Saturday, January 18, 2020

Everything is possible

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 card for you.
This card I started out using watercolors for the background. It was a purple/blue color. Then I did a wash of Payne's gray. When that was still wet I placed a stencil over top and took a baby wipe to wipe away the color.
I then took the ledger ATC stamp from ATC set 6 and stamped randomly in black ink all over the front. Take a cap from any bottle and ink it up with some black ink to make some circles on the front. Glue to front of a black card base.

Stamp Sherlock on scrap white cardstock and color with Copic and then cut out. Add to corner of card.
Pick out a saying and add to top.

Come join the walk of fame challenge here 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Walk of Fame: Butterfly Mona

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 "Walk of Fame" challenge going on right now at the Lost Coast Portal.    And I used one of my favorite Lost Coast stamps for this card:  Flying Mona.

I started by preparing my background; using a square of white card stock, I stenciled across it using complementary shades of green Distress Inks.  I then randomly stamped The Large Chickenwire background stamp using black ink.  Next, I stamped Flying Mona onto white card stock with black ink and cut her out.  The stamp comes with butterfly wings, but I decided to cut those off and add my own pair.  I colored her with Copic markers in yellows and greens to complement her wings.  Before I mounted her to my background, I stamped her headpiece directly onto the background then positioned the cutout image directly over that.   

I then stamped my sentiment - Lose Your Shoe from Carmen's Veranda - onto a white square and positioned it as shown in the lower left corner.  Final step was to layer my card front with a piece of olive card stock.

We would love to see your projects featuring famous people, so be sure to post them on the Portal for a chance to win some fabulous free stamps!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CHALLENGE #91 - WALK OF FAME

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 #91

WALK OF FAME


We want to see famous people, real or fictional, on your stamped 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 Lori to get us started.  ENJOY!

Lori made this fun card featuring Carmen's Veranda new Einstein stamp, Iron Work stamp and Flower Flourish.

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 #91 - WALK OF FAME ON stamp a famous person
January 15th - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Friday, January 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

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy New Year My Inky Friends

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 and since it's "Anything Goes" I thought I'd make another New Years card but something a little more unexpected....


Now let me explain a bit... I wanted to look into the future a bit to wish you the very best of luck in the coming year...in comes one of the palm reading hands from the set ATC Hands Set. Next, life is messy...hence the cool background made using the stamp Grunge Black Swirl from CV. I used a piece of map pattern paper to extend these good wishes in all of your travels and of course the sentiment - Happy New Year from the Party Words set.

I hope you all are enjoying the new year so far...may luck follow you where ever you go!


Still time to enter your creation for a chance to win!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Anything goes day 12: Victoriana

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 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 there, Liesbeth here with an Anything Goes example! Read everything about it HERE. Hope you will join us!


Again an ATC, I love that size! Its just stamped onto an inked background and coloured wit pencils and markers. First I stamped the Victoriana lady and masked her. I stamped the Flagstone background and on her head a piece of Face with tongue. ;-) (bird and wheel)



Liesbeth XX

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Anything Goes - Little Monster 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!

Hello all,

Lori here, with a new inspiration for the Anything Goes Challenge.  I created a striped layered background by masking off different sections at at time.  See instructions below for the step by steps.


Lost Coast Designs:



Other:
  • Pigment Ink
  • India Ink Pen
  • Dye based ink pads
  • Painters tape


1)  Tape of section of a card panel and stamp with Crackle Background with pigment ink.


2) Use tape to cover previously stamped portions of card.


3) Sponge with pigment ink.


4) Use Black India Ink pen to trace edges of sponged sections.


5) Stamp monster image onto 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" card stock panel.


6) Stamp Happy Birthday along top strip of card.


7) Adhere monster image onto black card-stock.  Tie twine across bottom of mounted image and then adhere to card striped panel with double sided mounting tape.


8) Embellish with gem stickers.


Stop on by the Blog and link up your own Anything Goes creations, we would love to see your work!  


Happy Day!
Lori






Friday, January 10, 2020

Anything Goes: Day 10 - Laurie's Junk Journal

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 and hope this finds you warm and getting 2020 off to a good start.  And what better way to start your creative journey than by taking part in the Lost Coast Challenge for the beginning of January:  Anything Goes.  That means create whatever you want in whatever theme you like, just make sure your project includes some rubber or clear stamping - no digi's!

I have gotten into Junk Journals the past couple of months and one of my projects that I want to tackle this winter is to create my own junk journal.  So I thought I would make something that I could include in my journal - I have been trying to make and collect things so when my journal is done I will have some fun stuff to put in it.
So I made a journal card with a tuck spot for tucking miscellaneous goodies.  For the front of my card, I used a piece of cream card stock measuring 4 1/2 by 3 inches, edged with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I stamped the Postcards Background stamp from Carmen's Veranda onto my card using black ink.

Next I stamped The King Chess Piece with black ink onto cream card stock and fussy cut him out.  I punched some small gold circles to decorate his crown and attached him to my journal card.  I then took a piece of heavier vintage book paper and created another card slightly wider than my first one.  I edged it with the same Distress ink then attached the two cards by sewing around all four sides.  Since the top card is smaller, the left edge of it has remained open to create a little tuck spot that you can slide things into.

I stamped a couple of ATC background cards using ATC Misc 6 Set from Lost Coast Designs.  I edged those with distress ink and tucked them, along with a vintage ticket, into my tuck spot, and this is ready to be put into my journal!
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-90-anything-goes.html

I hope you will join us for this first 2020 Challenge!!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Cat and Mouse Games

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 I am pairing some of the fun NEW Lost Coast Designs Yoga Cats with one of Carmen's Veranda funny, but oh so true sentiments
These cats are just cracking me up!!!!!
This is Yoga Cat 5, doing his thing, and Carmen's Veranda Frozen Internet clear stamp.  I just stamped the cat and the sentiment on my grey woodgrain card base and added a little Spun Sugar distress to his ears and nose.
It was so quick and easy I decide to use the other two base cards I had cut from the 12x12 sheet!!  This is Yoga Cat 4, doing his thing, and Carmen's Veranda Frozen Internet clear stamp.  Well, I know a lot of people this sentiment is perfect for......  Me!  All my girlfriends of a certain age!  Busy executives!  Kids trying to tweet, insta, face it and all those other acronyms!!!!
Actually I think these cats with any of the Carmen's Veranda sentiments are going to be a hit.  This is Yoga Cat 10, doing her thing, and Carmen's Veranda Frozen Internet clear stamp.  I wonder where #8 is??  Probably nipped off for a bit of a nap.....  Laurie also used this cat the other day, but made a much more beautiful background, and used a different sentiment you might be glad to know!
https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-90-anything-goes.html

So, it's Anything Goes with real stamps here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for the first two weeks of the year.  Link up your stamped anythings for a chance to win some Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda stamps. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Sunday, January 5, 2020

DECEMBER 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 WINNER of our December Challenge!

December was a busy month and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to entered their lovely In the Deep Midwinter projects.  Those using Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda stamps 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 #89

IN THE DEEP MIDWINTER 

is

Carole J

with her lovely hare christmas cards

Congratulations Carole you win a $10 gift certificate!
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

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Anything goes Day 4

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 there, Liesbeth here with our brand new challenge: Anything Goes! Read everything about it HERE , participate and have fun!


I made this two ATC-cards, the backgrounds are nice and simple: I used 5 or 6 light colours of Distress ink and I stamped the  small overlapping squares by using a small (3x3 cm) acrylic block. I let it dry well and stamped the angel and the madaillon with black StazOn ink and masked them, and stamped the crackles, flowers and text. I removed the masks and bleached here and there with a synthethic brush and some bleach. I finished the Atc's by shadowing the edges and the focal points with charcoal and glued them on black card.


Liesbeth XX

Friday, January 3, 2020

Joker Wild

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. Happy 2020.
Cathy here with the OG Joker man.
I used a new stamp from Carmen's Veranda called Joker
 I started out on black cardstock, heat embossed the Joker in white and cut him out.  I layered it on purple and glitter green cardstock. Of course, they are Joker colors.  Add some foam squares to the back and set aside so you can work on the card base.

Next I stenciled the background with some white ink. Edged the card also with white ink and lastly add the Joker square to the middle of the card.
Come join the fun here.
We also have a Facebook group you can add you challenge to.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CHALLENGE #90 - 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 Portal Peeps!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR


A new month, a new year and a new decade!!
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 yourself 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 #90

ANYTHING GOES


A nice easy theme to start the year.  Please remember we are a stamping challenge.  Rubber or clear stamping must be the feature on your creation.  Your creations can be anything providing the focal element is hand stamped.  Please tell us in your post which stamps and the company you have used.  If we can't see stamping or digi images have been used your entry will 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!


Cathy made this lovely CAS card using Lost Coast Designs Mums Border and Carmen's Veranda Hug Your Enemies sentiment stamp.

Laurie has used one of Lost Coast Designs new Yoga Cats to make this fabulous card.  Love these cats!!  Laurie is also using Carmen's Veranda Bottom of the Wine Bottle sentiment stamp and Lost Coast Designs Sketchy Lily, Doodle Circles and ATC Miscellaneous 6 Set

Roni made this snowy New Years card using Carmen's Veranda Snowman, Lost Coast Designs Large and Small Snowflakes stamps and the sentiment from Party Words.


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 #90 - ANYTHING GOES
January 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, January 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