Monday, May 23, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

Rainbow Foliage Card for Rubber Dance

Playing with stamps and color is like going on a journey.

You start and end up making a unique creation! 

This card started out with watercolor paints that were on my palette all mixed up, and I wanted to clean it: what better way as to make some rainbow colored cards? 

I covered it with household wrap until it was dry. 

The fun part was to play with stamps and fill up the surface.

The how to: 
- stamp and heat emboss some background stamps in white as shown.
- mask off the white squares, and by masking the image the second time, stamp the images one in front of the other with a black ink. 
- add touches of color to the images and the tiny squares for more interest and of course to create the focal point. 
- Add black stamped script to the background. 
- Draw with a white acrylic marker around the images to make them pop more. 
- distress the edges with a paper-distresser.
-  assemble the card front to a card base.

See you next time.. 

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Crafty Individuals play - SHELLS

 The shells were heat embossed in white on most of these cards and ATC's.
I'll add additional notes to each of them for the coloring and final touches. 

I've used Nuance pigment powders to color it; finished it of with watercolor pencil for more depth. 

Final finishing touch on this one are the bladder red watercolor splatters.  


This card was colored with distress inks.

I added stamped script for the final touch, and some red splatters, just to add a little extra color. 

These ATC's were also sponged with distress inks. 

Nothing fancy but very dramatic.. 

.. and ready for trading at an arts show!


Stamped in brown this time.. 
the color was added with watercolor, watercolor pencils, and aqua markers,.
Added touches of white with an acrylic marker  add highlights for more depth of course.
The (white) splatters as a final touch again. 

...AND on all of them a scribbly border around the paper-distressed card front with a brown fineliner. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Inspiration for the moodboard challenge for May

Inspiration for the moodboard for May.. come join in: a prize to be won at Rubber Dance! 

 This background is Ecoline (you could use any watercolor!) on photo paper! .. it makes for such beautiful backgrounds! Give it a try.. I collect photo paper from thrift stores, real cheap. I love paper; even the different brands of photo paper give very different results.

Monday, May 16, 2022

My Creative Monday for Magenta - colorplay

Colorful and it turned out quite good, it being complimentary colors. 

This flower collage stamp is made for colorful and easy cards. 

Magenta products used:

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Monoprinting - Challenge Day 1 - Use something from the kitchen

I had some ME time:
Joining in with the 
Day 1 : Something from The Kitchen
I've used a Plastic Spatula

Friday, May 6, 2022

Happy Bird Art Journal spread

Another spread in my gelliprinted-papers-journal. 
My aim is to fill the whole journal with only Rubber Dance stamps, and only use a set once. I hope that I will have a colorful and happy filled journal where all the stamps will get their own little space in the end. 

Only the bird and two of the foliage have been fussycut, and the 'wall' stamped onto separate paper, torn and adhered to the collage. . 
The other images were stamped onto the background, and colored with watercolor pencils. 

Accents with a white acrylic marker and a sentiment are the finishing touches. 


Rubber Dance Stamps: