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

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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

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Just a Cat

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!  The challenge this month is Numbers and we continue today with a tongue-in-cheek ATC I created.
 
 I created a background by heavily spraying with LSG Mists.  I then stamped my numbers using the License Plate Stamp Set.  I stamped my mouse using the Mother Goose Mice Stamp Set on a sheet of watercolor paper and then colored her with pencils.  I positioned her in the lower left corner then stamped CV Just a Cat on some red card, cut it out, and glued it down to the left side.  Finally I added a border using really thin tape (& I see now that it lifted on one corner).

Don't forget to get YOUR entry in for a chance to win some LCD/CV rubber.  Click HERE before midnight, September 25th to link up your numbers creation.  We also still have the Tip Your Hat event running so if you stamped it and it's got a hat enter it HERE before midnight, September 14th. 

Happy Stamping!
Marilyn

Friday, September 8, 2017

It's All About the Numbers!

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 month it's all about NUMBERS!  



So much you can do with a theme like this!  I've created a card here with the Steampunk Typewriter Girl stamp from Lost Coast Designs.
I stamped her with black ink onto some cream paper.  I colored her face with Copic Markers and used a silver Uni-ball pen to draw a circle around her face to draw a bit more attention to it.
I created my background with different vintage looking papers to create a collaged surface.  I then stamped with some different numbers with miscellaneous stamps randomly onto my background with black ink.  I edged my background in black ink and attached my little Typewriter Girl into the center with foam tape to give her some dimension.  I have some old typewriter keys so one of those finished her off nicely.  Finishing touch was to rub some Vintage Paper Distress Ink around the edges to accentuate that vintage, old paper look.