Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sentiments: Coronation


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 card with lots of words and sentiments for our Sentiments challenge! I stamped the Coronation stamp with black ink onto a piece of Gelli printed paper and also onto a seperate white paper. I cut out the girl from the white piece and sponged her softly with Distress ink Vintage Photo and glued her onto the couloured card. On a seperate piece of white paper I stamped the sentiment ,Not all who wander are lost'(Travel quotes) and cut it out. I sticked it on the card, and added the card on pink, white and black cardstock.  There's still a few days left to join the fun and win prizes! Hope to see you!


LiesbethXX

Friday, September 24, 2021

Sentiment in Focus: Housewife

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 to let you know that you still have almost a week to enter you projects in this latest challenge here on the Portal:  Sentiment in Focus.  For this challenge you willl be using a saying or sentiment that has at least five words.  Be sure to feature rubber stamping in all your projects too!

For this one I used the Housewife stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Fairy Godmother clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

My background was made using  a stencil and some pink Distress Oxide Ink on a scrap paper that I had spritzed with a bit of green Distress Spray.  I stamped my housewife onto white card stock and fussy cut her out.  Next I restamped her, first onto some pink scrapbook paper then onto some flowered scrapbook paper.  From the pink paper I cut our her dress, and from the flowered paper I cut out her apron.  I superimposed these onto my original stamped image and glued them in place.  I added some color to her with my Copic Sketch markers and added some fancy pearls to her fuzzy slippers!  

My sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white square that I had edged in black.  I glued this to the upper left corner of my front as shown, then added my housewife below that.  And that's a wrap!

You have until September 29th to enter your projects for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  What are you waiting for!!



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

#130 Sentiments in focus.

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,
Today a card that is about the sentiment.
So I kept the environment of the text calm.
I used the Florish (large) with gold embossing powder.
A nice stamp that you can use in so many ways.
And of course my favorite sentiment from Carmen's Veranda, Child of the moon.
I started by applying 2 colors of ink to the background by running the card through ink with water.
Stamp the florish with versamark and sprinkle the print with the gold embossing powder.
Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool.
Colored the florish with pink and green watercolor paint and stamped the sentiment with a dark pink.
I hope you join our challenge, would be so much fun!
And you have a chance to win stamps.
Until next time and have fun stamping.





Monday, September 20, 2021

Give me Hugs

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 again.  I am just having a blast keeping the Sentiment in Focus this fortnight.  You know Carmen's Veranda has the best sentiments, and it doesn't take much to make a quick card to send love, hugs and a laugh.   I've used my easy formula of Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda background, image of your choice and Carmen's Veranda sentiment.  
I used Carmen's Veranda Dice Background stamped with Shabby Shutters distress ink on a yellow card base.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Tabby Cat on some DCWV cloud patterned paper and finished with Carmen's Veranda $8 Million sentiment.

I hope you get time to join the Sentiment in Focus challenge
You need to include at least 5 words on your stamped anything for a chance to win.
Thanks for visiting.  Hugz

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Free Bad Advice

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 some Free Bad Advice. 
Ask me anything!  Bwahahhaaahhaaaa.

I've used Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background and Carmen's Veranda Bad Advice sentiment.

I inked the edges of the Leaves stamp with Monarch Orange and Carnation archival ink, leaving a space in the middle uninked.  Then I reinked the whole stamp with Dandelion archival and restamped to fill in all the gaps.  A stamp positioner is kinda a must for this technique.

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum with black archival ink and when it was dry I added a little glue behind the big letters and positioned it on my card.  Then I punched some holes and added some copper leaf brads.

You need to include at least 5 words on your stamped anything for a chance to win.
Thanks for visiting.  Hugz

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sentiment in Focus: Baptizing A Cat

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 this new challenge going on the last half of September:  Sentiment in Focus.  For this challenge, we want you to create a project/s using a sentiment of at least 5 words.  Be sure that rubber stamping is the main focus of your work. too!

For this one, I used one of the cat stamps from the Party Cat Hats Set from Lost Coast Designs and the Baptize A Cat clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda big collection of great sayings.  For this background I used a gelli print created on a piece of decorative tissue paper that I had adhered to a piece of card stock.  

I stamped my cat with black ink onto white card stock and fussy cut him out.  I colored him with gray Copic Sketch Markers and added a touch of green to his eyes.  I traced around the hat that the stamped cat is wearing and using that template, cut out another hat from flowered paper, affixing it to the cat's head atop the original hat.  I added a little flower for some extra color and affixed the cat with foam tape to the left side of my card front.

My sentiment is stamped onto off white paper with black ink.  After cutting it into a square shape, I edged it with black ink and attached it to the upper right corner.  Final step was to outline the card front with black ink to give it some definition.

Please  come join us for this fun new challenge using you favorite phrase or sentiment stamps.  You just might be the lucky winner of some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!




Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CHALLENGE #130 - SENTIMENTS IN FOCUS (use at least 5 words)

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 #130

SENTIMENTS IN FOCUS

We want to see lots of words on your stamped projects, at least 5 words please.  So pull out those happy, sad, funny and wonderful sentiments and get 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 some inspiration from the team to get us started.  ENJOY!
 
Sue used Lost Coast Designs Whimsical Lily, Whimsical Spike, Mini Whimsical Birds 2 and Carmen's Veranda Weird Bright Light.

Gail used Lost Coast Designs Anchor Fish, Bubble Background and Travel Quotes

   Liesbeth used Lost Coast Designs Shooting Star Background and Frida 1 

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 #130 - Sentiments in Focus 
September 15th - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Thursday,
September 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

 
 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Movie Mania: Pride & Prejudice

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! Today I show you an interpretation of one of my favourite movies (and books) for our Movie Mania challenge! Join the fun HERE
Just stamping ,sponging and writing I made this two ATC's, I finished them with pieces of trandparent plastic film strip. Stamps used: (click=see) Early Stitch 'n Bitch, and  Daisy flourish.
See you next time! 



LiesbethXX

Friday, September 10, 2021

Movie Nite

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 Cathy here with snacks for the movie nite.
Stamps Used:

I started out with a Kraft fry box. I used distress oxide sprays on it to color the whole thing. I dried it with a heat tool so I could move on to the next part. 
I took some texture paste and mixed some black gesso into it. Grab your favorite stencil and put the paste through. I did it on the front and back. Set aside to dry. 
 
I then worked on coloring the images I was going to use to decorate the box. I stamped out all the ones I wanted and then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out.
Next I colored them all with copic markers and decided where I wanted them.
I put Sherlock on the front. I then used a computer printed saying for movie nite.
I used glue and tape to hold them down over the texture paste.  
For the back I stuck Alfred Hitchcock and Oz witch I also have some texture paste on the back. 

I stuck some candy and a package of microwave popcorn in the fry box. 
I hope you like my take on Movie Mania. 


You can join the Mania here

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Charlie's Circus

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 some Movie Mania inspiration! 
I've combined Carmen's Veranda Charlie Chaplin and a circus themed embossing folder to revisit his movie 'The Circus' 
I embossed a bronze card slimline panel with the circus themed embossing folder and sanded to expose the black core.  I stamped Charlie on some grey card with brown ink and fussy cut him.  I straight cut his hat to give a fez look, to match the middle monkey, and added a red tassel.  Then I added the  Not My Monkeys sentiment which totally covered up my fez conversion!!!


 Join the Movie Mania fun for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars!!!!!


Monday, September 6, 2021

#129 Movie Mania 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!
Hello everyone, Riet here.



Today a card for the super fun Movie Mania challenge. 
What a fun topic for a challenge.
 I really like the old show movies and they are rarely shown on TV here in the Netherlands.
LCD has a stamp, "Showgirls" which always reminds me of those old movies.
I stamped this stamp 3 times and using paper masks.

After masking I sponged the background with Distress oxide Musterd seed. 


Then I went over it with a stencil and distress oxide Spiced marmalade.


After removing the masks I colored the showgirls in with water based markers, 


Tombow or Zig is fine.
I die-cut the stars and text from black glitter paper. 



And that was it, a wonderful piece of nostalgia from the old days.
Have lots of fun creating your Movie Mania art and join oure challenge here
(click on the banner)





Sunday, September 5, 2021

AUGUST 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 August 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 #127

NEON

is

Carole J
 
with this gorgeous art journal page using Lost Coast Designs Grunge Flower Profile

Congrats Carole, you win a $5 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #128

FACE ON

is

Toni

with this quirky fun card

Congrats Toni, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Carole and Toni!  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

MOVIE  MANIA

 

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Movie Mania: King Kong

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, the next movie we show you for our Movie Mania challenge is King Kong!  I (Liesbeth) thought this stamp is perfect for that movie! 😁🙊 
It's made simple: Using brouwn ink I stamped the monkey and coloured it with a brown pencil. Onto a seperate paper I stamped the houses and cut them out, glued it on the monkey card. I stamped the words and the crackles at the bottom. Ready! Join the fun and take a chance to win prizes! 
Stamps used (click=see): Flagstone background, Big Cityscape, Old typewriter Alphabet, and of course Carmen's Verandas Monkey Face







Liesbeth XX


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Tale As Old As Time

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 with my journal page for our Movie Mania challenge.

Can you tell what it is yet??

Beauty And The Beast is one of my favourite films, which is a good thing as I must have watched it hundreds of times when the kids were small. My favourite will always be the animated version, though I enjoyed the re-make too.

This is a very rare thing for me, a one layer piece (pretty much) I just stamped, masked, and coloured my journal page.

The rose petals are just a de-constructed paper flower, and the sentiment has been typed on my old typewriter.


These are the stamps that I used.

Large Film Strip

Roses

Cracked Grass and Sky



I hope you like it, and that you join in by showing us your movie makes. Just link up your stamped creations for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.

Take care and have a very happy week x

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Movie Mania: Godzilla

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 to the first of September and the new challenge here on the Portal:  Movie Mania.  We want to see what fun things you can create with characters from your favorite movies.  So many to choose from!    It's Laurie here for this first day of the challenge with a Godzilla card.  I remember seeing "Godzilla" at the movie theater when I was small and being scared silly!

For this card, I used the Godzilla stamp and the Small Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly stamp set, both from Lost Coast Designs.  My sentiment is from the huge selection of clear stamp phrases at Carmen's Veranda.

I began with my background, which is a piece of white card stock, a leaf stencil, and three shades of Distress Ink sprays.  After spraying and drying my background piece, I edged it with some Crushed Olive Distress Oxide ink.

Next I stamped Godzilla with black ink onto a piece of dark green card stock, then fussy cut him out.  I added "teeth" with a while gel pen and enlarged his eye with a small piece of white paper and a black rhinestone.  I used a Glitter Gel pen to go over his back and tail to make them stand out more.  I then attached him to the lower left corner with foam tape.

I stamped my sentiment onto a white square with black ink and edged it in black.  I positioned that in the upper right corner.  I stamped the small butterfly twice onto red yardstick and cut them both out, attaching them as shown.  I just glued the center of the bodies to the background so I could fold the wings up to make them look dimensional.

Come join the fun and show us your "Movie Mania" creations featuring some rubber stamping. You might just win some free stamps!!






CHALLENGE #129 - MOVIE MANIA

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.  
 
Have you seen the new GNOMES!!!!
 
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 #129

MOVIE MANIA


Share your stamped makes featuring movie stars, based on movies (make sure you tell us which one), include movie paraphernalia etc.etc.  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 Godzilla from the Lost Coast Designs Coloring Book and Shark stamp for pets.
Movie: Godzilla
 
Gail used Lost Coast Designs ATC Many Cats and Grunge Cat
Movie: Cats

Laurie used Carmen's Veranda Godzilla and Currently Unsupervised sentiment, and the smallest butterfly stamp from the Lost Coast Designs Butterfly Set.
 Movie: Godzilla


 
 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 #129 - Movie Mania
September 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, September 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