Monday, February 26, 2024

For the Men: Singing Cowboys

 It's nearing the end of the month long challenge "For The Men" on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity so you still have a little time left to get your projects posted for a chance to win some free stamps.

I've got a fun card for the challenge using the Singing Cowboys stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the 2 to 3 Glasses of Wine  clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I started by stamping my cowboys onto a piece of white card stock with black ink and fussy cutting them out.  Next I colored them with Copic Sketch markers and a gold gel pen for some touches here and there.

My background is a page from a vintage music book.  I layered that with a black panel and edged it with Distress Vintage Photo ink.  Using some dark brown Distress liquid ink, I added some splatters randomly to the music paper.  Once dried, I adhered my cowboys to the center.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a portion of one of the old pages from the same music book.  I edged it with the same distress ink and affixed it in the lower left corner as shown.

So be sure to get your projects posted over on the Portal, and you still have a chance to be the monthly winner!

Friday, February 16, 2024

For the Men: Sherlock and Albert

 Welcome back for another fun "For The Men" project for the February monthly challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Hope you are playing along with us and making all things "manly" with us as well.

I made a couple of tags for this one using the Sherlock and Einstein stamps (sold separately) from Carmen's Veranda.   The background for these tags is from a master board collage that I made recently.  I die cut a collaged circle from that master board for each then a slightly larger black circle to layer them.

Albert and Sherlock were stamped with black ink onto white paper, colored with Copic Sketch markers, and fussy cut out.  I positioned them in the center of my tags and added a tarnished brass eyelet to each with some decorative ribbons threaded through them.  
So simple, so fun!

Come along and join us for this Manly challenge and you just might be the lucky winner of some free stamps!

Thursday, February 1, 2024

 Happy February 1st and welcome to a brand new month long challenge over on The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity:  For the Men.  Self explanatory I think??  Find your masculine, boyish, macho stamps and make something creative with them!  You could win some free stamps from Carmen's Veranda and Lost Coast Designs.

For this card I used the Three Waiters stamp and the Loopy Background stamp, both from Lost Coast Designs, and the Piece of Cake clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

For the background, I took a square piece of vintage book paper and, using a glue stick, glued a piece of decorative decoupage paper atop it.  I then stamped that with the Loopy Background stamp using black ink.  I edged it with the same black ink.

Next I stamped my 3 waiters onto a white scrap with black ink and fussy cut it out, edging it with Distress Vintage Photo Ink.  The only color I added was some Copic Sketch Marker to their hands and faces.  I then attached them to the center of my card front.

The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white square edged in black ink and positioned as shown in the lower left corner.

We are excited to see what fun things you come up with for this newest challenge over on the Portal!