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Showing posts from July, 2017


Only recently have I read about Frida Kahlo one of Mexico's most famous artists.  Just in her teens she suffered injuries from a bus accident that would cause health issues her whole life.  She was famous for her self portraits showing the pain she suffered. Her marriage was turbulent at times. Her art was an expression of herself and life.  A beautiful and compassionate woman, she died in 1947 at the young age of 47.  There is so much to learn about the life of Frida, I plan to pick up her biography and read more about Frida the artist soon. Today I am sharing a card made with the Lost Coast Designs Frida 1 stamp!     Supplies Lost Coast Designs Stamps  - Frida1 Gelatos - assorted colors Craft Mat Black ink Embossing Powder Cardstock Watercolor Paper Guilding - Gold Leaf Glue 3D Foam Adhesive Flowers        On craft mat rub several colors of Gelatos and add water to each color. Do not wet watercolor paper, on the watercolor paper wit

Lost Coast Designs Inspiration

Jean here to tell you about the fabulous company we have partnered with in July. Lost Coast was the first stamp company we added to our website.  The creative artistry and original designs have always been some of my favorites. Linda and her partner are always traveling the world to offer stamps at shows and events.  I'm not sure when they get time to sleep!  Please take time to review the stamps we offer and then visit their website too.    Whatever your style, you can find it at and Lost Coast Designs Stamps .  Thanks for visiting and remember,  share some kindness!

Last Two Weeks working with Lost Cost Designs!

Today we are sharing what the Altered Pages Design Team has created over the last few weeks with Lost Coast Designs stamps. If you have missed any projects here is your chance to catch up! If you click on the link below each picture you will find the original post with details how to make each one! Steph - No Sadness Comes to This Heart! Lost Coast Designs  Hamsa Hand stamp   Trisha - Winged Girl Monoprints Lost Coast Designs - Winged Girl     Danie May - Thick & Thin Lost Coast Designs - Thick & Thin stamp   Debi Tullier - Grateful Hearts Video Lost Coast Designs - Whimsical Bird stamp     Lyneen - Winged Girl Lost Coast - Winged Girl stamp   Robin ~ Bubble Your Troubles Away Lost Coast Designs - Bubble Background stamp Jean ~ I am so Tickled Lost Coast Designs - Doodle Feather   Jen - Halloween Tags Lost Coast Designs - AUD Creatures Stamps June Mac - Dreamscape Lost Coast Designs - Cityscape Trish

Bubble Your Troubles Away

Happy Friday everyone.  My project this week allowed me to get messy, happy, painty fingers!  How?  I made several monoprints with my gel plate for the under-the-sea theme of today's card project.  The prints are in a variety of beautiful blues, greens and purples.  Lost Coast Designs has the most awesome background stamp which gave great motion to the "water".  A couple stamps from the Mailbox Muse mermaid kit complete the scene. Let's start at the beginning.  Grab your favorite colors of paint and add them randomly to the gel plate.  Then grab your brayer and lightly blend them across the entire plate.  Use your favorite texture tools or fingers to make random designs, if you wish.  You can get more than one print each time without having to add more paint.  Caution: it is addicting!  I made prints for over an hour for this project. In order to choose which of the prints I wanted to use, I inked up my Lost Coast Designs stamp with Radiant Neon Bl