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Friday, January 15, 2016

Sparkle Cracked Bird from Lost Coast Designs New Releases

It's Wicked Wednesday ATC time and the challenge is to make it sparkle.  I just love these Cracked Critters from Lost Coast Designs and I thought she deserved to sparkle!   The background is metallic gelatos and DecoArt Shimmer Mist with some gold shimmer spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang on watercolor paper gessoed first.  I added some white clouds with gesso and my finger for the sky. The shimmer will not show up for anything on the camera but this thing shimmers, a lot!  I stamped the "Cracked Chicken"  on the ATC directly and then again on white cardstock and colored with gelatos and Inktense blocks used like watercolors and fussy cut.  The tag "Funky" is from another new release "Mis. Words"  which I use so often!  I stamped it on a piece of my spray catcher paper that had a fab golden shimmer and put on pop dots.  

Don't forget that our challenge at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for this month is "Clean and Simple" emphasis on simple so why not come play with us?  To play go HERE  And our Facebook Challenge for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda is still going on so follow the links below to find them and the details.  Also, don't forget that Dream in Darkness is "Anything Goes" oddities, weirdness, dark, steampunk, just no cute and you can enter you fabulous weirdness HERE.. We have two fab sponsors this month but you have to play to have a chance!  And I am entering this funky, sparkle bird at Wicked Wednesday's ATC Challenge "Sparkle"

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I Dream of the Sea

It is funny, I can't swim a lick but love the ocean and the sight, smell, and feel of a beach!  Just don't let the water go above my knees!  I also love the concept of shrines and love the ones that SilverCrow Creations and Retro Cafe have for sale to decorate.  But you do know my love of all things cardboard so a tight budget and the idea that I can make a form of a shrine (not nearly as neat as theirs!) led me to this one made by fitting a lid inside a bottom of a jewelry gift box from Christmas last year.  Yes, I am a hoarder!  So with inspiration from a magazine for the top of the shrine, this came into being.

The page behind her came from a brochure of the Alabama beaches and is a very weird fish sticking his head out of a hole so I decided they would be friends like that "movie" about a mermaid :)  The netting is filled with strings of pearls and she has some actually bright blue beads that came out green in the pic! all from Mardi Gras parades over the years. All the sea shells including the huge shell she is sitting on are from Gulfshores, Alabama, my slice of heaven!  She is a dollar tree doll that the body proportions were alright but her head was HUGE!  So she got a face lift/replacement with the "Doll Face" stamp  from Lost Coast Designs.  The word magic behind the clear bauble on front is also from Lost Coast Designs new releases "Mis. Words" I have used this collection of words on almost every project I have made since getting it!  The letters were a Michael's find when the bargain bin was still a dollar down here and had a set of fall covered chipboard letters in it. I base coated them in a light blue and then used DecoArt's white interference paint in drops on each letter with their blue fluid acrylic paint drug through it with a paint brush. Then a light top coat of pearl white. The hanging bauble was from Christmas decorations from dollar tree and a wire earring that I made a bunch of sets and ended up with a leftover.  Her dress is gold silky fabric hand stitched and just hot glued in place and tucked around her.  Too long a post, so I know most of this is pretty easy to see what is what!

I can now say this is my second shrine; the first being another homemade one with "Standing Alfred Hitchcock" and "Large Skeleton Shrine" from Carmen's Veranda Stamps.  I have a lot of room for improvement but am happy with it.  She will sit in my newly almost clean craft loft to remind me of the beaches and the happiness they bring me!

I am entering her in the following challenges:

Try it on Tueday  "Letters and Numbers" I have used letters for the "SEA" and "MAGIC"
My mermaid is a little girl to fit this challenge, well, she is a little girl so she fits the challenge theme :) 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Time for January's Progressive Challenge at Sparkle and Glitter

Sparkle and Glitter Progressive Challenge has started for the new year.  You use any Rick St. Dennis image you have for January then you will email for a free image that we will all work with for the next month! Cool deal, huh?  I just love this glamorous Diva so she has been colored up a while but her hair just didn't make the cut.  However, she looked so sad sitting there all dressed up and no place to go so I made a quick card out of her.  I love the feathers, Rick has an awesome YouTube video on coloring feathers! and I had a feather die and she gets to shine.  Another try on her hair is coming!

Meet Miss Razz L. Dazzle in all her glory!  You can find her at Rick's Zibbet shop along with a ton of other fab digital images!  Colored in Prisma colored pencils, with some Promarker accents, I used rad and black to make her pop a bit.  I love her hair and all :)  

The challenge will run all month long at Sparkle and Glitter so get your RSD images and stamps out and make something and then get to wait for the surprise image for next month free!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Queen Mab for Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge

The theme for Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Blog is "New".  I took a hint from the awesome Granne who is winning up a storm everywhere with her gorgeous work and used a brand new stamp that arrived yesterday from Butterside Down Stamps.  She is Queen Mab and has been on on wish list for a year and now I have her!  I used a background for a kit I made for my daughter to sell on her Zibbet store (student loans!) and a few bits and bobs from it.  

The image is showing a bit too short but it is ATC sized backed by a playing card but I am taking photos lying down as back problems have hit again.  Hope you can play along with anything "new" like New Years which has a lot of potential makes but a new stamp?  Had to go for it :)  Stay inky and messy!

Happy New Year's From Rhedd's Creative Spirit

I saw several YouTube videos on how to make your own old fashion alarm clock from an altered tuna can.  Loved them all and the scenes inside of them were awesome!  The one I do remember is from Illene McInnes and it is detailed so no way to mess that!  So that meant time to make something for Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge Blog design team!   I started out with a can that was too deep...not good for photos or layering the scene and no idea that without certain supplies it could turn into a finger burning, parts falling off, long drawn out affair :)   But with one really sore finger tip to show for my work, it did go from this...

to this...

I improvised a whole lot but the pinks and blues make me think of frosty things even though it is in the 80's here today!   I had the deer head die ages ago from the sale bin at Hobby Lobby, the little gold deer (I gave him a pink nose) is from a set of four by Heidi Swapp, the little bottle brush tree posed on a pink bauble hill is from the awesome Silver Crow Creations, and the white poinsettia is a huge one cut up and a shiny blue bead glued to it.  I stamped the word "Joy" from the Mis Words Set from Lost Coast Designs and glued under a blue bauble that magnified it and the little angel is from my Mom's former ceramic shop days.  Lots of glitter and a scrabble tile to hold it up and it was ready to start ticking off the minutes of 2016!

Happy New Year's! 

i would like to enter this in the Creative Artiste Mixed Media  Challenge for January 
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