Sunday, September 30, 2018

September Recap - Lots of Inspiration

Hi everyone!

It's time for our monthly recap! September is already over and we have to share a some nice inspirations today!
It's the first month that we are running our monthly challenge over in our brand new facebook group!

You are very welcome to join us!!!

At first, let's have a look on our September stamp release! We had a brand new stamp set released this month! Aren't these two super cool!?

Here are a bunch of awesome samples!

Ok, now let's see what else was going on our blog and in the Facebook Group in September, starting with our tutorial projects.

Donna changed our Bonny Bunny into a Zen-Bunny. 
Isn't that super cool? A tutorial is here.

Dot made these awesome artist trading cards!
You will find a tutorial here.

Melina created this lovely art journal spread.
She combinded a lot of our stamps to create these beautiful creatures.
A tutorial is here

Susanne made this amazing jounral spread using our Funny Fungi.
Check out her video tutorial here.

Here are even more beautiful projects by our design team
Melina stamped this wonderful cards on a gelli printed background

Donna made a beautiful leaf wreath to create this greeting card.

Dot made this magical card with our Dreamcatcher.

Susanne shared a bunch of gorgeous art journal pages.

She also made some artist trading cards and artist trading coins.

You will find video tutorial to all the makes by Susanne on her
YouTube channel!

Sue shared these lovely inspirations in our Facebook group

Gail inspired our facebook group members with a cool card and
a lovely set of artist trading coins.

Anita shared these amazing mixed media pieces in
the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge

Thank you all for stopping by today!

Join us on facebook to play in our October challenge and to 
be continously inspired by our Design Team.
We also have some giveaways from time to time.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Zendoodled Bunny by Donna Gray

Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today and I have long admired the absolute stunning artwork by my fab teamie Melina, especially her Zendoodled creations so I got to thinking if I could do that too. As I was thinking this the Bonny Bunny stamp set caught my eye and got me thinking....what if.....

The Bonny Bunny stamp is ideal to try as it's quite an 'open' stamp so plenty of room to practice your doodling on. I stamped with black Archival ink on some thick card.

I used a black fine liner pen for this, make sure the nib is as fine as you can get although you can doodle with varying nibs but for the finer stuff this is more controllable I found.

So here I started the doodling, I had no plan in my mind, just doodled whatever patterns came into my head.

Some more doodling....such fun!!

You can see how the empty spaces are getting nicely filled up now.

Nearly finished, just a few more doodles to do now.....

Once I was satisfied that I was finished I then fussy cut the bunny out.

I needed a background for the bunny so I used an MDF Round which I painted with my favourite shade of blue paint.

I wanted a really subtle background so I decided on using the Old Book Page stamp but using a Distress Oxide to ink it up with.

Here you can see it's added interest to the background but doesn't stand out too much as I wanted the bunny to be the star.

Time for some more doodling, I always love the combination of orange and blue.

I popped bunny on the background with some foam pads and then added a sentiment from the Carved Fox and Owl set but I decided to cover the last line of the sentiment with a Tim Holtz Clippings sticker just for fun.

I really hope you enjoyed looking at my attempt at some Zendoodling. I have a long way to go to get to Melina's standard but it was really fun to do and a great way to do something a little different with your wonderful stamps from Rubber Dance ;)

Donna xx

Stamp Sets Used:

Bonny Bunny

Carved Fox and Owl