Saturday, May 28, 2022

Under the Sea: Steampunk Mermaid

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 eveyone! It´s Liesbeth here with an ,Under the Sea` card to show you for our current challenge. There's still a few days time to join us, hope you do!



On an alcohol ink background (glossy paper) I stamped the mermaid with black StazOn ink and masked her. With green, blue and black StazOn I stamped the border and the stamps of the stamp set. I removed the mask and finished the card with Distress markers, gel pens  and I made a shadow around the mermaid.



See you next time, 
Liesbeth XX





Thursday, May 26, 2022

When the wave comes

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 Cathy here with a quick card for you.
Stamp used:
I started out with some scrap paper that I have used some distress sprays and shimmer sprays on and cut out a ATCoin from it. I then stamped Shark on it 4 times. I felt that it didn't make an outstanding ATCoin so I made it into a card. 
Next, I picked out some 'sea' color cardstock for the background and I had some shimmer string (thread) and added that under the ATCoin. 
Added a black strip of cardstock to the bottom of the card and put a saying on top.
Lastly, I added some pearls to the front to act as bubbles.

You can join the under the sea fun here

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

#144, Under the sea.

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 there stampers and crafters, Riet here.

Today my second contribution to the "Under the sea" challenge for Lost Coast Designs. 
The challenge runs until the end of the month, so there's still plenty of time to participate.
And it is even allowed to participate with other brands.
But now the step by step of this card.

I have used these LCD stamps,
Furthermore I have used:
Dylusions ink spray, Calypso teal, Vibrant turquoise and Funky fuchsia.
Distressink Rusty hinge,
Versafine black onyx,
Color pencils I have used Derwent intense,
but you can decide for yourself how you color the fish.
White pigment ink.
White gel pen,
White posca marker.
Black fineliner that is waterproof.
Stencil with cirkel holes in it.

This is how I made it.
First I sprayed the 3 Dylusionsprays on a sturdy paper.

I did that on 2 sheets, 1 for the card and 1 for the plants I cut later with a die.
With the versafine black I stamped the fish in the places where I want them.
 I also stamp them on thin paper to color them in.

For the background I used the crackle stamp and the white pigment ink.
Use only part of the stamp and stamp around the fish.

With a stencil with small circles I drew the bubbles.
and remove some of the ink with water.
With the posca I drew a line on the bubbles as a reflection of the light.

Now we are going to color the fish and give accents with the white gel pen. 
Cut them out and glue them to the fish on the card.

I cut out the waterplants with a die on the Big Shot.
Some I gave an orange color with the distress ink Rusty Hindge.
Glue the plants to the card.

Mat the card with black cardstock.
I must say that I absolutely love the fish, so detailed and so much fun to color.

Well I hope you liked it, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
And don't forget to join the challenge, you can win new stamps.
You can find the rules here.



Sunday, May 22, 2022

Under the Sea: Best Friends

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 to all you Portal viewers from Laurie with a rolodex card for this newest swap:  Under the Sea.  I got into making rolodex cards awhile ago in a Swap Bot group I am part of, and I must say they are a lot of fun to make and keep.  This one uses:

The Sharks stamp from Lost Coast Designs
The Bubbles Border stamp from Lost Coast Designs
The Best Friends clearstamp from Carmen's Veranda

Rolodex cards come in two sizes, and this is the smaller of the two.  Small size measures 2 and 5/8" by 4" The larger sizes measures 3" by 5".  The holes for the rolodex file are located 1 and 3/4" from either end on both sizes.  

The background for my card is a gel print made with blue and green acrylic paints.  I then stamped it with the Bubbles Background stamp in a darker shade of Distress turquoise ink and heat set the ink.  When stamping Distress ink onto a painted surface, the ink takes time to dry, so heat setting it speeds up the process and gives you a nice dry surface to work with.  

The sharks were stamped onto white card stock with blue and green Distress Oxide Inks and fussy cut out.  I attached them to the card front with some foam tape and added googly eyes to each.  Little clear acrylic dew drops were glued in place to look like bubbles.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white strip of paper edged in green and affixed to the top of the card as shown.

We can't wait to see your sea themed projects for this current challenge.  Be sure to use some rubber stamping in your work and you could be the lucky winner of some free stamps!!


Friday, May 20, 2022

The Serious Moonlight

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 Friday, it's nearly the weekend again! It's Sue here, and for my second project for our Under The Sea challenge, I've made a giant tag.


I started by making a gelli print background using my new Lavinia ink pads and Brusho's. The inks are wonderful, so juicy, I now need a full set lol.


I cut my tag using a die from a slimline card set. Then I stamped the bubbles border and embossed it in white.


I thought it looked nice, but a bit too clean so I decided to grunge it up a little. I dripped and sprayed some paints and dried off with my heat gun.

I liked it a lot better, but I really wished that I'd stamped the bubbles lengthways, so I started all over again lol. I used the spare one to die cut my moon and stars.

Next I stamped and cut out my Doodle Seahorses.


I love the way the paints have dripped and run.
These are my lovely stamps. I've used


I hope you like it and that you join in with us for the chance to win some Lost Coast $'s.
Take care and have a very happy weekend x


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Freedom, Peace and Harmony

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 Artist Trading cards featuring a selection of Lost Coast Designs awesome merpeople. 
  
Mermazing!!!!
  
I've used Lost Coast Designs Pondscum Background and Dictionary Words for the background, stamped with two shades of blue archival ink.
Then I stamped Lost Coast Designs Wing Mermaid with Face and two of the Doodle Dolls 1 stamps with Night Sky archival, fussy cut them and added them to my ATCs.
Do you feel inspired to take the Under The Sea challenge?
We can't wait to see your projects!
You can submit your entries in the linky party until 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.