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Create monochromatic watercolor with Mboss Powder and VersaMagic

Hello all,

Today I am over on the Imagine Crafts Blog with a card that focuses on the use of monochromatic color. It’s a great technique with a lovely outcome; especially when framed with White MBoss Embossing powder. 

 

Imagine Supplies:

Creative Artist Medium – Clear

StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black

Sheer SHIMMER Craft Spray – Sparkle

Fireworks! – Cottage Ivy

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

VersaFine Clair – Nocturne, Rain Forest

MBoss Embossing Powder – White

MEMENTO – Northern Pine, Pistachio, London Fog

Other Supplies:

Joy Clair – Hugs and Smiles

Cardstock – white

Kaiser Craft Adhesive Pearls _ Ice Green

More details are available on the Imagine Craft Blog, including a Quick Tips Mixed Media video.

I hope you will go check it out!

Happy Day,

Lori

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Create a pretty card using watercolors and rubber stamps – Lavender Sprig

Hello all,

In celebration of World Watercolor Month, I have created this pretty Lavender Sprig card using watercolors and rubber stamps.  Watercolors seem to go so well with the lavender images from the Club Scrap Inc. 2018 Lavender Fields set.  I love lavender everything so, of course, this is one of my absolute favorite stamp sets.  Check out the Mixed Media Quick Tips video below for the step by step details.

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Supplies:

  • White Cardstock
  • Watercolor paper
  • Grumbacher Opaque Watercolors
  • Yasutomo metallic watercolors
  • Club Scrap Inc –Lavender Fields stamp set
  • Tsukineko VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
  • Tsukineko StazOn Pigment – Koala Gray, Piano Black
  • Ribbon

 

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

I hope you have enjoyed this project and will try using watercolors on your next card.  After all, it is World Watercolor Month so it is a perfect time to give it a try!

Happy World Watercolor Month!

Happy day!

L

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Lost Coast Designs Fridafest Blog Hop Day 2

Hello all,

It’s Day 2 of the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Fridafest Blog Hop!  So, once you check out my Fridafest inspiration piece below…hop onto to the next blog for more creative Frida Fun!

For today’s project, I drew my inspiration from a colorful Mexican blanket, like the ones pictured below.

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I love the bands of color with strips of white in between.  So pretty!  With the bright and beautiful colors of Mexico, it is so easy for find inspiration.    Again, I hope you will find inspiration from this photo as well as my Fridafest Day 2 card below!

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Lost Coast Designs:

Other Supplies:

  • Chalk ink
  • Permanent Ink
  • White Pen
  • Buttons
  • Sticker gems
  • Twine
  • Double sided mounting tape
  • Black & White Cardstock
  • Water Color pencils

Instructions:

  • Apply chalk ink to cardstock panel in bands of color, as shown below.

1 stripes

  • Stamp Doodle Flower Background stamp with permanent black ink.

2 stamp Doodleflowers

  • Sketch lines and dots with white pen.

3 trim.white pen

  • Stamp Floral Frida image onto white cardstock with permanent black ink.

4 frida

  • Cut a square out of black cardstock and sketch a border with a white pen.

5 black mount

  • Trim doodle flower panel to card size, wrap in center with twine and prep with double sided mounting tape.  Prep black square panel with mounting tape as well.

6 string.mount

  • Assemble panels and adhere to card base.  Add additional white pen sketches and embellishments.

7 adhere.emb white pen

  • Sketch coordinating colors of watercolor pencils around Frida image and blend.  Color lips.  Sketch border with white pen.

8 color frida

  • Adhere Frida image to card front and embellish with flower button and sticker gems.

9 embellish frida

  • Done

10 done

Be sure to go the the next blog for more Fridafest inspiration for more Fridafest inspiration.  Also remember to leave comments for a chance to win (see Lost Coast Design Blog Hop post for details).  What a wonderful way to celebrate the amazing works of Frida Kahlo!

Blog Hop List:

Click Here for Blog Hop main post

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Happy day!

L

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Lost Coast Designs Fridafest Blog Hop Day 1

Hello all,

It’s Day 1 of the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Fridafest Blog Hop!  So, once you check out my Fridafest inspiration piece below…hop onto to the next blog for more creative Frida Fun!

While researching the colors of Mexico, I found this lovely photo of colorful houses on a hillside and loved it.   The colors are so bright and lively!

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It was the perfect inspiration for my first Fridafest Card!  I hope you find inspiration from this photo as well as my card below!

Frida card 1

Lost Coast Designs:

Other Supplies:

  • Chalk ink
  • Permanent Ink
  • White Pen
  • Scrap piece of Mounting foam – square

Instructions:

  • Cut a square from a scrap piece of mounting foam and use as a stamp to create a pattern of colored squares on a card panel.  Use a variety of chalk inks

1 squares

  • Stamp image from the ATC Misc. 6 Set onto card panel with grey ink.

2 background stamp

  • In the center of the card panel, stamp the Frida Woodcut image with black permanent ink.

3 frida

  • Use another image from the ATC Misc. 6 Set to add script to the background with black permanent ink.

4 script

  • Apply inks (same colors from background squares) directly to craft matte and add water.  Then use the wet ink (like you would watercolors) to color Frida Image.

5 watercolor w.ink

  • Use a white pen to sketch around the Frida image, add border around card and draw tiny windows and doors onto the squares in the background.

6 white pen

  • Edge panel and card base with black ink.  Adhere panel to card base.

7 done

Be sure to go the the next blog for more Fridafest inspiration for more Fridafest inspiration.  Also remember to leave comments for a chance to win (see Lost Coast Design Blog Hop post for details).

Blog Hop List:

Click Here for Blog Hop main post

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Happy day!

L

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Mixed Media 4 from 1 Project

Hello all,

We all love getting the biggest bang for our buck, right?  This project is designed to give you just that, 4 projects from 1 Mixed Media Collage Panel.  You will get 1 card panel, 2 ATCs and a book mark.  How cool is that?  We will also be using 4 digital images from Lori’s Cards & Creations that were printed on tissue paper.  And, of course, there is a step by step Mixed Media Quick Tips video below to walk you through the process.

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Sketchy Cone Flower, Sketchy Flower, Sketchy Daisy, Sketchy Daffodil – printed on tissue paper.

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Lori’s Cards & Creations Digital Downloads:

Sketchy Daffodil set wm  Sketchy Daisy Flower shop digi file

Sketchy Flower digi shop image file  sketchy cone flower stamp package for marketing w overlay for web

Other Supplies:

  • Collage papers
  • Mixed Media paper
  • StazOn Pigment Ink – Piano Black
  • DecoArt Americana – Vintage Pink Acrylic Paint, White Gesso
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Yellow Green Light, Diarylide Yellow
  • DecoArt DuraClear Matte Varnish

Mixed Media Quick Tips Video

Happy day!

L

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A Perfect Reason – CP SOA Challenge.2

Hello all,

Continuing with my participation in the Catherine Pooler (CP), Stamp of Approval challenge using stamps from “The Perfect Reason Collection”.   As my hint in yesterday’s post suggested…I went with “The Perfect Reason Stamps Set” that includes a catchy “I don’t need a reason” phrase.

Some random stamping with CP inks (Tiki Torch, Party Dress, and Tutti Frutti) made a neat background for this card.  The panel was then splashed with a bit of black ink and Tiki Tourch ink (that I mixed with some pearlizing medium to give it bit of  a shimmer).

Once dry, I cut the panel into various shapes and arranged them onto an orange card front.   I also added some randomly stamped flowers to the bottom of the card front for some added interest.

That catchy phrase was then stamped onto a punched tag (that was colored using CP inks) and applied to the card with some sheer ribbon.  And finally, because you always need a little bling, some white adhesive pearls were added to the card.

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Hope you liked the card and found some inspiration from this post!

Materials:

Happy Day!

L