Monday, August 31, 2015

August Recap - inspirations!

August is waving its goodbyes, so it's time to show some of the pretties that the Design Team and I have made with my stamps this month.

Enjoy the show! 

The DT and I hope we've inspired you to make your own pretties,
and also given you some ideas on how to use your stamps from Rubber Dance.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Dare to dream a little dream ... Canvas by Majo

Hi everybody, it's Majo again to share with you a canvas card I created with my MOST favorite stamp from the Da Vinci Set.

Let me show you how I made this ...

I started with these items:

I cut a piece of 4 x" of sticky canvas and applied some white Gesso. I didn't go all the way to the edges since the canvas will take colour better without the Gesso. I coloured with Gelatos in Salmon, Yellow and Green.

This is what it looks like when you water it down:

I sprinkled some salt to add texture, with the salt still on:

.... and brushed off:

While it tried I distressed the edges ...

 And that's when I stared goofing. I tried to add embossing paste with my Tim Holtz stencil and didn't realize that it wouldn't stick to my Gelato background :(

Ok, no harm done, I just washed it off, dried it again and used Peeled Paint Distress ink. (Sorry, no picture, too excited by my mistake)

I stamped my image on tissue and adhered it to the side of my canvas with just a bit of white Gesso underneath. I stamped my sentiment from the brand new "Affirmation" set and added it to my card.

A black panel underneath and glued to Soft Suede card stock. Ready :)


I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial. Make sure you stop over at the shop to look at all the beautiful new sets available ... also Christmas sets are available, also all new :)

Happy crafting ♥

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Things With Wings - ATCs by Bibi

Hello everyone! Just recently I did two things that I rarely do: I joined a swap AND I made ATCs! 

The reason why I don't make ATCs very often is that the size is so small - I'm just not used to creating anything of that size (635 mm x 890 mm /3.5 x 2.5 inches). But - I do love a good challenge, so I scratched my head for a couple of weeks ... and once I got going it was quite fun!

The theme was "Things With Wings" and we had to make three different ATCs. Here are mine, all made with stamps from my own company.

Letter stamps from unknown ... (let me know if you know which company!)
I really like those, so I guess I could make something similar - perhaps a bit bigger, though...

 I cut the wings out so they stand up:

For another swap (same hostess), I made this postcard
using stamps from Quietfire Design (calligraphy sentiment) and Cherry Pie Art Stamps:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Till next time, be good and ... remember to leave room in your garden for the faeries to dance, OK? What exactly would that mean to you? Let us know in the comments below
- I'd love to hear your thoughts!


ATCs made with stamps from:

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My August Affirmations

Hello, nice to see you here at Rubber Dance art stamps! My name is Gabriele from Art-a-tag and I am a mixed media artist from Germany.

I am very happy about this month's release AFFIRMATIONS. Thank you Katy and Bibi! That is a stamp set I will use very often. It is perfect for my Art Journaling and my kind of making art. And I love to use text as a design element. I made a little video, to show in which way I use these great stamps.

To better explain some material I used, I made some additional photos.
The tag had a background I set aside some time ago, because I did not have the right motive for it yet. But "dream" is just it! I just had to emboss the word dream with that yummy creamy pink with glitter, adding some shadow for the 3D effect with pencil and stamp "I want to" - almost done. The butterflies are on washi tape and the embellishments with affirmations are created with shrink film. Just stamp on the foil with permanent ink, cut into the right size, let dry and bake in the oven for a few minutes. The instructions come with the foil package. Oh, and don´t forget to make a hole, if you want it to attach it to a ribbon.
I love shrink film! Used it the first time and I am excited about the possibilies! It is quite easy to cut and punch - super stuff!

The affirmations are also perfect for my Art Journaling. I show you a page in process. It might still change a bit, as I might add some doodling to it, I don´t know yet. I just wanted to show you how great the text goes with my journaling. Thank you again Rubber Dance!
And last, but not least a "tag in process", the one I did not get finished, when you popped into my studio! I might do a bit of colouring to the kitten and the text. It is clear to see, the cat from the sheet "Celestial Images" and the text are made for each other!!!
Supply list:
Acrylic paints, pencil, pen
Magazine clips for collage
Various permanent inks
Embossing ink and embossing powder Stampendous! Frantage Shabby Pink
Shrink Film
The Rubber Dance stamps I used are the sheets
Affirmations and Celestial Images

Thanks for being with me today. I hope you had some fun and it would be lovely to see you next time. You are also very welcome to visit me on my blog

Have a very happy and creative time!

Gabriele from Art-a-tag


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