Thursday, June 4, 2020

Celebrate it! Day 4

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! We are celebrating our 100th challenge! Hope you'll join the party and celebrate (and stamp!) with us! Here's the information you need to participate: Celebrate it! Blogpost.
Liesbeth here with some inspiration for you: an easy one this time.. no bleaching, no masking. Just stamping using 3 tones of blue ink: light, medium and dark! I used Adirondack ink: Cloudy blue, Sailboat blue and Eggplant. Distress ink will also work perfectly.
I stamped the background with some text stamps using the lightest ink. After that I stamped the other images, and on a seperate piece of paper I stamped the sentiment and the hat, cut them out and sponged the edges. On the card, I flew out some of the ink a little bit with a water brush, just water. I finished by adding the  text (sticked on a blue mat) and the hat.
Stamps used: ATC misc. 6, ATC misc. 7, ATC Doodle set, Rustic checkerboard border, Party words, Party hats 1, Einstein, Butterfly.






Liesbeth XX

Monday, June 1, 2020

CHALLENGE #100 - CELEBRATE IT!!!

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 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 #100

CELEBRATE IT!!


It's Challenge 100!!  Let's Celebrate!  Anything party themed or any reason for a celebration so Birthday, wedding, baby, retirement, they let me out of quarantine etc etc.
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!


Laurie made this wonderful card using American Gothic Party and
Carmen's Veranda 27 Cookies sentiment.  They look a bit doubtful about a cookie party but I think it sounds like a great idea!

Riet made this fabulously fun card using Lost Coast Designs Big Nose and Pope Clowns and Celebrate

Roni made this funtastic party of a card using Lost Coast Designs Pointy Hat Gnome, Ledger, ATC Doodles (circles), Long Swirl Flourish

How awesome is that for inspiration!!  Hope you will join the fun.  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 #100 - LET'S CELEBRATE
June 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Sunday, June 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

 


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Elk Skull Dreaming

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!

Welcome Friends...Roni here.  
You still have a bit of time to play in the East Meets West Challenge.


I wanted to share the very western Elk Skull Dreamcatcher image with you. The spray of roses and little meadow flowers along with the lovely dream catchers make this a beautiful and versatile image for both guys and gals.

Such a fun image to color which I have done here with a variety of colored pencils including Prismacolor, Soho Urban Artist, and Staedtler.  It was mounted on a suede pattern paper and dark brown card which I finished off with a few sequins.

Hope you join in on the fun!!
Check out all of the details at the link below.


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mexican town at night

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, are you having a nice day? I did, stamped with great pleasure. So created this scenery. I'll tell you how you can make it too. The stamp I used is "South west town" from Carmens Veranda

Smooth stamp paper.
masking tape.
Distressink: chipped sapphire, faded jeans, broken china, bundled sage, antique linen and weathered wood. White acrylic paint. Colorpencils, I used derwent colorsoft.White gelpen. White inkpad (versa magic) Stazon jet black.


First you stamp the South-west-town with black stazon.
Make a mask and mask it.
Cut a circle from masking tape and stick it on the paper, this will become the moon.
Now start with sponges behind and just above the houses with antique linen. Continue with Bundled sage and then the blue colors from light to dark. Apply some white around the moon. Make some splashes on the blue sky with water. When that is dry, splash some stars with white acrylic paint. Now remove the masks. With a small fine sponge you apply some spots on the moon with Weathered wood. Color the houses and put some white lines at the top, so the moon seems to be reflecting its light on the rooftops. Have fun, and dont forget to join in on our challenges.
They start every 1th and 15th of the month.




Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Slimline card

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 slimline card for you.
Stamps used:
Cherry blossom
Asian set
For you today I have a slimline card. It's the new 'it' thing. Everyone is making them. It's a card that can fit in a business size envelope.
I started out with some watercolor paper and some distress spray and distress oxide spray. I made a few backgrounds with this. I used one of them for the first card I shared with you.

I then took the writing from the  Asian set and some water and stamped it on the background.  It took some of the background away and gave a ghost print.
Next I took the Cherry blossom stamp and some black ink and stamped it on top.


 I heat set that and mad sure everything was dry before I went on to the next step. I stamped the Buddha from the Asian set with some Versa mark ink and embossed it with gold embossing power.
When that was done I made a card base and added the watercolor piece to it .
 Come join the fun here for this challenge.
Also the sale is still going on. 25 % off.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

East Meets West: Oriental Doll

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!

Thanks for visiting us here at the Portal to check out this current challenge:  East Meets West.
It's Laurie again, and I've created a card for this challenge using the Oriental Doll stamp and the ATC Text Set #1 stamps, both from Lost Coast Designs.

I started by stamping my image with black ink onto a piece of scrapbook paper, then trimmed around the edges to create a border.  I colored the figure with Copic markers.  I restamped the wings onto a piece of paper, cut them out, and traced them onto some gold paper.  They were then cut out and glued over the original stamped wings.  I layered this with a piece of black card stock.  I then stamped the Asian text stamp from the ATC set onto the same paper and trimmed it down to one row of characters.  I edged that in black then punched a hole in the top of the tag and the top left of my card, tying it in place with some cream thread.

We would love for you to share your East Meets West creations with us, in whatever way you choose to interpret this theme.  You might win some free stamps, and don't forget to use some rubber stamping somewhere on your creations!