Friday, March 24, 2023

Black and White: Chess King

There is a new challenge going on over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity: Black and White!  It's a real "challenge" to make something with no other colors!  But I had fun piecing together some different background stamps for this card.  I used the following:

Chess King stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the following background stamps, also from
Lost Coast:

And also the Grunge Diamonds background stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

For each of the 5 background stamps, I stamped them with black ink onto white card stock and cut them into 1 1/2 squares.  I then assembled them in rows of three and pasted them to a piece of card stock.  I stitched around the edges with black thread. 

The chess king was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut out.  I then pasted that to some black card stock and fussy cut around the original image to give it a nice black outline.
It was then affixed to the center of my background panel with some foam tape, and I added some black rhinestones to his crown.

We can't wait to see your black and white projects so be sure to share them on the Portal!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

So glad you are back and hope you are planning to take part in the latest challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Black and White.  I've made a card for this one using the Mini Fish Collage stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  Since the theme is black and white, I stuck to this and only used those two colors.  Harder than I thought it might be!  But the design is super simple.

My mini fish collage is stamped with black ink onto a white rough edged square of paper.  I edged the square with black ink and layered it with a piece of black card stock.  I added a black gem for the fish's eye.  The background layer is a piece of rice paper in a black and white pattern, also edged in black ink.  I attached the fish collage with foam tape to the center.  So easy but the black and white color scheme is always striking.

Come join the fun and share your black and white makes over on the Portal!

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Tulip Gnome

 Greetings on this 2nd day of March and second day of the "Spring Has Sprung" challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  I've made a tag for this one using the Gnome with Tulip stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  It's just one of a whole collection of fun gnome stamps over at Lost Coast Designs.

My tag is made with tissue paper on a gel plate in place of regular paper.  It's obviously more fragile than regular paper, so be gentle when you are working on the tissue.  I used paints in pink, yellow, and green and a stencil to create the design.  Once dried, this was then glued to a piece of vintage book page.  I rounded the corners and edged this with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.  

My gnome was stamped with black ink onto a white piece of paper and fussy cut out.  I colored him in with Copic Sketch Markers and glued him in the center of my tag.  Final step was to tie a piece of blue seam binding to the top of my tag.

We are excited to see all your spring creations - don't forget to feature rubber stamping in all your projects!