Thursday, August 18, 2016

Day 1 of HIP 2 BE SQUARE: "Leonardo" Artist Trading Block by Leigh!

Welcome 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!

Howzit Portal Peeps!
Today is the start of our fun new event


Join us daily through to the end of August for tons of SQUARE inspiration featuring Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Square rubber stamps as well as projects that incorporate squares and are square shaped!  Basically our fabulous LCDesigners and Guest Designers will have you seeing SQUARES in your sleep coz we have amazing projects to share so lets get the show on the road!

Check out our large selection of SQUARE stamps:
Carmen's Veranda Squares
Lost Coast Designs Doodling Squares
Lost Coast Designs Zentangle Squares

First a quick announcement!
Our Lost Coast Designs website has been experiencing tech issues since Monday.  Things are getting back up and running already but if you encounter a link that isn't working please try again in a few hours or so!
Thanks for your patience!

 Now for our first HIP 2 BE SQUARE project!

I'm kicking off Day 1 with a Leonardo themed Artist Trading Block (ATB) featuring Carmen's Veranda Cracked Face Square plus Lost Coast Designs Cosmos Collage and Leonardo Accessories Set
 I handmade my own ATB from black cardstock with a template I made myself but you can use wooden blocks and now there's even ATB dies available in different sizes! ....I will share my template later this month over at our DT blog, Lost Coaster's Review, so make sure to pop on over and follow us and subscribe to our emails too so you don't miss seeing it!
 Now it's your turn 2 be SQUARE!
Share your projects in the linky below for the chance to win a prize!  The more entries the higher the gift certificate, see our Rules page for more info on prizes and guidelines for your entries to ensure they qualify!
  • We want to see entries that are either Square shaped or involve squares in some way!
  • Use our stamps, we love it when you do, then your entry counts as two!
  • Use our Square shaped stamps and we'll be over the moon with joy!
  • You can enter using other company stamps too!
  • Linky closes September 4th at 5 to midnight PST so you've got plenty of time to play!
  • HAVE FUN being SQUARE!
See you again tomorrow!
Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader


  1. Awesome project, Leigh! I love how you colored the images with subtle colors. This one is really fun!

  2. This really is lovely Leigh, beautiful stamping and colouring xx

  3. OOoh, love your ATB. It looks so old and stony. In a beautiful sort of way, you understand. Great images and colours. Fun new challenge. Hope to join the fun soon. Hugz

  4. Love these ATB blocks, great stamps they look very vintage!

  5. Love the ATB. - fab choice of stamps xx

  6. So glad the techie issues got fixed - got to use one of the prize stamps in the slideshow entry :) Now to see if my dremel maxx will cut firewood into ATBs!!!

    1. I am intrigued. I would have though ATB's to firewood would be easier so I am awaiting your reveal of repurposed firewood. Sounds like it could become a new winter activity....... Hugz

    2. Ionabunny, no telling with our Squiddy what will come out of that wood pile...squares, circles, oh my! LOL

  7. I am feeling very square. I have decided it is an underused shape. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugz


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