Friday, July 31, 2015

Black & White Inchies

Hey everyone. Esther here today to share with you a fun creation I also made for a Summer Challenge in the Netherlands.

The card is about 6x4 inch in total. I stamped everything in black & white on inchies,(the faces and the ticket stamps).

The other incies I filled with zentangle-doodles by hand.

The stamps I used from Lost Coast are : Up close and Personal (from the sets of people range) and the Travel Stuff Set.

Thanks for stopping by! xxx

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A trio of ATC's

Hello everyone,

Corrie here, and today I have a  trio of ATC's inspired by Alice in Wonderland to share.

The backgrounds were coloured with Distress Inks and a blending tool after which I randomly stamped the cards. I doodled around the edges and added some washi tape. The images were stamped on white card stock, coloured and cut out. I adhered them to the cards. Lastly I created the sentiments with my old typewriter. They are (parts of) quotes from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll.

I used the following stamps :

Thanks you so much for stopping by today !

Corrie x

Monday, July 27, 2015

Expand your horizons

Hello sweet Lost Coast Fans,

here Coby with a new blogpost. I stamped on a
background made with a Big and Juicy big inkpad.

I really love the Travel Quotes, you can use it on
almost every card......

And the Steampunk Fly Girl......she is my
favorite steampunk stamp.....

Saturday, July 25, 2015

A Thanks card by Bibiana

Hello Dear Lost Coast Fans:

Here Bibiana...
Sharing with you a "Thanks" card made with one of my favorite stamps, the Flourish one...

thanks card front

I stamped repeatedly,  the circles for the background and gold embossed the flourish stamp on the top...
To make it pop, I traced around with a green marker and color on top with some green ink ...

thanks card detail

Until next time for another project using the "Lost Coast Designs" stamps,
I leave you wishing that all of you are enjoying your summer....

you can find me at my blog 

supplies: daisy flourish; light mandelas

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Two cards

Hello again everybody, today I will show you two cards that I made for a summer challenge in Holland. 
For the first one I used modeling paste and a stencil, I colored the modeling paste with a littele bit Brusho. I colored the stamp with distress markers.

My second card is a CAS card. Just some splatters and the wonderful stamps of the crazy birds. And a little bit of washi tape.

Used stamps:
- Los tres caballeros
-Mini anthropomorph birds
- Wisdom (dictionary words)

Thanks for stopping by, XXX Yvonne.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Texture Stamping Delight

Hello Again!

Tera here to share with you how I created my piece for our new stamp release and grand opening of our Portal to Creativity Challenge Blog 

today's post is very PHOTO HEAVY so grab a cup of Tea or Coffee and Enjoy the show... lol

Agregate background stamp found HERE 
Black ink (I used Archival)
Distress paint dabbers in: Pitch Black, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, and Espresso (optional)You can also use regular acrylic I just like that these are fast and
A piece of embossed board (this was the thin cardboard you get when you order postage stamps online... I misted it with water before running it through my big shot to help it take the embossing while it cut) 
Gold Foil and Glue
Heat Gun and Eyelets are OPTIONAL 
Don't panic this is an easy step by step :D 

Start by painting your embossed board black 
(then I heat dried mine)

Next, lightly go over the top with your cracked pistachio and evergreen paints 
(kind of "dry brush" it... you don't want your dabber too wet)

This is were I added a TINY hint of brown for depth... 

Next I stamped my crackle background for the 1st layer of depth then I dry brushed some glue a crossed to add my gold foil

OOPS... too So i went over some with the evergreen again... 

Ok that's better... Now stamp the crackle stamp on top in black to get a truly stunning finish. 
If you want you an also add Eyelets and ribbon to dress it up a tad more.

I love the idea of this as a cuff bracelet, bookmark, or even a book binding on a mini album...
 really the possibility are endless!!!

What would you like to use this technique on??

I hope you Enjoyed seeing my process! 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Fairly naughty or nice?

This is a piece I made for the Scary Fairy bloghop in which Loast Coast Portal to Creativity participated last month. I'm not usually into "dark" themes, however I am into different and this challenge inspired me to think out of the box.
Stamped used are from Lost Coast Designs:
Art Doll in Flying Ladies... section
Swimsuit girl in More Women... section
The background is made with brick stencils, gesso, distress stains on craft paper. Matted on black card stock and then onto distressed soft yellow card stock.
Ink pads used: Memento danube blue, paris dusk, rich cocoa and Brilliance Moonlight
Distress stains: fired brick, peeled paint, forest moss, wild honey, antique linen, spun sugar, broken china.
I used Promarkers to color in swimsuit girl. And a water brush pen with distress stain inks to color the brick background.

More details on how I made it are on my blog.

So what do you think? Is she naught or nice??

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Big Eyed Cowgirls and Cowboys

Hi everyone, Nikki here using some images from Carmen's Veranda, love the Big Eyed Girls and Boy images.

Firstly I made this mail art :
It was so cool when I wrote the address on , it  now says : "Are you Liz (name and address) feeling lucky'.  LOL

The background is dylusions sprays, then I creased the envelope and sponged a little green onto the ground to give it some texture. I stamped the postcard background and I used the old typewriter alphabet from Lost Coast Designs for the wording. The big eyed girl and boy are stamped in stazon, colored with inktense pencils and fussy cut. I sponged the edges and added white gel pen detail.

 I like to make Altered Playing Cards (APC's) and Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) and these images are the perfect size.

I have used Big Eyed Shooter Girl for this APC:
I love the Western theme, and the monochromatic look. 

Just a reminder about our challenge blog, The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, this months challenge is Zentangle. 

Hope you will come and join us :) Nikki x

Monday, July 13, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Push Pins set

Hello Lost Coast Fans!
It's my turn to share a DT project today!
I recently participated in an Alice in Wonderland blog hop to celebrate the 150th Birthday of the Book.  I"m sure you've guessed by now that I love Alice in Wonderland and my passion for AIW goes hand in hand with my passion for altered game art.   I love using Bendominoes for my Alice projects, which are curved dominoes, coz the quirkiness of their shape ties in so nicely with the quirkiness of the Wonderland story!

The Alice in Wonderland illustration stamps I used are available at Lost Coast Designs.
We have a whole category dedicated to Alice so stop by and check them all out!

You can see detailed photos and more info on my DominoART blog.

 Thank you for visiting with me today!
Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
The Sharpie Domino Queen
LCD/CV DT Leader

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Grunge Butterfly in Two Colors

Hello Everyone!
I have two projects today made with Carmen's Veranda stamps: new release Grunge Black Swirl for the background and Butterfly Square for the focal point.
The stamping is done on mixed media paper using dye, spray, and chalk inks.

Love this new background stamp!!  It is so versatile and works great with my vintage style.  See a full list of materials and instructions on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.  See you next time!
Karen McAlpine

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Challenge Card

Hello !

Esther here again with some artwork I made with Lost Coast stamps. For this blogpost I made a postcard for a Summer Challenge we are doing in the Netherlands.

For the background I used some Tim Holtz distress stain and Versamark ink for the Flagstone Background stamp.  After that I applied Finnabair clear gloss gel,  mixed with some green glitter and a stencil. 
The little tags are also covered with distress stain and then stamped with my favorite alphabet stamp set, License Plate Alfabet Set.

Hope you like it and thanks for watching ! :) 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


Hello everyone,

Corrie here and today I have an art journal to share with you.

I used Model Paste, gesso and Pan Pastels for the background which was then randomly stamped. The word 'freaky' was done with a stencil which was given to me as a present ! (Thanks, you know who you are  ! I love it) The clown was stamped on white paper, coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered to the page on top of a few bits of washi tape. The same washi tape was also used in the top left corner.

Stamps used:

Thanks for stopping by ! 

Corrie x

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Hello Lost Coaster-fans.

It's hot in the Netherlands.....Summertime- Partytime!
So I made a Party-card.....

Used stamps:

Friday, July 3, 2015

ATC Envelope by Bibiana

Hello dear Lost Coaster fans:

Here Bibiana....

This set of ATC (envelope and card) was made for the "skull appreciation day/event" that we had at the beginning of June at the NEW blog for Challenges and events called :
 "Lost Coast Portal to Creativity"

set skull ATC envelope

I made two envelopes...perfect to give away on "The day of day", which is coming in November 2nd

2 skull ATC envelopes

using a border punch ...
I glued 2 panels and made the envelopes for the ATC...

2 skull ATC envelopes

I colored the image, previously stamped on vellum, with "Copic" markers...

colored skull ATC envelopes front

and here it is the ATC,
the stamp from "Lost Coast designs" is a skull called "Picado Skull" which was stamped in vellum
to mimic the tissue paper that Mexicans use to decorate their  altars during this feativity..

to know more about this festivity visit my blog..."stamping with Bibiana"

skull ATC front

Thanks for the company 
and you can find me at my blog:
"Stamping with Bibiana"

Lost Coast Designs stamp: "picado skull"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My turn!

This month I'm proud to share the artistry of Cherri Robb, a Lost Coaster Honorary DT member. She is a featured artist in the Summer 2015 Somerset Studios issue, pp. 54-56.  Her creativity is amazing, and it's a honor to have her on our team.  Below are two pages of her publication.  Run, don't walk, to get this issue to see it all!