Saturday, June 15, 2024

Red, white & blue: Flower Girl Gate

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 with a new card for our challenge of this month: Red, White & Blue.


I used just 2 colours of Versafine Clair ink and I just stamped, cut, glued and sponged, using the wonderful gate stamp from ATC Miscellaneous 4  and one of the faces from 3 Flying flower girl faces


Hope I inspired you to paticipate and join the fun! See you next time!



                                                                         LiesbethXX

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

#186 Red, white and blue challenge. Stars, stripes and clowns.

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Today a card with the fun big nose and pope clown.
These are really fun for the red, white and blue theme of this challenge. 

What I used for this card:
Stencil
Hotfix silver stars and squares.
Distressink:
Pumice stone
Antique linen
Chipped Sapphire
Fired brick.
Versafine Onyx black

I started by giving the white paper a vintage color.
I know it's supposed to be white, but I wanted to give the card a vintage look.
I did that with Antique linen and Pumice stone.

I applied the red and blue distress ink with the stencil and an ink blender.
First one half, then turned the stencil over and inked up the other half of the paper with red.

While the stenciled background is drying, I stamped the clowns with versafine black.

I colored the clowns with the red and blue distredd ink.
Let them dry.

Now continue with 2 strips of paper and repeat the
vintage coloring in the same way as the card.

Stamp the rustic checkerboard border 3 times in red and blue.

Now it's a bit of a puzzle to get the patterns to match as well as possible.

Cut out the clowns and glue them onto the card.
Finish it all off with the silver stars.
Glue on to red and blue cardstock.
This was my contribution to the challenge.
Now I'm curious what you make in red, white and blue.
Maybe something for the 4th of July?
Show us and participate in the challenge.
Wouldn't it be nice if you were the new winner?
You can even participate with stamps from other brands.
That's all allowed, as long as you use stamps on your project or card.


Monday, June 10, 2024

Red, White and Blue 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!

Cathy here with a card for you today.

Stamps Used:



I started out with stamping one of the stamps from Pieces of Calligraphy in blue distress ink. I then edges the sides with the same ink. As I was doing that, I got smudges in the middle of the card because I didn't let is dry long enough. So, what to do add more stamps. I took another stamp from Pieces of Calligraphy and stamped that around to cover up my smudges. 
Next, I blended the blue all over the front of the card. 
I then took a small butterfly from the Butterfly set and stamped it with red distress in all over the card. Lastly to add my white I added a white frame with a white flourish.

You can join the challenge at The Red White and Blue Challenge
 

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Dragon Fire

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 the Red, White and Blue Challenge.  The design team makes are looking so striking and we can't wait for you to help us fill up the linky for a glorious display of red, white and blue.  
Today I have used Lost Coast Designs Shooting Star Background.
I stamped Shooting Star Background with Midnight blue archival ink and then used red and blue Promarkers to add colour.  Then I simply matted it onto the dark blue base card and added the Happy Birthday sentiment as a fishtail banner.
I hope you like my card.  Thanks for dropping by.
Link up your stamped projects predominantly featuring the colours Red, White and Blue
 for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

MAY WINNER

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 WINNER of our May Challenge!

We would like to thank everyone who entered their lovely projects.  We didn't have many entries but the ones we had were awesome.  We appreciate you joining the fun and it is so nice to see Lost Coast Design and Carmen's Veranda stamps.  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 #165

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU

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with this lovely card featuring Lost Coast Designs Rabbit with watch stamp
 
 
Congrats Sylvia.
Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blog!
We'd love it if you link your badge back to us here at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.
 

Our current challenge is

RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Link up your stamped projects predominantly featuring the colours Red, White and Blue
 for your chance to win Lost Coast Dollars.
 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

#186 Red, white and blue challenge. Love this manga 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 there, Riet here with a new card for the
Red, white and blue challenge.
How festive that is with the Fourth of July approaching.
This card can also easily be made by a beginner or advanced stamper.
The team would love for you to join the challenge.
So show us what you made with these colors.

Stamps I used:

Color pencils (I used Derwent colorsoft)
Stazon Black cherry
Stazon Midnight blue.

How to make the card.
I started by stamping the manga girl with stazon midnight blue.

Also stamp a mask and masked her off. 

The lovely flowers come in 4 sizes and 4 diferent flowers.
Just stamped around the manga girl in red and blue stazon.

Color some of the flowers and leave some white for the contrast. 
Color the manga girl.

Take some red white and blue cardstock for the background to matt.
And then you're done.
You could of course further decorate the card with glitter or sequins.
That's up to you.
I often find the simplicity beautiful.
Hope you enjoyed it, and see you next time.







Saturday, June 1, 2024

CHALLENGE #186 - RED, WHITE AND BLUE

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 monthly!  A new challenge starting the 1st 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 #186

RED, WHITE AND BLUE

We want to see your stamped anything in a predominantly Red White and Blue colour scheme.  small amounts of other colours will be accepted but it must be predominantly RED WHITE and BLUE.
You have all month to share your stamped anythings with the theme.  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 read the updated Challenge Rules 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 you could win a bigger prize in our random prize drawing.  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 Brush Stokes, ATC Italian Postmark with Carmen's Veranda Open Rose
 
Gail used Lost Coast Designs Mayan Stele and Mini Manga with Carmen's Veranda Huge To Do List sentiment


Liesbeth used Carmen's Veranda Paradise, Dice Hand and Clock Face squares with Lost Coast Designs Daisy Flourish

 
Riet used Lost Coast Designs Brush Stokes, Three Gnomes and Party Words


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 #186 - Red, White and Blue
June 1st - 30th Please read over out RULES to be sure your entries qualify you to win!
ALL rubber stamp companies are welcome.
Linky closes Sunday, 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

 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Rock and Roll

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 final inspiration for the Let Us Entertain You! challenge.  You have until 23.59 PST 31st May to get your entries added to the linky.  Today I am sharing a bottle tag.
I used an Avery Elle die to cut the tag and smooched with distress dusty concord ink and water.  I stamped Carmen's Veranda Dice Background with Seedless Preserves distress ink and added Lost Coast Designs ZZ Top Gnome 1 stamped on white card, coloured with shades of purple and fussy cut.  Then I added parts of Carmen's Veranda Ran out of Coffee sentiment.  
You have all month to share your stamped anythings with an entertainment theme. Please read the updated rules before entering. Real rubber or clear stamping and theme must be the focus of your project for a chance to win Lost Coast $$$$$'s. 
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz 

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Happy Birthday

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!

Cathy here with a happy birthday card for you.
Stamp Used:


So, I started out with a 4x6 piece of paper that had some blue background color on it. I don't remember from what and I stamped Joker in the middle of it. I colored it with copic markers.


I then trimmed it down and put it on a black card base. After that I die cut the film strip and tried to figure where I was going to use it. I decided to cut apart and add white to the middle of it.
Lastly, I die cut out Happy Birthday and glued it the front.

You still have time to join the challenge over on the blog.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

#185, Let us entertain you. Movie 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!

 

Hi there, Riet here.
What a fun challenge.
You can participate with anything related to theater, film, dance, circus, etc.
I am a huge film fan and especially love the old Hitchcock films, they are fantastic.
You can see from this card what my favorite is.

Stamps I used:

I die cut the film strip and stamped parts of crows with black ink.
Stamped Alfred and masked him.
Stamped part of the Fourth Dimension to lay a floor.
Using a sponge with a very fine structure, 
I tapped the speckles on the white parts of the card with black ink.
And I made the scratches with the side of cardboard and black ink.
It should look like an old film reel.
I colored Alfred's suit and shadow with a gray pencil.
And with a letter die I made the word bird.
The card is matted with black cardstock.

Hope you will join in this fun challenge,
There is a price to be won.
Please read the rules first to avoide disapointment.
See you at the challenge.


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Let us entertain you. - It's a Party!

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 party card for our Let us entertain you ChallengeLet us entertain you Challenge! There's still lost of time for you to participate...so why not? :-) 


I started this card by inking a white card with Distress Inks and water. I stamped the ladies with StazOn Jet Black and bleched them. After that I stamped the roses and text and finished the card with colour pencils and gel pens.
Stamps used: Showgirls,Roses and Party Words.






See you next time, have a wonderful weekend!

Liesbeth XX

Thursday, May 16, 2024

#185 "Let us entertain you" challenge. Clowns

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 everybody, Riet here with 2 cards. 
Today 2 cards for the challenge,
because I think both clowns really belong together.
Let me explain to you how these cards are made.

 I used these stamps:
Card #1
Card #2

Furthermore I used:
Black stazon
Distress oxide.
Twisted citron,
Lucky clover,
Cracked pistaschio,
Musterd seed,
Wild honey,
Crackling campfire,
Barn door.
Derwent colorsoft pencils.

Take two pieces of paper measuring 20x20cm.
One for the orange background and one for the green.
We apply the colors with a brayer.
Starting with the light colors and working your way to the dark colors.
Be careful with the dark colors, apply small amounts.

With the sheet brush strokes, we now randomly stamp
 the orange tones on the green background.
And with the green tones on the orange background.
While we let this dry, we stamp the two clowns and color them.

When they ar colored you can cut them out.

Now choose a nice piece of background and cut it to 8.5cm x 8.5cm.

Now cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 12.5 x 12.5 cm.
And a double of 15 X 15cm.
We put the double card a side for a while.

Place the background on the white 12.5 x 12.5

Stamp the top left corner and bottom right corner,
 with the ledger stamp and the black stazon.
Repeat this with stamps from the Brush strokes sheet.
Use a stamping tool for this.

Now it looks like this.
Matt with a black cardstock with a 2mm edge.

Do the same with the second white card and glue them together.

Now use foam tape to stick the clowns on.

Now the card is ready.
The team would love to see your artwork in the LCD/CV challenge.
You can also participate with other brands of stamps.
You also have a chance to win new stamps, so join the challenge.