Monday, May 23, 2016

Ghostie BOO Birds & Nuance Backgrounds

Happy Half-O-Ween Lost Coaster's!

Leigh here to share some Half-O-Ween inspiration featuring Whimsical Birds by Doris Arndt and Nuance Powders by Magenta now available at Lost Coast Designs!

We are currently celebrating Halloween in May every 2nd day until May 31st over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Stop by to see lots of spooktacular projects and then dig out your Halloween stamps and join the linky party for the chance to win a fab $15 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

 For Day 1 of Half-O-Ween I made these 2 ATCs featuring both the large and mini versions of Whimsical Flora.  These are our latest addition to the Lost Coast Designs line of quality rubber stamps consisting of 8 large birdies and 2 sets of minis.  

Both ATCs started out the same way with a scrumptious background created with the fabulous Nuance Powders by Magenta.  We currently stock all 15 colours but it's just been announced that 5 new colours are heading our way...SQUEEEE!  
 I had so much fun just letting the powders do their magic.  I tapped micro specks of grey, violet, hot pink, orange and golden yellow onto the ATCs and then spritzed with water.  While wet I smooshed an ATC blank on top of another to transfer the colour and also played around with the colour soaked up by the paper towel to make even more backgrounds.  I then dried them all with my heat gun and ironed them flat.  
I stamped Lost Coast Design's large Spiderwebs background onto both ATCs in Tea Dye Distress Ink.
On the first ATC I created the pale moon using a circle punch as a mask and Cloud White VersaMagic ink dabbed on with a piece of paper towel and I also stamped the Cracked Grass and Sky with Brilliance Platinum Planet to add the little stars and dots to the background of both ATCs.
I continued building my scenes by stamping the large and mini Cracked Tree in Onyx Black VersaFine ink and added shimmer and shine to the branches with "Perfect Pearl" Perfect Pearls powder mixed with water and applied with a paint brush.  The light catches the shimmer only at certain angles for magical effect.

 Now for my Ghostie Birds...both Whimsical Floras were stamped twice on Neenah cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  I fussy cut out the entire bird from the 1st set and just the heads from the 2nd.  The heads were adhered with pop dots and I also applied Judikins Diamond Glaze to their eyes for extra dimension and shine.  The "BOO" text was stamped with Old Type Writer Alphabet set in both lower and upper case, one was left plain and the other I coloured with purple Prismacolor pencil.  I drew the frames with a black Micron pen and added black Prismacolor pencil and adhered the "BOOs" to the ATCs with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive.

That's it from me today, I hope you enjoyed seeing how I made these two Ghostie BOO Bird ATCs and don't forget to stop by Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for more Half-O-Ween fun!

Before you go...did you know we are also celebrating our first Blogiversary at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we're giving away BLOG CANDY?!  Click HERE to see how you can get in on the action and celebrate with us ;0)

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader

1 comment:

  1. Cool. Ahh, iron them flat! That's the trick. And the only good use for an iron! Love these. That bird is cool. Hugz


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