Friday, June 22, 2018

Round and Round by Sue

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 happy Friday. It's Sue here and I'm really happy to be sharing my piece for our fun Round and Round challenge.




I started by making an inky background with some stencils and Distress Inks.

Then I die cut some circles to stamp through. Is this a stencil or a mask, I'm not quite sure, but it does both so it could be a stask or a maskil. Anyway I stamped the lovely Lost Coast Designs Chloe Collage through it with some Wendy Vecchi gray ink.

Then I stamped other images from Leonardo's Accessories Set  in brown and plum.

 Now it was time for the scarey bit! I outlined all of my circles with a black Stabilo pencil then hit it with the water spray. The watercolour pencil spread out beautifully, I just blotted with kitchen towel before it ran all over the page. I also did a little gentle splatter with other watercolour pencils.


And there we are, all done and sewn into my journal.
 There's still a week left for you to join in with our challenge.  Link up your stamped makes featuring circles for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars!!
Have a great weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bad Ideas

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 card for you.
 I stated with the doodles circles background and I stamped it on the card front.
 Next I stamped Robust Dancer on white paper and colored her in with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut out and edged it with black marker. Glued her down. Then I added some round gems to her outfit.
Next I stamped the saying on white paper and cut it apart. The saying is from the Hanging Branch Cat from KatzelKraft the at Lost Coast Designs sells.
Here it is all together.
Come join Challenge #55 here. Let the circles abound.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wheely Little Fishies Swimming Round

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.  Gail here today with a round hangy thing.

Well, what can I say!!  I was feeling summery, so I went with some super bright colours. And our challenge is Round and Round, so I found a few stamps with circles, Lost Coast Designs Circle Frame and Bubbles Background, and I also borrowed the cute little fish from Carmen's Veranda Ballerina with Fish!!  Then I decided to go whole hog and just make it Round!!
I started by stamping Bubbles Background on green card and embossing with Wow Evergreen embossing powder.  I stamped twice to get the size I needed and then cut my card and a piece of greyboard using my cutting compass.
I stamped the Circle Frame on pale blue card using Salty Ocean distress oxide ink and fussy cut it.   Then I stamped and embossed the fish from Ballerina with Fish many times.  Squeeee!!  It's so cute.  Look at that little wheel!!  I fussy cut them and decided to colour them in a rainbow of colour, using my gel pens, and a sprinkle of glitter.  I reverse stamped a couple of them. 
I stuck the Bubbles circle and the greyboard circle together sandwiching a piece of neon wool in between.  I thought it added Seaweedy feel to the whole piece!  I popped the Circle Frame on foam pads and then added the Carmen's Veranda Happy Place sentiment.
A summer sea themed hangy thing for my happy place!
Add your Round and Round circle makes for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.  And don't forget to follow us so you won't miss any of the amazing inspiration from the team.  We are sharing new makes all month.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Lost in Circles?

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!

Howdy my inky friends! Roni here with a card inspired by the latest challenge - #55 - Round and Round.  I knew immediately I wanted to make a card using this wicked circle background stamp!  It is just to cool and the possibilities are endless!


I also used one of my favorite color combinations to create this card with a fun new (to me) medium Marabu Art Crayons.



I stamped the design onto watercolor paper using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. I then began drawing color into the circles using Kiwi, Turquoise and Plum.  I used a waterbrush to blend and spread the color around the circles. It is so easy to use and the colors stay vibrant even after they have been blended.

Once I was satisfied with the circles I trimmed the panel to fit onto an A2 green card base. The sentiment was then stamped onto a scrap of white cardstock and mounted on green cardstock to match the base and mounted to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Now it's your turn!  
Be sure to join in the fun for your chance to win!!

Challenge #55 - Round & Round

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Friday, June 15, 2018

CHALLENGE # 55 - ROUND AND ROUND

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!

Greetings.  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 your self 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 #55

ROUND AND ROUND


We want to see circles on your stamped makes.  Or maybe circular makes??  Your choice.  As long as we see circles and rubber or clear stamping it is in the running to win some Lost Coast dollars. 

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 = a Winner chosen by the team is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = a randomly selected Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = a randomly selected 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.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  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!

Laurie made this gorgeously cool card using Lost Coast Designs Steampunk Bicycle Lady and Doodle Circles Background and the fun Carmen's Veranda Inappropriate Behaviour
Cathy is right on trend with the newly popular Artist Trading Coins using Bubbles border, Cat Wavy Face and Doodle Circles Background stamps from Lost Coast Designs
Lori made this beautiful card using the dragonfly from Lost Coast Designs More Bugz, script stamp from Broken Letters and Harmony

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


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Meet Trevor

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 happy Thursday, it's Sue here and I'd like to introduce you to Trevor and his brothers.
Now Trevor insists that I point out that he is the star of my piece, and the whole reason for the Mini Me challenge - his brothers wouldn't agree!

 I started by cutting 3 ATC's from some left over pieces that I'd used to clean off my brayer. These are sometimes my favourite pieces.

 Then I stamped, coloured, and cut out the Katzelkraft Umbrella Cat and two of the cats from Lost Coast More Cats.

I gave Trevor a typed up sentiment 'cos he likes to feel special - his mother always said that he was special!


And there we are - definitely smaller than a card! I hope you like my ATC's and thanks very much for looking x