Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How-to 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

Monday, July 17, 2017

Black and White Challenge

Hi there I made this card for the black and white challenge over at The Artistic Stamper blog. I used Lost Coast Design/Carmen's Veranda stamps for this card.

My Anything Goes

Here are my 2 for anything goes over at the Portal.

You still have 8 days and 16 hours to join in and have a chance to win. I hope to see what you made over in the Portal.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day 3 New stamp release

Evil eye this stamp is called. I call it perfect for Halloween.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Day 2 of the new stamp release

This is what I did for day 2 of the new stamp release over at Lost Coast Design

New Stamp Party

So we are showing off the new stamp release over at Lost Coast Designs/ Carmen's Veranda. Here is a card I did for one of there new stamps. Of course it had to be Halloween-ish. Goth Poe.
Stop by Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda to see what is new. Also Stop By Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to see what we  all did with some of the new release.
Don't forget to join our Anything Goes Challenge.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Collar How-to

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.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Anything Goes

Just letting you know you only have 14 day left to join the Anything goes over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
Come join the fun. Can't wait to see you there.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Lost Coast Designs /Altered Pages

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.

Had to share the good news. 10% off Just use Altered Pages as the code. Have fun shopping.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Anything Goes

Over at the Portal the Challenge for this month is anything goes. Come and play with us.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A very pink tag

Here is a tag I made a few weeks back. It is were pink. Which was the theme for this tag. Every pink had to be a different shade of pink.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

4x4 Rhino with wings

So I started out with Strathmore Artist Tile 4x4.
 I wanted to see how Distress Oxide worked with Nuance Powers. So I did one color of the Distress Oxide (wilted violet). I had to use my favorite color. Then I did the smooching technique with the Distress Oxide. Dried that and then made a watercolor out of the blue, green and purple  Nuance powers .( had some orange left over from when I did the first 4x4 tile so I added it here too)

Next I added them to my 4x4 tile. I hit that with a heat gun to dry.  When dry I stamped the Grunge Diamond Background from Carmen's Veranda.
 When I was looking at it I thought it still needed something so I splattered black and white paint on it. When that was drying I stamped my Rhino and Winged Skeleton and colored with Copic markers.
I cut the wings of the skeleton and attached them to my rhino and then I took a stamping block that had waves on the side and traced that with a thin black marker to give some lines for the rhino to stand on then I glued the rhino in place.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wings Tag

For my third day of the I can fly event over at the portal. I made this tag.  You can find both stamps on the Carmen's Veranda site.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rhino with wings

For day 2 of the event over at the portal. I can fly. I made another 4x4 artist tile.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Flying Elephant

My first 4x4 for the I can fly event.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2 Postcards

Here is 2 more postcards I made for this month's challenge .

Come play with us. You got 10 days left to enter and you might have a chance to win.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Be Happy

Hi there, Cathy here to show you how I made my Be Happy postcard. I really had fun doing this postcard and I hope you give it a try. Here is most of the supplies I used to make this.

 First I added molding paste thought a stencil onto my postcard. Then I let dry. Clean your stencil right away because you do not want to get the paste stuck on there. Then the stencil becomes useless

Next I put some Nuance powers onto my craft mat and sprayed them with water and made them into watercolor

Heat dried this
Next I stamped the Corner swirl with green ink and Grunge diamond background with blue ink. I stamped them in their same watercolor colors

Close up.
Next I used a image from the coloring book. I had already had cut up the page before so I cut out the flower and colored it with Copic markers. Edge it with black so you don't see the white edges.  Then I cut it in half to put on the edge of the post card.
                                                     (this is the other half)

Last I stamped Be Crazy Be Stupid saying and cut it out. Taped it to the postcard and I outlined the words with thin line black marker.

I hope this gets your creative juices flowing and try something like it. Thanks for looking

Sunday, June 11, 2017


I made this ATC the other day. I used a border stamp from Lost Coast and the skeleton is from Carmen Veranda. Colored the heart with Copic markers.

Thursday, June 8, 2017


So I made this tag the other day. I started with some watercolor paper and nuance powers. I made them into a watercolor. Then I did a wash over the background and a Jennifer McGuire wrapped background.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Postcard Challenge #37

Hi there it's a new Challenge over on the Portal. This month it is Postcards. How fun is this... Grab a few of your favorite Lost Coast or Carmen Veranda stamps and play along. Come Have a peek at what I made for the new challenge.

Thanks for looking. Hope to see your postcard.
By the way last but not lest Congrats to the Winner of the Challenge #36. It was SHARON

Sunday, June 4, 2017

New Stamps From Lost Coast

There are new stamps from Lost Coast Designs. They are Goth images from Terri Sherman.  Here is 2 cards I made with one for the new stamps.

You should go and check them out. She also has new saying too.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Googly Eye Kitty tag

Hello I'm here to walk you through how I had my Googly Eye Kitty tag.
I started out with distress (#8) tag. Really you can use any tag you have. Then I took the distress oxide inks and did the smooching technique on the craft mat. Ink, (spray with water to active the oxide) smooch, dry then repeat. Do this till you are happy with the colors.
Next I stamped out the Happy Cat from Lost Coast on Copic friendly paper. Color and cut out. I edged cat with black marker to cover up the white edges.
At this time I still didn't know where I was going with this whole tag. Then I got some googly eyes and the flamingo drink stirrers and I know what I was going to do. I had a new saying from Carman's Veranda and I stamped it out and cut it to the way I wanted it.
Then I outlined the words that I used with a fine line marker.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

1 day left

Hey you have one day left to add your artwork to the Lost Coast Challenge real or faux stitching. Come play you might even win.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kitty Enive number 2

Here is another Kitty envie I did with some leftover paints. Didn't want to waist them. The happy cat is peeking out the corner. You can find her at Lost Coast Stamp designs.

Friday, May 19, 2017

My New Collar

Can you tell I just love this cat stamp. Another card with it. She got a new collar and is very happy to show it off. Go over to the Lost Coast Portal to see all the other great  cat artwork that they have posted there.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crazy Cat Eyes

Here is a fun tag I made for the Here Kitty, Kitty event over at Lost Coast.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Real or Faux Stitching

Over at Lost Coast Portal The Challenge is stitching. Real or faux whichever you can do. I did both. My bird cards had real and my ATCs had faux. Come play along. You have 15 days left to join.

I used the bird on bike stamp for the cards. I also used nuance powers. For the ATCs I used mannequins set