Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Green Angel

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 my friends!
Ink Stained Roni here...

I hope you're staying warm wherever you are.
Today to break out of the winter blahs I thought it would be fun to go green....

Monochromatic Green that is


I started off by stamping the winged angel using Verdant VersaFine Clair Ink; I then stamped "Beauty" with Memento Bamboo ink.  The background flourishes were stamped using Green Oasis VersaFine Clair Ink then spritzed with Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz.

I trimmed the angel, matted her on white cardstock, added a few gemstones and a bit of twine then pop dotted her onto the card base.  It's very sparklie IRL - wish you could see it.

Supplies:

Lost Coast Designs - Silhouette AngelMisc WordsLong Swirl


It's your turn to join in on the fun!
Good Luck Everyone!!

Monday, January 21, 2019

It's a Giveaway!!

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!!  We are having a giveaway on instagram just because we can LOL.  One lucky person will win $10 to spend on stamps at Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda just for liking the Lost Coast Designs instagram site and tagging a friend.  Tag more friends for more chances.  It's all being co-ordinated by the lovely Lori so hop over to her instagram page and join the fun.  1, 2, 3, GO!!

The lucky winner will be announced on the 5th February in our regular winners post!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Spring Bunny

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.  The current challenge is Silhouettes so I inked up the beautiful Rabbit With Flowers and made a spring card.  Well, we can dream can't we......

I started by stamping the word spring using Lost Coast Designs License Plate Alphabet and Mowed Lawn distress ink on my white hammered card base.
Then I used Carmen's Veranda Monkey Face and the Mowed Lawn distress ink to make a grassy border.  Rotate your monkey to get realistic looking grass.
I stamped Rabbit With Flowers using black archival ink on white card and fussy cut.  
I added the rabbit to the card then stamped it again and cut out three flowers, coloured them yellow and stuck them on.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-68-silhouettes.html

Hope you get the chance to stamp up a storm and join out Silhouette challenge.  Looking forward to seeing your makes.  The more players the bigger the prize so tell your friends and come and join the fun. Linky open until 5 to midnight on the 31st January. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Crackle Crow Card

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 quick card you can all make.
I started out with 2 colors of Distress Oxide ink in blue. I smooched them on a craft sheet, spritzed them with water and then smooched the paper into the colors. Dry the paper.
Then I took Raven with Tree Branches, stamped it with black ink and layered it on black cardstock.
So I had the left over black cardstock and I had this Tim Holtz tree branch die that I thought would work great with the Raven stamp.
I layered it with some sliver glitter paper to make it shimmer.
Mounted it on a white cardstock base and that is my quick card for you.
I hope you join in the fun with this Silhouette Challenge


https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-68-silhouettes.html

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #68 - SILHOUETTES

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 #68

SILHOUETTES

We want to see your stamped makes with silhouettes.

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!

Cathy made this cool card using Lost Coast Designs Silhouette Man with Cane 

Dot  made this pretty card using Grunge Flower Profile, ATC Text Set 1 and part of Carmen's Veranda Pets Live Longer sentiment.
 
 
Gail made a lovely card using Lost Coast Designs Dancer Silhouette and Yourba Adire background and the fab Carmen's Veranda sentiment Feel Fabulous


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


Monday, January 14, 2019

Exciting Things Are Just Around The Corner

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.
Today we would like to start by introducing our new teamster

DOT LEATHBRIDGE

Dot is joining us from Australia.   Here's what she has to say about herself,

Hi everyone, I'm Dot and I live in Geelong, Australia. My two boys are now all grown up and are beginning their own adventures which is exciting to see.
I started my crafting journey by going to a 'stamp party' when the kids were younger and was instantly hooked! I am a passionate stamper who loves to experiment and have fun with stamps. There are so many different ways to use them.
I've been on few design teams over the years along with the occasional chance to be published in magazines both in Australia and overseas. I now have my own shop, on Etsy, where I sell the stamps that I love, including Lost Coast Designs stamps.
Lost Coast Designs stamps have long been a favourite of mine. I love how unique and original they are, so different to any other stamps that are out there. They just make you smile every time you see them.

Welcome to the team Dot.  Over to you......

Hi, it's Dot here and I'm excited to share my first DT card with you today.
I had so much fun putting this card together and I hope you give it a go.
It's great to get back into the swing of crafting after the Christmas and New Year break.

This card is where the stamps do all the work, with only a little bit of masking involved.
Step x Step:
  • Stamp the Daisy Flourish onto your card. I've used Archival Jet Black. 
  • Paint over the flourish with masking fluid with a fine paint brush and let dry. It only takes a minute or two.
  • Ink up the Arches and Door with different shades of brown ink. Start with light brown first and then go to the darker browns so that you don't wreck your ink pads.
  • Clean any wet ink from your masked area and then lightly rub away the masking.
  • Because it is a large stamp I've taken the card to the stamp and carefully rubbed over the card. A little like when you are using a gelli-plate, keeping one hand on the card at all times so that it doesn't slip.
  • Stamp the 3 animals from the Isle of Aud set onto photocopy paper.  Again I've used Archival ink.  Cut out and edge lightly with Black Soot DI.
  • To finish, attach the animals to your background. Stamp the smallest puppy from Puppy 1 (Carri's Menagerie) into the doorway. Mat and layer your card onto coordinating card.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Doodle Flowers

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 New Year - Laurie here.  We start the new year off with a fun Anything Goes theme
for our first challenge.  This leaves you with lots and lots of possibilities for all kinds of projects and you get to make your own theme!

I made a series of ATC cards using the Sketchy Cone Flower and the Sketchy Lily Flower stamps, both to be found in the new section of the Lost Coast Designs rubber stamp catalogue.

I stamped my flowers onto some scraps of paper I had on hand that I had made using my Gelli Plate and some acrylic paints.  I chose red, orange, blue and yellow/green.  I used Staz On black ink for the stamping, then cut out the flower portion of each one.  

Next I stamped four different pieces of scrapbook paper with four of the ATC background stamps that can be found in the ATC section of Lost Coast Designs:  ATC Misc. 6 Set and the ATC Text Set 1 and cut them to fit the front of a standard ATC.  I edged each with black ink, then stamped the Cone and Lily flowers onto each background.  I then pasted my cut out flowers onto each of the four ATC cards.

The final step was to stamp Clear Stamp phrases with black ink onto white paper, cut out, and affix atop each flower as shown.  
And there you have four colorful and fun ATCs that you can use for swapping or gifting.
Please join our first challenge of 2019 and show us what fun stamped creations you can make!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Frosty Blue Hugs

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!

It's an "Anything Goes" challenge at the moment so I thought I'd share a little card that is quite timely in my neck of the woods...Frosty Blue Hugs!


Yes, it's been a bit breezy here in Indiana with our first snowfall of 2019 so I went with this fun mixed media card sending you Frosty Blue Hugs with this darling little snowbear.

The background was created by pouncing Memento Bahama Blue, Summer Sky and just a touch of Paris Dusk. I then spritzed the inks with Frost Sheer Shimmer Spritz to mix and add a bit of sparkle.  I pressed a cardstock panel into the ink mixture and set it aside to dry.

I then stamped both large and small snowflake stamps with VersaFine Clair in Paradise Blue, a few using Kaliedacolor Blue Breeze inkpad and Silver Delicata ink.


I then stamped the little bear with the VFC Paradise ink and water colored him with a variety of blues and a touch of red.  I added some black pen work and glitter to finish him off.  He was fussy cut, added to the snowflake panel and it was all affixed to a red card base.

It's your turn...have you created a card this year?
If so be sure to link it to our challenge for your chance to win!!

Good Luck Everyone!




Supplies:

Lost Coast Designs - Creepy Doll Teddy 1,
Snowflakes - Lg, 
Snowflakes - Sm

Imagine - Memento Ink,
Kaliedacolor - Blue Breeze,
VersaFineClair,
Delicata,
Sheer Shimmer Spritz
On Point Glue

Other - Glitter
Black Pen
Kuretake Gansi Tambi Watercolor
Niji Water Brush
Sentiment Diecuts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ink Watercoloing with TeeHee Pixie

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.

If you haven't checked out the Lost Coast Designs Hard Luck Pixie line then you are really missing out.  These are wonderful images available in 6 different Pixie designs.  I used the TeeHee Pixie on this card along with the Sketchy Rose and Little Diamonds images in the background.  Love this combination of stamps.  Step by steps are shown below.


Lost Coast Design Stamps used:


Instructions:








I hope you have enjoyed this project and will join us in the Anything Goes Challenge!
I would love to see your creations!

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-67-anything-goes-and-happy.html

Happy day!
Lori

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Opera Singing Brunhilda

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 Opera singing card.
 As I was making it all I was thinking of Looney Tunes cartoon with Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny and them singing the Opera. Tell me what you think if you see it.

I started out by stamping Brunhilda  and then making a mask for it. I colored her with my Copic markers and then I cut out the mask. 
Then I cut out some "grass" stencil from scrap cardstock and used my distress ink to color the grass. I also die cut a circle from that scrap and used my distress ink and made a moon. After I added the mask to Brunhilda  I stamped the pillars from the ATC shrine set. Colored them with Copic markers.

I finished the card by coloring the sky with some Copic markers. 
Come join the Anything Goes Challenge

Saturday, January 5, 2019

DECEMBER WINNER

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 WINNER of our December Challenge!

So many lovely Cold and Frosty creations.  We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects and it was so nice to see some 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 #66

Cold and Frosty

is

JANNET

with this pretty snowy scene

Congrats Jannet, you win a $10 gift certificate.  Please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the end of January 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 Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
 

Our current challenge is

ANYTHING GOES

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-67-anything-goes-and-happy.html

Link up your stamped anythings
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Monstrously Adorable

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 my first offering for the year and it's a monster!!  Well, actually it's two monsters, but they are just too cute!!!!  Have you seen the new Lost Coast Designs Creepy Dolls??  The team is in total agreement that mostly they aren't really creepy at all, but adorbs!!  Some were released in the autumn and then there was another batch just in time for Christmas.   Here's Frank and his best bud Werewolf outside Wolfy's Ancestral Home.
Adorable!!
I started with a panel of white card and the blue smudgy pattern is transfer from a stencil I had used on another project.  Waste ink not!  I cut the panel with a Stitch Rectangle die which I inked with Black Soot distress ink before cutting the panel.  This gave that nice wiggly frame.  Then I stamped the door from Lost Coast Designs Door and Window set using Memento London Fog ink for a subtle effect. 
Did I say Squuueeeee!! yet??  Love these dudes.  I stamped Frank and Werewold on white card with black Archival ink and fussy cut.  Werewolf was coloured with Promarkers and Frank with distress inks and gel pens.   Don't worry about the arm!!  Frank is really good at needlework!!!
I stamped and embossed the Carmen's Veranda Best Friends sentiment and added my little monsters, aranging the loose hand so it looked like Werewolf has really long arms when he puts his arm around your shoulders!!  Then I decided the proportions of the card were all wrong!!
I chopped off the sentiment, recut the top of the card doing the inked border thing again.  I cut out the sentiment and added it back in for a more bijou and cosy look. 
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/01/challenge-67-anything-goes-and-happy.html

Thanks for dropping by.
I hope you feel inspired to get your stamps out and play along with our Anything Goes challenge
There's a chance to win yourself some new stamps for the new year!! 
1, 2, 3, STAMP!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CHALLENGE #67 - ANYTHING GOES!!!! AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

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 to our blog, a new year and a new Challenge!!   Hope your Christmas and New Year festivities went well and Santa brought you lots of new crafty goodies.  Here's your chance to show us your newbies, oldies and favourites cos for the start of 2019 its

ANYTHING GOES!!!!


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.

CHALLENGE #67

ANYTHING GOES

It's Anything Goes with real stamping as the focus.  1, 2, 3, Stamp!!

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!

Laurie made this bright and fun card using a Lost Coast Designs Circus Dog and one of the new Carmen's Veranda sentiments, Wear a Cone.
 Lori made this fabulous art board collage using Lost Coast Designs 50's Girl, Joy words and Carmen's Veranda Who Ties Her Shoes sentiment.
Roni made this fun New Years card using the new Lost Coast Designs Carri's Menagerie Cat 2 and Snowflakes set.
So that's Happy New Year from everyone here at Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  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