Thursday, September 22, 2022

Star Boy

 Howdy from Laurie with Here is a card I made for the current challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Things With Wings.  Lots to choose from for this one so get creative with it and have fun!

This project uses the Star Halo little boy stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Smell Cake clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  My background is a gel print I made using Distress Oxide Inks in brown and cream, rolled onto my gel plate with a brayer then pressed with a foam impression plate to get the design.

My little boy was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I added some gold accents to the butterfly wings as well.  Since I couldn't fussy cut out the stars when I fussy cut the little boy, I stamped the stars onto the center of the card front then affixed my little boy directly beneath them so they didn't get lost in the fussy cutting.  I colored them in with a bit of gold ink as well.

The sentiment was stamped with blue ink onto a white square, outlined in blue, and attached directly above the little boy as shown.  This was then layered with a white panel and that's a wrap!

We are excited to see your winged creations so please be sure to enter them here on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Use At Least 3 Stamps: Fish Collage

 I have another entry for the current challenge at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Use At Least 3 Stamps.  I had the chance to play with some of the newer stamps from Lost Coast Designs for this one including the Mini Fish Collage and the Pieces of Calligraphy Set.  Linda has created several beautiful and intricate collage stamps so be sure to check them out in the "New" section on the website.

I used a 6 x 6 scrapbook paper pad for this project. It's part of the Craft Papers collection from Craft Consortium called "Grunge - Light Tones".  There are a lot of great softer colors, and I love how the background piece for this one looks like it was made with blended alcohol inks.

I started by stamping my Fish collage several times onto several of the different paper colors.  Once I had a background I was happy with, I re-stamped the fish, the shell, and the domino onto different
 colors and cut them out, superimposing them atop the original stamped image.  I added a bit of green Copic Sketch marker to the fish to give him a bit more depth.  I edged this with black ink after cutting it into a tidy square.

The background is another piece from this collection, and I randomly stamped 6 of the 7 stamps in the Pieces of Calligraphy set with black ink onto this square of paper.  I centered the Fish Collage and attached it with foam tape.  Final step was to trim down the background piece and edge it with black marker.

Hope you are having fun with this challenge which requires you to use at least 3 of the stamps in your stamp collection to make something fun and fabulous!

Thursday, September 1, 2022

 First of the month always means the start of a new challenge over at The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, and this one is really fun.  For this challenge, you will "Use At Least 3 Stamps" in all of your projects.  I don't think we have ever done one like this before, so it should make for some great entries.

For this journal page, I used the following stamps:

all from Lost Coast Designs and 

from Carmen's Veranda.

My background is a piece of a vintage book page overlaid with a piece of decorative rice paper.  First step was to stamp my piece of rice paper with the four different background stamps.  I stamped randomly here and there using black ink.  Once that was finished, I used a glue stick to adhere my rice paper to the vintage book page and edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

My lady with the butterfly was stamped with black ink onto a white square of card stock.  Using Copic Sketch Markers, I colored her in.  Instead of coloring the butterfly in the stamped image, I cut out a butterfly and attached it with foam tape to give it some dimension.  This was affixed directly atop the stamped butterfly.  I layered this with a piece of handmade paper in a cream color and affixed some gold adhesive strips around the edges of the stamped image.  

So get out your stamps - at least 3 - and join us for this fun challenge and a chance to win some free stamps!