Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Day 4 of 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!
Happy Halloween 👻
Cathy here with a leaf decoration I made for you today. 
Stamps Used:


So, I started out with a leaf decoration I got at Dollar tree. I painted it with a cream paint and let dry. Next, I took some distress inks and smooched then on my craft mat and dipped the leaf into them. I then dried it. I took the Small skeleton and stamped it with archival black ink. Then I stamped the Italian postmark from the ATC set 6 around the edges with some brown archival ink.
Lastly, I edged the leaf with some drown ink and tied some baker's twine to the top. 


Come join the month-long Halloween challenge here

Monday, October 3, 2022

31 Days of Halloween: Gryphon

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! Our 31 Days Of Halloween is sooo much fun! I really love it, and all that wonderful LCD/CV Halloween stamps! Enjoy this special Halloween month we do every year!


I stamped the Lily Flourish a few times with Distress Oxide Black Soot and sprayed with water to let the ink flow, I let it dry well. Wonderful effect!  I stamped the text (Pieces of Calligraphy) and the Gryphon with black StazOn and coloured it with pencils and gel pens.


See you next time!  LiesbethXX


Sunday, October 2, 2022

31 Days of Halloween - 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!
Good morning and a very happy Sunday, It's Sue here and welcome to Lost Coast Design's annual 31 Days of Halloween event!


I started by embossing a piece of black card in a 3D embossing folder, and then colouring with gilding waxes.


2 of the 3 Birds have been stamped, embossed, and cut out.

And added together with Carmen's Veranda Nevermore raven.


These are my lovely stamps, I've used
3 Birds and

I hope you join in with our fun challenge, either by linking up or through our Facebook group.
Have a very spooky October, and thanks so much for looking x
 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

31 Days of Halloween: Dracula

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!

Oh how we love the month of October here at Lost Coast Designs!  It's Halloween all month, so we all get the chance to make some extra Halloween goodies that we hope will inspire you to play along with us.

It's Laurie here introducing Day 1 of the 31 Days of Halloween Challenge.  And to kick this first day off, who better than Dracula himself to put us in the Halloween mood???  This dandy little  Lost Coast   Dracula is from Lost Coast Designs as is the background stamp I used here - Grunge Tree.  The tree stamp comes in two sizes, and for this I used the larger size.  The smaller one is perfect for an ATC.

The background for this was made with orange and yellow Distress inks that were spread onto my gel plate and then smoothed out and blended together with a brayer.  I pressed an impression plate with a circle pattern into the ink before I pulled a print, so you get the design in the ink.

The Grunge Tree background stamp was stamped with brown Distress ink and then trimmed around the edges with some deckle edged scissors.  This was then layered with a piece of white card stock.

Dracula was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.   I added some gray rhinestones to bring out his eyes and his buttons then I fussy cut him out and attached him as shown in the lower right corner.  I added a couple of little black chipboard bats and that's it!

So get out your Halloween craft supplies - don't forger to include some rubber or acrylic stamping in your projects.  Let's celebrate the 31 Days of Halloween together!



CHALLENGE #153 - 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!
 
Hello Portal Peeps.  It's the most spooktacular time of the year!!!
Welcome to our annual 31 Days of Halloween celebration!
The team will be posting their bootastic makes every day this month.
The linky will be open all month and we hope you will get your spook on and join the fun.  You can link up your Halloween inspired makes all month for 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.   There will be a second challenge starting on the 15th, but 31 Days of Halloween runs all month as well!!!

CHALLENGE #131

31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN

Link up your Halloween inspired projects.  Anything related to the season, spooky, fruity, fun, scary or cute.  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 or fed to the giant pumpkin!!!!  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 we get 50+ entries we will be giving two prizes!

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!  
 
Let's get this party started!

Laurie used Lost Coast Designs Grunge Tree Background and Dracula

 
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 23.59 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.

Happy Stamping!
 
Challenge #153 - 31 Days of Halloween
October 1st - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Monday, 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, September 28, 2022

Things with Wings: Chicken

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 with another Thing with Wings, for our Challenge! I'm adicted to glossy paper and alcohol inks at the moment, so I made this background that way! I stamped the AUD Chicken and masked it, after that I stamped the Birds in Trees a several times and also Carte Postale. I used black StazOn ink. I removed the mask and  finished the card with gel pens and glitter.






See you next time!  
                                    Liesbeth XX

Monday, September 26, 2022

# 152, Things with wings, art journal page.

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 an art journal page for the "things with wings" challenge.
I stamped it purely with ink.
Lost Coast Designs has released a great new sheet,
  I have enjoyed stamping with this new sheet.

Stamps I used:
Five stamps from the Brush strokes sheet
Carmen's Veranda, Art wings to fly.

Stazon Jet black
Distress oxide
Wild honey
Bundled sage
Peacock feathers
Saltwater taffy
Watercolor markers

I started with Stazon Jet black.
I stamped the Praying angel with it.
I also stamped the checkered border and crows border with the Stazon jet black.
With the 4 colors Distress oxide and some water I made some ink spots on the empty spots.
I stamped the background with these five stamps from the brush strokes sheet.
All with the distress oxide colors.

With the crackle stamp and black stazon,
 i made some small prints in the empty spots of the paper.
With the long small stamp I stamped the edges with stazon jet black.
With the markers I colored the goth crow and the angel.
I hope you enjoyed it and that you also get to work on the challenge theme, "Things with wings".
You can also participate with other brands. 
But of course we prefer Lost coast designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps.
You have until the 30th to participate, and you can also win new stamps.
The team is looking forward to what you will make, so feel free to join us.















Saturday, September 24, 2022

On Top Of The World

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 Saturday. It's Sue here, and today I'm sharing my second project for our 'Things With Wings' challenge. 


I started by stamping on black card and embossing with white embossing powder.


Then I dabbed different colours of Stazon over the top and wiped off any excess with an old towel.
Isn't this a beautiful stamp? She's been coloured with watercolour pens and then cut out.

And now she's on top of the world!


These are my fabulous stamps. I've used




I hope you like it, and that you join in with our challenge. Remember there is a chance to win some Lost Coast $ for our lucky winner!
Take care and have a very happy day whatever you are doing x



Thursday, September 22, 2022

Things With Wings Challenge: Star Boy

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!

Howdy from Laurie with a card for the current challenge here on the Portal:  Things With Wings.  Lots to choose from for this one so get creative with it and have fun!

This project uses the Star Halo little boy stamp from Lost Coast Designs and the Smell Cake clear stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  My background is a gel print I made using Distress Oxide Inks in brown and cream, rolled onto my gel plate with a brayer then pressed with a foam impression plate to get the design.

My little boy was stamped with black ink onto white card stock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I added some gold accents to the butterfly wings as well.  Since I couldn't fussy cut out the stars when I fussy cut the little boy, I stamped the stars onto the center of the card front then affixed my little boy directly beneath them so they didn't get lost in the fussy cutting.  I colored them in with a bit of gold ink as well.

The sentiment was stamped with blue ink onto a white square, outlined in blue, and attached directly above the little boy as shown.  This was then layered with a white panel and that's a wrap!

We are excited to see your winged creations so please be sure to enter them here on the Portal for a chance to win some free stamps!



Sunday, September 18, 2022

Great things take 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!

Hello, all Cathy here with a card for you.
Stamps Used:
I started off making this background for the background challenge, but I didn't know what to do with it, so I set it aside. I used the new distress color to make the background, I splashed some water on it to lighten the color.
I stamped the dragon fly from the Bugz set  on white paper and painted the wings with the new distress shimmer sprays in green and I just used distress ink for the body in purple. I also splattered some of the shimmer spray on the background. You kinda see it. 
Lasty, I added a saying sticker to it.

Come join the fun and show us your wings here.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Autumn Queen

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 weather here in Norway has certainly changed the last few days.  Warm dry days became wet and now a cold wind is blowing away summer and bringing in autumn.  I decided to use the lovely oranges and browns of fall for my Things With Wings project today along with one of the new mini collage stamps Linda recently added to the shop.
 
Love these mini collage stamps.  They take all the work out of getting a lovely layered look to your stamping.  This one is called Mini Bug collage and I decided my bug was a bee. 

I started by making my background using Lost Coast Designs Leaves Background.  I stamped it first with yellow, then orange and finally red archival ink to layer up my colours and add some warmth and depth.  Then I stamped the frilly edge of the Bug Collage stamp so I didn't have to fussy cut it LOL.
I stamped the Mini Bug collage in brown ink and then inked the bee again with black and overstamped for a bit more definition.  I added a little yellow and some glitter glue to the wings and fussy cut.
I stamped Carmen's Veranda Queen of Everything on a scrap of the grid card I was using and put all the layers together, adding a scrap of red card to the top and left hand side of each panel.  
I hope you have time to grab some winged thing stamps and join the challenge.  Linky closes end of the month.  Don't forget to check out all the awesome inspiration from the team here on the blog.  
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Thursday, September 15, 2022

CHALLENGE #152 - THINGS WITH WINGS

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 #152

THINGS WITH WINGS

Share your stamped anythings featuring Things With Wings.
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 Doodle Circles and Flying Queen with Carmen's Veranda Poke The Day sentiment


Liesbeth used Lost Coast Designs Postage (butterfly), Calligraphy Shrine and Gargoyle

Riet used Lost Coast Designs Winged Girl, Butterfly Set and Long Swirl

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 23.59 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 #152 - Things With Wings
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 Friday, 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

 

 

Monday, September 12, 2022

#151 Use at least 3 stamps 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 dear stampers,
Riet here with 2 houses for the house, lol.
I had 2 pieces of wood and sawn houses from them.
I found the sentiments Geluk (happiness) and Liefde (love) so suitable for these houses.
Because that's what we all want, a house full of happiness and love.
It was a present for my daughter, so I chose the Dutch sentiments.
But LCD also has these stamps in English, here is the link.

Now the description of how the houses are made.
What I used.
Stazon Jett black, white acrylic paint, beige/brown markers.

First I painted the blocks with white paint.
It doesn't have to be neat, I wanted it to look worn.
When the paint was dry I sanded the edges with sandpaper.

Then I stamped the shrubbery stamp with the stazon.

Then I stampd the bees and I masked them.

Stamped the text on it.
I gave the bees some color with the beige and brown markers.
And really, that was all.
Easy and yet such a nice result.
Have you also made something fun with 3 stamps or more?
Show us and join the challenge until September 15th. 
It may even be stamps from other brands.
Here is the challenge link, and here you will find the rules for the challenge.
Hope you will play along and maybe you are the winner of some gorgeus rubber stamps.