Monday, October 14, 2019

Art journal spread with Grungy butterflies by Saadia Nawaz

Hi Everyone,
Saadia here:
I want to share an art journal spread with you. I hope you like it.

Art journal spread 

I made the background with acrylic paints and stencils.

Did a little bit of background stamping with Doodle border 2 and Mix a Sentiment stamp sets.

I used two butterflies from Small Grungy Butterflies stamp set as my focal images.

Art journal spread with small Grungy Butterflies 

 Added the sentiments from Mix a sentiment 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.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Wild and Free ► Majo

Hi Folks, Majo here today to show you a page of my little Art Journal.

I must say that I always love silhouette stamps. The solid butterflies are very special to me.

The silhouettes or solid images can be inked in different colors, which makes them look more alive.

In my case I used Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black on my first round of stamping, then added in in the colour of my background. I love it.

But let's start at the beginning. I inked the page of my litte art journal with Ranger Ink *Shaded Lilac* and *Spiced Marmelade* and used a Darkroom Door Stencil with Shaded Lilac also.

I added the vintage script image and then on top the Butterflies solid stamp as described before.

I *framed* my page with the thread stamp and distressed all edges.

Some close ups for you .....

Stamps I used:

Vintage Script
Sentiment from Grungy Butterflies
Thread from Grungy Borders

Please don´t forget that we have a challenge each month! 

You can find the challenge here in the 

FaceBookgroup Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, happy Crafting ♥

Friday, October 11, 2019

New Stamps!!! Our October Stamp Release!!!

Hello my dear crafty friends!

It is time for a new stamp release!!! This is the biggest we have this year! There is something for everyone! We have some cute and playful sets, we have a bunch of words and some special sets for all art journalers and also watercolor artists.

All new sets, are 10% off right now 
in the store until October 20th. 

Let me show you the new sets!
(Please note! Samples with the new sets are shown at the end of the post!)

Christmas is coming soon! So we definitely need a Christmas set, don't we?
I wanted to continue our Textured Stamps... so here it is:

The one and only BIG set this time, 
Textured Christmas Green:

Our Mix A Sentiment stamp set seems to be very popular,
 so I decided we need more words to combine!

Please welcome our two small word sets:
Mix A Sentiment #2 and Journal Words

Do you love cute and playful sets?
Then these are for you!

Have a look at our two new small sets: 
In The Air & What A Girl Wants

Melina Dahl was so kind and designed our In The Air stamps set! 
We love her beautiful and authentic style!

Last but not least we have something more artsy this time.
It's something I wanted to have for a LONG time.
I am a little bit addicted to watercolors, so I needed some stamps to swatch out paints!
And after the recording of  the first video of my series, on how to overcome an art block, over on my YouTube channel, I decided we need kind of a recipe set for our art journal pages!

Have a look at these two new sets.
The Journal Notes (medium size) and
Swatch It (singles stamp set)

We have already made some samples with the new rubber! 

I can't wait to see what you and the design team are going to create with the new stamps!
Join our fabulous and friendly facebook group, the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge.
There you can share your work with our stamps, play in a monthly anything goes challenge and get the chance to join our giveaways from time to time.

Jump over to the store and have a look at the new sets:

And don't forget about our Christmas Sale!
All our big and small Christmas sets are 20% until Sunday 13th only!!!
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend!
xx Susanne

Mixed Media with Mushrooms

Hello everyone, 
Astrid here, I am the Guest Designer for the month of October.

Today I will show you a Mixed Media project with the Textured Mushrooms stamps.

I used different Distress ink for the background and lots of stamps from my stash.
I coloured the Mushrooms and Acorns with the same distress ink colours.

The text in the corner is from Grungy Butterflies.

I hope you like it, and I see you later in the month.


Thursday, October 10, 2019

One Colour Ink Layering With Distress Oxide Ink + Video Tutorial by Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today and I have another art journal page to share. I used the Round in Circles stamp with just one colour ink for the background and different techniques to build the colours.

 I only used one Rubber Dance stamp set with Distress Oxides Ink Peacock Feathers for the background and a few easy but fun techniques to build the layers. this is also very doable for beginner crafters, so make sure to watch the video to see all techniques at work.

I started on Craft Perfect - Watercolour Card and I used a Nuvo - Nylon Brush to make a watercolour background. This dilutes the ink and is perfect for the first layer.

I made more layers with the Round in Circles stamp which has a bunch of different designs and is great for layering. I stamped a sentiment on Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Card with VersaFine Ink Onyx Black ink and cut out the words to make the sentiment.

I finished with the sentiment from the Mix A Sentiment stamp and some doodling with a Sakura Micron Pen Set around the words and edge to add some black accents for contrast.
Now I made an art journal page but of course you can use this idea for a card too.

I hope you liked this super easy page and you are inspired to started right away. Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep on crafting!
Gerry van der Velden

 round in circles     

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Fish - Swim - Love - Tutorial by Mariken

Hi everyone!
Today I wil show you how you make four cards and a little one, from a left-over.
  Here are two of the finished cards.

  Ok, let's start!...

I used my gelliplate to create a colorful background, starting with three colors of Dina Wakley Acrylic Media Paint.

I cut out some waves and put them on a striped blue background and printed my yellow-orange-pink background again.

I added some dots on the waves and then the prints and white basic cards are cut into the right size.

On Mixed media paper I added little drops of Liquitex acrylic inks and sprayed them with water.

Now it's time for the details!  I used the stampset Textured Sea Creatures and embossed the little elements with white WOW embossing powder. Then I made some bubbles with the stamp from Round in Circles.  I colored them white with a posca marker.

The finishing touch...
I stamped the outlines with Doodle Borders #1 and stamped some black text with Art Defined.  I fussy cut my Textured Sea Creatures and glued them on the card.  Finally  I stamped the words Fish - Swim - Love.

Some close ups of the finished cards.

This little card below is made of a left-over, I cannot throw such a cute little piece of paper away...

Hopefully, you enjoyed my tutorial and give it a try!
Have fun!! Mariken 
Don't forget our Colour Challenge and or Anything Goes for October. 
You can find the challenge in the Facebook group.

Stamps I used: