Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Heart In Chains

Hello again to all of you visiting the Lost Coasters Review.  This is Laurie giving you the skinny on this card I made featuring one of the new stamps from Lost Coast Designs - this one is called Steampunk Heart.
I love the steampunk genre and love this little heart with all it's gears and chains.

I stamped the heart onto a piece of paper I had painted with cream and orange paints kind of subtly swirled together.  I used black ink which I heat set to dry completely. I then colored in the elements on the heart with Copic markers in shades of brown, black, rust, and I used a gold Uni-ball pen to make the gold accents.

I mounted the heart with foam tape onto a background I made using with Distress inks covering white paper.  I used several stencils to add more Distress ink - one lattice work stencil and another clockwork stencil - in darker shades of brown and rust.  I then stenciled three hearts with gold ink and smudged more gold ink randomly onto the page.  It's hard to see in my photo but the foam tape raises the heart above the background and give the whole thing some dimension.  Finished product was then mounted onto a white panel.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Paintbrush Poe

Hello all in blog land. It is Cathy here with my paintbrush Poe.
This is how I made it.
First get a cheap paintbrush( I got my from Michael's)
I painted the handle and the bristles with white paint. Then I painted the frame white.

Next I added black paint to the frame when it was still wet so it turned gray in spots.
Then I added black to my paint bristles. Then I rubbed some black paint in spots on the frame. Next I took some purple paint and added it to the bristles. When That was drying I took some gold and rubbed it oh so lightly over the frame to add a hint of gold to it. Then I added it to the bristles. I did add paint to the front and back of the brush and bristles.
So while that was all drying I stamped out my Goth Poe from the new stamps at Lost Coast. Colored it with Copic markers. When the frame was dry I traced the inside oval so I could cut out and add it to the frame.
The last thing I did was glue it all together. It was a fun altered paintbrush to do.
 Thanks for looking. Enjoy.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Collar

Hi it's Cathy here and I have a fast and fun card make.
First I started with a Kraft color cardstock and I embossed it with a embossing folder. I had one with crazy lines over it. It reminded me of how a cat would chase a toy.
Next I stamped the Happy Cat  on Copic friendly paper and colored her in cool grays.
 ( I had a cat the same color when I was a kid)
Then I fussy cut her out. As I was looking at her and seeing that smile on her I thought she needed a collar. So I made her a collar.
This is how I made the collar. Took some velvet ribbon and ran a strip of tape down the back side and the I folded it over. Next I added a bright shinny gold bell. Glued the collar on the cat and the stuck foam squares to rise the cat up. Then I saw I had a fish bone die and added that to the card
Last  I edged the card with some brown ink.
Told you it was fast and fun.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hop Along

Greetings Lost Coast fans.  Gail here with a few more details of my Hop Along tag featuring the gorgeous Whimsical Flora

I've also used the Bubbles Background, but I wanted to try and use it in a slightly different way

Here are the three steps for my tag background.  I stamped the Bubbles Background at an angle off the edge of the tag using Midnight Blue dye ink.    I masked the stamped area and stamped again at a different angle.  I decided it was a bit dark so for the final masking and stamping I didn't re-ink the stamp.  Ye olde second generation stamping.  This obviously gives a lighter impression, which can be fun and useful at times.  Then it all became totally irrelevant, cos in the end I decided this was too dark for the image and re-stamped the whole thing with pale turquoise ink!  Ho Ho Ho

I stamped the wonderful Flora on a scrap of MME patterned paper.  I decided to adjust the angle of her legs and then, since she was then in the hopscotch position, I decided she needed a boot!!   It all made perfect sense at the time!!   I don't seem to have many boot stamps so I drew a boot shape on a piece on red metal foil with an embossing pen and embossed with black powder.  It was a bit bright so I added some black embossed dots.  I want a pair of boots like this!!!

So here she is on the slightly paler version of my tag.  I've edged and grounded her with the Midnight Blue ink and added a bit of bobbly wool.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Our ANYTHING GOES challenge is in full swing on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Do hop over and see all the wonderful entries and inspiration from the team.  And don't forget to link up your makes.

Altered Pages are having a Lost Coast Designs promotion this month so you can also visit them for masses of fun inspiration using Lost Coast Design stamps and also some special offers.  In support of this fun event Lost Coast Designs are also offering our blog readers a very special 10% discount.  Use the code Altered Pages when you check out to receive your discount.  Have a lovely day.  Hugz

Friday, July 7, 2017

Lost Coast Designs and Altered Pages

Good morning everyone.  This month, Altered Pages has partnered with Lost Coast Designs to bring you some wonderful designs from their talented designers, all created with Lost Coast Stamps.

For the month of July, when you make a purchase at Lost Coast Designs, enter Altered Pages as your discount code when you check out to receive 10% off your purchase.

Take a few minutes through out the month to visit Altered Pages and leave them some love.


Find Your Happy Place

Good afternoon and happy Friday. It's Sue here with a few more details and pictures of how I made my happy tag.

I started by painted a large wooden tag with Deco Art Media acrylics in red and yellow.

Then added some greens and purples. I'm really liking how it looks now.

Well we can't have that! time to cover it all up. I put some vaseline in random patches, then painted with white acrylic and stamped all over with the script stamp from Leonardo's Accessory Set.

When this was dry I rubbed the tag with a damp cloth to remove the patches of vaseline and anything that went over the top. This is my favourite part 'cos it's always so unpredictable.

Then I went over again with a coat of transparent yellow oxide to age it a little more.
Time for some more stamping now.
I've used Rustic CheckerboardLeonardo's AccessoriesDoodle Dolls 1Fish and Hearts Set, and CV Happy Place

There's still loads of time for you to join in, and what could be easier than 'anything goes'. I hope to see you over on the Portal.

Have a fun weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

C is for Cat

Good afternoon everyone.  It's Marilyn again and I want to share with you how I created my Anything Goes tag called C is for Cat.

I used Floppy Ear Cat and CV Just A Cat.

I stenciled on the background using the TH Splash stencil and some modeling paste.  Once that had dried, I sprinkled Nuance powders and spritzed on some water until they mixed and ran together.  Next I stamped my images onto some mixed media paper, both with black ink.  I gave the CV Just A Cat a mist with some LSG spray to match the background, cut everything out, and adhered it to the tag.  To finish up, I added some lines around the edge and a brad.

Stay tuned for more how-to's from out talented bunch of designers.

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

Monday, July 3, 2017

New Challenge

Gail here today just to let you know that there's a new challenge starting over at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity

Hop over and check out the inspiration from the team and link up your stamped anythings for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.

See you there.  Here's a peek of one of our anythings