Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cookie Day

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 simple card for the Sentimentally Yours challenge.
I used Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background and Creepy Heart Doll with the wonderful Carmen's Veranda Eat A Cookie sentiment.

I started by stamping the Leaves Background stamp on a pale blue base card with Sky Blue archival ink.  I was going to fold the card base and be done, but then I stamped the sentiment on the wrong end!!!!  Ah well, plan B.........

I cut the leaf panel with a wonky stitch die and stamped the sentiment and Creepy Heart Doll with black archival.  I coloured the doll with distress markers, adding a little blue shadow around her, and mounted the panel on a buff card base.  

Join the challenge for a chance to win Lost Coast Design dollars.  See you there.....

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Stay 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 all Cathy here with a card for you today.
Stamps used:
For this one I had the Ballerina with fish already colored and cut out. I was going to use him for something else that I don't remember what for. 
I had the background also made up from something else. I did use blues and green distress sprays on it. 
I die cut the umbrella out of black cardstock.
Add some washi tape for the  Ballerina to stand on add the umbrella to his hand. Stamp Stay weird saying on the bottom of the card. Add white highlights and some gold hearts coming out of the umbrella and you are done.


Come show us your sentiment for this challenge.

Push Off!!

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!

  Good morning, and a very happy Sunday. It's Sue here with my second piece for our fun 'Sentimentally Yours' challenge.

I used to have 3 cats that let me live in their house, so know full well that this sentiment is absolutely true - but only if the cat wanted to, no way is the little Prince/Princess pushing if they don't want to!

I started by stamping and clear embossing the Carmen's Veranda Compas Square 4 times. Then I dipped and dragged in Distress Oxides in various shades of blue. Blueprint Sketch is my new favourite colour. I could have made an oxide background first and then embossed in white, but I like how the embossing repels the ink if you do this bit first. (And I have a massive tub of clear embossing powder, but only tiny ones of white!)

The idea was to use the map panel in one piece, but decided that it would look nice on black so I chopped it up and layered onto a black background.

Yoga Cat has been stamped, coloured, and clear embossed.

These are my stamps. The sentiment is a great size, and really easy to chop up once stamped.

Lost Coast

Yoga Cat

Carmen's Veranda

Compass Square



I hope you like it, and that you join in too with your 'Sentimental' pieces. Remember, there are Lost Coast dollars up for grabs.

Thanks very much for looking, take care, and enjoy what's left of your weekend x



Friday, April 16, 2021

Sentimentally Yours: Ask Albert

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 spring from Laurie!  I'm back with a card for the new challenge going on during the last half of the month of April:  Sentimentally Yours.  We are looking for your projects which feature your favorite sentiments or sayings.  And I found a great one for this one - Eenie, Meenie, Minie - from Carmen's Veranda.

I also used the Einstein stamp from Carmen Veranda and the Ledger background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

For my background I dove into my box of Gelli prints and found this one using cream, brown, and gold acrylic paints and some stenciling.  My stamping covers most of it so you can't really see the stencil design on this one too clearly.  But stamped with the Ledger background in black StayzOn ink gave it kind of a vintage feel, I thought.  I then tore around the edges and applied some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to age it a bit.

I stamped Einstein with black ink onto cream card stock and fussy cut him out then positioned him on the lower portion of my card front.  Next I stamped my sentiment with black ink onto the same card stock, cut it out, and edged it with black ink.  It gets positioned just above Albert as shown.  Layering with a piece of black card stock is the final step.

Please join us for this new, fun challenge!  Be sure  that rubber stamping features prominently in your projects (no digital stamps!) and you could be the winner of some free stamps!



Thursday, April 15, 2021

CHALLENGE #120 - SENTIMENTALLY YOURS

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 #120

SENTIMENTALLY YOURS


We want to see words and sentiments featuring prominently on your stamped make.
 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!

Sue used Lost Coast Designs 50's Girl and Chickenwire Background, and Carmen's Veranda Flip Flops Sentiment
 

Liesbeth used Lost Coast Designs Frida 1 and Daisy Flourish
 
Riet used Carmen's Veranda Wine and Chocolate sentiment.

Awesome cards ladies!
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 #120 - Sentimentally Yours
April 15th - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Friday, April 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

 

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Patron of Foolish Intentions

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.  Have you seen the awesome makes from the team this month for the Numbers challenge???  Do you have a favourite??  Difficult to choose with so much amazing inspiration and fun going on.  I decided to roll out the Patron of Foolish Intentions and his Sheep.

I stamped Lost Coast Designs #3 Patron of Foolish Intentions on a cream card panel and coloured with distress markers.  I masked and stamped Lost Coast Designs Many Sheep background in a rainbow of distress inks and the Carmen's Veranda Queen of Everything sentiment.  I edged the panel with a rainbow of Promarkers and mounted on a pale blue card base.  Finally I went a little crazy with the white gel pen and coloured the sheeps' eyes.  
Get out your stamps and your numbers and join the fun.  You gotta be in it to win it and someone will be winning some Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Numbers : Dali 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!

Hi! Today I (Liesbeth) would like to show you a ,numbers' card for our Numbers Challenge! There are no many possibilities to use numbers in your work, participate and join the fun!


I inked a white piece of cardstock with Distress inks and water and let dry well. I stamped, using several light and darker ink, the numbers here and there on the background. With black, I stamped Salvador Dali . On a seperate pice of white cardstock I stamped Salvador Dali and the birthday hat. I cut both out and coloured them using Distress ink and a bit of water and glued them down. I finished with the sentiment and black edges. I sticked the card onto blue and rust cardstock.
Stamps used: (click=see)



Liesbeth XX


Thursday, April 8, 2021

It's All In The Cards

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!

 Good morning and a very happy Thursday. It's Sue here and I'm sharing my huge playing cards with you for our fun 'Numbers' challenge.



I started with these three giant cards from my deck, they are about 8 inches tall.


For my numbers, I used a couple of Lost Coast borders, Bingo, and Numbers and just cut them out and layered them.

Now it's time for the gnomes! This is the Ace of gnomes, Book Gnome, and I've teamed him with the Carmen's Veranda sentiment Power Of Coffee.


Next, it's the two of gnomes, Sunglasses Gnome which I've put together with Full Ass.


And finally the three of gnomes with Three Gnomes and The Ass Family


These are the stamps that I used,

Bingo

Numbers

Book Gnome

Sunglasses Gnome

3 Gnomes

Power of Coffee

Ass Family



These were great fun to make, I hope you like them and that you join in with our challenge. Just join up with the linky for the chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.

Take care and have a very happy day x

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

#119 Numbers

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 everybody, Riet here.
This challenge is al about numbers.
And as I have a preference for vintage and steampunk stamping, I went in that direction.
I used the lovely Steampunk bicycle lady.
This card is not so difficult to make.
So even a beginner can try out this technique.
I will help you through it.
So here we go.

What you need:
Embossing folder with numbers on it.
A white card.
Distress oxide,
Speckled egg
Ground espresso
Broken china
Fossilized amber
Crackling campfire
Distressink (not the oxide) Walnut stain
Stazon Timber brown
Markers or pencils to color the stamp.

Now the first step is to make ink puddles with,
Speckled egg, Ground espresso, Broken china
and Fossilized amber.
Spray a little bit of water on the ink.
Now pickup the ink with the paper.

Dry the paper, but leave it a little bit damp.
When embossing with a folder it works better when the paper is not compleetly dry.

Run trough your die cutting machine.

For the next step we are going to swipe with the stamppads over the raised parts.


Spray a littlebit of water so the ink will run out a bitt.
Dry the paper and then repeat the proces again.
As last repeat it with the Broken China.

Keep doing this till you like the results.

Now stamp the steampunk bicycle lady and color her.

Before you gleu her on the card, I have sew some stitching at the top and bottem.
And added 3 hotfix bronze stars.
And glued the card on dark brown cardstock.
Hope you liked this tutorial, and have fun with stamping.

We, the team would love to see your makes. 
So feel free to join our numbers challenge.
There is a chance for you to win some rubberstamps.
You can join with all kind of stamp brands, 
but please read the rules first.
















Monday, April 5, 2021

MARCH 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 March 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 #117

MINI ME

is

Cari
 
with this wonderful clothes pin using Lost Coast Designs Mini Text Diva 
(entered in the fb fan group)

Congrats Cari, you win a $10 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #118

WHERE'S MY HAT

is

 Jo 

with these ladies in hats
 
Congrats Jo, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Cari and Jo!  Please email Gail (craftynomad at gmail dot com) by the 15th 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

NUMBERS


Link up your stamped projects featuring numbers
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.
 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Bits and pieces

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!

Good Morning all. Cathy here with some bits and pieces artwork.
Stamps used:
For today I don't have a finished piece per say. I have some bits and pieces that will make a great start for a card, journal or anything you can think of.

For the first photo I have to tags that I have done. I started with some distress ink spray. I picked 2 blues and 1 green for colors. When I was happy with the color I grabbed a distress oxide ink pad and added some ink to the tag. 
Next I stamped numbers border down the side of the tag. I had the face stamped out already from the ATC face set and I added that to half of the tag. The other tag I stamped a butterfly from the butterflies set off the side of that tag. I then added some bits of field notes tid bits .

These are my next bits. They are place cards. I thought they look like extra large tickets. So I cut them in half so you get 2 for 1 out of them. I stared off by making a mask to go around the border. I then randomly stamped pieces of calligraphybugz setbutterflies setmini crowns setnumbers bordersmall tree crownATC misc. set 6 all over the cards. I then took off the mask and edged them with a red copic marker. Lastly I added some field note tid bits to them.



Some close ups of the altered place cards. 





I hope you will join the numbers challenge here