Saturday, May 21, 2016

"Tea Addiction" for Rick St Dennis EDT!

Howzit Everyone!
It's my turn again to share some Rick St Dennis Elite Design Team inspiration today!  
The theme for May is "Make it a Double - combine two images" and I combined "What's Left After" skull with "Mr Tea" and I'm calling this merge "Tea Addiction"...I do love a good cup of tea!
 

  I performed digi magic in Photoshop CS6 and merged the two images then printed it out onto Neenah solar white cardstock.   I used Copics, Prismacolor pencils and a white gel pen to colour the design and applied Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress inks to the background as well.  I layered the design onto lime cardstock, then onto a black folded card made from a sheet of cardstock and decorated the two corners with a Sizzix accent die cut from black cardstock.  I couldn't resist adding some dimensional shimmer and applied Viva le Pearl transparent magic white to the spiderweb.
 
click on the photo to enlarge it
I'm very pleased with how this one turned out :0)
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest project!  Come and join our FB group if you're a fan of Rick St Dennis - Rick St Dennis Digi Fans and Friends Facebook group
  
I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Dark n Daring #1 Challenge Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ghostie "Boo" Bird ATC #2 for LCPtoC's Half-O-Ween!

HAPPY HALF-O-WEEN!
We are celebrating Halloween in May over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Stop by every 2nd day from today until May 31st for lots of clawesome projects, get inspired, dig out your Halloween stamps and come join the party ;0)
A $15 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda is up for grabs!


Here's the 2nd ATC I made for Half-O-Ween, this time using the mini Whimsical Flora from our mini Whimsical Birds sets!


 I created this one in the same as my first ATC using the same supplies and stamps:
Spiderwebs background stamped in Tea Dye Distress Ink
large and mini Cracked Tree stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine ink
Cracked Grass and Sky stamped in Brilliance Platinum Planet
Old Type Writer Alphabet set in both lower and upper case
Nuance Powders by Magenta
 Neenah cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Cloud White VersaMagic ink
Copics and Prismacolor pencils
Perfect Pearl - Perfect Pearls powder
Pop dot and Judikins Diamond Glaze
black Micron pen
You can see the Perfect Pearls shimmer in this photo!


Before you go...did you know we are celebrating our first Blogiversary at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we're giving away BLOG CANDY?!  Click HERE to see how you can get in on the action and celebrate with us ;0)
 
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/05/1st-blogiversary-blog-candy-giveaway.html

Now don't forget to stop by LCPtoC on May 21st for Day 2 of Half-O-Ween!

Entered into
Dark n Daring Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Dream in Darkness #13 Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Ghostie "Boo" Bird ATC #1 for Day 1 of LCPtoC's Half-O-Ween!

HAPPY HALF-O-WEEN!
We are celebrating Halloween in May over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Stop by every 2nd day from today until May 31st for lots of clawesome projects, get inspired, dig out your Halloween stamps and come join the party ;0)
A $15 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda is up for grabs!


I gave you a teaser post yesterday and now here's a better look at Ghostie BOO Bird ATC #1!


Whimsical Flora is one of 8 large birdies in Lost Coast Designs newest stamp line, Whimsical Birds by Doris Arndt and we also have 2 sets of mini Whimsical Birds too!  She was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils and just the head was stamped a 2nd time.  I fussy cut her out and adhered the head with a pop dot and applied Judikins Diamond Glaze to her eyes for extra dimension and shine.  The yummy background was created with the fabulous Nuance Powders by Magenta now available in the Lost Coast Designs store.  I then stamped a Spiderwebs background in Tea Dye Distress Ink and I created the pale moon using a hole punch as a mask and Cloud White VersaMagic ink.  I then stamped the large and mini Cracked Tree in Onyx Black VersaFine ink and added shimmer and shine to the branches with Perfect Pearl (Perfect Pearls powder) applied with water and a paint brush.  I also stamped the Cracked Grass and Sky with Brilliance Platinum Planet and the "boo" text was stamped with Old Type Writer Alphabet set in both lower and upper case, outlined with a black Micron pen and coloured with black Prismacolor.

You can see the Perfect Pearls shimmer in this photo!


Before you go...did you know we are celebrating our first Blogiversary at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we're giving away BLOG CANDY?!  Click HERE to see how you can get in on the action and celebrate with us ;0)
 
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/05/1st-blogiversary-blog-candy-giveaway.html

Now don't forget to stop by LCPtoC on May 21st for Day 2 of Half-O-Ween!

Entered into
Dark n Daring Challenge #1 Anything Goes
Dream in Darkness #13 Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Half-O-Ween ATCs - Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Halloween in May!

HAPPY HALF-O-WEEN!
We are celebrating Halloween in May over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Stop by every 2nd day from today until May 31st for lots of clawesome projects, get inspired, dig out your Halloween stamps and come join the party ;0)
A $15 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda is up for grabs!


Did you know that Half-O-Ween is a fairly old tradition recognized by many European countries?  In Germanic folklore, Walpurgisnacht, also called Hexennacht or Heksennacht (Dutch), literally means "Witches' Night".  Traditionally the start of Half-O-Ween is "Witches Night" on April 30th and then observed all May long.  The first known written occurrence of the English translation, "Walpurgis Night" is from the 19th century.   Many of the things we still do today but have long forgotten the reasons why originated from this time, like the ringing of Church bells and tying tin cans behind the car of newlyweds...all done to ward off evil during Half-O-Ween! 
 
I kicked off the event today with 2 spooktacular ATCs featuring Lost Coast Designs stamps!
Here's a teaser peek at my projects, please pop on over to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to see each one in detail!

Ghostie "Boo" Birds

The birdies are from Lost Coast Designs newest stamp line, Whimsical Birds by Doris Arndt!
 We have 8 large individual Whimsical Birds and 2 sets of mini Whimsical Birds too!  Stop by to check them out on the LCD website and keep an eye on this blog coz we'll be featuring these little cuties in an upcoming Whimsical Bird Showcase soon!  I also used the following on both ATCs:
 Spiderwebs background, the large and mini Cracked Tree and mini Cracked Grass and Sky from our Cracked Critter line.  The Old Type Writer Alphabet set in both lower and upper case to stamp the text and the yummy backgrounds were created with the fabulous Nuance Powders by Magenta now available in the Lost Coast Designs store

Before you go...did you know we are celebrating our first Blogiversary at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we're giving away BLOG CANDY?!  Click HERE to see how you can get in on the action and celebrate with us ;0)
 
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/05/1st-blogiversary-blog-candy-giveaway.html

Now don't forget to stop by LCPtoC on May 21st for Day 2 of Half-O-Ween!

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LCPtoC 1st Blogiversary - Blog Candy Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!

WOW!  I can't believe we are celebrating Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's first Birthday already!
It seems like only yesterday when I launched our fabulous event and challenge blog for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda and gave our fans of both companies a playground to be inspired by and share in.  Time sure flies by when you're having lots of fun!  We, the LCDesigners, have had a blast bringing you fun events and our monthly challenges over the last year and look forward to what our creative future holds so please continue to follow our adventures, join in the fun and play with us at the Portal and on our new Facebook group!

We are giving away a big "Party" bundle of quality Lost Coast Designs rubber stamps to one lucky Portal follower! 

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/05/1st-blogiversary-blog-candy-giveaway.html
  
Pop on over to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for all the details on how you can enter to win our Blogiversary Blog Candy!  Then you are well on your way to winning our bundle of rubber consisting of a large sheet of Party Words, our new vertical Party Hats, the Party Hat Cats set and the Party Dogs set....a value of $33!  Awesome right :0)

Now let's celebrate, pop a bottle of bubbly with us!
Cheers ;0)

But wait, before you dash off to share our Blog Candy, I've got some news sure to put your hair on end...we're getting spooky over at LCPtoC this week too!  Starting May 19 we are celebrating Half-O-Ween aka Halloween in May every 2nd day until May 31st!  Join us and get your scare on!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges*

Sunday, May 15, 2016

"It's My Party...." Lost Coast Portal To Creativity Challenge Splash of Neon/Bright Colour!

Happy Sunday Everyone!
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!
I'm sharing the project I made for our Lost Coast Portal to Creativity mid-month Challenge reminder today!  Challenge #24 is a Splash of Neon or Bright Colour!

I went for a CAS card so I could put the focus on one of Lost Coast Design's newest stamps, the funky Cracked Party Cat and my splash of colour features the Nuance Powders by Magenta which Lost Coast Designs now carries!  I also used Lost Coast Designs "Party" text from the Party Hats Set 1 and the fun Doodles Circles for my background mat.

My inspiration for this one is the song "It's my Party....and I'll cry if I want to" by Lesley Gore.


I did a splash of bright colour with the Nuance powders and a touch of neon with the lime green tiny button brad, tear drop sticker jewel (I think that's a Recollections embellie) and the bright peach cardstock.  I used Spellbinders dies for the mat layers on the cat and the pennant is cut by hand.
The cat and text are stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink and the Doodles Circles background is stamped in New Sprout Memento ink.

Come and join our fun challenge, still time to play, it ends on May 25th!

I'm entering this one in the fabulous challenge blog dedicated to our precious kitty cats:
Show Us Your Pussies #6

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Day of the Dead 3D Art - Rick St Dennis EDT!

Howzit Everyone!
It's my turn to share some Rick St Dennis Elite Design Team inspiration today and I've got a large 3D art piece for you.  I created this one with a colouring page from Rick St Dennis' "Tierras de los Muertos - Day of the Dead 2" colouring book for adults which is available from Amazon HERE!

 
Isn't it gorgeous!  I just love this drawing combining the exotic reptiles with beautiful flowers and skulls.   Please click on all the photos for a closer look at all the details!


This was a freebie page that Rick shared on our Rick St Dennis Digi Fans and Friends Facebook group and I printed it out onto a full sheet of Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured the entire design with Copic markers with some light background shading around the design done with a black Prismacolor coloured pencil.

 
I then scanned it into Photoshop CS6, printed 3 copies out onto full sheets of Neenah cardstock and then the 3D fun began.  This piece consists of 3 layers, the full base image and then 2 layers of fussy cut elements.  Before assembling each layer I added highlights and little details with a white gel pen.  I curled and rounded each element to further enhance the dimension of the piece and then adhered the elements in place with a combination of pop dots and Scotch quick dry adhesive.  I mounted the finished project onto heavy black cardstock and now it's suitable for framing!  Here's the finished piece showing the varying degrees of depth created by all the layers.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest project!

This one is entered in:
Dark n Daring #1 Challenge Anything Goes
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Thursday, May 5, 2016

WOMEN RULE THE WORLD! - Art Nouveau card #2 for Lost Coast Designs!

Howzit Everyone!
 We are currently celebrating WOMEN in honour of Mother's Day over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!  Join us every day as we countdown to Mom's Day on May 8th then enter your own female themed projects in the linky HERE by midnight PST on May 15 for the chance to win a $10 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/

Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda have an extensive eclectic collection of female images guaranteed to suit your every taste and style...from Gibson Girls to ladies with wings and Fine Art to Manga....the list goes on!  Stop by Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda and peruse our catalogues!

Yesterday I shared my Day 1 project and today for Day 3, I'm sharing my 2nd Art Nouveau inspired card featuring Lost Coast Designs Naughty Can Be Nice. 


Alphonse Mucha is my favourite Art Nouveau artist and we have a nice selection of stamps based on his wonderful paintings in our Art Nouvea and Art Deco Women section!


The background was created solely with Nuance Powders by Magenta, now available in the LCD store!  I used bright yellow, golden yellow, orange and red powders and the image was stamped with onyx black Versafine ink.  
 I used dies to cut out all the components in various colour coordinating cardstocks.  The leafy flourish is by Cheery Lynn and the rest are Spellbinders.  Everything was adhered with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive.  I used 2 tiny white button brads on the flowers and they were adhered with glue dots.  I also used Diamond Stickles glitter glue for a touch of yummy sparkle.

Thanks for visiting with me today, I hope I've inspired you to create with your feminine themed stamps and hopefully you've seen some Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you need in your stash as well...got to do my enabler part right LOL!
Before you go don't forget to play in our CRACKED CRITTERS SHOWCASE event for the chance to win the $10 prize, Mr Linky closes at midnight PST on May 7th!
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/04/day-1-cracked-critters-showcase-dream.html

I think this card is edgy so I've entered this one at Dream in Darkness #13 Anything Goes
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WOMEN RULE THE WORLD! - Art Nouveau card for Lost Coast Designs!

Howzit Everyone!
 We are currently celebrating WOMEN in honour of Mother's Day over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/

Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda has an extensive eclectic collection of female images guaranteed to suit your every taste and style...from Gibson Girls to ladies with wings and Fine Art to Manga....the list goes on!  Stop by Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda and peruse our catalogues!

Join us on our Event and Challenge blog every day as we countdown to Mom's Day on May 8th!  
Enter your own female themed projects in the linky HERE by midnight PST on May 15 for the chance to win a $10 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

I kicked off the event on Tuesday with an Art Nouveau inspired card featuring Lost Coast Designs Shell Girl.


Alphonse Mucha is my favourite Art Nouveau artist and we have a nice selection of stamps based on his wonderful paintings in our Art Nouvea and Art Deco Women section!


 The background was created solely with Nuance Powders by Magenta, now available in the LCD store!  I used bright yellow, golden yellow, orange and red powders.  The image was stamped with onyx black Versafine ink.  I then used dies to cut out all the components - the flourish is by Cheery Lynn and the rest are Spellbinders.  Everything was adhered with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive except on the two flowers where I used tiny white button brads which were then adhered with glue dots.  I also used Diamond Stickles glitter glue for a touch of yummy sparkle.



Thanks for stopping by to see my project and check back tomorrow to see my 2nd Art Nouveau card and before you go don't forget to play in our CRACKED CRITTERS SHOWCASE event for the chance to win the $10 prize, Mr Linky closes at midnight PST on May 7th!

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2016/04/day-1-cracked-critters-showcase-dream.html

I think this card is edgy so I've entered this one at Dream in Darkness #13 Anything Goes
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Lady of the Lake" 3D Paper Art introducing Dark Attic Challenges!

Howzit Everyone!
There's a new challenge blog called Dark Attic Challenges in blogland geared specifically towards the darker side of art and our first challenge starts today!  Dark Attic challenges will always be Anything Goes as long as your projects are of a creepy, dark, alternative nature and will always start on the LAST Tuesday of every month!  I'm thrilled to be a part of this new adventure as a member of a very talented design team!


  Our first challenge is sponsored by Delicious Doodles and Shadow Clocksey and my project today features a gorgeous digi called Vivienne Lady of the Lake by

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ArtiDoodles

I absolutely loved creating my Lillith and the Lillies project the last time I used a Delicious Doodle digi so I couldn't resist creating another 3D paper art piece with this image too!

Lilleth and the Lillies 3D paper art
 This 3D paper art piece consists of 3 layers of fussy cut hair, lily pads and the sword.  The finished piece is matted first on black cardstock then colour coordinating blue cardstock and then onto a final black mat.  The layers were all cut with my Perfect Layers tools


I started out by printing the Lady of the Lake digi onto Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured her with Copic markers with highlights added with a white gel pen once the entire piece was completed.  I scanned the coloured image into Photoshop CS6 and printed it out 3 times.  I selected all the elements I wanted to layer and fussy cut out all the pieces which were then adhered in place with a combination of Scotch Quick Dry adhesive and pop dots.  I layered the sword and hands to further enhance the effect that she's reaching out of the depths of the lake and offering it to you.

 
I completed my piece with 3D shimmery water droplets with a Viva Pearl pen in Magic Transparent White.  The collage photo below shows the layered areas in detail and the shimmery droplets, click on all the photos to enlarge them for a better look.


Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you'll come and play in our Dark Attic Challenges!
Before you go I'd like to remind you that I now have 3 new Facebook Groups that you might like to check out if you're into Gothic art, all art genres ending in "-punk" and Egyptian inspired art!

Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic Challenges *

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lost Coast Designs CRACKED CRITTERS Showcase Cards!

Howzit Everyone!
 I hope you all had a fabulous Earth Day weekend!
Starting today we are celebrating Earth Day over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity with a week long showcase of our funky
CRACKED CRITTERS COLLECTION by Lost Coast Designs!

http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/new.html

Stop by each day for some wonderful and wacky inspiration by my fellow LCDesigners and join the fun with your own Cracked Critter creations by linking up your projects in the linky to be in the running to win a $10 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

I'm kicking of the showcase today with two Cracked Critter inspirational bird cards!
  

DREAM showcases Lost Coast Designs large Cracked Bird on Wheels.
I also used "Dream" from the Dream, Magic, Love Dictionary set, Doodles Circles and the Spray Webbing background.  The glorious splashes of colour are Nuances Powders by Magenta and they are available at Lost Coast Designs!

Here's a closer look at Cracked Bird on Wheels!
 FREEDOM showcases our large Cracked Chicken
I also used Lost Coast Designs "Freedom" from the Harmony, Peace, Joy, Freedom Dictionary set, Doodles Circles, Three Trees from Carmen's Veranda and Nuances Powders!

Here's a closer look at Cracked Chicken!
Both cards started out in the same way....I cut two 5" x 5" panels from white cardstock and then chose my Nuance Powders colours.  I sprinkled tiny specks of the colours randomly onto a Tim Holtz craft sheet and sprtized with water.  The Nuance Powders pack a punch and you only need a minuscule amount to achieve those glorious vibrant colours!  I laid one cardstock panel onto the craft sheet to apply the Nuance colours and put it to one side to dry, cleaned my craft sheet and repeated the above steps with a different variation of colours.  I then fully dried the panels with my heat tool and ironed them flat again with my craft iron because the water caused the cardstock to buckle a bit.

Now for the stamping...I first stamped a portion of the Spray Webbing background with Hint of Pesto VersaMagic ink along the bottom of the "DREAM" card, first lightly stamping on scrap paper to remove some of the ink for a lighter and more distressed look.  I did the same thing with the Doodles Circles stamped in Sea Breeze VersaMagic ink on the upper portion of the card.  I then stamped the "FREEDOM" card in the same way but stamped the Three Trees on the right hand side in Hint of Pesto and the Doodles Circles in Dandelion Memento ink on the rest of the card.

Both birds were then stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink and the Dictionary text stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink just for a suitable difference in the shades of black used.  I hand wrote the rest of the text with a black Copic fineliner and drew in the narrow black frames too.  I then further enhanced the stamped birds with Prismacolor coloured pencils to make some of the details pop.  I then distressed the edges of both panels with Tim's Paper Distresser tool before layering onto the various cardstock mats in yellow, blue and black.  I used my Perfect Layers tools to cut the perfect borders for each mat and adhered everything with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive.  I love how they both turned out, they were so much fun to make!
 
I hope you've enjoyed today's showcase at the Portal and will stop by each day until Saturday April 30 for more Cracked Critter creations, see you there again tomorrow!
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Rick St Dennis EDT * Dark Attic *
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