Monday, July 31, 2017

Frida the Artist

Lost Coast Designs has three Frida stamps.  I only have one of them, but they all are equally beautiful!

Only recently have I read about Frida Kahlo one of Mexico's most famous artists.  Just in her teens she suffered injuries from a bus accident that would cause health issues her whole life.  She was famous for her self portraits showing the pain she suffered. Her marriage to Diego was turbulent at times. Her art was an expression of herself and life.  A beautiful and compassionate woman, she died in 1947 at the young age of 47.  There is so much to learn about the life of Frida, I plan to pick up her biography and read more about Frida the artist soon.

Today I am sharing a card made with the Lost Coast Designs Frida 1 stamp!

Craft Mat
Black ink
Watercolor Paper

On craft mat rub several colors of Gelatos and add water to each color.

Do not wet watercolor paper, on the watercolor paper with paint brush swipe each color of Gelatos as pictured.

Set aside to dry.

Stamp the Lost Coast Designs - Frida1 stamp with black ink on white cardstock, then heat emboss with embossing powder. Fussy cut the image of Frida.

When the card is dry stamp the Lost Coast Designs

Frida1 stamp with black ink.  Adhere bits of  Guilding - Gold Leaf with Glue.


Place 3D Foam Adhesive on the back of the fussy cut Frida.

Attach flowers folded in half behind Frida's head and embellish with rhinestones!  

This has been a great month for me, I loved creating with each and every stamp I worked with from Lost Coast Designs!

Hope you all were inspired by all the projects
 by the
Altered Pages Design Team!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pretty Posie

There are two sides to Foundations Décor products.  I love giving each side it own makeover!  Today I am sharing the backside of my Rustic Flowers.  
 For the Pretty Posies I used the Argyle Amber flowers available at Altered Pages.
Using the same Foundations Décor base as yesterday ~ just the other side! See how to prepare the Foundations Décor Flowers in Pot on the Altered Pages blog post  Rustic Flower Pot HERE!
On the back side of the Rustic Flower Pot, adhere a couple paper flowers that are a little larger than the Foundations Décor wood flowers. On the top of the pot add a bit of lace, washi tape or trim. Finish with a smaller paper flower.  Now you have Pretty Posies in a Pot!
The paper flowers show from the Rustic Flower Pot side adding a bit of dimension to the Rustic Flowers. 
Rustic Flowers - side one
Now the Foundations Décor Pot can be used in several home décor arrangements during the year!
Pretty Posies - side two 
Hope you are enjoying the project as much as we are!
Stop by for more inspiration tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Gift Set of Cards!

I recently made this gift set of cards for my sister... had to wait to show them until she received them! 

I found a Tim Holtz ephemera pack and a pad of paper that went well together and here you have my gift set!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pink Cake

In June Altered Pages partnered with Foundations Décor.  I wanted to share a few of my projects here that I created for them!  This cute little cake would look great holding a birthday picture. 
This little wooden cake is one of the many Foundations Décor products available at Altered Pages!

Foundations Décor Wood Cake Picture Holder
Dew Drops

To start I painted all the pieces: the cake base & candle pink, the frosting trim with white gesso and the candle flame yellow. Then let dry.
Adhere pink dew drops to the cake frosting.   
Glue the flame to the candle, add a golden brown dew drop to the base of the flame.  
Glue pearl white dew drops to the base of he cake.

Once everything is dry assemble the cake.
I am loving the Foundations Décor products.
I hope to share the Sweet Heart Home soon.
Watch each day for more inspiration.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Party with a Murder of Crows

Having fun with our Altered Pages partner Lost Coast Designs. The five piece stamp set Murder of Crows is very versatile.  It could be used for cards, scrapbooking and YES, even party favors.

Murder of Crow party favors!

Did you know a group of CROWS is
referred to as a
"Murder of Crows"?

Lost Coast Designs - Murder of Crows
Acrylic Block
Cardstock to stamp on
Black Ink
Embossing Powder
Pillow Box Kit
Corrugated Cardboard
Double-sided Tape and Glue
Bazzill Edges

Lost Coast Designs five piece stamp set Murder of Crows!
The Pillow Box Kit makes into great party favors. 
The kit comes with all you need to create five pillows as pictured below.
Today we are going to deviate from the kit and use the pillow to create favors for a Halloween themed party!
Instead of the paper bands included in the kit Corrugated Cardboard was used for the base of the embellishments on the pillow.

Cute the Corrugated Cardboard to length and adhere with Double-sided Tape
Cut pieces of Bazzill Edges and adhere to the Corrugated Cardboard with glue.

Lost Coast Designs - Murder of Crows were stamped on cardstock  using an Acrylic Block with Double-Sided Tape.  Stamp with Black Ink and heat embossed with Embossing Powder Black Drag the edges of the paper on the ink pad to ink the edges!

Adhere the Crows to the pillows with Double-Sided Tape.
Glue flowers to each pillow as desired.

Hope you have been inspired to use your stamps
for projects other than cards!!!