Friday, August 30, 2019

*Make a wish* ► Majo

Hello, dear friends,

today I'd like to show you something I don't really do very often, an almost CAS card. Almost, because it has as a 3D element some pop dots underneath the sentiment.

I started by stamping the flower with Distress inks in Victorian Velvet and Peeled paint and heat embossed my image. After masking it, I stamped the backgroud on top. I removed the masking fluid and colored the flower with Tattered Rose, Victorian velvet an some Worn Lipstick.

The sentiment was stamped on a small pannel, I added pop dots to adhere it to my card.

Some close ups ....

I have used the following stamps:

Doodle Flowers
Make a wish from the set *Happy Birthday*

Thanks so  much for stopping by, have a good weekend and as always, Happy Crafting ♥

Don't forget that our monthly Color challenge will start tomorrow, so stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A journal spread with Butterfly girl 1 by Saadia Nawaz

Hi everyone,

Saadia here, with an art journal spread. I hope you like it and get inspired.

I made this spread in a Dylusions square journal. I applied a coat of white gesso and let it dry and then applied acrylic paints with my fingers. I applied the paints in layers till I was happy with the background.

Next, I applied white modeling paste through a stencil by The Crafters workshop TCW804 Ocean window.

After that, I glued a heart shaped cardstock in the center and applied Little Birdie Crafts crackle paste on it.

Lastly, I stamped the Butterfly girl 1 image onto a white cardstock, colored and fussy cut the image. Glued the image and stamped the words from Think again stamp set on the heart.

That's all for now.

A reminder that we have a challenge that goes all month on our face book page which you can find Here .

It is always ANYTHING GOES/ or a colour combo if you wish.

Thank you for visiting.

Take care,
Saadia Nawaz.

Products used:

Monday, August 26, 2019

Textured Mushroom and a Tutorial with Cornelia

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. Sadly this is going to be my last post as Rubber Dance DT member. Life has become too difficult for me, so I decided to step down. I have been really enjoying playing with those wonderfully interesting stamps. Susanne is a great, supportive and generous store owner. Thank you for having me on your team and having trust in my abilities!

I just had to play again with this wonderful Textured Mushroom stamp set. 

This time I decided on a black background.
I started out heat embossing the mushrooms one by one on black card stock. I used ultrafine embossing powder. Make sure you use a powder tool before you heat embowss to not have embossing powder stick where you don't want it to be.

I stamped one of the mushrooms on a scrap piece of black card stock and fuzzy cut it.

I colored the mushrooms with Prismacolor pencils

I used Gamsol for blending the colors. I added white splatters. I added the cut out mushrooms with foam tape. I trimmed the card and added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom.

You have a few more days to play along in our challenge, which goes until the end of the month. 
You'll find it in the Facebook Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge and its those three colors you see below or anything goes with Rubber Dance stamps.

I hope you enjoyed this!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Faux Watercolour Technique With Rubber Dance Stamps & Aqua Flow Pens with video tutorial by Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today and I have two cards with a fun Faux Watercolour technique for you. Besides the Small Grungy Butterflies and Old Bookpage Rubber Dance stamps I also used different colours Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens.

For the faux watercolour technique I used Nuvo Aqua flow pens, they come in sets of three and have a bunch of these so I mixed them up a bit. But you can use just one set and get great results.

I used the small Grungy butterflies, they have some great texture and are gorgeous for the Faux Watercolour Technique.

I also used the Old book page to add some more texture on the rest of the page and some black with archival ink for contrast.

I also made some splats with Black gesso diluted with water.

And here is the video tutorial where I show you how you can create the watercolour effect with the stamps. You can click on the picture below or here to watch the video.


Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!
Gerry van der Velden


Nuvo - Aqua Flow Pens 
Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss 
Nuvo - Aqua Shimmer - Midas Touch 
Tim Holtz - Distress Sprayer 
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black 
Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card 
Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Stamp Platform 
Gesso - Black 
Sakura Micron Black Pen

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Something slightly different with Grungy Butterflies by Evelyn

Hello lovely Rubber Dancer, it´s Evelyn here today!

This time I want to show you a DIY boxy bag I made. Yes, it´s fabric! You can use the Rubber Dance stamps even on fabric, it works really good! I used again the fabulous Grungy Butterflies and Small Grungy Butterflies stamps.
I love, how it turned out!

You only need a few supplies and it is really easy to make. May be you´ll give it a try?

If you want to see how I made this, you can watch the process video. Have fun!

You will need 2 pieces of fabric in the same size (mine were 40x25cm, about 16"x10"), but you can make it in nearly every size, it´s totally up to you!
For the little handles I used a stripe of fabric sewn left and right.
You will also need a zipper, I used a devisible one, it should be a little longer than the small side of your fabric, fitting yarn and of course a sewing machine.

I started with stamping, but I would recommend to start with colouring the fabric. It is way easier to do - but it was the first try, so you have to make experiences, don´t you?
I stamped the lovely butterflies randomly all over the fabric, masked them (which didn´t work unfortunately) and colored the fabric with different mists. I used Tattered Angels mist and I love the really bright colours! To make the butterflies stand out more, I painted them with white acrylic paint and went over the stamped image with a black Posca pen. But this is optional.
But you have to have in mind, that the bag will not be washable at this time. If you have fabric colours, I would recommend to use these. But for the use as a pencil case it will do it - honestly .... how often do you wash your pencil case 😏?

Before I started with sewing, I wanted to protect the surface and make the fabric sturdier so that the bag would be more stable. For that I gave it a generous coat of varnish onto the front and the back and made sure, the varnish soaks in. Then I left it to dry over night. 
Now I only had to put everything together - how to you can see in my video. You can find many tutorials on internet, just ask aunty Google 😉
Now I hope you feel inspired and may be you make one of these cuties yourself!

Don´t forget our challenge, there are some days left to play.

Bild könnte enthalten: Ozean und Wasser

Thank you for your visit today 💖

Stamps from Rubber Dance:
Grungy Butterflies
Small Grungy Butterflies

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Journal Page with Grungy Butterflies

Hi Rubber Dance Universe, Gabriele from Cologne Germany here today with my second guest design post. I'm a mixed media artist and proud to be the August Rubber Dance guest designer.

I've made this project using Rubber Dance Grungy Butterflies and old map papers.

I made a short video of the process.  This is my first video tutorial!!
I hope you like it.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Doodle Flowers Pen Holder ► Majo

Hello, my friends!

It's my turn again to show you a creation I made with our awesome *Doodle Flowers*, another penholder.

Ok, I know, I had made some before, but believe me, this is one of the most wonderful and always fitting presents you can give to family and friends.

This time I made one for a friend who will undergo surgery pretty soon and her most favorite colour is *PINK*. Not mine really, but well, what are friends for?

 Without further ado, here is my penholder ...

I stamped the flowers with Distress Ink Tattered Rose and Peeled Paint and heat embossed my image. I coloured the flowers with Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Victorian Velvet and the stems with Peeled Paint.

After stamping my words from the *Mix a Seniment* set, I distressed all edges, gave the flowers a "litte ground to stand on" and adhered the panels to the open holder.

I'd like to show you all sides of the creation ....

The stamps I have used:

Doodle Flowers
Don't forget about our challenge which goes until the end of August.
You'll find it over in our Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge facebook group.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Textured Mushrooms with Cornelia

Hi Everyone,
Cornelia here today. I am lucky to get my stamps on this wonderful Textured Mushroom stamp set by Rubber Dance. They are magical, aren't they?

There are so many mushrooms to choose from. I did not use them all. Unfortunately I could not download a picture form the website. Not sure why, but you can look at it through the link I provided. I colored the mushrooms with water brush pens and fuzzy cut them. The background I had in my stash. I didn't put a sentiment on it, I figured I can do that later or not use one at all.

Don't forget about our challenge, which goes until the end of the month. Play along, if you find time!
You'll find it in the Facebook Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge and its those three colors you see below or anything goes with Rubber Dance stamps.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A journal spread with Butterfly girl 2 by Saadia Nawaz

Hi everyone,
Saadia here, with an art journal spread. I hope you like it.

I used Dina Wakley media acrylic paints for my background.

Background stamping was done with Art defined stamp set. I heat embossed the stamped text.

I used Butterfly girl number 2 for my focal image.
The words are from Dreamcatcher stamp set.

That's all for now.

A reminder that we have a challenge that goes all month on our face book page which you can find Here

It is always ANYTHING GOES/ or a colour combo if you wish

Thank you for visiting.

Take care,

Saadia Nawaz.

Products used: