Thursday, March 24, 2016

Too Soon for Swimsuit Girl?

 
Hi There!!  It's me Shari with you here at the Lost Coaster's Review Blog today-Thanks for joining me! 
 
I've got a quirky set of cards to share with you that I made using Lost Coast Designs' images-Swimsuit Girl and one of our newer images called Doodle Circles.
 
 
These cards were so fun to put together and quick, too.  So quick, that I didn't even take any photos while I was busy crafting away making them--Sorry about that!  But, I can show you each finished card close up and tell you what I did :)
 
 
There's a total of 4 cards and I made them all the same, except for the colors of the backgrounds.  I started each background panel with stamping our Doodle Circles with white pigment ink onto mixed-media paper.  I covered with white embossing powder and heat set. 
 
 
To create the ombre background, I used my set of Simply Art water colors and a #10 round water color paint brush.  Starting at one end of the panel, I concentrated color heavily and heat set.  Then, using just water, I gently brushed the color down the rest of the panel to create the ombre effect. 
 
 
I splattered each panel with a heavy concentration of the same water color paint I used to create the backgrounds with.  I heat set, then ran through my sewing machine to add the stitched elements, and finished each panel with a spritz of Shimmer Mist. 
 
 
Swimsuit Girl was stamped onto mixed-media paper 4 times with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut.  The quote sits really closely to Swimsuit Girl on the stamp, so for the quote word bands, I masked off Swimsuit Girl, inked up the quote and stamped 4 times, and fussy cut. 
 
 
All of the fussy cut Swimsuit Girls and the word bands were mounted onto the finished Doodle Circles background panels with matte Decou-Page and then mounted onto their color-coordinated card bases.  I added a shadow around everything with Pumice Stone DI and my water brush then outlined again with white gel pen. 
 
Swimsuit Girl could be on her way to a beach party--A perfect fit for Team Dream's Let's Party Challenge!  There's one more day left at The Portal to enter your party themed stamped creation, so come on over and join the celebration! 
 
Thanks again for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I enjoyed making and sharing these cards with you!!  See you next time!!
 


4 comments:

  1. Lovely cards Shari, I love the circles and your backgrounds. Tracy x

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  2. Very nice cards and thanks for the giggle! xoxo

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  3. That's really gorgeous Shari! I love how you sued this great circle stamp - so cleverly - and you water colored background on top of white embossing!!!
    The quote is very fun too! :D
    Coco xoxo

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  4. That's really gorgeous Shari! I love how you sued this great circle stamp - so cleverly - and you water colored background on top of white embossing!!!
    The quote is very fun too! :D
    Coco xoxo

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