Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday - Art Journal Page by Dot

Hi it's Dot here with a tutorial for your Art Journal.

It was difficult to put into words how to make the paint background so I've made a video that shows it so much easier.  It really is quick and so much fun to make a marbled background with paints.
I'm new to video's so please excuse that it is taken sideways (yes, but there are no stamped images or words in this part so it isn't too bad to watch lol)








For the next part I have step-x-step pictures for you ...


Step 1: I've stamped the words from Something Wonderful in the center of the page and also onto some photo copy paper. The words have been cut out in one piece to make a mask.  A little bit of random stamping from Old Book Page is a great way to add a little interest to a page. 





Step 2: With the mask in place over the words, I've stamped some leaves from Twiggy Leaves around the words with oxides.





Step 3:  This is where I thought it needed a little 'oomph' so I've stamped some more leaves with archival black ink into the corners.





Step 4: While I was adding some more stamping of a single leaf from the set I dropped it onto my page, leaving a mark.  As a way around it I've stamped the leaf onto some white card and fussy cut it out.  It's a great way to cover little things, and I was really happy with how it finished up.  The extra leaf gave the page a bit of a lift. And some stenciling using the Twisted Citron and a little Peeled Paint oxides.


Other Products Used:
Archival black ink
Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron
Dina Wakley paints: Lime, Elephant and Black

Rubber Dance Stamps Used:


I hope that you have enjoyed the tutorial ... even the side-ways video!


Dot x





Sunday, May 20, 2018

Something simple for Sunday

Hello everyone Debs here with a simple card for a quick Sunday make.



If you would like to see how I made this why not pop on over to my blog where I have a quick tutorial for you.

The stamps I used are all below




Take care 
Hugs xx




Friday, May 18, 2018

CAS-ual Friday- set of ATC's with Asia

Hi everyone,

So it's Friday today and it's my pleasure to show you my project with Rubber Dance stamps. I create a set of ATC's which are easy to made. I have tons of leftover papers laying around my very small craft space, so even though I don't know in many cases what kind of paint I used on them, I decided to finally use some of them. I took a paper painted in different shades of blues and purples and stamped with an ATC sized-stamp Vintage Lace. I added some paper straws cut through the middle so they are not to bulky and on another piece of paper (this time in shades of pink, red and yellow) stamped few butterflies from Antique Botanicals collection, then fussy-cut them, put this layer of Glossy Accents on their wings for some shine and glue them to the cards. The words come from Affirmation stamp- I used Archival ink to stamp them on white paper. And here are the ATC's:













Rubber Dance stamps used:





Thank you for dropping by and have a nice Friday:)
Hugs, Asia

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Technique Thursday - A Brusho Card by Sue

Good afternoon and happy Thursday. It's Sue here with a simple tutorial for my Brusho card.

The main thing to remember with these little pots of joy is that less really is more - a little goes such a long way!!! Yes 3 exclamation marks, need I say more!

 I stamped the 3 butterflies from Butterfly Trio onto watercolour card and then embossed with clear embossing powder. If you don't want to emboss make sure to use a waterproof ink like Ranger Achival as this is waterproof when dry. With Brusho's you use a LOT of water, so a good watercolour card is needed. I taped my card down to my craft mat as the water makes the card twist and turn, this gives great effects and dribbles, but it isn't what I want for this card.


 I sprinked a tiny bit of yellow Brusho crystals onto my card. Do not take the lid off the pot, just poke a hole in the top with a pokey tool and sprinkle. Remember this is a 3 exclamation mark rule!


 Then take your spritzer and spritz away! There are only two colours here, yellow and orange. Many of the colours have more than 1 colour in them which is where the little bits of green have come from.

 I liked the green so I added a tiny bit of leaf green and spritzed again.

Of course if you mix orange and green you will get brown. Now brown can be a fabulous colour, but it's not what I want here.

 So as soon as you get a colour that you don't want, dab it up straight away with a piece of kitchen roll. This should sort it out, and if it is still a bit muddy, give it another blast of water then blot again.

 There we are, mud removed. I wanted to add some blue now. The Brusho blues are such strong beautiful colours, but I didn't want to overpower my yellows, so I added just a tiny bit of turquoise.

 I love how the embossing repels the water and makes it follow the line of the embossing powder. I say 'makes it' but to be fair Brusho's do pretty much what they like, which is all part of the fun!

 This is the hard part now, walk away and leave it to dry. You can roll it with kitchen roll, or use a heat tool, but this takes some of the vibrancy out of the colours. So just stick it in a sunny corner, or if you live in the UK over a radiator (we don't have sun) and let it dry naturally.

 I wanted to layer up my butterflies so I made another background, but on ordinary card as my watercolour card is quite thick. When dry I cut them out and gave them a layer of Glamour Dust paint to give them a bit of a twinkle and also a bit of extra strength.


I can safely add my blue now - it's only stitching, and the obligatory sequins. I challenge you to name anything that doesn't look better with sequins. I've also added some of Tim's word stickers - Tim always has just the right words.
Remember YouTube is a fabulous place for lots of inspiration and tutorials on how to use your Brusho's - they really are amazing. Enjoy the rest of your day, and thanks very much for looking 



Stamps Used - Butterfly Trio 




Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Challenge Reminder

Hi my dear stamping friends!

We are back today with a reminder for our running challenge! There are more than two weeks left to join the fun and get a chance to win a 12€ voucher to the Rubber Dance web shop!

These are our themes this time:


http://rubberdance.blogspot.de/search/label/currentchallenge



Of course you can choose, whether you want to go with the colours or the theme. If you want to, you can also combine both.



Here are some gorgeous inspirations by the design team



Anita

created this beautiful mixed media tag 



 
Dot
made this awesome greeting card 




 Gail

created this gorgeous ATC 




Deborah
 
made these colourful and whimsical cards using Butterfly Girl 1 and 2, Butterfly Trio, words from Think Again


We are looking forward to your entries!

Join our challenge here!



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - Art journal page with gelli print collage by Melina

Hi!

It´s Melina here today sharing this art journal page for the Simplicity Sunday post.


I used a A6 size piece of gelli printed paper and stamped the stem from Crazy Flowers #1
I also stamped with Old Book Page at the right side of the page.
I stamped the tulip and the leaves onto other gelli printed papers, cut them 
out and glued them down using gel medium.
 I used white and yellow Posca pens to add some details.
I add a quote from Tim Holtz and my simple page is done.

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina




Friday, May 11, 2018

CASual Friday - Gelli print sticker card - by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with a card made by Gelli printing on some sticky labels....great fun!




I used a roll of inexpensive white labels for this from a well known supermarket and prepared my 6x6 Gelli plate exactly how I normally do, on this occasion I used some Fresco paints and my absolute favourite stencil of the moment from That's Crafty! called Random Ovals.

I brayered the paints on the Gelli plate and placed the stencil on top, then I pressed a piece of scrap paper over the top over the stencil to absorb the excess paint, then removed the stencil and pressed the stickers on the Gelli plate to pick up the print.

It dries really quickly then you can choose which stamps you'd like to use on your sticky label background. For this I chose the sun and moon from the Whimsical Summer stamp set and the Celestial Dancer 1 and stamped them on each of the sticky labels with black Archival ink.

Then all I had to do was pull the back off the labels and stick them directly onto a Kraft card and add a Tim Holtz sentiment at the bottom of the card.

I now have a whole pile of these Gelli printed stickers with stamped images that are going to be perfect for quick cards and even journaling  ;)

Hope you like it
Donna xx


Stamps Used:




Whimsical Summer


Celestial Dancer

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Technique Thursday -an Art Journal Page by Debs

Hello everyone Debs with you today with an easy journal page using Mixed Media. 



I’ve made a video of how I created this page which you can View below 




And here are a few close ups







Hope you enjoyed this page as I really loved creating it
Take careas always
Hugsxx