Sunday, October 14, 2018

A non scary Halloween card by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with a non scary Halloween card for those of you that like something a little bit spooky but not too much!

This really is a very simple card to make but I think looks effective.

On black card I used a Memento white ink to stamp the yummy tree from Carved Whimsy Wood twice to provide a backdrop to the houses.

The houses are from the wonderful Textured Houses set which I stamped onto white card and coloured in with a selection of Halloween colours using my Zig Clean Colour pens. I fussy cut them out and mounted them onto the background using little foam pads.

The spooky moon was just a scrap of Gelli printed paper I had in my stash that I cut a circle from. That was added to the background, behind the houses, with foam pads too.

The finishing touch was to add a sticker sentiment from Tim Holtz that I think fitted the card perfectly.

I then added everything to a 5x7 white card stock.

There you have a Halloween creation that you don't have to hide behind the sofa from ;)

Hope you like it
Donna xx

Stamps Used:

Carved Whimsy Wood

Textured Houses

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Stamping with an Acrylic Block - Card by Dot

Hi everyone,
It's Dot here with a fun tutorial for you using the 'Take The Plunge' and 'Playful Penguins' stamp sets.

The technique is using an acrylic block to create some quick and fun backgrounds ... and some masking.  I've used the acrylic block technique before which you will see here.

This card also meets the criteria for the challenge over on our face book group challenge.

Okay ... are you ready?
Here we go.

Step 1:
These 4 pictures show you the order in which I've stamped the images to create a little scene. These are stamped onto water colour card as I thought I would colour the finished image with watered down distress ink.

Step 2:
Cut out the group of images.

Step 3:
I've added some distress oxide ink to the edges of an acrylic block and spritzed it with water. The reason for using the oxides was because I was going to layer the colours and oxides are great for this.  The colours of the normal distress inks tend to blend in together.

Step 4:
Stamp the acrylic block, with the ink on it, onto your cardstock.  I tried it on water colour card first and it came out wish-washy, so I decided to use white card.
Dry with a heat gun.

Step 5:
I added some more orange onto the acrylic block and stamped over the print again as I wanted more interesting bits to look at. 
Repeat with red oxides (just a little less) and then purple oxides (less again).
Remember to dry between each layer.

Step 6:
When I was happy with the colours I stamped the lady from 'Take the Plunge' onto the background.  The reason for this is pretty much about me being lazy and taking a short-cut.  I can't be bothered sometimes fussy cutting intricate things (like grass!).  By stamping the image onto the background meant that I only had to cut around a lady and penguins after my masking was done.

To finish I stamped some words from the Playful Penguins set, coloured in the lady. flicked some purple distress ink on the background and adhered the grouped image to the background.

Stamps Played With Were:

Other Products Used Were:
Distress Oxides
Distress Ink

Thank you for taking the time to see how this card was made.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and decide to give acrylic block stamping a try.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rubber Dance Stamps are now in Australia!

Hi everyone,
It's Dot here ... I'm on the Rubber Dance design team ...
but did you know that I am also the Australian stockist of Rubber Dance Stamps?

Over the past 2 years I've been busy building up my range of Rubber Dance Stamps
with help and support from Bibi (thanks Bibi!)
to make them readily available within Australia.
I'm really proud of the fantastic range that is now on hand
and of being able to bring these awesome red rubber stamps to my part of the world.

You can find Rubber Dance Stamps in my shop

I'll be taking my entire range of Rubber Dance Stamps to
in Melbourne on the 13th - 14th of October at the Sandown Raceway.
If you are in the area please stop by and say 'Hi'!  It would be great to meet you.

I will be having a 10% discount on all Rubber Dance stamps during the show (only at the show).

Here is a little walk down memory lane
with some of my favourite Rubber Dance inspiration for you ...


Some of these will also be on display at the show in Melbourne.

Just a reminder that Rubber Dance shifted the challenge each month over to the facebook group
'Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge'
pop on over and say 'hi' and see even more inspiration using Rubber Dance stamps.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Cute Artist Trading Coins by Susanne

Hi there!!!

Today I am sharing a set of four Artist Trading Coins using our Friends Fur-ever doggies and the Purr-fect cats.

I used a post it note to mask the bottom area of the coins before I stamped the cute critters. I coloured everything with watercolour pencils. I also add some flowers from the Floral Wreath stamp set to the wall.

I have a video for you if you are interested in the process:

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Idealogy Stickers

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Magic in truth, art journaling video by Melina


It´s Melina here today sharing an autumnal art journal spread with you.
Time flies so fast now! It feels like yesterday I made art journal pages about
longing for spring... 

Well, this is the spread I made for today, and it comes with a video.
I used the awesome Carved Whimsy Wood stamp set and one of my 
favourite background stamps - Old Book Page

On this spread I have been stamping with DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics,
and I also did some stamping on tissue paper.

Welcome to watch my video tutorial, and hope you will enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
It would be lovely if you join our Facebook group
where you will find our monthly challenge, lovely people and great inspiration.

xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

October Challenge

Hi there! Are you looking for our monthly challenge? We have moved the challenge to our new group on Facebook, the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge, so do pop over and join! If you are not on Facebook, you can always enter our Forever Challenge here on our blog for all your projects featuring Rubber Dance Stamps.

The team will be posting inspiration here and in the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge throughout the month so don't forget to check it out and also join up your stamped makes using those lovely autumn shades and/or make a greeting card.

Big Hugs,
The Rubber Dance Crew
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Sunday, September 30, 2018

September Recap - Lots of Inspiration

Hi everyone!

It's time for our monthly recap! September is already over and we have to share a some nice inspirations today!
It's the first month that we are running our monthly challenge over in our brand new facebook group!

You are very welcome to join us!!!

At first, let's have a look on our September stamp release! We had a brand new stamp set released this month! Aren't these two super cool!?

Here are a bunch of awesome samples!

Ok, now let's see what else was going on our blog and in the Facebook Group in September, starting with our tutorial projects.

Donna changed our Bonny Bunny into a Zen-Bunny. 
Isn't that super cool? A tutorial is here.

Dot made these awesome artist trading cards!
You will find a tutorial here.

Melina created this lovely art journal spread.
She combinded a lot of our stamps to create these beautiful creatures.
A tutorial is here

Susanne made this amazing jounral spread using our Funny Fungi.
Check out her video tutorial here.

Here are even more beautiful projects by our design team
Melina stamped this wonderful cards on a gelli printed background

Donna made a beautiful leaf wreath to create this greeting card.

Dot made this magical card with our Dreamcatcher.

Susanne shared a bunch of gorgeous art journal pages.

She also made some artist trading cards and artist trading coins.

You will find video tutorial to all the makes by Susanne on her
YouTube channel!

Sue shared these lovely inspirations in our Facebook group

Gail inspired our facebook group members with a cool card and
a lovely set of artist trading coins.

Anita shared these amazing mixed media pieces in
the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge

Thank you all for stopping by today!

Join us on facebook to play in our October challenge and to 
be continously inspired by our Design Team.
We also have some giveaways from time to time.