Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tweet Tweet, Hello Little Birdies

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!

Happy Day Everyone!

Ink Stained Roni here and it's my turn to inspire you with my little birdie hello....


To create the background I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75" x 5".  I sprinkled a bit of the lime green Nuance onto a leaf embossing folder and gave it a light mist of water. I also misted the cardstock panel and immediately placed it into the embossing folder and ran it through my embossing machine.  I pulled it out and let it dry naturally.  Once the panel had dried I picked up a bit of the dark blue powder with my waterbrush and flicked it onto the panel several times. 

On a separate piece of scrap white paper I stamped the two birds with VersaFine Clair Ink in Paradise and Warm Breeze.  These little chickes were fussy cut and I added a black dot for eyes. In order to tuck these birds into the bushes I used an Exacto Knife and cut around two branches, test fitting the birds as I cut until I was satisfied with their placement.

This panel was then mounted onto a white mat and a light blue card blank.  I added a bit of pen work, a few gemstones and a "Hello" die cut to finish off the card!

I hope you have found a bit of inspiration today and join in on the fun!  There is still plenty of time to join in on Challenge #53 - Tweet This.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Don't Forget to Fly


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!


Hello all.  This is Lori with another card for the Tweet This Challenge that I hope you will find inspiring.  Being the newbie, you may not know that I am deeply in a love to acrylic paint right now.  It seems to be my go to medium, even for cards!  Below is a card that I built around a back drop made with acrylic paint and crackle medium. 




Lost Coast Designs Stamps:
  • Broken Letters
  • 3 Birds

Materials:
  • White card base (4 5/8” x 6 ¼”) and panel (¼” smaller around than card base).
  • Black card stock (trimmed smaller that panel (with room to tear edges on top and bottom)
  • White cardstock piece for stamped bird image
  • Ranger Archival ink, jet black
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint (Titnanium White, Spicy Mustard)
  • DecoArt Americana D├ęcor Crackle Medium
  • DecoArt DuraClear Statin Varnish
  • Faber-Castell Artist Pitt Pens
  • Uni-ball Signo Broad white pen
  • 3M double sided foam tape
  • Ranger Distress Oxide Ink; Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo
  • Re-purposed plastic mesh
  • Sheer Black Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk stickers

Instructions:
  1. Apply crackle medium to black card stock in a thin coat and allow to air dry.
  2. Once dry, quickly (don’t overwork it) apply Titanium White and Spicy Mustard acrylic paint over crackle medium surface.  Allow to dry.
  3. Seal crackled surface with satin varnish. Dry with heat tool and then tear card stock at the top and bottom.  See card for example; finished torn piece is approximately 4 ½” in height and 4 5/8” wide. Set aside.
  4. Stamp white card stock panel with stamp from broken letters set in archival ink.  Cover entire surface.  Use blending tool to blend oxide ink around edges.  Edge script panel with archival ink and then set aside.
  5. Stamp a bird from 3 Birds set in Archival ink and seal image with satin varnish.  Once dry, color bird with Artist Pitt Pens. (I used several shades of orange, yellow and browns).
  6. Fussy cut bird image out and put a final seal of satin varnish on it.  Dry with Heat tool.
  7. Add highlights to bird with white pen.
  8. Retrieve crackle background element and adhere a strip of plastic netting as well as sheer ribbon across the lower portion of the panel.  See card to placement.
  9. Adhere bird over netting/ribbon with mounting tape.  Again, refer to card image for placement.
  10. Choose saying from the Small Talk sticker set and stick to upper left portion of crackle element.
  11. Adhere the finished crackle panel with bird to center of script panel.
  12. Adhere script panel (with finished crackle panel and bird) to card base.  Edge card base with archival ink.

Done!!

Be sure to link your “Tweet This” project for a chance to win!  I am looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!


Happy day!
Lori

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Watchful Raven

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!

Hello all Cathy here with a Lost Coast Portal challenge. Tweet this is what it is called and we want to see birds on your makes.

I started out with a A2 size white cardstock and grabbed some of my Distress Oxide inks and did the smooching technique with the inks.
Next I used the Goth Raven stamp and stamped it out on white cardstock.  I stamped the branch 2 more times to give the branch a longer area to go off the card.  I colored it in with Copic markers.  Then I glued a eye to the raven.  Why?  Because he sees all the other birds flying around him.
 
 Next I used the flying birds background stamp.  The stamp is very large. So I cut one of the birds from the corner of the stamp so I could have a single stamp.  You can't even tell it is missing when you stamp the whole background. I used that single stamp and stamped around the Goth Raven. Then I glued the raven to the front and there we have the card I made.

I hope to see what you all come up with this  Tweet This Challenge.
You can join here.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Besties

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!

This is such a fun challenge for mid-May - "Tweet This".  We want to see birds on your project.  Lots of fun stamps to choose from both Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  

For this card I used the Whimsical Ruthie and the Carmen's Veranda clear stamp, Best Friends.
I created some bright background papers using my Gelli plate and some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in green and blue.  I then pressed the Doodle Circles stamp onto my plate before pressing my white paper to the plate so not only did the paint colors transfer but also the image of the circles.

I stamped Ruthie twice on white card stock and cut her out.  I took my painted papers and stamped Ruthie with black ink and cut just her body out.  Then I glued the painted bird bodies onto my stamped images and colored the beak and legs with yellow marker.  I cut two little party hats for my birdies and stamped them with black dots and glued them to my birds.  

My background is a piece of scrapbook paper that I smudged with blue and green Distress Oxide inks then stamped some swirls and little flowers with the same inks.  I glued my birds as shown then stamped my sentiment on white paper, cut it out, and rubbed a bit of blue ink around the edges.  I attached it with some foam tape, inked the edges of the card front with blue ink and affixed it to my white card base.  

A fun and whimsical card good for any occasion - change up the sentiment to Happy Birthday, Thank You, Miss You, etc.
Link up your birdie makes to our Tweet This challenge for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Duck Shit

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!

Hello Gail here today.  The new challenge here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is Tweet This!!   We want to see birds on your projects.   Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda have lots and lots of amazing bird themed stamps and the team will be showcasing these the next couple of weeks.  Carmen's Veranda's Duck insisted on making another outing!!
He's just so adorable!!  Here he is showing his rebellious side!  

I stamped Lost Coast Designs Grunge Border 3" using Wilted Violet distress ink on grey card and cut it with Sizzix Deckle Edge die.  This gave a nice subtle look, but you can still see the details.  
I stamped Duck on yellow card using Potting Soil archival and fussy cut and adjusted his wings so he looks a bit more animated.  I stamped the Carmen's Veranda Giveashitometer sentiment and embossed with black ink.  Actually, knowing ducks, I am not sure this sentiment is quite correct, cos ducks shit a lot!!  But there you go!!  Artistic license.  Oh, and despite my usually dislike of punctuation on sentiments I actually felt this one needed a few more full stops, so I used an embossing pen and some more powder to make it a bit more open ended.  I mounted it on a yellow card base that I stamped with Carmen's Veranda Dice Background and the brown archival ink.
Thanks for dropping by.  Link up your Birdie makes for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars and don't forget to drop back often to see more amazing inspiration from the team. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #53 - TWEET THIS

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!


Greetings.  It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win your self some Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #53

TWEET THIS


We want to see BIRDS on your stamped makes!!

Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our Design Team Faves prize drawing.

PRIZES

To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one Winner is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go.  See, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Lori made this gorgeous colourful creation using Long Swirl, Calligraphy Doll, 3 Birds and Carmen's Veranda Born to Stand Out sentiment.
Sue made this amazing arch using Lost Coast Designs Kingfisher and Joy background
Cathy made this striking mixed media card using Numbers border and Raven Right Small

Now it's your turn.  Are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 31st and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host


Monday, May 14, 2018

Say Hi to A New Lost Coast Teamster

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!

Hello and welcome.  Gail here to announce some happenings!!  Recently we appointed two new teamies.  Unfortunately, due to those things in life that happen unpredictably, Ginny has had to leave the team after a very short time.  We are very sorry to see her go, but sometimes life just get in the way!!  That said, it opens up an opportunity for us to invite another amazing artist to join our team. 
Please say a huge hi and hello to Lori Warren.  
 In case you don't know her here's a little bit about Lori
Hi, Lori here.  I am explorer of all things mixed media, designer and card maker who fell in love with rubber stamping about 20 years ago.  I love the versatility of rubber stamps and feature their use in Card Making, Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Art Journaling as well as other paper crafts.  I love to teach and have provided hands on instruction on how to use rubber stamps to create cards, art journal pages, as well as mixed media and paper crafts.  I have also had the pleasure of my artwork being Published in National Craft Magazines and other sites.

My current crafty adventures involve blogging, designing, and producing tutorial videos.   I love trying new things so you never know what I might dive into next.

Instagram: @loriscardscreat
Twitter: @loriscardscreat

If you are familiar with Lori's work then I am sure you already know what an amazing artist she is.  If you haven't been lucky enough to cross her path then you are in for a huge treat!  Come back tomorrow when Lori will be showing her first gorgeous creation for the start of our new challenge!
It's gonna be AWESOME!! 

There is still time to join our current 
Orange and Yellow Challenge
    Join up your stamped creations with yellow and orange as the main colours for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave a little love so we know you were here.  Lurkers welcome, but we do love when you take the time to comment!!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Duck A La'Orange

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!

Hello.  So nice of you to drop by.  Gail here today with a recipe for cuteness.

You said awww! didn't you?  I heard you!!!  Awwwwww, who can resist a cute and fluffy Duck.   And this was so simple!  Gotta love a quick make!! 
I stamped the amazingly gorgeous Lost Coast Designs Shooting Star background using tangerine chalk ink on a yellow card base.  I edge the card base with the same chalk ink.  Then I stamped Carmen's Veranda Pineapple on the yellow card, embossed with black powder added some extra colour with distress ink and fussy cut.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Duck on yellow card using the tangerine ink and also added some extra ink to the beak and feet, and a little white gel pen on his eye.  I fussy cut Duck and added him and the pineapple to the card. 
Probably could have used masking instead of all that fussy cutting, but I think this way there's less chance of a stamp error LOL.  Not sure what occasion I shall use this for, but I think it's a really fun card, and so bright and cheerful.  
There is still time to join in our Orange and Yellow challenge for your chance to win up to $10 of rubber stamps from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda.  Link up by midnight PST for your chance to win. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Spotlight Rose

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!

Hello friends, Roni here with a lovely vintage Rose using the Spotlight Technique for the Yellow and Orange Challenge.


The rose was stamped onto an vintage book page using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink, the image was stamped a second time on a scrap of white cardstock. This panel was matted with yellow and affixed to an orange card blank.

I determined which sections of the rose I wanted to spotlight and die cut those areas from the second image.  Those areas were then colored using Inktense watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.  Each of the colored spotlight circles were then mounted onto the original rose image so they lined up perfectly. A few dots of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress (white) was added to finish off the card.


Now it's your turn.  Are you up for our challenge?  Link your creations to the Orange and Yellow Challenge and you might just be the lucky winner of Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda stamps!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Just One Question....

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!
Good morning and happy Tuesday, it's Sue here, and I have just one question for you

Well do ya!
This is of course for our 'Yellow and Orange' challenge, and it is pretty much what it says on the tin! The 'Drips' is a huge background stamp that I inked up several times on my stamping platform to get the different shades of orange and yellow.

The Katzelkraft 'Bandaid Dog' was stamped onto watercolour card and then coloured with my Peerless watercolours.

He's been cut out and grounded on a piece of a gelli plate background. It was a really scrappy piece, but it just goes to show you must save everything - for years and years and then move house!
The sentiment has been printed on my computer - hands up who though it was 'are you feeling lucky punk' I know I did, so thank you Mr Google for putting me right!
I hope you join in with our challenge, and that you have a lucky week. Thanks very much for looking xx

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Into the Sun

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!

Hi from Laurie with another project for the Yellow and Orange Challenge going on until the 14th at the Lost Coast Portal.  This is a fun one since you can use whatever stamps or theme you want - the only requirement is that your main color scheme is yellow and orange.

For this card, I used the Steampunk Fly Girl stamp.  I created my background by taking a piece of white paper and stenciling first with yellow Distress Ink all over the piece.  I then used orange Distress Ink and several other stencils, adding a sun, some leaves and some random circles.  I then stamped my Steampunk Fly Girl with black ink onto my background.  I added some black dots along the top and bottom.  I finished by layering my piece with black and white card stock.

So get out your orange and yellow goodies and join our challenge!!


Saturday, May 5, 2018

APRIL CHALLENGE WINNERS

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!

Greetings
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our April Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely stamped makes.  It seems April was a bit of a slow month around blogland.  Maybe spring has finally arrived and everyone was out in the garden.  I know I certainly was!!  So unfortunately this month we are only awarding blog badges.  I really, really want to give away Linda's stamps, so tell your friends about our challenges and  join up your stamped makes for a chance to win Lost Coast Design and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps.  If you use our stamps on your make you of course get an extra chance in the random draw for using our stamps on your projects, but we accept entries with rubber or clear stamps from any producer.  Hope you get a chance to play along this month!  The more players the bigger the prize!!


WINNER of CHALLENGE #50

PRETTY AS A PICTURE 

is

DOT

with this lovely spring make.  The team loved how Dot used the blue eggs from the inspiration picture




WINNER of CHALLENGE #51

STAMPED BACKGROUND 

is

CRAFTYFIELD

with this gorgeous bright make.  The team loved that the background was stamped and foiled to stunning effect

 Congratulations Dot and Craftyfield!  Please take our snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blog!
 

Our current challenge is

ORANGE AND YELLOW


Link up your stamped projects using Orange and Yellow for your chance to win some Lost Coast $$$$$$$!  Remember, the more players the bigger the prize!! 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Yellow Buddha tag

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!

Hello all. Cathy here with a tag for this challenge.  I must say this was a tuff one for me.


 This is what I came up with. A yellow and orange Buddha tag. I started off by painting the tag with a soft yellow and a soft orange. I set aside to dry.

As that was drying I got out a die and cut out some hanging vines from yellow cardstock and I add some orange distress ink to it.

After the tag was dry I took out  my  Asian Set of stamps. I started stamping the words randomly over the tag in orange and yellow distress ink.

Next I took the bamboo stamp from that set and stamped it on the bottom of the tag with orange distress ink.

Then I stamped the Buddha with orange distress ink again from that same stamp set on the same yellow cardstock that I used for the vine die. Cut out the Buddha and added it to the bottom the I added the vines to the top and that is my yellow and orange tag for this challenge.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this Challenge.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CHALLENGE #52 - ORANGE AND YELLOW

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!

Greetings.  It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win your self some Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #52

ORANGE AND YELLOW


We want to see stamped projects that mainly feature the colours yellow and orange.  You can use black and white as well, and we will accept tiny amounts of other colours if you can't avoid them, but the yellow and orange must be very obvious.

Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our Design Team Faves prize drawing.

PRIZES

To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one Winner is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go.  See, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  Hop over to their blogs for full details of their makes.  ENJOY!

Laurie made this fun card using Waltzing Cowboys and I Meant To Behave
 
Roni made this cool retro card using Carmen's Veranda Weinermobile and Nuance powders
Gail paper pieced Oriental Doll and created this lovely bright card

Now it's your turn.  Are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 14th and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host


Monday, April 30, 2018

Bottle Cap Art Doll

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!

Hello all, Roni here with my first inspiration post with Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda for the Stamped Background challenge.  I love Lost Coast Designs ART Doll and I wanted to coordinate the stamped background to her by using the Domino Border.

I started off by stamping the Domino Border over and over on a white card panel using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. It dries very quickly and is permanent once dry so it's perfect for using with Nuance pigment powders.  After the ink had dried, I sprinkled on the powders and wet to activate. The panel was set aside to dry.

I stamped the ART Doll  onto a piece of white cardstock again using VF Clair Nocturne. I also stamped a second doll face and domino on a scrap of white cardstock at the same time. The images were colored using a waterbrush and Memento Dye inks. I then die-cut the image from the cardstock.  I smashed a bottle cap and colored it with a pink Sharpie, after the ink had dried I glued the face onto the bottle cap and covered with a layer of Sparkle irRESISTible Pico Embellisher. The domino was affixed to the doll with double stick foam.

The domino background panel was affixed to a black card blank, the ART doll die cut image was added to the card and I finished if off with a few matching gemstones.  I hope this card has inspired you to create your own stamped background project for the challenge!
There's still time to play!!!  Be sure to link up your image to the Stamped Background Challenge for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars! 


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Gothic Unicorn Card

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!

Hello all.  Cathy here to share a card I made for the Stamped Background challenge.

I started out with a piece of black cardstock and Grunge Diamond Background. I used Versafine ink and white embossing power and made the background. I did add sparkle to the feathers and the horn.

Next I took Teri Unicorn and stamped it with black in on a white piece of cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. Then I tore around the colored Teri Unicorn image and added it to the embossed piece that I did earlier. I used to a white card base.
You can still enter this challenge here. I hope you will play along.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Queen of Everything

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!

Spring greetings from Laurie!  I love the current Stamped Background challenge because I love background stamps.  I think the background of anything you make - card, ATC, tag, etc - is really enhanced by an interesting or well constructed background.
For these three ATCs, I have used the ATC Miscellaneous Set #6 which includes there great backgrounds.  I love that one is shaped like a Gothic arch while the other two are the standard ATC size and shape.  I didn't want to put too much onto my ATCs to avoid hiding the background stamping.  All the backgrounds started as white paper that I colored with Distress Inks which I blended together with my foam daubers.  I stamped each background with black ink onto my colored bases.  For all three I used vintage black and white images of women that I cut out of some collage sheets by GeckoGalz.  Each got a butterfly for some added interest.  Then I cut out a portion of one of the Carmen's Veranda clear stamps - Queen of Everything - and attached that same saying to each of my ATCs.  A little bit of Distress Ink around the border of each and you are all done!

Be sure to get out your background stamps and join this fun challenge.  And be sure to check out the great background stamps at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.

Happy Stamping!