Sunday, December 8, 2019

In the Deep Midwinter: snowy city

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. It's December already.. and time for the Deep Midwinter challenge. I hope to inspire you with this card of a snowy city. Here in Holland we don't have any snow yet, I hope it comes this winter, there's much time left!


 I started with stamping the Small Cityscape on a blue card using Versamark ink, and heat-embossed it with white glittery embossing powder. I torn the edges and stamped (just) the stars from Cracked Grass and Sky with white ink. On a bigger piece of white cardstock I stamped fragments of Grunge Tree  and several times one of the snowflakes from the Large Snowflake set, both  with Distress ink Chipped Sapphire, at the edges. With a blending tool I added a bit of that same ink at the edges. I glued the city onto the background and glued everything onto a even bigger white card.
Hope to see your Midwintery creations!



Liesbeth XX

Thursday, December 5, 2019

NOVEMBER 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!

Hello Portal Peeps.
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our November Challenges!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects and it was so nice to see some 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 only had two entries for the Day of the Dead challenge so the team selection is

WINNER of CHALLENGE #87

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

is

Carole J

with her beautiful card featuring Lost Coast Designs Day of the Dead Angel

Congrats Carole. 
Please take the challenge winners badge for you blog

A few more entries for the masculine challenge and
Mr Random picked the winner

WINNER of CHALLENGE #88

FOR THE MEN

is

Marion

with this wonderful tribute to Charlie Chaplin using Carmen's Veranda
Charlie Chaplin stamp

Congrats Marion, you win a $5 gift certificate

 Congratulations Carole and Marion!
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.
 

Marion 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!


We are just having one challenge in December

In The Deep Midwinter

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2019/12/challenge-89-in-deep-midwinter.html

Link up your stamped winter inspired projects
 for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Plaid Santa - Days in the Deep Midwinter 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 all,

Lori here, rockin' Carmen's Veranda Plaid Santa with a Merry Christmas to you.  The Grunge Tree made the perfect snowy background for this frosty Santa card.  


Lost Coast Designs
Other Supplies
  • White Gesso
  • Pigment Ink
  • Gelatos
  • Merry Christmas rub-ons
Instructions:

1) Apply a water wash to a watercolor panel with Gelatos.


2)  Add white paint splatters to watercolor background and then stamp Grunge Tree with Permanent Ink.


3) Create snow effect by applying White Gesso to tree with paint brush. 


4) Stamp Plaid Pant Santa with permanent ink and then watercolor with Gelatos.


5) Edge card base with black ink and then adhere trimmed watercolor panel.


6) Adhere trimmed Plaid Pant Santa to card base.  Apply rub-on Merry Christmas.


I hope you enjoyed this project and will join in this week's challenge.  We would love to see your Winter Creations!



Happy Day!
Lori



Sunday, December 1, 2019

CHALLENGE #89 - IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER

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.  December is a busy month for most of us and we will be having just one challenge this month, so the team can relax a bit and that also gives you a bit more time to play along.  We will be announcing the November 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.

So here's our new Challenge!

CHALLENGE #89

IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER


Share any type of stamped make with a wintery theme.
Please use real rubber and/or clear stamping and the theme as the focus of your project.
A little stamped sentiment is not sufficient to qualify you for the prize and your entry may be deleted.

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 merry elf tag using Carmen's Veranda Elf With Star and Lost Coast Designs Small Snowflake Set

Lori made this beautiful snowy card using Lost Coast Designs Large Snowflake Set

Roni made this grumpy fairy card using Lost Coast Designs Lucy HLP, Large Snowflake Set, Small Snowflake Set and Carmen's Veranda Grunge Black Swirl

We have our Black Friday deals running until tomorrow so don't forget to hop over to the
Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda sites and shop!!!
There are new stamps at both stores so don't forget to take a look at those!

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 #89 - In The Deep Midwinter
December 1st - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, December 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