Tuesday, December 12, 2017

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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, it's Sue here with my first Christmas card for this month challenge.



This is the beautiful Megan's Christmas Bird that's been chopped up a bit, watercolours, and Stickled (glitter glued) to within an inch of its feathery life.

So over to you now, please join in with either a Christmas or a Winter themed piece to be in with a chance to win Lost Coast/Carmen's Veranda $s.

Have a very happy week, and I'll see you later in the month xx

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Stay Warm!

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 to all visiting the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity today.  Laurie here.  If you are like me, you are deep into preparations for the coming holidays.  And I love making Christmas and winter related projects.
For our monthly challenge here on the Portal, that's just what we are doing.
I have made this card - could be used for Christmas or any other occasion, really.  My background is made with my Gelli plate, some blue and silver paint, and some stencils.  I layered my background with a piece of white card stock.  I used the Georges and Louis stamp for this card.  I stamped my image with black ink onto white card stock and cut it out.  I added some color to the little boy's face and gave him blue leggings and a blue cap.  I mounted him to my background with foam tape and added a little decorative die cut design to the upper left corner.


Be sure to visit both Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda for some fun holiday stamps and be sure to enter the challenge for a chance to win!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Raven's 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!

Can you believe it is Dec. 6th already.  Cathy here with a holiday card for you.  My idea when I made this it would go well for a Winter Solstice card.
 First off I stamped raven small right and left on the bottom of my white card panel.
There are two sizes of the raven so if you wanted a larger raven you can do that.

After that I picked out 3 different colors of Distress inks, a blue, a purple and a gray. Then I took my small snowflake set and stamped them in different inks all over the panel. Guess what?  Lost Coast Designs have a large snowflake set too.  So you have your choice of sizes. Large or small or a mix of both.
Then I distressed the edge of the white panel, inked the edge of it with the gray ink and set aside.
Next I took a black cardstock and made a top folding card and grabbed some more of the snowflakes. Can you believe there is 8 different snowflakes in that set? WOW!  I stamped them in Versa fine ink and embossed them with white embossing power.
(sorry about the flash)

I came back to the panel and colored in the ravens with Copic markers and added a hat to the left raven.  Wrapped white and silver bakers twine around the top and added a word token to it. Just to add some sparkle to it I added sliver tinsel to where the word token is.
Added foam tape the added it the black card and done.
I hope to see what you all are doing for your Winter/Christmas cards. You can join our challenge HERE for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars

Monday, December 4, 2017

Snowcat's Christmas

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 Snow Cat here today.  It's December, and if you are crafting with a Christmas or Winter theme we would love to see you join it up to our challenge.


I used a Stamplorations die cut to give the faux embossed look to the background.  I stamped Large Snow Cat using archival ink and partially fussy cut him.  Then I used a stitched die to cut the snowy slope.  A little red and green gel pen on the sprig of holly and done!!!  Don't you love a easy make for the crazy season??

Thanks for visiting.  Don't forget to leave a little love, so we know you dropped by, and link up those stamped Christmas and Winter makes to our challenge for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  Wouldn't that make a Happy New Year!!  Hugz

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Challenge #43 Christmas/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!

 Good Morning!
It's time for our new Challenge for December but first we have a couple of WINNERS to announce. 
For our Day of the Dead event we only received one entry, but boy was it a good one!

WINNER of the DAY OF THE DEAD EVENT is

  SUSAN

 

 Our CAS challenge also didn't get many entries but....

WINNER OF CHALLENGE #42 is

 KATHYk

Congratulations Susan and Kathyk!
Here's your snazzy Challenge Winner's badge for your blogs!
Please link your badge back to us here at LCPtoC, THX :0)



Now for our December Challenge!

CHALLENGE #43 CHRISTMAS/WINTER


Since it's December, we are going with a Christmas/Winter theme.  Anything to do with Christmas, the holidays, or winter is fair game.  Since it's a busy time of year this will be the only challenge this month and you have until midnight, December 31st to join the fun.

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 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!
As an extra special for this month if we get 100 entries we will add a second prize of a $10 gift certificate to spend at LCD/CV, so tell your friends and come and join the fun.  

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! 

Marilyn is up today to get things kicked off.

I fell in love with this ART DECO ANGEL and had to use it.  I first stamped the image on a piece of Bristol paper and cut it out.  I then colored it with Prismacolor pencils and highlighted some areas with stickles.  The coaster is colored with inks then a little bit of glitter was sprinkled on.

Now it's your turn, are you up for the challenge?  We can't wait to see your projects!  
Mr Linky is still being a little contrary so please add your entries in the comments below.
You have until Midnight PST, December 31st!


Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Beauty In Simplicity - Clean and Simple

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 it's Sue here with my second clean and simple project. It's a little bit different from the first one, and maybe not for the purists, but I like it!



This is made with the Carmen's Veranda Birds Collage Background and Distress Ink. I really like this stamp, and will be using it A LOT!

We would love to see your take on the challenge, just join in by linking you entry in the comments section for a chance to win some Lost Coast $'s.

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Doggy Dreams More

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 with some more inspiration for the CAS challenge running here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  The linky closes at midnight 30th November so get out your stamps and inks, but remember to keep it clean and simple.


I stamped and embossed Lost Coast Designs Drake Dog and coloured him with neon gel pens and distress inks.  I masked him and stamped the Domino's Border and the Carmen's Veranda sentiment in dark blue dye ink, and the Face with Feathers with blue chalk ink.  That dog is just so cool and he knows it!!

In case you haven't seen, there is a Black Friday Sale over at Lost Coast Designs and you can save 20% on your whole order (before shipping) until midnight PST Sunday November 26th, so hop over and shop yourself a bargain.  Put Black Friday in the comment area of your order to receive the discount.  And don't forget to add your CAS creations to the challenge.  If the linky is not playing then just leave your link in the comments and we will add it to the draw to win Lost Coast dollars.

Thanks for visiting.  Hugz


Friday, November 24, 2017

Mannequin CAS

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 CAS card.
 Okay this one went much better. It took me only one time to do this card.  I did use painters tape with this one and I used Distress Oxide ink to make the strip. I taped a strip on white cardstock and I took 3 colors of Oxide ink and colored the background inside the strip. I then took some water and sprayed it on the ink to make the spots.
Next I stamped the corner flourish with a gray ink before I removed the painters tape..
Then I stamped the mannequin stamp at the bottom with black ink.
 

Link Up for CAS

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!

We are experiencing problems with our InLinkz account.  If you wish to enter the contest, please comment on any CAS post on the blog and include a link to your project in your comment.  We will handle things this way until we can get our account back up and running.

Sorry for confusion.

Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Clean and Simple: Turquoise Peacock

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 all - Laurie here for another go at the CAS challenge.  I used one of the new fab stamps from Lost Coast Designs - Teri Peacock.  So many possibilities with this stamp and so many colors you could make your peacock.  I stamped mine with black ink onto white card stock.  Using Copic Sketch markers in shades of turquoise and purple, I colored in my peacock.  Then trimmed up my edges and layered it with turquoise and white.  So this makes a pretty card and is very simple to make.
Be sure to check out the raft of new stamps at the Lost Coast Designs website and don't forget to make your own CAS project and enter it here to win some free stamps!



Monday, November 20, 2017

Why Fit In -Clean and Simple

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 it's Sue here with my first Clean and Simple piece. Now I'm the first to admit I find C&S terrifying, I'm more of a painty and messy type crafter. But She Who Must Be Obeyed - Marilyn (just kidding Marilyn) :-)  said clean and simple, so here it is.



Agh all that white space, it's more scary than the 31 Days of Halloween!
This is a strip of a Gelli plate background, and the  lovely Flower Flourish.
The sentiment is the Carmen's Veranda clear stamp Born To Stand Out

I hope you join in with our challenge, unless it scares you too, in which case Man Up and join in anyway!

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Clean and Simple: Little Pilgrim

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 all, Laurie here for the Clean and Simple Challenge on the
Lost Coast Portal for the month of November.
It's really hard to make something "clean and simple" as I think we all
like to add lots of "stuff" to whatever we are making.  But I really
like this challenge.  It really depends on the stamp you are using
to give your piece some interest.
I'm using The Little Pilgrim Girl stamp for this card.
I have stamped her with black ink onto white card stock.  I gave her face some color and
gave her rosy cheeks.  I used a gray marker to darken the darker areas and left
her little apron and cap white.  I mounted her onto a piece of paper that I
colored using Distress Oxide inks, then layered that with a white panel.
And she's done.


Please come join our CAS - Clean and Simple - challenge this month for the
chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs
and Carmen's Veranda!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Clean and Simple 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 CAS card.
This was a challenge for me. It took me 4 times to get this one card. I did it though and I love how it came out.
 I started out with watercolor paper.( that makes a difference with this card)
Next I used masking tape.(I did try painters tape but it didn't work for me). I masked off a strip on the front of the card. Next I took my nuance powers. I must say if you have not tried these powders you should. They are so rich in color. I just love working with them.
I mixed the powder with some water to make a watercolor. I then took the watercolor and colored in the strip that I masked off. Dried it with a heat gun. Then I added more color to get the look I wanted. Again Dried it with a heat gun. You could let it air dry but I wanted to get to the next step faster. Then I took out my silhouette man with cane stamp  and stamped on the bottom of the card. Then I called it done.
  Please come and try your hand at CAS.
http://lostcoastportaltocreativity.blogspot.com/2017/11/challenge-42-cas.html
To link up your entry. Hope to see what you did.

 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Frozen Rainbow

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 and welcome to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Gail here today with some inspiration for the current challenge, CAS.  We want to see your Clean and Simple creations, so forget the layers and the embellishments and think open space and less is more.  I have made a one layer card using Carmen's Veranda stamps
Using black archival ink I stamped White Cat on a white card base and masked her.  It looks like a her.....  Then I stamped Large Snowcat.  Well, of course a cat would make a SnowCAT!!  Then I stamped the Art Wings To Fly sentiment.  I coloured White Cat's eyes with gel pens.  Nicely CAS, but I thought they looked a bit like they were levitating, and the 'ART' gave me an idea, so.......
A rainbow snowcat!!  Cool.  I used distress inks and blended my rainbow of colours.  I dragged the violet out with my water brush to give them both something to 'sit' on. 

Hope you like my feline scene.  Don't forget to join up your CAS projects for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.  Our Day of the Dead event also has two more days to run so if you are still crafting with skelebits then pop over and join the fun. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Challenge #42 CAS

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 time for our new Challenge for November but first we have the WINNER of Challenge #41 to announce!  There were a TON of entries and y'all really made it hard to chose one.  I love seeing so many different pieces of art.  Keep up the good work!
The Lost Coast Designers voted on their faves and based on their votes the randomly drawn

WINNER of CHALLENGE #41 is

INKY AND QUIRKY


 Congratulations Inky and Quirky!  Please email Marilyn (mcgoo4@gmail.com) by the end of the month to claim your prize of a $10 gift certificate.  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 LCPtoC, THX :0)
Now for our (month) Challenge!

CHALLENGE #42

CAS


Okay everyone.  This month's challenge is all about keeping it Clean and Simple.  No need for elaborate backgrounds to showcase your work.  Our designers are going to help you out by showing how they keep it clean and simple.

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 Design Team Faves 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 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.  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!

To help you along with ideas for your CAS project, I've got a very clean and simple ATC.
 I used the Rustic Alphabet Set to stamp "LOVE" in the left corner of my ATC and then glued on a little red heart at the top right. That's it!

There will be more CAS projects coming up through the end of the month. Now it's your turn! Are you up to the challenge? Submit your entries in the linky party below by Midnight on the 30th November.

If Mr Linky has stepped out please leave your link in the comments and you will be included in the draw. 

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader


Monday, November 6, 2017

Winners plus Day of the Dead - Day 6

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! I thought I'd take today to get caught up on our past winners. I know everyone has been anxiously awaiting the announcements.

Tip Your Hat - Majo 
Numbers - Kate's Scrap Yard

Ladies, there were less than five entries, so you get our Challenge Badge to display on our blog.

31 Days of Halloween - The Altered Paper

Congratulations to The Altered Paper! Please email Marilyn (mcgoo4@gmail.com) by the end of the month to claim your prize of a $5.00 gift certificate. Please provide your full name and mailing address in the email as well as the stamps your would like. You may chose from Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda. Don't forget to grab the Challenge Badge below to display on your blog.
Now, for some more Day of the Dead inspiration!
 My bright DOTD tag uses the White Nose Sugar Skull from the Three Small Skulls stamp set. I found a quote online and printed it out. The skull is colored with Prismacolor pencils and the background was done with spray inks. A little doodling around the edges and a flower finishes it off.
 
Don't forget, you have until Midnight, November 12th to get your Day of the Dead entry linked up. Just go HERE to link.
 
Starting November 8th, we have a new Challenge. CAS. Stay tuned for more!
 
Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Day of the Dead Day 5

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 Day 5 of Day of the Dead and I'm back to share my creation for the event. Before I do that, I want to remind you that you have until Midnight, December 12th to link up your Day of the Dead project for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.

I used Lefty, which is one of my favorite LCD stamps. I created a background with green and orange ink then did a little bit of random stenciling and stamping. I used CV Calligraphy Square to add the background text. I stamped Lefty on a piece of card, cut him out, and colored him with pencils. I wanted to add some words having to do with the Day of the Dead so I did a Google search, found one I liked, and printed it out on my computer.

Well, that's it for today. Don't forget to link up your entry HERE before Midnight, November 12th. Stay tuned tomorrow when I'll get caught up on the list of winners from our past challenges and events, including our most recent 31 Days of Halloween event.

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Day Of The Dead - Sue

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, it's Sue here with my Day of the Dead project.
I started by making quite a bright background with stencils and the Agregate background stamp. I liked it a lot but it was too strong for my Sugar Skull Woman, so I put a coat of gesso over the top to calm it down a little.
I stamped her and cut her out and added some doodles and stencilling to blend her in. Then I stamped the Rustic Checkerboard Border so it would match the opposite page in my chippie album. The sentiment is a Carmen's Veranda clear stamp called Broken Look Beautiful

I hope you like her, and that you join in with our Day of the Dead event. Just link up via the linky.
Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x


Friday, November 3, 2017

Day Of The Dead - Lefty Steps 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!

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Day of the Dead celebration here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Gail here today, and I must admit, this one was a challenge for me.  We don't celebrate Day of the Dead in the UK, and it is probably almost unheard of here in Norway.  But after reading a wonderful piece over at Altered Pages I grabbed Day of the Dead Lefty and made a skelliferous colour explosion that hopefully, will please the ancestors and send them happy to their places of rest for another year. 
Lefty is obviously on his way home, beer in hand, after a very successful reunion party

I started by stamping and masking Lefty and then stamping Cracked Grass and embossing with black powder.  Then I coloured the 'grass' red and the areas in between with various Galaxy Markers.  Lefty is coloured with distress inks and gel pens.  Then I decided it needed more skulls and flowers......
These are Cheery Lynn die cuts that I doodled on. The tiny flowers are also Cheery Lynn, coloured with galaxy markers and black and white doodles.  The hearts are some embellishements sent to me by a crafty friend.  I backed the eye and nose holes with black glitter paper.
I backed my panel with a piece of gift wrap that seemed perfect for the theme.
Thanks for dropping by.  If you are creating for Day of the Dead then you can link up your creations to our challenge for a chance to win some Lost Coast Dollars!  Drop by every day this week for more bright and beautiful inspiration from the team.  Hugz

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Day of the Dead: 3 Sugar Skulls

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 from Laurie!  Here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity we are celebrating Day Of The Dead.  So I got myself the set of 3 sugar skulls from Lost Coast Designs, and when I started my project for this event, I could not decide which one to use.  So I used them all!!  You can buy each individually in a larger size or the set of  3 Small Skulls.

And since I decided to use all three, I decided to stick with a color scheme.   I started by stamping my skulls on white card stock with black ink.  Then I colored each using Copic sketch markers, in colors of red, orange, black, and yellow.  I left the teeth white and just outlined around them with a fine point black marker.  I added some googly eyes - I think it kind of makes them come to life.  Then simple mounting on a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper layered with white then black card stock.  These sugar skulls look good in almost any color combinations, so be creative and go crazy!!
 
You can link up your Day of the Dead projects for a chance to win some Lost Coast dollars.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Welcome to a new Event - Dia De Los Muertos!

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!  It's time for brand new Event!  Welcome to the Day of the Dead!  For the next 6 days, the design team will be sharing their creations created specifically with the Day of the Dead in mind.  You can get in on the fun too.  Just link your project having to do with the Day of the Dead below for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  All RULES apply and you have until Midnight, November 12th.

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.  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!

Hello all Cathy here with my Day of the Dead project.
I started of with a wooden stand and I painted it black. As it was drying I stamped winged skeleton onto white cardstock. Colored the heart with a red copic marker. Next I cut out the image.

Then I glued it to my painted wood piece. Then I glued the flowers to the bottom.
Enjoy.

Don't forget to link up your Day of the Dead project below!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

31 Days of Halloween Day 31 (part 2) - Into The Labyrinth

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 31 of the 31 Days of Halloween here at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  Gail here today with our final offering for this spooktacular celebration of the most bootastic time of the year.  The team has worked hard to provide inspiration every day and I hope you have enjoyed visiting and seeing all their amazing projects.  A big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave a comment.  We have had so much fun doing this event we have two projects today!!  Be sure to scroll down and check out Puff's gorgeous bingo card below this post.  So, here's my project featuring one of Lost Coast Designs new releases Taurus.


What a fierce fellow he is.  Wouldn't like to meet him on a dark and stormy night.  Luckily he is safely lost in the labyrinth, wandering to his hearts content.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut Taurus and coloured him with sharpies, distress inks and gold pilot marker.  I stamped Lost Coast's Fourth Dimension on red card and embossed with black powder.  I did this three times and have arranged them to make my 'labyrinth' background.  I used a wood grain embossing folder and distress ink on brown Bazzill to make my doorway.  The sentiment is Carmen's Veranda All Who Wander

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment so we know you were here.

There is still time to join the Halloween challenge with your stamped makes.  Linky closes at Midnight.  Bwahahahahahaaaahaa

Now you need to hop over to TEE

Don't forget to drop by tomorrow cos here at the Portal we will be rolling straight into our Day Of The Dead celebrations.

31 Days of Halloween Day 31

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 for the last day of the 31 Days of Halloween.

PUFF has the following to share.
I hope you've enjoyed the 31 Days of Halloween.  Don't forget, the Day of the Dead begins tomorrow and a new Challenge begins November 8th.

Marilyn
LCD/CV DT Leader

Monday, October 30, 2017

Day 30 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!

Boo! Cathy here with a altered box for Day 30 of the 31 Days of Halloween.
It started out as a box that had a pair of headphones in it.
Here is the front cover.
 First I covered the whole box with black gesso. Next I painted the whole box with black paint that I mixed in some antique effect. (you can kinda see it in the next photo)
I stamped the small skeleton on white paper, tore around it and edged with brown ink. Added splashes of orange, brown and gray to skeleton. Added a rub-on. Raised it up with foam dots.  Distressed the edges of pattern paper and edged with the same brown ink. Then I added washi tape and layers of ephemera.

 On the side you need to open. I added the same distressed pattern paper and edged with the same brown ink. I used the Rustic Alphabet Set. Stamped out OPEN and cut out and inked the sides with brown ink.
 On the other side I used the same paper and distressed it the same way and I took the Small Skeleton and just stamped the head 8 times and cut out and added it down the side.
Back cover. Same paper, same distress. Added a large piece of  ephemera to the middle. I then stamped Flying Skull 3 times on white paper. Colored the skull with a cream colored marker and cut out. Glued in place.
Inside.
I took some pattern paper and did the left side of the box. Edged with brown ink. For my scene inside the box I took a sheet of watercolor paper and cut it to fit in the inside of the box. I made the sky background using Nuance Powers. Once that was dry I took a stencil and added some stars with white ink. Next I stamped the Small Skeleton 2 times on scrap white paper. Fussy cut out one. Covered edge with black marker. glued him to back. Next I did some die cutting and made the grave yard scene.
 Last I fussy cut the hand and part of the arm and stuck it coming out of a grave.
Done.

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