Tuesday, July 30, 2019

New Design Team Member - Liesbeth Fidder-de Vos

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 and I am so excited to be introducing our amazing new design team member

Liesbeth Fidder-de Vos

 

Hello everyone! I am Liesbeth, 54 years old, and my husband Henk and I live in Emmen, a small nice city in the north of the Netherlands. We have two wonderful, grown up children: Lotte (30) and Lars (28). I have (too) many hobbies 😉  : music, visiting pop/rock concerts, art, cooking, history, hiking, walking, reading, knitting and everything arts/crafts. My job is teaching workshops (rubber stamping and mixed media techniques) here in Holland and abroad. I am/was on various design teams, worked in a great stamp store (Art Journey), was published in magazines and wrote two books about rubber stamping techniques (In Dutch and Finnish language). I was very thrilled Linda asked me to join the Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda design team.  Lost Coast Designs has always been one of my favourite brands! Love them so much! Looking forward to work with the other members and I hope to inspire you by showing my work!

Email: lieskast@hotmail.com
Blog: Liesbeths Arts&Crafts
Facebook: liesbeth.fidderdevos
Instagram: liesbeth_fidder
Pinterest: Liesbeth Fidder-de Vos

Here's some gorgeous tags Liesbeth has made using the current challenge theme of Christmas in July




Aren't they amazing!!

There is still time to join up your stamped Christmas In July makes and also comment on our Fridafest blog hop posts or link up your Frida inspired makes for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/lost-coast-designs-fridafest-blog-hop.htmlhttps://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-80-christmas-in-july.html

Liesbeth and the rest of the team will be back in August with more challenges and inspiration.  See you then!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Upcycle Wallcovering samples for Card Making - Christmas in July Challenge #80

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 project for the Christmas in July challenge.  This card shows how neutral colors can be a good choice for Christmas cards.  The project also includes upcycling (the use and transformation of old, discarded, and/or useless materials into art); the background and snowflake were both created from discarded Wallcovering samples.   Check out the Quick Tips Mixed Media video below for the step by steps.

Lost Coast Designs:

  • Georges & Lewis
  • Large Snowflake set

Other materials:

White permanent ink
Champagne metallic pigment ink
Saying sticker
Wallpaper samples 
Snowflake Die
Ribbon
Double sided mounting tape
Taupe card stock

Quick Tips Mixed Media Video




I hope you enjoyed this project and will join in on the Christmas in July challenge by linking your creations to the Challenge Blog post.


Happy day!
Lori


Friday, July 26, 2019

Christmas in July with the Angels

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 everyone,
thank you so much for stopping by.

Today I'm sharing a Christmas card with you,
because, seriously, we all need ideas as Chrissy gets closer.

This card uses the Herald Angels stamp.


Have you got your cuppa ready while I step you through how this was made?
Here we go ...

Step 1: Using your trusty old credit card, swipe some paint across your card.  The flatter your card as you use it, then the more rustic your background will look. I've used DecoArt paints.


Step 2: Stamp your image onto tissue paper and dry it with a heat tool.




Step 3:  Remove excess tissue paper from around your image. I use a water brush and gently pull the tissue paper apart.  Turn the tissue paper over and colour in some of the image.  You can see from the photo above that it doesn't need to be as arty as if you were painting on top of something.  The main thing is that you stay within the lines.  Oh, and from experience, dry the paint before turning it over and checking how it is coming along.  Wet paint will mark tissue paper easily and it wont come off.

Step 4:  Attach your dried tissue paper to your background with a gel medium.

Step 5:  Finger painting! I added a little extra white paint to a couple of corners with my fingers.  I had an idea to add a little Chrissy stenciling to the corners. 

Step 6:  I used a mini blender and archival ink to add some stenciling to the corners.  The stencil I used had a few bits on it so a little washi tape was added to make sure there wasn't any unwanted stenciling.

To finish:  Edge it with some archival ink.  Splatter a little white paint. Mat and layer it onto card stock.  


This is a beautiful stamp to use.  It's big enough to make a whole card with.
Tissue paper is one of my favourite techniques to use.  I hope that you decide to give it a go. 
And that you have been inspired to play.

Lost Coast Designs have a challenge called
Christmas In July
here on the blog or over on the fb fan page.

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/challenge-80-christmas-in-july.html

There is still time to join in and be in the drawn to win a fabulous prize from
Lost Coast Designs

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Christmas In July Challenge: Dear Santa

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!

Laurie here and oh how fun it was to dig out my Christmas stamps and supplies in the middle of July!  I love making Christmas projects so this was a really fun theme for me - hope you will jump in as well and get a little holiday spirit in the summer!

I made a card for this project using the 50's Girl stamp from Lost Coast and the Dear Santa clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  My base is a piece of scrapbook paper that came in a 6X6 pack.  I cut it down to size and edged it with red ink.  

I stamped my 50's gal with black ink onto white card stock and cut her out.  I then stamped her again onto green paper then cut out the checkered parts of her dress and affixed those parts atop my original stamped image.  I colored her skin with Copic markers and added some red rhinestones to the buttons down the front of her dress.  I then cut out a Santa hat and perched it atop her head.

Next I stamped my sentiment onto white paper with black ink and cut it out.  I edged it with black ink and positioned it in the left corner of the card front.  I attached my 50's gal atop that so it appears she is perched on the edge.  I added some red foil trim and an ornament sticker as shown.  

Voila!  Christmas in July!  Please join us here on the Portal and share your Christmas creations!



Saturday, July 20, 2019

Meowy Christmas to You!

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 Friends...
Our current challenge is Christmas In July...
Roni here with a fun creation to help inspire you to get your holiday on...


This card was created by stamping on a single sheet of white cardstock which was then mounted onto a green card base. I started off by stamping the Large Peek a Book Kitty in the center of the bottom portion of the panel with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.  It was then colored with a combination of colored pencils and alcohol markers.

Next I stamped the Daisy Flourish along the top and sides of the panel using Verdant, Green Oasis and Rain Forest VersaFine Clair inks.  I colored the Daisy in with Lady Bug Dual Tip Memento marker turning the daisy into a Christmas-y looking flower. A bit of glitter was added to the center of each flower.

To finish off the panel I stamped Merry Christmas and changed it to Meowy Christmas and inked up the rest of the card with Paradise ink.

A better look at the kitty...

Hope you all decide to join in on the fun!!

Stamps:

Carmen's Veranda: Peek A Boo Kitty
Lost Coast Designs: Daisy Flourish, Party Words

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Christmas in July Tag

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 Christmas tag for you today.
I got my inspiration from some YouTube videos people are doing to celebrate Christmas in July. The one I made my tag was one using up the scrap you have left over from making cards.
Stamps Used:
Small snowflake set
Megan's Christmas bird

 So I started out with the red piece of paper on the bottom of this tag. It is the flip side from the paper I used to my make a card to start this challenge.
Here it is.

First cut the red paper with a die tag. (on the bottom of the tag die so it will fit perfectly on the bottom of the tag.)
Next take some green paper and cut out the whole tag shape. Stamp some of the Small snowflake set on the tag with black ink.
Glue the red paper to the green tag and edge with red ink. Set aside.
Die cut a doily from white cardstock and glue it off the side of tag. Die cut the word joy out of white cardstock 3 times and layer on top of each other. Then die cut it once out of black cardstock and layer on top. Glue on the bottom of tag,

 Stamp Megan's Christmas bird on a separate white cardstock. Color with Copic markers just the bird. Cut out and add foam tape to the back to make it stand out. Add to tag.
Lastly add ribbon to the top and some embellishments to the tag. 
I must say this is a great way to use up your paper scraps you have. 
Come join in the Christmas in July challenge here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Quick and Easy Angel Card and Sponsoring the Christmas Kickstart Challenge

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.  It's Christmas In July here at the Portal.  I love any excuse for a party so Christmas rates high in my book.  I have made a really quick and easy card, cos that's what we need when the silly season comes around.....
 I used Carmen's Veranda Quilted Wing Angel and words from Lost Coast Designs Misc. Words set.
I cut my card base from a piece of patterned card using a stitch die.  I stamped the angel and the words using black archival ink.
I stamped the head and body of the angel again on a scrap of white card and fussy cut.  I coloured the wings, face and wood bits with promarkers and then added irridecent glitter to the dress.  Hope you can see the sparkle!  'Tis very pretty.
Link up your stamped Christmas makes for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.

For another chance to win......

Lost Coast Designs is proudly sponsoring the
Christmas Kickstart Challenge
https://christmaskickstartchallenge.blogspot.com/
The theme is Festive Things With Wings!!
So if your stamped Christmas make also features a thing with wings
then you can add your link to both challenges!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Monday, July 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #80 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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!!  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 #80

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Yes, it's Christmas!!
Get you jingle on and link up your stamped Christmas makes for a chance to win
Lost Coast Designs dollars!!
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 lovely card using Lost Coast Designs Megan's Christmas Bird
Gail made this fun card using Carmen's Veranda Snow Cowboy and Southwest Town, and the Peace dictionary words from Lost Coast Designs 

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

Challenge #80 - Christmas In July!
July 15th - 31st 
Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Wednesday, July 31st 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

 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

"Celebrate It" Birthday Card - Using mask to stamp overlapping images

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 Birthday card for the  "Celebrate It" challenge  This project features a quick masking technique over a roughly colored background.  It's a fun and quick way to create an interesting mixed media look to your next card.




Lost Coast Designs:

Other supplies:
  • Gelatos
  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock
  • Black ink (watercolor friendly)
  • Gold Pigment Ink
  • Chalk Ink
  • Saying Stickers
  • Metallic craft spray

Instructions:


1) Apply Gelato colors directly to watercolor paper.


2) Blend with water.


3) Add gold splatters.


4) Stamp Beauty script with chalk ink.


5) Stamp Sketchy Rose with permanent black ink.


6) Apply mask and repeat on both sides of center rose image.


7) Keep mask in place and stamp leaf images.


8) Spray with metallic gold craft spray.


9) Add black splatters.


10) Edge panel with gold pigment ink.


11) Apply saying sticker.


12) Adhere to card base and edge card base with gold pigment ink.


Done!



I hope you enjoyed this project and will join in on the Let's Celebrate Challenge!



Happy day!
Lori









Friday, July 12, 2019

Yippie....Let's Celebrate!

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 Friday Friends!!
Woo Hoo...it's almost the weekend and you know what that means....time to celebrate!

Ink Stained Roni here...


Did you know that our current challenge is Celebrate It!!!? 
Well it is and that means you can celebrate any ol' thing you want!

I have decided to do a bit of celebrating with granny in her pj's - LOL!!


I colored her in with colored pencils and mounted her on a fun embossed background of Rinea Foiled Paper. It really makes the image pop don't you think?


Be sure to enter your creation on the linky before the 15th for your chance to win!
Good Luck Friends....Party On!!!

Lost Coast Design Stamps: Party On; Party Words
Rinea Foiled Paper - Violet/Gold Glossy
Black Widow Colored Pencils
Imagine - VersaFine Clair Nocturne
MFT - Dies 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Let's Celebrate: Birthday Chi chi

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 with another project for the "Let's Celebrate" challenge going on here on the Portal right now.  This one runs until the 14th of this month so you still have time to make something fabulously celebratory to enter for a chance to win some free stamps.  And we love to see what you all are creating!

For this birthday card I used the  Queen of Everything clear stamp, the Coffee Chihuahua Katzelkraft stamp from Lost Coast Designs, and the smallest butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Set at Lost Coast.

I created my background using Oxide Distress Inks on watercolor paper.  I stenciled my ink colors onto the paper then spritzed it generously with water, let it run a bit, then set it with a heat gun.  I stamped the butterfly randomly with black ink and also edged the panel in black.  

I then stamped my little Chihuahua onto white paper with black ink and cut him out.  I colored him with Copic Sketch markers and added some gold pen to the spikes on his red collar.
I positioned him on my card front then stamped my sentiment onto a white square with black ink.  I trimmed it down to size, edged it with black, and positioned it so my little Chi chi is holding it up and glued both down.  Final step was to layer this with a white panel and you've got a fun birthday card for any dog lover!

Come celebrate with us at the Lost Coast Portal and share your creations!!


Monday, July 8, 2019

Halloween Celebrate it

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 Halloween celebrate it card.
Of Corse right.

Stamp Used: Witch2

I started out with my first ever gelli print. I did not blend it well so I'm using it today for a background.
I used a red/orange for the top and a yellow for the bottom. ( hence the scrap from Freidafest I used in day 2) Splattered Nuance powers that I made into a liquid first on the gelli plate then I pulled the print.
Next I die cut out a tree and fence from paper. Paint the fence with some gray and brown to make it look old.
Make the moon by using a mask of a circle and blending out some black ink from the center. Color in with yellow Copic and then add sparkle. You can't see it in the photo but it is there.
 Next stamp Witch2 were you want here. Stamp again on white cardstock and color with Copic and cut out.  Add your cut out witch to cover right where you stamped it out on the front. Now to add your die cuts you have.
I drew on some grass on the grass part of it.

Happy Halloween 

Don't forget to add your Celebrate it to the challenge here.
Can't wait to see what you share.