Saturday, November 26, 2022

Oriental Doll Tag


The challenge going on at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity until the end of November is "Tags".  So lot's of room to be creative - just make your projects in the tag form. 

This tag uses the Oriental Doll stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  This was pretty simple but I love this stamp and finding different ways to add color to it.  I started by stamping my doll onto white card stock and cutting it out.  Using red and yellow Copic Sketch markers, I colored in the doll.  I then took a gold gel pen and added highlights to the doll's hair and her costume.  I think that the gold accents really kicked it up a notch.  I used the same markers to color in the checked border and added some gold rick rack to the top as my tag hanger.

We look forward to seeing your tag makes - challenge ends the end of November so hurry and get them posted!!


Friday, November 18, 2022

Owl-y Tag

 


What a fun "Tag"challenge they have going on right now over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity  I have made a cute owl-y tag featuring one of the cute little owls from the Katzelkraft Owl Set from Lost Coast Designs and the Keep Calm clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I stamped my little lady owl with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut her out.  She was colored with Copic Sketch markers.  The base for my card is a piece of tissue paper that was printed on my Gel pad using shades of pastel paints and some stencils.  I layered this over a piece of text and attached the two layers to my tag base.  The edges were dabbed with pink Oxide Distress Ink.

The owl was then attached with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto a white scrap.  The corners were snipped off and the edges dabbed with the same pink Oxide Distress Ink.  I added some sparkle with a glitter gel pen and attached the sentiment above the owl as shown.  Final touch is a sparkly pink ribbon at the top.

We are looking forward to seeing your terrific tag makes.  Be sure to feature some rubber stamping on your tags for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Spooktacular Florals: 3 Small Skulls

 Welcome to the1st day of November and the start of a brand new challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Spooktacular Florals.  I have made a set of three tags for this one, using the 3 Small Skulls stamp set from Lost Coast Designs.


For my background, I used my Gel plate to print onto tissue paper using green and yellow acrylic paints and some stencils.  It was my first attempt at printing on tissue paper, and I love how these turned out.  I cut my tags out from plain white card stock then covered them with some vintage book pages.  I layered my printed tissue paper over this and trimmed up the edges and inked them with green marker.

I stamped the three skulls onto white paper with black ink and cut them out.  I colored all three with the same green, orange, and yellow Copic Sketch markers and added a few little touches of a white gel pen here and there.  These were then affixed to my tags as shown.  The final touch was to add some orange ribbon to the top of each tag.

So pretty simple but fun to do - especially if you like coloring!  Please join us for the new challenge - you might be the lucky winner of some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!



Friday, October 28, 2022

The 31 Days of Halloween: Cats and Dogs



I have another fun Halloween card I made for the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge going on until the end of October at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This one features two of the dogs from the  Circus Dogs Set and the Bubbles background stamp, all from Lost Coast Designs.

I started this by stamping my Bubble background onto a piece of orange card stock with black ink.  I next stamped it onto a piece of green card stock and for a third time onto a piece of white card stock.  I cut the orange stamping into a rectangular shape, following the lines of the stamp itself, to make my card front.  I next cut sections of both the white stamped and green stamped papers and lined them up, attaching them atop the orange base.  I colored in some of the bubbles on the white section with orange and green markers and layered this with a piece of white card stock.

The dogs were stamped with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut out.  I colored each with Copic Sketch markers and added witch-y hats to both.  From the same stamp set, I stamped the ball and  little step and colored them with orange and green markers respectively.  I adhered all to my card front with foam tape and scattered some silver stars here and there across my background.

So get busy and finish up your Halloween themed stamped projects, and be sure to enter by the end of the month for a chance to win some rubber stamps from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda!



Thursday, October 20, 2022

31 Days of Halloween: Day 20

 Here is a fun Halloween card featuring one of the cats from the Party Cat Set from Lost Coast Designs and the When Witches Go Riding clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  I made this as a project featured today on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge is going on all month.


The background for this is a piece of decorative rice paper glued atop a piece of a vintage book page.  I find that using rice paper is much more effective if you layer it with something behind it as you can see it through the images on the rice paper.  The rice paper panel was edged with some black ink and affixed to a white card base.

The Party Cat was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut out.  I colored him with Copic Sketch markers and cut off the hat he comes with and glued a witch's hat to the top of his head in it's place.  I added some black and white marker to accent his eyes then glued a little black mask over them.  He was then attached to the card front with foam tape.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto white card stock.  I reduced the size of it on my printer so it would better fit the size of my card.  After printing I edged it with black marker and attached it to the upper right corner.

Excited to see all your fun Halloween makes, so be sure to use some rubber stamps and enter then on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!



Thursday, October 13, 2022

Day 13 of the 31 Days of Halloween

 Here we are on day 13 of the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge over on The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity  I have a Poe inspired card for today, featuring the Edgar Allen Poe stamp from Carmen's Veranda and the Spiderwebs background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  The Nevermore stamp is a clear stamp  from Carmen's Veranda.


For my background, I sprayed a piece of white card stock with water then spritzed on some Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray stains in Wicked Elixir and Decayed.  I spritzed on a bit more water and let the colors run and blend, then blotted with a tissue until I had the desired effect.  It's hard to tell from the photo but these spray stains have an iridescent effect that I really like.

Once this was dry, I stamped the Spiderweb background using black ink, then trimmed up the edges.  This was layered with some black then green paper.  

Edgar was stamped onto white paper with black ink and fussy cut out.  I added a bit of color to his face with Copic Sketch markers.  The Nevermore was stamped onto white paper with black ink and cut out.  I added some gray marker to the raven as well as some orange for his feet and bill and a little gray rhinestone for his eye.  

Edgar was attached to the card front with some foam tape and the Nevermore sentiment was attached directly below Edgar with foam tape as well.

We hope you are all playing along every day this month and making some spooky and scary Halloween projects.  A lucky winner will receive some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!



Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Day 11 of the 31 Days of Halloween

 

I am sharing another project made for the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge going on all month over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity


This tag that I made for this 11th day uses the RIP stamp and one of the 3 Mini Birds from that set, all from Lost Coast Designs.


The background for my tag is a collage made of a variety of new and vintage papers layered with some Tim Holtz tissue paper.  I added a bit of color with some Distress Oxide Ink sprays, randomly applied here and there.

My RIP was stamped with dark green Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of coffee stained paper.  I tore around the edges and inked those with Distress Vintage Photo ink.  I attached my skeleton to the center of my tag as shown.  The mini bird was stamped with black ink onto coffee dyed paper and fussy cut out.  I attached him in the lower left corner.  Final step was to stitch around the edges of the tag with black thread and tie a piece of coffee dyed muslin to the top of the tag, adding a Tim Holtz Halloween charm.

Come join the fun!  Get out your Halloween craft supplies - including your rubber stamps - and post you projects here on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!!