Thursday, October 30, 2014

Recap Thursday - October Pretties


It's nearing the end of another month - a very busy and creative month here at Rubber Dance. In case you missed any of the pretties, here are a few ... (Fill your cup of coffee/tea, lean back and enjoy!)



By Helen
Video tutorial here



By Irit


By Steph

 
By Katy


By Helen
Video tutorial here


By Katy
Step by step instructions here


By Majo

By Majo
Secret gift inside! See step by step instructions here


By Olga
  
By Irit

Video tutorial here


By Susanne

By Irit


By Majo

By Majo

By Olga

And finally, one by me (Bibi - the owner of Rubber Dance):


I hope you enjoyed the show - and all these were made with our stamps! No wonder I'm pretty proud - of the stamps and of my fabulous creative team, is it? (In fact, I'm VERY proud of them!)
If you want to know more about this fab team, check out this page.


xox,
Bibi


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Winter Dream


Hello dear readers and Rubber Dance fans!  Olga here with you today and I will try to inspire you for your new amazing creations. 

This time I come to you with a new a little vintage winter card "Winter DREAM". We all have dreams and I wish all yours will come true! When I created this card I was very inspired by the new Da Vinci set of stamps. They are SO COOL!




For this card I used gesso, fabric, acryl paints and some sweet embellishments. I also crochet two snowflakes for this project.




For the backround I used the stamp with the art defition and you also can see pieces of vintage book pages, I wanted to add this stamp to make the whole composition more interesting. Then I used another stamp with the word DREAM and cut it from the paper. After that I covered this word with gesso, texture paste and very pretty snowy glitter. Then I completed my card with embellishments and now you can see the result .


 I hope that you will like my card and be inspired for your new creations

Wishing you a wonderful crafty day!

Hugs,
Olga

To see all the cool stamps from Rubber Dance, visit the webshop: www.rubberdance.com



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rock Carvings Rock!


Hi there, my dear friends of Rubber Dance! I am Gabriele from Art-a-tag and I am a Mixed Media artist from Germany. Very nice to see you again!! Now lets go to the next step of our wonderful journey using the fantastic new Rubber Dance stamps. OMG! I am still breathless, when I think of it! I WAS IN NORWAY VISITING BIBI LINDAHL OF RUBBER DANCE!!!

Many times we talked about how nice it would be coming together and we were making plans and dreamed. After many dreams my desire became stronger than my laziness and I bought myself a ticket and took off. To Norway, where I wanted to go to for so many years! Now I did it and I really felt a dream come true. I have been in contact with Bibi for some time and got to know her quite well, but meeting in person is something else for sure. Being a designer for her Rubber Dance stamps gave it an extra interest to see the place where she creates all these lovely things.

We decided to make a special spread with some special stamps and also show a shot of us in the studio (hm, we both don´t like to be photographed). You can easily see, that we were busy during my visit! Ulla, Bibi´s darling poodle was always a nice companion.

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Bibi is such a cheerful woman, we did have a lot of fun. But we also created some interesting things. Norway is famous for its many, many rock carving sites - I think there are more than 10.000!!! Here is some info from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rock_carvings_in_Norway
I always loved these prehistorical forms, figures and runes and liked to incorporate them into my paintings. You can imagine how happy I was, that Bibi wanted to show me a rock carving site near her town, called Begby. Here you can see a small selection of photos, the complete tour is on my Art-a-tag blog: back from stampers heaven


I found some pages in the net about rock carvings in Norway, the best one is in German, sorry. But I am sure, now that you know it, you can find some yourself.
http://www.ostfold-f.kommune.no/stream_file.asp?iEntityId=14139
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=12116
http://grosssteingraeber.de/seiten/norwegen/ostfold/felsritzungen-begby.php
But the biggest surprise was that Rubber Dance has a sheet of stamps showing the rock carvings! How cool is that!!!! Here you go: rock-carving-stamps.



Marvellous, isn´t it?? Of course we had to make a spread with just that and also use the stamp leaves, because there were many autumn leaves on the rocks and it went together so well. Here you can see the Rubber Dance - Art-a-tag cooperation!

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The background is created with acrylics and as stamping on that corrugated cardboard is not easy, Bibi stamped the carving images on rock photos.
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Don´t these leaves look just real? They are from the sheet #NP1-M: I Love Leaves and are stamped on mono printed delicate paper and cut out. I looove this page.
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These stamps are so unique, I cannot wait to create some art with it. Bibi made some wonderful wrapping paper and a matching tag.

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The paper looks like a rock surface itself - loooove it Bibi!!

One thing I now know for sure - my stampers heaven is in Norway!!

See you soon to go on with our journey!
Gabriele

Oh! I almost forgot (how could I!) I must go back to Norway! Ulla is waiting.......

bilde


To see the Rock Carving stamps and many more, visit the webshop: www.rubberdance.com
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Around the World with Rubber Dance


 Hello my dear crafty friends! It's Irit here today and I welcome you to my small "Around the world" trip!



I am a very addicted traveller: I never really counted each and every country I visited as some of them were one united country when I first visited there and then became like 7 different countries in Europe.
But as a preliminary count I think it's like 55 countries around 4 continents.
But then I am in love with Europe and for sure London, Paris and Venice are 'must see' places.
So with Rubber Dance most gorgeous Travel stamp set you can visit all three of my favourites in a second, just from viewing my travel banner.

I made the bottom triangle in the same way for all three of my banner pieces:
Stamping the Road Map background with clear embossing ink, heat embossing with black powder and inking with a mix of my favorite distress inks.
The inner banner was dedicated to each of those three places and had the parts of globe stamp, some travel words and some moderate inking.
I made the title with bare white chipboard letters and connected them with clear glaze and added a few drops of the glaze over the triangles.
Here and there I added some other than Travel stamps, such as the flowers/grass from Vintage birds set on all banners.
So welcome to London:



And welcome to Venice:



 And most welcome to Paris:



I hope you will have a chance to visit  those gorgeous cities in your real life as I did, but if not - grab our fantastic Travel stamps and make yourself a crafty vacation!

Irit

To find the Travel stamps and other stamps Rubber Dance has to offer, visit the webshop here: www.rubberdance.com
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Stamped Autumn Leaves Card


Hello everyone! Susanne Rose here to share an autumn card with you that is created with the gorgeous leaf stamps by Rubber Dance Art Stamps. I really love these stamps. They are so versatile and absolutely beautiful.



Watch the Video to see how I created this card:





Some close-ups. Notice the naturalistic looking details of these stamped leaves!






Here's an idea you can use with sentiment stamps: The original sentiment is longer than the part I've used. I used the Stamper's Big Brush Pen and only inked up the words I wanted to stamp.


I hope you enjoyed the video and have fun creating with these awesome stamps!
Have a nice day! xx Susanne.

The stamps I used are from  Rubber Dance

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Da Vinci Triptych by Katy


Promised I would show you how I created the papers for this triptych featuring Da Vinci stamp set from Rubber Dance. So here we go!

I aged my own paper using totally natural dyes; here's how:

Step 1: Stamp images in Archival or other waterproof ink onto ordinary copier paper. Steep a teabag in hot water and when it has cooled a little, wipe the teabag over the paper. Apply fairly randomly. Allow to dry at least partially.

Step 2: Squeeze a lemon to get some juice. Take up the juice with a paintbrush and flick the lemon juice onto the tea-stained paper. Also add some larger areas with the brush.

Step 3: Heat the paper - you may need to heat it for some time to get the juice to 'burn'. You can see here that the light spatters bleach out the tea and the larger areas burn to create 'aged' splotches. This is a great way to age paper that uses items everyone has at home. 

Step 4: The Triple Arch frame (which is by Tando Creative) is embossed using Rubber Dance's Flourishes background stamp in gold UTEE. I then sprayed the frame with various colours of Distress Stain Spray to colour it and finished by knocking back the gold with a bronze gilding wax.

The easel is also sprayed with the Distress Spray Stains - these rock - you need them!

These are the stamps I used:

DAV1-L: Da Vinci
BK2-1E: Flourishes
Why not have a go at this technique for your entry to the Rubber Dance Colour Challenge, which this month features vintage tones?

Katy x