Sunday, May 28, 2023

Frida Kahlo and Other Women

 Hello all with a card for the Frida Kahlo and other Women Challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This challenge ends in a couple of days, so be sure to get your makes posted on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps.

For this, I used the Calligraphy Lady stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  She was stamped with black ink onto pinkish patterned rice paper and cut out with deckle edged scissors.  I then glued her to a piece of vintage French book paper and edged that with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  That was layered with a pink patterned paper from 49 and Market and a white panel.

The butterfly, flower, and label were glued on as shown and all were also edged with Distress Ink.

Hope to see your fantastic projects over on the Portal!!

Monday, May 15, 2023

Frida Kahlo

Hi and glad you stopped by to find out about the newest challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.   I hope this card will inspire you to enter your projects on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps.

This card uses the Frida 3 stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I love this stamp and the quote from Frida that surrounds it.  My background is a piece of vintage book paper that has been stained with green and yellow  Distress Inks.  Atop that I have randomly added some orange acrylic paint and edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  It is layered to a white panel.

Frida was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and cut out as shown.  I colored her with some Distress water color pencils in shades of rust and yellow and added a bit of pink to her cheeks.  She was then centered and glued atop the card front.

Please be sure to share your projects over on the Portal - we can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Girl With A Curl

I have a fun Challenge to share with you that is over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity called "Paper Piecing.  And as you can see, that is exactly what I did to create the background for this card.

I started with an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of card stock and got a stash of bits and pieces of left over paper that I can't ever seem to get rid of.  You know, you might need it one day!!  At any rate, I began on the perimeter of my base paper and started tearing out small bits and gluing them around the edges.  Once that was complete, I started filling in the blank spaces, working my way into the center until every bit of the card stock was covered.  I trimmed the edges to neaten it up.

Next I stamped The Girl With A Curl stamp onto white paper with black ink and colored it using Copic Sketch Markers.  I layered it with a piece of white paper that I cut with deckle edged scissors then to a gold and then a pink panel.  I cut a square section of my paper-pieced page and affixed my stamped image right in the center.  I edged it with a gold pen and layered it with a piece of white card stock.

Making this pieced background was a lot of fun and I really liked the end result.  I made a couple of copies of the finished product so I would have some pages I could use other projects.  We can't wait to see your paper piecing!!