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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Moongirl and Bird card for Dark Attic DT!

Howzit Everyone!
It's time for a new challenge over at Dark Attic Challenges where you can enter Anything Goes as long at it's creepy, dark or alternative in nature.  Our challenges always start on the LAST Tuesday of every month! 

  Our June challenge is sponsored by PPinky Dolls and Lacy Sunshine and my project today features a gorgeous digi called Moon Girl and Bird by


 I just adore PPinky Dolls whimsical and quirky digis and fell in love with their BJD dolls too, I'm going to be getting a redheaded Miko soon!  Isn't she adorbs!!!!!


 Now for my project!  I've been doing a lot of intricate 3D paper art lately involving a lot of fussy cutting but this digi has such a haunting quality to it that I decided to keep things clean and minimalist...not simple...coz I still did some fussy cutting and layering on this one.


 I coloured Moongirl and Bird using a stylus on my iPad in the art app called Paper 53.


I then printed her out onto Neenah solar white cardstock 3 times:  the first print was of the entire image, the 2nd print was just the girl and the bird and the 3rd print was just the bow.  Here's a photo of all the pieces I fussy cut out for this one...don't know why the colour went wrong in this photo but you get the idea. 


The elements were layered onto the image with a combo of pop dots and Quick Dry Adhesive.  I used lavender and black cardstock for the card mats and embellished the corners with decorative Spellbinders die cuts.


I completed my card with touches of shimmer and shine by applying Judikins Diamond Glaze to the girl's and the bird's eyes, Viva le Pearl 3D Magic Transparent White to the stars and the corner die cuts and clear Wink of Stella to the bow and the bird's wing.


 It was super hard to photograph all the subtle sparkle and shimmer so you'll have to trust me that it's really pretty in person ;0)


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 have 3 new Facebook Groups that you might like to check out if you're into Gothic or art genres ending in "-punk" and Egyptian inspired art!  Come and share your art with us!

Which covers everything from Steampunk to "insert-cool-historical-period-or-innovative-concept-here-punk"!

Happy Stamping!

Leigh S-B

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

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!

Made Top 3 at

  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!

This one was picked to be Top 3 at
http://darkndaring.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-2-anything-goes.html


 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!

This one was picked to be Top 3 at
http://darkndaring.blogspot.co.nz/2016/06/challenge-2-anything-goes.html

 
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 *
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