Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Curious Cat

Hi everyone,
I hope you are having a crafty start to 2019.
The Curious Cat kept wanting me to play, so I have a tutorial for you
using this gorgeous stamp.

Grab your cuppa,
and join me for a look at how playing with stuff can be soooo much fun.

This is the finished card.

and here is how we get there ...

Step 1:
I've scraped a layer of white gesso over a card base. Then I've used DecoArt paints in a light blue and white to layer up the background. A little finger painting! You could do as little or as much as you like ... just layering one colour on top of the other.  It's really quite relaxing.

Step 2:
I got my brayer out and added some darker blue mainly around the edges.

Step 3:
I've stamped the gorgeous Curious Cat onto some tissue paper.  Then on the back side I painted some white paint - when you turn the tissue paper over again to the front, you can see how the white shows through.

Step 4:
I then attached the tissue paper carefully to the background with gel medium.
I've also added a little more white paint to the background to tone the dark blue colour down. I needed some slightly lighter areas for some leaves.

Step 5:
This is where I've stamped some leaves into the top corner and the bottom corner covering the cat a little. I've used archival ink for this.

Step 6:
I painted the leaves with white paint.  Then I've gone in with a little grey distress crayons for light shading on the leaves.  I wanted to keep in tune with the colour challenge this month over on our facebook page.

 One of the finishing touches is to add some words.
I've gone with these words from 'Giraffe'.

And a close up of the Curious Cat.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Winter Art journal page with the Four Seasons Stamps

Gerry's Craft Room

Hi it's Gerry here from Gerry's Craft Room as a guest designer on the Rubber Dance blog. I have made an art journal page for my mini album with Rubber dance stamps in a winter colour scheme. The stamps are from the Four Seasons set. 

Gerry's Craft Room

I stamped and heat embossed the trees with white embossing powder and then fussy cut them.
Then I added a bit of colour with the distress oxide ink used as a water colour.

The trees are also available separately, the one I used here is the Autumn tree

Gerry's craft room

I have torn the paper to get a nice fuzzy edge and some white to mimic snow
And more snow effect with WOW embossing and Nuvo glitter accents
The background is also coloured with distress oxides.

Gerry's Craft Room

And here is a video tutorial for you. Have fun watching!

I hope you like this page, it was fun being a guest designer on the Rubber Dance blog, thanks Susanne for inviting me! 

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Four Seasons
Distress Oxides
WOW! Glitter

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mixed Media Tag with Brushos

Hi there!

Susanne here today and I'd like to share a mixed media tag with a Brusho background today. I used a lot of different stamps to add texture to the tag. My favourites for a grungy and textured look is the Round in Circles set. I also used some wildflowers from Weed Love and the Vintage Postcard.

The Butterflies form our Butterfly Trio are embossed with metallic brass powder by WOW! and also coloured with Brushos. The embossed parts acts as an resist and let the butterflies look very elegant. I recently made a card in the same style. You will find a video here.

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance

WOW! Metallic Embossing Powder Brass
Archival Ink

Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Quick Card by Gail

Hello.  Hope you are having a very happy and crafty Sunday.  Gail here today with a quick card featuring the lovely deer from the Rubber Dance Frosty Friends set.

Love this beautifully detailed deer.  I kept it simple and used the current challenge colours of blue, blue and grey.  I stamped the deer on a piece of white card and masked it.  I stamped the Marble stamp with Stormy Sky distress ink and then cut out the panel.  I edged with the same distress ink, mounted on a drak blue layer and then on a pearlised grey card.  I stamped the Deer Santa sentiment with blue archival and done!!
All the christmas stamps are currently on sale and you can get a whopping 20% off!! 

Don't forget to join the January challenge which is now based in the facebook group

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Looking forward to Spring - Art Journaling Video

Hi my dear stamping friends!

Susanne here and I'm sharing a new art journaling video over on my YouTube channel. I used our Textured Spring stamps to create this page.

For the background I played with the Distress Oxides. I used the smooshing technique with Acetate and also the mini round Gelli Plate.
Enjoy watching the video:

Here are some more close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Distress Oxides
Archival Ink

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Saturday, January 05, 2019

Mixed Media Tag Video Tutorial - Create Layers

Hi there!

Susanne writing today and I'd like to share a new mixed media tag with our Textured Flowers. I am using acrylic paints from ColourCraft to create the background and different other stamps to create an interesting base to put the flower on. The flower is stamped onto photo-paper that was coloured with Brushos. Suppies are listed at the bottom of this post.

Enjoy watching the video:

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

ColourCraft Acrylics
Archival Ink
StazOn Ink
Colourcraft Brushos

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Mixed Media Tag - Creating Layers

Hi there!

Susanne here and I am sharing a new mixed media tag today. I've used the Rubber Dance Crazy Flowers stamp sets to create the background and also as my focal point.

Enjoy watching the video:

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Arteza Watercolor Pencils
STAMPlorations stencil
Sizzix Flower Thinlit