Sunday, July 22, 2018

The moment you realize....

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!

Ink Stained Roni here with a fun "No People" card to share with you!
I am so excited about this card because despite it having no people, this is my life in a nutshell - LOL!!


I knew the moment I saw this Monkey Face stamp I had to make something with it. Pair it with one of my favorite sayings - Not My Circus and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

So I started off by stamping the monkey face at the bottom of the card panel then began writing this sentiment over and over on the background....  " That moment you realize this IS your circus and they are your monkeys."    Next I stamped the "Not my Circus" stamp over the panel multiple times. Finally I colored his face using Prismacolor colored pencils.  I'm just so tickled with how well he turned out.

Are you up for the challenge?

Friday, July 20, 2018

Are We There Yet

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! Woo-hoo it's the weekend, and it's Sue here with my 'Nobody's Here' piece.

I know, it's that book again! But if you look carefully you'll see that it's the Back page AND it's more Bird Bones - can I stop beginning with B now??
Again this is just simple stamping as these stamps speak for themselves (or is that just the voices in my head).
Bird Bones has been stamped and embossed then coloured with Distress Inks. 
The Large Chickenwire Background has been put on the stamping platform and stamped with Distress Oxides. Then I've moved it slightly and stamped in another colour, then repeated again.
I just thought that the bird looked as if he'd been waiting a while - I could just imagine him in the back of the car saying 'are we there yet'
I've really enjoyed making this book, and it's the perfect size to make a little bit of something to go in.  When you don't want to make a card ( or if you're like me and you've run out of people to send them to) or you don't have a lot of 'me' time, If you've got half an hour you can make something either straight in the book, or to stick in later.
There's still lots of time to enter our fun challenge, and I really hope you do.
Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking x

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Three Wise Monkeys

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 from Laurie!  This second half of July has us working on the latest challenge:  "No Body Here".  So we are looking for your creations that feature no people, aka "no body".

I created a card for this challenge using the Three Monkeys stamp from Lost Coast designs.
I stamped my three monkeys onto white card stock, cut them out, and colored them with Copic markers.  I took a background paper I had created using my Gelli plate, brown and orange acrylic paints, and an impression plate.  I added come metallic accents and a bit of orange Distress Ink as highlights.

I circle punched three holes along the middle of my background paper.  I then die cut some circular frames out of brown paper and attached those around my punched circles.  I dotted those brown frames with copper ink.  Using the ATC Misc. 6 Set from Lost Coast Designs, I stamped some small script onto tan paper and backed each of my circles with it.  I then attached each of the three monkeys atop the backgrounds.  

Using my printer and some orang-ish card stock, I printed the words, cut them out, outlined them in black, and affixed them as shown with foam tape.  I layered the card front to a dark brown panel, and fini!
So get out your stamps and ink pads and let's see what you can create with "nobodys"!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #57 - NO BODY HERE

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 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 #57

NO BODY HERE


We want to see your stamped makes featuring anything, but NO humans.  And don't forget we are a stamping challenge need to see real stamps used! 

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 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.  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!

Cathy made these really cute artist trading coins using Mother Goose Mice
and Flying Ballerina 


Lori made his fun card using Lost Coast Designs ART Doll, Bee and Nuance Powders
Gail squeezed Lost Coast Designs Cheshire Cat onto an ATC to give you this very important Carmen's Veranda message, also using Scarves background

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 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!
Gail
Challenge Host


Friday, July 13, 2018

I Spy, Balloon Guys

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,

This is Lori with a fun flip book project for the "I Spy Something B Challenge".   It’s a great project to make and give away to your awesome family and friends.  Make one for a Birthday or to say Thank you; the giving options are endless! 



Lost Coast Designs Stamps:
  •                   Balloon Guys
  •          Gears


Other Materials:
  • Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink
  • Colored Pencils & Blender Pen
  • Tsukineko, Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz, Small Talk stickers
  • String
  • Adhesive pearls
  • Tiim Holtz Idea-ology Printed Paper
  • Small Spiral Binder
  • White Card Stock
  • Metal Charms

Want instructions?  
Then check out this video for the step by steps!

  

Hope you can join us for this challenge as I would love to see your projects!! 
Just create something cool and 




Happy day!
Lori

Thursday, July 12, 2018

B is for Bottles by Roni

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 friends...Roni here with another "B" project to inspire and encourage you to join in on the "B" fun while there is still time! 

This card was made using the lovely Perfume Bottles set of stamps. 
I just love these as they are so versatile and the coloring/embellishing options are endless.


Each bottle was stamped 3 times...once for the bottle, ones for the label and a third time for the "extras" either the bottle cap, accent or ribbon.

I colored them with a combination of markers, colored pencils and even a bit of watercoloring thrown in for good measure.

After everything had dried I fussy cut it all out, layered and glued it all down.

The background is the revers of a stencil and words from the "Misc. Words" sheet of stamps.

Hope you join in the fun!!