Sunday, September 20, 2020

Fly Birdie Fly, by Dot Leathbridge

 Hello everyone,
welcome to a fun tutorial today.

This is the first time that I've used this bird from
Textured Birds and thought that he would look great
among some of the new Rubber Dance Inky Flowers.

I have a video on YouTube showing how the background was made
which you can find it here.

This is the finished result of playing with paint and stencils.

The little cutie from Textured Birds has been coloured
with watercolour paints and cut out.

These flowers are from Inky Flowers have been 
stamped onto white card and cut out.

On the background I've stamped some words from
Old Book Page and added some circles through
a stencil.

The bird has been stamped where I wanted him to go.
It saves me having to cut around his legs.
It's a little short cut that saves a lot of fussy cutting stress.

A little blue watercolour paint has been added to the

Splatters of watercolour paint were flicked across the card.

The letters are from Alphabet Uno. 
These have been cut out and
coloured with watercolour paint.

I decided at the last minute to add a little water colouring
to the leaves.
It seems to have softened the whole look of the card.

To finish off the card I've attached the bird, flowers and letters
to the background.
This has then been mounted onto black and white card.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that it has
given you lots of ideas.

The stamps used on this card are:

Remember we have a Mood Board competition every month
 over on facebook.
Here is our Mood Board for this month.

Hopefully we'll see you there.

In the meantime,
I wish everyone a really crafty day.

Dot x

Friday, September 18, 2020

Bird and Blossoms by Samantha Read

Hello, Samantha here today and I'd love to share with you a page I made for my art journal. 
I've been creating pages for my journal since December last year and have decided not to journal on my pages until all the pages are made. I'm loving the white space on this page.

The background was created by stamping directly on my page with distress inks, the bird was stamped on white card and coloured using watercolour paints. I've used just three colours as this helps to keep a coordinated look and I used a Sizzix die for my bird to sit on after creating my pretty background. I finished by adding some arty 'splats'.

I do hope you like it, thanks for looking and I wish you a lovely day, 

Sam x

The stamps I used are as follows;

Bold and Beautiful

Textured Birds

and Weed Love


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Card for a friend by Angie Coomber

 Hello arty friends,

Angie here with a card inspired by me missing my best friend who lives further away from me than I would like.

I'm a big fan of sending happy mail and often send handmade cards and other goodies to my friends - hopefully they enjoy receiving them!
For this card I cut a piece of card a little bit smaller than the size of the card blank, as well as the pink mat to go underneath the image.
I used a Versamark ink pad and clear embossing powder to stamp & emboss some background images on the white card.

Next I used Distress Oxides to create the background colours.

I used various pieces of coloured card, which were also made using Distress Oxides, to stamp a selection of images from the Carved Whimsy Wood set, as well as two sets of wings from the Collage Elements set.

I chose two girls from my Tim Holtz paper dolls collection and arranged these, together with the stamped images, on the card, then glued them down.

I stamped and cut out a quote from the You Rock set and adhered it to the image.
I used white sparkly embossing powder on the edges of the image, then added some stickles ot the wings and flowers. I lightly outlined the girls with a black Stabilo All pen and added a little bit of white doodling. Finally I glued the image to the pink mat and glued this to the card blank.

I hope you like it.
Hugs from Angie x

Stamps used:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Inspire your Dreams by Lisa

 Hi friends! 

Lisa today on the blog to share with you my new art journal inspiration with Rubber Dance stamps! 

To start I brushed a coat of white gesso on my page and I made some stencils with modelling paste. I used some liquid acrylics paints with a little bit of water to get a watercolor effect.

I used also Mix a Sentiment #2 set and Grungy Circles with archival inks to give more interest into the background.

I chose Doodle Flowers set and I made some stamps on a piece of white cardstock, so I cutted them. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Journal Words set on a piece of black cardstock. 

Finally I made some splatters with yellow liquid paint

I used these products from the shop: 

I hope you enjoyed my art journal inspiration! 
Hugs, Lisa

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


 Hello Rubber Dance fans. 

Gail here today with more awesome September inspiration from the Rubber Dance team.

The team have based their projects on the September moodboard.  You can be inspired by anything on the moodboard; one or more colours, things, shapes, memories it inspires, things it makes you feel, etc. etc..  It's basically anything goes, but in case you need a little help to get started Susanne has put together this gorgeous inspiration for you.

Here's the fabulous September Moodboard

If you are creating anything with Rubber Dance stamps this month, whatever your inspiration, please add it to the album in our FB fan group.  If we get 30 or more eligible projects added to the fb wall this month we will do a random draw for a voucher to the shop 

Here's the mid-month inspiration from the team....

Saadia made this beautiful artist trading card using stamps from Textured Birds, Mixed Media Marks and Mix A Sentiment.

Veronica made these gorgeous Artist Trading Cards using Mixed Media Marks and Inky Flowers

Samantha made this gorgeous hangy using stamps from Carved Fox and Owl, Four Seasons, Textured Christmas Green and Pines Fir Yew

Angie made these gorgeous Artist Trading Cards using Carved Whimsy Wood and Weed Love stamp sets.

Mary made this fabtastic card using stamps from

 Wow.  Awesome inspiration, and I think we all need as much of that at the moment as we can get!  I hope you feel inspired to get out your stamps and create something today.   Join the fun and add your makes using Rubber Dance stamps in the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge.  See you there!!!

Don't forget to check out the Rubber Dance webshop.  There is a selection of stamps on special offer so hop over and check out the sale.

 Rubber Dance links:

Monday, September 14, 2020

A journal spread with Textured birds and Inky Flowers by Saadia Nawaz.

 Hi Everyone,

I want to share an art journal spread with you. I hope you like it.

It was inspired by the colors of the September mood board.

I used the Mixed Media Marks stamp set for the background texture. 

Added the flower images from the Inky Flowers stamp sets. 

My focal image is from the Textured Birds stamp set. 

Finished the spread by adding a quote from Believe in You stamp set. 

That's all for now. 

A reminder that we have a stamping challenge that goes all month on Rubber Dance stamps Facebook group. Link to the Facebook group is here

Thank you for visiting, 

Take care, 

Saadia Nawaz.

Stamps used:

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Atc's Textured Birds

 Hello and welcome to Sunday's post. How's everybody? I enjoy and have fun creating colorful Atcs, I hope you like them.

I've also been playing with  Mixed media marksGrungy Stuff  and Textured Birds. Very easy to do, we start. We cut watercolor paper in a size  2,5 x 3,5 inches. In my case, the paper smooth and hot pressed.And I color the backgrounds with inks.

When the backgrounds dries (we can speed up the process with a heat gun) we're going to add texture and depth with permanent black ink, and with oxide inks here and there.

One of the parts that I enjoy the most is the composition, I have to admit that it is usually the part that takes me the most.I start by stamping, coloring and cutting out some of the birds from the Textured Birds set.

We already have our atc's ready .Now I leave you some photos with details of the project.

Here are the  Rubber Dance Stamps I used:

I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to visit regularly. The team has amazing inspirations every day, just for you.