Monday, October 1, 2018


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 to welcome you to Lost Coast Designs 31 Days of Halloween celebration.

Tis the most wonderful time of the year and every day this month the team will be sharing frightful, bootiful, quirky and mayhaps even cute Halloweeny inspiration for your ghoulish delight. 



Link up your stamped Halloween inspired makes for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars!!
This challenge is open all month so plenty of time to join the fun.

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.


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! 

I am kicking off the show and decided to let Taurus out of his box.
Oooh, what a gorgeous beast he is.  All ready for a bit of October Mayhem.
I started with a royal purple base card that I cut with Stamplorations Stitched Rectangle die.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Pondscum background and embossed with Zing Leaf embossing powder.  The Zing powders are opaque and gave excellent coverage on my dark background.  Then I stamped Lost Coast Designs Drips top and bottom and embossed with Zing Metallic Red powder. 
I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Taurus and gave him a watercolour wash of Stormy Sky distress ink.  I added silver and gold Pilot marker to his hooves and horns and some gel pen highlights for eyes, fingernails and fangs.
I stuck him on the drippy Pondscum background and added a few die cut bats.  He's ready!!  Are you??

Now it's your turn.  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 inspiration every day this month so check back and join the fun.

Happy Stamping!
Challenge Host


Susan Renshaw said...

Great to be sharing in your 31DOH! Love this project Gail...fab background and love Taurus!!

ionabunny said...

Thanks Susan. Lovely to have you with us. Taurus rocks doesn't he!! Hugz

Lyneen said...

THe background is amazingly spooky! You Taurus looks super evil!!! AWESOME card. Thanks for sharing!

ionabunny said...

Thanks Lyneen. Taurus is such a cool stamp. Thanks for joining the fun. Hugz

Denise Bryant said...

Great background! Love the textures and colors! Taurus is fierce!

Lori said...

A perfectly spooky start to the 31 Days of Halloween, Gail.

Willy de Bruijne said...

Beautifull! Love it.

Craftyfield said...

I love the look of the embossing on the background and your Taurus looks fierce the way you coloured him! I'm not a great fan of Halloween but who knows I might get around to make something suitable for this challenge!

ike said...

Oh wow - that is stunning. LUV the Taurus bull.... he's my start sign - and your background is superb xxx