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!
Oh it's our favorite time of year here on the Portal - Halloween! And we celebrate all month long with a new Halloween themed project every day for 31 days.
It's Laurie with a gorgeous raven here to get you in the mood. This card was made using the M Raven 2
stamp and the Spiderwebs background stamp, both from Lost Coast Designs.
My raven was stamped with black ink onto white paper and fussy cut out. I colored over him with a gray Copic marker to fill in the white spots, and also added some color to his beak and the branch he is perched on. I affixed an orange gem to his eye, which I think kind of gives him a siniste look!
The background is a not terribly successful attempt at stencil-smooshing - spraying Distress Ink onto a stencil, turning it upside down on a piece of paper, and pressing it into the paper while wiping up the excess ink with a paper towel. But when I stamped this with the Spider webs background stamp, it really came to life. I then sprayed it with some Antiqued Bronze Distress Mica Spray. It gives it a great metallic sheen, which is hard to photograph but is a great touch.
This was layered with a white panel, and I stitched around the perimeter with black thread.
So we hope you will join us all month for the fun of another Halloween with Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda! And a chance to win some free stamps when you post your makes here on the Portal.