29 May 2016

Half-O-Ween Card

Lost Coast Designs is celebrating Half-O-Ween in May

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/day-1-of-half-o-ween-ghostie-boo-bird.html

You might think that Half-O-Ween is a fairly new thing but it's actually an old tradition recognized by many European countries.  In Germanic folklore, Walpurgisnacht, also called Hexennacht or Heksennacht (Dutch), literally means "Witches' Night".  Traditionally the start of Half-O-Ween is "Witches Night" on April 30th and then observed all May long.  The first known written occurrence of the English translation, "Walpurgis Night" is from the 19th century.   Many of the things we still do today but have forgotten the reasons why originated from this time, like the ringing of Church bells and tying tin cans behind the car of newlyweds...all done to ward off evil during Half-O-Ween!
Here is my make:


Materials used:

Cityscape Stamp by LCD
 Tree with Birds stamp by Carmen Veranda
Tim Holts Distressed Markers, various
Versafine Onyx Black
White and black cardstock
(To create the background I applied the Distress Markers to an acrylic block, then I spritzed the ink with water, I laid the white card over the ink pressed down a little then removed the card. This is a great way to create backgrounds)

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Val S.

22 May 2016

Cracked Chicken Card

Hi crafters, today I have entered my card into
Lost Coast Designs
Challenge #24 A Splash of Neon or Bright Colour

http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/challenge-24-splash-of-neon-or-bright.html


Materials used:
Cracked Chicken stamp by LCD
Hearts stamp by LCD
White, black and lilac card stock
Tim Holtz Distress Pens, various colours
Versafine, Onyx Black
Acrylic block...to which I added colours from the distress pens,
then added water from spritzer bottle, then covered white card over the ink and block, lastly lift card and let the ink run.

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I appreciate your comments!
Val S.

16 May 2016

Happy Anniversary Birthday Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!

 
I have enjoyed following LCD, Leigh always brings great events, challenges and DT inspiration along with other DT team members!  Linda the owner of LCD is a lovely lady and has created some great stamps!

Wishing everyone at LCD another wonderful year and I look forward to all the great inspiration!


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Thanks for stopping by,
I appreciate your comments!
Val S.