Monday, August 2, 2021

More With Triple Love

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!!!  The blog is looking very bright at the moment as we challenge you to use your stamps and Neon colours.  Neon's make me think tropical, and tropical makes me think PINEAPPLE!!!!
I've gone tall and thin and all Carmen's Veranda with the lovely Pineapple and More Hugs sentiment.  I started with a neon pink base card and chopped up some neon orange scraps into triangle shapes.  I arranged them in some sort of order on my card base and stamped the sentiment with black archival.  I masked it and bumped the stamp down a bit to stamp the more love again, mask, and repeat for triple love.  I did think about going crazy and stamping it down the whole length of the card, but my spacing was already a little wobbly by version three so I decided less truly is more.......   I stamped the pineapple on a scrap of neon green and a scrap of neon yellow, fussy cut, pieced em together and added it to my card.
Get out your stamps and your bold bright colours and join the NEON fun this fortnight for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars! 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

CHALLENGE #127 - NEON

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 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 #127

NEON

 We want you to make a stamped project with neon colours.  We will also accept some black and white but bright neons must be obvious and plentyful.  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!!!!  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 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!
 
Cathy used Carmen's Veranda Farting Unicorn sentiment

 and another card from Cathy

Cathy used Lost Coast Designs Lily Flourish and Gargoyle
    
Riet used Lost Coast Designs Devil in Disguise and Fourth Dimension 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 14th 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 #127 - Neon
August 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Saturday, August 14th 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, July 28, 2021

Critters: Cat & bird

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, Liesbeth Here again with our Critters challenge! Today I show you a very easy card. The beautiful stamp Cat and bird doesn`t need any extras to shine! I stamped it , using black StazOn ink, onto a gelli print background. You can also use a piece of design paper or inked paper, what ever. I also stamped it on a piece of white cardstock and cut out the cat. I glued the white cat onto the gelli print card. I coloured the eyes with a green pencil and added some red onto the bird, and some glitter on its crown. I finished with the sentiment (Party words)



See you next time Join the fun!
Liesbeth XX




Monday, July 26, 2021

Critters: Morning Stretch

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 "Critters" Challenge.  This is such a fun challenge, I do hope you will join in and share your "critter" creations with us here on the Portal.

For this I used the Yoga Cat #9 stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Mornings should be moved clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  My background is a Gelli print done over a piece of vintage book page, turquoise and yellow acrylic paints, and a decorative stencil.  I stamped my Yoga Cat with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut it out.  The sentiment was likewise stamped with black ink onto a white scrap, cut out and edged with turquoise ink.

I layered my background with white card stock and positioned the Yoga Cat and the sentiment as shown.  
Such a fun and easy card that you could send to anyone, just to let them know you are thinking about them.

Come join us here on the Portal with your Critter creations for a chance to win some free stamps.  Be sure to feature some stamping in your projects.



Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Cutest Of Critters

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 Saturday. It's Sue here with a trio of very cute critters!


I'm not normally one for 'cute' stamps, but these mice are just so sweet, and I reckon that with the right sentiment they will have real attitude!

I started by cutting my Rolodex cards onto supersmooth card and stamping my mice in brown. It's quite unusual for me to make one layer projects, but that is what I wanted for my meeces.


Then I added the sentiments where I could. Some of them are too big to be added whole so will be stamped and chopped up later. No mice will be hurt, I promise.
 
The mice have been coloured with alcohol markers. I knew that I wanted to put a watercolour wash over the top, so I heat embossed the sentiments.

I've just added some colour by inking up a stencil, spraying with water, and laying on the page.

They can definitely smell cake!
She's my favourite. I can just imagine her with a rolling pin in her hand if Mr Mouse comes home late from the mousy pub! I know there's a bit of mousy stereotyping there but I'm very old school lol.


These are the stamps that I've used
Mother Goose Mice by Lost Coast and

Carmen's Veranda clear stamps



You still have a full week to join in with our challenge and show us your critters. They can be as cute or as badass as you like, they just need to be stamped!

Take care, have a very happy weekend, and thanks so much for looking xx





Thursday, July 22, 2021

#126 Challenge at Lost Coast Designs. Critters

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, Riet here.
Today my contribution to the Lost Coast Designs challenge.
Subject is Critters. 
Well, when we think of critters we usually think of very sweet and nice creatures.
But of course there are other critters as well.
Just look at this card and you'll see what I mean.
This card was made with the LCD evil eye stamp.
The "devil in disguise" words are from the stamp of the same name.

The evil eye stamp is designed by Teri Sherman
and LCD has a lot of stamps by Teri's design.
Take some time and look at them on this page.
These stamps are so gorgeus, I just love them.

I used for this card.....
Distress Oxide Black Soot, Rustic Wilderness andTwisted Citron.
the cobweb background is stamped with Distress Micro Glaze.
The speckles that you see in the background and the card are applied with a plastic sponge.
I colored the critter with Derwent coloursoft.
I really enjoyed making this card for this challenge.
The lost Coast Designs team is very curious about
your interpretation.
So come on and join in, you don't even have to use LCD stamps, you can join whatever stamp brand you want.
And did you know that you can win rubber?
That's always nice of course.
Well good luck with the challenge.