Saturday, March 12, 2016

Lost Coast Designs' We're Not in Kansas Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to Dreaming and Creating with Karen.  We are not in Kansas today!!  If you are just popping in, we are having a Oz themed blog hop with Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stamps.  The blog hop starts here.  You can check out all the details on the Portal to Creativity Blog.  Hop starts at 9:00 am pst.  You have until March 19 to link up your OZ project.  There is a $15 shopping spree for one lucky winner.
I was inspired by the theme to created two tags:

Materials List:
Ink: black dye; Butterscotch and Mushroom Adirondack
Distress Inks: Black Soot, Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed, 
Distress Markers: Mustard Seed, Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone, Old Paper
Silk fabric
Heart Charm
Ranger Kraft tag

 Make It:

  • Stamp Birds in Trees and Grunge Tree on Cream CS with Mushroom ink;trim and add to tag
  • Stamp Brick Wall on White CS with Butterscotch ink;  trim and add to tag
  • Distress tags with Distress inks

  • Stamp Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman on white CS with black ink
  • Color the Scarecrow with Mustard Seed ink and Mustard Seed, Old Paper, and Frayed Burlap markers
  • Color Tin Woodsman with Black Soot ink and Pumice Stone marker

  • Cut out both images and add to tags with dimensional adhesive
  • Stamp letters O and Z on White CS with black ink; cut out and add to tags
  • Add heart tag with glue and wire
  • Tie fibers in tag hole

Carry on hopping!   Thanks for stopping by!

Karen McAlpine



  1. Oh how I love the embellishments on these, Karen! They both are so wonderful and your coloring is awesome; they look so dashing! xx

  2. Cool. Love the license plate letters. These characters are adorable. Great backgrounds. Hugz

  3. Fabulous tags Karen! Love the letter and wonderful colors. The tin man's heart is so cool!
    Great fun!~kim

  4. Great tags. You really showcased the detail in these stamped images. Fab.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE both tags, Karen!! Love your use of the License Plate letters and giving the Tin Man his heart-AWESOME!! XOXO-Shari

  6. These are both super Karen but the tin man is my favorite. Love your embellies! So fun. Thanks bunches. j.

  7. That Grunge tree must be one of the most versatile stamps ever.

  8. Two wicked cool tags Karen! I love how you worked in the trees and created your scenes. The heart padlock and the shabby fibers are the perfect touch! Well done!

  9. I really love these - they´re so elegant!

  10. I love the way your trimmed out the characters. Very cool!!

  11. Love the OZ stamps.... great backgrounds... the different tree stamps are perfect for your tags!!! AWESOME!

  12. Love your tags....great images and background!

  13. Brilliant tags, love the wood stamps you have used and that heart is just perfect touch.


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