Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Day 25 of 31 Days of Halloween: "Day of the Dead Marigolds" 3D Paper Art plus a "Witch Dolly" by Leigh!

Welcome 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!

Hello Portal Peeps!

Welcome back for Day 25 of the

31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop!

We are having a blast participating as a Wicked Blogger again this year!  The LCDesigners have been working hard over their crafty cauldrons cooking up SPOOKTACULAR eye candy for you to feast your eyes upon for 31 days straight!  Hop along the blog roll over there in our right sidebar all month long for lots of Halloween goodness and enter ALL your Halloween projects in our October Challenge, we have two prizes up for grabs this month!  We've got faBOOlous entries so far...you've got until October 31st at 5 to midnight to enter so keep them coming!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who is hopping with us and taking the time to leave us lots of love!  We appreciate all your wonderful comments and enjoy reading what you think of our daily offerings!

Enter your Halloween projects using

ANY stamp companies in our October Challenge:


We invite you to enter your Halloween projects in our October Challenge which ends October 31st at 5 to midnight so you'll be safe in doors at the strike of midnight!  You don't have to use Lost Coast Designs stamps to play in any of our activities but if you do then your entry counts as TWO!

TWO PRIZES up for grabs!

We are giving away TWO PRIZES this month so enter your rubber stamped projects in the Challenge Linky located at the bottom of the DAY 1 of 31 DOH POST for the chance to win LCD/CV Bucks to spend in our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stores!  The more entries the better the prizes so round up all your friends and join the most clawesome party of the year!   We do have some RULES so please make sure you check them out to ensure your entries are eligible to win!


We unveiled new Lost Coast Designs stamps this month and now here's two new additions to our Carmen's Veranda line too!  Teenie Tabby Cat and Teenie White Cat are .75" versions of our 3" sad kitties, aren't they the cutest ever!!!!  Of course I've used them on my projects today ;0)

These images were part of the stamp line when Lost Coast Designs purchased Carmen's Veranda.  We regret to inform you that these cuties have now been removed from our website while we investigate a copyright issue.

"Day of the Dead Marigolds"

plus a 

"Witch Dolly" by LCDesigner Leigh

It's my turn to share again and today's post is jam packed with photos so sit a spell......
I've got two main projects featuring our 2 new teenie kitties that I've used in a rather unexpected way plus a bonus project just for some extra fun ;0) 

 "Day of the Dead stylized Marigold #1"
 3D paper art project featuring the following stamps:
 Lost Coast Designs:  ATC Doodles Circles from the ATC Doodles set, a tiny DOTD Sugar Skull from our Six Mini Skull set and the stem and leaves are a partial of our Long Stemmed Rose Bud.  The entire project was watercoloured with Nuance pigment powders.
Here's a close look at the 3D fussy cut "kitty" petals and leaves.
"Day of the Dead stylized Marigold #2" 
Also features:
Carmen's Veranda: Teenie Tabby Cat and Teenie White Cat
 Lost Coast Designs:  ATC Doodles Circles from the ATC Doodles set, a different tiny DOTD Sugar Skull from our Six Mini Skull set, the Long Stemmed Rose Bud stem and leaves.  All watercoloured with the Nuance pigment powders.
  and before I finish off with my fun little bonus project here's what's heading your way for November!  

November event - Day of the Dead

We are rolling straight from Halloween into our Day of the Dead event which starts on Oct 31st!  We will have a daily share for the traditional 3 days of Dia de Muertos, Oct 31 - Nov 2, plus "reminder posts" during November so be sure to stick around after Halloween coz the party does not end here at LCPtoC ;0)

Now for project #3...a stuffed Witch dolly for my 15" Maudlynne Macabre doll.
Featuring our Carmen's Veranda Witch and Lost Coast Designs ATC Doodles Circles on the back.
I'm nearly done....just one more fun event to share for our Cat Lovers!
My DOTD Marigold projects are playing in an annual Cat Lovers Hop so come and join the fun there too!
 Ok, I'm done...teehee...you can now continue your hopping! 
See you again tomorrow!

Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader


Michele said...

fabulous creation! the marigold is outstanding! live the dollies too, great spooky fun. xo

D.Ann C said...

Those cats are just too cute and the idea to use them as petals on a flower is genius! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

Carole J said...

Such splendid marigolds! I love how you made these with the cat stamps - the colours are so vibrant and lush. Love the dolly, too.
caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

DonnaMundinger said...

EEEK!!! Love, love, LOVE! Brilliant use of those sweet little kitties. I have a bigger version. Maybe I can make a BIG marigold. You're soooo creative, Chickie. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!!! I love the big eyed kitties! And the marigolds are soooooo cool too. Wow that tiny little doll for your doll. So sweet.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the kitty faces at the tips of
the flower petals.
Fun idea to make the dolls out of
stamped fabric.
thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Those big eyed kitties are so cute (and sad). Your DOTD marigold is simply inspired. We're making a DOTD altar at work. I call it the slowest altar in the west. One piece gets added a day. We'll never have it done by November 2.
PJ from US princessjudy4 @ yahoo.com

Fikreta said...

wow ! wow!
this is amazing!
dolls are great!
Fiki from Croatia fikreta.posavec@gmail.com

Christi Conley said...

I'm never disappointed when I can stop by and see your creations Leigh - I've been a fan of yours since waaaaaay back (back when dominoes were HUGE and there were still a few paper magazines) and your creativity has only gotten creativier (LOL) - seriously, cats as a marigold?!? LOVE them - I even envy your fussy cutting!! Christi ~ StampinDiva at Yahoo dot com ~ USA

valscraftings said...

Love your Marigold and the fussy cutting flowers and kitties....love the little dollie so cute!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your new kitty stamps are soooo cute! Would love to add those to my crafty cat stash! Your creation looks amazing! Wow! I love cats! I'm having fun at the hop!

KT Fit Kitty
fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is SO unique and creative! Look at all those kitties! Love it!

Susan Renshaw said...

Fabulous makes - all!!

Karenladd said...

Eeek! What a creative and imaginative way to use those tabby images! Wonderful projects!
kladd94803 at aol.com

Becca Yahrling said...

Wowza - fun projects! Love all those darling cats around the skull. FABULOUS!

ike said...

AWESOME !!! The kitty flower is just super stunning Leigh. Such a brilliant creation.

IKE xx

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Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Amazing projects!!!

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Dana said...

So cool!! What an unique way to use the cat stamps!! USA drwarrenankh at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

These cats look very sad to me. Very creative project.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

Janis said...

WOW!!! That kitty flower really does look like a marigold!!! Awesome!!! Love the dimension you added by lifting different parts of them. Fabulous project. Like the little dolly (who has a kitty) for your doll, too. Great work.

Thanks so much for participating in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Lyneen said...

TOTALLY AWESOME.... I have seen this posted on FB... never realizing the flower was actually cats!!! WOW! this is amazing! a true work of art!