Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cardmaking With Merry Magpie by Dot

Hi everyone,
welcome back for another quick tutorial.

This time Merry Magpie and Doodle Flowers 
have been brought out to play.
It feels like ages since Merry Magpie stopped by craft table for a visit.

The inspiration for this has come from our Mood Board this month.

Follow me and we'll see how this has come together.

Step 1:  Black Brusho has been sparingly spinkled on gloss card and spritzed with water. The colours automatically blend out and there are other colours that can be seen, like orange and blue.

Step 2:  It felt like a little more blue was needed so some splatters of watered down blue Brushos have been added. And just for the fun of it, a little white as well.

Step 3:  The background has been built up a little with some stamping.  The stars from Merry Magpie were stamped in white.  The words from Old Book Page were stamped in blue. The diamond gem and stars were stamped without the Merry Magpie.
You will see in the close-ups that there has been some stenciling added with light blue paint after this step.

Step 4:  Some cut out elements to add to the background.  Merry Magpie was stamped using a stamping platform. The leaves are from Doodle Flowers and are stamped in blue, then cut out. I really wanted a little more blue on the card.
And the words for this card are from Mix A Sentiment. 

Here are some close-ups of the finished card.

I like to go around the words with a black fine-liner to make the words stand out more.

Here you can see the little bit of blue stenciling that I mentioned earlier.

You can see here that I decided to add a few more stars. Simply mask off the bird with some scrap paper and only ink up the stars for stamping.
I ended up adding quite a few extra black stars. For balance! (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).

Step 5:  Attach the elements and matte and layer the card.

Rubber Dance stamps used are:



Other products used are:

Don´t forget about our February mood board with gorgeous inspiration!
You can find the challenge here in the 

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Cards with Loose Florals by Mariken

Hi everyone!

Today I’ve made a spread three cards, with the new, beautiful 'Loose Flowers #1 and #2'. Love them so much!!
First I made a background with my little gelliplate (square) and stamped the squares with Wendy Vecchi Blendable Dye Ink on white copypaper (200 gr). I added some details with stencils. After that I cut my paper into the right seize to make my cards.
I stamped the flowers on watercolorpaper and used my Jane Davenport watercolors to give them colors. I glued them on the cards. 
I finished my cards with black borders and sequins.

Here are the stamps I used:

Please don´t forget that we have a Mood Board this month, with beautiful colours!
You can find the challenge here in the 

That´s it for today! Thank you so much for your visit here.
Mariken XX

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Perfekt flowers grow wonderful wings ► Majo

Hi my friends,

 Today I show you a page of my smallest Art journal, it measures 4 x 5.5”. I know many of you have even smaller ones.

I inked and sprayed the background with 3 different inks and decided to use the new “Mix a sentiment” stamps as one for the background. 

After stamping and cutting the butterflies and flower stems as well as the leaves, I stamped the butterflies again on my page to get the antennae. 

After arranging all parts I chose a few words from the “mix a sentiment ‘” and glued them to my page. 
I love it!

I have used the following stamps.

Flower stems and leaves from set Crazy Flowers #1

 Thanks so much for stopping by, happy Crafting ♥

Friday, February 14, 2020

An art journal spread with Funny Fungi by Saadia Nawaz

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

Art journal spread with Rubber Dance stamps and acrylic paints

It's a simple spread, made on a Gelli printed paper. I glued the paper in my journal.

Did a little bit of background stamping with inks and Doodle Borders 2 and Mix a sentiment stamps.

After that, I stamped and colored the focal image from Funny Fungi stamps and then glued the image onto my page.

Added a cloud image from In the air stamp set.

Finished the spread by adding a title from the Journal Words 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.

Thank you for visiting.

Take care,
Saadia Nawaz.

Stamps used:

Monday, February 10, 2020

Cardmaking with In The Air by Dot

Hi everyone,
it's my turn to share something with you today
and I've teamed In The Air with Dancing Star.

The balloon from In The Air needed was crying out for someone
to go for a ride.
After looking through my collection I found the lady from Dancing Star.
You could, of course, use any of the Celestial girls.
They are are great size to pop into the basket.

Here are some close up pics for you ...

The sky background has been made with Brushos.
The stars are from What A Girl Wants and were white embossed.
The colouring has been done with watercolours.

The stamps used are:

Don´t forget about our February mood board with gorgeous inspiration!
You can find the challenge here in the 

Happy Stamping!
Dot x

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Journal Page with Butterfly Girl #2 by Evelyn

Hello lovely Rubber Dancer!

It´s Evelyn here today with a square page. I used the beautiful Butterfly Girl #2.

For my background I spreat finnabairs liquid acrylics in yellow, blue and green with water over my page. I dabbed some of the color through the lace stencil from Shawn petite away and dried the background.
When everything was dry I used the Shawn petite scribble marks stencil to add some texture with black and white Gesso.
Now I stamped one of the Round in Circles stamps with embossing ink and heat embossed with golden embossing powder. 
For even more texture I stamped the Mix a Sentiment #2 stamp with embossing ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
The Butterfly Girl #2 I stamped on white cardstock and heat embossed her black. I fussy cut and colored her, matted her on white cardstock and adhered her with foam tape to the page. To ground her I glued some stripes of washi tape under her feet.
To make her stand out more from the background I surrounded her with a black stabilo all pencil, which I activated with water.
Now I only had to stamp the Journal words, cut them out and glue the words to the page.
I matted the page onto kraft cardstock.

Here are some close ups:

That´s it for today! I will be back at the end of February with another project.

Here are the stamps I used:

Butterfly Girl #2
Mix a Sentiment #2

Round in Circles
Journal Words
Don´t forget about our February mood board with gorgeous inspiration!
You can find the challenge here in the 

Thank you for your visit today and have a beautiful weekend!