Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Tropical Challenge: Whimsical Flora

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 June from Laurie, and welcome to a brand new challenge here on the Portal:  Tropical.  So travel off in your imagination to your dream tropical destination, and see what it inspires you to create.

This is a large round tag made with the Whimsical Flora bird stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  There is a whole collection of these adorable bird stamps by Doris Arndt so be sure to check them out.

I stamped this bird with black StayzOn ink onto a green scrap of a Gelli print I had in my scrap box.  I fussy cut it out, then re-stamped the beak and eyes onto white paper and cut those out as well.  I colored the beak with yellow marker and left the eyes black and white.  I glued them atop the original stamped image and added some darker green marker to give little Flora some striped "leggings".

The background is a piece of decorative blue-ish scrap book paper die cut into a circle.  Then using a circular flower stencil, I dabbed it with some deep turquoise Distress Ink to create this pretty flower design.  I added some drops of gold Nuvo Crystal Drops and edged the border with gold wax.  I punched a hole in the top and tied on some coordinating blue and green ribbons.

I'm sure you have some great ideas for some tropical themed projects, so please be sure to enter them here at the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

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