Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 31: Blog Hop Finale by Leigh S-B!

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!


YAY, we did it, we survived our 1st Smeared Ink 31 Days of Halloween blog hop!
WOW, I can't believe Halloween is here already!  What a spooktacular October it has been!  I want to thank my fellow amazing LCDesigners for creating all the faBOOlous creations you've been enjoying every day!  They really did an amazing job and I'm so proud to have such a talented, fun loving and dedicated bunch of ladies to create with!

Thank you to all of YOU who visited us each day and to those who popped in when they could, we appreciate all your wonderful comments!   We hope you have enjoyed visiting us, have seen lots of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stamps you need to add to your collections and are now followers of our blog because the fun never ends here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity ;0)

Even though today is sadly the end of our 31 Days of Halloween blog hop our celebrations continue through to Nov 15 with our Dia de los Muertes - Day of the Dead Contest!  We will continue with our daily offerings until Nov 2 and then we'll be back with more on Nov 5,  8, 12 and 15!  We invite you to enter all your fabulous Day of the Dead projects by Nov 15 for the chance to win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!  Hop on over to the DOTD Day 1 post HERE for some fabulous LCDesigners inspiration and then enter your Day of the Dead creations in the linky!

And now for our 31 Days of Halloween finale project!
If you joined the hop from the beginning then you got here from DominoART and your next stop is Susan.  If you just popped in to visit us today and want to join the fun then the blog roll is over there in the right sidebar!  For more info about this hop and how to win the daily Scavenger Hunt prizes then see Terra's blog.

Carmen's Veranda is proudly sponsoring Smeared Ink's Scavenger Hunt prize today! You can win a $10 spending spree to Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!
Good Luck!

pssst...we are having a World of Borders sale!
Various borders up for grabs, some for as little as a $1!  

Today's finale project is by me, LCDesigner Leigh...I'm back with an Apothecary altered bottle encrusted with stamped clay and altered dominoes featuring stamps from 
Carmen's Veranda - Skulls and Bones background
Lost Coast Designs - Skull Flourish

Belladonna Dropps anyone?  Take only one though coz more causes a mild case of death!
Here's a close look at each clay stamped panel made from Das Air Dry Clay and painted with black acrylic paint and then dry brushed with cream and white.  The slots for the dominoes were cut out while the clay was wet.  Each domino is simply stamped with black StazOn ink.  I added the Wiccan symbols for Earth, Water, Fire and Air to the forehead of each skull with an ultra fine black Sharpie marker.  I hand wrote the Apothecary bottle label as well.  Embellishments are minimal with a simple dangle made with silver cord, two black beads and two ivory skull beads.
 Today is the last day to get your entries into our BOO! link party HERE to 
win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!
Enter our LCD/CV Facebook Pages Challenge at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda
Click on over, read the pinned posts and enter  
Challenge #1 Something Wicked this Way Comes!
win a $15 spending spree to LCD/CV!  

Upcoming is our A Carmen's Christmas contest too so follow our blog and stay to play ;0)
 Please make sure you read the rules pertinent to each event to ensure your entries qualify to win!

Thank you for hopping with us today, see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our Day of the Dead celebrations!

Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader


  1. Wonderful, love the clay panels texture and dominoes wording!

  2. You had to include dominos as part of this fantastic finale! Love them, and the use of clay.
    Love the stone look . Thank you for being such an inspiration and wonderful sponsor all month.
    CONGRATULATIONS on surviving all the way to the end!
    I look forward to visiting again soon.

  3. Looks awesome and so unique! Loving the clay and dominoes you incorporated! hugs xx

  4. So ending a hop with a bang, absolutely fabulous bottle with so many gorgeous elements, great job Leigh!

  5. The bottle is fantastic and will be a lasting reminder of the hop.
    thanks for sharing so many great things with us this month.
    It has been a blast.
    Happy Halloween

  6. Fabulous final project for 31DOH leigh! Love the clay and dominos...Happy Halloween!

  7. Your bottle is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love, love, LOVE! Happy Halloween! xxD

  8. Always so beautiful! Thank you for such a fabulous October 2015. Happy Halloween!!!!

  9. Let me drink away my sorrows at the ending of this hop!


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