Friday, January 15, 2021

CHALLENGE #114 - GNOMES

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 #114

GNOMES


We want to see your project featuring gnomes.  Lost Coast Designs has had three releases with the cutest gnomes in the blogasphere.  23 gnome stamps and 4 gnome homes are available in real red rubber from the Lost Coast Designs store.  Share your stamped gnome projects with us.  Your gnome must be a real rubber or clear stamped image for a chance to win the prize.
 
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 Lost Coast Designs Silly Gnome
and Carmen's Veranda Spirit Unicorn sentiment

Sue used used Lost Coast Designs Three Gnomes and Stone House 
 

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 #114 - Gnomes
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 Sunday, 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

 
 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Party Like It's 2017

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 Thursday. It's Sue here and speaking in my best BBC voice, in a change from our scheduled programming instead of a new piece for our Something Beginning With B challenge I'm sharing a couple of my favourites from 2017! 
Aaah 2017, the year was dominated by Ed Shearon in the charts,  Moonlight fought La La Land for the best picture Oscar. And I made these!


My black bird book cover.
This book still goes between my craft room and the computer daily. I write down what stamps I use 'cos I can never remember them afterwards. It was made with Feather Bird from Lost Coast Designs and of course the sentiment is one of Carmen's Veranda's.


And this is my black birds on a bright bokeh background! It was made with Stayzon inks on a glossy card background. I've used 3 Birds from Lost Coast and again a Carmen's Veranda sentiment.

I hope you've enjoyed our trip back to 2017, and if you're quick you still have time to join in with our challenge, just link up here.
Thanks so much for looking, and I'll see you again tomorrow when our new challenge begins. Take care and have a great day! xx



Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Butterfly Square

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 a project of gold embossed butterflies using the 
Butterfly Square stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

This was very simple.  I took three coordinating pieces of some of my stash of Gelli prints and heat embossed the butterfly square with gold embossing powder onto each one.   I cut them to three inch squares and layered them with glossy gold card stock.  I made tags with two of them, punching a hole in the upper left corner and threading with gold ribbon.  For the other two, I mounted them onto white card bases and made little matching envelopes for a pair of note cards.

So many fun things that start with "B" - show us what you can make!!



Sunday, January 10, 2021

Challenge #113,Things beginning with a B, Beautyful girl, 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!

B for Bird.
How are you all, hope you are crafting.
Because this is a fun challenge.
Something with a letter B makes you look at a different way at your stamps.
So our team leader Gail made a great choise with this challenge.
For this card I used the lovely vintage stamp Annie.
Also used the Victoriana set.
And the dictionary stamps.

What I used for this card.
Resist fluid.
A stencil with numbers.
A stencil with ABC.
Stazon Timber brown.
Distress oxide:
Iced spruce.
Antique linen.
Ground espresso.
Abandoned coral
Versa magic  Malted Mauve.
White gellpen.

How to make this card.

First I made a mix with the distress oxide antique linen and iced spruce on my craftsheet.
Then I incorperated the colors here and there on the paper.
Keep the colors on the paper light.
Now put the numbers stencil on your background and spray the resist flued.
Dry this very well.
Now with some abandoned coral and a little water you make the rest of the color on the card.
Make sure that you still can see the other colors shine trough.
With the dictionary stamp and stazon timber brown we make some prints. 
I chose to stamp it without the big word on top, but that is for you to decide.
The corner stamp is the stamp from the Victoriana set.
I stamped it half on the edge of the paper and made a corner stamp of it.
Stamped it with the stazon timber brown.
The medalion with the face is stamped with the Versamark Malted Mauve.
Now take a thin piece of paper and stamp Annie with Stazon timber brown.
Color the image with markers or pencils.
Glue her on the card and ad some highlights with the white gellpen.
The word “bird” is written with a stencil.
With the Maulted Mauve I made some splashes on the card.
Glue the card on 2 layers of cardstock, and your done.

 Now the team would love to see what you make with the letter B.
So join our challenge, and maybe you will win some rubber.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/search/label/Monthly%20Challenge
And dont forget to read the challenge rules.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/p/challenges-rules-and-winner-badge.html


 

 

 


Friday, January 8, 2021

Back To Black

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, it's Sue here.
Good morning and a very happy Friday. Firstly can I say how happy I am to be back! So much has happened since I was last here, Brexit, Covid, and new Blogger!
My lovely Lost Coast/ Carmen's Veranda stamps have all been sitting very patiently in their box so they are delighted to be out again!  Here is my piece for our fun Beginning With B challenge.

I started by making my background. I did my first one in full colour, but then decided that I would quite like it just in black, and there's the first B.

These are the stamps that I've used. You can tell that they've been very well-loved can't you! I've always been told that Archival ink conditions the stamp, so it's a quick wipe then back in the box. None of that cleaning malarky!
There's a (B)ackground. a (B)order,  and the (B)ack of the couple.

The quote is by Oliver Hardy, and I thought it went nicely with the image. I've just typed it up on the computer.

All of the stamps used today are by Lost Coast Designs.
I've used Spray Webbing
Diamonds Border
Don't forget to link up to our challenge for the chance to win some Lost Coast dollars to spend in the store.

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for looking x

Just click here to join in! xx

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Something beginning with B: Bishop

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 everyone, Liesbeth here with a B for our new challenge! Read everything about it HERE, and join the fun!
I really love the Chess stamp set, so I chose B from it: Bishop! I also used ATC text set 1. On a painted scrap of paper I first stamped the bishop with black ink  and masked it.  I stamped the chess board (also from the Chess set) with blue ink and the texts with pink and white ink. I finished with charcoal (shadow around the bishop), colour pencils  and I sponged the edges black. I glued it onto a pink and a blue piece of cardstock.
If  there are any questions, just ask in the comments below :-)
Have fun!


See you next time, 
Liesbeth XX