Saturday, September 9, 2017

True Friends

This month over at the Portal the theme is Numbers. Here is one tag I made for this challenge.

This is how I made this tag. I stamped thick and thin men on my tag. Next I took a distress inkpad and smooched it on the craft mat and picked up the color and painted the background. Dripped the leftovers of ink on the top of tag. After that was dry I stamped the numbers border on it. I had some rub-ons on my table and guess what they had numbers on them. So I added them. I colored the men with copic markers. Added some word stickers and twine on top and we are done.
Please come to the Portal and join the Numbers Challenge this month.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Winterish Card

I made this card awhile ago. I used Oxide inks to make the background. I stamped Mistletoe Goth from Lost Coast.
As I said I did make this card awhile ago. Had it mounted on the card and it sat there. I always felt it was missing something. Then one day I said color the berries red and add glossy accents to them. So I did.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

So many crowns

Here is another card I did for the tip your hat event over at the Portal. Come over and join in the fun.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Evil Grin

Hello all in blog land. Cathy here to show you how I did my Cheshire Cat card.

This was a great card to do.
Items you will need for this, photo paper, Distress Oxide ink, baby wipes, soft cloth, stencil, black ink pad,  verafine ink and white paper.

Here is some of the stuff you need for it.
Here is what the photo paper looks likes after you do the smooching technique with the Distress Oxide inks. I did one color at a time. Dried in-between colors. *note always move heat gun* The heat gun will damage the photo paper if you keep it in one spot for to long.
I hope you can see it is cloudy in looks.
Next you take the soft cloth and buff the cloudiness away. (the Oxide ) You can see me start it in the corner here.
Here it is done after the buff. The paper has a shiny/glossy look to it. At this point you can leave it here and got on to stamping. Not me though. See that darker spot on the paper. This is where I too my baby wipe to get rid of the darker spot. (sometimes you will get streaks just keep wiping it till they go away)
After the baby wipe.
Next you just have to stamp your image on the photo paper. Me I chose the Cheshire Cat. I then I stamped it on white paper and cut out the eyes and fangs and glued them on the front of the image. It makes it pop I think. Cut the image out and layered on white cardstock.
For the stencil background I took a stencil (one from Tim's Halloween last year) and used my Versafine ink through the stencil.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tip your Hat

Over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity a new event is going on... What is you might ask? Well it is Tip your hat. Anything with a hat. Come on over and see what the other Design Team has made.
I used silhouette man with cane for this card.
Also join in you could win.....Hope to see what you all come up with.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stencil mid-week showing

We are mid week of August and we have a mid week post for stencil background over at the portal. Here are 2 cards I did for this .

Please come by the Portal to see the other projects the other DT have done for this challenge. Guess what you can join in this fun challenge too. You have 10 days to enter your art. Come play along and grab an stencil and a stamp 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....

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Winged Dino

I hade this fun card the other day. I used Nuance Power for the background. I did splatter it with white paint but I felt it melted into the background. So I grabbed my star stencil and some white ink.
My dino is from the coloring book over at Lost Coast.  The wings are from crouching angel

Monday, August 7, 2017

Stenciled Background

For this months challenge over at the portal is stenciled background.  What a fun choice for this month.
This is one of my idea that I did for this one.
Come over to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to see what other great stenciled inspiration you can fine. I hope to see what you all come up with.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Brain Farts

Yes the title did say brain farts. I made this card from using the Lost Coast/Carmen Veranda's coloring book. It is like you get a 2 for 1 deal with this coloring book. You get to color it once the you can cut it all up and make cards, tags, journals whatever your mind can think up.
So Are you wondering where the Brain farts come in. Well I saw this monkey on the bottom of the page and the saying from Carmen Veranda's and BAM that was it.
The monkey was colored with Copic markers and I added glossy accents to the eyes. (you probably can't tell that)

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