Thursday, May 31, 2018

May Recap - Lots of Inspiration

Hi everyone!

It's time for our monthly recap! May 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 this lovely art journal page:

 Debs made this wonderful spread:

Dot shared a video for a marbled background:

Sue made this awesome greeting card:

 Donna made this bright and happy wall hanger

 Melina created this amazing art journal spread

Susanne shared how to stamp with water soluble crayons:

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

Asia made these simple and super pretty ATC trio

Bibi created a lovely clean and simple card with the hydrangea flower stamp
It will be part of the new stamps released on June 2nd! So stay tuned!!!

Donna created this gorgeous greeting card

Debs stamped this pretty greeting card

Dot created also a super lovely CAS card

Melina shared an amazing quick and easy page in her journal

Sue made this beautiful greeting card

Susanne stamped this cute post card

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

Susanne created these amazing mixed media projects

Donna made these super lovely wall hanger

Gail made this fabulous greeting card

Melina created these wonderful journal spreads

Sue made this fantastic project

And these lovely creations


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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tutorial Tuesday - Your charming smile - A piece of hanging art by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with my current obsession which is to create a piece of art you can hang on your wall ;)

For my creation I used the middle sized That's Crafty! MDF Round which is 6 inches in circumference (yes, sorry I still work in inches as I'm very old) 

Here is the MDF Round already to be painted with a selection of That's Crafty! Multi Surface paints which cover absolutely everything so there's no need for a coat of Gesso first. The blue was used for the background and the green and orange combined for the grassy hill.

I pulled out 4 sheets of Gelli printed paper from my stash and four tree stamps from Carved Whimsy WoodWhimsical Summer and Whimsical Winter. I stamped these onto a mixture of the papers with black Archival ink, fussy cut them out and put them to one side for later.

I wanted some writing in the background so I used the Old Book Page stamp and a lighter shade of Archival ink to stamp with as I didn't want it to dominate the piece overall.

Next step was to do some doodling with my beloved Posca Pens, I love the sheer opaqueness of these  bad boys :)

Speaking of 'bad boys' my Fred decided that at this stage that he desperately needed my undivided attention and knew exactly how to get it.

When standing didn't work he decided to do a sit in protest instead!!

Once the furry interloper was removed, I managed to carry on with my creation once again.....I wonder if Picasso ever had that problem?!
Anyway, I adhered some of the Gelli printed tree images onto the circle with the cute little cloud from Whimsical Summer which was just stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured in lightly with a water colour pencil and them adhered to the background as well.

I stamped the little flower from Poodle Power with black Archival ink on the hill.

Then I started to colour them in with a mixture of Gelly Roll Stardust pens which have an amazing glittery quality to them which is hard to pick up on the camera unfortunately.

Next up was a bit of shading with a grey Zig Clean Colour pen.

Some more doodling with Posca pens.

I drew the sun, added some more doodling, added one of the lollipop trees from Carved Whimsy Wood, a Tim Holtz sentiment and a piece of twine to hang it up with.

I hope you like my creation of a whimsical countryside scene which I shall enjoy looking at on my wall especially on a dull day :)

Donna xx

Stamps Used:

Carved Whimsy Wood
Poodle Power
Whimsical Summer
Whimsical Winter
Old Book Page

See all the stamps from Rubber Dance here

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Simplicity Sunday A Simple Card by Sue

Good afternoon and happy Sunday, it's Sue here with a really quick and easy card for you.

The background has been made by dabbing Mustard Seed Distress Ink on my craft sheet then spritzing with water. I dipped a small circles stencil into the puddle of ink and laid down onto my card. Then I gently pressed the stencil down and rubbed over with some kitchen roll. After lifting the stencil I blotted the card with the roll to remove some of the colour.
Once this was dry (give it a quick blast with a heat tool) I repeated the process with some Faded Lipstick Distress Ink and a different stencil. You don't need to ink the whole of the stencil, and you can just press down where you want the colour.
Then just stamp your image(s) I used Summer Love. This is a lovely vintage stamp and really easy to use
To finish I used a small circle punch to chop the notches to wind my butchers twine around.

All of the wonderful stamps can be found here so grab a cup of coffee and go take a look.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and thanks very much for looking xx