Saturday, August 26, 2023

Time Flies

I've got a project to share for the current Steampunk Challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity that runs through the end of August.  

There are so many great steampunk themed stamps at Lost Coast Designs, and this is one of my favorites:  Time Flies.  

I started this card using a piece of a collage Master Board that I had created for another project using vintage book pages with a kind of mathematic vibe.  Before I mounted the background panel to a piece of black card stock, I spritzed it with some Tim Holtz Mica Spray in Unraveled, and let it dry.

I stamped my image onto a piece of a manilla file folder and fussy cut it out.  I edged it with Vintage Photo Distress ink and colored it with Copic Sketch markers and gold and silver gel pens.  I re-stamped the face, punched it out with a circle punch, and affixed it over the original image with some foam tape. I added a couple of brads that look like screws and attached the whole image to my background panel, again using foam tape.  

We look forward to seeing your Steampunk and Vintage makes here on the Portal.  Don't forget to use some rubber stamps for your projects, and we hope you are the lucky winner of some free stamps in August!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Steampunk Bicycle Lady

I'm here today to share with you the latest challenge on The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Steampunk/Vintage.  I love a steampunk theme, so for this project, I used the Steampunk Bicycle Lady stamp and the Gears background stamp, both from Lost Coast Designs.

The bicycle lady was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut out.  
Her clothing and the large clock were colored with Copic Sketch Markers, and the bike frame and the frame around the clock were colored with silver and gold inks respectively.    

The background gears were stamped with black ink onto cream paper that was then edged with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I positioned the Bicycle Lady as shown and attached her with foam tape.  Final touch was to add some random gears in brass.

We look forward to seeing your creations for this latest challenge over on the Portal.  Don't forget to use some rubber stamping and you just might be the lucky winner of some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Summertime Challenge

 Happy 1st of August, and since it's the first day of the new month, that means it's time for a new challenge over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  Summertime.   Perfect theme for this time of year, so get out your craft supplies - don't forget your rubber stamps - and start creating.

For this card, I used the Rabbit Square stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  The background is a piece of a gel print I made using blue and green Distress Oxide inks and a flower stencil.

The rabbit square was stamped onto white paper with black ink.  I colored the rabbit with Copic Sketch markers in greens, blue, brown and tan.  I cut around the edges with some decorative scissors to give it a kind of torn or jagged edge.  This was layered with my background print and then layered to a white base.  Easy as an be!

We look forward to seeing your makes over on the Portal and you might be the lucky winner of some free stamps!