Friday, February 16, 2018

I Meant to Behave...

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 having fun with this "More Than Two Legs" challenge on the Portal.  I hope you are planning to join us for this one!

I used one of the Katzelkraft stamps available at Lost Coast Designs for this one:  Coffee Chihuahua.  I stamped this little guy with black ink onto some brown scripted Tim Holtz paper and cut him out.  I then stamped his eyes and the coffee cup with black ink onto white paper, cut those out, and placed them atop my original cut out.  The collar was stamped onto gold card stock, cut out, and attached.


The sentiment is one of the new clear stamps you can find on Carmen's Veranda.  There are so many great ones, and they are so affordable.  This one is I Meant to Behave.  I stamped this with black ink onto white card stock and used a fancy circle die to cut it out.  

My background paper is one I created using gold, cream, and green acrylic paints and a stencil with circles and lines.  I cut out the background and layered it with a piece of white card stock.  I affixed the sentiment to the upper right corner and used foam tape to attach my Chihuahua to the lower left corner.

And voila!  This cute little guy would make a fun card for just about any occasion!  So get out your stamps and your ink pads and join us for the More Than Two Legs Challenge!




Thursday, February 15, 2018

CHALLENGE #47 - MORE THAN TWO LEGS

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 #47

MORE THAN TWO LEGS

Show us your legs!!  Well, not actually yours, cos you probably only have two.
But any type of project  
featuring things that have More Than Two Legs.
Get out your dogs, cats, cows, elephants etc,.  Insects!!  Loads of legs!  Chairs and tables?  Three legged men!  As long as it has more than 2 legs it's good to go.  And some stamping!  Don't forget the stamping. 

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.  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!

Sue made this cool and arty tag using  
Loopy Caligraphy & Miscellaneous Anthropomorphs
 Cathy used Isle of Aud Animals to create this lovely card
Gail made a fun card using Carmen Mooranda, Yourba AdireHearts and Curls Border
and Happy Place sentiment.
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 28th 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


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Walking together

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 here for you.
     Happy Valentine's Day to all.
I made this card for the Boys, Boys, Boys challenge.
You still have time to join in the fun.
This is how I made the card. I started with a white 8x11 piece of cardstock. Grabbed some paints and my fingers and painted the whole thing. Set aside to dry.
 Then on a scrap piece of white cardstock I stamped Thick and Thin Men.
Then I cut them out.
When dried I grabbed some different stencils and some black paint and added to the paper.
  Next I stamped Doodle Circles on the paper and I then cut them out. you can see it here. I then placed them all over on the card front.
 Then I added the stamped image the front of the card and I called it done.

Monday, February 12, 2018

A Boys Best Friend

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 card featuring Lost Coast Designs Milo and Raphael.  There are a number of photo-real stamps on the website and I am always amazed on the detail and how they look like a vintage photo.
I stamped Milo and Raphael using black archival on white paper and fussy cut them.  They come with an arch background but for today's project I just wanted them.  I stamped and white embossed the Carmen's Veranda All Who Wander sentiment.  Then I wanted a border and I thought I would use Lost Coast's Drips in a slightly different way.  I stamped it on black paper and embossed with white powder.  I fussy cut the top edge and added it vertically to the right hand side of my card.  I quite like the abstract look.

Thanks for dropping by.  There is still time to add your makes to the current
Boys, Boys, Boys challenge.
We want to see you men and boys images as the focus of your project but any style or type of project is welcome.  Don't forget to stamp. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Man Arch

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 Arch for the Boys, Boys, Boys (& men) challenge.

 First off  I grabbed some Tim Holtz paper to make the arch. Then I started looking through my stash of bits and piece of paper and grabbed a few things that I thought would work well together.

I started off with stamping my background. I used ATC Gothic Text and Grunge Diamond Background.  I would say these are my go to stamps to start a background layer.  Next I edged the arch with brown ink.  Grunge it up.  Then I started on my paper stash.  I figured out how I wanted it on the arch and then I started inking the edges and tearing the paper and gluing them all in place.
I stamped Silhouette Man with Cane on a scrap piece of white cardstock and cut out.  Edge the sides with black marker so you don't see the white.  Then I glued him in place.  I stamped the Numbers Border on tissue paper and glued that on.  As I was looking at it I felt it still needed something so I added a word sticker.

Why don't you get out your boys and men and join the challenge.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

"Boys" Discussing Important Stuff

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.  Hope everyone is keeping warm.  This time of year is always a good time to hunker down and do something crafty, so hope you are joining in the monthly challenges here on the Portal.

This month one of the challenges is "Boys Boys Boys".
I made a fun postcard for this challenge.  I used the Miscellaneous Anthromorphs Set - it also includes a giraffe but since she's a girl, she doesn't make it for this challenge!
I stamped my animals with black ink on white card stock and colored them with some Copic Sketch markers.   Then I cut each of them out.  My background is a piece of yellowish paper that I stenciled and stamped on using brown and green inks.  I put two vintage postage stamps in the upper right corner and a piece of Washi tape along the upper left corner.  I then used a glue stick and attached my "boys" in a row across the middle.
Be sure to check out the other Anthromorph stamps on Lost Coast Designs - there are some really fun and unusual designs!
Happy Crafting!!