Saturday, January 30, 2016

Happy Happy, Joy Joy

Hi There & Happy Saturday!! It's me, Shari with you today-So glad that you stopped by.  I have two quickie ATCs to share with you today that I made using a couple of our new images at Lost Coast Designs--Happy Cat and Misc. Words stamps.

....Wait for it....
I sooo love the expression on this Happy Cat's face-All I see is Happy Happy, Joy Joy.  Let me show you how I put these little ATCs of sunshine together!
I enjoy making master boards and have a few of them made up in advance.  The brightness of the colors of this one was perfectly suited for today's ATCs.  I used the ATC Bigz Die to die cut a total of 4 ATCs that I adhered together for a front side and back side.
I roughed up the edges with a paper distresser and ran through my sewing machine to add the stitched border.  I inked the edges with Black Soot DI and added Black Soot DP lines to both sides, with an old gift card.  I used our Misc. Words stamp to create the word bands. 
I stamped Happy Cat onto mixed-media paper with black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear EP.  I fussy cut and adhered to the ATCs with matte Decou-Page.  I outlined with Black Soot DI and my water brush then outlined again with white gel pen. 
I'll just leave you with a close-up of this Happy Cat.  Happy Happy, Joy Joy, indeed! 
Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Don't forget to visit us at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity on February 1st for the beginning of a new challenge--Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Vintage Delight

Hi there, it's Granne here. Lost Coast Designs 
released awesome set of new stamps during December. 
I simply adore the new Crackeds but this time
I wanted to go vintage and used beautiful Mucha with Pillow.

Yes, I know, went totally crazy with embellishment
- but then again, this gorgeous lady deserves to be spoiled 
with everything pretty. :=D

There is a showcase going on at the moment at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, by commenting you might 
win one of the new stamps - awesome.

And new challenge will be starting at LCPtC 1st of February
It will be lot of fun, so I hope you'll check it out and join.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

New Goodies at Lost Coast Designs!

Hi all! Nanette here with some fun, fun new stamps! You have to go check out Lost Coast Designs new stamps!  I am in love!  Of course each stamp I get becomes my favorite but they are fabulous.  This little canvas is called "Big Deal, You Can Sit in a Tree" because little mini "Lizard Dog" is fairly put out with all the friends with wings and even the cat...the CAT! can sit in a tree!  You might remember a sneak peak at "Party Cat"?  These all come in the "Mini Cracked Critters Set One" stamp and are so much fun to color up and put them anywhere you can imagine.  I also used the "Grunge Tree" for my background doing a log of manipulation of the stamp to get what I wanted.  And that is a wonderful thing about rubber stamps, you can manipulate them to work on your projects.

I used Promarkers for coloring, I love the bright colors and Inktense blocks and Distress inks for the sky and grass.  I stamped the birds on the background then stamped on white cardstock to color and fussy cut and attached.  I did outline with a Pitt Big Brush marker to give them some pop and lots of white gel pen doodles.

Hope you do have a look at these and the other new won't be disappointed!  And always check out the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity for our monthly challenges, special events, and our Design Team inspirations.  Also keep our Facebook pages in mind as new challenges that you can enter are posted there!  All this means cash to spend at the store!

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Amazing Collage Card

Hello Coasties!
Hope you are enjoying the New Releases Event!  I used the following new releases on my project: 

Grunge Border 2", Misc Words, ATC Faces Set 
and I also used Cheesecloth Background

Check it out!  I stamped with Distress inks and added spray inks for even more visual texture.

Aren't those words great??!!  
Note:The Misc Word set is really cool!!  It is a 6" x 7" sheet of rubber filled with all kinds of words-- Over 75 different words.  You could cut them apart or keep them all together.  I left them all together for now and just stamped the whole sheet of rubber on white CS.   I cut the words out as I need them.  Worked really well so far.
For more pics and detailed instructions see the full post on my blog.
See you next time!!
Karen McAlpine

Thursday, January 21, 2016

JOY ATC by kim


Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's kim today :)

I have an ATC to share with you today, "Joy". I used the new Grunge Border 3" stamp and the Dictionary Words with Joy set.

This new border stamp is amazing, so many scenes inside it. Really lots of fun for so many things! The border is about 3 inches high and it is an amazing 11 inches long, perfect for Art Journals and any mixed media projects. I loved this particular section with the royal crow and clock, it does bring me "Joy".

I have more stamping details on my blog.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 18, 2016

The ocean is my home

Hi, Nikki here. It is no secret .... I am a big fan of Artist Trading Cards (ATC's), and with all this cold weather here where I live, I thought I should create something warmer and what could be more appropriate than a mermaid swimming in the ocean on a warm sunny day.

To create this ATC I used one of my current fave background stamps, Whitecaps, coupled with Star Mermaid with face from Lost Coast Designs.. Have you seen the awesome selection of mermaids, go check it out at Lost Coast Designs.

Here is my ATC : 

The card stock was painted with various blue acrylics, then I heat embossed the whitecaps with pearl white embossing powder, adding some white gel pen to accentuate the white caps. The mermaid is stamped and colored with copics and fussy cut. Her tail and the star she is holding are glittered and the pearl she is holding is dimensional, using liquid pearls. With a craft knife I cut across the waves and slipped part of her tail in. The wording is handwritten. I think she makes a very beautiful focal point in this background.

Reminder that there are monthly challenges at Lost Coast Designs, they start the first Monday of each month at our event and challenge blog. This months challenge is 'Clean and Simple' and here is my make, featuring Cracked Party Cat :

Nikki x

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Isle of Aud card trio

Hello Lost Coasters and Happy New Year to you all!
Leigh here with my first DT post for 2016!

Today I'm sharing three quirky cards featuring Lost Coast Designs bizarre African animals from Isle of Aud (sold as a set).  I also used the Tree Branches Background and the Zebra Border stamp.

All the animals are stamped with onyx black Memento ink onto Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured with Copic markers.  The folded card bases for all 3 cards were super fun to make.  I used blue cardstock and stamped the Tree Branches background stamp with Versamark ink and applied black embossing powder...then the magic happened when I randomly painted the cardstock with household bleach, the blue transformed into varying shades of purple and pink depending on how much bleach was applied....SO COOL!  The zebra border was created the same way but I used a different blue cardstock which achieved a different result once the bleach was applied, it turned from blue to white.  Here's a closer look at the animals!

The giraffe

The Elephant

  The Rhino

Thanks for stopping by to see my projects today!
Before you go I'd like to remind you about all the fun happening on our event and challenge blog, Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and our Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda Facebook Pages.  Our new blog challenge for 2016, Clean and Simple (CAS), has begun and our current Facebook challenge "Winter Holidays", hosted on both FB Pages, is ending soon on Jan 15!  Pop on over and Stay to Play!

Happy Stamping!
Leigh S-B
LCD/CV DT Leader

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Cat with Bird on CAS Card

Hello Coasties!
Karen here to share a project with an awesomely detailed stamp from LCD!   Check out this cute Cat with his Kingly bird.

The stamp is: Cat with Bird from Lost Coast Designs

I kept the elements minimal on this project to showcase the detail in the stamp.   For more pics and instructions check out the full post on my blog, Dreaming and Creating.

See you next time!!
Karen McAlpine