Thursday, May 19, 2016

Day 1 of Half-O-Ween: Ghostie "Boo" Bird ATCs by Leigh!

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!


We are celebrating Halloween in May with clawesome projects every 2nd day until May 31st!
Pop in, get inspired, then dig out your Halloween stamps and come join our Half-O-Ween party ;0)
A $15 shopping spree at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda is up for grabs!
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!

 Scared yet?  Bwahahahaha!  Leigh here to kick off the event today with 2 spooktacular ATCs featuring birdies from Lost Coast Designs newest stamp line, Whimsical Birds by Doris Arndt!

 We have 8 large individual Whimsical Birds and 2 sets of mini Whimsical Birds too!  Stop by to check them out on the LCD website and keep an eye on this blog coz we'll be featuring these little cuties in an upcoming Whimsical Bird Showcase soon!

Ghostie "boo" Bird ATC #1 features Whimsical Flora who is 3.25" tall.
The second I saw her I just knew she had to be a ghostie bird!  Perfect right LOL! 
Now this Ghostie "BOO" Bird ATC features our mini Flora from the mini Whimsical Birds 2 set, I couldn't resist making a second ATC using her!
 I also used the following Lost Coast Designs stamps on both ATCs:
 Spiderwebs background, the large and mini Cracked Tree and mini Cracked Grass and Sky from our Cracked Critter line.  The Old Type Writer Alphabet set in both lower and upper case to stamp the text and the yummy backgrounds were created with the fabulous Nuance Powders by Magenta now available in the Lost Coast Designs store
Here's a closer look at the details showing the fussy cut layers and magical shimmer that appears at certain angles.  Stop by our Lost Coaster's Review DT blog on May 23rd for more info on how I made these two.

Before you go...did you know we are celebrating our first Blogiversary here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and we're giving away BLOG CANDY?!  Click HERE to see how you can get in on the action and celebrate with us ;0)
Now don't forget to stop by May 21st for Day 2 of Half-O-Ween!
We look forward to seeing your wicked cool projects entered in the linky below by May 31st!

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader


ionabunny said...

Bwahahahahahaha. Haha. Ha. Love that bird. Love halloween, half-o-ween and all boo-tastic celebrations. Yeah, lets turn blogland creepy. Hugz

Tarnished Rose said...

LOVE both ATCs.


Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

LOL, thank you ;0) Oh yes, it's time to get our creep on! You're going to LOVE June wink wink ;0)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Thank you :0)

ike said...

Crazy cool bird - these are fabulous :-D xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, I adore those birds! Lookin' good as ghosties and the backgrounds are fabulous. Putting my thinking cap on for this. xxD

Katie said...

Brilliant ATCs and love the bird

Wyvern said...

Such cool ATCS! Really inspired for this Challenge!

valscraftings said...

Love the background and stamps on these ATC's!