Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Our Friendship...

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 happy Tuesday, It's Sue here with my second 'Stamped Background' project, and I would like my friend Alfred to introduce it!
I started by making my background with the Perspective Floor stamp, whoo this makes your eyes go a little squiffy!

I used the same stamp again for Alfred's background, this has such a 1960's feel to it.

I've given Alfred Hitchcock Standing (well it is Alfred Hitchcock, and he is standing lol) his own Nevermore Raven, you can't have Alfred without a bird!

And I'm sure that he would be full of witty anecdotes, sparkling conversation, and plenty of plain weirdness. This is also a Carmen's Veranda clear stamp, called Our Friendship I've dotted a couple more ravens around for good measure.
There's still a week or so to join in with our challenge, so I hope to see you over on the Portal.
Enjoy the rest of the week, and thanks very much for looking xx



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Making a Classical Card with an Embellished 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!

Hello everyone, my name is Ginny Maxam and I am a new DT member for Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!  Today's post is my first for my new team, I am excited to be working with this wonderful and talented team using the awesome images from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

This Weeks challenge is Stamped Background.  A great challenge with lots of possibilities.
Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda have some very unique and arty designs, nothing run of the mill here.  Artsy, yes. Weird, yes, Classical, yes. Like any company, you will find images you like and images you don't, but that is what is so fun about stamping, you make the art uniquely yours to suit your purpose.

My Stamped Background inspiration card:
I made this card using the 


Stamping on a bright white cardstock using  Memento ink
and

 Classic Women

On my background, I used a little Nuvo foil flakes




Mirror board and a feather for a little panache`

  


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enter the Stamped Background challenge! 
 If you don't enter, you can't win!
Ginny M

Friday, April 20, 2018

Kitty behind the curtain

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 in blog land. Cathy here with a card for the challenge. Stamped backgrounds is what it is called. You can check out some of the backgrounds here or here for your ATCs or here for some Carmen's Verandas backgrounds.

I started off with some watercolor paper and I took my Nuance powers and made them into a watercolor and painted a "sky"  background.  I set that aside to dry and I worked on the cat image. It is  Curtain Cat from KatzelKraft. Lost Coast Designs is carrying some.

I had it already stamped out and colored on a different piece of cardstock. I had stamped a saying and I smudged the ink on it so I couldn't use it for what I wanted but I didn't want to throw the card away. We all know what I'm talking about right.
 
Next I cut out the curtain cat and edged it with black marker so you don't see the white edge from cutting out. Added glossy accents to eyes because they need to be glossy. Set that aside to dry and then I went back to the watercolor sky.
So I grabbed my Flying Birds background stamp and stamped it on my watercolor sky background.
Then I adhered the curtain cat to the side of the card.   
The I took a circle and painted it some of the Nuance powers to make a moon and attached to the top of the card.
All put together. I hope to see your creation with stamped backgrounds.
You can join the fun here.
You can also join over on our Facebook group.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Colour of Brains

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.  Gail here today to share a little inspiration for the current challenge Stamped BackgroundLost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda have some amazing, beautiful and very reasonably priced background stamps, so this is a no brainer.  Now there's a theme to expand upon.......
I used the gorgeous Lost Coast Designs Pondscum background with Carmen's Veranda Oz Scarecrow and Tidy Minds sentiment.  
I stamped and embossed Pondscum Background with black powder on white card.  I'm not sure this picture does it justice.  It's a very detailed and complex stamp.  Do use a fine, detailed embossing powder if you are going to heat emboss.  I used Stampendous Fine Black here.  
Then I stamped and embossed the Tidy Minds sentiment and Oz Scarecrow, both available from Carmen's Veranda.  I cut the sentiment panel with Sizzix Deckle Edge die and fussy cut the scarecrow.  I quite liked it black and white, but then decided to add some colour.
I thought green, for spring, vaguely entertained red, for brains, and then decided yellow, for happy, and maybe also brains if you are a scarecrow!!!
Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to link up your makes using stamping in the background for a chance to win Lost Coast dollars!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #51 - STAMPED 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!

Greetings.  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 your self some 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 #51

STAMPED BACKGROUND


This fortnight we want you to get creative with your stamps and make a stamped background for your creation.  So anything goes as long as you use stamping in the background.  

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 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 is awarded our Challenge Winner's Badge
5+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $5 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
10+ Entries = one Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV
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.  If you are using Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps you can now also link up your challenge entry in the Lost Coast Official Fan Group on facebook.  There is a challenge album in photo's.  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!
Let's start with a couple of projects from our new teamies
Roni made this cute and fun card using Nuance powders, Pencils background and Georges and Louis

Ginny made this gorgeous card using Lost Coast Designs Shrubbery, the large dragonfly from More Bugz and the Carmen's Veranda Discover sentiment

Laurie made this beautiful card using Carmen's Veranda Calligraphy Square and Lost Coast Designs Medium Clown Doll

Sue made this elegant card using Lost Coast Designs Large Chickenwire Background and Roses
 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


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Fly Card

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 for the Pretty as a picture challenge.

What catches your eye?  The colors, the shapes, the nest, the eggs?

What caught my eye was the nest and the red and white color.

Frist I stamped the nest  and colored it with different brown Copic markers.
It felt like I was playing pick-up sticks with coloring.  Next I colored the leaves with different colors.
 Then I fussy cut it out and added to a red piece of cardstock and then added that to white card base.

Then I stamped the word Fly and added the to some black cardstock then added to the card

I hope you come and play in the Pretty as a picture challenge.