Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mixed Media Tags by Susanne

Hi there!

Susanne writing today and I'm sharing some mixed media tags today.

My focal points are the beautiful Butterfly Girls. I started with a water colour background. I added a thin layer of gesso in the middle are and some background stamping for more interest. Before I added the Butterfly Girls (that are stamped on gelli printed deli paper), I added some patterned paper which was die cut with the Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies.
To finish it up I added some black dripping paint and white splatters. The sentiment is printed with the computer. I framed every tag with my sewing machine. 

I created similar tags a while ago, where I used the same technique. You'll find it here.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Sizzix Tim Holtz Mixed Media Dies
Gelli Plate
DCWV Maps, Text & Ledgers Stack
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A Card Full Of Carrots

Hello.  Welcome.  Gail from the design team here with some more bunny fun.  I am just in love with this cute Bonny Bunny and decided he deserved carrots.  Lots of carrots!!

I started by stamping and masking the bunny and cutting some masks for the large carrot.

Here I have stamped some of the carrots and you can see the masks in place on some of them.  I have used Mowed Lawn and Spiced Marmalade distress inks to stamp the carrots.

All carrots present and correct.

I removed the masks and started colouring the carrots with Spiced Marmalade distress and my waterbrush.  

Then I coloured the greenery.  I used Stormy Sky distress ink for the bunny.  I filled in any white gaps with green or orange, whichever seemed most appropriate.  

I stamped the sentiment from Something Wonderful, but I changed crayons to carrots!!  I was only missing the 't', which I drew in, trying to match the font of the other letters.  Then I stamped the happy birthday from Beautiful WordsTo finish I added a green mat and used the orange ink to tint my hammered texture card base.   

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you have time to join the current 

My blog Crafty Nomad

Bonny Bunny is joining the fun at
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Challenge 123 - Let's Go Wild 
Allsorts Challenge Week 416 - Happy Birthday 
Scrappelyst Utfordring for Mai - Feiring
Deep Ocean Challenge 155 - Our Furry/Feathered Friends 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A handy thing!

Hello everyone, Debs with you today to share a card I made. Well! We all need to keep our card stash full don't we, you just never know when you might need one. This is a quick card to make, so why not make a few. Here's how I did it.


Here's what you need.

Rubber Dance - Butterfly Trio
Paper Artsy - Fresco Acrylic Paint
Ranger - Distress Oxide, Distress Crayons, Black Archival Ink, large Chitchat stickers.
Stabilo All Black 
Signo White Gell Pen

Step 1-using 3 colours of acrylic paint roughly add to a 4x6 plain white card. You can cover the card, but I like to leave some white. You will lose most of it anyway but it will give interest and depth to your card. 

Step 2-  using the oxides with a blending tool I added some colour in several patches. I dried the ink, then gently spritzed the card with water, dried it and repeat. Do this as many times you like, but be careful not to soak your card too much. 


Step 3 - add some contrasting colours with the Distress Crayons, blending here and there. I love how the crayons smooch around and still let colours from the beneath layer show through. Choose your transparent colours carefully as if you mix your primary's together in any combination, you will make brown. 

Step 4- I love to add some script, or numbers to background as on this card, any kind of repetition stamping will work. I actually made a mistake on this card but instead of changing or correcting it, I decided to go with it. Therefore I stamped the numbers upside down as well as the right way up. I liked how it came out so kept it.

Step 5 - my feature is the lovely Trio of Butterflies which you can see above. I stamped straight onto the card, heat set it and coloured with Distress Crayons. I added little water soluble black pencil around the edge to help it pop out from the background. I added the sentiment, and that was all there was to it. I hope you enjoyed reading the post! 

Take care
Hugs xxx

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dream - Mixed Media Tag - Video Tutorial

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa from the Design Team here.

Sharing with you this tag and its video tutorial today...

I've used these Rubber Dance stamps:
Dream from Art defined

Background is done with lots of stamping. Further I've added layers of white gesso, acrylic medium and  pink spray color.

This beautiful Textured Feather stamp is designed for Rubber Dance by Susanne Rose, this is going to be one of my favourites... You will see me using this more in my upcoming projects.

Wet Gessso + Acylic Medium + Spray color give beautiful effect on the surface.

You will find all this in my Video Tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A layout in Free Style by Yasmina

Hello Rubber Dance friends!

Yasmina here today with a layout.
Yessss, it's been a while I made a layout!! 
I focused on Art Journaling, Cards and others these last weeks.

For my first post for this month, I decided to make a layout with my favorite Rubber Dance stamps. :) 

I don't know if I told you that I live in Reunion Island, a french island (only 800k people) in the South Hemisphere. So, as we're a tropical island, we don't know winter like you! :) 
From November to April, we have our summer.

Children love playing in the swimming pool! Particularly my little one! ;) 

My layout is quite simple... A background with Inks (Twinkling H2Os from ColourArte wich are like watercolors with shimmer) and stamps from Rubber Dance of course!

I used Archival Ink for stamping but Stazon is great too.

I started with my photo and papers... trying to find how to build my layout.
Then.... inks.

After that, i stamped all around my design and finishing by fixed all elements.

And here is my video tutorial :) 

Have a lovely day!

The Rubber Dance stamps I used

Monday, May 15, 2017

Rubber Dance Theme Challenge May

Hi there!

Welcome to our May theme challenge. This time we want to see kind of a trio. Our theme is called "Rule of Three". You must use or make three of something, this can be three stamped images, three layers of paper, three sequins, three ATCs, three..... I believe there are lots of possibilities ;-)!

         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 June.

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

This gorgeous art journal spread is created by Preeti D.
who won our March Colour Challenge.


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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

On the Beach - Shaker Card by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends.

It has been a long time that I shared a greeting card. Today I have a fishy shaker card tutorial for you... :-)
My main images are from the "Something Fishy" stamp set.

Here are the step by step instructions:

Start by cutting your card base with a circle frame die:

Cut your window:

Make thin marks where your window will be, so you can put the colour in the right areas: 

Colour your card base with Distress Inks. I used Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey:

Add some waterdroplets onto the Distress background. The ink reacts with water, this creates some nice texture. Stamp some fishes from the Something Fishy set and the sentiment (Retro Beach)
I used Archival Ink Mangnese Blue and Jet Black.

In addition to some sequins, I want to fill the window with some fishes from gelli printed paper:

Add a transparency sheet to your window and fill in the shaker elements. Adhere the window with foam tape:

 That's it! Thank you for stopping by today!

xx Susanne

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey
Archival Inks: Mangnese Blue, Jet Black
Marianne Design Fish and Seahorses Die