Friday, September 22, 2017

Be Ridiculous

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 all!  We continue with this month's Numbers Challenge.  Today, I have an ATC I created using several LCD/CV stamps.
 I started out by spraying the background with several shades of blue and orange ink.  I then stamped the background with some numbers from the Rustic Alphabet Set.  I then stamped one of the images from the Mini Manga Set on a separate piece of card, colored it with pencils, then cut it out and added it to the left side.  I then stamped CV Ridiculous Not Boring on another piece of card I had sprayed with orange ink, cut it out, and arranged it down the right side.  Once the glue dried, I outlined it in black pen.

You can still get in on the fun and have a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber!  Just go HERE and link up your creation before Midnight, September 25th.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn Hughes
LCD/CV DT Leader

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Be Happy

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 Wednesday. It's Sue here, and I'm happy to be sharing my second piece for the current 'numbers' challenge.


This is one of those very rare projects that turned out just like it did in my head. Maybe if I imagine myself tall and thin....

White cat in a snowstorm time! The border stamp has been diagonally stamped across the page, then clear embossed. I thought I could do a few lines at a time, but the ink dried too quickly, so I had to stamp a line and emboss, stamp a line and emboss....

It was worth it though, I love how it's turned out! The stamp is the Numbers Border and it's 8 inches long! I had to use a Cuttlebug plate as my stamping block. I've sponged bright Distress inks over the top so the numbers really pop.

Then I've chomped bits out with dies, and mounted onto black card.

I made a Brusho background and stamped the wonderful Medium Doodle Feather. Although this is a really ornate stamp it's really easy to cut out which suits me just fine.

And there we are. Feathers in place, and the Carmen's Veranda sentiment stamped onto a leftover bit of Brusho background.

You still have until the 25th to join in so come on and make the numbers up (sorry!) Just click here to join in the fun.

Have a wonderful day, and thanks very much for looking x

Monday, September 18, 2017

Godzilla Counts to Ten

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 sample of something fun you can make for the "Numbers" Challenge for the month of September.

This is made with one of my favorite stamps:  Godzilla!
     I stamped this guy with black ink onto dark green paper - I kind of remembered from the old horror movies that he was dark green in color.  I added a little white around his eye to make it stand out then cut him out (be patient!).  I used a background piece I had on hand that was made using yellow and green acrylic paints, stencils, and my Gelli plate.  I randomly stamped my background paper with tiny numbers and then stamped along the bottom with the Numbers Border stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

     I then used my vintage typewriter to type the sentiment onto a white square that I layered with a black square then attached it to make it look like Godzilla is holding it up.  Then this was layered with a white piece of card stock.  It would make a really fun birthday card - you could change the "Let's all count to ten" to the age of the recipient to really personalize it.

Don't forget you have until Midnight, September 25th to get your entries in for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  Just go HERE to link up!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wildling Winter

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 sharing a card using the gorgeous Mistletoe Goth from Lost Coast Designs.

I love this stamp.  So much beautiful detail and so many lovely ways to play.


I started with a piece of card I had used to mop up some dylusion sprays.  I'm always a bit heavy handed with these and end up swimming in colour!!  I picked a bit I liked, stamped Mistletoe Goth and embossed with black powder. 


In addition to the random dylusion spray colours, I used Galaxy markers to add colour to her eyes, lips, nails and the leaves.  I used a white gel pen for the berries and highlights.  I fussy cut the left hand side of the image and also selected point around the image.  At these cut points I added numbers die cut from black glitter card using a sizzix die.

I stuck my image panel over a black glitter card base, leaving a strip of the card base showing.  I die cut Stamplorations Joyeux Noel from black card and stuck it over the black glittery strip.
By the by......  English speakers borrowed the word noel from Old French meaning "the Christmas season."  It can be traced further back to the Latin word natalis, which can mean "birthday" as a noun or "of or relating to birth" as an adjective, in Church Latin a reference to the birthday of Christ.  
Gosh, the things we learn as we craft.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Our current challenge is NUMBERS.  Link up your stamped numerical makes before midnight, 25th September for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars and to get some love and comments from the team.  Hugz




Joining the fun at

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Numbers and Gears

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!

Numbers and Gears

Greetings to all LCD Portal visitors.  I'm Laurie and I have another "Numbers" September Challenge post to hopefully inspire you to join this month's challenge.
This is a card I created that features the Carmen's Veranda Clock Square stamp.


I stamped my clock square with black ink onto a piece of white paper that I had colored using the Nuance Powders available at Lost Cost Designs.
If you have not used these before, there are some great instructional videos on You Tube.  They are really fun to play with and you can buy them in sets or individually.  I used blues, greens, yellow and a touch of pink.

I then took another background piece I had created with a piece of vintage paper and some stencils and acrylic paints in blue and green, using my Gelli plate.  I stamped it with some various number stamps, using black ink and then attached my Clock Square atop.  I edged it in black ink and layered it with a white panel.


Don't forget you have until Midnight, September 25th to link up your entries to the Numbers challenge for a chance to win some Lost Coast rubber.  Just go HERE to link up!  And you can still do a last minute entry to the Tip Your Hat event.  The linky closes at midnight tonight, so hurry up and get your hat on!!

Thanks for playing!
Laurie

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Turning Hope to Ho Ho Ho

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 and Frank here and we just wanted to pop by and remind all you lovely Portal Peeps that the Tip Your Hat event is open until midnight, September 14th.  So if it's got a hat and you used stamps, anyone's stamps, even your friend's bwahahahaha, then pop and hop and link it up to the Tip Your Hat event.


Frank isn't looking very impressed cos he's sure the contract for this gig mentioned a proper Santa hat.  Ho Ho Ho indeed.  Hugz

 Stamps used