Sunday, August 20, 2017

Colours Of The Wind

Good morning and happy Sunday, it's a very happy Sue here 'cos I've finally got to ink my new rubber.

I started with a sheet of A4 mixed media paper from a pad and added colour with Brusho's.

Then I added some stencilling with a Distress Oxide. I wanted to create a windy swirling effect.

Time for some stamping now. I tried to keep to the same colour palette, and I've used the leaves and smaller stamps from Textured Feathers.

Then I stamped the lovely Star Lady for placement and so I didn't have to cut out the fiddly bits.

I knew that I wanted lightweight feathers so I used Distress paints on some wax paper - the kind that you put through a die cutting machine with the intricate dies.

Then stamped the feathers from Textured Feathers and embossed with clear embossing powder. The wax paper dries to a lovely shine. These are lovely stamps and are quite easy to cut out which is a big plus for me 'cos life is far too short for fussy cutting! I did the same with oranges and blues.

I then coloured some wooden feathers and fuzzy leaves by dipping them in puddles of Brusho's.

And stamped, coloured, and cut out Star Lady

So now it's time to build my whirlwind!

I printed the sentiment from my computer.  I love how the wax paper flowers curl.

I've sewn it down on a sheet of A4 and it can now go in my journal. One day I'll be brave enough to make a page whilst it's still in the journal, but today is not the day!

Don't forget to join in our current 'embossing' challenge!
Have a wonderful day and thanks very much for looking x

Friday, August 18, 2017

Dragonfly ATC

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

 I have created an Artist Trading Card (ATC) using Rubber Dance Beautiful Bugs stamp set,

Let's see how I made it!!

I started with a pattern paper. Onto that I created texture with stencil and modelling paste.
Next I applied clear gesso to the whole surface.

I applied acrylic paints in pink, yellow and orange, randomly on the surface

For the next layer on base, I stamped text using Rubber Dance "Art defined " stamp and black archival ink.
I also stamped texture with mini stamps from Textured houses stamp set and yellow ink.

As a focal point I chose Dragonfly from Beautiful Bugs stamp set. I stamped it with black archival ink and colored with Distress Oxide ink.

To create more depth on the surface, I applied walnut stain Distress crayon at the edges.

At the end, I adhered the Dragonfly.

Hope you would like to try this ATC using Rubber Dance Stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Rubber Dance Stamps used here:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Little Birdie Told Me ...

A Little Birdie Told Me ...

Hi, it's Dot here with my first solo post for Rubber Dance.  The stamp set that took my fancy this time around is called 

A couple of the birds in the set were stamped onto an book page, cut out and inked around the edge.

The background is oxides applied randomly with a little stenciling added.

Then some background stamping with bits from the stamp set, along with stars, words and a heart from Old Book Page, Textured Flowers and Beautiful Words



Thank you for looking ... Dot.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Rubber Dance Stamps Theme Challenge

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our August Theme Challenge. This time we picked "Embossing"! This means you can enter projects with all kind of embossing on it. This can be heat or dry embossing or embossing paste.

        Challenge Rules:          *

Stamping must be obvious on your project.  You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate.

Your creation must follow our theme.

Max 3 entries per person. 

Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post (not just your blog). No backlinking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge.

You may combine with other challenges, as many as you like.

We reserve the right to remove entries that don't meet these simple requirements.


Honourable Mentions:
goes to fave entries chosen by our Design Team.
Fame, glory and braggin' badges awaits! ;-)
Honourable Mentions will get a 20% Discount Coupon to use in the Rubber Dance Online Shop and a free surprise stamp!

The honourable mentions will be announced 
on the 5th of September.

If you've used our stamps you can link up your project to our
Forever Stamping Challenge, too. 

Here are some inspirational makes we've created
using stamps from Rubber Dance, of course: 

Now it's your turn! Have FUN! :-D

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Awesome birthday - Mixed Media Tag by Melina


It`s Melina here, and today I share this birthday tag with you.

I started by go wild with my Distress oxides on a tag. 
Lots of different layers. One of the background stamps I used is Grungy Harlequin.
When dry I stamped my quote from the Happy Birthday stamp set.

I grabbed my Beautiful Bugs stamp set and stamped once directly on the tag to get the details, 
and once more on a scrap piece of paper.

I cut the bodys of the bugs out and coloured them with Distress crayons. I used them as watercolours and applied them with a waterbrush. I wanted the colouring on the bugs to be very subtle, as my background is very busy.

I glued my bugs in place and added the finishing touches. A black line around the tag, white highlights on some of the letters and the bees and wink of Stella glitter on the wings.

My tag is finished!

Rubber Dance stamps:

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Explore - Art Journal

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

It's a journal spread from me again.... :)

Last week Bibi sent me this lovely stamp set "Take the Plunge"
And I had to use this beautiful girl's image in my journal immediately!!

In the background, I created layers with old book paper, thread, fabric flowers, spray colours, stencilling and stamping texture.
Girl's image is stamped with archival ink and coloured with watercolours.

I've also used a cute stencil from That's Crafty which they call Dinky.
This is an easy and straight journal spread!! 
Hope you would like to try this!!

Thanks so much stopping by.

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Tag Today ~ Deborah Wainwright

Hello everyone Debs here with some inspiration to help your creativity flow. Today's Tag was exactly that! An inspiration that started a whole day's plays and lots of thing made. (Smile)

I like an 8/10# size, they are easy to store and you can build a pictorial reference for techniques, colours, experiments etc. Often when I'm stuck I'll spray some colour on a tag and play to see if I get inspired to continue. As with this Tag, I usually let instinct lead and see where we go. 

Once the background was dry I looked at the tag and felt I wanted to see flowers that gently contrast in colour.

The background looked a little like space to me and so perhaps flowers were needed to ground it!

The flowers were stamped onto 300gsm paper, I used Paint pens to on the flowers and once dry I cut them out and played around where I wanted them.
Once I decided I stamped onto the tag to remind me. I added some white doodles to finish off and a sticker sentiment.

What I used
Stamps are Textured Flowers
The inks and sticker are From 13@rts

I hope you now thinking about what you are going to create!
Take care 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rubber Dance Sponsors the Card Chain Challenge

Hello.  Gail here today to let you know that this month Rubber Dance is sponsoring the 
The Card Chain Challenge is an international card exchange where you send a card and you get a card.  Everybody gets a card, so everybody wins!  And this month Rubber Dance is generously sponsoring and there is a chance to win Curious Cat

Now isn't that just the sweetest most gorgeous pussy cat you ever did see?   Such beautiful detail.  He looks great coloured or just left black and white.  Do you want him at your house??   Well, hop over to the Card Chain Challenge and leave a comment on the September Sign Up.  Of course, if you want to stay and play along that would be great, but to be in with a chance to win this lovely cat stamp all you need to do is leave a comment.  See you there.  Hugz.

Stamps used Curious Cat and Vintage Flourishes
Black Archival and Radiant Neon Electric Green inks
Sizzix Alpha dies

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Whale Hello There

Good morning and happy Wednesday. It's Sue here with my very first piece on the 'big blog'

When I first saw Susanne's amazing whales they went straight to the top of my wish list.

I recently made a journal with Rubber Dance stamped covers, so now it's time to fill it! I cut a piece of kraft card to size, and brayered gesso roughly over.

Then I stencilled acrylic paint through a That's Crafty dinky stencil. These are fab on smaller projects as they are sized just right, and there's enough room around the edge to hold it down - even for someone as messy as me!

Time for the stamping now. I've used the smaler stamps from Whale Wishes, and also added some sparkle with mica powders. The signatures in my journal are black, so I've die cut my page so the black shows through.

Look at those faces! The wales have been stamped on a couple of Distress Oxide backgrounds, then cut out.

And we're all done! I've added some of the die cut hexagons, splashes of white paint, and some wooden hoops that I've had since time began. The sentiment is from the same Whale Wishes plate - there really is everything that you need on this one.

There is still a few day left for you to join in with our fab colour challenge, so get stamping!
Have a wonderful day, and thanks very much for looking x