Tuesday, October 20, 2020

31 Day's of Halloween, day 21. 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 there, Riet here,
How are you all doing. 
Are you all alive?
Not even a vampire bite?
Well watch out than,
Because here comes a card with a little monster.
Dont let it bite you.
Hahahaha.

I used for this card: 
Stamps,
Evil eye,  http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/teri.html
Spiderwebs, http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/backgrounds.html
Door and window set, http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/sets_notpeople.html

Distress oxide: 
Black soot.
Wilted violet.
Spiced marmalade.
Fossilized amber.
Musterd seed.
Distress micro glaze
White gellpen.
Color pencils
Red marker
Stazon black


For the spiderweb background I dabbed the paper in distress oxide,
 musterd seed, fossilized amber and spiced marmelade.
Let it dry and then stamp with black stazon the spiderwebs.
I have turned the stamp repeatedly and stamped a lot of times over each other.

Now, for the peace with the evil eye stamp.
I positioned the evil eye so that the tree extends over the edges of the paper.
Masked him with masking tape.
On the window stamp you put some Distress micro glaze.
Stamp it behind the evil eye.
With distress oxide, Wilted violet, Spiced marmalade,
Fossilized amber and Musterd seed.
Make some puddles with the ink and water and pull the paper through.
You will see a faint print of the window, looks like a watermark.
Remove the mask and color the evil eye stamp. Mat both cards and glue them together.


Now I am very curious about what you will make for the challenge. 
So come on over and join our challenge.
Then you can win some rubber stamps.

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/search/label/Monthly%20Challenge

https://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/p/challenges-rules-and-winner-badge.html

And dont forget, to have lots of fun.






31 Days of Halloween #20 / Challenge #109 Furry Friends - Halloween Kitty

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 are now into our double challenge in October festivities.

We're combining the 31 Days of Halloween AND Challenge #109 - Furry Friends!  
Of course you don't have to do both but it's always fun to see what we can come up with.

Today I wanted to share my sweet Halloween Kitty....


To create this card I stamped the Large Peekaboo Kitty on dark grey cardstock using VersaMark ink which was then embossed with Black Mboss embossing powder. The kitty was then shaded with white pigment ink and glitter gel pens to color the ears, nose and eyes. The kitty was then fussy cut and popped onto a card that I had added some bits of halloween pattern paper in my stash.  I stamped bits and pieces of the Spiderwebs Background image onto a piece of taupe colored cardstock to which the sentiment was added.


Happy Meow-loween!
Roni

Supplies:

Carmen's Veranda - Large Peekaboo Kitty
Lost Coast Design - Spiderwebs Background
Imagine - VersaMark, Mboss embossing powder, StazOn Pigment Ink - Cotton
Glitter Gel Pen
Pattern Paper, Cardstock

Monday, October 19, 2020

31 Days of Halloween # 19: October Furry Friends Halloween

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 from Laurie for another Halloween project with a bit of a twist:  we are featuring "Furry Friends' Halloween" during this part of the month long challenge.  So think Halloween with the added fun element of any animal you fancy!

This project features the Circus Dog Stamp Set from Lost Coast Designs and was pretty quick and easy to make.

I stamped four of the circus dogs with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut them out.  I have a fun collage sheet with lots of different size and shapes of witches hats so cut out four of them.
My background is a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper edged with black ink and layered with a white panel.  I glued a witch hat to each of my circus dogs and then affixed them with foam tape to my card front.  I added a bit of black trim to the top border, the word "boo" and some bats scattered about.  That's it!  Easy peasy but lots of fun.

Show us your furry friends in their Halloween costumes or settings for a chance to win some free stamps.  Don't forget to include some rubber stamping in your projects!



Sunday, October 18, 2020

Day 18 of the 31 days of Halloween 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!

Cathy here with day 18 of the 31 days of Halloween challenge.
Stamp used:

This card was really simple to make a but together. I think the longest or "hardest" part was picking out the Halloween bits to go on the card and where they go.
I started out with a black card base and layered a orange plaid pattern paper on it. Next I made a tag from Kraft cardstock and stamped More cats the sitting pretty cat onto it. 
Lastly I dumped out my Halloween bits and started finding the right pieces to make my card. Once I had it the way I wanted I started gluing it all down. 

 
Right now we have 2 challenges going on. Furry friends here.

The 31 days of Halloween here.

The sale is still going on.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

31 Days of Halloween Day 17 & Furry Friends: Evil Eye 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!

Hi everyone, Liesbeth here again. A ,furry Halloween monster' on a tag, that's what I'd like to show you today! I made it the same way as I did before HERE. I coloured the furry creature  lighter using a white colour pencil... it makes the picture spooky!
Hope you feel inspired and join the fun of our Furry Friends Challenge!  :-D 

Stamps used: Evil Eye and Ironwork Wall.










Liesbeth XX

Friday, October 16, 2020

31 Days of Halloween, Day 16 - Devil in Disguise.

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 folks, Riet here.
Today its my turn to post on the blog.
Don't you love it, spooky and creepy furry creatures.
On this card I used the Devil in Disguise cat.
I wanted to create a feeling of hell.
So I used the shaving foam technique.

What do you need:
Alcohol ink,
Sunshine yellow
Red pepper
Pitch black
A tray to fit your paper
Shaving foam
Stazon black ink
White gel pen
markers or pencils

Spray a layer of foam in the tray.
Drop some drops of yellow ink on the top.
Try to mix the ink in the top layer so that it turns evenly yellow.
Now you make a line of drops with the red ink. Not everywhere but spread over the foam.  Very carefully you spread the ink a bit with a spatula.
You do the same with the black, but don't use to much.
Remember, we are trying to make it look like the flames of hell.
Put your paper on the foam and leave it a moment.
Pick up the paper and remove the foam with a wide spatula.
If this doesn't work for you, you can find tutorials of this technique on you tube.

Now you stamp the little devil cat on a peace of paper and color it.
Cut it out and glue it on your background.
I glued the text separately on the card.
But that is of course not necessary.

I hope you have fun making your furry friend for the challenge
We love to see what you make. Please read our rules first.
Don't forget the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge is also running until the end of the month.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

CHALLENGE #109 - FURRY FRIENDS and 31 Days of Halloween Day 15 - A Bat-tallion of Bats

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.  The 31 Days of Halloween continue but, as is our tradition, we like to also offer a midmonth challenge with an alternative theme for our not so spooky friends.  We will also be sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop later this month, so with that in mind our new challenge is......

CHALLENGE #109

FURRY FRIENDS

Shared your stamped makes featuring something furry.  It doesn't need to be Halloween or spooky if you don't want, as long as there is a furry something and stamping.  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 my inspiration for the start of the new challenge.   I'm keeping it spooky with a midnight trip to the forest.  The moon is full, the bats are flying and Werewoves are aboard.  Well, one Werewolf.....
 
I stamped Lost Coast Designs Tall Trees Background on Bazzill Avalanche card and heat embossed with black powder.  I blended various distress inks to create the full moon look.  The Bazzill has a bit of texture and I thought it gave quite a cool effect to the embossed trees and also the ink blending.
I stamped, coloured and fussy cut Lost Coast Designs Werewolf

I added Werewolf to the card and also some tiny bat shaped sequins that have just flown in from England from my crafty friend Jo.  Thanks Jo.  Did I mention they are tiny??  A few escaped while I was trying to glue em down.....  Bat hunting later.....

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 and remember the 31 Days of Halloween challenge is also running until the end of the month!

Happy Stamping!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #109 - FURRY FRIENDS
October 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, October 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

 
 
 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Day 14 of the 31 Days of Halloween 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!

Cathy here with Day 14 of the 31 days of Halloween challenge.
This card was fun to do. I inked  the phrenology head  from the ATC faces set and wiped off the numbers in the head. You still can see some of them but very faintly. I then colored it with Copic markers in a skin tone, but as I was cutting him out I had a little pointy piece of paper and it gave my the idea for a vampire head so I then colored over the skin tone with a light gray. 
I then added the pointy pieces of paper to make the fangs. 


I hade the Flying skull  stamped out also so I colored that with some purple and grays and I made it into a head piece for my vampire. You can't see in the photo but I added shimmer to the wings of the Flying skull . I also added to little stones to the wings of it.
Next I just layered it with some scrap paper and some Halloween paper for the card base. Add in some Halloween goodies and you have your Vampire head card.


Come join all the Halloween fun here


Also don't forget the sale is still going on. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

31 Days of Halloween Lucky #13 - A Touch of Elegance

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're up to Lucky #13 in our 31 Days of Halloween and today I have a touch of elegance for you....


Would you believe that this is one stamp? 

It is, it's called Winged Skeleton from Carmen's Veranda. 


I stamped this image twice onto black cardstock and embossed one image with gold and the other with white embossing powders. The white skeleton was fussy cut out of the frame and the gold image was fussy cut as a whole. I added black and red gemstones to the image which was then mounted on the skeleton pattern paper (which was mounted on a card base). I then added the white winged skeleton to the card using foam tape.


It's such a striking image all gussied up don't you think?

Happy Day friends!
Roni

Supplies:

Carmen's Veranda - Winged Skeleton
Imagine - VersaMark, Mboss Embossing Powders
Faux Gemstones, Foam Tape, Cardstock, Pattern Paper

Monday, October 12, 2020

31 Days of Halloween # 12: Poor Poe

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 Halloween project as part of our month long Halloween extravaganza here on the Portal!  Every day a new post from one of the Design Team Members, so follow along and be sure to enter your creations for a chance to win some free stamps!

This little card was made with the Edgar Allen Poe stamp from Carmen's Veranda and the Spiderweb Background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

I started with a Gelli print in my box of prints that features turquoise and orange acrylic paints.  Using StazOn black ink, I stamped the spider web background and cut out my front piece. I layered this with white and turquoise panels.

Next I stamped Edgar with black ink onto white card stock and cut him out.  I colored his face with some flesh toned Copic markers and attached him to the bottom of my card front.  I looked up some Poe quotes online and found this one, which seemed to fit his melancholy expression.  I printed it, cut it out, edged in in black and affixed it as shown.

Please join us with your rubber stamped creations during this fun, fun month of October!







Sunday, October 11, 2020

Day 11 of the 31 days of Halloween

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 bookmark for all your spooky reads this season.
Stamps used:
I started off with a end cut from my white cardstock. I thought it would be a good start for a spooky bookmark. 
Grab some Halloween colors of distress ink to make a background. Smoosh some colors on a craft sheet and tap the paper into it. Dry in between colors.
Stamp the small skeleton  on the bottom and then stamp Flying birds on the top. Layer on a black cardstock. 
Lastly add a word strip to the top. 
Now you just have to pick out a book to use it in.

Join the Halloween fun here

The sale is still going on. Come check it out.

Friday, October 9, 2020

31 Days of Halloween, day 10- When witches fly.

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, Riet here.

Last night I couldn't sleep.
I heard a lot of noise.
When I  looked out the window,
I saw the witches fly by.
And I was so afraid.
BBBBRRRRRR.And here they are, put down on paper.

                                                                             




The stamps I used are:
When witches go flying,
https://www.carmensveranda.com/clearstamps5all.html
Witch 2,
http://www.lost-coast-designs.com/women.html

I started with stamping the witches and masking them.
Them masked the moon.
I made this card with watercolor paint and for the outside I sponges with deep dark blue ink.
I made the stars with a white posca pen.
The witches are colored with markers.
 I went around the witches with a white gelpen
And for some highlites on the dresses of the witches.
The moon  is made with a lot of water and som drops watercolor paint.

So thats's the halloween card with the witches,
Are you joining our challenge?
Please do, it is great fun, and ther is a lovely prize to win.

Dont forget to read the rules.
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31 Days of Halloween Day 9 - Halloween Roses

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 showing you a spread for the little Halloween book I'm creating, on the 9th day of our 31 Days of Halloween-challenge! Everything about it and how to participate and join the fun is HERE.


I started on a piece of white cardstock (19 x 12,5 cm) by stamping the shrine with black ink and I masked the shrine. I stamped the raven and masked it too. I stamed, using gray ink, the spiderweb background here and there, and with black ink the skeleton in the arch of the shrine. I also stamped just some roses of that same stamp onto a seperate piece of paper and coloured them with purple and orange colour pencils and cut them out. I removed the masks and finished the spread with some orange and black sponging and orange, red and purple colour pencils. I glued the seperate roses onto the card as shown.






Liesbeth XX

Thursday, October 8, 2020

31 Days of Halloween Day 8

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 Day 8 of the 31 Days of Halloween!
Stamps Used:
I made this card by starting with white cardstock and 3 different colors of orange Distress inks. I smooched them on my craft sheet and and layered the colors on my stamped Pumpkin . I dried in between  the different layers of orange inks. Once I was happy on my colors I cut it out. 
Then stamp the MRaven 3 on a scrap card and color with a dark gray Copic. Cut that out.

Get some Halloween pattern paper to make the card front. Add the pumpkin to the front and then add the raven to the top of the pumpkin. Last add some washi and some Halloween word strips and you have your self a nice Halloween card.
Come Join the Halloween fun here. There will be something Halloween every day this month.


Also the sale is still going strong. 25% off. Check it out and you might find some new stamps you didn't even know you needed...

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

31 Days of Halloween Day 7 - Nevermore

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 31 Days of Halloween Friends!
Welcome to day #7.

Of course Edgar Allan Poe is one of the fathers of Halloween so it's only appropriate that we throw a bit of his spirit into this celebration of the macabre. 


This card is very much me...where the creepy factor meets the glitter girl in me!

Big surprise here but I have a very large collection of glitter cardstock AND sequins - LOL!!  I thought these nifty stamps were the perfect place for them to come together.

I started off by creating the background for the shaker. I started by placing a mask for the moon off to one side then began layering inks on a lavender piece of cardstock. When I was satisfied with the colors I stamped the Raven3 on the panel. I removed the moon mask and applied a bit of white pigment ink to that area.


I added a bit of pen work and a little glitter to the raven, colored the branch and added some spooky clouds and called it good.  I then set about making the shaker  bit by cutting a piece of glitter cardstock and die-cutting the center. I then added a piece of plastic, some of the many sequins in my collection and popped it on the raven panel.  I then stamped the Nevermore image on white cardstock, fussy cut and added it to the card.


Hope you enjoy this glitzy take on my favorite holiday!

Have a sparklie day everyone!!
Roni

Supplies:

Lost Coast Designs - Raven3 
Carmen's Veranda - Nevermore
Imagine - VersaFine Clair, Memento, Sponge Dauber
Cardstock, Glitter Cardstock, Sequins, Glitter, Acetate, Foam Tape


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

31 Days of Halloween Day 6, Pirate grave 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!

Hallo dear reader. 

Riet here.
Do you already have the creeps for Halloween?
Well with this tutorial you will shiver and tremble with fear, AAAARRRRRGGGGHHH!!!

hahaha!


Lost Coast Designs Stamps I used.

Distress ink walnut stain - frayed burlap - antique linen.
Stazon timber brown, jet black.
Alcohol ink caramel and mushroom.
Viva decor inka gold, gold brown and gold.
Dark brown acrylic paint.
Small sponge, paint brush.
Aluminium foil.
Glue and hot glue gun.
Cardboard.
Stamping tool.
Water based markers (zig/tombo), dark brown, shades of beige, dark and light grey.
Watercolor paper.
Sizzix sizzlits docorative strip die, Ironwork gate.
Fake cobweb and some embellishments.
I used the little rum bottle, a pirate sword, pumpkin, metal charm skull.
Moss, make sure it is dry.

Step 1.
Cut and score your cardboard like this photo.

Step 2.
Take the aluminium foil and wrinkle it.
Don't flatten it but keep it a little bumpy.
Glue it on the cardboard with a glue gun.

Step 3.
Paint it dark brown with acrylic paint.
And make sure it is dry.

Step 4.
With a sponge you take some of the Viva Decor gold brown,
and wipe lightly over the brown acrylic paint.
do the same with gold, but only on some spots.
It should look like the ground is turned over.
Now let it rest so everything can dry very well.

Step 5.

The metal charm needs a little sanding and gesso or any primer will do.
Let it dry thoroughly.

Step 6.
Colour the charm with the alcohol ink, until it looks rusty.

 
Step 7.

Stamping the goth shrine.
Now take the stamping tool, and the watercolor paper.
We proceed as follows,

  1. stamp with distress antique linen the entire stamp.
  2. repeat this with the frayed burlap, but now only some pieces of the stamp.
  3. And for the last step you take the dark brown marker and use it direct on the stamp.

But its only for the shadows, so I did it on the edges and corners of the stamp.

 
 Step 8.

It is time to color in the accents and details with the markers and the waterpencil.
I was going for a weathered wood look.
If you want a stone look then you can do it with grey tones.


Step 9.
Now its time to stamp the big skeleton parts.
The upper and lower arm pieces, each 1 time.
Both hands 2 time, so there are 4 hands.
And 2 skulls.
When you cut out the parts, leave a piece of extra paper.
This is necessary to glue them together.

Step 10.
Now comes the tricky part.
Assemble the skeleton so that it looks like he wants to steel the charm.
Glue all parts on.
Cut of the remaining pieces of paper.

Step 11.

Die cut the fence and color it with the distress ink as shown on the picture.

 Step 12.

 I coloured the skull and hands that rise up from the grave a bit darker.
After all, they have been buried in the ground for a long time.
Now we are going to put it all together.
Fold the narrow side back and glue together.
Glue the headstone to the front.
I made a little cardboard support on the backside.
Glue the skull and hands on the grave.
Take pieces of the fence and glue them on the sides.
Glue on the moss and your embellishments.
Stamp the bird on bike with black stazon and cut of the crow.
Glue it on the tombstone.
With a black piece of paper you can make an eye patch for the skull.

Well I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, have fun with stamping.
And don't forget to join our challenge, we love to see your cards and projects.
And you can win a very nice prize.