Friday, May 24, 2019

Use Some Words: 50's Housewife

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 all from Laurie again with another project for the "Use Some Words" challenge going on now until the end of May.  This is pretty simple:  Make a project with some rubber stamping and add some words - any theme you chose.

I made a card for this project using the Housewife stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Out of Order Sticker clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.   There are four pages of these fun and funny clear stamps on the Carmen's website to chose from - be sure to check them out!!

I stamped my housewife onto white paper with black ink and cut her out.  I wanted to keep that 1950's vibe so she is all in black and white except for the yellow pompoms I added to her slippers.

I used some green and orange acrylic paints and a circle and square stencil on my Gelli plate to make the background.  I attached my housewife as shown and edged the background page in black.  I stamped my sentiment onto white paper with black ink and used a square punch to cut it out.  I edged this with black ink as well and attached it to the upper left corner.  Done!

So get your crafty groove on and show us what you can create using some words!


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Inner self

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 Portal fans Cathy here with a fun card for you today.
Stamps I used today:
Manga Goth with top hat
Embrace your inner self

I started out by stamping Manga Goth with top hat on white cardstock and coloring her in with Copic markers. When I stamped her out she was giving me a Alice in wonderland vibe so I colored her in reds and blacks.
Next I took a small circle stencil and stenciled some red and black  circles around the image.  To match her tights and hat.
Then on a scrap of black cardstock I white heat embossed the saying. Cut out and arranged it around the Manga Goth with top hat.
Lastly I layered it on some red glitter paper. 
Come join the fun here.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Hot and Sexy Christmas

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 again.   I wanted to share a card I made inspired by our challenge Use Some Words, and also the one at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme is Sarky Christmas.  Well, how could I not use my current favourite sentiment and make it a bit more seasonal using a couple of Miscellaneous Words.
I kept it kinda CAS using minimal colouring with gel pens on Lost Coast Designs Mistletoe Goth and just using glitter glue for the fur and a touch of gold on the berries.   The 'For Christmas' is from Lost Coast Designs Misc. Words rubber stamp set.   Then I took a pair of sharp scissors and chopped up my Carmen's Veranda Hot and Sexy Birthday clear stamp!!!  It went well, just had to go a bit careful around the y of birthday where it is very close to the l and d of told!!!  Then I closed it up to hide the missing 'for your birthday' making it more seasonal.  I cut the panel using a stitch die close to the goth image so she looks a bit 'off the edge' and mounted on a card base made from some christmas patterned card.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-76-use-some-words.html
Thanks for dropping by.  Join the Use Some Words challenge for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  Stamp a quote, a wordy background or maybe use a BIG sentiment.  Wow us with words.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Crazy Dancer

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 a card featuring the quirky and peculiar Thin Dancer.
I know a very thin lady who loves to dance.  This stamp reminds me of her.  I used a white card base, stamped Thin Dancer and masked her.   I decided to make a large polka dot happy background using Lost Coast Designs Small Circle Shadow Frame and Picked Raspberry distress oxide.  Then I stamped the Queen of Everything sentiment with black archival and edged with Picked Raspberry distress ink.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/05/challenge-76-use-some-words.html
Join our Use Some Words challenge.   Stamp a quote, big sentiment or a wordy background etc for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2019/05/week-5201-happy-10th-birthday-allsorts.html
Lost Coast Designs are also proud to be a sponsor of the Allsorts 10th Birthday Challenge.  Link up your Happy Birthday makes there for another chance to win Lost Coast dollars and other prizes.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Use Some Words - Mixed Media Art Panel

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, sharing a new project with you for the Use Some Words challenge.   This is a mixed media piece that applies the Art is You background stamp in multiple ways on this project.  The details are included in the step by step Mixed Media Tips Video below.


Lost Coast Designs:

You Are Art Background Stamp


Other Materials:
Art Panel
Stencil
Modeling Paste
Gesso
Acrylic paint
Acrylic Metallic Paint
Indian Ink Pens
Die
Permanent Inkpad
Check out the Quick Mixed Media Video Below:




I hope that you will participate with on for this challenge and share your creations with us (just click on this link above).

Happy day!
Lori


Company(s) that I am affiliated with or Design for may have provided me with product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #76 - USE SOME WORDS

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 #76

USE SOME WORDS


We want to see stamped words featuring prominently your project.  Words as the background, a fun quote, BIG sentiments, whatever you like, just wow us with words.  Please remember we are a real stamp challenge so to be in with a chance for the prize you need to use the theme and stamping.

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!


Dot made this cute card using Lost Coast Designs Mummy and ATC Text Set 1 and Carmen's Veranda sentiments Stay Weird and Pets Live Longer.

Laurie made this fun card using Lost Coast Designs Party On and Carmen's Veranda Pro Tip sentiment
Roni made this really cool wordy background card using a number of Carmen's Veranda sentiments, Be the Person, Dogs are our Whole Lives, Today I am a Dog, No Dogs in Heaven, and the dog from Lost Coast Designs Georges and Louis

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 May 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.

Have you seen our DT Call??


Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #76 - Use Some Words
May 15th - 31st

Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Friday, May 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