Saturday, January 22, 2022

Perspective

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:

I started out by making a collage background. I randomly stamped Pieces of CalligraphyTravel stuff setGrunge diamond background in different colors of ink on a tan background. 

                                             
Next, I stamped Fortune men set on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. Trimmed down and layered on black cardstock. I added a few saying stickers, and we are done

                                              
    


Come join the Man Cave Challenge here.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

#136 Man cave challenge, the boxer.

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 stamp friends.
Today an artjournal page.
I chose the boxer stamp, because it fits so well into the "man cave" theme.

I worked on Terschelling 300 gram watercolor paper 24x30cm.
This paper has a rough structure and absorbs a lot of water.
And that is necessary because we are going to work with Brusho.

What materials I used:
stamps:

Further materials
Stencil: numbers - arrow - chevron.
Brusho - Orange - Leaf green - Yellow Ocre - Turquoise.
Stazon Timber brown.
Posca pen white.
Black pencil.
Skin colored marker.
White acrylic paint.
Thin paper to stamp the boxer on.

We are going to start with the design of the stamps for the background.
Let the stazon ink dry well.

Spray plenty of water on the paper.

Sprinkle small amounts of brusho on the water as you see fit.
Do this very carefully, because brusho is a true color explosion.
Think of it like this, better to sprinkle two or three times than too much at once.
See for yourself whether water needs to be added or whether it should be dabbed off.

With a stencil and white acrylic paint you sponge the numbers, arrow and chevron.

With a spatula you make 2 x wipes with white acrylic paint.
When its dry you can stamp the badass stamp on the paint.


Now only finishing, with the posca pen some lines around the stamps,
 and give the checkerd border  white blocks. 
Use the black pencil to outline the arrow, chevron and numbers.
And give the boxer some shade with the black pencil.
And then you're done, I hope you enjoyed this step by step. 

You might like to join the challenge.
        You don't necessarily have to use LCD stamps, but you do have to stamp with real stamps.
Read through the rules and then join in the fun.
You have a chance to win new stamps.










Sunday, January 16, 2022

Ride Em Cowboy

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 inspiration for our new Man Cave Challenge.  Masculine makes!  Love em??  Hate em??  Stay tuned for loads of awesome inspiration from the team.  Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda have some gorgeous masculine stamps.  Today I rounded up Carmen's Veranda Rocking Horse and made a card suitable for the little or large cowboys in our lives.
I used Carmen's Veranda Rocking Horse and Lost Coast Designs PMC Circle Frame and Party Words

I shared a card yesterday for the challenge start where I used stamp kissing with the PMC Circle Frame.  I had stamped the lifted ink off on a scrap of white card and I decided to use it today as a background panel for the Rocking Horse.

I trimmed the stamped circles panel and matted it on some thin brown card.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut the Rocking Horse.  I mounted the circle panel and Rocking Horse on a white card base and stamped the Happy Birthday from the Party Words set.

We can't wait to see your Man Cave projects!  Join the fun for a chance to win.  You have until the end of the month to link up your stamped masculine makes.   Don't forget to drop in often for more wonderful inspiration from the team.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

CHALLENGE #136 - MAN CAVE 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 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 #136

MAN CAVE


 Let's focus on the men.  Show us your stamped masculine projects.  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 and Travel Stuff Set
 
 
Gail used Lost Coast Designs Evil Eye, Large Rectangle Shadow Frame, PMC Circle Frame and Carmen's Veranda 27 Cookies.

Liesbeth used Lost Coast Designs 3 Waiters, Up Close and Personal and 
  


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 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!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #136 - Mancave Challenge
January 15th - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Monday, January 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

 
 
 
 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Let's Fly: Winged dream girl

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, it's me (Liesbeth) here with the final blogpost for our Let`s Fly challenge! Tomorrow a new one starts!


A very easy and quick card with a great effect: make an alcohol ink background, not to dark, on glossy paper, let dry well. Stamp the girl and the text with waterproof black ink and outline parts of the tect with a white gel pen. Ready!


Hope to see you next time!

LiesbethXX




Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Let's Fly: Steampunk Flying Girl

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 with another project for our "Let's Fly" Challenge, going on for a couple more days here on the Portal.  For this card, I used the Steampunk Fly Girl stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I love all things steampunk, and this is one of my favorite steampunk stamps from Lost Coast Designs.

This started with a piece of vintage book page that I layered over a piece of white paper with Modge Podge.  I added a second layer of Modge Podge atop my vintage text and  smoothed a piece of decorative decoupage or rice paper onto it.  I smoothed it all down and let it dry.  I cut it into a squarish shape with some deckle edged scissors, allowing the vintage book page to show on 3 sides.  I edged those sides with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

My Steampunk Fly Girl was stamped onto a piece of coffee stained paper with black ink and fussy cut out.  I then affixed her atop my card front with some foam dimensional tape.  I typed the word "Fly into my computer, enlarged it, and punched it out in a circle shape.  I edged that with the same Distress ink and glued it to the lower right corner.  I then glued a vintage optometrist's lens atop the circle.

We are so excited to see your "Flying" projects before this challenge ends on the 14th.  Be sure to include some rubber stamping in your projects for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!




Monday, January 10, 2022

#135 Let's fly. Step by step, how to marble a background.

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, I love this theme, you can use what ever you like that can fly.
Birds, butterfly's, dragonfly's or steampunk images with wings, angels and .........

 Stamps that I used and how I made the card.

Butterfly set.



Art wings to fly.

Coatted paper
Distress oxide:
Iced spruce
Speckled egg
Bundled sage
Stazon black
and some markers for coloring.

Smear some of the 3 oxide colors on your craftsheet and spray with water.
Dab the paper in here, repeat until you are satisfied.
I left it very light because I wanted a marble effect.
Now I made the marble veins with the black Distress oxide.
With the side of the ink pad you draw stripes on the craft sheet.
You spray this with water and put the paper on it.
Don't wipe, just dab the black.
Let it air dry.

And look what a beautiful result.
You can of course do it in all kinds of other color combinations.
Or just keep it black and white.
What ever you like most.
Stamp the Steampunk bicycle lady with Distress oxide iced spruce.
And with Stazon black you can now stamp the round pieces of calligraphy, the alphabet strip and the butterfly.
Because the paper is coated, it takes a little longer for the ink to dry.
Now mask all the stamps and stamp the background with Distress oxide Iced spruce and a piece of calligraphy stamp.
Color the stamps to your liking and then you're done.

The team would love it if you join the challenge.
And you can also win new rubber stamps.
You are not even required to use LCD stamps.
As long as you follow the theme.
So, click on the link and join us and most of all have fun.











Saturday, January 8, 2022

Let`s Fly: 3 Flying Flower Girls

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, welcome to our Let`s Fly Challenge! I used two stamps this time, I love them both so much! And the three women (3 Flying Flower Girls) are so perfect for this theme! 


I stamped the background (Flowers) with a Big and Juicy (rainbow) ink pad, and coloured it here and there with the same ink and a waterbrush. With black StazOn ink I stamped the 3 women and bleached them using bleach and a synthetic brush. I finished the card with a red colour pencil.


Hope you'll fly with us! 


Liesbeth XX




Thursday, January 6, 2022

Unleash The Flying Monkeys!

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 great to be back with my second project for our fun "Let's Fly" challenge.


Nothing says flying quite like monkeys does it!


I started by making my background with Distress Oxides. I wanted a gray murky look like the black and white part of the Wizard of Oz. I've used mixed media paper so I dipped and dripped to my heart's content.


I stamped my monkeys on and off the page. Then I stamped them again, cut them out, coloured them, and layered them up.

Then added some interest by stamping in metallic paint.

These are my stamps, I've just used the tip of the hat and the boots for my 'Wicked Witch of the East'
Flying Monkey (Carmen's Veranda)

So there we have it, the flying monkeys have been unleashed!
I hope that you're enjoying our challenge, and that you join in. Please remember that this is a stamping challenge so real stamps only, no digis allowed!
Have a wonderful day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

DECEMBER 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 December Challenge!

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 #134

ANYTHING GOES WITH GNOMES

is

Angelnorth
 
with this cute card using Lost Coast Designs Pointy Hat Gnome
Congrats Joanne, you win a $10 gift certificate

and cos it's Christmas!!!

Janny

with this wonderful card using gnomes and Carmen's Veranda Clown Monkey

Congrats Janny, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Joanne and Janny!  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

LET'S FLY

CHALLENGE #135 - LET'S FLY
Link up your stamped projects featuring things that fly
 for your chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.