Monday, March 24, 2014

Blog Hop--Lost Coast Design Teams Up with Stencil Girl!!

April 2 update: The Blog Hop Winner is PK SEWS!  

Congrats, PK!!!!





Hello Everyone,
You have arrived at Karen's blog:

Welcome to the Lost Coast Design/Stencil Girl Blog Hop!!


The Design Teams of Lost Coast Design and Stencil Girl have joined forces to bring you lots of inspiration and project ideas!  
We have all made projects using Stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Stencils from Stencil Girl.
Visit all the blogs along the hop and leave a comment!  All commenters will be entered in a drawing and one lucky commenter will win: 


Two  9 x 12" Stencils from Stencil Girl And  $25 Gift Certificate from Lost Coast Designs



Hoppers will have one week to leave comments (Until Sunday, March 30).  The more comments--the better the chances of winning the prize package.  The winner will be announced April 2


*****For my project, I used a Stencil (Gigi D150) and a Gelli Plate to make backgrounds.  I then used the paper to make a cover for an accordion book which I decorated with lots of Lost Coast stamps.   I also made a tag incase I want to give this as a gift.  Take a look at the finished projects.




Materials List:
Stamps: All from Lost Coast Designs--
Stencil Girl Stencil --Gigi S150
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Rhubarb Stalk, Toffee Crunch, Espresso Truffle
Archival Jet Black and Coffee
Acrylic Paints
CS: Cream and white
Other Tools:
Score Pad
mono printing Plate
Brayer
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Ribbons, lace, bakers twine, gold elastic cording

Instructions:
I will start by showing how I made the background papers with the Gig Stencil and mono printing Plate
  • Brayer acrylic paints onto the mono printing Plate--I used red, white, and brown







  • Press the Stencil into the paint








  • Press a full sheet of White CS onto the mono printing Plate.  Run your hand across the entire surface to pick up all the paint




  • Lift the paper from the mono printing Plate





Look at the gorgeous papers!!  I usually make a stack since I have a big  mess anyway.  Be sure to wash the paint off the stencils!!




Select your favorite piece of the paper.   I found this book pattern in the, "Mini Books".  I changed the size a bit.  Here are the measurements I used.

  • Cut the paper 5.5" x 10"
  • Score the piece at 3",   3.25",   6.75",  7"





  • Cut the corners off one end





  • On the opposite end, cut a slit in the paper about 1.5" from the edge and  .75" from the top and bottom




  •  Fold on the score lines and it will look like this




  • When closed the cut end will slip inside the slit






  • Make the pages from Cream CS: Cut Two at 5.25" x 9.75"
  • Score each at 3.25"  and   6.5"
  • Fold like an accordion



  • Over lap the ends and glue securely







  • Decorate the cover and pages with stamping: use the Archival ink on the paint surfaces. 
  • Stamp The Divas with dye ink on Cream CS and cut out the images
  • Use smaller pieces of the background papers to decorate the pages
  • Let you imagination go!!


Cover
  

  • To keep a unified look use stamps with the same theme--like the Divas here
  • I stamped the same Mums border in the same color ink on all the pages to tie everything together


Pages


  • Add bits of ribbon and lace, some bakers twine too

Page




Page


  • When pages are all decorated, glue to the center of the cover and fold in the pages
  • Add some colored paper to inside of the cover if desired--Make sure to cut the slit in the colored paper too.



  • Fold the cover closed tucking in the flap.  I added a piece of gold elastic cord.

Now, continue on the hop by visiting Leslie Tucker Jenison's Blog  and checking out her great project!!

Don't forget to leave a comment!



Blog Hop Roll





  • StencilGirl Talk
  • LeighSBDesigns
  • Mary Beth Shaw
  • Mary Nasser
  • Cherri Robb
  • Judy Shea
  • Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler
  • Linda Kittmer
  • Carolyn Dube
  • Leslie Turner
  • Janet Joehlin
  • Karen McAlpine ---YOU ARE HERE
  • Leslie Tucker Jenison
  • DominoARTblog
  • Lindsay Weirich
  • Maria McGuire



  • Thanks for visiting!!  Hope you have fun looking at all the other fab projects!!!
    Karen

    104 comments:

    1. Amazing giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    3. Karen, this mini album and matching tag are wonderful. I love how you used the Stencil Girl Gigi stencil to create the background paper. All of the Lost Coast Designs stamps are adorable, but the Pencil Background stamp really caught my eye. I can totally see myself using that one in cards and atc's! Someone will be pleased as punch to get this sweet little mini album!

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    4. Thanks for the blog hop and the chance to win this amazing prize.

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    5. Love the way you used stencils and gelli printing for the backgrounds. Those Lost coast designs stamps are relly quirky, anyone would love to get this as a gift.

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    6. I loved the background and the stamps as well! Fabulous project!

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    7. This is friggin fabulous! Love the background and the stamps you used! I always love your tutorials! Very happy for the opportunity to participate in this blog hop with you!
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      Leslie
      Love To Scrap!
      Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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    8. Love how you used the Gelli plate to create the background of such a great project!

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    9. Very cute mini album and tag. The gelli plate is new to me so seeing how you used it was very informative thanks. Thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.

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    10. I love this project and the stencils and stamps that you used are great.

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    11. That's fantastic! Thanks for this opportunity

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    12. These are fabulous...love your creativity...thank you so much for sharing this with us....love it..

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    13. Love all the wonderful techniques.

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    14. I just absolutely LOVE your cards! You are so talented! I love those stamps you used, so whimsy!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and the opportunity to win!

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    15. This Blog Hop is fantastic! I love being inspired by other's creations. Time to get my Gelli Plate out again.

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    16. fabulous accordion book and tag. a few of you have used the gelli plate...interesting. I haven't seen that yet in person.
      stamping sue
      http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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    17. Great project! Thanks so much for joining StencilGirl on this hop. :)

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    18. Love the Geli Plate - thanks for the inspiration!

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    19. As much as I love Stencil Girl Stencils; I love Lost Coast Designs stamps just as much! The detail and variety of their stamps are just incredible! I own several but I'd certainly love to have more!!!

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    20. Beautiful work!!! I Love stencils!!! New ones would be Awesome!!!!

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    21. The images from the Lost Coast Designs are just amazing. I am in love. Will be spending my day looking through them...can't wait to play with them. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the way you used them...time to drag the gelli plate out and try the technique you used!

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    22. Thank you for such a wonderful project and tutorial and hopping with StencilGirl.

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    23. Great project using the Gelli Plate!

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    24. Love how you created the background! The people...not so sure about them...but love the overall look and idea!

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    25. I love the jelly plate part!! I really need to make one :)

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    26. Interesting design! Awesome artwork! Thanks for showing us how to create this! Enjoyed your blog!

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    27. this is an awesome technique! thanks for the blog hop!

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    28. What a fun project and the images you used coordinated perfectly. The colors were a nice choice, too. Thank you.

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    29. Karen.. are you kidding me? This is fantastic. You make it look so easy. No doubt you rock!!! Gelli plate designs are something we should never live without. Glad to be hopping with you.

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    30. Thanks foe sharing,love how you did your heads on the cards..lol! nicely done!

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    31. omg...Karen your card is outstanding. Love the background paper you created. Great stamping and layout of designs. Wonderful craftsmanship!

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    32. Another reason to buy gelli plate, as if I really need one.

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    33. wow! so pretty book and so much work, love the stamps that you picked too
      I am so glad to be participating along your side in this Blog Hop! Hugs
      Bibiana (DTM Lost Coast Designs)

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    34. Love your finished projects! Thanks for sharing your process ...

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    35. Wow! You are so talented! Amazing project!

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    36. That is a really cute idea....you could also add some small pockets for gift cards.
      Jackie

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    37. Love your artwork and the mini book.Fun background with stencil and gelli plate.I love mine.

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    38. fantastic pages and beautiful colors!

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    39. Love how you describe your whole process! Your projects are totally amazing!

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    40. LOVE your eclectic and amazing accordion book! Wow!
      Such a blast being an artist on this hop with you!

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    41. This is amazing
      can't wait to try geli printing

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    42. AWESOMENESS!!!! Karen, I love your artwork as always and you know I love mini books so this one is just to LIVE for ;0) Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!!

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    43. you are so right the gelli print was breath taking

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    44. Amazing! Love ideas for using my gelli plate. Thanks for sharing the step by step too!

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    45. I really like this technique and will use often I think..number 1: a art journal cover...thanks!

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    46. This was interesting to watch the process. Thank you.

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    47. You're really good with that Gelli Plate -- it's still a challenge for me to use it, and then I never get lovely results like yours. Thanks for showing so many step-by-step photos!

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    48. i LOVE what you made, and the stamps were ALL AMAZING!!! of course stencil girls is my fav comp already and i love the partnering of the two companies. thanks for the inspiration and chances to win. pick me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. xoxo

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    49. Love it! Great background pattern and colours, fab book and stamps!

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    50. This is a great project. Love how you did it. I'll be hopping along to another blog now. Thanks.

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    51. Fabulous, how you put it all together.

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    52. Love your accordion book, the stencils and stamps you used for the pages. Some of my faves from Stencil Girl and Lost Coast. So excited to hopefully win some great products from both these companies. P.s. thanks for the tutorial on the making of the accordion book.

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    53. How beautiful and creative! Thanks for sharing :)

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    54. I've never used a gelli plate before. Looks like I made need to get one. I like how you used a stencil to create the designs for the background. Very nice.

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    55. TFS your art....cute project!
      Jan

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    56. This project brings out the best of both the stencils and stamps. You've also inspired me to use brown and red in my next Gelli adventure.

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    57. What a fun project! Thanks for the great tute!

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    58. Very creative! Thanks for joining the hop and showing your art.

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    59. Love this little booklet idea...will definitely be saving this one for future projects Thank you!

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    60. very cool Karen- appreciate the time and embellishments you used to create such a cool piece-

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    61. so much to look at and so little time. Amazing project

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    62. Very cool project - makes me want to jump in the studio right now.

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    63. The minibook and the tag are lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    64. Wow! This is so beautiful and interesting! I love the muted colors and the designs. I love this blog hop! Finding all kinds of beautiful art work.

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    65. Really like the mini-book. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop.

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    66. I love how the backgrounds turn out differently every time with the gelli plate. Beautiful!
      Paulette Roy-Serre

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    67. Really cool backgrounds! Amazing mini-super cool! TFS awesome work!

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    68. That is so delightful. The background choice is perfect and the finished card awesome. Thanks for all the info.

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    69. Thank you for such a great tutorial - I shall be trying this!

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    70. I love your color choices here. The tag is adorable!

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    71. I love your diva creations! Thanks so much for sharing.

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    72. I first heard of using the gelli plate to print from Lindsay (the frugal crafter) and was very drawn to it. I love how you used it! Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us.

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    73. What a fun project. I love my Gelli Plate.
      Annie

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    74. Wow, love this! And love the detailed tutorial. I'm learning so much on this hop. Thanks for sharing.

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    75. Great job on your projects! Love your gelli plate background!

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    76. Wonderful tutorial! I need to get a gelli plate!

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    77. Love the background paper with pink and brown. The stamps are so fun. Great project.

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    78. I think I will need to look several times to see the different stamp and divas as well as stencils.You have used so many. Seeing how some are used by you give lots of interesting ideas.

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    79. Gelli Plate + Paint + Stencils + stamps and ink = a fantastic project. I love it!

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    80. I'm a newbie an have no idea what a gel plate is. More research. I'm learning a lot on this blog hop. Cute project.

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    81. I think this little book is great. I am just starting to experiment with doing a monoprint using a gel plate. I don't have a Gelli plate so I made my own gelatin plate using gelatin powder, alcohol, and glycerin. Fun, fun, fun! Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

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    82. That's it - a Gelli plate is definitely in my future. I've been fighting the temptation for too long! :)

      Rolling....

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    83. I've never tried gelli plate - this was really interesting! thanks for sharing!

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    84. I really, really like this accordion book! I am quite sure I will be making this. Thanks for the clear instructions

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    85. I have a thing about books so your project went straight to my heart. Just love it. Thanks for sharing your process and for this amazing giveaway!

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    86. great tutorial/idea...i will be following you and cant wait to explore your blog........ been creative myself since a very wee little girl.....one of the only things in life that truly gives me pleasure.....thanks so much for sharing.....a new follower!! :)

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    87. love my gelli plate and like how you layer the paint colors prior to a print. will try that, too

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    88. Absolutely love the papers you created with the stencil! Incorporating the stamps and creating the mini album is terrific. Thank you for the inspiration.,

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    89. Wow! This is great! Thanks for the tutorial.

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    90. Great project! Thanks for sharing.

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    91. Great backgrounds and fun stamps! Thanks for the tutorial! Great mix of Stencils and stamps!

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    92. love tutorials using a brayer. This is lovely! Great blog hop giveaway~

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    93. u are so full of talent! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

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