Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Day 4 of 31 days of Halloween

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!
Happy Halloween 👻
Cathy here with a leaf decoration I made for you today. 
Stamps Used:


So, I started out with a leaf decoration I got at Dollar tree. I painted it with a cream paint and let dry. Next, I took some distress inks and smooched then on my craft mat and dipped the leaf into them. I then dried it. I took the Small skeleton and stamped it with archival black ink. Then I stamped the Italian postmark from the ATC set 6 around the edges with some brown archival ink.
Lastly, I edged the leaf with some drown ink and tied some baker's twine to the top. 


Come join the month-long Halloween challenge here

Monday, October 3, 2022

31 Days of Halloween: Gryphon

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 everyone! Our 31 Days Of Halloween is sooo much fun! I really love it, and all that wonderful LCD/CV Halloween stamps! Enjoy this special Halloween month we do every year!


I stamped the Lily Flourish a few times with Distress Oxide Black Soot and sprayed with water to let the ink flow, I let it dry well. Wonderful effect!  I stamped the text (Pieces of Calligraphy) and the Gryphon with black StazOn and coloured it with pencils and gel pens.


See you next time!  LiesbethXX


Sunday, October 2, 2022

31 Days of Halloween - Nevermore!

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 and a very happy Sunday, It's Sue here and welcome to Lost Coast Design's annual 31 Days of Halloween event!


I started by embossing a piece of black card in a 3D embossing folder, and then colouring with gilding waxes.


2 of the 3 Birds have been stamped, embossed, and cut out.

And added together with Carmen's Veranda Nevermore raven.


These are my lovely stamps, I've used
3 Birds and

I hope you join in with our fun challenge, either by linking up or through our Facebook group.
Have a very spooky October, and thanks so much for looking x
 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

31 Days of Halloween: Dracula

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!

Oh how we love the month of October here at Lost Coast Designs!  It's Halloween all month, so we all get the chance to make some extra Halloween goodies that we hope will inspire you to play along with us.

It's Laurie here introducing Day 1 of the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge.  And to kick this first day off, who better than Dracula himself to put us in the Halloween mood???  This dandy little  Lost Coast   Dracula is from Lost Coast Designs as is the background stamp I used here - Grunge Tree.  The tree stamp comes in two sizes, and for this I used the larger size.  The smaller one is perfect for an ATC.

The background for this was made with orange and yellow Distress inks that were spread onto my gel plate and then smoothed out and blended together with a brayer.  I pressed an impression plate with a circle pattern into the ink before I pulled a print, so you get the design in the ink.

The Grunge Tree background stamp was stamped with brown Distress ink and then trimmed around the edges with some deckle edged scissors.  This was then layered with a piece of white card stock.

Dracula was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.   I added some gray rhinestones to bring out his eyes and his buttons then I fussy cut him out and attached him as shown in the lower right corner.  I added a couple of little black chipboard bats and that's it!

So get out your Halloween craft supplies - don't forger to include some rubber or acrylic stamping in your projects.  Let's celebrate the 31 Days of Halloween together!



CHALLENGE #153 - 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

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 the most spooktacular time of the year!!!
Welcome to our annual 31 Days of Halloween celebration!
The team will be posting their bootastic makes every day this month.
The linky will be open all month and we hope you will get your spook on and join the fun.  You can link up your Halloween inspired makes all month for chances to win 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.   There will be a second challenge starting on the 15th, but 31 Days of Halloween runs all month as well!!!

CHALLENGE #131

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

Link up your Halloween inspired projects.  Anything related to the season, spooky, fruity, fun, scary or cute.  Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped sentiment in a sea of die cuts or digi images will not qualify to win the prize and you may be deleted or fed to the giant pumpkin!!!!  Bwahahhaaahaha.

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 we get 50+ entries we will be giving two prizes!

If you don't have a blog then no problem, 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!  
 
Let's get this party started!

Laurie used Lost Coast Designs Grunge Tree Background and Dracula

 
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 23.59 PST on the 31st 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!
 
Challenge #153 - 31 Days of Halloween
October 1st - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Monday, October 31st 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info

 
 
 

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Things with Wings: Chicken

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! Liesbeth here with another Thing with Wings, for our Challenge! I'm adicted to glossy paper and alcohol inks at the moment, so I made this background that way! I stamped the AUD Chicken and masked it, after that I stamped the Birds in Trees a several times and also Carte Postale. I used black StazOn ink. I removed the mask and  finished the card with gel pens and glitter.






See you next time!  
                                    Liesbeth XX