Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Happy Birthday Art Journal page

Hello and welcome, Anita here today to show you a happy birthday art journal page.

Why make a happy birthday wish art journal page? Because I have such a bad conscience that I never send the birthday cards I had planned to make and send to all the beautiful and creative teamies at Rubber Dance.

So this is for you dear teamies:

I hope you forgive me not to send you birthday cards...... But, maybe someday... ;-)

I've used my new art journal from Dina Wakley, that I loooooove, and paint, gelatos, stencils and stamps from Rubber Dance.

Stamps I've used on this art journal page is:
- Textured Flowers
- Beautiful Words
- Game paperdolls
- Face Up
- Stars from Textured Houses

Here is some pictures of some details:

Thank you for visiting. I wish you a wonderful and creative day.
Let's Dance ♪♪♪

Hugs, Anita

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Altered Playing Cards - Video by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends.

I have a video to share today for these altered playing cards. My kids got those cards twice at a promotion of our local discounter. They are meassuring 8cm x 12cm. I covered them with gesso and started to play.

Enjoy the video!

Here are some detailed images:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Acrylic Paints
Faber-Castell Oil Pastels
StazOn Ink
Archival Ink
Tissue Paper
Collage Medium

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April Theme Challenge Reminder

Hi there!

Shilpa and Deborah are sharing some inspiration today for our April Theme Challenge.


Shilpa made these amazing ATCs using images from the Collage Elements stamp set.
That's what Shilpa says about the process: 
"To start with I applied white and black acrylic colour to the surface. Next I added sand texture paste randomly and let it dry completely. I stamped on the ATCs with Rubber Dance "Grungy Harlequin" texture and black ink. Further, I spritzed blue and black inks and dried this with my heat tool. On another paper, I stamped the main images and coloured them with inks. Finally I glued them onto the cards."

Deborah created this wonderful tag with the "Textured Daisy" and "A little Birdie".
Deborah says: "Hi everyone here is a quick and simple tag, I cut it using a Die in Mixed Media paper. I wanted to keep the white of the tag and so only sprinkled a tiny amount of the powder crystals. I gave it a gentle spritz of water and dried it. I used a white paint pen to paint some of the petals."

Thank you Shilpa and Deborah for these awesome beauties!!!

Have a nice weekend everyone! You can play along here!

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happiness is a state of mind - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa from the Design Team here.

I am sharing with you a journal spread, for which I've used Rubber Dance Nostalgic Couples, Something Wonderful and few other stamp sets.

Here's my procedure...

To make the texture on the journal page, first I cut out this piece using a die.

I adhered that die cut pieces on pages and applied embossing paste through stencil.
 Let it dry completely.

To bring colours to the page I spritzed randomly with  Peacock Feather, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo distress inks.

To create one more layer I stamped circles and text on the page.

In addition I applied colours from distress crayons to create depth.

I stamped the Nostalgic Couple on another paper with black archival ink and coloured it with distress markers.

I adhered a few embellishments and ephemera and layered the lovely couple image onto it.

On the other page, I added words from the Something Wonderful set.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I've used all these stamps from Rubber Dance Shop here:

Nostalgic Couple
 Something Wonderful
 Collage Elements
 Round In Circles
Vintage Hotel Receipt
Vintage Script ATC size

Don't forget to join this month's Theme challenge 
Black and White Plus One

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Journal Page

Hello everyone Debs here with my second Guest Designer piece for this month. I'm sharing a Page from a new journal, which is one of my favourite places to create. This one by Dina Wakley has different textured pages giving more variety with which to play. It's a nice size and feels lovely too. I'm definitely hooked. It was the perfect substrate to host the wonderful stamps I was going to use.


Here are a few of the steps of how I created my page.
The first layer is white Gesso, followed by splashes of warm colours from Media Line by Ranger


More layer of complimentary colours then contrasting colours, the Fluorescent Pink is from Golden.

I created a frame as I intended to stamp the feature in the centre. To add more contrast I used the flowers from Textured Flowers 

I built up their colour with a Paint Pen in White, I added a bed of flowers from Textured Spring finishing with the bird which I stamped and cut out. All the elements were coloured with the paint pens. The bird and sentiment are both from A little birdie 

A last look!

Sending hugs to you all xx

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Houses - Art Journal Page by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends!

I have an art journal page to share with you today. I used the Rubber Dance Textured Houses stamps as my focal point. The background is created with acrylic paints and PanPastels.

I hope you like my video tutorial:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
uniPOSCA marker
Memento Luxe Wedding Dress
Fluorescent Acrylic Paint
Airbrush Medium
Gel Medium
Gesso (black & white)
Neocolor II Crayons
Derwent Inktense Yellow
StazOn Ink
STAMPlorations stencils