Monday, August 7, 2017

Say Cheese!

Good morning everyone.  Well, I'm back after a short absence.  Things were crazy getting moved back into our house and getting settled.  So here I am and I wanted to share with you something I made for this month's Challenge over on Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

Don't you just love Happy Cat?  I hat the little sticker laying around and thought it fit.

This month's Challenge at LCPtoC is Stenciled Backgrounds.  Why don't you drop by the Portal and get your entry in?  You'll have a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  Just click HERE to jump over to their blog.

Until later......................
Smiles~

Marilyn

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gecko Galz May Projects

Good morning everyone!  This is going to be a short post.  I just wanted to share with you some of the things I created for Gecko Galz this month.

Images from Country Charm

Image from Country Charm

Image from Country Charm

Image from Beauty Unbound

Sorry it's so short and sweet and I have no step-by-step instructions this month.  I'm dealing with health issues related to stress and with putting my house back together.  

Until later............................


Marilyn

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fly Play Sing ATC

It's a new month for challenges over at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  The challenge is use faux or real stitching. Since I don't have a sewing machine, here is what I did:

I used the Fly, Play, and Sing clear stamps from Carmen's Veranda along with drawing in my own stitching.

Don't forget to visit Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and enter your art in the challenge.

Until later................


Marilyn

Jumbo Eggs

Good morning!  A new month brings a new challenge at Gecko Galz.  This month's challenge is Country Fresh.

I used one of the images from the Sunnybrook Farm collage sheet.

Until later...................


Marilyn

Friday, April 28, 2017

Forget Me Not - Lost Coast Designs

Good morning everyone. This time around I want to share with you how I created the Twinchie I made for the New Stamp Release that was over on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.

I started out by painting a piece of 2x2 matboard black.  Once that was dry, I stamped the Heart from the Fish and Heart Set and colored it in with Primacolor pencils.  I added green metallic thread around the edges and found the sentiment in my stash.

Easy peasy and the black background really sets off the other colors.  You should see how the colors pop in person.

Stay tuned!  As always, there will be more next month from our talented group of designers.

Marilyn aka Tarnished Rose
LCD DT Leader.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Happy Place

It's Day 1 of the New Stamp Release event going on at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Give them a visit and leave a comment over there for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda.

I worked with the new CV Crayons stamp & the new CV Clear stamp Happy Place.  I used the heated soft matte gel background technique from Keren Tamir to get the mottled and slightly crackled texture.


Man, does this bring back memories of afternoons spent coloring in coloring books.  Some of you may be like me and still color to this day.

Head on over to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to see some of the great new releases.  I think you'll love them as much as I do.

Until later.................


Marilyn

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Beauty Mystery Magic

Last month, I showed all of you an ATC I had created for Lost Coast Portal to Creativity's Black & White Challenge.  Today I want to show you how I created it.  I admit, it's very easy and nothing complicated about it.


I started by stamping the NEW 5 Circles onto a piece of paper then cutting them out.  I them set them to the side.  Next, I stamped ATC Gothic Text onto the ATC and then added circles using a lid and white paint.  When that didn't show up too good, I switched to black paint and loved it.  I then took a paintbrush, dipped the bottom in black ink, and added dots around the circles.  Once the paint was dry, I added the 5 Circles I had cut out.  Finally, I stamped Beauty, Mystery, and Magic using Miscellaneous Words, cut them out, and centered them on the ATC.

Just goes to show what you can do with just two colors.

Until later.........................


Marilyn aka Tarnished Rose