Monday, June 29, 2015


Hello everyone, Yvonne here with a new blogpost. This time I want to show you a postcard. 

I stamped the shrubbery with versamark and used clear embossingpowder. After that I sponsed with black soot. With my hands I made some water splashes. With yellow and orange I made the moon and around the moon I used a white posca paint marker to create the "shining". On another piece of paper I stamped the cat and I colored him with the same colors. He looks very happy don't you think so ?

For this card I used the following stamps:
- Shrubbery
- More Cats
- Party Words

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

XXX Yvonne.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cats + Numbers = Party!

Hello Again! 

It's me Tera here with another fun tag project. 
This time I want to share my tag that I made for the June numbers challenge over on our "Portal to creativity" challenge blog! The link is HERE
(If you haven't been there yet you really need to Hop on Over and check it out!!! There are some awesome prizes, challenges, and inspiration!!)

Start with a #8 tag (or what ever the XL-large tag size is lol) Paint or ink it yellow and pink (I used distress stains). Allow to dry. 
On a separate piece of paper stamp your kitty HERE in black ink and your party hat HERE in Black ink and i did the 2nd one in Kaleidacolor "Caribbean Sea" but and blue/ green would be good :D  I then used the same blue greens to sponge color the party hat and kitty (i used a make-up sponge). For the second har i used my pink stain. I cut them all out then set them aside. 

Back to the background... I used 3 stencils from TCW, 2 were grungy looking ones and one was clocks... I added numbers and circles using the black and pink dylusions paints and I added a few more circles with some blue paint to pull things together. 

Last I glued my little kitty and hats on and there you have it one fun ready to party tag!! 

Thank you Again for joining me in sharing this fun inspiration and don't forget to check out the new challenge on July 1st!!! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dream Big

So the CityScape stamp is one of my favorites and since we're celebrating our new Challenge blog in which we have a New Stamp release event until July 22nd going, it is getting a lot of love from me this month :) This piece is inspired by the movie Upside Down which I have seen recently.Such a cool idea, those two world colliding in one.

A few years ago I found a cool marble set which I had stored somewhere for ages. And I finally used it to make wonderful backgrounds for journal/mailart pages. Like the background I used for this piece. I simply stamped the city scape on the top and bottom and embossed with black embossing powder. To fill up the stark whiteness in between the marbles, I sprayed chalk mist powder in blue over the card. (it is handy to create a 'spray box' to put your projects in so you don't spray it all over your desk or clothes etc..)  DREAM BIG in the middle to finish off the piece. I used doodle letter stamp set and colored in with black fineliner. A reminder to always let myself dream, desire and aspire!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Owl Tag

Did you know that we now have a specific Event and Challenge Blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Go check it out for some awesome inspiration and prizes :)

Our challenge this month, #13 is Numbers. Here is my make : A tag featuring the Owl Set
 I just love this Owl Set, there are three different sized owls and I used the largest and smallest. Its Mamma owl teaching baby owl some math :) The owls are stamped in versafine black ink and colored with distress inks, then the white detail added with a white gel pen. The background is acrylic paint, I stamped the pencils from ATC Misc 4 Set and used a wood grain embossing folder. I sanded the wood grain and then ran it back through my big shot to flatten it out - I like the distressed look it gives. I added numbers using the Old Typewriter Alphabet, and the plus sign is drawn using a versamark pen. Then I used Stampendous shabby blue embossing enamel on the numbers and around the edge of the tag. Finished by adding some fibres.

Why I wanted to do a separate post for this Challenge make is to show you how I reversed the small owl. In the stamp set all the owls face the same direction, but as you can see this baby owl is facing Mamma.
To do this I used the Shadow Frame Set. Because there is a piece of large flat rubber, I can stamp the owl onto the rubber, then stamp that onto my card stock. Its called mirror reversing. The image is never 100% as crisp as it is from the first stamping, but is pretty darn good as you can see above.
Thanks for stopping by, come and check out our new event and challenge blog, see you there :)
Nikki x

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pretty Peacock!

Grab those markers and make a pretty card!
You can use any watercolor markers you have and you can snag the stamps from Carmen's Veranda! Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 19, 2015

"Universal Language" Game ART Trinket Box!

Howzit Friends!
Boy oh boy has Blogger being playing games today, but it looks like I managed to kick the gremlin out so here's my DT share for today!

I made this altered game art trinket box for our current Challenge - #13 Numbers over on our new Event Challenge Blog called Lost Coast Portal to Creativity!  Do stop by if you haven't yet because you're missing out on all our Grand Opening Celebrations with loads of prizes up for grabs!

I had a ball creating this piece and used the following Lost Coast Designs stamps:
 Time FliesATC Misc 7 Set and Numbers Border

 I used 4 standard size dominoes, a playing card, a real die and 4 dice beads, stop by my DominoART blog for more details!

 Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV Team USA Leader

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Light Mandelas with mono printing Plate Background

Hello Everyone,
Today, I would like to share two projects I made with a new release Lost Coast Design Stamp set: Light Mandelas.  The images were stamped with Jet Black Archival ink onto a background made with a mono printing Plate.  I added rhinestones and ribbons to embellish.

See  more pics and instructions on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  See you soon.
Karen McAlpine

Monday, June 15, 2015

ATC Challenge Winner

We wanted to showcase the winner of our May ATC Challenge: Congratulations Liesbeth

Please check out our events and challenge blog, the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity

You can use any images you like to enter our monthly challenges, but if you use Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda images then your entry will count as two, which doubles the chance to win the prize.  

Our June challenge is Numbers and you have another 10 days to enter.
Please familiarize yourself with our challenge rules.

Hope to see you there, Nikki x

Saturday, June 13, 2015

May all your dreams come true.

Hello everyone,

Today I have  card to share with you.  I did use a sentiment from a different company but I have no idea whose it is as it was given to me as a present.
Anyway here's my card:

I started with a piece of white card stock and put some model paste on it through a stencil. Next I gave it a coat of gesso and when everything was dry I used some Lindys Magicals to get some colour on it. I used 'Pretty in Pink Pink', 'Gag me with a spoon gray' and 'Midnight Rendezvous'. These names crack me up.... 

Anyway, when everything was as I wanted it and dry I stamped the background with one of the 'ATC Backgrounds' (part of) and then stamped 'Cosmos Face' with Versafine ink and clear embossed the image. Lastly I stamped the sentiment on a bit of vellum, clear embossed it and stapled it to the card front. The card front was then adhered to a white card base. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Patricia Face

How I love these both stamps, at the background
With this set you can easily make great backgrounds!
The second stamp is one of my favorites:

The combination looks like Patricia on

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Steampunk card for Fathers day by Bibiana

Hello Lost Coaster's review fans:


Happy to be here once more to share with you all 
this Steampunk card!

lost coast steampunk numbers card front

This card was displayed also at the Challenge Numbers.
You can find all the DT cards for this month and the rules to participate in the challenge NUMBERS at the NEW Challenge/event Blog called "The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity".

For my card today, I used as the main image the "fortuneteller" image, for the background I used the "pencil" stamp and enhance in each section where the Numbers are with gold

lost coast steampunk numbers card detail

Great masculine card a little bit in the Steampunk style...
perfect for this coming Fathers day!

Remember that Lost Coast Designs launched this month a NEW blog where all the special Events and Challenges will be held from now on..."The Lost Coast Portal of Creativity"

Here at the regular blog: "the Lost Coaster's review"  you still can see what the DT is making with "Lost Coast Designs" stamps and "Carmen Veranda Stamps" (LCD acquired this second company)

so you have 2 places to go and visit...

1- The regular blog : "The Lost Coaster's Review"  and
2- The Blog for Challenges and Special Events (such as blog hops);
"The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity".

Right now you can view there
- the Challenge with Numbers and
- an Special Event with Skulls

lost coast steampunk numbers card flat view

hope to see you over there too!

Thanks for the visit

you can find me at my blog:

Supplies: Lost Coast Designs Stamps used: fortuneteller; pencils background

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A little book cover

Hi Lost Coast lovers, Yvonne here and this time I want to show you a little book cover I made.
 For the background of this little book I used a chevron stencil, distress ink (spun sugar, crushed olive) and two sprays: fresh lime and bubblegum pink. With cactus green (Stazon) I stamped the feathers on the background. I stamped Manga goth on another piece of paper and colored her with distress markers tattered rose, picked raspberry and the fresh lime (her hair). A little bit of pink washi tape at the bottom and I glued the girl on top. I colored the edges with distress ink crushed olive and peeled paint.

The stamps I used:

Thanks for stopping by :-) !

xxx Yvonne.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Time for a Tag

Hello Again! 

It's me Tera here with another fun and SUPER EASY project. 
This time I wanted to play with my tags...

I started with some card stock that was painted green (using the new Dylusions paints...yes they are magical and play well with my stamps hehe..) 
Next I stamped the text background in black ink (only partially inked to get a distressed look). While that dried I inked up my winged creature "Adrien" (LOVE it you can find her HERE) and stamped her on a scrap of green and yellow painted card stock. I went back to the tag and used one of the Tim Holtz stencils to create the coffee ring stain ad splatter with Black Dylusions paint. Finally I cut out my winged creature glued her in place then cut the overhang wing off to add to the upper left corner, 

Stamp Links 
"Adrien" HERE and Text background "Broken Letters set"HERE 

Don't forget about the new Portal to creativity challenge blog!! There are some great prizes going on over there!!!! The link is  in the side bar so check it out!! 
(Who doesn't love inspiration and Prizes all in one place?!?!?)

Thank you for checking out my work, I hope you are inspired to get crafty :D

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Immersed in Twilight
The cityscape stamp is one of my favorites from the new releases at Lost Coast Designs. I am sharing this mixed media piece in which I used the stamp, with you today. It is made on sturdy carson watercolor paper. First I stamped the small doll face which I used as moon with versamark and embossed it with clear WOW embossing powder. Then stamped the cityscape at the bottom at the whole length of the card with versamark and embossed with black embossing powder. I masked the moonface and started to work on the sky. I used a mix of cerulean colored goache and iridescent paint medium to make the blue part and cloud wisps. To get the 'immersion in twilight' feel of the city, I used metallic rub ons on the cityscape in copper and purple. I mostly used my fingers for this. But you have rub gently as you could risk rubbing off the embossing. I also rubbed bits of purple in between the roofs of the city to mix with the light blue. It gives it a light 'city on fire' look. I took away the mask of the moon and rubbed on a silver metallic rub on the face and contours to give it a 'halo'. To finish it off I applied bits of silver metallic rub on on the sky and embossed it with 'Starlight' embossing powder by Stampendous. 
Immersed in twilight
Immersed in twilight
Immersed in twilight

Hope this inspires you to work with paints and rub ons and LCD stamps to make some wonderful art pieces yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!
Tarah xo

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lost Coast News: Event & Challenge Blog launch & new home of our monthly Challenges!

Hello Friends of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

We have decided to lift our LCD/CV stamps only restriction for Skellie-Fest as well as our current #13 Numbers Challenge!  You can now use ANY stamp companies on your entries BUT if you do use only LCD/CV stamps then your entry will count as two and doubles your chance at winning the prizes!  All other Event and Challenge Rules still apply!
Tell your friends to come and play with us!

Additional Note
The LCD/CV stamp use restriction still applies to our Grand Opening "New Stamp Release" event!  We want to see your fabulous creations featuring our stamps ;0)
The Grand Opening event ends July 22 at 11:55pm PST!

In case you missed seeing our news, we now have a brand new Blog called Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where we will be hosting lots of fabulous events throughout the year and is now also the new home of our monthly Challenges!

Come and join our Grand Opening Celebrations!

 From mid May through to the end of July we're having a "New Stamp Release" event.  Enter your projects using ANY Lost Coast Designs or Carmen's Veranda stamps!  A $20 gift certificate to spend at either company or a combo of both is up for grabs!

We have a new prize format to make it easier for you to WIN a prize so pop on over and enter our June Challenge #13!
On June 4th Lost Coast Portal to Creativity is participating in the annual Skull Appreciation Day blog hop hosted by Smeared and Smudged AND we are also hosting our very first
Skellie-Fest which takes place June 4 - 18th!  Enter your projects using our LCD/CV skull and skeleton stamps to win a $20 gift certificate to spend at either company or a combo of both!

So pop on over to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, become a follower so you don't miss a single event and STAY TO PLAY!

We look forward to seeing all your fabulous LCD/CV creations!
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen