Saturday, May 21, 2011

LSG "Under the Sea" Contest & Easel Card

Happy weekend everyone! Lindy's Stamp Gang is hosting a YouTube contest. The rules will be listed at the end of this post. First I wanted to share this easel card that I created to help get you going with the theme "Under the Sea". I fell in love with The Greeting Farm Syren stamp. I thought she would be perfect to grace the front of my card. The image was colored in with my Copic markers (E00, E11, B0000, B14, BG05, V09, V12, V15, C1, 100). I matted a piece of designer paper with brown cardstock for the greeting/message to be written on. The Lindy's Stamp Gang products I used on this card were the Magicals & Micas. These are perfect for coloring images or giving that extra sparkle and shimmer. The Magicals are vibrant in color and have a paint like quality to them. The powders already have a built in fixative so there is no need to add any, use dry or wet with a waterbrush.
On the image I used the mica in Indian Summer Turquoise and the Magicals in Hydrangea Blue on her fin, as well as her eyeshadow on her lids. I then added little dots of the Magicals to her tail. Lots of pearls and rhinestones were added to mimic gems. I put a cluster on her hair as if it was a hair broach and also some on her fin.
All the papers that were used were lightly inked with Distress Ink Antique Linen for that aged look. The scroll was cut from the QuicKutz Parchment Scroll die. The sentiment on the scroll came from a Tim Holtz Boundless Flight stamp set. You can watch a video tutorial on how I achieved that shimmery look using the Magicals and a VersaMark stamp pad here.
All the flowers on the card were white to begin with and then I painted them using the Magicals in Hydrangea Blue and Witch's Potion Purple. The branches w/leaves were colored with the Magicals in Freaky Franken Lime to mimic seaweed at the bottom of the ocean. The original color of that cardstock was a light kraft beige. The die that I used to cut those branches is the Sizzix Sizzlit Branches w/Leaves die. I added some trim to the bottom of the card as well as the inside. I also laid some burlap in the background for "netting".

I hope that those who have a YouTube account will come and participate in our contest. There will be prizes and lots of amazing projects. Even if you do not participate I invite you guys to still come to the Lindy's Stamp Gang channel to view all the wonderful submissions. Thanks for stopping by!

Lindy's Stamp Gang Products
: Magicals Witch's Potion Purple, Magicals Freaky Franken Lime, Magicals Ghostly Gargoyle White, Magicals Hydrangea Blue, Mica Indian Summer Turquoise, Aqua-Flo Waterbrush
Paper: DCWV Once Upon A Time Print Treasure Map, K&Company Celeste Paper Stack, Kraft Cardstock, Brown Cardstock
Stamps: Tim Holtz Boundless Flight, The Greeting Farm Syren
Inks: Tsukineko VersaMark Stamp Pad, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Pearls/Rhinestones: Want2Scrap Say it with bling
Markers: Copic markers
Tools: Cuttlebug, Clear Acrylic block, QuicKutz Parchment Scroll, Sizzix Sizzlit Branch w/Leaves
Trims: Prima Trim

Lindy's Stamp Gang "Under the Sea" Contest Rules

• Theme: “Under the Sea”

• Contest will run May 21, 2011 through June 8, 2011

• This particular contest is a YouTube only event. LSG will continue to host a variety of contests in the future, which will include blog hops, etc.

Entry requirements: 1.) Use Lindy Stamp Gang product(s) and 2.) project must follow the theme "Under the Sea." From there, you can create anything from a card, tag, mini album, altered canvas or box, etc! Post a video of your project submission to your personal channel with title: Lindy Stamp Gang “Under the Sea” Contest; Submit a video response to LSG Contest Video to enter; Multiple submissions per person are allowed, but you must do a video response for each submission.

• Winners will be announced on the LSG Channel on June 9, 2011. The TOP 5 winners will receive a "Pirate's Bootie" of goodies from LSG. We are looking for creativity and the most inspiring use of colors in your projects!

In Addition!!! During the contest (May 21 to June 8) Lindy Stamp Gang will donate 5% of each sale on the Lindy Stamp Gang website to the American Cancer Society. How awesome is that?! Random prizes will also be given out during the contest, and participants could win little goodies along the way! So don't miss out on the fun!


  1. Hi Jo. This is super adorable! I love all the colors that you have used and the way that you have colored Syren's hair. She is one of my favorite Greeting Farm stamps, and you have done such an awesome job! I so want to play in this challenge, so last night I was on the LSG blog and store when I discovered that they are located in a small town (small than where I live, lol) that is only 13 miles away from me. Needless to say I was totally shocked. I emailed Tracey and found out that I can drive over and pick my stuff up instead of having it mailed. YAY! Now, all I have to do is wait for payday.

  2. Hi Jo - your mermaid is gorgeous - I went and bought this the first day it was released and have yet to touch it - this may just give me the inspiration to get it out and ink it up! Many thanks for another fantastic card!