Saturday, August 24, 2019

Just becuse

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 you today.
I have a simple and quick card for you all today.

Stamp Used: Cherry Blossom

These are the steps I did to make this card.
1. Get white cardstock, cut it smaller then the card base.
2. Stamp Cherry Blossom  in brown ink.
3. Grab a green marker and 2 different pinks and color the leaves green and the dots with the 2 different colors of pink.
4. Glue to front of pink card base.
5. Add word sticker.
Done. Quick right.
I think you could make these up in batches and have on hand when you need a card.

I hope you will join us in the wood challenge. You can enter here.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wood Challenge: The Evil Eye

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 from Laurie with a project for the current challenge:  Wood.  Lots you can do with this theme, but it might make you think!

I made a card here using the Grunge Tree background stamp and the Evil Eye stamp, both from Lost Coast Designs.

I began by creating a background, using a circle stencil and green and blue Distress inks.  I cut around the edges with some deckle-edged scissors and mounted my piece to a black background.

Next I stamped my image onto white card stock and began coloring it with Copic markers in shades of gray and brown, using yellow for the claws and eyes.  I added some Crackle Accents to the eyes and teeth to give them some shine and make the stand out.  I fussy cut my image and affixed it to the front of my card as shown below.  

So put on your thinking caps and see what creations you can make with the "Wood" theme.  We can't wait to see what you make, and you just might win some free stamps!!



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Through the Keyhole

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 peek through the Keyhole at Weeping Man.
Hmmmmm, seems that he spotted us!!
Since the current challenge theme is Wood I decided to stamp Carmen's Veranda Keyhole on woodgrain paper and emboss with gold powder.  I added some more colour using Promarkers and then I cut the center out of the keyhole.
I stamped Lost Coast Designs Weeping Man on white card with brown archival ink
and watercoloured with Brusho's.
Green hair??  Maybe that's what he's crying about??
I masked Weeping Man and stamped Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background.
I placed the Weeping Man panel behind the Keyhole panel and mounted it all on a dark brown base card.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-82-wood.html
Thanks for dropping by.
Don't forget to link up your stamped makes inspired by the word Wood for
your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Rustic Wood

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!

Ink Stained Roni here with a fun rustic card for our newest challenge... Wood!


I made a fancy fold card using Lost Coast Designs Trees Background and Carmen's Veranda All Who Wander sentiment and wood grained paper.


https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-82-wood.html
Join the fun and link up your stamped Wood inspired projects
for your chance to win Lost Coast dollars.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

CHALLENGE #82 - WOOD

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 #82

WOOD

Stamp on wood, use stamps with trees, pencils, or other items made of wood etc.
Please mention how you were inspired by the challenge theme if it isn't obvious and Rubber or Clear stamping should feature heavily on 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 fun woodland scene using Lost Coast Designs Trees Background and
Carri's Menagerie large Moose
  
Liesbeth made this stunning mini-book using wooden buttons as the cover!  Loads of stamps used here; Victoriana, Mini flying ladies set, Chess set, Lily flourish, Daisy flourish, 3 Flying Flower Girl Faces and Misc. words


Lori made this fabulous wood plaque using Lost Coast Designs Large Chickenwire Background, Joy Dictionary Background, More Bugz, Long Swirl, and Carmen's Veranda Discover

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 #82 -WOOD
August 15th - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Saturday, August 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

 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Anything Goes: Raven

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 from Laurie here in sunny California to all you Lost Coasters!  I hope you are having a wonderful summer, wherever you are.

I have another entry for the "Anything Goes" challenge.  I tried out a lot of different ideas for this one, but I had this cool background I wanted to use, and the Raven With Tree Branches stamp from Lost Coast Designs won out. 

I made this background using some astrological tissue paper I found online - really I loved the patterns on these papers.  I took a page from a vintage book and using matte medium I adhered my tissue paper to the book page.  I let it dry well then cut it into a square shape, trying to incorporate as much of the design as I could.  I edged it with black ink then mounted it to a torn edged piece of black card stock.

I stamped my Raven with black StayzOn ink onto another page from a vintage book and cut it out.  
That was a bit of a challenge, but slow goes it and it came out perfectly.  Using a glue stick I pasted the raven as shown and gave him a tiny black rhinestone for an eye.  I then sprinkled around a few matte silver star sequins for a finishing touch.

This one gets me in the mood for Halloween - can't wait!!  Please join us here on the Portal and submit your "Anything Goes" projects by the 14th of July for a chance to win some awesome free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Sketchy Birthday!

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 Friends!

As you know the current challenge is Anything Goes so I decided to play a bit with Imagine's Fireworks! Spray paired with Craft Plastic and this fun Sketchy Cone Flower....


I started off by spritzing my craft mat with Ivy Cottage, Bamboo Leaves and Gold Shimmer Spritz. I then dipped a piece of the Craft Plastic into the ink mix and heated to dry. I continued this process until I was happy with the look.

I stamped the Sketchy Cone Flower onto the Craft Plastic with Piano Black StazOn Pigment Ink.  I stamped the flower a second time onto white cardstock using VersaFine Clair Nocturne. The cardstock flower was colored using a variety of colored pencils, fussy cut and popped onto the Craft Plastic panel using double stick foam tape.



I matted the Craft Plastic piece with a bright turquoise cardstock and positioned it onto a white card panel. I then stamped the sentiment using Teal Zeal Memento Ink. This panel was then mounted onto a bright turquoise card blank.

Hope you've enjoyed my little card and join in on the fun for our



Lost Coast Design Stamps: Sketchy Cone Flower; Party Words

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Anything Goes Challenge: girl with a curl

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, Liesbeth here! For the Anything goes challenge I made this card with two wonderful background stamps and a beautiful womans face. Stamps I used:
Girl with a curl
Flagstone background
Daisy flourish


I pressed some pads of Distress Oxide ink direct onto the craft sheet, sprayed water and swiped a white square card through the ink. I repeated it a few times. I stamped the flagstones and the flourish using black StazOn ink , and I bleached some small flowers with bleach and a synthetic brush.  On a seperate piece of white cardstock I stamped the woman and coloured her with pencils.


HERE you will find all the information about our Anything Goes challenge (August 1st - 14th) hope you'll join!



https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-81-anything-goes.html

Liesbeth XX

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bee bag & 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!

Hello all you Lost Coast fans out there. Cathy here with a bag and tag for you today.
Stamp set used: Bugz set

I started out with a plain brown gift bag. I used a stencil that looked like a honey comb and some yellow distress ink and stenciled that all across the bottom of the bag.  Next I did the same thing in each of the corners.
Stamp the bee with black ink in the center of the bag. Then stamp the bee definition under the bee.
The bag is done.

Next it is tag time. Take the definition stamp and stamp it twice on the tag. Then use the same honey comb stencil and yellow distress ink all over the tag. Stamp bees in brown ink so the are not so prominent. Dye some ribbon to match the yellow that was used and tie it to the handle of the bag.
Your bag is done. I added some note paper I got. (that is what sparked my idea to make the bag.)
I hope you will join us in this anything goes challenge. You can enter here.

Monday, August 5, 2019

JULY 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 July Challenges and Fridafest blog hop!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects and 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 #79

CELEBRATE IT 

is

Karen Ladd 

with this fun red white and blue cupcake card

Congrats Karen, you win a $10  gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #80

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

is

Cornelia

with this monstrously cool card

Congrats Cornelia, you win a $10 gift certificate

We would also like to thank everyone who hopped around and left comments on our
Fridafest blog hop
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/07/lost-coast-designs-fridafest-blog-hop.html
We had a linky party as well and would like to thank everyone who took the time to create.  Unfortunately we didn't have enough entries to award the linky prize but the lucky blog hop winner is

Tonya Burke

Congrats Tonya, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Karen , Cornelia and Tonya!  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.  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

 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Use Stamp Press to create multi-color background with Little Diamond Background Stamp - Anything Goes

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 featuring the Chloe face stamp and a multi-colored background.  The background for this card was made with several stamped images from the Little Diamond Background stamp using a stamp press.


Lost Coast Design Stamps:
  • Chloe Face
  • Little Diamonds Backgrounds

Other Materials:
  • Dye based ink 
  • Double sided tape
  • Dew Drops
  • Saying sticker
  • Stamp press
  • Colored Pencils
Instructions:

1) Using a stamp press, ink sections of the Little Diamonds Background stamp and stamp cardstock panel.  Repeat, inking different sections with different ink colors.


2) Using the same ink colors, apply splatters.


3) Stamp Chloe Face image onto card panel.


4) Stamp Chloe Face on a different piece of cardstock and cut out.


5) Select saying sticker and adhere to card panel.


6) Embellish with Dew Drops.


7) Adhere panel for card base.


8) Add a bit of color to Chloe Face image (cut out element) and then adhere to card base (over previous stamped image) with double sided mounting tape.


I hope you will try out this stamp technique as well as join us for the Anything Goes Challenge, just click on the badge below!


Happy day!
Lori





Friday, August 2, 2019

Infinitely Weird

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 and it's Anything Goes!!!! 
Anything??
I blame my anything on the particularly warm weather we are experiencing.
Summers in Norway are not usually this warm.
Ice creams and brain cells are melting away.
It's too warm for ducks and reindeer.
But reinducks are having a ball.
Stay Weird!!  Yes, indeed.  Maybe it should have been stay cool!!!!
OK, so I grabbed Carmen's Veranda Duck and Reindeer Doll, stamped, coloured, fussy cut.  Cut a bit more.  Lost and found a head, some arms and legs, glued and declared it a thing.
I stamped Fourth Dimension using Bluebird archival ink and cut a panel of blue card with a stitch rectangle die and Sizzix Splat die.
I put Fourth Dimension behind the splat panel, added my Reinduck, stamped Carmen's Veranda Stay Weird words and mounted it all on a dark blue base.
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/08/challenge-81-anything-goes.html
Join the fun with your stamped Anythings for a chance to win
Lost Coast $$$$$!!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

CHALLENGE #81 - ANYTHING GOES

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 August and 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 #81

ANYTHING GOES


It's Anything Goes, but don't forget real Rubber or Clear stamping must be the focus of your project for it to have a chance at the prize.

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 has got her spook on with this cool card using Carmen's Veranda Flying Skulls

Laurie made this beautifully card using Lost Coast Designs Mannequins set

Roni made this gorgeous card using Lost Coast Designs Steampunk Bicycle Lady, Carmen's Veranda Grunge Black Swirl

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 #81 - Anything Goes
August 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Wednesday, August 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