Wednesday, June 28, 2023

My Spirit Animal!!

 Another day - another challenge over at Lost Cost Portal to Creativity and what a fun challenge it is... Use Some Words!  

If you've ever checked out Carmen's Veranda Clear Sentiments you know there are so many fun, quirky and entertaining sentiments.  Today I have paired one - Spirit Animal with one of my favorite images from Lost Coast Designs - Flying Ballerina.

I used the circle stamp from the Brush Strokes set to create the background. 

I hope you have time to join in on the fun!!

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Lost Coast Designs - Use Some Words challenge #169

 Ink Stained Roni here with my first contribution for the Use Some Words challenge.  I just love this stamp - Georges & Lewis.... Such a fun vintage image of childhood past.  I stamped the image once with Dove Grey then a second time using a few shades of blue Distress Inks.  I fussy cut the blue hat and coat and glued it to the grey image. The image was then die-cut and inked here and there with a bit more dove grey and blue.

I paired the image with the perfect sentiment from Carmen's Veranda - Be the Person.  It was all added to a card base with some vintage scrapbook paper in my collection.

Hope you join us for this fun challenge.... Use Some Words!

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Lost Coast Designs Challenge #168 - Mini Me


Hello everyone!!  the current challenge at Lost Coast Designs/ Carmen's Veranda is Mini Me..... Think ATC's, Inchies, Twinchies, Moo Cards, etc.  I have to tell you I just love this challenge - so many fun little bits to try! Today I made some ATC cards using images from the Butterfly Set, Long Swirl and words from the Misc Words set.  

To create these cards I started off by dipping 3 different pieces of vintage ephemera into Distress Oxide inks and let them dry. Once dry I mounted them on ATC cards and trimmed away the excess paper.  Next I applied embossing paste through a stencil and let that dry. These dots were then colored using a variety of Marabu Art Crayons.  

I stamped the open areas with the long swirl and green ink.  The butterflies and words were stamped on scraps of paper from my stash. The butterflies were colored using Clean Brush Markers with a bit of Stickles added here and there.  The words were trimmed and the edges were inked then they were affixed to each of the ATC's.

I hope you are inspired to create your own little piece of art.  If you do, be sure to add it to the challenge page for your chance to win!!