Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Good Morning

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!!   Gail here today with some quick and easy inspiration for the Silhouette Challenge.   
I made a simple background using distress ink.  I die cut a circle in a scrap of card to mask for the red/orange sun and then blended a little orange and blues to make the sky.   I stamped Lost Coast Designs Trees Background with black archival and cut the panel with a stitch die.  I edged with black and mounted on a base.  Quick and easy!   Sentiment choice is undecided.  I thought birthday? thanks? hello? sympathy??   A useful card to have....
Link up your stamped silhouette projects
for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars

Monday, August 15, 2022

CHALLENGE #150 - SILHOUETTES

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 #150

SILHOUETTE


We want to see silhouettes featuring on your stamped projects.
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 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!
 
Sue used Lost Coast Designs Silhouette Angel and Small Cityscape with
Carmen's Veranda Be Crazy, Be Stupid sentiment


Liesbeth used Lost Coast Designs Two Cats, Pieces of Calligraphy and Pieces of Architecture.

Riet used Lost Coast Designs Dancer Silhouette, Ledger Background and Butterfly set



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 the31st 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 #150 - Silhouette
August 15th - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Wednesday, August 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

 


 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Backgrounds in Focus: Magic Mosaic

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 dear stampers, 

Today I (Liesbeth) would love to show you a mosaic card, made of the background stamp Tron, fot our ,Backgrounds in Focus' challenge. Today is the final day for you to join the background fun ;-) Tomorrow a new challenge!


Using a rainbow ink pad I stamped the big Tron stamp into a white piece of cardstock. I coloured the different ,windows' with water colour pencils and water, in different colours. Here and there I let the colours flow a bit, wet in wet. Let dry well. I stamped the word Magic, from the stamp set Doodle Words with black ink and coloured it with a yellow pencil. I finished with a charcoal shadow around the letters and a black sponged edge.
Hope you like this simple idea! See you next time!



LiesbethXX



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.