Monday, November 20, 2017

Why Fit In -Clean and Simple

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi it's Sue here with my first Clean and Simple piece. Now I'm the first to admit I find C&S terrifying, I'm more of a painty and messy type crafter. But She Who Must Be Obeyed - Marilyn (just kidding Marilyn) :-)  said clean and simple, so here it is.



Agh all that white space, it's more scary than the 31 Days of Halloween!
This is a strip of a Gelli plate background, and the  lovely Flower Flourish.
The sentiment is the Carmen's Veranda clear stamp Born To Stand Out

I hope you join in with our challenge, unless it scares you too, in which case Man Up and join in anyway!

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Clean and Simple: Little Pilgrim

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hi all, Laurie here for the Clean and Simple Challenge on the
Lost Coast Portal for the month of November.
It's really hard to make something "clean and simple" as I think we all
like to add lots of "stuff" to whatever we are making.  But I really
like this challenge.  It really depends on the stamp you are using
to give your piece some interest.
I'm using The Little Pilgrim Girl stamp for this card.
I have stamped her with black ink onto white card stock.  I gave her face some color and
gave her rosy cheeks.  I used a gray marker to darken the darker areas and left
her little apron and cap white.  I mounted her onto a piece of paper that I
colored using Distress Oxide inks, then layered that with a white panel.
And she's done.


Please come join our CAS - Clean and Simple - challenge this month for the
chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs
and Carmen's Veranda!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Clean and Simple Card

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!
Cathy here with a CAS card.
This was a challenge for me. It took me 4 times to get this one card. I did it though and I love how it came out.
 I started out with watercolor paper.( that makes a difference with this card)
Next I used masking tape.(I did try painters tape but it didn't work for me). I masked off a strip on the front of the card. Next I took my nuance powers. I must say if you have not tried these powders you should. They are so rich in color. I just love working with them.
I mixed the powder with some water to make a watercolor. I then took the watercolor and colored in the strip that I masked off. Dried it with a heat gun. Then I added more color to get the look I wanted. Again Dried it with a heat gun. You could let it air dry but I wanted to get to the next step faster. Then I took out my silhouette man with cane stamp  and stamped on the bottom of the card. Then I called it done.
  Please come and try your hand at CAS.
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2017/11/challenge-42-cas.html
To link up your entry. Hope to see what you did.

 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Frozen Rainbow

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello and welcome to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Gail here today with some inspiration for the current challenge, CAS.  We want to see your Clean and Simple creations, so forget the layers and the embellishments and think open space and less is more.  I have made a one layer card using Carmen's Veranda stamps
Using black archival ink I stamped White Cat on a white card base and masked her.  It looks like a her.....  Then I stamped Large Snowcat.  Well, of course a cat would make a SnowCAT!!  Then I stamped the Art Wings To Fly sentiment.  I coloured White Cat's eyes with gel pens.  Nicely CAS, but I thought they looked a bit like they were levitating, and the 'ART' gave me an idea, so.......
A rainbow snowcat!!  Cool.  I used distress inks and blended my rainbow of colours.  I dragged the violet out with my water brush to give them both something to 'sit' on. 

Hope you like my feline scene.  Don't forget to join up your CAS projects for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  Our Day of the Dead event also has two more days to run so if you are still crafting with skelebits then pop over and join the fun. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Challenge #42 CAS

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good Morning!
It's time for our new Challenge for November but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #41 to announce!  There were a TON of entries and y'all really made it hard to chose one.  I love seeing so many different pieces of art.  Keep up the good work!
The Lost Coast Designers voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn

WINNER of CHALLENGE #41 is

INKY AND QUIRKY


 Congratulations Inky and Quirky!  Please email Marilyn (mcgoo4@gmail.com) by the end of the month to claim your prize of a $10 gift certificate.  Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email as well as the stamps you would like, you may choose from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda!

Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blog!
Please link your badge back to us here at LCPtoC, THX :0)
Now for our (month) Challenge!

CHALLENGE #42

CAS


Okay everyone.  This month's challenge is all about keeping it Clean and Simple.  No need for elaborate backgrounds to showcase your work.  Our designers are going to help you out by showing how they keep it clean and simple.

Please remember we do have some Challenge Rules to follow so look them over to ensure your entries qualify to win this month's prize!

You are welcome to play in our Challenges using rubber stamp images from any company but if you use any of our Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps...we love it when you do...then your entry counts as two which doubles your chances of winning in our Design Team Faves prize drawing.

PRIZES


To ensure you all have a fabulous time playing in our Challenges this is how our Prize system works!
The more entries the better the Prize so tell all your friends to join the fun too!

1 - 4 Entries = one Winner is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
and all winners get our snazzy Challenge Winner's Badge to proudly display on their blogs!

If you don't have a blog then no prob, you can still play in our challenges by sharing your projects from public photo sharing sites which includes our Facebook Company Pages for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  Please include our Challenge info and the link back to our challenge in your photo's description!  As long as the privacy setting for your photo is public you're good to go, see, it's so easy to join the fun!  FYI, you can't link up projects shared in closed Facebook groups!

To help you along with ideas for your CAS project, I've got a very clean and simple ATC.
 I used the Rustic Alphabet Set to stamp "LOVE" in the left corner of my ATC and then glued on a little red heart at the top right. That's it!

There will be more CAS projects coming up through the end of the month. Now it's your turn! Are you up to the challenge? Submit your entries in the linky party below by Midnight on the 31st.

Don't forget, the Day of the Dead event is going on until the 12th. Click HERE to link up your entry for that.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader


Monday, November 6, 2017

Winners plus Day of the Dead - Day 6

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Good morning all! I thought I'd take today to get caught up on our past winners. I know everyone has been anxiously awaiting the announcements.

Tip Your Hat - Majo 
Numbers - Kate's Scrap Yard

Ladies, there were less than five entries, so you get our Challenge Badge to display on our blog.

31 Days of Halloween - The Altered Paper

Congratulations to The Altered Paper! Please email Marilyn (mcgoo4@gmail.com) by the end of the month to claim your prize of a $5.00 gift certificate. Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email as well as the stamps your would like. You may chose from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda. Don't forget to grab the Challenge Badge below to display on your blog.
Now, for some more Day of the Dead inspiration!
 My bright DOTD tag uses the White Nose Sugar Skull from the Three Small Skulls stamp set. I found a quote online and printed it out. The skull is colored with Prismacolor pencils and the background was done with spray inks. A little doodling around the edges and a flower finishes it off.
 
Don't forget, you have until Midnight, November 12th to get your Day of the Dead entry linked up. Just go HERE to link.
 
Starting November 8th, we have a new Challenge. CAS. Stay tuned for more!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader