Friday, November 24, 2017

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.