Thursday, May 6, 2021

Mail Art: Shrine

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 to show you my stamped envelope, mail-art with a shrine, for our new challenge. Read everything about it HERE and join the fun!


I took a white A5 envelope and using black ink I stamped the Calligraphy Shrine and masked it. Using two different Big-and-juicy rainbow coloured stamp pads I stamped Grunge Window Wall two times. Again with black I stamped the big Shrubbery stamp and also Carte Postale here and there. I removed the mask. Using a charcoal pencil created shadows around the shrine, I sponged some black ink at the edges of the envelop and I finished with a real postage stamp.



See you next time with more mail-art!
                                                                             Liesbeth XX


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

APRIL 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 April 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 #119

NUMBERS

is

Diana
 
with this beautiful colourful card

Congrats Diana, you win a $10 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #120

SENTIMENTALLY YOURS

is

Melissa

with this gorgeous card using Lost Coast Designs Party Cat stamp
 
 Congrats Melissa, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Diana and Melissa!  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

MAIL ART

 

 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Mail Art

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 Mail Art 

          Stamps Used:

                                                     Pieces of calligraphy 

                                                     Postage 

                                                     Butterfly set

                                                    Grunge diamond background

                                                   Mail art

                                                   Door and window set

I made this first one with the left over gouache. I painted the envie and let it dry. I then went and picked out my stamps I wanted to use, When I the gouache was dry I painted the white address boxes and dried that. I then stamped Pieces of calligraphy  , Grunge diamond background , Butterfly set and Postage  randomly all over the envie in black ink. I took a fine tip black marker and drew lines around the address boxes. 
 
For my second one I made I used distress spray inks and oxide for them. I have 2 pinks one of them is the oxide a orange and a yellow. Then I splattered some teal ink on it.
This one I stamped the   Door and window set over the address label. I had a mask on it. I used a pink oxide ink. Then I stamped   Grunge diamond backgroundMail art randomly in it. 
 

I hope you will join the fun with this new challenge of mail art on the blog

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Mail Art Challenge: Bird Mail

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 to a new month and a new challenge here on the Portal:  "Mail Art".
For this challenge you will either decorate an envelope or use something related to mail in your project.

I opted to decorate an envelope and used a 5 1/2" by 5 1/2" square white envelope for this.  
I used a leafy patterned stencil and blue and green Distress Oxide inks to stencil the pattern over the front of the envelope.  Next I stamped the Bird Collage background stamp from Carmen's Veranda on the front of the envelope with black ink.  I then used the Swirls and Dots border stamp and black ink to stamp along the right and left edges of the envelope.

I affixed a decorative butterfly stamp to the upper right corner and typed out an address label to complete the envelope.  This is a really simple project with endless possibilities, so I hope you will share you mail art projects with us on the Portal.  Be sure to prominently feature rubber stamping in your creations for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!




CHALLENGE #121 - MAIL ART

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 #121

MAIL ART

Please share your stamped Mail Art projects.  Decorate an envelope or use postmarks, postage stamps, post people, letterboxes and letters, anything to do with snail mail.   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 used Lost Coast Designs Pieces of Calligraphy, Daisy Flourish and Bugz Set
  
Laurie used Carmen's Veranda Bird Collage Background and Lost Coast Designs Dots and Swirl Border

  
Riet used Lost Coast Designs Three Monkeys

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 #121 - Mail Art
May 1st - 14th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Friday, May 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