Saturday, September 22, 2018

If I Only Had A Heart...

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 again from Laurie with some fun for the current challenge here on the Portal:  Follow the Yellow Brick Road.  There are some great Oz themed stamps at both Lost Coast Designs and on Carmen's Veranda, which is where the stamp on my card is from.  I love the Tin Man so he is featured here 
Oz Tinman along with your other favorite Oz characters.

I wanted to create a background that looked like a yellow brick road, so I took some yellow and white papers and cut them into little "brick " shapes and placed them alternately on top of a black background.  I trimmed up the edges to match my white card base and edged it with black ink.

I stamped my Tin Man with black Staz-on ink onto some silver foil card stock and cut him
out.  I punched a small red heart and attached that to his chest.

I found a great Tin Man quote on the internet and printed that out, edged it with black marker, and attached it to the upper left corner; then my Tin Man to the right side and all atop the white card base.

Such a great way to commemorate one of the favorite films of all time!  So let's see what you can make that is Oz-inspired for this current challenge, and don't forget to follow the yellow brick road!!




Thursday, September 20, 2018

Keep Moving Forward

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,

How fun is this challenge?!?  I have always loved the Wizard of Oz.  In fact, I watched the original movie again while I was making this card.  It was great inspiration!


Lost Coast Design Stamps:

Wizard of Oz 2
















Other Materials:
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black and Potting Soil
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk
  • Deco Art Acrylic Paints, Turquoise Blue, Whispering Turquoise, & Sea glass.
  • Deco Art Dura Gloss Matte Varnish
  • General’s Kimberly Watercolor pencils
  • Marvy LePlume Blender Pen
  • Tissue Paper
  • String
  • Kaiser Colour Glitter Gel Pen

 Check out the Steps by Steps below:





I hope you enjoyed this project and will participate by linking your own creation to the "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" link below.




Happy Day!
Lori


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tornado in the house

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!
Cathy here with a Oz inspired card for you today.

Stamp used: Oz witch

Other Supplies used:
Nuance Powers
Photo paper (glossy paper WILL NOT work)
Coffee filters
Stencil
Glitter
Craft Mat
Black ink
Black cardstock
Words from a OZ book.

So to start off you need your coffee filters spray bottle of water and your photo paper. I know we all have some laying around. Lastly you need you Nuance powers
1. Spray your coffee filter with water.
2. Sprinkle the powers on the filter.
3. Spray more water to move the colors if needed.
4.  Grab photo paper and lift coffee filter.
5. Set paper down on craft mat and set coffee filter on top.( it will take a "photo" of the coffee filter)
6. Set aside to dry.
Here are some other backgrounds I made doing this.


However you lay the filter on the paper that is how the paper will look at first. Some I keep like it some I went back and smooched the filter on the paper to cover it all.
Stamp Oz witch on white cardstock and color with Copic markers. Cut out. 
When your photo is dry take a stencil and some black ink and cover you paper with it so it looks like mini tornados all over the background. Then I added some blue and sliver glitter to the circles and dots.
Then I added my witch and cut out book saying to the front. Mounted it on black card base.
 Come join the OZ fun here.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #61 - FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

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!
 
Greetings.  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.  We are a stamping challenge.  Your focus must use rubber or clear stamping to be eligible for the prize.

Now for our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #61

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD


We want to see stamped makes inspired by the Wizard of Oz.  You don't have to use specific Wizard of Oz images.  We will accept any scarecrows, witches, dogs, flying monkeys, lions, yellow bricks, houses, flying or not, with or without squashed witches, or anything else that you can link to the film/book.  Just let us know what it is that inspired you.  

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.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  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!

Cathy made a cool card using Carmen's Veranda Oz Witch and Flying Birds Background
 

Gail made a scene with Carmen's Veranda Oz Scarecrow and Monkey Face and Lost Coast Designs Large Tigger Shrine, Oriental Doll, and Fourth Dimension and Shooting Star backgrounds
Roni blinged up Carmen's Veranda Oz Witch against a dramatic background 

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 30th 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


Friday, September 14, 2018

Flower paper piecing

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 Lost Coast fans. Cathy here with 2 paper piecing projects for you.
 This for one I started out with a oval wood piece. I took scraps of scrapbook paper and glued them all over the wood piece. Then I edged it with black ink. Sit this aside and let it dry. As this was drying I started working on the second card.
After I cut out what I needed for the card I had so much left over so I stamped the sketchy lily on the wood piece. I used the left over scraps from the flowers I stamped for the card and cut out petals for this and edged them with black ink and glued them down.
That is now done. You could add this to a front of a card or what ever you wanted. I don't know what I shall use this for.
 For this I die cut the shape out of the blue scrapbook paper and then stamped the sketchy lily on to it. Then on 5 different scrapbook papers I stamped the flower   and cut out 1 petal from each paper. 1 paper I cut 2 petals. Next I stamped the leaves on some green paper and cut out. Edged them all with blank ink and then glued it all down. I was going to just glue this to the front of the card but it looked to small there so I used my die cut of the same shape and cut it out from the front.

Then I took that blue scrapbook paper and die cut a larger of that shape and attacked it to the front of the card. Then I took the corner swirl and stamped it with some blue ink on the top and that is my card .
I hope to see you join the challenge here

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mr And Mrs Bates' 5th Anniversary

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 today and I am having too much fun with the Paper Piecing challenge!  OK, maybe you can't have too much fun!!   Have you tried it??  Here's Mr and Mrs Bates, proud new owners of the wooden pitchfork.
I stamped Lost Coast Designs American Gothic Party using black archival on pale blue, pale pink and red card, then again on blue and yellow patterned card using blue dye ink.  I also stamped and embossed it on gold mirror card.  Then I cut out the bits and pieced everythin onto the pale blue background.  I cut around the inside of the gold embossed frame and framed my paper pieced picture.  I added some silver sequins to Mrs' dress and added some glossy accents to his glasses and the M on her hat.  I found a Prima patterned journal card that looked like a wooden wall and 'hung' my picture a little crookedly.
There's still time to join the Paper Piecing challenge for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  The more players the bigger the prize!!

Saturday, September 8, 2018

A Crazy Diva

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, it's Sue here with my second paper piecing project.

I started by stamping Lost Coast's Doodle Circles onto some patterned paper. Then I stamped it a few more times onto papers and cut them out - lots and lots of 'em.


Much cutting out later....

I really liked how they looked on the background.


Then I stamped the Die Cut Diva and paper pieced her dress.


The Carmen's Veranda sentiment Be Crazy Be Stupid has been stamped onto acetate and attached with washi tape.


And we're all done - I hope you like it. 
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-60-paper-piecing.html
 There's still loads of time for you to join in, so please dig out your papers and get stamping.
Have a very happy weekend, and thanks very much for looking x

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Beautiful Mannequins

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 friends! Today I wanted to share my "Beautiful" mannequins with you today. This is such a fun set of stamps and the paper piecing possibilities are plentiful! To create this card each mannequin was stamped 3 times...once on the actual lavender card panel then twice on white cardstock.  The mannequins that were stamped on white cardstock were watercolored with Prima watercolor confections then trimmed and layered.  Those pieces were then affixed to the card panel.

Be sure to check out our current challenge Paper Piecing for your chance to win!




Supplies:
Lost Coast Design Stamps - Mannequin Set, Misc Words 
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne
Prima Watercolor Confections
Glitter, Cardstock

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

AUGUST 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!

Greetings
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our August Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects .  The Anything Goes challenge was super popular, the Hard as Stone challenge less so, but 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 to draw the winner of the Anything Goes challenge

WINNER of CHALLENGE #58

ANYTHING GOES 

is

Christi C 

with this cool beach scene 

Congrats Christi, you win a $10  gift certificate

Unfortunately we only had 3 entries for the Hard As Stone challenge so special thanks to Cornelia, Mi sitio Scrap and Karen S for your lovely entries.  The DT voted and winner of the snazzy blog badge is

WINNER of CHALLENGE #59

HARD AS STONE

is

Cornelia

with this really cool and spooky door scene
Congrats Cornelia, please take your winners badge below

 Congratulations Christi and Cornelia!  Christi, please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the end 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 LCPtoC, THX :0)
 

Our current challenge is

PAPER PIECING


Link up your stamped projects that feature a paper piece image
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.  Remember, the more entries the bigger the prize so tell your friends and get piecing!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Paper Piecing, Discover

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 today.

The Balloon Guys came through again for this week’s Paper Piecing challenge!
This is one of my favorite stamps from the Lost Coast Designs line!  So, fun and versatile!


Lost Coast Designs Stamps:

Other Materials:
  • Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad
  • BasicGrey Scarlet’s Letter Paper
  • Other patterned paper
  • Brads
  • Leather book plate

Check out the video below for the Step by Steps

Now it’s your turn, create your own paper piecing project and link it to the challenge over at the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity blog.



Happy day!
Lori

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Thar Be Dragons

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.  Welcome.  Gail here today with some inspiration for a topic that I love, which is maybe why it's popped up LOL.  I have been helping Marilyn run the team whilst she has been dealing with some health issues.  Unfortunately she has had to step aside for a while so I have taken over the team management.  So if you are enjoying the challenge themes, I'm glad.  And if you aren't, then give em a go anyway cos after all, it's supposed to be a challenge bwahahhhaaaahhaaaha.  

Enough of my crazy megalomaniac ramblings!  Let's get to the project for today.  Call me mad, call me crazy, but I decided to paper piece the glorious Lost Coast Designs Shooting Star Background and I found a celestial dragon!!!!
This is one of my favourite stamps and I have to admit I hadn't really spotted that dragon there before!!  But now I've found him I am sure he will be popping up in other places!  And yes, this was a lot of fussy cutting, but I did have a lot of fun!  And think, when you are stranded on a dessert island, which luckily has a luxury hotel, good weather and drinks with umbrellas in them, with only a pair of scissors, some patterned paper, an ink pad and some stamps, you will still be able to make beautiful colourful art!!!
I started by stamping Shooting Star Background on four different patterned papers.  This technique is of course fabulous for using up scraps, but since this is such a big stamp and I wasn't sure where I was going to use which colour, I started like this.  
I did think I was going to use the yellow for the background but in the end decided the red would work best.  Love how the white scribbly writing adds such lovely texture and also gives contrast through the Versafine Clair Twilight ink.
Then I started cutting out other elements.  I cut the flower and the dragon from the blue paper and then added some layers from the yellow one.
I used the green for the streaming stars bottom and top right, and started cutting more details from the yellow paper.
I cut and layered some blue and more yellow elements on the shooting star in the middle and cut out the stars in yellow to add to the top green area.  I also used a white gel pen to highlight the dragon's eye and teeth.  That is the only colouring I did.  I added a thin gold frame and mounted it on a black base card.  And I love it.  
Thanks for dropping by.
 Join the fun for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.  I am looking forward to seeing what you piece together.  Hugz

Saturday, September 1, 2018

CHALLENGE #60 - PAPER PIECING

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!

Greetings.  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 #60

PAPER PIECING


We want to see anything stamped that includes paper piecing.  Please note, no holes required!!  We want to see you stamping images on different patterned papers, cutting them out and piecing them back together.  Like paper patchwork!! OK??
Ready, set, stamp, cut, piece!!!

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 Design Team Faves 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.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  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 fabulous inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!

Laurie made this pretty vintage style card using Lost Coast Designs new Sketchy Lily and Carmen's Veranda Happy Place sentiment
Lori paper pieced the lovely new Lost Coast Designs Sketchy Flower, Gears Background and Carmen's Veranda Right Kind of Weird sentiment to make this floral beauty  
Sue made this fun card using Carmen's Veranda Birds Collage Background  

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 14th 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


Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Window by Roni

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!

Time is running short on the Hard as Stone challenge but you've still got a few hours to enter your creation for a chance to win a gift certificate!


I just love the Window image from the Door & Window set of stamps. It has such a romantic feel about it that I thought it would be perfect to pair it with the vintage looking Roses image.

To create this card initially I stamped the window in the center of the panel using VersaFine Clair Morning Mist (a charcoal grey) ink. Next I spread a bit DecoArt Media Modeling Paste through a stencil over the upper right and lower left hand corners. Media Crackle Paint was then applied to the opposite corners.  I set the panel aside to dry.

I stamped the rose a couple times on white cardstock using green and red inks.  The pieces were fussy cut and pieced together.

I went back to the window panel which was then watercolored with Prima Watercolor Confections.  This panel was mounted on a black card base and the roses were then added.

Image may contain: 2 people

There is still time to enter your creation!!
Don't wait too long.



Supplies:

Lost Coast Designs - Door & Window set; Roses
Imagine - VersaFine Clair inks
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste, Crackle Paint
Prima Watercolor Confections
Stencil