Sunday, November 10, 2019

Day of the dead :Skeleton and Roses

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! Liesbeth here to show you a new inspiration example for our Challenge #87: Dia de los Muertos...Day of the Dead. Hope you joy the fun!


  This is how I made it: I stamped the ,Skeleton and roses' using black ink, onto a scrap of painted paper (just a left-over) and cut the print out. I coloured the skeleton with a white color pencil, and the roses with different colours of Skittles (and other glitter-glue). After drying I glued it on a yellow, pink and black card.


Hugs, Liesbeth XX




Friday, November 8, 2019

A Little Frida Skull n Bones

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!

Challenge #87 is Dia de los Muertos...Day of the Dead.

I was so inspired by one of Lost Coast Desings newest stamps - the Frida Skull that I created this card...


Isn't she great?  I started off by stamping the Skull & Bones background stamp from Carmen's Veranda with VersaMark ink onto a piece of black textured cardstock. It was then covered with Gold MBoss embossing powder then heat set. I love how the texture in the cardstock makes the image look old and distressed. It was trimmed and mounted on a red card base.


Then I stamped the new Frida Skull on a piece of white cardstock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink. It was colored with Schpirerr Farben colored pencils. She was fussy cut then mounted on the card using foam tape. The gold skull and bones background really makes the image pop don't you think?

Hope you like what I have shared today and you join in on the fun!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Day of the Dead Challege - Be brave

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 a card for the Day of the Dead challenge.  I love the vibrant colors and interesting images associated with the Day of the Dead.  So much fun!


Lost Coast Designs:



Other Supplies:
  • Water Resistant Ink
  • Dye based ink pads and markers
  • Shimmer spray
  • Metallic paint
  • White pen
  • Sticker phrase

Instructions:

1) Stamp the You are Art background onto card panel.


2) Stamp the Doodle Flower background onto the card panel.


3) Watercolor Doodle Flowers with dye based ink (apply ink to craft mat, add water and use as watercolor).


4) Stamp Skull Crown onto separate piece of white cardstock.


5) Color Skull Flower with dye based markers.


6) Spray the background panel and Skull Crown images with Shimmer spray.


7) Add metallic paint splatter to background.


8) Adhere background panel to card base.  Tie string around center of card and adhere Skull Crown image (after you have fussy cut the image).


9) Highlight skull with white pen and then adhere sticker phrase. 


I hope you will join us for the Day of the Dead Challenge.   Click below to go to the Day of the Dead blog post so that you can link up your project!




Happy day!
Lori

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

OCTOBER 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 October Challenges!

Wow!!  What a fabulous month.  We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects.  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

WINNER of CHALLENGE #85

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

is

Vivian Foo

with this spooktacular card
Congrats Vivian, you win a $10  gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #86

PETS

is

Fiona Whitehead

with these cute cats
Congrats Fiona, you win a $10 gift certificate

We also ran a little giveaway for someone who left comments on our 31 Days of Halloween posts.  Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave the team some love.
We used Mr Random and he picked a comment by

Susan Renshaw

Congrats Susan!!  You win Witch2 and a sentiment from Carmen's Veranda.

 Congratulations Vivian, Fiona and Susan!  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 (if applicable).  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 Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
 

Our current challenge is

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS


Link up your stamped Day of the Dead projects
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Grandma Likes Cake

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 Portal Peeps.  Gail here today with a little Dia De Los Muertos inspiration.
Day of the Dead is not something I personally celebrate, although the traditions behind it make a lot of sense.  In a busy, technologically driven world sometimes it important to reflect and remember.   And of course, here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity skeletons and flowers are all right any day.

For the background I used Lost Coast Designs Daffodils stamped in a rainbow of distress colours.  I cut the stamped panel with Stamplorations large and medium double stitch rectangle dies and inked the inside and outside edges with black ink.  I stamped and fussy cut Lost Coast Designs Day Of The Dead Woman, also colouring her with distress inks.  I stamped the sentiment from Party Words using Cactus Flower archival and added it to the card.
 
 I hope you've enjoyed my colourful project.  If you still have a few skeletons out of the closet then join the fun with our Dia De Los Muertos challenge for your chance to win Lost Coast Design dollars.

Friday, November 1, 2019

CHALLENGE #87 - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

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 Portal Peeps.  Wow, wasn't October SPOOKTACULAR!!!!
If you didn't get a chance to check out the amazing projects shared by the team then do scroll down and have a look.  I am leaving the commenting giveaway open for a few more days.  Anyone who comments on the 31 Days of Halloween posts is eligible.  Check the treat posts for details.

But wait, don't pack away your skeletons just yet!!
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 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 #87

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Anything Day of the Dead and don't forget
real clear or rubber stamping needs to be the focus of your project.

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.  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 made this colourful card featuring Lost Coast Designs Three Small Skulls and Sketchy Rose stamps.

Lori made this lovely card using Lost Coast Designs Three Small Skulls and Little Diamonds Background

Roni made this fun paper pieced card using
Lost Coast Designs new DOD Amor stamp


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

Challenge #87 - Dia De Los Muertos
November 1st - 14th. Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Thursday,
November 14th 23.59 PST.
All entries must be entered in our link up but your don't need a blog to win.  See our RULES page for more info

 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

31 Days of Halloween Day 31 - Beware!!

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 HALLOWEEN!!!

I hope you have enjoyed our spook filled month of the
31 Days of Halloween

and

our Pet Challenge!


My final piece for the month covers both...a little gore for Halloween and a kitty for the pets challenge.


This satisfied looking cat has a secret...can you guess what it is - or rather was - LOL!!



Have a Spook-tacular Day Friends!!



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

31 Days of Halloween Day #30

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 on All Hollows Eve....
I have a card for you.
Stamps Used:
Curtain Cat By KatzelKraft
Oz Witch
Stamped the  Curtain Cat By KatzelKraft on the front of the card. Add some Orange pattern paper to the side of it . Edge the paper with a black marker to finish the "curtain". Color the cat.
Stamp just the hat of the Oz Witch. Color and cut out. Add to top of cat.
Last add some stickers and bling and you are done.
Happy Halloween!
 Join the fun here
Pets challenge here

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

31 Days of Halloween - Day 29 - A wicked thing.

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 a Wicked Card for Day 29.  I hope you all are enjoying the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge.  Today's card features a blended background, layered stamping, and ephemera embellishments.


The Lost Coast Designs:

Other Supplies:
  • Pigemnt Ink
  • Permanent Ink
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Decorative Tag Die
  • Design Tape
  • Ephemera
Instructions:

1) Blend Pigment inks on to a card panel with a sponge.


2) Continue to blend, darker colors around edges.


3) Stamp Little Diamonds Background with Pigment ink.


4) Stamp Spider Web Background onto panel around edges of panel.


5) Stamp MRaven3 with permanent ink and add paint splatters to background.


6) Die cut Decorative Tag and stamp with Little Diamond Background.


7) Embellish with Washi tape and ephemera.


8) Adhere to card base.

Click on the badge below to join the challenge.


Happy Day!
Lori


Monday, October 28, 2019

31 Days of Halloween Day 28: Creepy classical ladies

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 everyone, Liesbeth here. My final entry for the 31 Days of Halloween... but still we have 6 days to go. Today I 'd like to share a card I made a while ago. I used the Classical Portraits for it... of course they are not meant to be Halloween stamps, well... I think they're a bit creepy! :-)
I also used the beautiful tulip with script and Flagstone Background.


I made a background with Distress Oxide ink and water and dried it. After that I stamped the tulip (?) using brown Oxide ink and sprayed some water to let the image run a bit. After drying I stamped the script and the Flagstone with black ink, and the Classical portraits on a seperate piece of cardstock. I cut out the portraits, coloured them with a bit of brown ink and a blending tool, and glued them onto the card.. 

We would love to invite you to join our 31 Days of Halloween challenge and to participate! See you soon!
Liesbeth XX

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

31 Days of Halloween: Day 27 - Good Dog

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!

Woo Hoo...
We're nearing the end of our month long celebration of Halloween.
Today I have a fun ATC card for you that works for both of our challenges...Halloween and Pets!


I had fun with this card...you know how much dogs love a good bone, well to keep up with the Halloween theme as well as the Pet Challenge I thought I'd give Fido several bones - human ones that is!  EEK!!!

I stamped the Dancing Skeletons onto a scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut the "choice bits" to give to fido.  I also stamped one of the dogs from the Circus Dogs Set of stamps onto white cardstock, colored him with a grey colored pencil and fussy cut him. I made a little slice in his mouth so he could hold one of the bones in his mouth.

I matted a piece of alcohol inked cardstock onto a black ATC base then added the bones in a pile and mounted the dog to the card using foam tape to pop him off the surface a bit.  I finished it off by matting and mounting the computer generated sentiment.

Have a spooktacular day friends!


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