Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Free Style Art journal Page With Video Tutorial By Gerry

Hi lovely Rubber Dance friends, it's Gerry on the blog today and I have sort of a free style Art journal Page with the Crazy Flowers #1. I made this just playing around with inks and Rubber Dance Stamps and it was a fun experiment to see what happens without having a plan. 

I did lots of layering with the inks to create the background so be sure to watch the video so you can see the full tutorial.

I used the Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Lucky Clover, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire to create the colourful background.

I stamped the Crazy Flowers #1 with Nuvo Clear Mark Ink Pad and I added Nuvo - Embossing Powder - Gold Enchantment melted the powder with a heat tool  

I doodled a bit around the flowers with a Sakura Pen and I added some highlights with a White POSCA Paint Pen Fine.

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

 Crazy flowers 1

Monday, November 18, 2019

DREAM and ADVENTURE - Two cards by Mariken

Hi everyone! 

Today I have two cards for you.

First I made some prints with my gelliplate. I used acrylic paint, Dylusion sprays and stencils. Here you see the result. You can make your own background, if you like.

After that I used "Fave Flower" and used my watercolor from Prima Marketing. For the butterflies I sprayed some Dylusions on watercolorpaper. For the accents on the background I used "Borders #1", "Grungy Stuff", "Mix a Sentiment #2" and "Journal Words". I added some white dots with my Posca markers.

I have used the following stamps:

Please don´t forget that we have a challenge each month! 
You can find the challenge here in the 

That´s it for today! Mariken XX

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Journal Notes by Melina


It´s Melina here today, and I´ve been playing with the awesome new stamp set
Journal Notes along with the In The Air and Things With Wings stamp sets.
Recently I was very lucky to find notebooks from IKEA on sale. 
I bought 5 of them (blank pages) with the idea of starting to make my 
own planner journals. No, I´m not a planner girl, 
but I can become one right!? :)

Here´s the first spread I made.

On this spread I stamped the "lined box" directly into my book to create a
square for each day of the week. I then decorated the page using the 
balloon from the In The Air stamp set.

Here´s my second spread.

On this spread I stared to apply Archival Inks.

I then used the small stamps from the Journal Notes stamp set
to create patterns and interest to the background. I used the same colour 
on the stamps that was already in the background.

Then I stamped images from the Things With Wings stamp set
onto the spread, and then stamped and cut out the journal boxes
and glued to the pages. Using the words Date and Notes, I think there
is a great flexibility to write down the important things for the week.

There´s endless possibilities with this stamp set, but I think it
would work great for a planner as well :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Love, Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A tag with Textured sea creatures by Saadia Nawaz

Hi Everyone,
I want to share a tag made with Textured Sea Creatures stamp set. I hope you like it.

The background was made with Distress oxide inks. Background stamping was done with Doodle Borders 2 and Art Defined stamp sets.

The focal images are from Textured Sea Creatures stamp set and the sentiments are from Mix a sentiment stamp.

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.

Stamps used:

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A little dream ► Majo

Hello everyone,

welcome to the Rubber Dance Stamps blog where today I have card to share with you.

My teamies almost always create the wildest things with the awesome stamps, today I'd like to show you that you can also make a birthday card which would suit to give to Mom, Grandma or any other "dignified" person :)

I have used the crazy flowers from the Set #1, designed by my teamie Melina Dahl.

 I started by creating my Master Board with Distress ink: Wild Honey, Barn Door and Peeled Paint.

  I stamped and fuzzy cut the flowers, the stems and the leaves and added some bleach to set some highlights.

The sentiment was stamped with Distress embossing ink and heat embossed with Stampendous Detail White powder ... and ready is my card for either a birthday, just as a little present or any other celebration.

I love the bright colours on the black panel.

Some closeups ...

I have used this set for my card:
Crazy Flowers #1

This month's challenge is underway!

This challenge is now over on FaceBook.
If you click on the picture, you will go straight to the
Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge where you can find out more about the challenge.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Lollipop Trees and Grungy Stuff

Hello sweet Rubber Dance friends. My name is Ingunn and I am proud and honoured to be the Guest Designer for November.  Thank you so much to Susanne and the Team for having me! 
Even before I started stamping I found this blog and totally fell in love with the stamps, and the people here. The quirky, fun creativity, the inspiration, and kindness is unbelievable :)

So here are 2 cards with the colors for this month.

I decided to use my beloved 'lollipop' tree from the Carved Whimsy Wood set as the focal point. (I once put glossy accent on them, and they looked like lollipops.)  I started by a thin layer of Gesso, then I turned a used stencil upside down on the paper so the Gesso got onto my paper as a negative. I added acrylic ink, sprayed with water and wiggled. I used a baby wipe to rub off some paint from areas of the gesso.

I used stamps from Grungy Stuff and Mix A Sentiment 2 on the background. splattered with the paint I used on the trees, but I did not put enough water in it so it almost looks black. 

I embossed some trees and some of the grungy rings, painted in with water brush, cut them out and used them to ground the trees.  I decided to use the word imagine from Journal Words.  I stamped the words on paper and fussy cut them out.  It is not an easy or fast way to do it :)
On the first card I also used a tree from Four Seasons and Grungy Borders.
 Some close ups for you.


Inside with writing area and a gift certificate pocket.

I will be back later this month with another project. Until then keep crafting and join the challenge over at Facebook.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Art Journal Page with Butterfly Girl by Dot

Hi everyone,
today I've been adding to my Rubber Dance
Art Journal using some of my favourite stamps.

For this page I had my boys on my mind and decided to leave them some advice.
One of the things that I really love about Mix A Sentiment
 is how you can stamp it out and use the words any way that you like.
For this I repeat stamped the word BIG to express what I wanted to say.

Here is a quick look at how this page came together.

I started by ripping up some book pages and gluing them down.
In my stash there was some left-over bits of tissue paper
where I had used them on a gelli plate, so on they went too, along with another 
couple of bits from the tissue box.
Some stamping has been added using Round In Circles, Mix A Sentiment and Doodle Borders #2
in smoked hickory archival ink.

The next step is a light wash of gesso painted over the top.
I switched over to my water colours and dripped some colours from the top and bottom edges.
Spritzing with a little water to get it moving a little more.
Once this was dry it was time to flick some of these water colours
across the page.
The edge is stamped with Doodle Borders #2.

Butterfly Girl #2 is from my stash also.
Her wings had been dipped in distress ink.
My boys are in their early twenties, so I chose
some words from Mix A Sentiment that
I thought suited where they are at in life.

I felt that the page needed some more stamping.
More circles have been added from Round In Circles and some
of these have been coloured with water colours.
And to bring it together a little more I flicked some black ink.

The Round In Circles came out again to add a spotlight for the Butterfly Girl to sit on.
It has been stamped with distress crayons which were put straight onto the stamp
which had been lightly spritzed with water.
It was time to add the words and Butterfly girl to the page.
I went around them all with a thick black fine-liner to finish the page off.

But is it really finished?
I will play with it some more another day.
That is part of the fun of Art Journaling.

Stamps Used Are:


Other Products Used Are:

Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint
Water Colours
Archival Ink
Distress Ink
Distress Crayons

This month's challenge is underway!

This challenge is now over on face book.
if you click on the pic you will go straight to the 
Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge
where you can find out more about the challenge.