Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mistletoe and Roses

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 Portal Peeps.  Gail here today with some inspiration for our Face On challenge.
We want to see a human face on your stamped makes.
I decided to add to my Christmas card stock and use the very beautiful Mistletoe Goth.
I really liked a card I made with her last month where I stamped her slightly off the left side of the card.  It frames her nicely and gives you a lovely space to just add a sentiment, or get a bit more arty.
I started by stamping Lost Coast Designs Mistletoe Goth at the edge of my side fold card and then I cut the card base with a stitch rectangle die.  I stamped her roughly on a piece of scrap paper and fussy cut the right hand side of the image to use as a mask.
I masked the Mistletoe Goth and stamped Lost Coast Designs Peace dictionary definition with Sky Blue archival.  I stamped the main middle image first and then again either side.  I used a cut and dry foam nib to add some grungy shadow and shadings with Sky Blue and London Fog archival ink.
I masked her again and stamped Sketchy Rose in the white space and embossed with white tinsel embossing powder.  I added some green, red and purple to the Mistletoe Goth image using Promarkers and then went crazy with the iridescent glitter glue.  I love that stuff!!!
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/06/challenge-78-face-on.html
You have until the end of the month to join our Face On challenge.
Just add your link on the challenge post or join the fun in our fb fan group.
You could win yourself some new rubber!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sunday, June 16, 2019

How to make a pinwheel frame with stamps - Face On Challenge #78

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 all,

Lori here, back with an interesting technique featuring a face and paper folding for the "Face On" challenge.  The card below sports a folded pinwheel element that nicely frames a stamped circular face image as the focal point. This folded pinwheel is a fun and easy way to add dimension and character to a project.   See the instructions below for the step by steps.



Lost Coast Designs:
  • Joy Dictionary Background 
  • Art Doll
  • Large Swirl
Other Materials:
  • Black and white cardstock
  • Pinter paper
  • Permanent black inpad
  • Embossing powder and ink
  • Fibers
  • Colored pencil
Instructions:

1) Stamp the Joy Dictionary Background stamp onto a piece of white printer paper with permanent ink.  Cover the entire sheet.


2) Cut into 8, 2" x 2" squares.


3) Fold and assemble as demonstrated below:


4) Finished pinwheel should look like this:


5) Stamp Large Swirl onto black card stock with embossing ink, emboss with white embossing powder.


6) Stamp Art Doll image and cut out face.


7) Adhere face to center of pinwheel and pink up the cheeks with a colored pencil.


8) Adhere black embossed card stock panel to top folding, white card base and tie fibers around top of card.


9) Adhere pinwheel element to card as shown below.  Done!



I hope you enjoyed this project and technique!  We would love to see your "Face On" creations and invite you to link your project to the blog post for the "Face On" Challenge.  



Happy Day!
Lori













Saturday, June 15, 2019

CHALLENGE 78 - FACE ON

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 Portal Peeps!  It's time for our new Challenge.
Our challenges are now fortnightly!  A new challenge starting the 1st and the 15th of every month, with chances to win yourself some Lost Coast dollars. We will be announcing winners on the 5th of the month, so do pop back and see who wowed the team and gets our snazzy blog badge and the coveted Lost Coast dollars.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #78

FACE ON



We want to see a human face on your stamped creations. Remember, real rubber or clear stamping and the theme need to be the focus of your project for it to be eligible for the prize.

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 random 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 chosen by the team is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
10+ Entries = one randomly picked winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
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! 

Here's some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Dot made this beautiful card using Lost Coast Designs
Goth Butterfly
 
Gail made this pretty card using Lost Coast Designs Asian set, large rectangle Shadow Frame and Carmen's Veranda Quiet Chaos Madness sentiment

Roni made this fabulous card using Lost Coast Designs Up Close & Personal and Carmen's Veranda Be the Person sentiment

Now it's your turn.  Are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Submit your entries in the linky party below by 5 to midnight PST on the 30th and don't forget to follow us so you don't miss anything!  The team will be posting more inspiration throughout the month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #78 - FACE ON use a human face
June 15th - 30th 

Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.

 
Please add your link in the comments

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Lemon, Lime and Black Challenge: Just Duckie

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 again from Laurie with another card for the Lemon, Lime and Black Challenge going on right now here on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity,

For this card, I used the duck from the Duck and Bunny stamp set and the Hokey Pokey clear stamp, both from Carmen's Veranda and the Medium Shrubbery background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

My background paper is a page from vintage book that I printed directly onto with my Gelli plate and some lime green and a bit of yellow acrylic paint.   I stamped my background onto this with black StazOn ink and edged it with black.  I stamped my duckie onto yellow paper with black ink and cut him out.  I colored over his beak and feet with orange marker and gave him a google eye.  I cut out my duckie and attached him to my card front as shown.  
The crown he is wearing is from the Vertical Hats Border stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I stamped it with black ink onto white paper, cut it out, colored it alternately with green and yellow markers, and attached it to the duck's head.

I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto white paper and used an oval punch to cut it out, then edged it with black marker. 

Final step was to layer my front with a white panel and it's good to go!  
We can't wait to see your lemon, lime and black creations, so be sure to get them posted onto the blog by the 14th of the month for a chance to win some free stamps!!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Lemon, Lime and Black Challenge - building stamped layers

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 all, Lori here with a card for the Lemon, Lime and Black Challenge. I used glossy paper and stamped layers to create this bright contrasting card.

Lost Coast Stamps:
  • ATC Misc. Set 6
  • 3 Birds 
Other supplies:
  • Glossy white card stock
  • Black card stock
  • Permanent inks
  • String
  • Embellishments
  • Double sided mounting tape
Instructions:

1) Stamp Ledger Images from ATC set on to white glossy card stock and them apply yellow permanent ink.

2) On a separate strip of paper, stamp design from 2nd image in ATC set with permanent ink.

3) Cut separate strip of paper into smaller strips.

4) Stamp Ledger image onto smaller piece of black card stock with white ink.

5) Color another piece of glossy white paper with yellow permanent ink and then stamp Bird image with black permanent ink.  Fussy cut bird image out.

6) Add shading to all elements with Indian Ink markers.

7) Assemble as shown in the photo below, adding string and a metal embellishment.  Attach the bird image with double sided mounting tape.

8) Add Lime color to card with Indian Ink Markers.

9) Done

Hope you will join us in the Challenge this week by adding your own Lemon, Lime and Black creation to the link below.




Happy Day!
Lori
















Saturday, June 8, 2019

The Thick And Thin Of It. Card by Dot

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 everyone,
I hope everyone is enjoying the weather where ever you live in the world
and managing to get a little crafting in.

Today I've got a card tutorial to share with you
using the Thick and Thin stamp.


I had so much fun playing with these colours from our challenge this fortnight.
There is just something about Lemon and Lime that screams out "Happy".

Here is how I've made this card ...

Step 1:  Stamp the image, Thick and Thin Men, onto your card.  Then stamp it onto some photo copy paper and cut it out to use as a mask.

Step 2:  Mask your image. Using a sponge, sweep out some distress oxides (Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron).

Step 3:  Use a circle stencil and use your sponge to add some circle detail with the Twisted Citron DO.  This helps to 'ground' the image to the edges and adds a little extra interest.

Step 4:  With your ATC Text Set 1 word stamp, randomly stamp some words.  Again, this helps ground the image and extend the image.  It also adds another layer.

Step 5:  I've added some black archival ink through another stencil to bring in another layer.  When you add layer upon layer it helps add more interest to your piece and creates more depth.

Step 6:  Randomly stamp the border of the Grunge Tree in a few spots around the edge.  The main image looks a little like Laurel and Hardy to me, so the grungy effect around the edges adds a that vintage and aged look to your card without too much thinking.

Step 7:  Finish off your card by mounting it onto matching lemon, lime and black cardstock.

These colours were so much fun to use.
We have them as our prompt for the challenge this fortnight.


You are able to join in this challenge here,
or over on facebook.
You will be in the draw to win some awesome and fun stamps!!!

The Main Stamps Used Were:

         


Happy Stamping!
Dot x