Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Some Christmas Mail Art for Lost Coast Desings with Carmen's Veranda

 Our Lost Coast Designs Challenge is still open for a few days, we close on the 27th so get those stamps and get messy with an envelope!  I finally got my Derwent Inktense blocks last week...squeee!  I gently tore an envelope from Betty Jo from a swap to use as my template.  Then loads of watercolor blocks and stamping with the wrong ink that smeared horribly so covered with a coat of light green paint and left it!  Came back and started over and added some stencils and embossed the inked images :)

 I used the wonderful "Elf With Star" from Carmen's Veranda and the "Christmas Lights" from there too.
Had to add "Merry Christmas" from Party Words comes from Lost Coast Designs and it has a ton of sentiments on it so well worth having in your stash!

That's it for me today!  Come play with us we have events coming up that you can keep up with on the amazing Lost Coast Portal to Creativity ...just look at the side bars and click on the things we have going on and it will take you right there...magic!

Monday, November 23, 2015

 So here is a simple tag with two of my favorites as to date from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!  Good old Alfred (Alfred Hitchcock Standing found at Carmen's Veranda)  just keeps calling my name.  I have made a locket with him but the soldering has gotten the best of me on it but it will make an appearance here eventually!  This awesome "Grunge Tree" seems to fit him so well, too, and since it is a favorite, why not?

I love these two stamps together...like so many at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda, they just seem made for each other.  And that skull bead?  Oh, I think old Alfred would have had a chuckle!

Get ready for our new Challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity the first Monday of December and enter our November Challenge "Mail Art".  Follow all the news and how to's on the Lost Coast  Portal to Creativity where all of our info is listed and posted!  Don't miss out on the fun and fun it is!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Some Happy Skellies

This is a make from 31 Days of Halloween thought I would add them all here as I forgot to do it after they were posted on the Lost Coast to Creativity Designer Blog :(  This make is from Lost Coast Designs and is from the fabulous stamp called "Dancing Skeletons" and I love this stamp!  I must admit I adore every stamp in the line of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda; they seem made for my quirky self!

I used the glossy photo with wet Distress Inks to make the background for the dancing skeletons...I think that technique is wonderful!  Thanks Lindsay!  The canvas/cardboard it is mounted on is embossed with the "Three Trees" background stamp from Carmen's Veranda and embossed with black embossing powder.  I used sprays from DecoArt and Lindy's lots of layering on a gesso base.  The wire fence is handmade and then a chipboard cat, skull, and pumpkin and some black cardstock skulls with some spiders round up the whole night time party!  And for a party, no disco ball to be found so some silver beads frame the happy skellies!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Halfway Mark with Quoth the Raven

I am so into gelatos and drawing my whimsy girls that I took another step with a mixed media canvas with Master Poe and his beloved Lenore drawn in my learning stages of whimsy.  I wanted them to have a wedding portrait so I drew them and have added their wedding accessories which just happen to have flowers to go with the theme this month at Quoth the Raven "POEsies" using floral things in your make.

So congratulations, belatedly, to the poor dear couple and hope you enter your Poesies into this wonderful challenge where you can explore one of our literary greats and learn and play at the same time!  Hope to see you there still plenty of time :) 

I am a little past the halfway mark but still time to get your Poe on and come play at one of the most fun places to play at, Quoth the Raven!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Pocket Full of POEsies at Quoth the Raven

It's time for challenge #50 at Quoth the Raven and the theme is "POEsies - a floral theme".  I decided to take the challenge quiet literally and made a tissue paper flower stamped with "Nevermore" from Viva Las VegaStamps! all throughout it.  And the center of course is dear Poe, looking not too happy about my decision!  Then a pocket cut from a fabulous raven sheet from Ike's Art with some stitching with a Sharpie and glued down on a piece of black cardstock.  

Come on over and join us with your floral offerings to Master Poe!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Never Trust a Skinny Cook?

I have always heard that but as I could never cook anyway could not prove or disprove it!  But this little board kitchen is certainly suggesting it maybe true.  The stamps are from Rubber Bandit and the set is "Kitchen Scales Set".  The little people waiting to be added to the stew when the cook digests that whole crow sitting in her tummy or where it was at one time are from Silvercrow Creations.  The paints are by DecoArt: gesso, crackle paste, antiquing cream, red iron oxide, matte medium. The skelly's head that goes against all things scientific is mine drawn and colored with Prisma colored pencils.  The brain waiting for her zombie boyfriend (so easy no cooking required!) is polymer clay painted after baking to look zombiefied.  And no she is not picking her nose!  That is a piece of chocolate bar in her hand!  

So up to you whether to trust her or not....as for me no thanks.  And the knife in her hand is only for caring up the ravens and sometimes a fly...she is not violent not a violent bone in her body!

I would like to enter this at:

Altered Eclectics Anything Goes Mixed Media 

Eclectic Ellapu Purple Team Altered Art 

That Craft Place Anything Goes Mixed Media