Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. It's Sue here with my second piece for our Inchie Twinchie Background challenge, and again I've used some lovely new rubber.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Pineapple, the fruit with Dandelion archival ink and the leaves with Library Green archival ink. I coloured the fruit with Mustard Seed distress ink and the leaves with Mowed Lawn distress ink. Then I restamped the fruit with Potting Soil archival cos the whole no line thing was just too bland and there is nothing worse than a bland pineapple!!
Grunge Border 2" with red Carnation archival ink, coloured with Mustard Seed distress and chopped it into 1" and 2" squares.
Inchie Twinchie fun for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars!!
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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!
We want you to include stamped Inchies (1"x1") and/or Twinchies (2"x2") on your background. Stamp, cut it up and rearrange it, like patchwork. So you can use a whole stamped background and cut it up and rearrange it, or stamp on scraps with different stamps and piece it together, or do some fancy masking! If you want to just add some stamped inchies then that's another interpretation so that works for the theme as well, but they should be a prominent part of your design. Show us your interpretation but 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.
PRIZESTo 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 problem, 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!
Liesbeth used Lost Coast Designs Travel Quotes, Pieces of Calligraphy, Pieces of Architecture, Daisy Flourish and the Big Cityscape
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.
Challenge #124 - Inchie Twinchie Background
June 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, June 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, June 14, 2021
Saturday, June 12, 2021
I used 3mm thick placemats that I bought at IKEA to back ceramic coasters. It's quite coarse grained, and you can buy thinner finer grained sheets, but this is what I had..... I stamped the dictionary words and embossed with black powder. The cork is quite absorbent so I found it helpful to stamp twice with black archival, then with Versamark before embossing. Obviously a stamping platform or positioning tool is helpful with this.
I was pleased with how well the details embossed. You can easily read the large words and see that the smaller ones are words, but not so readable. I cut the words out using scissors and ran a black promarker around the edges. I think these are quite cool!
I decided to add the gnome and the Dream panel to a die cut patterned card panel and made a card. I cut the gnome's stump away so he could sit on the edge of the sentiment.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. It's Sue here with my piece for our Save The Trees challenge. By that, we mean to stamp on anything other than ordinary paper. I decorated a phone holder 'cos you can never have too many of these.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
It's time to announce the WINNERS of our May Challenges!
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 #121
WINNER of CHALLENGE #122
UNDER THE SEA
with this gorgeous tropical scene which, along with many other stamps, uses
Congratulations Carole and Joanne! 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
Link up your projects where you stamp on something other than normal paper or card for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.