Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Follow your art - a tag in blue, white and red

Hello my dear crafty friends, it's Anita from the Design Team here today to show you a tag I've made:

It is based in the January Rubber Dance challenge colours which are:



Here's the step by step of how I made this tag:
I used a #8 tag and coloured it with Distress Ink in two shades of blue.



Then some stencils and a baby wipe to remove some of the ink through the stencil.


Spritz with water for some bubble effects


Stamp with black Archival Ink



Black Soot Distress Ink around the edge and some drawing with a black pen



Watercolour paper and Ecoline watercolour paint


Stamp with red Archival Ink on top of the paint after it's dry to achieve a bit texture


Then stamp with black Archival Ink on top of that again


Use scissors and cut out the flowers. Colour the flower stalk with the black pen and glue them down on the tag with glue pad. I used a white gel pen to colour some dots on one of the flowers.


I glued some bling on one of the other flowers




Hope you feel inspired to join the Rubber Dance January Challenge. There is an awesome prize to win.


Rubber Dance stamps I've used on this tag are:



I wish you a fabulous and creative day!


Hugs, Anita





Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Challenge Reminder

Hello Crafty Friends!

Susanne writing today. There are two weeks left to join our January Colour Challenge. We picked a winter theme this time and we do love its glorious colours!

http://rubberdance.blogspot.de/2017/01/rubber-dance-stamp-challenge-january.html


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The prize:
Winner will win five fab stamps from Rubber Dance!
PLUS five more stamps if the winner has used Rubber Dance stamps on her entry! 
(Please mention the stamps you've used from Rubber Dance in your Post) 
The owner of Rubber Dance will pick some nice ones out for you.


The winner:
is our DT Pick of the Month, selected among ALL entries.
You do not have to use our stamps to enter!

We also offer a Guest Designer spot to our DT Pick of the Month,
who will (if she wants) get her challenge card featured amongst the inspirational makes here on the Rubber Dance blog when we announce an upcoming challenge.

Honourable Mentions:

goes to some fave entries where our stamps have been used.
Fame, glory and braggin' badges awaits! ;-)

The winner and honourable mentions will be announced 
on the 5th of February.

 Here is an inspirational piece for you:

I created a mixed media tag with a snowy theme. The background is created with Gelatos and molding paste. I used different background stamps for some more texture. My sentiment is a mix from the Winter Wonderland's "let it snow" and a free printable from MixedUpMag. The birdie is a die from Die-Namites. I covered it with red Stickles glitter.

Thanks for stopping by today,
xx Susanne.
http://www.rubberdance.com/

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mixed Media Tag - Video Tutorial by Susanne

Hi everyone.

It's Susanne writing today and I am sharing a mixed media tag with the lovely "Textured Houses" stamps from Rubber Dance. I recorded the process, so have fun watching the video at the end of this post.








Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne



Supplies:
Rubber Dance Textured Houses
Rubber Dance Autumn - Mushrooms
Brusho Colours
Watercolour Pencils
Molding Paste
Stencils from Art Anthology
Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology
Acrylic Paints

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Frozen Nature Card


Hi Susan from the DT here.  I was inspired by the challenge board shown in this month challenge post.
I started using white embossing powder and heat on white cardboard.  Weed Love stamps are incredibly beautiful and fit really nicely for the purpose.  The card was colored with distress ink and the edges got distress crayons.  Tim Holtz Wildflowers die were punched out and used and adorned with white embossing powder to create the 3D effect.  I stamped the small branches with blue distress ink and the red berries with a pencil eraser, with red distress ink.  I finished with sequins and small drops of sticklers with glitter.




I have used: Beautiful Words and Weed Love stamps
Distress crayons and ink - Stormy Sky and Fired Brich
Wildflowers die, White cardboard, white embossing powder, Stickles, sequins and Zig wink of stella




I wish you a nice day.
Hugs, Susan


Friday, January 06, 2017

Perpetual Calendar

Hello.  Gail from the design team here today.  My first chance to wish you a happy new year.  Wow, 2017.  And I have finally managed to make myself a never-ending calendar.  I have seen various styles of these around and have been meaning to make one, and now I have.  I did think I would go with the cube style, but then I saw some that looked similar to this one and decided to make this style instead.  



I kinda winged the design from a picture I saw.  I decided to use this months Rubber Dance challenge colours because I quite like red, white and blue.  Especially blue LOL.






I started by cutting my panels from chipboard using Sizzix Postage Stamp dies.  I arranged them on this 30 x 30cm sheet to show that you could cut them from one sheet.  Well, just about......



I covered both sides of all the panels with cream handmade paper, embossed the edges with red embossing powder and also stamped and embossed the small panels with the Vintage Script stamp.   Those little panels are so cute!  



I stamped Berry Bird in blue ink on blue paper and blue embossed the grungy numbers from Pick a Number.  I fussy cut the birds and added them to the small panels.  So cute!  You need 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on the front and then 7, 8, 9, 0, 1 and 2 on the back.  Make sure you don't put your 1's and 2's on the back and front of the same panel!!



I made the blue panels by stamping the feather from Vintage Birds many times and clear embossing them.  Then I used Aegean Blue chalk ink and covered the paper.  The embossed feathers resist the ink and the original colour of the paper shows through.  I cut this paper into pieces and stuck them on my large and medium sized panels.  The day and month words were created using Basic Grey letter stickers



This is the back of my calendar theater.  I made the paper I covered the box with in the same way but I used baby blue embossing powder for the feathers.  This beautiful stamp is also from Vintage Birds and is on the back of the box.  I stamped the image in blue and fussy cut it.  Then I stamped again in dark blue and fussy cut the bird to give that lovely contrast.  


I stamped and fussy cut two more of the swallows and added one to each side of the box




Thanks for dropping by.  
All the stamps I used today, and many more, are available in the 

I hope you feel inspired to make a red, white and blue creation and link it to the 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Art Journal Page by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends!

Susanne writing today, and I am sharing an art journal page with my favourite flowers. I thought it is time for something warm and springlike in-between, isn't it! I am looking forward to the first flowers!!!


I used Neocolor II crayons for my background, together with the Music Notes. For  more texture, I added with different patterns and images from our stamp sets. You will find a full list at the end of this post! The white bubbles are created with gesso, a make-up sponge and a homemade stencil.
My flowers (Textured Flowers) are coloured with Distress Inks.



My title is stamped with the Alphabet Uno stamp set.


Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

http://www.rubberdance.com/




Supplies:
Rubber Dance Stamps:
Textured Feathers
Textured Flowers
Artist Plate 
Music Notes 
Alphabet Uno
Neocolor II Crayons
Distress Inks
StazOn Ink
Gesso

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Rubber Dance Stamp Challenge - January


Hello, gorgeous! First of all we want to wish all of you a Happy New Year! May all your crafty wishes come true ;-)

Are you ready for another fun challenge? I guess you are!

Our colour scheme and theme this month goes with the season. We picked a winter theme this time and we do love its glorious colours! We hope you do, too, when you create an entry (or three) for our January Challenge:



*         Challenge Rules:          *

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

ALL THREE challenge colours must be used, but you may add others

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.

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The prize:
Winner will win five fab stamps from Rubber Dance!
PLUS five more stamps if the winner has used Rubber Dance stamps on her entry! 
(Please mention the stamps you've used from Rubber Dance in your Post) 
The owner of Rubber Dance will pick some nice ones out for you.


The winner:
is our DT Pick of the Month, selected among ALL entries.
You do not have to use our stamps to enter!

We also offer a Guest Designer spot to our DT Pick of the Month,
who will (if she wants) get her challenge card featured amongst the inspirational makes here on the Rubber Dance blog when we announce an upcoming challenge.

Honourable Mentions:

goes to some fave entries where our stamps have been used.
Fame, glory and braggin' badges awaits! ;-)

The winner and honourable mentions will be announced 
on the 5th of February.

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



 
Susanne:
 
 
Stamp: Mr. Frosty from the
Frosty Friends stamp set.

Stamps: Mr. Frosty from the
Frosty Friends stamp set,
Winter Wonderland 


Stamps: Frosty Friends, Music Notes

Stamps: Mr Frosty


Gail:


Stamps: Giraffe, Marble, Spooky, sentiment 
from Sarcastic Superpower





Bibi:


Stamps: Mr Frosty, Winter Wonderland 






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