Friday, October 19, 2018

Day 19 of 31 days of Halloween

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 zombie dog walker.
The zombie is still a good pet owner. He is walking his dog.
Stamped Used: Bandaid dog by Katzelcraft.
Tree crown
I started out by making a night sky background. I used Distress inks to make it and added white paint for the stars. Set that aside to dry.
 I stamped Bandaid dog by Katzelcraft on Copic friendly paper and colored him in. I then used a YG11 all over to give him a zombie look. Cut him out. I stamped a second time and colored just the collar and cut out so I could attach the string(leash)
 For the zombie I used Tim Holtz's new die and cut him out of some green paper. Then I used some green and brown Distress ink and dirtied him up.
Now that the background is dry I took the Tree crown and inked the top so I could have trees in the sty. Then I die cut a circle from gold cardstock and made that my moon. I also die cut some bats to add to it.
 Then I cut a piece from the same green cardstock that I cut the zombie and made a hill and some grass to have the zombie walking his dog on. I used a stencil on the grass but it needed more so I took that Tree crown stamp again and used a green ink and stamped it all over the ground. Insta grass.
I hope you like my zombie dog walker. Come join the fun for our 31 days of Halloween Challenge. 

You can join the Halloween Challenge here 
Or you can join the Cats and Dog Challenge here
Or you can enter both I hope you do.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 18

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!

More Halloween holiday greetings to you all from Laurie!  Our Lost Coast Designs Halloween Blog Hop continues but we've added a twist to the last two weeks - Halloween themed projects featuring cats and dogs.  It's pretty easy to turn any cat or dog into a Halloween pet, and you can see how I've done that for this card,

I used the Coffee Chihuahua stamp for this project and stamped him onto some light brown paper with black ink.  I restamped his head onto white paper so I could cut our his eyes and affix them atop the brown figure.  I added a bit of white Gel pen to his teeth and some gold pen to the studs in his collar.  I then cut him out.  The stamp has him holding a cup of coffee, so I cut that away and replaced it with a pumpkin sticker.  

My background is a piece of Tim Holtz Halloween paper that I stenciled with a spooky branches stencil.  After my background was stenciled, I edged it in black ink and affixed my Chihuahua as shown. I die cut a bat and the word "boo" out of black paper and added those, then layered the finished project with white.  

We would love to see your Halloween projects featuring cats and dogs, so please be sure to enter them for a chance to win some free stamps!



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 17

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.

Day 17, Wow!  The 31 Days of Halloween are just flying by!  We are also in the midst of the Cats and Dogs Challenge as well.  So, here is a card that will hopefully provide inspiration for both challenges!


'Boo Kitty


Lost Coast Designs Stamps:


Instructions:

  1. Cut several strips patterned paper (approx. 1/4" x 5"). 
  2. Weave strips of paper together until you have a square large enough to use with the "Boo" die cut.
  3. Cut out the "Boo" letters with Die and adhere any pieces of paper that are not secure.
  4. Cut a panel of patterned paper to size (4 1/8 x 5 3/8).
  5. Using a different color/style of patterned paper, to cut a strip that will go behind the "Boo".  Tear top and bottom edges of this piece and adhere to the panel of patterned paper.  See card for example.
  6. With Archival Ink, stamp partial prints of the Little Diamonds Background across panel.
  7. Edge the panel, card base and "Boo" with black archival ink. 
  8. Adhere panel of patterned paper to card base and then adhere the "Boo" die cut, as seen in example card. 
  9. Stamp Cat 2 image with black archival ink and then fussy cut image out.  Adhere to card, just under the "oo" of "Boo.  See card.
  10. Embellish with adhesive pearls and a spider adornment.
  11. Done!

You have until the end of the month to add your projects to the

31 Days of Halloween or Cats and Dogs Challenge.


  
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/10/31-days-of-halloween-day-1.html
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/10/challenge-63-cats-and-dogs-and-31-days.html

Happy Day 17!  Hope you will join us in one or both of these challenges; would love to see your creations!

Lori


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 16

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!

Welcome back to another fun 31 days of Halloween post!

Our current challenge is Cats and Dogs so I thought I'd combine it with the 31 Days of Halloween challenge and this is what I came up with....


Isn't that cat just great and that sentiment makes it.  He is the Hanging Branch Cat from the KatzelKraft Collection.  The bats are new to the shop and can be found in the collection Carri's Menagerie along with lots of other fun animals.

Hope you're having a spooktacular day!
Ink Stained Roni



Monday, October 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #63 - CATS AND DOGS and 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN - DAY 15

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 a new Challenge.
Our 31 Days of Halloween event is also running all month so that's two chances to win yourself 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 #63

CATS AND DOGS


 Share your stamped makes with cats and/or dogs as the focus.  We want your felines and canines to be the stars of your project.  Any style or type of stamped project is welcome.  Don't forget our 31 Days of Halloween challenge is running all month so if you have a spooky halloweeny type cat/dog project then you can link it up there as well!!  
Double Bubble Toil and Trouble!!!!!

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! 

Gail here today to start the Cats and Dogs Challenge fun with this cute piece featuring Carmen's Veranda's Chihuahua
I stamped Carmen's Veranda's Eat a Cookie sentiment on a white card base and embossed it with black powder.  Then I stamped Carmen's Veranda Staircase using London Fog archival ink and coloured with Iced Spruce and Festive Berries distress ink.  I masked the staircase and blended Cracked Sapphire and Wilted Violet distress ink in the background.  Then I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Carmen's Veranda Chihuahua.  I'd stamped him on brown card and just added a few white gel pen highlights.  I borrowed the hat from Oz Witch and it fitted perfectly!  So now he's ready for tricks but would much prefer TREATS!!

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 is posting every day this month so check back every day for spookilicious inspiration and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Day 14 of the 31 days of Halloween

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 day 14 of the 31 days of Halloween.
Today I have a tag to share with you.
Stamp I used: Small Skeleton 
Nuance Powers
 So I started off with a tag. I used my Nuance Powers and made them into watercolor on my craft mat and took my tag and dragged it through it.
Set aside to dry.
Next stamp Small Skeleton  on white cardstock and cut out. I like this stamp because he fits nicely on a tag or card.
After you are done cutting out Small Skeleton  your tag should be dry. If not hit it with the heat gun to dry it all the way.  I took a skull stencil and some black ink and randomly add some skulls to the background.
To start assembling your tag you take a apothecary label and add it to the tag. Then add your  Small Skeleton  to it.
 Take a wooden spider web and color it black and add it to the bottom.
Lastly add some dyed ribbon and a charm to the top of the tag.
There you have the Skull Maggots tag for your Halloween enjoyment.
Don't forget to join us on the 31 days of Halloween Challenge for you chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.
Can't wait  to see what you all come up with.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Lucky 13

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!

31 Days of Halloween!!!

Ink Stained Roni here with another fun Halloween card to spark your creativity!


Isn't it amazing what a little color does to an image?  
I turned the image Early Stitch n Bitch into a "Witch Session" by simply coloring them green!
They were so flustered that their little hats that I made for them were left on the table.  Oh well, you don't need hats to bitch now do you?  LOL!!

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Supplies:
Lost Coast Designs - Early Stitch n Bitch
Imagine - VersaFine Clair, Memento Dual Tip Markers
Rinea - Marigold/Marigold Starstruck Foiled Paper
Authentique - Nightfall


Friday, October 12, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 12

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 and hope wherever you are it's a beautiful fall day!  My favorite time of year and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  We are having a ball making all sorts of spooky projects for you here at the Lost Coast Portal.  We hope you will be inspired and join the fun and enter some of your own Halloween projects.

I have these cute little bat stamps and thought they would be perfect for an ATCoin.  I'm fairly new to ATCoins but am loving making them.  If you have not tried one, they are simply a 2 1/2 inch circle decorated as you would a standard ATC.
For this one I used the Bat stamp from the Carri's Menagerie of animal stamps that are new to Lost Coast Designs.  If you have not seen them, you must check them out!  There are 30 different sets each with two stamps.  I also used the Grunge Tree background stamp.

Using some dark blue and green Distress inks, I colored a piece of white card stock, blending the two colors together.  I then die cut my circle and stamped the Grunge Tree with black Staz On ink.  I dotted some "stars" into the night sky with a silver gel pen.  I stamped my bats onto white paper with black ink and cut them out.  I darkened then up a bit with a black marker - my black ink pad has a hard time creating a completely filled in black background so I gave it a little help.

I attached the bats with some foam tape and added the word "Scary" to the bottom.  I outlined the coin with black marker and that's it!  So easy and so fun!
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/10/31-days-of-halloween-day-1.html
So join the fun at our 31 Days of Halloween challenge!!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

31 Days of Halloween Day 11

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,

We are up to Day 11 in our 31 Days of Halloween Challenge!  With that, I am sharing my 'Tis Near Halloween Card that I created with one of the birds from the 3 Birds set, a Skull Die, and patterned paper.

'Tis Near Halloween


Lost Coast Designs Stamps:
 




Carmen's Veranda Words and Quotes:


Other Materials:
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Graphic 45 6 x 6 Printed Paper
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology, bones
  • String
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash, Memoranda
  • Sizzix Big Z-Tim Holtz Alterations, Skull
  • Mark Richards, Pearls
  • Inspired Color Mist, Grey
  • DecoArt, Shimmer Mist
  • Washi Tape
Instructions:
  1. Start with a standard size, top folding note card.
  2. Cut a panel of patterned paper to size (4 1/8 x 5 3/8).
  3. With Archival Ink, randomly stamp the Fibers Background across panel.
  4. Use a different type of patterned paper to die cut the skull image.  Adhere the skull over a piece of black cardstock; use Color Mist and Shimmer Mist to distress the image.
  5. Apply strips of Washi tape across the bottom of the panel and then adhere the skull image (see card for placement).
  6. Choose a brighter piece of patterned patter and stamp the Bird image (with Archival ink).  Fussy cut the bird image out. 
  7. Stamp part of the 'Tis Near Halloween" portion of the "Witches Go Riding" saying on to a strip of patterned paper (same paper used with the bird).  Tear top and bottom of the strip just larger that the print size (see card).
  8. Edge the panel and card base with Black Archival Ink. Adhere panel to card base.
  9. Adhere string (in circular pattern) under the area that the Bird image will go.  Then adhere Bird over the top of the string with double sided dimensional tape.
  10. Tie two bones with string and adhere to base of Bird.
  11. Adhere saying underneath bird (over the Washi tape) and embellish with pearls.
  12. Done!


Happy Day 11!  Hope you will join us in this Challenge.

Lori




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 10

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!

Another fun day to celebrate Halloween with our

31 Days of Halloween!!


Today I wanted to share my nod to the Godfather of Halloween Edgar Allen Poe with this fun and creepy Goth Poe stamp. He was stamped on white cardstock then colored with a combo of colored pencils and markers.


The colored image was matted onto a piece of Violet/Violet Starstruck Renia Foiled Paper. This panel was then mounted on a piece of cardstock that had been stamped using the Skull & Bones Background image.

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Supplies:
Lost Coast Designs - Goth Poe
Carmen's Veranda - Skull & Bones Background
Imagine - VersaFine Clair - Nocturne, Memento Dual Tip Markers
Prisma Colored Pencils
Rinea - Violet/Violet Starstruck Foiled Paper

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

31 Days of Halloween- Day 9

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 day 9 for you.
I hope you all are enjoying this 31 Days of Halloween.
 I started this card with some Yupo paper and some Alcohol inks. I used some oranges and browns for some Fall colors. I made the background by dropping some ink and blending solution.
 Next I took the alcohol lift ink and stamped the witch on the Yupo paper.
Then I layered it on cream cardstock and wrapped some copper color string around the end and added a #31 coin to it.
After that I took some Halloween paper and added to the base of my card and then added my Yupo witch to the front of it.
There we have it all done.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2018/10/31-days-of-halloween-day-1.html
Come join the fun here. You could win some rubber cash. And who wouldn't want that.

Monday, October 8, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 8

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!

Happy Haunting from Laurie with a spooky tag project for the Lost Coast Designs Halloween Blog Hop.

For this tag I used the R.I.P. stamp which really lends itself to transforming into a tag.
I stamped my image with black ink onto a piece of white paper that I had stenciled with some orange and yellow distress inks.  The background is pretty simple but I thought there was just enough color there to show through.  I cut out the image and mounted it to a piece of scripted scrap book paper.  I then tore around the edges of that and touched up the edges with black ink.  Final step was to tie a piece vintage crocheted ribbon around the top and secure a bone within the knot.

So this is really simple and would be fun to use for a Halloween gift or just as a Halloween greeting to a friend.  So get out your stamps and ink pads and let's see what kinds of spooky goodies you can create!  You just might win some free stamps!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

31 Days of Halloween Day 7

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!

Witches Skull

Hello all,

Most craft stores have paper mache' products that are really fun to paint and stamp on, like the skull below.  It was the perfect fit for a 31 Days of Halloween project!  As per the instructions below, stamping tissue paper is a great way to transfer images onto the curved and bumpy surfaces. 



Lost Coast Design Stamps:
 

Other Materials:
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween Adornments
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Acyclic Paint
  • Deco Art Metallics
  • Paper Mache' Skull
  • Witches hat
  • Leaves and Florals
  • Gesso
  • Deco Art DuraClear Matte Varnish
  • Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Instructions:
  1. Prep a paper mache' skull with a coat of gesso.
  2. Use acrylic paint to age and distress skull.
  3. Stamp Corner Swirls image onto tissue paper with Archival ink.  Stamp several images and cut out.
  4. Adhere the swirl stamped tissue pieces onto skull with a Matte Varnish.
  5. Use Metallic paint to add color and shine around the swirl images as well as on key areas skull to highlight.
  6. Seal skull with a coat of Matte Varnish.
  7. With Archival Ink, stamp a Bird image onto a piece of card stock (that you previously colored with acrylic paint) and seal with a layer of Matte Varnish. Cut out image.
  8. Arrange/adhere leaves, florals and stamped bird image on top of the witches hat.
  9. Embellish with metal spiders and dew drops.


 Link to 31 Days of Halloween Challenge

Hope you will join in and add your Spooky Project to 31 Days of Halloween Challenge!

Happy Days,
Lori


Saturday, October 6, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 6

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!

Welcome to today's eye candy for the 31 Days of Halloween!


This is my purple raven! It's hard to tell in the photos but the raven was embossed with black EP then painted with purple iridescent watercolor paint. It has a lovely shimmer IRL.



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Supplies:
Lost Coast Designs - Goth Raven
Imagine - VersaFine Clair, Embossing Powder
Kuretake Gansi Tambi Watercolors




Friday, October 5, 2018

31 Days of Halloween - Day 5

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 with some Halloween inspiration for our 31 Days of Halloween challenge.  I decided to play with Lost Coast Designs wickedly wonderful Evil Eye
Ooooh, wouldn't want to meet him on a dark night!!
I started with one of my shaving foam backgrounds I made the other day.  This is one of the last ones I made when the colours had all blurred together, but I thought it was good autumn colours.
Then I stamped with Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background with tangerine chalk ink.  Isn't that gorgeous!!  I once bought some handmade paper that had skeleton leaves embedded in it, called Buddha paper, but now I can stamp my own!!  So cool.
I added some red splats to the background using diluted acrylic paint.  I stamped Evil Eye on a piece of white card, embossed with black powder and fussy cut him.  I coloured with Promarkers and gel pens and added him to the panel. 

Thanks for visiting.  Don't forget to check the post below for our September winners.  It could be you!  But only if you entered the challenge!! 
 
For your chance to win some lost Coast Dollars link up your stamped Halloweeeny makes HERE