Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Upcycling ► Majo

Hello my friends,

It’s Majo here today to show what a neat little present you can create with an old tin can and the awesome Butterfly stamps.

I started by creating my Master board, using Distress Oxides *Spun Sugar*, *Bundled Sage*, *Antique Linen* and *Tumbled Glass* together with a lot of water, making sure to dry all layers very good in between. I used  a stencil for more texture and stamped the Textured Flowers in different sizes, ready to go.

I cut a panel to fit the size of the tin can and stamped the butterflies with Black Archival Ink and 13 words of the "Mix a sentiment" set with Distress Ink *Bundled Sage* to stay in my range of colors.

I pressed all four pads on my worksheet and colored the butterflies by just taking off the color with a brush and some water. I just love it when things go together smoothly.

This is my finished panel .... 


And here are some close ups of the beautiful butterflies:

….. and this is my little “vase”. According to the season I added some grass I cut in the garden. In spring you could add tulips or anything else you like.

I added some fiber on the top and the bottom to make it look more “finished”.


I have used the following stamps for my project:

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And don't forget, there will be a new challenge for you starting the day after tommorrow, so stay tuned.

Happy Crafting ♥

Monday, October 28, 2019

Art journal page with Funny Fungi by Saadia Nawaz

Hi Everyone,

Saadia here with an art journal page. I hope you like it.

Rubber Dance stamps provided me the stamps to work with, but the opinions I share here are my own.

I made this journal page in a Dylusions Dyalog.

I sprayed Dylusions ink sprays on to my craft mat, lightly sprayed it with water and then dipped Dyalog's page in that ink and water mixture. Dried this with a heat tool.

Next step was background stamping with Art defined and Grungy stuff stamp sets.

I stamped the Funny Fungi images on a white cardstock. I colored and fussy cut them. Glued them on to the journal page with matte gel medium.

Added a border around the page with Doodle border 2 stamps.

Finished the page by adding a quote from Small Grungy Butterflies 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:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Halloween tag with Textured Mushrooms

Hi there, 
its Astrid again, with a Halloween tag, to show you everything is possible for Halloween with the right colours.

I used a normal tag and glued some paper on it, then I put Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and Vintage Photo on it, and the edges with Walnut Stain.

The Ruler is paper from Tim Holtz. And the bone hand too.

I used the Textured Mushrooms stamp set.
The leaves dies is from my stash. The poison, warning and the spider are from internet.

I hope you like it.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Things With Wings Art Journal Page by Dot

Hi everyone,
I hope all is well where ever you are. 
The sun is shining here and it is going to be a beautiful day.

I've an Art Journal page to share with you
and a look at how my thoughts went as
it all came together.

My art journal is a ring binder one so it allows me to remove the pages,
which I love.

It starts off a little bit of a mess, but it does come together in the end.

Are you ready to follow my thinking?
Some might say that that might be a dangerous thing.
Here we go ...

Thought 1:  Just slap some colour onto the page Dot!  I've used paint for this and then removed some of it through a stencil before it dried.

Thought 2:  Wow, that's a bit bright, knock it back with a lighter colour Dot!  I've added a bright yellow (deciding to stick with this month's colour theme) and then added some stamping. Gosh, the writing is crooked! I'll cover that later.

Thought 3:  Dot, you really need to cover some of that brightness! Using an old credit card I've added some white paint. I love how you can get a speckly effect by flattening the card. I decided to bring some of the brownish colour forward again with some stenciling.

Thought 4:  Come on Dot, time for some fun with stamps! Things With Wings came to mind.  I've used this set before, but not the leaves or dragonflies. I stamped some leaves randomly onto the page and coloured them with pencils. My credit card was still sitting nearby so I decided to add a little texture by using it to add lines of colour.

Thought 5:  What am I going to do with the dragonflies???  I brayered some colour onto my gel plate and printed it off. Then rolled my brayer onto a spare piece of card. Why not use both pieces?  I added some more coloured pencils and a little white gel pen.  I am really enjoying just playing.

Thought 6:  Right Dot, time to bring this baby home!  I added some more stamping with Old Book Page (one of my all time fav RD stamps!), doodled a border. Went around the leaves with black pencil and anything else black that I had on hand. The leaves started to pop away from the background. 

The dragonflies were then stuck down.
Some words chosen from Mix A Sentiment.
A little bit more black added around the dragonflies and words.
And the page is done!

The stamps used on this page are:


Other Products Used Were:
Dina Wakley Paints,
Inktense Pencils

A quick reminder that there is still time to enter our
challenge over on facebook.
You will have lots of fun making something
and maybe win an awesome prize too!

Rubber Dance stamps are also available in Australia
at Ink Art Designs (that's my shop).
A HUGE range is available because I really do love
these stamps. They stamp beautifully!!!

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Autumnal journal spread with video tutorial by Melina

Hello crafty friends!

It´s Melina here today with some journaling inspiration.
I created this autumnal journal spread using my beloved Rubber Dance stamps.
I worked in my gelprinted envelope journal and used In The Air

If you like to know how I made this spread, you´ll find a video of my process here


A few days ago I made this video, also packed with Rubber Dance stamps.
On this spread I used In The Air, Mix a Sentiment #2, Crazy Flowers #1

If you are in a video-watching-mode, you´ll find the video here


Hope you enjoyed watching today´s video(s) and 
thank you so much for stopping by today!

Love, Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Monday, October 21, 2019

Cat Lovers Blog Hop 2019

Hi everyone!

We are sponsoring the 2019 Cat Lovers Blog Hop with our lovely Purr-fect stamp set!

Here are a bunch of beautiful samples with our cute cat!

Jump here for your next spot in the hop:
Her Peaceful Garden

xxx Susanne.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Spooky Halloween Tag by Evelyn

Hello lovely Rubber Dancer, it´s Evelyn today!

I admit, I am not a Halloween lover, but sometimes I like to make something a bit spooky and dark. So I made a tag in classic Halloween colors with some gold and silver.

I used a tag from a packaging, gessoed it and put a generous amount of crackle paint on top. When dry, I painted the surface with orange acrylic paint, added a coat of weathered wood crackle glaze and dryed it. On top of this I painted different acrylic paints (purple, orange, umbra, black, ultramarine blue) and for a little drama with gold acrylic paint. Well, the crackling didn´t work that good this time, but I guess, the reason is, that I was too impatient.
Now I stamped on the background in brown and black with the following stamp sets:
and with grey ink 
The vocal image, the raven from the stamp set Nesting, I stamped on tissue paper, tore it out and glued it with matte medium to my tag. I painted it with black acrylic paint to make it stand out more.
I wanted to look it a little bit more spooky, so I used one stamp from the stamp set Face Up, stamped it with grey ink on tissue paper and glued it to the background. I love, how it turned out!
Lastly I embellished  the tag with silver painted twiggs, spiderweb, a little felt bat and some word sticker.

That´s it for today! I hope you like my tag!

Thank you for your visit and have a spooky October!

Rubber Dance Stamps:
Grungy Sets - buy both
Mix a Sentiment
Twiggy Leaves