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Lost Coast Designs Fridafest Blog Hop Day 1

Hello all,

It’s Day 1 of the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Fridafest Blog Hop!  So, once you check out my Fridafest inspiration piece below…hop onto to the next blog for more creative Frida Fun!

While researching the colors of Mexico, I found this lovely photo of colorful houses on a hillside and loved it.   The colors are so bright and lively!


It was the perfect inspiration for my first Fridafest Card!  I hope you find inspiration from this photo as well as my card below!

Frida card 1

Lost Coast Designs:

Other Supplies:

  • Chalk ink
  • Permanent Ink
  • White Pen
  • Scrap piece of Mounting foam – square


  • Cut a square from a scrap piece of mounting foam and use as a stamp to create a pattern of colored squares on a card panel.  Use a variety of chalk inks

1 squares

  • Stamp image from the ATC Misc. 6 Set onto card panel with grey ink.

2 background stamp

  • In the center of the card panel, stamp the Frida Woodcut image with black permanent ink.

3 frida

  • Use another image from the ATC Misc. 6 Set to add script to the background with black permanent ink.

4 script

  • Apply inks (same colors from background squares) directly to craft matte and add water.  Then use the wet ink (like you would watercolors) to color Frida Image.

5 watercolor w.ink

  • Use a white pen to sketch around the Frida image, add border around card and draw tiny windows and doors onto the squares in the background.

6 white pen

  • Edge panel and card base with black ink.  Adhere panel to card base.

7 done

Be sure to go the the next blog for more Fridafest inspiration for more Fridafest inspiration.  Also remember to leave comments for a chance to win (see Lost Coast Design Blog Hop post for details).

Blog Hop List:

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Happy day!


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10 thoughts on “Lost Coast Designs Fridafest Blog Hop Day 1”

  1. I love this artsy Frida card and enjoyed your picture tutorial showing your process. The Frida woodcut stamp is simply wonderful and your chalky colour blocks replicate the Mexican houses on the hillside so well. Beautiful work! x

  2. Gorgeous! I like how you were inspired by the colorful homes image. Thanks for your step-by-step instructions.

  3. Wow, what a fabulous way to create that colourful background. The images looks great against it, Jo x

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