Saturday, January 18, 2020

Everything is possible

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.
This card I started out using watercolors for the background. It was a purple/blue color. Then I did a wash of Payne's gray. When that was still wet I placed a stencil over top and took a baby wipe to wipe away the color.
I then took the ledger ATC stamp from ATC set 6 and stamped randomly in black ink all over the front. Take a cap from any bottle and ink it up with some black ink to make some circles on the front. Glue to front of a black card base.

Stamp Sherlock on scrap white cardstock and color with Copic and then cut out. Add to corner of card.
Pick out a saying and add to top.

Come join the walk of fame challenge here 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Walk of Fame: Butterfly Mona

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 project for the "Walk of Fame" challenge going on right now at the Lost Coast Portal.    And I used one of my favorite Lost Coast stamps for this card:  Flying Mona.

I started by preparing my background; using a square of white card stock, I stenciled across it using complementary shades of green Distress Inks.  I then randomly stamped The Large Chickenwire background stamp using black ink.  Next, I stamped Flying Mona onto white card stock with black ink and cut her out.  The stamp comes with butterfly wings, but I decided to cut those off and add my own pair.  I colored her with Copic markers in yellows and greens to complement her wings.  Before I mounted her to my background, I stamped her headpiece directly onto the background then positioned the cutout image directly over that.   

I then stamped my sentiment - Lose Your Shoe from Carmen's Veranda - onto a white square and positioned it as shown in the lower left corner.  Final step was to layer my card front with a piece of olive card stock.

We would love to see your projects featuring famous people, so be sure to post them on the Portal for a chance to win some fabulous free stamps!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CHALLENGE #91 - WALK OF FAME

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 #91

WALK OF FAME


We want to see famous people, real or fictional, on your stamped project.

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 Lori to get us started.  ENJOY!

Lori made this fun card featuring Carmen's Veranda new Einstein stamp, Iron Work stamp and Flower Flourish.

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

Challenge #91 - WALK OF FAME ON stamp a famous person
January 15th - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Friday, January 31st 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

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy New Year My Inky 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!

Ink Stained Roni here and since it's "Anything Goes" I thought I'd make another New Years card but something a little more unexpected....


Now let me explain a bit... I wanted to look into the future a bit to wish you the very best of luck in the coming year...in comes one of the palm reading hands from the set ATC Hands Set. Next, life is messy...hence the cool background made using the stamp Grunge Black Swirl from CV. I used a piece of map pattern paper to extend these good wishes in all of your travels and of course the sentiment - Happy New Year from the Party Words set.

I hope you all are enjoying the new year so far...may luck follow you where ever you go!


Still time to enter your creation for a chance to win!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Anything goes day 12: Victoriana

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 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, Liesbeth here with an Anything Goes example! Read everything about it HERE. Hope you will join us!


Again an ATC, I love that size! Its just stamped onto an inked background and coloured wit pencils and markers. First I stamped the Victoriana lady and masked her. I stamped the Flagstone background and on her head a piece of Face with tongue. ;-) (bird and wheel)



Liesbeth XX

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Anything Goes - Little Monster Birthday

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,

Lori here, with a new inspiration for the Anything Goes Challenge.  I created a striped layered background by masking off different sections at at time.  See instructions below for the step by steps.


Lost Coast Designs:



Other:
  • Pigment Ink
  • India Ink Pen
  • Dye based ink pads
  • Painters tape


1)  Tape of section of a card panel and stamp with Crackle Background with pigment ink.


2) Use tape to cover previously stamped portions of card.


3) Sponge with pigment ink.


4) Use Black India Ink pen to trace edges of sponged sections.


5) Stamp monster image onto 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" card stock panel.


6) Stamp Happy Birthday along top strip of card.


7) Adhere monster image onto black card-stock.  Tie twine across bottom of mounted image and then adhere to card striped panel with double sided mounting tape.


8) Embellish with gem stickers.


Stop on by the Blog and link up your own Anything Goes creations, we would love to see your work!  


Happy Day!
Lori