Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Feline Smiley

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 with the gorgeously smiley Lost Coast Designs Cheshire Cat en masse....
Sometimes a large stamp on a small space can have a big impact.
The current challenge here at the Portal to Creativity is Mini Me, so I went with a boat load of ATC's (Artist Trading Cards)
I started by stamping Cheshire Cat with Salty Ocean distress oxide ink on various blue scraps
with Picked Raspberry distress oxide on more scraps
and with Fossilized Amber distress oxide on some other scraps.
I was trying for tone on tone effect.  I found that the oxide ink works better on a smooth or glossy surface than an absorbent one, that it was pretty good with all that texture on this very cool stamp, and that I tended to prefer the results on the paler backgrounds.  Very nice chalk look when it dries as well.
Then I used a Sizzix ATC die to cut out my cats and picked 9 I liked best.  I was heading for my first pocket letter, but got distracted.....  There was this little voice in  my head.  It said
I smilez at you
 Nothing beats a feline smile.  I used Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet and the Salty Ocean DOx on various scraps of scraps I had already used and arranged the whole lot on a piece of patterned paper.
Don't forget to link up your small stamped makes by 5 to the witching hour on the 14th for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.

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