Monday, November 30, 2015

Thankful

 
Hi There & Happy Monday!!  It's me Shari and I'm here today with my very first official posting for Lost Coast Designs!!  I'm so honored to be here as a part of the Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda DT and am so Thankful to have been given this opportunity.  Thus, today's creation of Thanks--

 
 This is Annie and she can be found in our Nostalgic Children category of stamps and I've framed her using one of our ATC Borders stamps.  Let me show you a little bit of what I did to create this card...


I've gathered up my pieces of stock that I'm going to use for stamping and layering.  I'm using a piece of an Autumn inspired master board for the background, that I made back in September. 


 This is what the master board looked like before I cut it into pieces for backgrounds.  It's a gelli print I made using a combination of Dylusions acrylics and Distress Paints.  I randomly scattered Tattered Leaves die cuts onto the gelli plate before pressing the paper down to make the print. 

 
I've got my background panel distressed and cut down to size and I'm using a piece of Kraft Core to mount the gelli print background panel onto.  I gave the piece of kraft core some interest and ran it through the old Big Shot with an embossing folder. 


I stamped the ATC Border image onto a piece of coffee stained mixed-media paper and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I then added a little gilding to the frame by lightly running my glue stick over the raised, embossed texture then pressed onto a piece of gold foil. 


Annie was stamped twice onto coffee stained mixed-media paper with Jet Black archival ink and fussy cut.  She's layered here on the card and I popped one of her images up through the frame with foam squares. 


I separately stamped, heat embossed & fussy cut her little feathered friend here, too. 


I mounted Chit Chat stickers onto kraft crepe paper and glued to the background panel then finished with machine stitching. 


Before Annie and her frame were adhered into place, I ran both panels through my sewing machine to add the stitched border, then everything got glued down with matte Decou-Page and foam dots/squares.  Annie and her feathered friend aren't going anywhere. 

Thanks so much for joining me here for my Very First blog posting for Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda.  I'm so looking forward to a fun and creative future here at the Lost Coaster's Review and hope you'll join me here from time to time!! 



11 comments:

  1. This is really SUPER Shari. It's easy to see why you were chosen for the DT - you are just so talented. Excited to see more inspiration from you!! j.

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    1. Thank You so much Joi!! It's so wonderful to see you visiting here at LCD :) :) Thank you so much for coming by!! See you around!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  2. Fabulous first creation Shari!!! You will rock in the team, aside other super talented members I'm sure :D XOXO

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    1. Hi Coco!! Thank you sooo much for coming over for my first LCD posting!! Your words are sooo kind and you always bring a smile to my face!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  3. So gorgeous Shari! Love the amazing detail, so stunning! So happy you joined the team! hugs, ~kim

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    1. Kim! Thank You!! I'm soooo Super Stoked to be here!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  4. Yip Yip Yippeeeeeeeee! Congrats GF!! Happy Dancin' for you.

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    1. Thank You, Gerrie!! I'll dance along with you!! :) :) I'm happy dancin', too!! :) :) Thanks so much for coming over, Gerrie!! XOXO-Shari

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  5. Beautiful card Shari! What a fabulous image, love how you placed her within the frame. You rock! Karen.x

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    1. Hi Karen!! Thank you sooo much--Isn't Annie cute? I just love her :) This was the first time I inked her up and I've had her since this Summer!! She was waiting for this special occasion, I think ;) :) Thanks so much for coming over, Karen!! XOXO-Shari

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  6. Love LCD stamp images. I have this one too. So nostalgic! Nicely done and congratulations on being selected.

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