Sunday, September 20, 2020

Be....ATCoins

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 some ATCoins

Stamps used:

I started out with the leftovers from my card I made for the start of the new challenge. I used pieces of calligraphy  and ATC set 6 and some blue ink. I stamped randomly over white cardstock. When I was cleaning my stamps off with a baby wipe I had a lot of ink on it and I smeared it all over it to give the paper a blue wash. I was going for a blueprint feel for it.
I made a card with the paper. I hade some left on my table so I cut out 3 ATCoins with the left over paper. 
Next I took some stamps from  Fortune of men set and stamped them on the ATCoins. I edged the ATCoins with black ink to match my stamped men from Fortune of men set.
Lastly I took some words stickers and added them to the ATCoins. 

I hope you will join the challenge here.



Also the sale is still going on.25% off. Go check it out.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A jukebox for a mancave.

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 everybody, Riet here. I made this arrow card for the mancave challenge.
 
Jukebox, http://www.carmensveranda.com/mancave.html
 
Cardboard arrow
Moddeling paste
Black acrylic paint
Rust colored acrylic paint
Viva Decor inkagold, Ice blue
Distress oxide spekled egg
Distress oxide black soot

 

I drew a large arrow from a piece of cardboard for the background.  

With a diamond plate stencil and modeling paste on the cardboard.

After drying for a while, I painted it black with acrylic paint.

After that I just hit the top with a sponge and inkagold Ice blue so only the diamonds are touched by the spunge.

With some rust-colored paint that I diluted with water,

I made some rusty spots here and there.

I sponged the small arrow with distress oxide speckled egg and with Distress oxide black soot I made some stains on it.

With a marker I wrote "man cave" on it.

I added a bit of black to the edge of the small arrow.

I colored the jukebox with markers.

And I did the tubes of the jukebox in Fluor colors.

I attached the small arrow and jukebox with 3d tape so that they are slightly higher.

 Well this was the explanation for the Man cave card.

Now come on over and show us your take on the mancave challenge.

We love to see your gorgeus cards and makes.






 

Dont forget to read the challenge rules.

And all have a nice day.

 

 


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Coffee with Dali

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.
Thanks to everyone who enter out Ladies Night challenge.  We really appreciate your support.
For the last part of the month we are going to turn our sights to the men.
Link up your stamped masculine makes for a chance to win.  The team are busy filling the blog with fabulous inspiration and here's my take on The Man Cave challenge...
I've used Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background and Travel Quotes and
Carmen's Veranda Salvador Dali stamp.
 

I stamped Salvador Dali on a scrap of kraft card with black archival ink, masked and stamped the leaves background with carnation archival.
I cut using Stamplorations cup die and added some white gel pen highlights.  I used a red Promarker to edge the die cut, and later I also went round with a black Promarker.


I stamped the leaves background with dandelion archival on glossy white card, just cos it was the first piece of white I found, and sometimes you gotta try these things......


 I left a white border when I cut the panel and edged with yellow and orange Promarker.  I used the cup die and cut some black craft foam to give the cup a bit more dimension.  I used the TRAVEL and WANDERLUST stamps from the travel quotes set and brown archival and stamped them randomly around the background.  Then I stamped the sentiment, also from the travel quotes set and added it to the card.

'Try everything once, then try it again somewhere else'
 
Thanks for visiting.  Don't forget to link up your masculine makes for a chance to win.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CHALLENGE #107 - THE MAN CAVE

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 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 #107

THE MAN CAVE


We are going to use the last weeks of September to celebrate men.  
Please include men or male themed images on your stamped anything.
Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped sentiment in a sea of die cuts or digi images will not qualify to win the prize and you may be deleted!!!!  Bwahahhaaahaha.

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 fabulous card using Lost Coast Designs Weeping Man, ATC Set 6, Pieces of Calligraphy and Carmen's Veranda Typewriter
  
Liesbeth made this wonderful card using Lost Coast Designs 3 Waiters, Pieces of Calligraphy and Party Words and Carmen's Veranda Ironwork Wall


Roni used Lost Coast Designs Misc Words, Steampunk Flier, and Up Close & Personal
to make this gorgeous card.


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 30th 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 #107 - The Man Cave
September 15th - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Wednesday, September 30th 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, September 13, 2020

Ladies night: winged woman.

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, the final Ladies Night blogpost already for our challenge! It's an oldie, but I think it fits perfectly for this theme...oh how I love this stamp! I made the background, and I stamped the flourish both using Distress Oxide inks.I stamped the woman with Black StazOn and masked her, and I stamped the text. With some bleach I highlighted the womans skin and I finished with colour pencils and glitter glue.
There's still a little bit of time to join in, tomorrow a new great challenge starts! 😀




Liesbeth XX


Saturday, September 12, 2020

Lady's night, what a fun 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!

Its a mixed media card from Riet.

#106 Lady’s night

Stamps I used. 

Distress oxide- speckled egg-dusty concord-antique linen.
NeocolorII - 010 yellow-100 purple violet­-099 aubergine-729 dark green
White Gesso
Modelingpaste
Paperlace
Chipboard
Sizzix bigs die, border.
Chipboard heart
Little pieces printed paper
White an black acrylic paint.
Gleu
Versa magic eggplant

 Hello Lady’s, this is our theme, Lady’s night.

This time I took a completely different path. 
Mixed media is not my thing, but I really enjoy trying new things. 
So I started to paste the papers with glue. 


Then applied the gesso diluted with water. 
.I die cut the chipboard strip with the sizzix border.
Made the swirl with modeling paste and a mask/stencil


I also did that on the strip of chipboard. 




 
With the oxides I applied color to the paper, the modeling paste and the chipboard. 
Colored the edges of the torn paper with the neocolor II, 
stamped the text and showgirls with the Versa magic eggplant. 
Glued everything on and splattered white and black paint.
Hope you enjoyd it. 
If you like you can come over and join our challenge.
You are so welcome.








Thursday, September 10, 2020

Ladies' Night: Coat Lady

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 "Ladies' Night" challenge going on through the 14th of September.  I have another card for this one using the  Coat Lady stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Bottom of Wine Bottle clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I have had this Gelli print in my box of prints for a long time and have never used it.  I never seemed to find the right project - until today!  I made this during a day long class I took, and I know it was an example of letting paints build up on your plate and not cleaning after each print.  

I stamped my Coat Lady with black ink onto white paper and cut her out.  I added a little color to her face, hat and clothing with some Copic Sketch Markers.  I cut my background piece into a 
long-ish shape and layered it with a white panel.  Coat Lady got attached at the bottom of the panel, and my stamped sentiment at the top, using foam tape for both.

So come join the fun here on the Portal and show us your Ladies' Night Out!  You just could win some free stamps!!



Monday, September 7, 2020

Beauty vs. Sarcasm

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!

We've got such a fun challenge going on at the moment... #106 - Ladies Night!


I decided to have some fun with this as you can see!  Sort of self explanatory don't you think?  LOL!!

Well it was created by stamping the Tea Party  directly onto the panel. I then stamped several images from the Pieces of Calligraphy set around the tea party ladies.  Waiting for Mr.Right was stamped on a piece of white cardstock then fussy cut and affixed to the panel.  The sentiment is a combination of a few elements. I used the words "Diva" and "Wisdom" from the Misc. Words set, hand wrote the 101 and Sarcasm clear sentiment from Carmen's Veranda.


This panel was colored using various art crayons, the sentiments affixed to the card and it was finished off with sequins from Sparkle Blends.


Hope this little card inspires you to join in on our challenge....

#106 - Ladies Night 

Image may contain: 3 people, text that says 'Ladies Night Challenge Lost Coast Designs & Carmen's Veranda'

Supplies:


Carmens Veranda - Tea Party, Sarcasm Sentiment

Sparkle Blends - Limited Edition Sequins Mix

Marabu - Art Crayons




Sunday, September 6, 2020

I know

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 fun card for you today.
Stamps Used:

I started out with some watercolor paper and I used some Lindy's sprays to make the background. 
I sprayed them on a craft mat and added water so they were not so intense of  color. I heat set in-between colors. Set aside to work on main image.
Stamp  Raven Queen on white cardstock and colored with copic markers and cut out. Some areas were to small to cut out so I just colored them with one of the sprays. 
Next I stamped Crows border on the bottom of the watercolor piece. Then I stamped Pieces of calligraphy  in blue ink randomly over the background. 
Glue Raven Queen in middle add some sequence and a saying sticker and you are done. 
You can join in the fun challenge here.

Also the sale is still going on. 25% off. Check it out.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

AUGUST 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!
 
Welcome Portal Peeps!!!
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our August Challenges!

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 #104

LET'S GO VEGETARIAN 

is

Cari Woodmansee Jacobsen

with this lovely quirky card entered on fb using 
Lost Coast Designs Thin Dancer

Congrats Cari, you win a $5 gift certificate
 


WINNER of CHALLENGE #105

ANYTHING GOES

is

Susan Renshaw

with these fabulous art journal pages, one of which
uses one of Lost Coast Designs Mayan Heiroglyph stamps

Congrats Susan, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Cari 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.  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

LADIES NIGHT


Link up your stamped projects featuring at least one lady
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ladies night: Two ladies (+ tutorial)

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 with two nice ladies. Hope you will join our Ladies night Challenge!
I'dd love to show you one of my favourite techniques...it's so simple and easy ...with a great effect I think!😀


Click here to see the stamps I used: Frida 3, Daisy flourish and Cracked face Square.



I used Chromolux, a very very glossy cardstock, but every glossy paper will work.(The white spots is the window in my studio...this paper is like mirror..) I sponged some nice overlapping coloured areas . I started with Distress ink Wild Honey. The second was Picked Raspberry and the third was Salty Ocean. I also tapped a bit with the blendingtool to add even more colour.

I finished the background with some Chipped Sapphire here and there and at the edges. Let dry well.

I stamped the ladies by using StazOn Jet Black. Be careful, the paper is very slippery...

I stamped the flourish onto the edge a several times to create a frame. I used StazOn again.

I applied some ,make-up' onto the face of the square woman using a q-tip and some Distress ink. Eyeshadow, blush and lipstick.😘 I also painted the flowers with glitter pens , pink and yellow. I finished the cards by sponging the edges with StazOn. Ready to mat them onto colourful cardstock! 
Have fun!




Liesbeth XX




Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Nicey Nicey Pumpkin Spicey

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 quick and easy make for our Ladies Night challenge.  Oops, nearly wrote Ladies of the Night!!!!  That would have put a whole different spin on it wouldn't it BWahahahaahahahahaaaaaa.  But actually, maybe she is, just in her party wear..........

I used a black base card and stamped Lost Coast Designs Let's Celebrate and embossed with silver powder.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Oz Witch on white card, coloured her all pumpkin spicey using distress markers and fussy cut her.  Stick her in place and we are ready to parteeeeeee!!!!  

Join the Ladies Night challenge with your stamped anythings featuring
at least one lady for a chance to win. 


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CHALLENGE #106 - LADIES NIGHT

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 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 #106

LADIES NIGHT

Share your stamped makes featuring a lady or two or three!
Real rubber or clear stamping and the theme must be the focus of your project.  A small stamped sentiment in a sea of die cuts or digi images will not qualify to win the prize and you may be deleted!!!!  Bwahahhaaahaha.

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 gorgeous card featuring Lost Coast Designs
Seahorse with Rider
 
Laurie made this awesome card using Mr. Right stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Knight in Armor clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

Riet made this wonderful card using Lost Coast Designs 50s Girl and Bubbles Background and Carmen's Veranda A Wise Woman sentiment.


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 #106 - Ladies Night
September 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Monday, September 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