Friday, October 19, 2018

Day 19 of 31 days of Halloween

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 zombie dog walker.
The zombie is still a good pet owner. He is walking his dog.
Stamped Used: Bandaid dog by Katzelcraft.
Tree crown
I started out by making a night sky background. I used Distress inks to make it and added white paint for the stars. Set that aside to dry.
 I stamped Bandaid dog by Katzelcraft on Copic friendly paper and colored him in. I then used a YG11 all over to give him a zombie look. Cut him out. I stamped a second time and colored just the collar and cut out so I could attach the string(leash)
 For the zombie I used Tim Holtz's new die and cut him out of some green paper. Then I used some green and brown Distress ink and dirtied him up.
Now that the background is dry I took the Tree crown and inked the top so I could have trees in the sty. Then I die cut a circle from gold cardstock and made that my moon. I also die cut some bats to add to it.
 Then I cut a piece from the same green cardstock that I cut the zombie and made a hill and some grass to have the zombie walking his dog on. I used a stencil on the grass but it needed more so I took that Tree crown stamp again and used a green ink and stamped it all over the ground. Insta grass.
I hope you like my zombie dog walker. Come join the fun for our 31 days of Halloween Challenge. 

You can join the Halloween Challenge here 
Or you can join the Cats and Dog Challenge here
Or you can enter both I hope you do.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 18

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!

More Halloween holiday greetings to you all from Laurie!  Our Lost Coast Designs Halloween Blog Hop continues but we've added a twist to the last two weeks - Halloween themed projects featuring cats and dogs.  It's pretty easy to turn any cat or dog into a Halloween pet, and you can see how I've done that for this card,

I used the Coffee Chihuahua stamp for this project and stamped him onto some light brown paper with black ink.  I restamped his head onto white paper so I could cut our his eyes and affix them atop the brown figure.  I added a bit of white Gel pen to his teeth and some gold pen to the studs in his collar.  I then cut him out.  The stamp has him holding a cup of coffee, so I cut that away and replaced it with a pumpkin sticker.  

My background is a piece of Tim Holtz Halloween paper that I stenciled with a spooky branches stencil.  After my background was stenciled, I edged it in black ink and affixed my Chihuahua as shown. I die cut a bat and the word "boo" out of black paper and added those, then layered the finished project with white.  

We would love to see your Halloween projects featuring cats and dogs, so please be sure to enter them for a chance to win some free stamps!



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17

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 today.

Day 17, Wow!  The 31 Days of Halloween are just flying by!  We are also in the midst of the Cats and Dogs Challenge as well.  So, here is a card that will hopefully provide inspiration for both challenges!


'Boo Kitty


Lost Coast Designs Stamps:


Instructions:

  1. Cut several strips patterned paper (approx. 1/4" x 5"). 
  2. Weave strips of paper together until you have a square large enough to use with the "Boo" die cut.
  3. Cut out the "Boo" letters with Die and adhere any pieces of paper that are not secure.
  4. Cut a panel of patterned paper to size (4 1/8 x 5 3/8).
  5. Using a different color/style of patterned paper, to cut a strip that will go behind the "Boo".  Tear top and bottom edges of this piece and adhere to the panel of patterned paper.  See card for example.
  6. With Archival Ink, stamp partial prints of the Little Diamonds Background across panel.
  7. Edge the panel, card base and "Boo" with black archival ink. 
  8. Adhere panel of patterned paper to card base and then adhere the "Boo" die cut, as seen in example card. 
  9. Stamp Cat 2 image with black archival ink and then fussy cut image out.  Adhere to card, just under the "oo" of "Boo.  See card.
  10. Embellish with adhesive pearls and a spider adornment.
  11. Done!

You have until the end of the month to add your projects to the

31 Days of Halloween or Cats and Dogs Challenge.


  
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/10/31-days-of-halloween-day-1.html
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-63-cats-and-dogs-and-31-days.html

Happy Day 17!  Hope you will join us in one or both of these challenges; would love to see your creations!

Lori


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 16

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 another fun 31 days of Halloween post!

Our current challenge is Cats and Dogs so I thought I'd combine it with the 31 Days of Halloween challenge and this is what I came up with....


Isn't that cat just great and that sentiment makes it.  He is the Hanging Branch Cat from the KatzelKraft Collection.  The bats are new to the shop and can be found in the collection Carri's Menagerie along with lots of other fun animals.

Hope you're having a spooktacular day!
Ink Stained Roni



Monday, October 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #63 - CATS AND DOGS and 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN - DAY 15

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!

Greetings.  It's time for a new Challenge.
Our 31 Days of Halloween event is also running all month so that's two chances to win yourself 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 #63

CATS AND DOGS


 Share your stamped makes with cats and/or dogs as the focus.  We want your felines and canines to be the stars of your project.  Any style or type of stamped project is welcome.  Don't forget our 31 Days of Halloween challenge is running all month so if you have a spooky halloweeny type cat/dog project then you can link it up there as well!!  
Double Bubble Toil and Trouble!!!!!

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 Design Team Faves 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.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  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! 

Gail here today to start the Cats and Dogs Challenge fun with this cute piece featuring Carmen's Veranda's Chihuahua
I stamped Carmen's Veranda's Eat a Cookie sentiment on a white card base and embossed it with black powder.  Then I stamped Carmen's Veranda Staircase using London Fog archival ink and coloured with Iced Spruce and Festive Berries distress ink.  I masked the staircase and blended Cracked Sapphire and Wilted Violet distress ink in the background.  Then I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Carmen's Veranda Chihuahua.  I'd stamped him on brown card and just added a few white gel pen highlights.  I borrowed the hat from Oz Witch and it fitted perfectly!  So now he's ready for tricks but would much prefer TREATS!!

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 is posting every day this month so check back every day for spookilicious inspiration and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Day 14 of the 31 days of Halloween

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 with day 14 of the 31 days of Halloween.
Today I have a tag to share with you.
Stamp I used: Small Skeleton 
Nuance Powers
 So I started off with a tag. I used my Nuance Powers and made them into watercolor on my craft mat and took my tag and dragged it through it.
Set aside to dry.
Next stamp Small Skeleton  on white cardstock and cut out. I like this stamp because he fits nicely on a tag or card.
After you are done cutting out Small Skeleton  your tag should be dry. If not hit it with the heat gun to dry it all the way.  I took a skull stencil and some black ink and randomly add some skulls to the background.
To start assembling your tag you take a apothecary label and add it to the tag. Then add your  Small Skeleton  to it.
 Take a wooden spider web and color it black and add it to the bottom.
Lastly add some dyed ribbon and a charm to the top of the tag.
There you have the Skull Maggots tag for your Halloween enjoyment.
Don't forget to join us on the 31 days of Halloween Challenge for you chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.
Can't wait  to see what you all come up with.