Sunday, April 23, 2017

Altered Playing Cards - Video by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends.

I have a video to share today for these altered playing cards. My kids got those cards twice at a promotion of our local discounter. They are meassuring 8cm x 12cm. I covered them with gesso and started to play.

Enjoy the video!

Here are some detailed images:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Acrylic Paints
Faber-Castell Oil Pastels
StazOn Ink
Archival Ink
Tissue Paper
Collage Medium

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April Theme Challenge Reminder

Hi there!

Shilpa and Deborah are sharing some inspiration today for our April Theme Challenge.

Shilpa made these amazing ATCs using images from the Collage Elements stamp set.
That's what Shilpa says about the process: 
"To start with I applied white and black acrylic colour to the surface. Next I added sand texture paste randomly and let it dry completely. I stamped on the ATCs with Rubber Dance "Grungy Harlequin" texture and black ink. Further, I spritzed blue and black inks and dried this with my heat tool. On another paper, I stamped the main images and coloured them with inks. Finally I glued them onto the cards."

Deborah created this wonderful tag with the "Textured Daisy" and "A little Birdie".
Deborah says: "Hi everyone here is a quick and simple tag, I cut it using a Die in Mixed Media paper. I wanted to keep the white of the tag and so only sprinkled a tiny amount of the powder crystals. I gave it a gentle spritz of water and dried it. I used a white paint pen to paint some of the petals."

Thank you Shilpa and Deborah for these awesome beauties!!!

Have a nice weekend everyone! You can play along here!

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happiness is a state of mind - Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa from the Design Team here.

I am sharing with you a journal spread, for which I've used Rubber Dance Nostalgic Couples, Something Wonderful and few other stamp sets.

Here's my procedure...

To make the texture on the journal page, first I cut out this piece using a die.

I adhered that die cut pieces on pages and applied embossing paste through stencil.
 Let it dry completely.

To bring colours to the page I spritzed randomly with  Peacock Feather, Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans and Vintage Photo distress inks.

To create one more layer I stamped circles and text on the page.

In addition I applied colours from distress crayons to create depth.

I stamped the Nostalgic Couple on another paper with black archival ink and coloured it with distress markers.

I adhered a few embellishments and ephemera and layered the lovely couple image onto it.

On the other page, I added words from the Something Wonderful set.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

I've used all these stamps from Rubber Dance Shop here:

Nostalgic Couple
 Something Wonderful
 Collage Elements
 Round In Circles
Vintage Hotel Receipt
Vintage Script ATC size

Don't forget to join this month's Theme challenge 
Black and White Plus One

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Journal Page

Hello everyone Debs here with my second Guest Designer piece for this month. I'm sharing a Page from a new journal, which is one of my favourite places to create. This one by Dina Wakley has different textured pages giving more variety with which to play. It's a nice size and feels lovely too. I'm definitely hooked. It was the perfect substrate to host the wonderful stamps I was going to use.


Here are a few of the steps of how I created my page.
The first layer is white Gesso, followed by splashes of warm colours from Media Line by Ranger


More layer of complimentary colours then contrasting colours, the Fluorescent Pink is from Golden.

I created a frame as I intended to stamp the feature in the centre. To add more contrast I used the flowers from Textured Flowers 

I built up their colour with a Paint Pen in White, I added a bed of flowers from Textured Spring finishing with the bird which I stamped and cut out. All the elements were coloured with the paint pens. The bird and sentiment are both from A little birdie 

A last look!

Sending hugs to you all xx

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Houses - Art Journal Page by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends!

I have an art journal page to share with you today. I used the Rubber Dance Textured Houses stamps as my focal point. The background is created with acrylic paints and PanPastels.

I hope you like my video tutorial:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
uniPOSCA marker
Memento Luxe Wedding Dress
Fluorescent Acrylic Paint
Airbrush Medium
Gel Medium
Gesso (black & white)
Neocolor II Crayons
Derwent Inktense Yellow
StazOn Ink
STAMPlorations stencils

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge April

Hi there and welcome to our mid month Theme Challenge! Our theme for April is a kind of a colour challenge! We picked Black & White plus one colour of your choice!

         Challenge Rules:          *

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

Your projects must match 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.


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 May.

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

This gorgeous art journal spread is created by Aussie Annie
who won our February Theme Challenge.

Annie used the Elephant and the Lion as
her focal points


using Marble and Sarcastic Superpower

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