Thursday, January 4, 2018

Down With The Fishes

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 (although it's actually afternoon here in the UK) and a very Happy New Year to everyone. It's Sue here with our first challenge of the year at Lost Coast Designs, and it's 'Oodles of Doodles' Now this would normally strike terror into my heart, but my resolution for this year is to 
a) lose half my body weight (only joking - or am I....) and 
b) be a bit less of a perfectionist/control freak/not such an uptight arse - we can say this in England, it's not swearing - honestly! So, to celebrate the untightening of my arse - not sure if we can say that?? I didn't make my piece until the morning it was due, and I'm now typing up my post an hour and 15 before it due EEEEEEK!!
Anyway, here it is

So, in keeping with the theme of 'no worries' I decided to start in my brand new, pristine journal! But it's a cheapo one which is great because it doesn't matter if I mess up in it.

I't a black journal, so my first layer is white gesso, and then some colour.

I've used a mixture of Amsterdam, and Dina Wakley acrylics, and just brayered a background.

I also made a mop up sheet to use later.

Time for some stencilling and doodling with a white pen and black acrylic.

On my mop up sheet I stamped some images from the Fish and Heart Set and cut them out.

Then I sewed them onto a couple of tags.

I stamped the fish onto the circle from the Shadow Frame set so that I could reverse stamp it. It's not as 'perfect' as the normal stamping, but remember resolution (b) lol

The circles from the Leonardo Accessories Set have been stamped and cut out from the mop up sheet. You can also see the Large Chickenwire Background in the corner.

So there we are, all done with seconds to spare lol

It's your turn now, please join in with your doodles, however you make them for the chance to win some Lost Coast $'s. 

Submit your entries in the linky party 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.

Thanks very much for looking, and I'll see you later in the month xx


ionabunny said...

I love this. Your resolutions made me laugh and I wish you luck with them. Your journal is gorgeous. Love the background and those fish are so cute and quirky. Great way to reverse the stamping and I am sure this journal will be a delight to use. Hugz

Janny's Cards Creations said...
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Janny's Cards Creations said...

A lot to see. Beautiful art Journey page. Greetings Janny

Redanne said...

I loved seeing how you built up your page Sue - and your resolution is brilliant too! Anne x