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!