Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wistful Butterflly Lady

Greetings to all the Lost Coasters checking out the Review!  It's Laurie here with another project to share with you.  This one was made for the Lost Coast August Challenge - Stenciled Background.  I really never got into stencils until about a year or so ago, and now I wonder what took me so long!  So many things you can do with stencils - the sky's the limit!

I created this card with the Head In Hands stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I love this stamp - it has a very peaceful, gentle feel about it that really appeals to me.

I stamped with dark brown ink on white paper then tore around all the edges to give it a rough appearance.  That got mounted onto another torn edges piece in white.  I colored the lady and the butterfly with Copic markers, just keeping the composition and color palette simple.

The background was made with my Gelli plate.  I started with yellow paint for my background then used some stencils with orange and brown paints.   I used three or four different stencils here to give the background some interesting shapes and colors.  Looking at her in this piece, it almost seems that she is looking right into my eyes!!

Don't forget to join up your stenciled stamped creations to the 
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  
You don't need to use Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps, 
but of course, we would love to see them if you have them!!

Go create and have fun!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

4x4 Steampunk Tile

Hello all. Cathy here with a 4x4 Steampunk Art Tile.
So I went and grabbed 1 of my 4x4 Art tiles. I felt like using my Distress Oxide inks. I thought what colors have I not played with? Brown. So I grabbed the browns. Walnut stain, vintage photo and antique linen.
I did the smooching technique with the inks and a craft mat. When I was happy with the background I moved on to adding my stencil.
Next I stamped the bird on bike with black ink. Then I added some gears to the wheels of the bike. Stamped the Steampunk word from Carmen's Veranda. Then I cut the word in half. Edged the word and 4x4 tile with vintage photo. Glued word and gears on top and done....

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bad Advice Baby

Hello and welcome to the Lost Coast Review.  Gail here today and I wanted to share how I made my Bad Advice Baby project that you might have seen over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This month the challenge is stenciled backgrounds and this is a great way to add depth and interest to your projects.  

I have decided that Happy Skeleton is a baby due to his romper suit and those obviously baby teeth.  Ain't he just so cool!!

I started by stamping and embossing the Free Advice sentiment from Carmen's Veranda.  I sponged Mowed Lawn distress ink through my stencil, flipped it over and sponged Evergreen Bough distress ink.  Flipping the stencil reverses the pattern, with can give a dramatic effect, depending on how symmetrical your stencil is.  This one, which incidently I found in the cake decorating section of the local cheap store, isn't so complex.  

Then I stamped Grunge Border 3" with Spiced Marmelade distress ink.

A bit more interest added using a numbers stencil and Hickory Smoke distress ink.

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Happy Skeleton and coloured his romper suit with neon gel pens.  I gave him a bit of washi tape to stand on and a pair of googly eyes, to add that extra bit of crazy, and he's good to go.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Do check out The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for more gorgeous stencily inspiration from the team and the challenge details and linky.  See you there.  Hugz

Monday, August 7, 2017

Twinkle Twinkle Starry Cat

Good morning and happy Monday. It's Sue here and I'm so happy to be sharing my first piece with you this month for Lost Coast Designs. It's time for a new challenge and this time around it's one of my favourites - stencils. Here's what I've made.

I started by stencilling my stars with some silver texture paste. I then sprayed with some home made shimmer spray to make my universe. I die cut the moon, stars and Earth - wow think big eh!

Then I made a Distress Ink background and stamped Cat Star Wings. She's been coloured with glitter and white pen.

I printed my sentiment on the computer.

And all done.

So please join in and play with your stencils. They don't have to be bought, home made stencils are fine and so much fun.  Thanks very much for looking and don't forget to keep calling back for lots more inspiration. Have a great week, Sue x

Friday, August 4, 2017

Party Time

Hello all you out there. It's Cathy here with a fun card today.
This card I made using items I haven't used for ages( really years) Shhhh don't tell..... First off I stamped Goth Mask on Copic friendly paper. Colored with Copic markers. Layered it on black cardstock. Here is the stuff I haven't used in ages. Versamark and embossing power. I haven't heat embossed in years. I took out my Corner Swirl and stamped it with versamark and used the white embossing power on it. Next I used the versamark as a watermark ink. That is what the darker ones are that you see.
So I say grab something you haven't used in ages and have a go with it again. Thanks for stopping by.