Sunday, December 28, 2014

A little Magic ..

With New Year approaching, this elf wanted to spread a little magic and joy.

This is an image from Carmen's Veranda called Elf with Star. :
 I made this page in my art journal and also used a background image from Lost Coast Designs, called Tall Trees. The background is painted with acrylics.
 The magic emanating from his wand is made with liquid pearls.
Hope you receive a little of his magic and have a wonderous and healthy 2014.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Little 'LOVE' canvas

Hi, Corrie here !
I did something totally different for today's post. I made a little canvas. I used the 'Magic Dictionary' stamp and the "License plate Alphabet' set.
Apart from that I used tissue paper as the base, acrylic paints and gesso, stencils and model paste, inks and some glass bead gel for the small hearts. Some cardboard for the big heart, twine and some sand texture paste around the edges of the canvas.

Hope this gave you some inspiration ! 

Thanks for stopping by ! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Color Me Fun" Manga Tags

These are the six Make-And-Take Tags that I taught at the Loveland, CO & Carson, CA for Linda's Lost Coast Design booth.  Hope you "Color them Fun"!  Cherri
Rosie & Frenchie Mangas
Rosie & Frenchie Mangas
5 minutes: Stamp Manga girl on off-white smooth card stock with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Stamp background on tag. All stamps are Lost Coast Designs – Mangas: Rosie, Harley, Frenchy and Socks; backgrounds: scarves, polka-dot-border, ruler cheesecloth.
10 minutes: Cut out Manga girl image.
5 minutes: Color image with Prismacolor Watercolor pencils.
Socks & Boots Mangas
4 minutes: Using 2 inch square of Cut & Dry felt pick up Antique Linen Distress Ink . Smudge inside the lines to blend the pencil color of her hair. Rub the felt square on newsprint paper to remove any pencil color. Repeat for face, dress, and so on.
2 minutes: Lightly distress outside edge of girl with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; highlight the Manga outfit and accessories with Gelly-Roll and Wink-of-Stella pens.
2 minutes: Distress edges of tag and torn decorative paper with coordinating ink colors.
1 minute: Assemble using glue stick, 3D and mini glue dots.
1 minute: Punch hole and add brad or other embellishment.
Harlie & Princess Mangas
LCD designer ... Cherri Robb, Loveland, CO

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Card Ideas

Hello Everyone!
I have been working with the stamp, Mary and Angels, and have made some shimmery Christmas cards.  I added glitter and stamped on velum for some interesting results.  I also used the Merry Christmas Sentiment from the Party Words set.

On the first card, I stamped on velum with black ink.  I made sure the ink was dry before working with the piece.  The velum was turned over and colored on the backside with a red Vellum Writer (Zig).  The piece was layered over white CS.  I stamped the image again on white CS; cut out Mary and added her to the piece with dimensional adhesive.

On the second card, I stamped the image with Sahara Sand Versa Magic  ink.  When the ink was dry, I painted the image with Lumiere Paint.  While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled on Diamond Glitter.  And, I stamped another Mary and made her dimensional.

Cards three and four were made in the same way, except that black ink was used for the stamping.  If the paint drys too quickly, a glue pad can be used to adhere the glitter.  That is what I did with this card as the paint dried too quickly.

A lovely sent of Christmas cards with lots of sparkle!  Hope you enjoyed!! Happy Holidays!!

Karen McAlpine
Dreaming and Creating

Friday, December 12, 2014

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe

Hello Dear Lost Coasters Fans:

Here Bibiana

We are having a nasty weather all around the USA!!!
Here in California, we are having quite a big storm with wind and rain,  We are on and off with shortages of electricity I am hurrying up to write this post while I have electricity!!!...

Today The lady of Guadalupe, 
the virgin patron of Mexicans and of all the Americas
 is being celebrated !!! 
on December 12th...

front triptyque virgin guadalupe

and I made this triptyque using my silhouette machine for the shape of the card...
the stamp is from Lost Coast Designs, "Mary and angels" embossed in gold,  the background was embossed and  I used a stencil for the stars...

front triptyque virgin guadalupe detail

Last night at midnight everybody gathered at the biggest basilica in the world (after the Vatican) at the Basilica in Mexico city, to celebrate HER day and sing to her the happy birthday...
You may visit a post using another stamp from Lost Coast designs, from Last year "The feast of our lady of Guadalupe" and read a little bit more about her and this festivity...

Big hugs, keep on celebrating 
on this wonderful season! 
and you can always find me at my blog:
Stamping with Bibiana

SUPPLIES : Lost Coast Designs: Mary and angels

Monday, December 8, 2014

Feliz Navidad

Hi everybody, Yvonne here with a christmas card. 
For this card I used the "flying Egyptian" stamp. I colored her with Derwent colorsoft pencils and a little bit with a red Distress marker. For the edges I used two colors blue and a white Sharpie for the snow flakes.
Thanks for stopping by  !
XXX Yvonne

Friday, December 5, 2014

Life's a circus

Hi, Corrie here,

Today I have an art journal to share with you.. I used 'Large Clown doll',  'License Plate Alphabet", Loopy Calligraphy" and a bit of the text from "Dream" 'dictionary.  The background was painted with acrylic paint. The circles were finger painted on deli paper and cut out and adhered with gel medium. Some stencilling with white and orange ink and some washi tape finished the page.

Thank you for stopping by !