steampunk Heart

Here is a card I made for the Lost Coast Designs February Challenge:  Love and Hearts.  I used the Steampunk Heart stamp from  Lost Coast Designs.  

I started by stamping my heart onto red paper with Versamark ink and heat embossing my stamped image with gold embossing powder.  I cut it out and added some red rhinestones in random spots.

I then cut a square of gold paper and stamped it with the Loopy Calligraphy background stamp and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder to create a tone on tone effect.  I mounted my heart into the center with foam tape and layered my gold square with a red square.

The end result is a shiny gold and red card, perfect for any Valentine who has captured your heart!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Embellishment Cluster Ancestor Mini Album

I have been having a lot of fun making embellishment clusters for several swap groups that I am in.
I am fairly new to journal or album making so thought I would start with something small for the Mini Album Makers Challenge and incorporate embellishment cluster making into my album.

I used playing cards as the base for my pages which I covered with papers I had created using my Gelli plate.  I tried to coordinate my colors so the book had some continuity.  I love vintage photos so decided to feature one on each page of my album.

I glued the front and back papers to each playing card then created an embellishment cluster for each page with the focus on the vintage photo but adding in die cuts, scraps of lace and fabric, cut outs from collage sheets, old postage stamps and book pages, etc.  I stapled the clusters together and used a glue stick and white craft glue where needed to hold everything down on the page.  I joined my pages with some Tim Holtz brass book binding rings.  The front cover features a vintage photo of a girl framed with a vintage optometrist's lens and some vintage lace and buttons.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sharks and Owls

Here is a project(s) for the latest Lost Coast Challenge:  Silhouettes.  I created two cards for this challenge.

I had two sets of Carri's Menagerie stamps - owls and sharks.  I couldn't decide which to use, so I made a card with each and decided to show you both of them.  These stamp sets are so darn cute and there are a bunch of them to chose from.

So for the Sharks card, I used a piece of Yupo paper that I had colored with yellow and green alcohol inks.  I stamped it lightly with the Doodle Circles Background and some distress ink.  I then stamped my sharks directly onto my paper using StayzOn black ink.  I edged the card with black ink and then stamped Out of Order, one of the Carmen's Veranda clear stamps, onto my square and edged it with black.  I affixed that above my sharks and there is a fun card done!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Doodle Flower ATCs

I created these 4 ATCs for the January 2019 Lost Coast Designs challenge:  Anything Goes.
These were made using the ATC Misc. 6 Set of background stamps and the Sketchy Cone and Sketchy Lily flowers all of which can be found at the Lost Coast Designs website.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Life's A Circus

Greetings and Happy New Year to everyone!  

I want to share a card I have made for the Lost Coast Designs "Anything Goes" Challenge which runs from January 1st to January 15th on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

For this card, I have used the Circus Dog Set stamps and one of the clear saying stamps from Carmen's Veranda Wear A Cone.  I stamped the dog, ball and little platform with black ink onto white paper and cut them out.  I added some red marker to the platform and ball as you can see.  I attached my cut out stamps to a piece of yellow dotted scrap book paper that was layered with some white card stock.  I then stamped the saying with black ink onto white card stock and cut out the words.  I affixed those to my card front as shown. 

So this is really easy and something you  can make quickly if you find yourself in need of a card right away!

Please come and enter the January challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity - you could win some free stamps!