Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hugs & Kisses Tutorial

As promised, here's the tutorial on how I created the Hugs and Kisses journal spread.  I think if I had it to do over I would have figured out how to tint my die cut.

1)  Tear strips out of old book pages and glue them to the bottom half of each side.  Gesso.
2)  Spray LSG Peony Scarlet Red, Autumn Maple Crimson, and Opal Sea Oats all over the pages.
3)  Add texture using the TH Doily stencil and glossy transparent text paste.
4)  Stencil TH Mini Countdown with Versamark ink and embloss with black EP.
5)  Stamp CV Klimt Kiss on mixed media paper with Versamark ink and emboss with black EP.  Color with markers and cut out.
6)  Add a die cut Hugs and Kisses to the left side of the page and Klimt Kiss to the right.
7)  Scatter die cut hearts across both pages and use a brown Pitt pen to add highlights.
8)  Splatter spread with LSU Luminous Lemon, Luscious Lime, Midnight Rendezvous Raven, & gesso mixed with water.

Thank you for joining me today.  Stay tuned for more step-by-steps from me and others on the LCD team.  Oh, don't forget, you still have a few days to get your entry in for the February Challenge.  Click HERE for all the details and the Linky.

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

Friday, February 17, 2017

Be Mine ATC w/Tutorial

Good morning lovelies.  I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  I know I did.  Continuing in that vein I wanted to share a quick Valentine's ATC with you.  It really and truly can be for any time of the year, if you want someone to know how very dear they are to you.

I started out by trimming a red piece of cardstock to ATC size.  I stenciled on hearts using Adirondack Raisin and them stamped Cat Quotes randomly with SU Cherry Cobbler.  Next came some rub-ons from 7 Gypsies.  I stamped Be Mine with SU Cherry Cobbler and then fussy cut out, separating the Be Mine sentiment from the rest of the stamp (two stamps in one! gotta love it).  I added that to the center of my ATC, keeping the main image slightly below center (rule of 1/3).  I then used Cranberry Stickles and Frosted Lace Stickles to add dots of color all over the ATC.  Done!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Check in a little later this week for more step-by-steps from me and other members of the LCD team.

Until later.................
Marilyn (aka Tarnished Rose)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hugs & Kisses - Lost Coast Designs February Challenge

Good morning everyone!  February is the month for Lovers and that's the theme of this month's challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog.

For my contribution, I created a journal spread:
Stay tuned because a little later in the month I'll have step-by-step instructions on how I created this.  The stamp I used was from Carment's Veranda and is entitled Klimit Kiss.

Don't forget to get your entry in over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. blog. You could win a gift card to use to purchase either Carmen's Veranda or Lost Coast Designs stamps!

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


Monday, February 13, 2017

Steampunk Queen for Lost Coast Designs

Good morning everyone!  Well, the Steampunk Queen of Hearts event is in full swing over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  My make for the event is a coaster.

This was a LOT of fun to create.  I used the pointing queen from Alice and the Queen, Steampunk Planes, and the Gears Background stamps.

1)  Stamp the pointing queen from Alice and the Queen and Steampunk Planes with Versamark adn emboss with black EP.  Paint the queen with markers and watercolor pencils.  For the Steampunk plane, use blue Stickles for the balloon and brown marker for the plane.  Cut out and set to the side.
2)  Gesso the coaster blank.
3)  Spray with LSG Opal Sea Oats then using scarlet Nuance Powder and a water brush, create runs down your page.  Dry well.
4)  Stamp Gears Background with black ink then mist the entire background with LSG Sidewalk Chalk.
5)  Add the Queen and the plane to the coaster.  If you don't like the washed out looking gears (I didn't) go back over with a black gel pen.
6)  Add black Dresden trim to the edges.
7)  Scatter a few hearts around the coaster and add a couple of die cut crowns, adding Goldenrod Stickles to the top.
8)  Finally, print "Off with their head", outline with a black fine liner, and cut out.  Color with a water brush and a little scarlet Nuance Powder.

Don't forget to join in the fun at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  You'll have a chance to win Lost Coast Designs stamps!  Click HERE to enter your Steampunk Queen of Hearts.

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


Friday, February 10, 2017

Sparkle Forever Always for Gecko Galz

Good morning everyone!  I'm up on the Gecko Galz blog today and I wanted to share with you how I created the ATCs and tag I made this month.  Currently, most of my projects are simple to make and only require a few supplies.  I'm still operating with a minimum of art supplies since flooding in August.

1)  Stencil TH Flourish using modeling paste tinted with Metallique Pink Blush.
2)  Cut out Leave a Little Sparkle from the Scripted collage sheet and center it on the card.
3)  Using Prima Soft Matte Gel, add fine silver glitter around the edges of the sentiment.
4)  Using Prima Soft Matte Gel, add some pink microbeads randomly around the sentiment.
5)  Finish by going around the edges with pink chalk ink.


1)  Gesso the ATC then spritz with water.  While wet, spray LSG Opal Sea Oats and dry.
2)  Stencil with TH Speckles and Stazon Timber Brown.
3)  Cut out images from Hugs and Kisses and Chalkboard Sentiments collage sheets and add to card.
4)  Rub Stazon Timber Brown ink around the edges.

1)  I started with a pre-made background created with a Gel Press plate and random acrylic paint that I trimmed and glued to a tag.
2)  Randomly stamp a script stamp onto background using white pigment ink.
3)  Cut out your images from Scripted (I shrunk the sheet down) and Beautiful Book Marks collage sheets and add them to your tag.  I tinted the Scripted image with DI Vintage Photo.
4)  Place enamel dots in matching colors around the tag.
5)  Edge the tag with XXX ink
6)  Add coordinating ribbon to the tag and a brad to cover the hole.

For these and other great collage sheet, visit the Gecko Galz Etsy Store.
Don't forget to participate in the Gecko Galz February Customer Challenge, Vintage Valentine.  You could win a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Until later...................


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sweetheart for Gecko Galz February Customer Challenge

Good morning everyone.  It's time again for the Gecko Galz's Customer Challenge.  This month's challenge is Vintage Valentine.  I decided to create a Valentine's Tag (tags are great for using as bookmarks).

1)  I started with a #8 tag and swirled on color with a sponge dauber and SU Cherry Cobbler ink, going lighter as I got toward the middle.
2)  Next I added stenciled hearts using the TH Hearts stencil and modeling paste I colored with some Nuance Powder in Scarlet.
3)  I then cut out an image from Lovely Little Valentines and centered it on the sides and down a little from exact center vertically.  Remember the rule of thirds.
4)  Next I added red and white baker's twine around the image.  I'm not fond of raw edges.
5)  Then I took three red mulberry flowers and grouped them on the bottom right corner, brushing some glitter across the top (I use Finnabair's Soft Matte Gel for this).  I then added red enamel dots in different sizes radiating up and out from the flower.
6)  Finally, I added some rubons, a Sweetheart 3D sticker and some fiber.

Hope you enjoyed my tag.  For more great Gecko Galz images, check out the shop on Etsy.  And don't forget to get your entry in on the Gecko Galz blog for your chance to win a $25 Gecko Galz shopping spree.