Monday, July 25, 2016

Wings Mixed Media Card (PL sized card) & Lost Coast Designs

Good morning everyone and thank you for dropping by.  As promised, here's the step-out for my PL-sized mixed media card called Wings.

1)  Stamp Indinkera onto a piece of PL-sized (3-3/4 x 5-3/4) white cardboard.
2)  Stamp Winged Girl twice onto mixed media paper with Versafine ink.  Emboss one with LSG Midnight Copper EP and one with Cleopatra's Copper EP.  Cut out.
3)  Sprinkle Nuance powder in orange, bright yellow, and grace green on the background and mist with water.  Dry.
4)  Stencil translucent paste randomly through a circle stencil.
5)  Die cut some shapes using the Sizzix Crosshatch Frameworks die and paint with coral paint.  Spinkle on glitter while the paint is still wet.  Add to background.
6)  Punch out leaves and butterflies.  Spray leaves with LSG Bells of Ireland Green and butterflies with Cotton Candy Pink, A Bit O' Bubbly, and Frenchy's Pink Pouf mists.
7)  Place the Winged Girl you embossed with Midnight Copper EP on top of the other and offset slightly.  Glue together, then add mounting pads at the back to pop it up off the page and add to the card.
8)  Glue down the leaves in a circle around your image.  Add butterflies.
9)  Using soft matte gel, scatter glass glitter, micro beads, and glass beads across the card.  I used rose glass glitter, rust glass beads, and grass microbeads.
10)  Add TH Small Talk words.  Splatter with yellow and white pain and black gesso.

I'm entering this in the Classic Design Team Open Challenge BlogCrafty Calendar Challenge, and More Mixed Media Challenges.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Giveaway - Technique Junkies Stamp

I was going through my Technique Junkies stamps and realized I ended up with two of the same stamp.

Sea Urchins, 4 x 5.25

If you would like to win my extra, unused stamp, just leave a comment with your email address between now and Saturday, July 30th.  I will use to chose a winner.  The winner will be announced here on my blog and I will also attempt to email.

Until later...........................


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wings for Lost Coast Designs

It's Day 4 of the New Stamp Release Showcase at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Today, I'm sharing a Project Life-sized mixed media card featuring two of the new releases.

Tune in on the 25th and I'll be sharing how I created this bright mixed media card using Winged Girl and Indinkera, two of the new releases at Lost Coast Designs.

Until later.......................


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wild and Free with Lost Coast Designs

Good morning everyone!  We are on Day 3 of Lost Coast Designs New Stamp Release Showcase over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!  Today I wanted to share with you a journal page I created using several of the new zentangle stamp releases.

1)  Gesso your journal page.  I'm working in an 8x10 watercolor journal.
2)  Stamp Zentangle Cat onto to piece of mixed media paper and cut out.   Color with a variety of makers.  Outline the square with some foil tape.
3)  Using the cat as your guide, mark the placement of your feathers.  I stamped Zentangle Feathers 2 & 4 in a circle around what would be the center of my cat.
4)  Mist page with water and spray on your choice of mists at the very top.  I used Raider by Art Anthology and Cheshire Cat Cherry by Lindy's Stamp Gang.  Let the colors run down the page, assisting with a wet paintbrush if needed.
5)  Stencil on some chevrons using crackle paste, then sprinkle Bright Yellow Nuance powder over the stenciled area and mist with water.
6)  Randomly stamp Aggregrate background and Dream from Dictionary Words over background.
7)  Build up the matting for the cat, then splatter everything with several colors of mists, ranging from blue, to pink, to red, to black.
8)  Using the Sizzix Crosshatch Frameworks die, cut out several pieces from chipboard.  Emboss with black EP and LSG Midnight Teal and Hollyhock Scarlett Plum EP.
9)  Punch out and emboss mice with black EP.  Scatter around the cat.
10)  Add flair and stickers.

I got this idea from watching a bunch of scrapbooking videos.  I'm still refining it for use with stamping, but I really like the result.  It's definitely not a another card!

Hope you enjoyed today's project and stay tuned for another day of the New Stamp Release Showcase!

Until later......................


Domestic Goddess with Gecko Galz plus a free Digi Stamp

Good morning everyone!  Today is my day over on the Gecko Galz blog and as always, I'm sharing with you here how I created everything.

To start, lay down pieces of lace, punchinella, coins, and squares.  Coat everything with gesso and when dry, spray with LSG Blingy Blonde, Merci Beaucoup Mint, Pineapple Paradise, and Tiffany Lou Blue mists.  Dry well.  Tap out some LSG Curiouser Chartreuse and Tweedle Dee Denim Magicals and mist with water. Dry.  Stencil with Stencil Girl Block stencil and embossing paste.  Cut out images from Domestic Goddess Collage Sheet and adhere to the page.  Outline Domestic Goddess with black watercolor pencil and smudge with a water brush.  Outline all squares with Prussian Blue watercolor pencil and blend with a water brush.  Using the same color, outline Domestic Goddess.  Use a liner brush and Nuance royal blue powder mixed with water to outline page.

Spray LSG Cotton Candy Pink, Pineapple Paradise, and Cheshire Cat Cherry.  Dry until it's just damp and then sprinkle with Tweedle Dee Denim Magicals and lightly mist with water.  Do a little random stenciling with the Prima Flourish stencil and transparent embossing paste (the paste wicks up the spray).  If it's a little too subtle, run some blue chalk ink over the stenciled area.  Cut out images from the Domestic Goddess Collage Sheet and add to the page.  Using a liner brush, outline the entire page with red Nuance powder mixed with water.

These magnets were a breeze to make.  Choose two images from the Let's Get Nautical Collage Sheet and cut out.  Place two pieces of 2x2 memory glass over the images, moving around until you have the composition you want.  Trace around the edges of the glass with a pencil and then trim your images.  Ink edges with Walnut Distress Ink.  Glue the images to the glass using Glossy Accents.  When dry, glue magnets onto the back.

Unfortunately, I misplaced the directions to how to create this 4x4, but I used the With A Glance Collage Sheet, some washi tape, a few words, and a fleur-de-lis stencil.  I kept the color in shades of blue with just a splash of purple.

Yep, another one I lost the instructions to.  This is an ATC I created with this month's free digi stamp available below.  I colored the background with pigment powder first.  The image was printed onto paper, colored with markers, cut out, and then added to the ATC.  I used soft matte gel to add several different colors of prills around the image and stamped DREAM at the top.

And FINALLY, here's your free digital stamp.  Enjoy!

Don't forget to check out the Gecko Galz Etsy store for more great digital collage sheets.

Until later..........................


Monday, July 18, 2016

For The Birds with Lost Cost Designs

Good morning everyone!  It's Day 1 of the New Stamp Release Showcase for Lost Coast Designs going on over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and I've got several projects to share with you over the next few days.  Since today's focus on the Portal is Whimsical Birds, that's what I'll share along with step by step instructions.

1)  Using a #8 tag, stamp Bubbles background in black ink.  Sprinkle with Nuance powder and spritz.
2)  Using orange and yellow markers, fill in some of the circles then dry brush Gesso over the entire tag.  Just a little; you only want to tone down the colors, not cover them up.
3)  Stamp Mini Whimsical Birds 1 & 2 with black permanent ink.  Color with your choice of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.
4)  Using Sizzix Mixed Media 3 die, cut several bricks from chipboard.  Paint with Paper Artsy Cherry Red and emboss with Fired Brick Distress EP.  With a baby wipe, brush a little black paint over the bricks, then again using a baby wipe, add a little PA Cherry Red around the edges.
5)  Water down some red and black paint and flick across the tag.  Do the same with some Gesso.
6)  Glue down the bricks and add the birds on top.
7)  Water down some gray Nuance powder and add shadows around the birds and bricks, blending well.  Also go around the edges of the tag.
8)  Cut out alphas and numbers and paint with gray Nuance powder mixed with a little water.
9)  Cut a piece of red ribbon and roll it a mix of gray Nuance powder and water.

That's it!  Yep, this isn't a 15 minute tag, but it's worth all the work.  Hope you enjoy the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's New Stamp Release Showcase.  Stay turned for more creativity!

Until later.................


Saturday, July 16, 2016

At the Lake and Lock Up with Technique Junkies

Good morning everyone!  I have a couple of ATCs to share with you today that I created using Technique Junkies stamps.  I don't know what it is about ATCs but I just can't seem to get enough of them.

I started with a Bristol ATC and stamped Chain Link Fence using black Versafine ink.  I then embossed with clear EP.  I stamped the woman from The Rules onto a piece of mixed media paper, cut her out, and colored her with Art Anthology Colorations in Valentine, Glorious, Sandcastle, and Peacock Feathers, Art Anthology Velvet Portobello, and Metallique Gold Rush.  Next I stamped Lock Us Up onto a piece of mixed media paper, cut it out, wet it with water, then sprayed it with Art Anthology Glorious Colorations, edging it with washed tan ink.  

For this ATC, I once again started with a piece of Bristol paper.  I stamped Boom Boom Room with turquoise pigment ink and embossed with clear EP.  I then colored in the open boxes with Memento Potters Clay ink, a painbrush, and a little water to blend.  I stamped the anchor and sentiment from Better At The Lake Set of 5 and cut them out.  The anchor was painted with Metallique Silver Spoon mixed with glazing medium and Art Anthology Kona Velvet.  I then ran a black Micron pen around the edges.  I sprayed the sentiment with water to wet the paper and then misted with Art Anthology Siesta Key and blotted.  I edged it with Memento Desert Sand.

Well, that's all for today.  Stay tuned for more projects.  I post throughout the month.
  Chain Link Fence
The Rules          Boom Boom Room                  Better at the Lake Set of 5

Until later.........................  (sorry for the weird look, Blogger is acting up)