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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!

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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:

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L

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TCW Prayerful Angel – Steampunk’d

Hello all,

Sharing with you today a Wintery Mixed Media project that I made for The Crafter’s Workshop blog.  I Steampunk’d up the Prayerful Angel stencil with some gears, keys and other embellishments.  It was a fun way to do something a bit non-traditional.  Check out the video below for  the step by steps for this project.

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THE CRAFTERS WORKSHOP PRODUCTS:

  • Prayerful Angel TCW821
  • Flakes TCW2162
  • White Gesso TCW9001
  • Light & Fluffly Modeling Paste TCW9004
  • Matte Gel Medium TCW9011
  • Shimmery Goodness TCW9012
  • White Pearl Modeling Paste TCW9030

Other Materials

    • DecoArt, Acrylic Paint
    • DecoArt Matte Clear varnish
    • Tissue paper
    • Ranger, Archival Ink
    • Stampin’ Up, Merry & Type
    • Faber-Castell Pitt Pens
    • Gears, keys and other embellishments

 

 

CHECK OUT THE “MINUTES TO MIXED MEDIA” VIDEO BELOW:

Happy day!

Lori

 

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Mixed Media – Create

Hello all,

Hope you are all enjoying your Saturday.  I have had the pleasure of spending the day at my craft desk and I have had a very productive day!  I finished my latest stamp set and I could not be more excited!  Below is sneak peek:

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I should be getting my sample set back next week and…if all goes well, I could be sending this set for full production soon.  In the meantime, I made this mixed media canvas with printouts of the different elements from this set (coulnd’t wait to start creating with these images).

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No instructions today, was just enjoying my time creating and wanted share with you the final results.  🙂

Materials:

Well, I am off to do some more creating and I hope you get some good creative time this weekend too!

Happy Day!

Lori

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Mixed Media Monthly Challege #41 – Color

Hello all,

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Sharing my challenge entry for October’s Color Challenge.   I found it liberating to use such a broad color scheme for this project however, I didn’t want the color to overwhelm the page.  My solution, splatters.  I really like the effect of the colorful spots and splatters in the background.  It was the perfect base for the silhouette butterfly stamp images that I used as my focal point.

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Featured elements:

  • Acrylic Paint Splatters
  • Masking; to create black vertical stripe in acrylic paint.
  • Washi tape
  • Stamping on tissue paper
  • Metal embellishments

Materials used/links:

Hope you all found some inspiration from my challenge project today.

Happy Day!

L