Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lost Coast Designs Grunge Tree & Gelatos

I love stamping... funny I don't do enough of it these days... I am really enjoying this month working with Altered Pages partner Lost Coast Designs!!!
Today I want to share a technique I LOVE to do.  You never know what the outcome will be, which makes the surprise ending such a treat in itself!
I am using the unmounted Grunge Tree from  Lost Coast Designs stamps. It is a background stamp, measuring 4 x 5 1/4. Today I am using as my focal stamp. 

Lost Coast Designs Stamp
Acrylic Block
Double Sided Tape
Gelatos - assorted colors
Black ink
Watercolor Paper

To start wet a piece of watercolor paper using a Waterbrush.

While the water is still wet scribble as pictured above with Gelatos, use the Waterbrush to blend them as desired.  Let dry! 

When the paper is dry you are ready to stamp.  Mount the Grunge Tree from  Lost Coast Designs stamp on an Acrylic Block with Double Sided Tape.  Gently ink the stamp on the raised areas!
With the inked stamp on the table, take the paper to the stamp.  Carefully burnish with your hand.
Remove the card from the inked image. The Gelatos create a beautiful background for the Lost Coast Designs Grunge Tree! 
The detail of the rubber is phenomenal, all the intricate branches.  

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Dancing Ballerina!

I have been stamping since Before Stamping was ever a craze.  I know good stamps when I see them... in the Silhouette of the Ballerina with Stars the  stars stamp perfectly every time.  Isn't she a beauty!

Supplies:Lost Coast Designs Ballerina with Stars
Acrylic Block
Pattern Paper
Black Ink
Embossing Powder Black
Glue Stick
Double Sided Tape
Card Base & Mat - Cardstock
Gold Border Design
Metallic Luster Wax

I am using the unmounted Ballerina with Stars from  Lost Coast Designs stamps this today. I used Double Sided Tape to attach her to my Acrylic Block!  Stamp the Ballerina with Black Ink and heat embossed with Embossing Powder Black

Adhere the stamped image to mat cardstock with Glue Stick.  Attach to the card with Double Sided Tape. Add a Gold Border Design so it doesn't look like she is dancing on air!

To give the Ballerina a little dimension add a slight shadow around her with Metallic Luster Wax.

Glue a few coordinating flowers to the card... it looks like the ballerina is dancing behind them!

Be sure to stop by each day for more inspiration using Lost Coast Design stamps!

Be sure to check out the Lost Coast Designs stamps available at Altered Pages!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Flip Box at the Scrapbook Zone!!!

This is the flip out box we made last month at the Scrapbook Zone, everyone in the class had a great time

The book that flips out of the box.  A lot of pages for pictures or ephemera.  You can give as a memory gift to a friend, mom, aunt or sister.  You leave class with instructions so you are able to create your project in the future.

Be sure to check out future classes at the Scrapbook Zone by checking their Facebook page or by calling the store.
There are usually 2 classes a month. Join the fun... call the store!
Scrapbook Zone
9621 NW Mickelberry, Ste. 106
Silverdale, WA 98383

There are so many pages to this book!


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rustic Flowers

Last month I made this project for Altered Pages using a wood foundation from Foundations Décor.    
This sweet little flower pot would be sweet desk gift for a coworker, "I am thinking of you" for a friend or "just because"!  

For this project I decided to paint and paper the wood.

Foundations Décor Wood Flowers in Pot
Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Seas Glass and Flamingo
Glitz Laced with Grace Pattern Paper
Acrylic Paint Green & Yellow
Dew Drops
Red Ink
Embossing Powder

The Foundations Décor products are made of high quality wood. 
I used Dixie Belle Chalk Paints Sea Glass and Flamingo. The flower pot is Sea Glass and the flowers are Flamingo. 

 Paint the leaves  & stems with green acrylic paint and the flower centers with yellow acrylic paint.

Once painted, they were set aside to dry. 

Adhere the painted flowers to the wrong side of the pattern paper before cutting paper, let dry.  Do the same with the leaves and strips of paper on the flower pot. 
Paper from the Glitz Laced with Grace Pattern Paper 8x8 pad was used for this project.  
When the glue has dried trim excess paper, then use an emery board, sand paper or craft file to smooth the edges of the paper.
Pictured are the pieces ready to assemble...
Apply red ink to the heart, then heat emboss with red embossing powder. 
 Adhere Dew Drops with to the center of the flowers with glue, then glue the centers to the flowers, let dry. 
Now assemble the flower pot.

 Hope you have been inspired...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Flying Mona on Tissue!

By now I am sure you have heard that Altered Pages has partnered with Lost Coast Designs.  The Design Team is busy working with Lost Coast Designs amazing red rubber stamps to bring you inspiration this month! 

Today I am experimenting with FLYING MONA from Lost Coast Designs.

Lost Coast Designs Flying Mona stampAcrylic Block
Black Ink
Brown Ink
White tissue paperEmbossing Powder Black
Glue Stick
Double Sided Tape
Vintage Text Paper
Card Base - Cardstock
Niji Paints
Water Brush

Use the  Lost Coast Designs Flying Mona stamp on an Acrylic Block and Black Ink.

Stamp Flying Mona on White Tissue paper.
Heat embossed the image with Embossing Powder - Black

Paint Flying Mona with Niji Paints using a Water Brush.  Be careful not to saturate the tissue paper with water or it will tear. Let the paints dry.

 Wet the area around Flying Mona, then gently tear the paper around.  Let the tissue dry.

Cut the Vintage Text Paper to the desired size for the card.  Before adhering Flying Mona to the text be sure the tissue fits.  If not gently remove additional tissue.

Gently apply glue stick to the tissue and adhere to the Vintage Text Paper.
Cut brown cardstock for the mat, trim with Gold  pen. With double sided tape attach the Vintage Text Paper with the Flying Mona to the brown cardstock mat.  Adhere to card base!

If you look closely it almost looks like Mona is FLYING!