Monday, July 18, 2016

Whimsical Birds and other awesome new releases

There is an awesome new release at Lost Coast Designs, which includes whimsical birds,  zentangled images and more. Check out all the stamps HERE.

We are having an event at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to celebrate the new release.

For my card I have used this darling whimsical bird, her name is Ruthie :

Ruthie is stamped in brown memento ink and colored with alcohol markers, prisma color pencils and gel pen. I added diamond glaze to her eye, then fussy cut her. 

For the background I put overlapping strips of distress ink onto my craft mat, in blues and green, spritzed it with water and placed the card front down into it. What a cool and easy background it makes. The water diffuses any clear lines between the colours.

I then inked up background stamp Sunflower in the matching green of the ground and stamped it over the green. I have used this sunflower stamp quite a lot, I really like it. I also lightly stamped Misc Words in the background. I reinked and stamped it onto white card stock and cut out some words I thought would best describe Ruthie. These were edged with matching distress ink colours.

I added Ruthie to my card front with dimensions, and using a charcoal pencil and blending stub I added some shading behind Ruthie. Finally I added the words and matted the card front onto a white 4.25" x 5.5" card.

Isn't she gorgeous. Why not check out the daily inspiration from the design team and see many other  Lost Coast Designs stamps brought to life ...

Thanks for stopping by, Nikki x


  1. Hi Nikki :)
    Your "Ruthie" is fabulous!!
    Love this stunning ATC, as usual great work from you my friend.
    This new release looks fabulous too, I will buy one day a few of them, sure. I just need to save again some money before haha and a bit of space too... LOL. I'm sorry to confess that I have no LCD stamp yet, a real lack especially since some of them are so gorgeous.
    Hugs from Ardèche (currently on (very short) vacation until Friday with the inlaws :)

  2. Ooh, I LOVE Ruthie, isn't she sweet? The background you created suits her perfectly.


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