Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mandalas...


Hello Dear Stamper Friends:

Here Bibiana ...
and today, I am bringing to you from Lost Coast Designs  these NEW set of  great Mandalas stamps...


what is a Mandala?
Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning "circle". It is a spiritual and ritual symbol of significance in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe.
From Native American, Tibetan Sandpaintings (tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand)  to Gothic Rose windows (found on most Christian churches, specially in all the cathedrals in France) and Hindu Yantras (dimensional geometric compositions) mandalas are used as meditation and healing. Mandalas are symbols for protection!

I decided for my card to emboss the different Mandalas with gold embossing powder, cut them and stack some pieces on top of each other.
I paired the card with "the Doodle words" set of words..."wish" and "art"


The "doodle words" set comes in a whole sheet of red rubber stamps, with 8 different words.  You can cut each individual word or use the whole sheet as a whole stamp and that is what I did.

I used the set of stamps "doodle words" as a whole background on THIS Chalboard/Zentangle card at my blog and here, for this card, I am using just  2 words out of the whole set ...

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Thank you so much for your kind visit 
and have a lovely week-end
and until next time!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Roses

For this card I played with a few new
stamps, Roses and Alphabet.

On the background I stamped with an
embossing folder, Gelatos and water.
Love the effect it's given:


Used stamps of LCD:

Friday, May 16, 2014

Moon Goddess With Dry Embossed Background

Hello Coasties!
Today I have my second Moon Goddess project.  I used dry embossing, spray inks, Distress inks and metallic rubs for my background on this card.






Check out the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating,  for step by step instructions and more pics.  Love this image! Give it a try with your Kaleidacolor pads...really fun!!
Karen McAlpine

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bom-Bom Ain't it Great to be Crazy?

I love crazy stamps, the weirder the better but how do we use them in our everyday cards? Here I will show you how I turned a quirky animal stamp into an appropriate graduation card:

All you need to do is find a tie-in between the stamp you want to use and the event the card is for, in my case I wanted to convey my sentiment of congratulations to my niece who was graduating so balloons convey the congrats and celebration and the grad cap says the rest. It's like math, look for the common denominator that make both elements work. I hope you found this helpful! Here are the stamps I used today from Lost Coast Designs: Pencil Background, Circus Dogs and Isle of Aud Animals. Now go get your weird on and as always happy crafting!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Moon Goddess in Shades of Blue

Hi Coasties,
How about a little lunar madness today??!!  The Moon Goddess , one of Lost Coast Designs new images, works so well with a Kaleidacolor ink pad.  I know we all have one in our stashes......  I used a pad with shades of blue.  Take a look.





I used Liquid Pearls to add depth and a bit of texture.  I even added some to the ribbon--just let it dry well before handling.




For more pics and instructions, check out the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  Hope you are having a great artistic day.
Karen McAlpine

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Half-O-Ween in May Gothic Sugar Skull Altered Game Piece Jewelry by Leigh S-B

Happy May Day to you all!
Today is also Day 1 of

<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> </div> <span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #38761d;"><span style="color: black;">Happy May Day Dominoians and Welcome to Day 1 of</span></span></span><br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OLtRmoUy4DA/UkucgBYEDXI/AAAAAAAAFdc/enMGn1wBgLQ/s1600/DominoART15DaysOfTerror.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OLtRmoUy4DA/UkucgBYEDXI/AAAAAAAAFdc/enMGn1wBgLQ/s400/DominoART15DaysOfTerror.jpg" height="400" width="222" /></a></div> <br /> <span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #38761d;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span>Halloween is one of <span style="color: #0b5394;"><b>DominoART's</b></span> favourite holidays and we love to celebrate <span style="color: #b45f06;"><b>Half-O-Ween in May</b></span> just like Christmas in July!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;I will be featuring one <span style="color: #990000;"><b>FANGTASTIC</b></span> project every 2nd day throughout May created by my&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style="font-size: medium;"><b><span style="color: #b45f06;">Petrifying Players</span></b>!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: medium;">At the end of May they will be in the running for some <span style="color: #b45f06;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b>spooktacular prizes</b></span></span> and vying for your votes!&nbsp; So stop by, gobble up all their clawesome eye candy and then show them how much their scary projects delightfully terrified you by voting for your favourites starting May 27!</span><br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/" border="0" src="http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/logo.jpg" height="320" width="247" /></a></div> <span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><br /> <a href="http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">Lost Coast Designs is sponsoring our</span></b></a><br /> <a href="http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp;First Place Prize</span></b></a><br /> <a href="http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">a $10 gift certificate to spend on LCD rubber!</span></b></a><br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.smearedink.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk28/imstillbigred/new-ad-1.gif" border="0" src="http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk28/imstillbigred/new-ad-1.gif" height="320" width="176" /></a></div> <span style="font-size: medium;">&nbsp; </span><br /> <a href="http://www.smearedink.com/" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">Smeared Ink is sponsoring our Second Place Prize</span></b></a><br /> <a href="http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk28/imstillbigred/new-ad-1.gif" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">a $10 gift certificate to spend at their SI digi store!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b></a><br /> <b><span style="font-size: medium;"><br /></span></b> <a href="http://www.smearedink.com/" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">and Smeared Ink is also sponsoring our Third Place Prize</span></b></a><br /> <a href="http://www.smearedink.com/" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">a $5 gift certificate </span></b></a><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://www.smearedink.com/" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size: medium;">to spend at their SI digi store!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></b></a> </span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: medium;">Now lets get the freak show on the road!&nbsp; Here is Day 1's project by me for your freakish enjoyment ;0)</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="color: #990000;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b>Gothic Sugar Skulls Jewelry by Leigh S-B </b></span></span></span><br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fDi29dS6Htk/U2GDKvD3R5I/AAAAAAAAGHU/OEN0m99B9Ko/s1600/SugarSkullsGameEarringsNecklace.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fDi29dS6Htk/U2GDKvD3R5I/AAAAAAAAGHU/OEN0m99B9Ko/s1600/SugarSkullsGameEarringsNecklace.jpg" height="400" width="386" /></a></div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <br /> Today I'm featuring <a href="http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/new.html" target="_blank"><b>Lost Coast Designs new Sugar Skull rubber stamps</b></a>!</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> I altered 2 small travel sized ivory coloured dominoes for the earrings and used one of LCD's Six Mini Skull stamps...these little guys are the perfect size for altered game art!<br /> For the necklace I altered a Rummicub tile and stamped a portion of LCD's Picado Skull stamp.<br /> <br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kFUt_PeVBes/U2GMw7IDW7I/AAAAAAAAGHk/wERbTzpF2ig/s1600/SugarSkullsGameEarringsNecklace1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kFUt_PeVBes/U2GMw7IDW7I/AAAAAAAAGHk/wERbTzpF2ig/s1600/SugarSkullsGameEarringsNecklace1.jpg" height="400" width="400" /></a></div> <br /> All 3 game pieces were stained first with Brilliance Rocket Red ink and the images stamped with black Archival Ink.&nbsp; I stained and stamped the sides too and stamped sections of the floral part of the Picado Skull image.&nbsp; I used a black Sharpie marker to edge all of the game pieces edges including all the corners.&nbsp; I sealed all the pieces with a couple of coats of Krylon Artist's Workable Fixative spray and then applied Judikins Diamond Glaze to all the surfaces leaving the black eye and nose sockets to create wicked dimension.<br /> <br /> I used pre-drilled dominoes for the earrings from Tall Mouse and attached the skull charms and earring findings with wire.&nbsp; The Rummy tile is too thin to drill through so I glued the wire to the back of the piece with E6000 glue.&nbsp; The pendant is hung on a really cool rubbery black cord with a built in closure!<br /> <br /> See you again for Day 2's project by DominoARTist Val S on May 3rd! <br /> <br /> Domino Hugs!</div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <i><b><a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" target="_blank"><img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/254/9AFD466AE40CCD33680157083652C26C.png" style="background: transparent; border: 0 !important;" /></a> </b></i></div> <div style="color: #0b5394; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-size: large;">THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN</span></div> <div style="color: #0b5394; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com/"><b>Leigh S-B Designs Blog</b></a></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.velvetpawcreations.com/" style="color: #0b5394;"><b>Velvet Paw Creations</b></a></div>

 Halloween is one of DominoART's favourite holidays and we love to celebrate Half-O-Ween in May just like Christmas in July!  

 I will be featuring one FANGTASTIC project on my DominoART blog every 2nd day throughout May created by my 
Petrifying Players!

At the end of May they will be in the running for some spooktacular prizes and vying for your votes!  So stop by, gobble up all their clawesome eye candy and then show them how much their scary projects delightfully terrified you by voting for your favourites starting May 27!

http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/
 
Lost Coast Designs is sponsoring our
 First Place Prize
a $10 gift certificate to spend on LCD rubber, Woohoo!
 
 To kick off the festival I created altered game piece jewelry featuring
Lost Coast Designs new Sugar Skull rubber stamps
Six Mini Skulls and the Picado Skull stamp

Gothic Sugar Skulls Jewelry by Leigh S-B

I hope you'll pop over to DominoART for more deets on my project and mark your calendars and come back every second day for more wickedly cool projects!

Domino Hugs!
Leigh S-B
THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN