Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Midsummer Dream Gothic Arch

Good Morning my Inky friends!

I have been playing with more Gecko Galz collage images but this time I paired it with an alcohol ink background. I started off by sprinkling a variety of Brea Reese Alcohol Inks on a piece of Craft Plastic by Grafix.  It's a really cool plastic paper that is (IMO) more sturdy than Yupo and far less expensive. 


After I was satisfied with the look I hand cut a gothic arch shape from the inked plastic/paper.  I edged it with the StazOn Pigment ink and mounted it onto a larger gothic arch that I had covered with Sapphire/Sapphire Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper.


I fussy cut the lady from her background (from one of the Ophilia collage sheets) and gave her a set of  lovely blue butterfly wings (Butterfly Wings).  I really wanted to highlight the fairy and AI background so I kept the embellishments to a minimum and added the sentiment and a bit of gold thread.  


She looks so serious but lovely at the same time...
I think she's trying to solve the world's problems.


Have a lovely day my friends!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Gecko Galz - Midsummer Dream

Hello Friends -

I hope you've had a lovely weekend up till now.  I have been playing a bit with stamps and inks and collage images. I created this card for a friend using one of Gecko Galz images from the Spirit of the Fey collage sheet for the Midsummer Dream challenge this month.


I just loved the pink and green so I went with it.  I used a new set of Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps - Crows in the Cornflowers which I stamped using a few Kaleidacolor ink pads (Fresh Greens, Blue Breeze and Berry Blaze) and VersaFine Clair Paradise and Verdant.  


I added a bit of washi tape and some little gemstones for a touch of sparkle.  It is mounted on a piece of Ebony/Ebony Starstruck Rinea Foiled Paper.


Supplies:

Gecko Galz - Spirit of the Fey
Imagine - Kaleidacolor - Berry Blaze, Fresh Greens, Blue Breeze; VersaFine Clair - Verdant, Paradise
Rinea - Ebony/Ebony Starstruck Foiled Paper
Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Crows in the Cornflower
Cardstock, Gemstones, Washi Tape

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Strawberry Delight!

Hello Friends -

I wanted to share some fun treat boxes I made using Rinea Foiled Paper....

I made these fun strawberries from die-cut circles!! 
They were so quick and easy you just won't believe it. 



 For the complete tutorial please see:


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Light Your Way...Fairy Lantern

Good Morning Friends!


I hope you're all having a wonderful week.
Today I want to share a fun project I made recently that will have you saving your glass jars!



This is what it looks like in daylight...I wish you could see the shimmer - it is covered in a layer of Sparkle Mboss Embossing Powder. This embossing powder has a beautiful iridescent glitter sparkle which is just lovely.


And when it gets dark it's just as lovely when you switch on the little LED Tea Light!!

You can see full supply list and detailed instructions here:


Have a magical day friends!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Fridafest Day 2

Hello Friends!


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For today's creation I was going for a "vibe"

LCD Stamp - Frida 1

I wanted to go with a raw in your face look much like her art so I gave her a very bright and vibrant aura using Marabu Art Crayons. I loosely colored around the image with yellow, orange and red then smudged it just a bit and left it to dry. I thought this technique fit very well with the quote from the stamp.  Once the art crayons had a chance to dry a bit the panel was then mounted on a white card base.  

Be sure to check out the Lost Coast Design Blog for the rest of the hop links 
and details on how to enter to win!

Hop around and leave some love here and on all the team's blogs for a chance to win
$10 to spend at Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda
We will be back again tomorrow with some more inspiration.
The more comments you leave the better chance you have to win a prize!

For another chance to win you can share up your Frida Kahlo inspired projects.
If you need some inspiration check out the wiki link above, or the teams makes of course!!
Your project can include a Frida Kahlo image, or be inspired by anything associated with her, but please explain your inspiration if it isn't obvious and don't forget that we need to see the use of real rubber or clear stamps.  Please don't forget to tell us the maker of your stamps and those using
Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps
will get an extra chance at the random draw.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Fridafest Day 1

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Hello Friends and welcome to
Day 1 of the Fridafest Blog Hop!

Have you seen the amazing Frida Kahlo Stamps in the Lost Coast Designs Shop?? Linda has now added 4 new designs so we decided to showcase these beauties with two days of blog hopping.


Here is my creation for today. I wanted to go a bit outside my comfort zone so I decided that red was going to be a main color focus for this project. I also wanted to give her a bit of bling so I painted the image and card with mica watercolor paints. She was initially stamped using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, I then colored her using USArtQuest Mica Color watercolor paints. After I had painted the image I tore around it and inked it with Tulip Red VFC ink.

To create the background I mixed up a watery Super Russet (red) Mica Color paint and flicked it over  the entire black card panel. It is so shimmery in the light (see the photo below...).


"Inspiration" was stamped on a scrap bit of a gelli print I had in my stash.
I finished the card off with a few tiny Prima flowers and mini leaves I hand cut from Emerald Rinea Foiled Paper.

Be sure to see the Lost Coast Designs Blog for a full list of hop stops here:


We will be back again tomorrow with some more inspiration.
The more comments you leave the better chance you have to win a prize!

For another chance to win you can link up your Frida Kahlo inspired projects on the Fridafest blog post.

Your project can include a Frida Kahlo image, or be inspired by anything associated with her, but please explain your inspiration if it isn't obvious and don't forget that we need to see the use of real rubber or clear stamps.  Please don't forget to tell us the maker of your stamps and those using Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps will get an extra chance at the random draw. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

Happy 4th 
to all of my American friends out there celebrating our wonderful country!!

Deep Red Stamps - Star Spangled Banner

Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Tulip Red, Blue Belle, Nocturne, Acorn, Pinecone; On Point Glue
Colored Pencils, Foam Tape, Glitter


Monday, July 1, 2019

Celebrate It! Challenge - Lost Coast Designs


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Hello Friends - Happy July!


Can you believe that we are starting the 7th month of the year...I just don't know where the time has gone.  Anyway, the first is always the start of a new challenge at Lost Coast Designs and this 2 week challenge is - Celebrate It!  Stamp a card that celebrates anything and you're all set to enter!


Here is what I created for today....


I used the high kickin' Showgirls stamp which was stamped using VersaFine Clair - Nocturne ink. I colored it using Arteza colored pencils and added a bit of glitter and pen work on their shoes.  It was then fussy cut and set aside.  

The background is a piece of a gelli print using red, white and blue (thought it was appropriate for this holiday season). This print was trimmed and mounted on a piece of Sapphire Starstruck Foiled Paper by Rinea. At this time I flicked on Mister Huey's Opaque White Color Mist. I then stamped the sentiment along the right hand side using Tulip Red VersaFine Clair ink.  

This panel was mounted on a white card base and then the showgirl image was affixed to the card using double stick foam tape.

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Supplies:

Lost Coast Designs - Showgirls; Party Words
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Ink, On Point Glue
Arteza - Colored Pencils
Mister Huey's - Opaque White Color Mist
Glitter
Cardstock
Foam Tape



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Memories Upcycled Wooden Box


It's been a while since I've done any "upcycling"...no, this has nothing to do with the gym ;) LOL!! So I thought it would be fun to do so.

This is a mixed media lovers delight...
Stamping, embossing, a "skin" for the cover and more!

If you'd like to see how I made it you can find the directions, step by step photos and complete supply list here:






Imagine -

VersaFine Clair Inkpad – Fallen Leaves, Tulip Red, Blue Belle, Pinecone, Nocturne, Golden Meadow
VersaMark Inkpad
Mboss Embossing Powder – Gold, Hologram, Birthday Party, Princess Party
Fantastix
Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Ivy Cottage
Creative Medium
Palette Knife
Stipple Brush


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pineapple Anyone?

Hello Friends...

Pineapple anyone?
Today I wanted to share my mixed media tag that I made for the Gecko Galz challenge 


I just love this image from the Aloha set, it is a perfect summer time image and it was the inspiration for the entire tag.

I started off by spritzing Bamboo, Dandelion and New Sprout Fireworks! Shimmery spray ink onto my craft mat. I then pounced the tag into the mix several times (drying the tag between layers).
Note: I had a small scrap of Yupo on my table that I used to pick up the remaining ink.

After the inks had dried I stamped flowers, leaves and vines from the new Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamp set - Southern Charm using VersaFine Clair Inks.

I stamped the pineapples and exotic leaves from the Sunny Studio stamp set Fabulous Flamingos onto the inked scrap of Yupo with VersaMark ink and embossed with Black Mboss embossing powder. The pineapples were colored with Memento Dual Tip Markers.

I stamped the sentiment (also from the Fabulous Flamingos stamp set) onto a scrap of white cardstock and trimmed.

All of the various elements were fussy cut and adhered to the tag. I added several different bits of ribbon to finish off the tag.



Happy Summer all!!


I would also like to enter this MM tag in the 

Supplies:

Gecko Galz - Aloha
Imagine - VersaMark, VersaFine Clair, Memento Dual Tip Markers, Fireworks! Shimmery Spray Ink
Sunny Studio - Fabulous Flamingos
Rubber Stamp Tapestry - Southern Charm
Yupo Paper
Tag
Ribbon