Friday, August 18, 2017

Dragonfly ATC

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

 I have created an Artist Trading Card (ATC) using Rubber Dance Beautiful Bugs stamp set,



Let's see how I made it!!


I started with a pattern paper. Onto that I created texture with stencil and modelling paste.
Next I applied clear gesso to the whole surface.


I applied acrylic paints in pink, yellow and orange, randomly on the surface



For the next layer on base, I stamped text using Rubber Dance "Art defined " stamp and black archival ink.
I also stamped texture with mini stamps from Textured houses stamp set and yellow ink.

As a focal point I chose Dragonfly from Beautiful Bugs stamp set. I stamped it with black archival ink and colored with Distress Oxide ink.


To create more depth on the surface, I applied walnut stain Distress crayon at the edges.



At the end, I adhered the Dragonfly.

Hope you would like to try this ATC using Rubber Dance Stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Rubber Dance Stamps used here:



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Little Birdie Told Me ...

A Little Birdie Told Me ...

Hi, it's Dot here with my first solo post for Rubber Dance.  The stamp set that took my fancy this time around is called 


A couple of the birds in the set were stamped onto an book page, cut out and inked around the edge.



The background is oxides applied randomly with a little stenciling added.



Then some background stamping with bits from the stamp set, along with stars, words and a heart from Old Book Page, Textured Flowers and Beautiful Words

    

    


Thank you for looking ... Dot.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rubber Dance Stamps Theme Challenge

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our August Theme Challenge. This time we picked "Embossing"! This means you can enter projects with all kind of embossing on it. This can be heat or dry embossing or embossing paste.



        Challenge Rules:          *

Stamping must be obvious on your project.  You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate.


Your creation must follow our theme.


Max 3 entries per person. 

Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post (not just your blog). No backlinking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge.

You may combine with other challenges, as many as you like.

We reserve the right to remove entries that don't meet these simple requirements.

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Honourable Mentions:
goes to fave entries chosen by our Design Team.
Fame, glory and braggin' badges awaits! ;-)
Plus
Honourable Mentions will get a 20% Discount Coupon to use in the Rubber Dance Online Shop and a free surprise stamp!


The honourable mentions will be announced 
on the 5th of September.


If you've used our stamps you can link up your project to our
Forever Stamping Challenge, too. 

Here are some inspirational makes we've created
using stamps from Rubber Dance, of course: 
 
 




Now it's your turn! Have FUN! :-D





Sunday, August 13, 2017

Awesome birthday - Mixed Media Tag by Melina

Hello!

It`s Melina here, and today I share this birthday tag with you.


I started by go wild with my Distress oxides on a tag. 
Lots of different layers. One of the background stamps I used is Grungy Harlequin.
When dry I stamped my quote from the Happy Birthday stamp set.


I grabbed my Beautiful Bugs stamp set and stamped once directly on the tag to get the details, 
and once more on a scrap piece of paper.


I cut the bodys of the bugs out and coloured them with Distress crayons. I used them as watercolours and applied them with a waterbrush. I wanted the colouring on the bugs to be very subtle, as my background is very busy.


I glued my bugs in place and added the finishing touches. A black line around the tag, white highlights on some of the letters and the bees and wink of Stella glitter on the wings.




My tag is finished!


Rubber Dance stamps:

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina





Saturday, August 12, 2017

Explore - Art Journal

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

It's a journal spread from me again.... :)



Last week Bibi sent me this lovely stamp set "Take the Plunge"
And I had to use this beautiful girl's image in my journal immediately!!



In the background, I created layers with old book paper, thread, fabric flowers, spray colours, stencilling and stamping texture.
Girl's image is stamped with archival ink and coloured with watercolours.




I've also used a cute stencil from That's Crafty which they call Dinky.
This is an easy and straight journal spread!! 
Hope you would like to try this!!

Thanks so much stopping by.

Rubber Dance stamps used:


Friday, August 11, 2017

A Tag Today ~ Deborah Wainwright

Hello everyone Debs here with some inspiration to help your creativity flow. Today's Tag was exactly that! An inspiration that started a whole day's plays and lots of thing made. (Smile)


I like an 8/10# size, they are easy to store and you can build a pictorial reference for techniques, colours, experiments etc. Often when I'm stuck I'll spray some colour on a tag and play to see if I get inspired to continue. As with this Tag, I usually let instinct lead and see where we go. 

Once the background was dry I looked at the tag and felt I wanted to see flowers that gently contrast in colour.


The background looked a little like space to me and so perhaps flowers were needed to ground it!


The flowers were stamped onto 300gsm paper, I used Paint pens to on the flowers and once dry I cut them out and played around where I wanted them.
Once I decided I stamped onto the tag to remind me. I added some white doodles to finish off and a sticker sentiment.


What I used
Stamps are Textured Flowers
The inks and sticker are From 13@rts



I hope you now thinking about what you are going to create!
Take care 
Hugs 






Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rubber Dance Sponsors the Card Chain Challenge

Hello.  Gail here today to let you know that this month Rubber Dance is sponsoring the 
The Card Chain Challenge is an international card exchange where you send a card and you get a card.  Everybody gets a card, so everybody wins!  And this month Rubber Dance is generously sponsoring and there is a chance to win Curious Cat


Now isn't that just the sweetest most gorgeous pussy cat you ever did see?   Such beautiful detail.  He looks great coloured or just left black and white.  Do you want him at your house??   Well, hop over to the Card Chain Challenge and leave a comment on the September Sign Up.  Of course, if you want to stay and play along that would be great, but to be in with a chance to win this lovely cat stamp all you need to do is leave a comment.  See you there.  Hugz.

Stamps used Curious Cat and Vintage Flourishes
Black Archival and Radiant Neon Electric Green inks
Sizzix Alpha dies

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Whale Hello There

Good morning and happy Wednesday. It's Sue here with my very first piece on the 'big blog'



When I first saw Susanne's amazing whales they went straight to the top of my wish list.



I recently made a journal with Rubber Dance stamped covers, so now it's time to fill it! I cut a piece of kraft card to size, and brayered gesso roughly over.



Then I stencilled acrylic paint through a That's Crafty dinky stencil. These are fab on smaller projects as they are sized just right, and there's enough room around the edge to hold it down - even for someone as messy as me!



Time for the stamping now. I've used the smaler stamps from Whale Wishes, and also added some sparkle with mica powders. The signatures in my journal are black, so I've die cut my page so the black shows through.



Look at those faces! The wales have been stamped on a couple of Distress Oxide backgrounds, then cut out.



And we're all done! I've added some of the die cut hexagons, splashes of white paint, and some wooden hoops that I've had since time began. The sentiment is from the same Whale Wishes plate - there really is everything that you need on this one.


There is still a few day left for you to join in with our fab colour challenge, so get stamping!
Have a wonderful day, and thanks very much for looking x


                                        



Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Colour Challenge Reminder

Hi there!

Susanne here today with a reminder for our August Colour Challenge.
Our colour scheme this month is gorgeous. I love the contrast between the colours.

https://rubberdance.blogspot.com/2017/08/rubber-dance-august-colour-challenge.html

I've created a mixed media tag with the Fly Fly Flowers  and a Distress Oxide Background.  The main image is coloured with Distress Inks. I used the Art Defined stamp and also images from the Textured Flowers and Sew Sweet sets to add texture to the background.
The sentiment is cut with a Tim Holtz word block die from Sizzix.


I hope you like my tag! Join our August Colour Challenge here!
Thanks for stopping by today,
xx Susanne.

Supplies:
Rubber Dance Stamps:


Others: 
Distress Oxide Inks
Distress Inks
Sizzix Word Block Die
Acrylic Paint
Archival Ink

Monday, August 07, 2017

New Stamps - Release Sale!


Hi everyone! It's Bibi here to present these four new stamp sets, designed for Rubber Dance by our Design Team member Melina Dahl. 

The three first stamps are much bigger than the images below (over 11 cm tall), and the magpie stamp set measures 13 x 9 cm. The details of these stamps are just amazing!



Melina used all the new stamps on this art journal page,
combined with branches, leaves and flowers from Mama Owl
and 'friends' from Beautiful Words:



Let's look at a few more makes before I let you in on this week's special ....






See how these stamps can be left without colouring in......

.....or go wild and use lots of colours!









This week's special:

20 % discount, Monday through Friday! You will find them all in the Rubber Dance web shop right here. The discount is reflected in the price: €7.80 instead of €9.75! 
Sale ends 11th August, midnight CET.

You may also order our new stamps from 
Beebaab Crafting Supplies in the UK - at the same discount.  
How about that! 



Happy August, Happy Stamping!

Hugs from Bibi
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