Wednesday, October 18, 2017

31 Days of Halloween - Witches - Day 18

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 everyone and welcome back to the 31 Days of Halloween.  We are on Day 18 of the month long event.

Today, I have an ATC I created using a couple of stamps from Carmen's Veranda.
I used CV Small Witch Background and CV Witches Go Riding.

If you are hopping in order, you will visit TEE next.

Don't forget to share your 31 Days of Halloween project with us to have a chance at $10 of LCD/CV rubber. 
Our Animals Challenge is also still open if Halloween isn't your thing.
Feeling especially creative? Enter both!

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

He's a No Hoper - 31 Days of Halloween Day 17

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 Day 17 of our 31 Days of Halloween blog hop.  Today it's the turn of my hopeless raven.



This is quite a large wooden tag that's been painted with DecoArt fluid acrylics. The beautiful Goth Raven has been stamped on a Gelli print.
I hope you're enjoying our 31 days of spookiness, and that you're also playing along.
Have a great day, and see you soon! xx
The full list of participants of the hop can be found in the side bar. From here you need to hop to 
Tee


Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have two chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your project to these fun challenges:

31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  stamp an animal - til 25th October

Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 16 of 31 Days of Halloween

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 Day 16 of 31 days of Halloween. Can you believe it is day 16 already.  
 I decided to make a banner. This is a easy banner to make. First off I got the banner from a store. Mine I picked up at Target in the dollar area.
Then I had a plan in mind. I wanted to use the small skeleton on the panels of the banner. When I opened up the banner I saw that there was 3 different sizes of panels. That is when I saw my small skeleton would not fit on all the panels. So I grabbed my flying skull to use on my smaller panels.   
So I stamped the small skeleton 4 times on white card stock. Cut out. Then I glued on panel.
Then I skipped a panel.
I didn't take a photo of the blank panel.
Next I stamped flying skull 3 times on white cardstock and cut out. Then I glued on panel
All done.
Hang where you want.

Join the fun and enter your own Halloween creations!

The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar.
Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your projects to these fun challenges:
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  use an animal - til 25th October

Wicked Bloggers Welcome!!

Now you need to hop along to TEE

Sunday, October 15, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 15 - The Masked Kitty

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 from Laurie to Day 15 of our 31 day Halloween Blog Hop!  For Day 15, I've got a friendly little fellow here who not only fits the bill for Halloween but also works with our Animal Challenge which is also going on right now on the Portal.  So this is a two-fer!



I created this little guy by stamping the cat image onto white paper with black ink.  I used the Cat Triangle stamp from Lost Coast.  I used Copic markers to color him in Halloween colors then glued a little black mask over his face.  He is mounted onto a piece of Halloween paper with a couple of little cobwebs in the upper corners and two little black pumpkins with Halloween messages that I cut out of a larger piece of scrapbook paper.  He's about ATC sized so could be either an ATC or a smaller card.  There's a whole collection of these kitty cats at Lost Coast Designs so check them out!

The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar.
Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your projects to these fun challenges:
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  use an animal - til 25th October

Now you need to hop along to TEE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 14 - Haunted

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 back to the 31 Days of Halloween.  I hope you are enjoying all the projects you are seeing here and on the other blogs that are participating.  It's a lot of work for the designers but it's something we truly enjoy doing.

Today, I have a tag to share with you.
I started by adding some Dylusions paint in red and black to the top of the tag then spraying with water until it ran down.  Once I dried that, I went in with some sepia colored ink and added some highlights.  I stamped RIP on a separate piece of cardstock, cut him out, and colored with pencils (isn't he creepy?).  The "Haunted" is a sticker I painted to blend with the background.  The skeleton at the bottom right is something I found while digging through my Halloween stash.  Lastly, I drew lines around the tag and finished it off with some black fiber.

 If you are hopping in order, your next visit will be to Tee.  Have fun, and thank you for joining us for the 31 Days of Halloween.

Don't forget, you have a chance to win $10 in LCD/CV rubber. Just link up your Halloween entry HERE.  Halloween not for you? We are also running an Animal Challenge this month. Link up your Animal entry HERE. Feeling extra creative?  Enter both!

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Friday, October 13, 2017

Can't Stop The Feeling - 31 Days of Halloween Day 13

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!

Woo Hoo day 13 already of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop, and to help celebrate this, and more importantly my (Sue's) birthday, here's Sir Justin of Timberlake and his backing dancers.



For this one I've used Dancing Skeletons and Domino Shrine, and a Tando shrine. I've used my Gelli plate (well I have to use it for something) for my reverse stamping.

Remember same time, same place tomorrow for more wonderful inspiration from one of my teamies, and you should also need to join in the fun with this and our animal challenges.
Have a great day, and thanks very much for looking xx
The full list of participants of the hop can be found in the side bar. From here you need to hop to 
Tee

Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your projects to these fun challenges:
On The Border Event - use border stamps - til 14th October
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  stamp an animal - til 25th October

Thursday, October 12, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 12 - Mad

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 and welcome back another day of the 31 Days of Halloween.  We are in Day 12 and once again, it's my turn to share some Halloween fun.


I started out by stamping Cheshire Cat onto a piece of cardstock, cutting him out, and coloring with pencils.  I then took a 4" x 4" art tile and sprayed it with a couple of different colors of orange ink.  When it was dry, I used an embossing folder to add texture and then swiped over it with black ink.  I printed out the sentiment on my computer and added it to the top.  Finally, I added a few enamel dots at two of the corners.

If you are hopping in order, your next visit will be to Tee.  Have fun, and thank you for joining us for the 31 Days of Halloween.

Don't forget, you have a chance to win $10 in LCD/CV rubber.  Just link up your Halloween entry HERE.  Halloween not for you? We are also running an Animal Challenge this month.  Link up your Animal entry HERE.  Feeling extra creative?  Enter both!

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 11 - Pumpkin Scarecrow

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!


This is Laurie, and it's Day 11 of the 31 Days of Halloween.  It's been such fun for all of us on the Design Team and I hope it's been a lot of fun for you as well and that you have been entering your creations here on the Portal.

I decided to move away from the more macabre side of Halloween and do something a bit more mainstream.  This is an ATC but could easily be made into a card.


I used the Pumpkin Scarecrow stamp from Carmen's Veranda.  I stamped this guy with black into onto white card stock.  I colored him with Copic markers and used a white gel pen to highlight his teeth and a gold marker to highlight the buttons and stars on his jacket.  My background is a piece of scripted Halloween paper that I cut to ATC size and edged with black ink.  I used the 3 Mini Birds stamp from Lost Coast Designs with black ink and added the birds around the edges.  I attached a black cobweb sticker to the upper right corner and stamped the numbers 31 on the left corner.  Finishing touch is to tuck a little Halloween message into my scarecrow's right hand.

The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar.

Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your project to these fun challenges:

On The Border Event - use border stamps - til 14th October
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  stamp an animal - til 25th October

Now you need to hop along to TEE

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 10 - The Raven 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! 

Happy 10th of October from Laurie and I hope it finds you creating some fun Halloween goodies that you can share on the blog challenge going on until the end of the month.

This is another card I created using the LCD Raven Prince Small stamp and the Grunge Black Swirl Background stamp from Carmen's Veranda.

I used a background paper I had made previously with my Gelli plate (again!), some green, blue and yellow acrylic paints and a piece of corrugated cardboard that I used to make the patterns in the paint.  I heat embossed the Raven right onto my background with black embossing powder.  I then took the Grunge Black Swirl background stamp, and using just the edges, I stamped around the edges with black ink.  I put a little witch's hat on his head and glued a star to it.  Using my vintage typewriter, I typed "Nevermore" onto a green scrap layered with white and attached it to his beak.  The whole piece gets mounted onto black card stock then to a white card.


The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar.
Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your projects to these fun challenges:

On The Border Event - use border stamps - til 14th October
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  use an animal or 3 - til 25th October

Now you need to hop along to TEE

Monday, October 9, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 9 - Nevermore

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 everyone and welcome back to the 31 Days of Halloween.  We are in Day 9 and it's my turn to share some Halloween fun.

When I think of Halloween, I not only think of ghosts and ghoulies, vampires and witches, but I also think of Edgar Allen Poe.  He wrote such wonderful scary, creepy stories.  One of my favorite bits is from The Raven so I decided to use that bit on a coaster.
To make it dark and slightly ominous, which fits the poem, I sprayed the background with black, white, and gray inks after I had gesso'd the coaster.  I allowed the ink to move around as it dried since I wanted the background to be cloudy.  I then used the Crows border stamp (yeah, I know crows aren't ravens but it was close enough LOL) to randomly stamp across the coaster.  Just mask off all but one bird on the border stamp with a bit of tape, ink up, remove the tape, stamp, and repeat.  It gives your border stamps more uses than just as a border.

Next, I stamped the Raven from Mother Goose Birds on the left hand side in black ink.  My Misty helped me get it very, very black.  I then printed out the bit of the poem in Gothic print, misted it lightly with gray ink, and added it to my coaster.

If your hopping in order, your next visit will be to Tee.  Have fun and thank you for joining us for the 31 Days of Halloween.

Don't forget you have a chance to win $10 in LCD/CV rubber.  Just link up your Halloween entry HERE.  Halloween not for you?  We are also running an Animal Challenge this month.  Link up your Animal entry HERE.  Feeling especially creative?  Do both!

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader


Sunday, October 8, 2017

He's Got The Evil Eye - 31 Days of Halloween Day 8

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 welcome to day 8 of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop. It's Sue here, and I'm happy to show you my Evil Eye!



He's a bonny lad isn't he lol.
I've die cut a couple of tags and layered them, do you like his glue gun drooooooollll - yum!
It's your turn now, so please join in with any of these challenges for the chance to win dollars to spend in the store.
On The Border Event - use border stamps - til October 14th
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til October 31st
Animals Challenge -  use an animal or 3 - til October 25th
 

Please call back again tomorrow for more inspiration from one of my teamies. Thanks very much for looking and have a great day xx

The full list of participants of the hop can be found in the side bar. From here you need to hop to 
Tee

Saturday, October 7, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 7 - Such Wickedness

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 back to Day 7 of the 31 Days of Halloween.  It's Laurie again and I have a wicked little creature to scare up some Halloween fun!


I started this one with some background paper I had made previously with my Gelli plate, some vintage papers, and some acrylic paints and stencils.  I used the Evil Eye stamp for this one, stamping him with black ink onto white card stock.  I colored him with Copic markers and added some Glossy Accents to his eyes and his teeth to give them a bit more depth. I cut him out and pasted him to my back ground piece.  I rubbed a little Distress Ink around the edges then mounted onto some white card stock.  I think this is one of my favorite Halloween stamps from Lost Coast - he's just got such a wicked look about him!

The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar.

Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your projects to these fun challenges:

On The Border Event - use border stamps - til October 14th
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til October 31st
Animals Challenge -  use an animal or 3 - til October 25th

Now you need to hop along to TEE

Friday, October 6, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 6 - Frank's Memories

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 to Day 6 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today you get Cathy. That's me.
I made this card to share with you all today.  I call it Frank's Memories. I started out with a black card base. Next I stamped Gothic ATC text on different spots on the card with white ink. Then I grabbed a Tim Holtz Halloween stencil (skull crossbones is the one I used). Again I used white ink and added it through the stencil. I then took an evidence tag, filled it out, added water and scrunched it up. I dried it with a heat gun, distressed the edges and added brown ink to them.  Got a poison label and inked the edges of that with brown ink. Set all aside, I stamped Frank on copic friendly paper and colored him in with copic markers. Cut him out and edged with black marker, so you don't see white around the edge.
Now I assemble the card. Added the poison label to the card. I took the tag and added the charm and the string and added foam squares to the back to raise it up next I added Frank. Using foam squares on him also. Last I edged the card with white ink to tie it all together.

 The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar.
Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your projects to these fun challenges

On The Border Event - use border stamps - til October 14th
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til October 31st
Animals Challenge -  use an animal or 3 - til October 25th

Stop by everyday to see what we have in store for our 31 Days of Halloween.

Now you need to hop over to TEE

Thursday, October 5, 2017

31 Days Of Halloween Day 5 - Owlween

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 Portal Peeps, Horrifying Hoppers and all you other watchers and lurkers and fans of Halloweeny.   Gail here today with an ATC featuring one of Lost Coast Designs new stamps Owlynn.  I have chopped and changed this one around a bit so do check out the link to see it in all it's glory.

 I stamped and embossed part of Lost Coast Designs Scarves Background and coloured with various autumnal distress ink colours.  I stamped. embossed and fussy cut Owlynn and decided to have the owl in focus.  I fussy cut the large flower group and placed them a bit further up the owl image.  I cut some of the flowers from the right hand side of the image and used them to fill in under the lady's face.  I was going to cover that as well but think it's adds to the spook factor there on the edge.  I took the book of shadows that hangs around Owlynn's neck and gave it to the owl.  Then I cut the word using Sizzix dies. 

 Close up of some of the gorgeous details.  I've coloured the Owlynn image with distress inks, Promarkers and added some details with a gold pilot marker.

The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar ==>

Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  
We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars.  Link up your projects to these fun challenges:
On The Border Event - use border stamps - til 14th October
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  use an animal or 3 - til 25th October 

Wicked Bloggers Welcome!! 

Now you need to hop along to TEE 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

31 Days of Halloween - Day 4 with 3 Tombstones

Welcome back to the 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 Day 4 of the 31 Days of Halloween here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, and it's Laurie here to share a fun Halloween card with you.

To celebrate this 4th day of October, I created this card using the Goth Shrine ATC stamp from Lost Coast Designs. Using black card stock and some Distress embossing powder, I heat embossed three tombstones and cut them out.  My background paper is one I created with my Gelli plate and some vintage papers and stencils.  I mounted my 3 tombstones in a row and attached 3 sugar skulls to the center of each.  Then I draped some gauzy gray fabric over the top to give it a funereal look.  So this is an easy one! 

Join the fun and enter your own Halloween creations!

The complete list of participants in the hop is shown on the sidebar.

Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars. Link up your projects to these fun challenges:
On The Border Event - use border stamps - til 14th October
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  use an animal or 3 - til 25th October

Wicked Bloggers Welcome!!

Now you need to hop along to TEE

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

31 Days Of Halloween Day 3 - Frank Says Bwahaahaha

Welcome back to the 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 Day 3 of the 31 Days of Halloween here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  If you are hopping along you should have arrived from Stampendous Stamps.  The complete hop list is in the sidebar in case you get lost or want to hop back and start at the beginning.  Wouldn't want you to miss any of the Halloween fun.  Bwahahahahaaha.

Gail here today with the die-lectible Frank
  This is a 6 x 4 journal card.  I keep meaning to do a little Project Life, or maybe in this case,
Project Un-Dead Bwahahaahahaaa.
 I stamped and embossed Carmen's Veranda Frank and gave him some lovely baby blues.  I cut around Frank's head so I could slip my Sizzix mixed media dies behind him.  I stamped Lost Coast Designs Bubble Background stamp on white card and embossed with yellow powder.  Then I used blue ink on one half and grey ink on the other and backed the die cut spaces.  The letters were cut using Sizzix alpha dies.

Don't forget to leave us a little love so we know you dropped by.  We also have loads of chances to win Lost Coast dollars.  Loads!!  Link up your projects to these fun challenges:
On The Border Event - use border stamps - til 14th October
31 Days Of Halloween - share your Halloween projects - til 31st October
Animals Challenge -  use an animal or 3 - til 25th October

Now you need to hop along to TEE

Have a spooktacular day.  Hugz

Monday, October 2, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 2 & Challenge #41 Animals - Mr Tibbitts

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, it's Sue here for day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween blog hop. It's also day 1 of our 'Animal' Challenge, so how to combine the 2... I know, Mr Tibbitts!!


The Cheshire Cat has been stamped onto glossy card that's been coloured with Stazon inks.
So now you have 3 challenges to join in with here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity -
31 Days of Halloween, On The Border and Animals.
Have fun!

The full list of participants for the 31 DOH can be found in the side bar. From here you need to hop to 
Tee

Below is our Animal Challenge linky.  One lucky entrant can win up to $10 to spend on LCD/CV rubber.  You must have an animal stamped somewhere on your entry. Linky closes October 25th at Midnight PST.  

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

31 Days of Halloween - The Skeleton Dance - Day 1

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 one and all to Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda 31 Days of Halloween.  Yes, we are participating in the blog hop once again this year and have 31 days full of projects to share.  I'm going to include the blog roll below, so don't forget to hop along with all the participants.  Some will be giving away prizes along the way and yes, we are one of those that will.

For a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber link your entry below by midnight, October 31st.  See the RULES to make sure your entry qualifies.

I'm going to kick it off my with my ATC called The Skeleton Dance.  I recently watched an old 1929 black and white cartoon short called The Skeleton Dance.  When I came across the Dancing Skeletons stamp set I knew what I was going to do.  A homage to that awesome cartoon.

To begin, I stamped CV Skulls and Bones in white on an ATC I had painted black.  I then whited out the area I wanted my skeleton to go, stamped the Dancing Skeleton on a piece of cardstock, cut it out, and added it to the white space.  I then added dots of orange ink around the edges.  I am in a black and white with a touch of orange Halloween ATC swap and this fits the bill perfectly.  Finally, I printed out The Skeleton Dance on my computer, cut it out, and added it to my piece.

If you want to watch the short, click HERE.
Now, your turn.  Hop on along with the below Wicked Bloggers.  I have also posted the blog roll in our sidebar to make it easier to find.
Terra
Black Dragon
Susan
LeighSBDesigns
Lyneen
Stampendous Stamps
Lost Coast Designs/Carmen's Veranda
Tee
Alison
Sarah
Nan
Airless Chambers
Jessica
Kat
Shell

Below is our linky.  One lucky entrant could win up to $10 in LCD/CV rubber.  Just get your entry linked by Midnight, October 31st for a chance to win.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Saturday, September 30, 2017

One of Your Five A Day

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 with some ATC's and an idea for your border stamps.


I've used Lost Coast Designs Dominos Border, the central image from Lost Coast Designs Large Tigger Shrine and the fantabulous sentiment from Carmen's Veranda.  Have you checked out the Carmen Veranda clear sentiments??  They rock!!


I started by cutting my ATC's from black card using a Sizzix die.  Then I stamped the Dominos Border 6 times on each ATC and embossed with white powder.  I edged with versamark ink and embossed with white powder again.
Psssst!  This border stamp is on sale at $1!!!  What can you get for $1???   Some beautiful 8" long Borders at Lost Coast Designs!!   Go check em out!  


I stamped the Large Tigger Shrine and fussy cut the central image.  There are so many details on this stamp.  Isn't that a fun little art doll?!  I stamped the Apple A Day sentiment, cut it up a bit and edged the pieces with black archival ink.

Solitude can be good.

 Fruit and exercise.  Sounds healthy.

Thanks for visiting.  Why not join our On the Border Event for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars.  Use your border stamps in an unusual way.  Or maybe even a usual way!!   See you there.  Hugz

Friday, September 29, 2017

Bingo! on The Border

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!

On the Border Event at LCD Portal to Creativity


Hi all - Laurie here.  I've had a lot of fun with the On the Border event taking place here on the Portal to Creativity.   LCD has so many great border stamps - really simple ones and some really elaborate ones that you can even just use portions of.

The sample here uses the Raven with Tree Branches stamp and the Bingo Border stamp


I have a stash of background papers I keep on hand, most of which I have made with my Gelli plate.  This background is one of those and I used yellow, orange and copper acrylic paints and then a couple of stencils and impression plates to create the design.  I stamped the Raven right onto my background with black ink and stamped the Bingo border along the lower edge.  I cut out two of the Bingo chips and mounted them to the upper left corner with foam tape so they stand out a bit.  Using some simple letter stamps, I stamped the word "BINGO' onto a white strip edged black ink, edged it with black, and attached it with foam tape.  I layered my work onto black card stock then with rough edged watercolor paper.

This would make a great Halloween card!  All the right colors for Halloween and that Raven brings Edgar Allen Poe to mind! 

You can link up your On The Border projects until 14th October. 
Happy Creating!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Bubble border

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 our Border event.

First off I want to thank our own DT Iona for this idea for a card. I stared off with some watercolor paper and some Nuance watercolor powers.
Next I stamped the bubble border on the paper twice. Then I started cutting them out. I left one main one as the stamp is and the second one I cut apart. Laying the main full one in the middle and then I picked different strips from the second on I cut up laying it on either side from the middle. I did this till I got a full card how I like it.
Last but not least I stamped the Skeleton on black paper and used white embossing power. Cut around the image and used foam squares to rise it up.  
Ta-Da my card is done. I say grab your border stamps and try them a new way. Mine I didn't even use as a border.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Born To Stand Out

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!

Helloooo and happy Wednesday, it's my turn to share my 'borders' project for our latest event.


I've used glossy card and alcohol inks for the background.

Then I stamped Spray Webbing and embossed in white.
For my borders I've used Diamonds and Dominos.

I've paper pieced the middle guy from 3 Waiters and given him a hat from the Party Hats 2 set.
The sentiment is one of Carmen's Veranda clear stamps.


I've really enjoyed my play with border stamps this month, and of course they're not just for borders, I made a fab (if I do say so myself) background with the numbers here.



So now it's your turn, please join in with our fun challenge for the chance to win $'s to spend in the online store.

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

On the Border, Day 1

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 time for a new Event!  This month, we bring you On The Border.  Do you have a lot of border stamps but want to get more use out of them?  Well stay tuned and the designers here will bring you different ways to use those border stamps.  They aren't just for edging your projects.

As always, we will be running a contest with our event, giving you a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  All you have to do is enter your creation below before Midnight, October 14th.  Yep, we give you three whole weeks to show your stuff.  Check the RULES to make sure you follow all the guidelines and then get linked up.  Make sure you use a border stamp somewhere on your piece.

Today, I'm up.
I used Filmstrip Border and Bingo Border in conjunction with a stencil to create a background on my index card.  I sprayed the card with a couple different colors of green ink and let it dry.  I stamped the two borders using archival ink, then added my image and a quote I printed from my computer.  Since I made this for a swap, it's already winged its way to its owner.

Stay tuned.  Tomorrow we will be back to share more inspiration with your.

Now it's your turn!  Click on the Link below to get your entry in.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

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!