Thursday, September 16, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

Movie Nite

 Good Morning Cathy here with snacks for the movie nite.

Stamps Used:

I started out with a Kraft fry box. I used distress oxide sprays on it to color the whole thing. I dried it with a heat tool so I could move on to the next part. 
I took some texture paste and mixed some black gesso into it. Grab your favorite stencil and put the paste through. I did it on the front and back. Set aside to dry. 
I then worked on coloring the images I was going to use to decorate the box. I stamped out all the ones I wanted and then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out.
Next I colored them all with copic markers and decided where I wanted them.
I put Sherlock on the front. I then used a computer printed saying for movie nite.
I used glue and tape to hold them down over the texture paste.  
For the back I stuck Alfred Hitchcock and Oz witch I also have some texture paste on the back. 

I stuck some candy and a package of microwave popcorn in the fry box. 
I hope you like my take on Movie Mania. 

You can join the Mania here

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Movie Mania Challenge

 Hello September. We have a new challenge over at Lost Coast Blog.

I used Godzilla from the Lost Coast Designs Coloring Book and Shark stamp for pets.
Movie: Godzilla

Monday, August 30, 2021

Treasure Hunt

 Gecko Glaz is have a treasure hunt on their Facebook group. Come join the hunt. It is Saturday Sept. 11th. Here is a link. Hope to see you there. 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Let Coffee choose

 Hello I'm here with a card for you today using Lost Coast stamps.

Stamps used:
I just started playing with some distress oxide sprays and a distress spray stain. I just knew I wanted to use the new distress mica stain. You can't see it in the photo but it is the gray in the background. I sprayed them directly onto the paper and then took another piece of paper and placed it on top so I get 2 for 1 with that. 

 Next I stamped Praying angel in black ink on it. After that I stamped Pieces of Calligraphy in gray ink around it.
Lastly I stamped Power of coffee saying on black ink and white heat embossed it. I cut it apart and added to the card. I felt the saying went perfectly with the image.


I hope you will join the fun challenge

Monday, August 16, 2021

Merry Mermaids

 Wow already half way through August. I have 2 postcards I want to share you today.

What I used:

mermaid dream journal

Turtle bay ATC set

Wonderful watercolors ATC

Mermaid Kingdom

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Neon Tag

                                                                      Neon tag for you.

Stamps used:

I started off with a tag. I used distress oxide and distress sprays in pink. I did ink smooching with it.
Next I took Gina k electro pop neon ink and stamped  mini crowns on the background. next I took postage set and did the same thing. 

Last I stamped manga tophat goth with the same neon ink on white cardstock. I then cut out and glued to tag. I then added a saying to the top. 

I hope you join the challenge here.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Neon Color challenge

There is a new challenge over at Lost Coast Blog. I have made 2 cards for the start. One I used neon alcohol ink. Yes neon inks. The other card I used Gina K Electro Pop neon ink. Both are fun. 

Stamps used:

Friday, July 16, 2021

Sea of Dreams

 Hello all I have some cards for you. 

I used :

Summer Seas

Sea of Love

I used stencils and distress sprays and sprayed through them, then I flipped the stencil over and press down on cardstock with a paper towel and you get the reverse imprint of the stencil. That is what these 3 cards are. The last one was very faint so I just did the smooching technique.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Critters Challenge

 Hello it's the 15th of the month so that means a new challenge over at Lost Coast blog. Critters challenge. 

  I made a mini slimline card for the start of this. My first one. 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Art dolls

 So I have made some art dolls that I was inspired by Megan whisner quinlan. I used all Lost Coast design stamps. 


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Gnomey Christmas

                     I'm sharing my Christmas in July card I made for the Lost Coast challenge.                                                                                                     Stamps Used:

I started out by stamping the reindeer gnome and coloring him with copics. I then cut him down to the size I wanted and set him aside so I can work on my background.
I took a cream color cardstock and some red distress spray and did the smooching technique with it. Next a grabbed some distress oxide ink in red and did the same thing. I was hopping to get some different levels of red but not really.
I then took the  pieces of calligraphy set and stamped it on the background I did the same with the small snowflake set all with black ink. 
Add some washi tape and some sequence and your gnome to the front and you are done. 

I hope you will join us with the Christmas in July challenge. If anything you can get a head start on your Christmas cards. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

New Challenges

 Hello all. A new month so new challenges. For Lost Coast it is Christmas in July for 2 weeks and for Gecko Glaz it is Sea of dreams. 

Here is a postcard I made for the start of the  Lost Coast challenge. 

Stamps Used: 
Flying Queen

Lily flourish 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Slim Line Bee card

 Hello all..I'm here with a slimline card for you using Lost Coast stamps 

Stamps Used:

I stared off making the the squares for the card. I used 2 yellow distress sprays to color the paper then I used a brown to add the spots. 

I then stamped the Large chicken wire background with  the same brown all over the square. I didn't ink it all over so there are some spots that a not there. 
Next I cut it in to 1 and 2 inch squares. When I had them all cut I stamped the bee from the Bugz Set with black ink on different parts of the 1 and 2 inch squares. I set that aside to work on my card base.

I used Kraft cardstock and that same brown distress ink and stamped the Large chicken wire background for the background of my card. As you can see I have a black strip of cardstock on my card because I didn't get the stamp lined up perfectly. 
I then arranges the squares how I wanted them on the front and glued them into place. Lastly I stamped the bee definition on the bottom corner. 

I hope you will join us with the challenge here.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Wild West Sweetheart

 Hello all I'm a day late with sharing these with you. I made some digital postcards.

What I used:

Rodeo Galz kit

Friday, June 4, 2021

Save the trees

 I'm here with a card for you. The challenge is not to use paper from trees for your stamping. 

Stamps Used:
Okay this challenge stumped me I must say. I started out it a totally different direction. I ended tossing it in the trash. 
 Then remembered that Yupo paper is plastic. There we go.
I used my alcohol inks on the Yupo to make a background. Next I took my stamps and stamped them with archival ink and heat set them. Take a stencil and some alcohol and a sponge and sponge it through. You can use lift ink for that also. To give it another layer.  
Then I added a saying and layered it on a black card base. 

I hope you try this challenging challenge here.

Monday, May 24, 2021

under the sea

Hello all. I have a under the sea card for you. 
I used:
I started off making the background. I used blues and purple and black distress spray. I sprayed them on a craft mat and smooched mix media cardstock into it. Dry the repeat till you are happy with your background. Set aside. 
Next I used a bubble die to use as a layer for my under the sea card in blue cardstock. When my background was dry I then took a bubble stencil and layered that on with distress oxide ink in blue, after that I glued the bubble stencil on top. Set aside to dry with something heavy on top to hold it down.

I then stamped seahorse with rider on a scrap piece of white cardstock and colored with copic markers. I added gold in for the horse's reins and some white highlights. I then glued that in place and that is my card. 

I hope you will join in the challenge here.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Secret Garden

 Hello I have 2 digital postcard for you. 

What I used:

Storybook garden

Garden sentiments

secret garden collage

fairy dust

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Under the sea challenge

 Good morning. Over at the Lost Coast blog there is a new challenge. Under the sea. Here is what I made for the start of it. 

I used different colors of blue distress spray to make the background. Then I took a Taylor Expressions stencil. I used the new distress color for it. You can kind of see them. 

My anchor fish is a new stamp from Lost Coast. I tried the eroded metal that Tim Holtz has shown in his demos. I also did one other technique I saw him do was stamp and then paint then stamp again in archival ink. Did that on the fish to with the new color in distress. 


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mail Art

 May the 4th be with you. I just had to say it. Anyway I have some mail art to share with you today for the challenge over at the Lost Coast blog

                                                      Stamps Used:

                                                     Pieces of calligraphy 


                                                     Butterfly set

                                                    Grunge diamond background

                                                   Mail art

                                                   Door and window set

I made this first one with the left over gouache. I painted the envie and let it dry. I then went and picked out my stamps I wanted to use, When I the gouache was dry I painted the white address boxes and dried that. I then stamped Pieces of calligraphy  , Grunge diamond background , Butterfly set and Postage  randomly all over the envie in black ink. I took a fine tip black marker and drew lines around the address boxes. 
For my second one I made I used distress spray inks and oxide for them. I have 2 pinks one of them is the oxide a orange and a yellow. Then I splattered some teal ink on it.
This one I stamped the   Door and window set over the address label. I had a mask on it. I used a pink oxide ink. Then I stamped   Grunge diamond backgroundMail art randomly in it. 

I hope you will join the fun with this new challenge of mail art on the blog

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Mail art

                                                          Happy May Day

We have a new challenge over at Lost Coast blog. Mail art. What a fun challenge for the next 2 weeks. 

I got to start this challenge. I used some gouache paints, a stencil and  Pieces of CalligraphyDaisy Flourish and Bugz Set . 

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Stay weird


Hello all I'm here with a card for you today.
Stamps used:
For this one I had the Ballerina with fish already colored and cut out. I was going to use him for something else that I don't remember what for. 
I had the background also made up from something else. I did use blues and green distress sprays on it. 
I die cut the umbrella out of black cardstock.
Add some washi tape for the  Ballerina to stand on add the umbrella to his hand. Stamp Stay weird saying on the bottom of the card. Add white highlights and some gold hearts coming out of the umbrella and you are done.

Come show us your sentiment for this challenge.