Tuesday, February 20, 2024

For the Men: Adventure

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, it's Liesbeth here, continueing our For the Men challenge. There's still time for you to join  the fun till the end of the month...so...why not?? :-)


When I searched for an appropriate men-stamp, I found this wonderful mini collage stamps, oh how I love them!!


I stamped the Mini Phrenology Collage with black StazOn ink on a alcohol inked glossy paper and coloured it with Distress markers and I used a white gel pen. I also used Mini Bug Collage here and ther with some blue StazOn ink. And of course the word Adventure (Misc. Words).

Hope you like it! See you next time,

LiesbethXX



Sunday, February 18, 2024

Flights Of Fancy

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.  I hope you enjoying all the masculine inspiration with our For The Men Challenge
So many lovely masculine stamps at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda and so many awesome ideas on how to use them from the team.  
Gail here today and I'm keeping it a bit clean and simple with the gorgeous STP Dirigible stamp 
and a Lost Coast Designs Shadow Frame background.
I stamped the large rectangular Shadow Frame with Ice Blue chalk ink and then edged it with some Sky Blue archival.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs STP Dirigible onto the inked panel with black ink and added some distress marker colour.  I also tried to whiten the clouds a bit with a white gel pen.  I cut the panel with a stiched edge die and stuck it on a white card base.  The Happy Birthday is from Lost Coast Designs Party Words set and was stamped with the Sky Blue archival ink.

For The Men


Link up your stamped projects featuring men or masculine themes
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.
 
Please check the updated rules.
 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz
 

Friday, February 16, 2024

For the Men: Sherlock and Albert

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 from Laurie for another fun "For The Men" project for our February monthly challenge.  Hope you are playing along with us and making all things "manly" with us as well.

I made a couple of tags for this one using the Sherlock and Einstein stamps (sold separately) from Carmen's Veranda.   The background for these tags is from a master board collage that I made recently.  I die cut a collaged circle from that master board for each then a slightly larger black circle to layer them.

Albert and Sherlock were stamped with black ink onto white paper, colored with Copic Sketch markers, and fussy cut out.  I positioned them in the center of my tags and added a tarnished brass eyelet to each with some decorative ribbons threaded through them.  
So simple, so fun!

Come along and join us for this Manly challenge and you just might be the lucky winner of some free stamps!



Thursday, February 15, 2024

MID MONTH REMINDER CHALLENGE #182 - FOR THE MEN

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.  
 
Welcome to our action packed challenge reminder post.  We are getting all masculine this month.  Please read the updated challenge rules to ensure your entry qualifies for the prize.

CHALLENGE #182

FOR THE MEN


We want to see your stamped anythings featuring men or with a masculine focus.  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 read the updated Challenge Rules 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 you could win a bigger prize in our random prize drawing.  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 you in the mood.  ENJOY!
  
Roni used Carmen's Veranda Einstein with Lost Coast Designs Brushstrokes, Swimsuit Girl (sentiment) and American Gothic Party (man's hat)

Cathy used Travel Set and Number Border.
 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 23.59 PST on the 29th 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 #182 - For The Men
February 1st - 29th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Thursday, February 29th 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, February 14, 2024

For the men: You're Invited!

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 lovely people! It's Liesbeth here with another ,For the Men' card, it's an inventation with two wise men on it :-)


I took a background from my stash, it's a Gelli print this time, and cut a card. First I stamped the background with blue and black StazOn inks: ....background. I stamped the birds and text on a seperate piece of paper, cut them out and coloured them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Party Words, Penguins and Anthropomorphs Birds. I made a ,bottom' with black charcoal and a white gel pen and glued everything onto the card, the text first on a piece of dark red cardstock.
Hope I inspired you make a men creation too! :-) 


Liesbeth XX

Monday, February 12, 2024

#182 For the men, the boxer.

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, Riet here with a men card.


This card is just pure stamping.
Playing with only ink and stamps can be so beautiful.
Stamps I used.

For this card I used:
 Distress oxide,
Spiced marmalade,
Twisted citron,
Lucky clover.

 and Distress ink:
Antique linen,
Twisted citron,
Evergreen bough,
Spiced marmalade.

Stazon black.
Coloring pencils


I started by stamping the boxer with black stazon.
I also stamped a mask of the boxer and masked him with it.
Made the spots on the background with water and distress ink.
The circles of the brush strokes sheet are stamped with the 3 colors of oxide.
The inside of the circles are colored with pencils.
Rings were drawn around the colors with a fineliner.
Left and top with a stamp of the Brush strokes and
oxide lucky clover.
Remove the mask and give the boxer some shading.
Stamp the text with the black Stazon ink.
Now just mat the card and you're done.

Come and participate in the challenge.
And maybe you will be the next winner of new stamps.
Please read the rules first.