Saturday, May 28, 2022

Under the Sea: Steampunk Mermaid

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 eveyone! It´s Liesbeth here with an ,Under the Sea` card to show you for our current challenge. There's still a few days time to join us, hope you do!



On an alcohol ink background (glossy paper) I stamped the mermaid with black StazOn ink and masked her. With green, blue and black StazOn I stamped the border and the stamps of the stamp set. I removed the mask and finished the card with Distress markers, gel pens  and I made a shadow around the mermaid.



See you next time, 
Liesbeth XX





Thursday, May 26, 2022

When the wave comes

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 quick card for you.
Stamp used:
I started out with some scrap paper that I have used some distress sprays and shimmer sprays on and cut out a ATCoin from it. I then stamped Shark on it 4 times. I felt that it didn't make an outstanding ATCoin so I made it into a card. 
Next, I picked out some 'sea' color cardstock for the background and I had some shimmer string (thread) and added that under the ATCoin. 
Added a black strip of cardstock to the bottom of the card and put a saying on top.
Lastly, I added some pearls to the front to act as bubbles.

You can join the under the sea fun here

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

#144, Under the sea.

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 stampers and crafters, Riet here.

Today my second contribution to the "Under the sea" challenge for Lost Coast Designs. 
The challenge runs until the end of the month, so there's still plenty of time to participate.
And it is even allowed to participate with other brands.
But now the step by step of this card.

I have used these LCD stamps,
Furthermore I have used:
Dylusions ink spray, Calypso teal, Vibrant turquoise and Funky fuchsia.
Distressink Rusty hinge,
Versafine black onyx,
Color pencils I have used Derwent intense,
but you can decide for yourself how you color the fish.
White pigment ink.
White gel pen,
White posca marker.
Black fineliner that is waterproof.
Stencil with cirkel holes in it.

This is how I made it.
First I sprayed the 3 Dylusionsprays on a sturdy paper.

I did that on 2 sheets, 1 for the card and 1 for the plants I cut later with a die.
With the versafine black I stamped the fish in the places where I want them.
 I also stamp them on thin paper to color them in.

For the background I used the crackle stamp and the white pigment ink.
Use only part of the stamp and stamp around the fish.

With a stencil with small circles I drew the bubbles.
and remove some of the ink with water.
With the posca I drew a line on the bubbles as a reflection of the light.

Now we are going to color the fish and give accents with the white gel pen. 
Cut them out and glue them to the fish on the card.

I cut out the waterplants with a die on the Big Shot.
Some I gave an orange color with the distress ink Rusty Hindge.
Glue the plants to the card.

Mat the card with black cardstock.
I must say that I absolutely love the fish, so detailed and so much fun to color.

Well I hope you liked it, and feel free to let me know if you have any questions.
And don't forget to join the challenge, you can win new stamps.
You can find the rules here.



Sunday, May 22, 2022

Under the Sea: Best Friends

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 to all you Portal viewers from Laurie with a rolodex card for this newest swap:  Under the Sea.  I got into making rolodex cards awhile ago in a Swap Bot group I am part of, and I must say they are a lot of fun to make and keep.  This one uses:

The Sharks stamp from Lost Coast Designs
The Bubbles Border stamp from Lost Coast Designs
The Best Friends clearstamp from Carmen's Veranda

Rolodex cards come in two sizes, and this is the smaller of the two.  Small size measures 2 and 5/8" by 4" The larger sizes measures 3" by 5".  The holes for the rolodex file are located 1 and 3/4" from either end on both sizes.  

The background for my card is a gel print made with blue and green acrylic paints.  I then stamped it with the Bubbles Background stamp in a darker shade of Distress turquoise ink and heat set the ink.  When stamping Distress ink onto a painted surface, the ink takes time to dry, so heat setting it speeds up the process and gives you a nice dry surface to work with.  

The sharks were stamped onto white card stock with blue and green Distress Oxide Inks and fussy cut out.  I attached them to the card front with some foam tape and added googly eyes to each.  Little clear acrylic dew drops were glued in place to look like bubbles.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink onto a white strip of paper edged in green and affixed to the top of the card as shown.

We can't wait to see your sea themed projects for this current challenge.  Be sure to use some rubber stamping in your work and you could be the lucky winner of some free stamps!!


Friday, May 20, 2022

The Serious Moonlight

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 Friday, it's nearly the weekend again! It's Sue here, and for my second project for our Under The Sea challenge, I've made a giant tag.


I started by making a gelli print background using my new Lavinia ink pads and Brusho's. The inks are wonderful, so juicy, I now need a full set lol.


I cut my tag using a die from a slimline card set. Then I stamped the bubbles border and embossed it in white.


I thought it looked nice, but a bit too clean so I decided to grunge it up a little. I dripped and sprayed some paints and dried off with my heat gun.

I liked it a lot better, but I really wished that I'd stamped the bubbles lengthways, so I started all over again lol. I used the spare one to die cut my moon and stars.

Next I stamped and cut out my Doodle Seahorses.


I love the way the paints have dripped and run.
These are my lovely stamps. I've used


I hope you like it and that you join in with us for the chance to win some Lost Coast $'s.
Take care and have a very happy weekend x


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Freedom, Peace and Harmony

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 Artist Trading cards featuring a selection of Lost Coast Designs awesome merpeople. 
  
Mermazing!!!!
  
I've used Lost Coast Designs Pondscum Background and Dictionary Words for the background, stamped with two shades of blue archival ink.
Then I stamped Lost Coast Designs Wing Mermaid with Face and two of the Doodle Dolls 1 stamps with Night Sky archival, fussy cut them and added them to my ATCs.
Do you feel inspired to take the Under The Sea challenge?
We can't wait to see your projects!
You can submit your entries in the linky party until 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.
 
 

Monday, May 16, 2022

# 144, Under the sea.

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 it's an easy card.
But first what I used to make the card.
Black Stazon.
Distressink Black soot.
A stencil.
3 colors of Glimmermist or other spray ink.
Coloring pencils.

I started with spraying 3 colors of glimmermist.
Orange, turquoise and green, on a stencil.
Turn the stencil over and place it on the paper so that you get an inverted print.
Let it dry, in the meantime you can color the mermaid.
You can also stamp the text with stazon black.
Cut out and smear the edges with Distressink Black soot.
Cut out the mermaid.
Glue everything to the card and mat it on black cardstock.
And your done.

Now it's up to you, make something with the theme "under the sea" too.
And join the challenge. So fun to participate.
And of course you have a chance to win.
So click on the link and join the challenge.
Hope to see you there.




 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

CHALLENGE #144 - UNDER THE SEA

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 #144

UNDER THE SEA


Share your stamped under water projects.  We want to see mermaids, seahorses, sunken cities, fish, octopus, shells, water etc etc.  Can't wait to see your ideas.  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 Seahorse with Rider
 

Sue used Lost Coast Designs Doodle Seahorse, Anchor and Spikey Fish and
Fish and Heart set

  
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 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!
Gail
Challenge Host

Challenge #144 - Under The Sea
May 15th - 31st Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Tuesday, May 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

 


 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Strong Women: Knitting Circle

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!

It's Laurie here with a fun card to wrap up our "Strong Women" challenge here on the Portal.  We want to see your projects depicting what "Strong Women" means to you.

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

 I stamped the women knitting onto white card stock with black ink and fussy cut it out.  I added some Copic Sketch Markers to their hands and faces and went over their dresses with a gray marker.  The yarn they are using was colored blue.  I attached this to a piece of card stock that looks like old vintage wallpaper.  The sentiment was stamped with black ink and cut out.  I outlined the edges with black as well and affixed it to the upper right corner as shown.  Final step was to glue a blue flower in the left corner.

You still have time so submit your "Strong Women" projects before the challenge closes.  You might be the lucky winner of some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda!



Thursday, May 12, 2022

Bad Ass Witch

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.  I hope your Thursday is going splendidly.   Are you enjoying all the Strong Woman inspiration here on the blog???   Have you joined the fun yet???   You gotta be in it to win it you know!   Here's a fun card for you with a little lady with big attitude......
Whoo hoo!  You tell em sista!!!   Isn't she awesome??  I used Lost Coast Designs Concentric Circle Background stamped in silver on a pale blue panel.   I stamped, coloured and fussy cut Lost Coast Designs Gnome Witch on Broom and stamped Carmen's Veranda Full Ass sentiment. 
Get stamping and join the fun for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars.
Linky closes 23.59 PST 14th May.
Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

#143 Strong woman 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 challenge with the subject "strong women".
I have chosen the Lycaonia stamp
I think it is a real strong woman as she sits there between her wolves.
For the background I used the grunge tree stamp.
The text is by Carmens Veranda, there you will find the funniest and most beautiful texts and sayings.

What else did I use:
Smooth cardboard.
Clear embossing powder.
Spray ink in turquoise.
Pencils or markers for coloring.
Versamark.
Stazon black.
Clear embossing powder.

How did I make it.
I first stamped the Grunge tree with Versamark.
And sprinkled with the embossing powder.
Melted the embossing powder with the heat tool.
When the card has cooled down, spray the spray ink on it.
Do the same with the card with the text.
Now set it aside and let it air dry.
Continue with the Lycaonia stamp.
Stamp with stazon black on a thin paper and color it.
Cut out the stamp.
The map is now dry and we will continue with this.
Take a sheet of paper and place it on the card and text card.
Use a warm iron to iron off the embossing powder.
But if you like it better with the embossing powder, you can also skip this step.
Now glue the Lycaonia image on the card.
Assemble the card further as in the example, or according to your own idea.

So feel free to join.
You have a chance to win beautiful stamps.
And you can even participate with other stamp brands.
Please read the rules to avoid misunderstandings.
I wish you the best of luck and, above all, a lot of fun making your creation.


Sunday, May 8, 2022

I am who I am

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 Cathy, here with a card for you today.
Stamps Used:
I started out by making the background with some ink smooching. I then stamped Winged girl with black ink and then stamped Saying on white cardstock and just used the first line of it. 
Then randomly stamped butterfly from the Butterflies set with 1 of the same inks I used on the background. 

Come join the fun here



Friday, May 6, 2022

She Made Broken Look Beautiful

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 Friday. It's Sue here with my journal pages for our Strong Women challenge.


I started by cutting my pages from smooth card and stamping with the Flowers background stamp. It's such a beautiful stamp even before it's coloured.

I used my Tim Holtz distress pens to colour them in.

Frida has also been coloured with Distress pens. I love this sentiment and think it fits in perfectly with Frida and our challenge.


And these are my lovely stamps. I've used

Frida 1

Flowers   and

Carmen's Veranda Broken sentiment.



I hope you like her, and join in with our challenge. Remember there are Lost Coast $'s to be won, so be sure to link up!

Have a very happy weekend, and thanks so much for looking x


Thursday, May 5, 2022

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 #141

SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH S

is

Karen
 
with this summer seaside scrapbook page
Congrats Karen, you win a $10 gift certificate


WINNER of CHALLENGE #142

HATS

is

Vee

with this cute cat tag

Congrats Vee, you win a $10 gift certificate

 Congratulations Karen and Vee!  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

STRONG WOMEN


Link up your stamped projects featuring Strong Women
for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.