Saturday, March 31, 2018

March Recap - Lots of Inpsiration

Hi everyone!

It's time for our monthly recap! The birds are singing outside and the air has this fresh and warm smell to it. It is SPRING! Hurray. March is already over and we have to share a big bunch of inspirations today!

Let's start with our tutorial/ technique projects we had every Tuesday and Thursday.

Asia created some amazing background texture by stamping
into modeling paste

Donna made this whimsical card from a gelli printed background

Dot used the Bokeh Effect on this beautiful card

Melina shared how she made this awesome ATC sized book from Gelli prints

Susanne used Pearl Pigments to stamp this lovely card background

She also shared a video for this beautiful art journal page

Click here for the Tuesday Tutorials.
Click here to see Thursday's Technique Posts.

We also had some great clean and simple creations and also projects for beginners this month

Anita made this awesome Easter card with
the Textured Spring Stamps

Asia used the Whale Wishes for this lovely card

Donna played with the Whimsical Summer stamp set 
to create this cutie

Dot used the Dancing Woman and Textured Flowers 
for this beautiful vintage card

Melina used the Mama Owl stamps for this gorgeous
mixed media card

Sue used the Crazy Flowers #1 together with a sentiment form
the Happy Birthday set for this beauty

Susanne stamped the Big Egg with watercolours
to create this amazing card

Gail used our Curious Cat stamp for this cute greeting card

Here are even more gorgeous inspirations by the Design Team all made with stamps by Rubber Dance

Bibi created a lot of beautiful and colourful cards


Deborah made these two beauties:

Donna created this awesome Easter card

Melina did some outstanding mixed media work

Susanne made a canvas and an art journal page

Thank you all for stopping by today!
We are back tomorrow with a new challenge.

Friday, March 30, 2018

CASual Friday - A Clean and Simple Card with a Cat by Gail

Hello.  Gail here with today's CASual Friday post.  I have made a clean and simple card with the wonderful, most favourite, Curious Cat.  This cat comes with a tail, but I rarely use that, usually preferring to center him on my project.

I stamped, embossed and masked the cat and then stamped and embossed the linked circles stamp from Round In Circles.  I added some colour to the circles and the cat with Promarkers and a white gel pen.  He looks a bit fierce, but he's just a very sweet pussy cat really.  

There are still a few hours left to join the challenge

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Supplies used:

Rubber Dance Stamps

Others supplies
Grey pearlised card base
White Gel Pen
Black and Clear embossing powder

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Technique Thursday- adding texture with modeling paste stamping

Hi everyone,
It's Asia here with a modeling paste stamping technique. I prepared for you a small photo tutorial, so let's start:)

I used two pieces of paper (250g/m²), a little smaller than ATC size. I spread on them modeling paste and let it to settle for few minutes (you can actually get the similar effect with white gesso, but I decided to use here modeling paste:)

 After the paste dried a little, I stamped it with beautiful leaves stamp from Rubber Dance- Crazy Flowers #2. First time my stamping did not worked as well as I would like it, but after removing a little of paste from the cards and stamping again, it worked perfectly. Remember to wash your stamps as quickly as possible after stamping on paste or gesso!

Next step was to add colors. I used Lindy's Magicals- with powders I had more control of where the colors go and how strong they are. To achieve that, I sprayed water over the tags, then added powder and then, where needed, I spread it with a brush.

When the cards were drying, I stamped a piece of digi paper with black Archival Ink and another stamp from the set Crazy Flowers. Then I fussy cut them, attached them together with a brads by 3, and added a metal wire for a stem.

I made the base of my ATC's on the same type of paper, colored it in blue  and then stamped it with the same beautiful leaves stamp. Then I glued both parts together with a 3D foam, added some white splatters, some drops with Glossy Accents and glue the flowers.

The last part was to add some sentiment. I chose the gorgeous sentiment stamp from Rubber Dance set: Think Again. As I wanted to add it to two ATC's, I chose to add only the words: Happy & Today. I inked the stamp with Archival Ink and than placed masking tape over the words I didn't need.

Here are the two ATC's. They have the depth I so wanted with this awesome technique on stamping on the modeling paste and the beautiful colors which soak through the lines. Plus gorgeous flowers, but well, have a look for yourself:)

Stamps I used:

Crazy Flowers #2                                          Think Again

Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, Asia