Friday, August 12, 2022

Background in Focus: Cottontail

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 Laurie again with another project for our "Background in Focus" challenge.  If you are anything like me, you have a lot of background stamps in your craft stash, so here is your chance to focus on some of those by bringing those backgrounds to the foreground.

The stamps I have used here are:

My background shrubbery was stamped with green Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of scrapbook paper.  I edged that panel with the same green ink.  The bunny was stamped onto white paper with black ink and fussy cut out.  I colored him with Copic Sketch markers and added a touch of Glossy Accents to his eye.  I attached him to the card front as shown, using foam tape.  The final step was to stamp the Swirls and Dots border stamp onto a piece of strip of light green paper and affix it to the left side of the card front.

Please join the fun for the challenge and get creative with your background stamps.  You have a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!



Wednesday, August 10, 2022

149th challenge, Background in focus.

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 blog visitor, Riet here.
Today I have a colorful card for the challenge at Lost Coast designs.
So I thought I'd go ahead and make it very colorful.
I used the versatile LCD background stamp Bubbles.
Together with the Anchor Fish and a text from the sheet Party words.
I also used Lalinea shadowpaint and white embossing powder and Versamark.
And now the explanation of how the card is made.
I used lalinea shadowpaint, which is an ink/watercolor with very bright colours.
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The colors of this ink also flow very nicely together.
I started with the bubbles stamp and stamped it on the paper with Versamark.
Sprinkle with the white embossing powder and heatset it.

Take a paintbrush and different colors of the ink.

Color in the stamp with the ink, and this does not have to be neat,
the colors should be mixed.
Be careful that it doesn't turn into brown mud.

Let dry well, repeat the whole process with the anchor fish and the text.

I stuck a black paper behind the text and fish.
Then the fish and text stand out better.
Just matt with black and you're done.

Actually an easy card with a lot of impact.
Now I'm curious what you make with your background.
Join the challenge and have a chance to win new rubber stamps.
You can even participate with other brands, as long as there are stamps on your work
I hope to see you at the challenge and wish you goodluck.


Monday, August 8, 2022

Background in focus

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, Cathy here with a card for you today.
Stamps Used:
Grunge diamond background

I took a white card base and stamped Grunge diamond background in distress purple ink. Then I punched out a circle and stamped Roses with the same purple ink then I punched out a black circle and layered it. Lastly, I added some bling to the Roses circle.



You can join the challenge here. 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

It's All About The Background

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 Saturday, welcome to the weekend!

It's Sue here, and today I'm sharing a card that I made for our Backgrounds In Focus challenge.  I think this one holds the record for the most stamps used by me on a card lol.

I've been seeing lots of retiform lately, with some beautiful examples from my blogging friend Angela (Felix The Crafty Cat). I must admit, I'd no idea how it was done, but I knew that I liked it. So, much YouTube watching later I decided to give it a go!

I made my grid with a blue distress ink and a blender.

Then I added some stamping - LOTS of stamping. I really like how these two colours look together.

I told you I used a lot of stamps!

These are the ones that I've used;

Pieces of Caligraphy

Leonardo Accessories

Steampunk Fly Girl

Steampunk Icarus

Steampunk Pony

Misc Words

CV Leonardo Man

There's still lots of time to join in with our challenge, so please get stamping and remember to keep the Background In Focus.

Take care, and thanks so much for looking x



Friday, August 5, 2022

JULY WINNERS

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 Portal Peeps!!!
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our July Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects and it was so nice to see so many using Lost Coast Design and Carmen's Veranda stamps.  You of course get an extra chance in the random draw for using our stamps on your projects.  Thanks for playing with us!

Please do read the rules and also the challenge guidelines which are written under the challenge badges on the challenge post and in the sidebar.  We have to disqualify entries that do not comply with our rules or challenge themes.

We used Mr Random

WINNER of CHALLENGE #147

CELEBRATE IT!

is

Cari Woodmansee Jacobson 

with this fabulous card featuring Lost Coast Designs Gibson Girl
entered on fb

Congrats Cari, you win a $10 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #148

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

is

Janis
 
with this cute snowman card
Congrats Janis, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Cari and Janis!  Please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the 15th of the month to claim your prize.  Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email as well as the stamps you would like.  You may choose from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda!

Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blog!
Please link your badge back to us here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
 

Our current challenge is

Background in Focus


Link up your stamped Background In Focus projects
 for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.
 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Backgrounds in focus: Tree & moon

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! As Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda come with lots of beautiful backgrounds stamps I LOVE this topic! for our new challenge ,Backgrounds in Focus we use them as the most important image. 


Here I used the big Grunge tree background stamp, I just stamped it with black waterproof ink onto a white card. I punched a two inch circle from masking paper and added the mask on top of the card. I sponged the card with Stormy sky, Broken china and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks. Also a tiny bit of black ink around the circle, before I removed the mask. Using the blues and Wild Honey Distress ink I sponged some whiffs of colour, also on the moon. As the finishing touch I stamped the Carte Postale stamp at the bottom of the card.




Hope you give it a try and participate our challenge! See you next time!

LiesbethXX