Wednesday, March 20, 2019

20 Past Frank and Other Stories + A Giveaway

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.  Gail here today.  It's been too long since I had a date with Frank so I decided to make myself a pendant for the big day.  I got a bit carried away, but, as you know, good things come in threes......
Meet the Franks.......

I cut a piece of shrink plastic with a Sizzix die and stamped Frank with black archival.
I masked Frank and stamped Carmen's Veranda Dice Background with Mowed Lawn distress ink.
I coloured Frank with Shabby Shutters distress ink and used my heat gun to shrink him.  Here's a sort of before and after photo.  My circles went from 8.5cm to 3cm.  I liked it so much I decided to make a couple more.
For this one I used Brunhilda's shield and Colourbox Irish ink for the background stamping.
I used the PMC Circle Frame stamp here.  Didn't get a perfect impression, but remember, when you shrink the colours intensify, so I thought I'd go with it.
So here's my three shrunken Franks.  I found a selection of metal findings that I get from a company here in Norway called Korthobby.  The flower at the bottom comes shaped so I ran it through my Bigshot to flatten it out.  It looks nicer with curves, but thought it would be easier to stick everything together if everything was flat.
Calling this one Flower Frank.
This ring made me think Emperor Frank
Calling this one 20 Past Frank.  Incidently, I used water when I coloured this one with the shabby shutters distress ink.  The other two I applied the ink with a sponge and no water.  The water is a bit more tricky with the whole shrink plastic thing, but you get a brighter shade of green.  
Thanks for dropping by.  
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-72-round-and-round.html
You have until the end of the month to link up your stamped Round and Round makes, or your stamped makes featuring round things for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Remember, the more players the bigger the prize........  
And we are also sponsoring the Penny Black and More Challenge this month where they want to see Circles so link up there as well for another chance to win.....

For a chance to win one of these three pendants (chain not included) leave me a comment on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity blog telling me which Frank you like the best, and one on the facebook fan group post to say you did that, and I will pick one lucky person and announce the winner on the 5th April.  

Monday, March 18, 2019

Life is too short circle 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!

Hello all Cathy here. I have a circle card for you.
Stamps I used:
 Doodles Circle Background
Bird on Bike 
Life is too short

I started out by taking a circle paper and did the smooching technique with my Distress Oxide ink.  I stamped Doodles Circle Background on the background and added it to a black circle card.

Next I stamped Bird on Bike  on a scrap piece of paper, cut it out and glued it on the bottom of card.  Okay I have to admit something..... I added the Bird on Bike crooked on the bottom!  I was about to toss it in the trash and I spotted the Life is too short saying and a idea came to me of how to save it.
Come join the fun for our circle challenge here.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-72-round-and-round.html

Friday, March 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #72 - ROUND AND ROUND

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 #72

ROUND AND ROUND


We want to see stamped makes featuring round things, or round stamped makes, or both!!

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 made this fun and quirky tag using Cat 2, Bubble Border, Doodles Circles Background, and the rhino from Isle of Aud Animals. 
Gail made Artist Trading Coins using Lost Coast Designs PMC Circle Frame, Butterfly Mermaid with Face, and Carmen's Veranda Quiet Chaos Madness sentiment.
  Lori made this gorgeous 5½" art journal page using Lost Coast Designs Gears Background, ATC Misc Set 6, Lori's Butterfly, and Carmen's Veranda Art Wings to Fly sentiment.
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


Thursday, March 14, 2019

We're All Quite Mad Here....

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 Friends...

Roni here with a few very "Mad" Altered Trading Coins...


It's time to jump down the rabbit hole and join Alice's friends for these coins.
I had a few scraps of left over from a recent paint pouring session and decided they would fit these crazy characters perfectly. Each image from the Rabbits, Cat Face, Hatter, Rabbit w/Watch set of stamps was stamped using Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink then colored with Memento Dual Tip Markers then fussy cut (the rabbit was die-cut) and affixed to the circles cut from the paint poured papers.  I then printed off a few quotes from the book and added them to each card.

Here is a closer look at each....




I hope you enjoy these very mad, mad, mad coins!
You still have a bit of time to enter before our next challenge but you better hurry...


https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-71-atc-challenge.html

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A Great Way to Experiment.

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, it's time for a new challenge and this week it's all about ATCs, ATC Coins or Chunkys.  I really like these smaller projects; it's a great way to experiment with new products, color schemes and stamps.   For example, the mix of color that I used on the ATCs below is not my go-to color scheme.  However, working with these colors on a smaller scale made it really fun.!

ATC challenge 3.1.19 main wm
Lost Coast Designs:
  • Dictionary Background
  • Large Chickenwire Background
  • Sketchy Flower
Instructions:


I hope you will click below and add your ATC, ATC Coin or Chunky project to this week's challenge:

Click here

ATC badge
Happy day!
Lori

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Owling Badass

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 ATC Cards, Coins and Chunkys going on right now at the Lost Coast Portal.  You still have until the 14th to enter your projects and a chance to win some free stamps!

I made another ATC coin for this project - after years of doing standard ATCs it's been a lot of fun to make the coins for a change of pace.
I used some background paper I had on had made with my Gelli plate and some blue, green, and yellow acrylic paints.  I started by stamping my coin with the Medium Shrubbery background stamp, using StayzOn black ink.  I then die cut a "branch" from a floral die cut set and colored over it with black marker.  I attached that across the lower portion of my coin.  I then stamped the Moon Owl onto white card stock with black ink and cut him out.  I restamped the beak and eyes onto yellow paper, cut them out, superimposing them over the original stamped image.  I positioned my owl perched on the branch, and using a white Gel pen, I dotted some "stars" into the sky.

Finally, I stamped my sentiment Once A Badass from Carmen's Veranda onto white paper.  It was a bit large for my coin, so I used my copier to reduce the size, cut it and and attached it to my coin.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/03/challenge-71-atc-challenge.html

So get your crafty on and show us your ATC cards, coins and chunkies!