Monday, April 30, 2018

April Recap - Lots of Inspirations

Hi everyone!

It's time for our monthly recap! April 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.

Donna created this brilliant mixed media tag:

Dot made this amazing greeting card:

Melina build this cool and quirky card:

Asia stamped this fantastic greeting card

Deborah made this super pretty greeting card:

Sue created this awesome beauty:

Susanne made 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

Deborah used the Textured Flowers and Butterfly Trio
for her easy and simple art journal page

Dot used the Textured Flowers and Textured Spring
for this greeting card

Melina used the Buzzy Bees stamp set and
a sentiment from Something Wonderful on her card

Sue played with the Something Fishy stamps
on her cool card

Donna used the Da Vinci Body
 for her stunning tag

Asia picked the Phone Home stamp and
sentiments from Adore Me for her lovely ATCs

Susanne used Bonny Bunny on
her Easter greeting card

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

Dot created a bunch of super beautiful cards:

Melina has some gorgeous mixed media work to share:

Susanne made this art journal spread

Gail made three super lovely cards:

Sue created these two cuties:

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

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Simplicity Sunday ATCs with Asia

Hi everyone, so happy to be here on Rubber Dance blog with my very easy project for Simplicity Sunday:)

For this set of ATCs I prepared my background by coloring an acrylic block with my ordinary markers, making lines of color a little like a rainbow. I sprayed it ever so slightly with water and pressed it onto a mixed media paper. I cut out two ATC size cards and  made black outline  with Uni Ball black pen. I decided to use this gorgeous Phone Home stamp by stamping one side of the girl on one card, the other side- on the other card. The stamped girls are overlapping a little each other, but I felt like this will be the best option to simply fill up more the empty space on the cards. I added two sentiments from Bling, Bling! stamp set, painted the wings with glitter markers and added some glitter to the  girl's"bellies".

Rubber Dance stamps used:

And if you want to see more beautiful stamps,  just visit our shop:)

Have a lovely Sunday!
Big hugs, Asia

Friday, April 27, 2018

Just Keep Swimming - A Clean and Simple Card by Sue

Hello and welcome to C&S Friday! It's Sue here with a fishy card.

Now I must admit that clean and simple does scare me a little, and I did have a bit of a false start (I stamped my sentiment upside down) but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I just masked off the top and bottom of my card with removable magic tape then blended a Distress Ink panel. Then I stencilled gesso through a circle stencil, and carfully removed the tape. So far so good!
This is where the stamping platform really comes into it's own. I could stamp my fish, and if they didn't take too well over the gesso I can just re-stamp. I know it's C&S, but adding a layer isn't banned (I checked) but I did keep my stitching neat, and black (I think magenta would have looked nice ;-) ) The sentiment is also from the Something Fishy plate.
Stamps Used
Something Fishy

I have to say that C&S is growing on me, and I really enjoyed making this.
Have a lovely day, and thanks very much for looking xx

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Technique Thursday - quirky card with masking technique and video tutorial by Melina


It´s Melina here today with a really quirky card where I have used masking technique.

I made a video for you, and kept the masking part in a more normal speed 
so it would be easier to follow. Hope you´ll enjoy!

Here´s the video:

If you are interested in how I made the background panel 
you´ll find the video HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Hope I inspire you to make some really quirky creatures of your own :)
xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday - Art Journal Page Tutorial by Susanne

Hi there!

Welcome to our Tuesday tutorial. Today I'm sharing how I made the cover for one of my Traveler's Art Journal inserts. I used the Textured Flowers stamp set and stamped two of the flowers onto photo paper that was coloured with Distress Oxide Inks.

I have a video for you. Enjoy!

Here are some close-ups:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:


Distress Oxides
Photo Paper
Acrylic Paints
Neocolor II Crayons
Pastel Pencils
uniPOSCA marker
Archival Ink
Memento Luxe Wedding Dress

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Simplicity Sunday - A Simple Tag by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna with you today to show you how to make this simple tag with only 3 stamps ;)

I took a size 8 manilia tag and swooshed it through some diluted Distress Oxides on my craft mat (I used a brown, orange and grey). After it was dried thoroughly I then used some more brown Distress Oxide and a That's Crafty! Mini Stencil to create the cogs effect you see. I just wanted it to be subtle and not over power the main stamping.

Next step was to use this wonderful stamp called da Vinci Body Sketch and stamp it directly on the tag with black Archival ink. I added a little shading around her with a grey Zig Clean Colour pen but nothing else as I wanted the background to show through her making her almost transparent.

I then took the little heart that hangs from the tree in  Whimsical Summer, coloured it with a red pen and adhere it to the stamped figure.

Then using a dots stamp from the Textured Feathers set I stamped that in black Archival ink to add more interest to the background.

The finishing touches were a couple of Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers, edging the tag with black ink and then adding a piece of hessian ribbon.

I hope you like my simple tag on Simplicity Sunday!

Donna xx

Stamps Used:

Textured Feathers

Whimsical Summer

da Vinci Body Sketch

Friday, April 20, 2018

CASual Friday Journal Page

Hello everyone Debs here with a quick and simple journal page, using some strips of colour for the background created using a Gelli plate and stamped flowers for the feature. A really quick and easy method of creating something a bit different. It’s easily adapted for use on cards, ATCs of even your mixed media projects.

Some close ups

It’s a bit busy for your usual Clean and Simple makes but those that know we me will appreciate for me two layers only is a bit of an accomplishment lol. Anyway hope you like it, as I enjoyed creating it, which I hope shows.

Materials I used 
DecoArt Media Fluids (great on a Gelli Plate, and have many translucent colours)
Glitter Pens by Nuvo Tonic Studios 
Stamps I used are below. 

Take care everyone and see you all soon