The skull image is so great. I stamped it onto glossy card stock in black versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then added more definition to the shaded parts of the image using grey distress ink and a cut n dry pen nib.
I really love the grunge backgrounds, they are so versatile. I used the white one here stamped over a distress ink background and acrylic splatters. The words are white heat embossed.
The 'Trick or Treat' amused me, both words are pretty relevent to this image ... LOL. Love the sexual innuendo :)
Leigh here to share the Halloween Luminary I made for the spooktacular 31 Days of Halloween blog hop we, the LCDesigners are playing in over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity which is our blog for all our fun events and challenges! Pop on over and become a follower so you don't miss out on our fun activities, you could win some fab prizes!
I designed my luminary to be gorgeous in daylight and in the dark which you can see in all the photos below! The glow is ever so pretty in the dark and look at the cool pattern it casts on the wall too!
I love working with faux stained glass effects and this one
came together nicely. The luminary is quite large, measuring at 5.25"
square and 6.75" high. I've got a tall 3" wide flameless candle in
there but you can easily create a candlescape with a few in varying
sizes. The photos above show the luminary with a white paper insert
acting as a light diffuser and the last photo shows it without for more
of a stained glass effect. In the photos below you can see how pretty
it is in daylight too. I stamped 4 panels of clear artist's overlay
acetate with the Carmen's Veranda Halloween image in jet black StazOn
ink and applied Watermelon and Sunshine Yellow Ranger Adirondack Brights
Alcohol Ink with an ink applicator. I designed the cardstock frame
to fit the stamp perfectly, cut eight window panels with an Xacto knife
and stamped them all with CV's Flying Skull in Brilliance Pearlescent
Purple ink. Even in the dark the pearlescent ink glows too. The frame
folds were scored on a scoreboard and the acetate panels adhered to the
inside of the four front facing windows and the remaining four were
added to the inside for additional stability and to make the inside look
just as gorgeous as the outside.
Don't forget about all the fun activites going on over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity! We currently have 3
faBOOlous prizes you can win so pop on over and Stay to Play!
Enter your Halloween or Day of the Dead projects in our BOO! linky party HERE to
win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!
Enter our first LCD/CV Facebook Challenge currently taking place on both of our FB Pages, Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
Click on over, read the pinned posts and enter Challenge #1 Something Wicked this Way Comes!
win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!
Our current monthly blog challenge ends today so hurry and enter your any themed projects in our
#17 MONOCHROMATIC challenge
Challenge prize is based on amount of entries received & you can
enter as many times as you want so tell all your friends and come and
play with us ;0)
Please make sure you read the for each event and challenge to ensure you qualify to win!
Thank you for stopping by to see my project today and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
I (Granne) saw somewhere in the blog land someone using household foil on there project and absolutely wanted to try it myself.
So I took foil, made ATC sized bases and my alcohol inks (all 3 bottles that I have, lol) and gave it a go.
First I stamped Feather Bird to the foil using Stazon Ink and let them dry, then I crushed the foils and glued them to the bases. After that I carefully added some alcohol ink and again, let them dry. And then, just added some pits and pieces:
What do you think, is here a trick or treat things happening?
Please don't forgot, there is several places you can play for a change to win these fabulous stamps:
Enter your spooktacular creations in BOO! Linky party HERE to win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!
This is a make from 31 Days of Halloween thought I would add them all here as I forgot to do it after they were posted on the Lost Coast to Creativity Designer Blog :( This make is from Lost Coast Designs and is from the fabulous stamp called "Dancing Skeletons" and I love this stamp! I must admit I adore every stamp in the line of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda; they seem made for my quirky self!
I used the glossy photo with wet Distress Inks to make the background for the dancing skeletons...I think that technique is wonderful! Thanks Lindsay! The canvas/cardboard it is mounted on is embossed with the "Three Trees" background stamp from Carmen's Veranda and embossed with black embossing powder. I used sprays from DecoArt and Lindy's lots of layering on a gesso base. The wire fence is handmade and then a chipboard cat, skull, and pumpkin and some black cardstock skulls with some spiders round up the whole night time party! And for a party, no disco ball to be found so some silver beads frame the happy skellies!
Make sure you don't miss a day visiting the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity for wonderful chances to enter our challenges and events and our Facebook page has a challenge that will be up very soon so keep up with the news there, too.
Today, it's me, kim, and I have a shiny colorful postcard to share with you!
I always have lots of fun with Distress Inks and embossing, today is no exception! On these lovely crows the embossing really makes them shine, and crows like shiny things :) Crows are wickedly curious and I think this one wants a ride on the bike, too!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been following along over at our event and challenge blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, the October challenge theme is monochrome and all month long, every day, we have been featuring a new project for Halloween for the 31 Days of Halloween celebration! 31 Days of Halloween is presented by Smeared Ink and Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda are sponsors, so please hop over and be inspired!
For this standard sized card I have used the larger skeleton from Dancing Skeletons. I stamped the skeleton in memento black and added depth and shading with copics, cool greys. I outlined the image in black and fussy cut it.
The background was so fun .... I got the idea for the background behind the skeleton from a Youtuber Shana Conroy, a video entitled Dreams. I painted the background with black gesso, then sprayed dylusions sprays and let it dry. I then splashed watered down white gesso onto the background, put a layer of paper on top and pulled it off. Because dylusions sprays react with water, they started to color the white gesso. I let it dry. Doesn't it look awesome, a perfect backdrop for the skeleton.
I layered this card, matting the black with distressed yellow card stock, and I stamped Carmen Veranda's grunge black swirl background onto the card base which I had first colored with distress inks.
The finishing touch was the words, which I typed on my typewriter. Cut them out and edged in black. I love Maya Angelou, and this quote from her suited this project perfectly I think.
I really enjoyed making this card ... so I decided to make a few artist trading cards too :
I used the exact same techniques and stamps, except for the stamping on the blue background. I used the same grunge black swirl, but this time I used the new ATC sized one. How great to have a smaller version for ATC's. The grunge backgrounds are really great, and there are a whole host of ATC background stamps available at Lost Coast Designs.
The words were quite amusing for one of the ATC's. Who remembers the hit from 1993, "Boom! Shake the Room"? Quite funny to link the old-school hip-hop with the dancing skeleton.
It's my turn to share some DT inspiration today. We, the LCDesigners, are participating in the 7th annual 31 Days of Halloween blog hop hosted by Smeared Ink. We are sharing projects every day for 31 days straight over on our Lost Coast Portal to Creativity event and challenge blog.
Stop by for tons of wicked cool Halloween inspiration and also see how you can win prizes every day!
On Oct 7, 156 years ago we bid farewell to the Master of Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe!
His memory lives on eternally in our art and in our hearts!
BOO! said Poe to the Raven
was my featured project for Day 1 of the hop on Oct 1st!
I found the BOO MDF shapes in Target's $ section and could not resist altering them! First I typed out Poe's poem "The Raven" in Photoshop CS6, printed them out, traced the shapes, cut them out and ran each piece through my
Xyron to add permanent adhesive. I then stamped each
piece with stamps from both Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda with onyx black Verafine ink. I painted the MDF shapes with black acrylic paint and adhered each stamped panel to the shapes then finished each piece with Tea Dye and Black Soot Distress
Inks applied with a Tim Holtz ink applicator.
Thanks for stopping by to see my project and I hope you'll join us over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and Stay to Play coz we're celebrating the count down to Halloween with our own little party too! There's loads to see and do....
Enter your spooktacular creations in our BOO! linky party HERE to win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!
I stamped some scary Carmen's Veranda Flying Skulls for my Halloween decoration. The stamping is done with Chalk ink on white CS and Chalkboard Black CS.
For more pics and instructions, see the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating. Hope you are enjoying our 31 Days of Halloween event!! The projects are really awesome, aren't they!! See you next time for more scariness.
Halloween ATC are very Fun to make and give away...
Lost Coast Designs, has several ATC stamps so do not forget to visit their main website.
Today I used the Rabbit paired with some other fun stamps...
This card is being featured at the "31 days of Halloween " event, at "Lost Coast Portal to Creativity" blog.
For the background I used a "trellis" stamp that belongs to a set of stamps called "ATC misc. 5 set"....
This set comes with a "honeycomb background" and a "frame"...all designed to be used for ATC.
I tucked underneath some party hats and 2 mini skulls!
a last view
Brilliant excuse (as I would need one) to get crafty - today is the 10th World Card Making Day holiday. Time to get creative and let your friends and love ones all over the World know you are thinking about them. Old-fashioned snail mail, it's always so lovely to get some.
World Card Making Day was originaly National Card Making Day and founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year. First held on October 7, 2006, it is now celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October.
First I painted the card base, then I glued some very very thin paper on it (Is it called rice paper or decoupe paper?). I stamped Feather Bird using VersaFine black ink and then I stamped Spray Webbing with VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Some brown DI and a sentiment ... that's how my Bold raven in a forest was made ... and will be flying to the other side of the world.
Tomorrow begins the countdown to Halloween and that means only one thing...it's time to get spooky! Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is participating in the fangtastic Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween blog hop and to celebrate we are throwing our own Halloween party with 2 events!
Enter your spooktacular projects for the chance to win 2 freakishly fabulous prizes!
BOO! a 31 Days of Halloween Linky Party
Oct 1st - Oct 31, submit your entries HERE! win a $15 shopping spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda! BOO! Rules
You can use ANY stamp companies on your entries BUT if you use only LCD/CV stamps your entry will count as two and doubles your chance at winning the prize!
Become a Follower of Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
Submission must link directly to your project, not just your blog home page
Include our event info and link in your blog post
No backlinking to old projects published prior to the start of the event
Please leave us a comment after you link up, we do love hearing from you!
No limit on how many times you can enter
No limit on how many events or challenges you can combine ours with
You may enter our events and Challenges even if you don't have a blog...Upload your project to a photo sharing site or personal Facebook accounts, and set the privacy setting to "Public", include the name of the event or challenge in your photo description!
LCD/CV Facebook Pages Challenge
#1 Something Wicked this Way Comes!
The 2nd event is our 1st LCD/CV Facebook based Challenge, which began Sept 7 and ends Nov 2! win a $15 shopping spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
This challenge is running on both of our Facebook Pages - LCD & CV.
You must be a Follower of both of our FB Pages to enter!
Projects featuring our LCD or CV images will be entered into the DT Faves draw TWICE!
If you make a project combining stamps from both companies then you may enter the same project in both locations & quadruple your chances of winning the prize!
If you make a project using only LCD images then please only enter it on the LCD Page.
If you make a project using only CV images then please only enter it on the CV Page.
You may combine our LCD & CV images with stamps from other companies but our images MUST be the focus of your project!
Enter by adding your project photo in the comments of the Challenge Facebook post which is pinned to the top of both FB Pages.
Include details of what stamps you used & please leave the DT some love.
ONE winner will receive a $15 gift certificate which can be spent at both companies!
You are very welcome to enter the same projects in our events & challenges currently being hosted here on Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog!
We'd greatly appreciate it if you'd share our Challenge with your friends via the "Share" button.
The LCDesigners have been creating up a storm so stop by every day throughout October for tons of spooktacular inspiration during the massive 31 Days of Halloween blog hop with daily prizes sponsored by many fab companies including Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda which you can win just by hopping, commenting and playing in the Scavenger Hunt! Don't forget to come back here and enter your Halloween inspired creations in the BOO! linky party HERE and our FB Pages Challenge!