Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Recap June Pretties - Lots of Inspiration!

Helloooo, stampers! June has come to an end, and as usual I want to share some of the pretties made by the DT and myself during the month passing. I hope you'll find something that'll inspire you to go make your own pretties :-)

Shadow Box by Katy

Tag by Majo

Card by Majo

Tag by Majo

Card by Majo
Pocket Letter by Majo

Postcard by Katy

Mini Canvas by Susanne

 Card by Majo
Card by Bibi

Beach Party Collage by Bibi

Art Journal by Bibi

Art Journal spread by Irit

ATB, designed by Majo, all sides of it:)

Wall deco by Irit

ICADs by Susanne

Tag by Susanne

Artwork with Tutorials:

Altered photo holder by Katy, step by step tut here

Photo transfer canvas by Susanne, video tutorial here

Shadow Box by Susanne, tutorial on her blog

Watercolours on modelling paste by Susanne, tutorial here

Watercolour stamping with Neocolors II by Susanne, step by step tutorial here

Paper Canister by Majo, step by step here

Gabriele made these three pretties out one background and you can see her tutorial here.

Here's a photo frame by Helen, and her video tutorial is here

Gatefold Card by Helen, video tutorial here

Last, but not least..........

Shilpa has guest designed for us this month, with these two beauties: 

For this spread's tutorial, please look here

I hope everyone has enjoyed this recap and found something they've liked.
Thank you all for stopping by, and remember to check in tomorrow and see what our July challenge will be .... More summer, I promise! :-)


Sunday, June 28, 2015

I'm Not Dull!!!!! Check out the Evidence ;-)

Hi Everyone, it is Helen on the DT here and it is my turn to share an idea or two with you this rainy Sunday (perfect crafting weather!!)

I am using some gorgeous and brand new stamps from the lovely Bibi today and I know you are going to love them.  They are Envelope Stamps and are perfect for putting the finishing touches to all your crafting mail.  If you love taking part in swaps or pocket letters then these are must have stamps to add to your collection!

My tutorial today is more of a look what you could be doing and an ideas tutorial rather than a detailed step by step.  I was inspired by one of the many, many stamps in this set that says 'Only dull people send dull envelopes'!  Challenge laid down and accepted Bibi…………

I started out on my crafting journey thinking just envelopes and then things took on a life of their own as you will see.  One envelope became a pretty set of three……

I even created one to send to Australia!!!  You have to watch the video to know more ;-)

Once I had three pretty and definitely not dull envelopes I decided to create matching note cards.  I kept it simple and just took a few elements from the envelopes to make the note cards.

I hope my tutorial inspires you to get busy creating fabulous envelopes ready for the next time you want to swap snail mail with your crafting friends.  Check out the brand new stamps from Rubber Dance over here!

As you can see from the video you could turn them into a lovely gift too.  Just add note cards and a pretty ribbon.

I hope I have inspired you to create fabulous envelopes and to get inky with your Rubber Dance Stamps.  Have fun!



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paper Canister with Majo

Hi all, it's Majo on the DT here today to show you how to create a canister using the beautiful "Antique Botanicals" stamps and sentiments from various stamp sets, all from Rubber Dance.

I started with cutting my template using the Sizzix die "CANISTER SET", designed by Eileen Hull, and stamped the flowers with Ranger Archival Ink.
I used KOH-I-NOOR color pencils for the flowers and colored the background with Distress Ink "Tumbled Glass" and a water tank brush. 

You can find all the stamps I used in the Rubber Dance web shop

Have fun crafting! ♥

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mixed Media Canvas with Shilpa

Hello Everyone, Shilpa here with another Guest Design project.
As promised I am back today with a Mixed media canvas created with amazing Rubber Dance stamps.

Before we proceed I would like to say... I am grateful for all love and support from Bibi and her team as well as you all readers for wonderful response for my previous Art Journal page.

And here is my canvas for today...

I've used only Rubber Dance Stamps here. Let me take you through procedure...

I started with adhering various design papers on the surface, primed it with thin layer of Gesso. After this I swiped Teal and yellow acrylic paints randomly with an old credit card.

Here, you will find I spritzed Lindy's red ink through Prima Basket wave stencil. When it all dried completely... I started stamping.

I've used these Rubber Dance Stamps in the background with yellow, blue and black Archival inks
1. Diamonds
2. Round in Circles
3. Create
4. Tiny heart

Love the layers they created...it looks very interesting!!

 Here at the right bottom corner of canvas,  you will find more layers with colors and stamping.

For these beautiful hearts and I've used two Rubber Dance stamp sets -
I Heart Art & Love Lives Here
I stamped them with Jet black Archival ink and colored with acrylic paints.
Sentiment is from the Something Wonderful  stamp set.

Let me know how do you find my canvas.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Greetings from Shilpa

Thank you so much, Shilpa!
 I admire your work and I'm so happy that you wanted to guest design for me! I hope you'll come back another time and show us more of your unique and gorgeous creations.