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.

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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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hard as Stone, Harmony

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, back with another Hard as Stone Challenge project for you.  This time I went with the Broken Letter Set and use the stamp image that looks like a stone tablet.  I love the ancient look of this stamp and it worked nicely with the Bee stamp from the More Bugs set. 

For the step by step, check out the quick video tutorial below.
Lost Coast Designs Stamps:


Harmony

Broken Letters
More Bugs











 
Check out this Video!


This is a great challenge that may inspire you to think outside the box a bit.
Hope to see your stamped creations for the Hard as Stone Challenge!

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-59-hard-as-stone.html

Happy Day!
Lori

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Window on a New Day

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 with a little inspiration for our current Hard As Stone challenge.
We want to see an architectural element on your stamped makes and I decided to play with the lovely gothic window from Lost Coast Designs' Door and Window set.  And what better to go with a gothic window than a Gothic Princess.....
She is so pretty, standing on her own little beach, under the stars,
looking through the window to a new day. 
I started by stamping the window on a white base card with black archival ink.  Then I stamped Goth Princess, coloured her with distress inks and a neon green gel pen and fussy cut her.   Those eyes is a little bit spooky!  I think she's been in the dragon blood liqueur!!!
I wanted to play with my new Baked Texture embossing powders.  I used my embossing pen to scribble the foreground and used Dirty Sand btep and heated it.  The texture is amazing.  I looks a little like sand when you sprinkle it and keeps that rough sandy feel when heated.  Then I smeared Versamark ink around the sides and top of my card and embossed with Deep Sea.  This has some nice white chunky bits but not many of those stuck to my versamark ink.  On the right hand side I have started to layer the embossing powder cos I want to stamp in it.  This one is translucent so you can see how the colour intensifies as you layer it up.
Once I had 3 layers of Deep Sea powder I melted it and stamped Lost Coast Designs Cracked Sky with white dye ink.   I coloured the window and bricks with Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke distress inks and gave the foreground a wash of Spiced Marmalade.  I masked the window and stamped Cracked Grass (upside down to make grass into mountains and trees LOL) and coloured the sky with Stormy Sky distress.
I finished colouring the sceney with more distress inks and added my goth Princess. 
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-59-hard-as-stone.html

Thanks for dropping by.  I hope you feel inspired to join the fun and show us your stamped projects with windows, doors, houses, statues, brick, flagstones etc.  There are Lost Coast Dollars up for grabs and the more entries the bigger the prize!!
The Hard As Stone Challenge linky is open to the end of the month.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Big City, Bright Lights 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!

Hello All!
Ink Stained Roni here with a fun card to inspire you to join in our current challenge - Hard as Stone!


I started off by stamping the Small Cityscape image onto a piece of white cardstock using Imagine's "Blues" Kaliedacolor ink pad.  Once the image had dried I sponged on a variety of blues and purples to make the night sky light up.  Iridescent Purple Creative Medium was then spread over a star stencil to give the sky a bit of shimmer.  The panel was set aside to dry.

This panel was edged with black ink and affixed to a white card base. I finished it off by stamping the word "Mystery" in purple ink, trimmed and glued it to the card.

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Now it's your turn!
Stamp something "hard as stone" and enter for your chance to win!!



Supplies:

Lost Coast Designs - Small Cityscape, Words
Imagine - Kaleidacolor Ink Pad, Memento Dye Ink, Sponge Dauber, Creative Medium, Palette Knife
Cardstock
Star Stencil



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Door to where ever you want

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 here for the Hard as Stone Challenge.
First I started out with stamping the Door from The door and window set and colored it with Copic markers. Then I took some black cardstock and a tree arch die and cut it out twice.
Glued it to the edges of the paper.
Next I got a brick stencil and some gray Distress ink and colored the gray base of my card with it.
Then I glued it all in the front of the card front.
Lastly I added moss to the bottom of the card.
Come see what the other DT have made for this challenge. Also don't forget to join the challenge here.

Monday, August 20, 2018

R I P

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!

Well it's getting on towards fall soon which always puts me in the mood for Halloween!
So for this "Hard As Stone" challenge going on now on the Portal, I have
created a card with a Halloween theme - or at least a rather macabre theme if you can find another occasion for it!
I used the Goth Shrine ATC size stamp and the Daisy Flourishes stamp for this card, both from Lost Coast Designs.

I started by stamping my Goth Shrine with black ink onto a piece of left over background paper I had made with my Gelli plate and some stencils and brown and orange paints.  I then stamped my shrine again, this time on some vintage-y looking scrapbook paper, again using black ink.  I cut out the skull heads, the bones, the hourglass and the snake and glued those on top of my original stamped image.  I stamped R I P with black ink onto the same paper, cut out the letters and attached them as shown.  I edged the whole with black ink.  

I then took the Daisy Flourishes stamp and stamped that twice with brown ink onto some cream card stock and edged it with brown ink.  I layered that with some old journaling paper and that's the process!  A bit of fussy cutting involved but otherwise, pretty simple.

Show us what you can create for this "Hard As Stone" challenge - architecture, stone work, statues, etc.


Saturday, August 18, 2018

Goddess

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 and happy Saturday. It's Sue here with my Hard As Stone Project.



I started by making a background with Distress Inks. I used Pumice Stone, which has to be my least used ink, but it's just right for the grout effect that I wanted for my stone wall.

Then I stencilled my wall with Scattered Straw and added a border with my new favourite Antique Text border stamp.


I stamped the Winged Girl onto card and coloured her with patina ink then cut out some of the background. Then I stamped her onto thinner card and embossed her in bronze.


This was then backed onto a postcard sized piece of bronze metallic card, and the Goddess from Mystery, Eternity, Hope Goddess  was stamped onto thick velum, embossed in bronze and sewn into place. 
I hope that you join in with our challenge - go on, you know you want to, and there's rubber up for grabs.
Have a fab day, and thanks very much for looking xx

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #59 - HARD AS STONE

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.
Please remember we are a stamping challenge and real rubber or clear stamps should be the focus of your project to be eligible for the prize.
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 #59

HARD AS STONE

Your stamped make should include an architectural element as the focal point.  A building, windows, doors, column, statues, brick, flagstones etc.

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 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!


Gail's fun underwater ATC uses Carmen's Veranda Small Door

which opens to reveal Lost Coast Designs Steampunk Mermaid peeking in 

Lori made these gorgeous paperweights using Lost Coast Designs Gears Background

Roni made this cool card using Carmen's Veranda Architectural Square

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 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


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Stronger than yesterday

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. Cathy here with a card I made for you. Can you believe it is half way through August already. Where did the Summer go?

Stamps Used:
Sketchy Lily
ATC Gothic Text
Corner Swirl
I had the pink die cut paper on my table and I wanted to use it in the card I was going to make. So I  knew I was going to be using pink and what goes with pink? Green right. So I got a piece of green pattern paper and just tore it. Then I added it to the front of a corrugated card. Then I grabbed my pink die cut piece and stamped Corner Swirl  with some pink Distress ink  so it would blend in.  Glued that to the front of the card.
 I grabbed two pink color Distress Oxide inks and made the background of the tag. Then I stamped Sketchy Lily on the tag with black ink.
Next I grabbed my Distress Oxide ink in one of the pink colors I used and stamped randomly 
all over the tag.
Then I added some green washi tape to the tag. next I took some ribbon and dyed it with some greens from the Distress line. Added to the top of the tag and then glued the tag to the card.
 Lastly I added some pink sequence to the tag and a word saying to the pink die cut piece.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Mechanical Horse

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!

You still have a few days left to enter this challenge "Anything Goes".  It's a great chance to make whatever your heart desires!!  

I made a small card for this one using the Steampunk Pony stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I love anything steampunk so it was fun to have a chance to use some of my Lost Coast steampunk stamps.

I created a background by tearing pieces of vintage paper from old books, ledgers, etc. and created a collage by using Modge Podge to glue them to some heavy paper. Once that was complete, I used a variety of stencils and inks and stenciled over the page.  I stamped my pony with black ink onto a section of my page and using a rough edged ruler, tore it out.  I layered it with black then rust colored card stock.  Using brads, I attached two brass wheels to the wheels of the horse.  I then took a small black elastic band and attached it at one end to the back wheel and at the other end to a larger brad.  
This is such a cool stamp and I love how the wheels and brads give it a real steampunk look.

Let's see what you can create!!  Join the challenge for a chance to win some free stamps!


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Anything Goes, No Plans

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 with some inspiration for the Anything Goes challenge.  It’s challenging sometimes to start on a project without any real direction of where you want to end up.  That is what happened when I was getting ready to make this card.  I wanted to use the Rulers Background and Calligraphy Doll stamps but wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do from there.  In the end, I decided to dig out my Glimmer Mist sprays and start by building a background.  From there, a card developed.  See the video below for the details.



Lost Coast Designs Stamps:
Rulers Background

Calligraphy Doll


Other Materials:
  • Ranger, Archival Ink— Jet Black
  • Colored Pencils & Blender Pen
  • Tattered Angels, Glimmer Mist
  • Embossing Powders
  • Versa Mark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Tsukineko, Delicata Ink - Golden Glitz, Sapphire Blue, Emerald Green
  • Adhesive pearls
  • Other embellishments
  • White Card Stock
  • Metal Charms
Check this Video for Details





I hope to you will join us in this challenge and share with us your creation.  Just upload your project to the link below.



Happy Day!
Lori



Monday, August 6, 2018

A Slide Mailer

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 and happy Monday, it's Sue here with my second project for our Anything Goes challenge, and this time around I've decorated a slide mailer.

These are something that I make every so often, I do enjoy making them, but once I've done one I don't need to do another for a while!

I started by painting the outside of my mailer with DecoArt paints and then stencilling through with white acrylic.

Then I stamped the Carmen's Veranda Passport Background, and that was the front all done.

For the back I stamped the CV Leonardo Man  - this is where a stamping platform really comes into it's own as you can keep stamping until you get the perfect image. 

Time to do the inside now. I  made a rusty effect on the slide with DecoArt sand paste and paints. Then I chose a couple of images for the slides I used Steampunk Icarus and Steampunk Flygirl.

I rusted the inside of the mailer, and painted and then stamped with Antique Text Border

And on the other side I stamped the lovely Chloe Collage.

And there we are - all done!
I hope you like it, and that you join in with our challenge - remember it's 'anything goes' so as long as it's got some stamping on, it's good by us.
Have a happy week, and thanks very much for looking xx

Sunday, August 5, 2018

JULY 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 July Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their fabulous stamped makes and 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.
Unfortunately, yet again we had to disqualify some of the entries because they didn't use rubber or clear stamps.  Please tell us where you have used stamps if it isn't obvious and digi's are not eligible for the prize.  We are a stamping challenge and must see real stamping as the focus of your project.

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.....

WINNER of CHALLENGE #56

I SPY.....Something Beginning With B 

is

VIVIAN FOO

with this bright and beautiful scene using Lost Coast Designs stamps
Congrats Vivian, you win a $5 gift certificate

WINNER of CHALLENGE #57

NOBODY HERE

is

BRENDA

with this beautiful tag
Congrats Brenda, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Vivian and Brenda!  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

ANYTHING GOES


Link up your stamped projects featuring anything
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.