Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Banksy Rolodex cards with Majo

Hello everyone,

today is my turn for another tutorial for you.

I haven't made any Rolodex cards in years. I once made a whole wheel as a present for a friend, now I thought it was time again to start a new one.

I bought some ready made cards, but they were so thin, I had to glue two together. I didn't like that, so I cut my own and use a corner rounder and the Heidi Swapp punch. It's an American Crafts Metall memorydex 2-Bay Loch punch.

I started by creating a master board with Distress Oxides, stencils and stamps:

I cut the cards (2 ¼ x 4"), rounded the corners and punched the holes for the wheel.

I stamped Banksy images and sentiments on my cards.

I wanted to get extra attention to the text, so I stamped it again on cardstock and adhered it to the cards.

All I had to do now was distress all edges and get the cards "wheeling".

These are all the stamps I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a good Wednesday and Happy Crafting ♥

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Peopel Are People

Michele here today with an art journal spread...I know, can you believe it?!!!

I started with a background I created with Dina Wakely paints and a stencil.  Stamping and doodling and this is what the final pages look like.

Stamps used:  Whimsical Boarder, Whimsical Lettered ManWhimsical Face with Horns, Whimsical Horned Boy, Numbers Set, Kids in Futuristic Hats, Cross Marks Background, Carved X's

I had so much fun coloring all of these characters on my page with my Prisma color pencils.

And this background...the stamping with the doodling...ahhhh.  I just LOVE it!

I had so much fun with this page!  Thanks for stopping by to see it.

Until next time...get inky!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Eat more...

Hello everyone,

For today's post I have an art journal page to show you. This cat has just got the cream eh... custard I think. lol.

The background is a mop up page from a gelli plate, you know at the end where there are so many left over paint bits. Sometimes these turn out really nice and I thought this one was great so I decided to use it for this page. I added some stamping and white splatters. After the cat was adhered I also added some more shading under him. 

He looks like he's having a great time, doesn't he ...

Not sure I'll take his advice though.. 

Anyway, I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Punk Page by Fiona

Hello my VLVS! peeps. Fiona here with you today to share a very colourful art journal spread I have created using the fabulous red rubber from VLVS!

 I really let my hair down with this one. Colour was my inspiration .... can you tell?

 I featured some of the punk style VLVS! stamps .... they are honestly some of my favourites!

 I decided that "Born To Be Wild" was the perfect sentiment for this page. I think we should all aim to be a little bit wild every now and then.

Viva Las Vegastamps! used:

Monday, April 09, 2018

Mail Art Monday!!!

Hello Again Crafty Friends!!!

Today I am excited to share one of my vary favorite things...
Yes, you guessed right, Mail art!!

Anyone who follows me knows that mail art has a special place in my heart! 
Something about it just makes me giddy!

Today I want to share a fun and kind of silly/whimsical envelope that I just LOVE. 
I love animal/people hybrids so this donkey was instant love for me, but he needed a kind of whimsical envelope to keep him in his own little world.

Maybe a forgotten part of wonderland?

Stamps Used:

I started with and A2 size envelope and a piece of scrap paper.  On the scarp paper I began by stamping the "typeset scallop", and the "writing chevron".  I also stamped these two on the envelope where I wanted them to be. (*note if you want to "mask" the donkey, rather than cut him out and glue him down he should be stamped on the envelope 1st*, and a mask should also be created). 

On a separate piece of paper I stamped my donkey gentleman so that I could color him and cut him out.

Next, I colored then covered my 2 stamped images with my "masks", this allowed me to lay down a heavy layer of inks and some stenciling.  When the inks dried I added a few flicks of water to add extra depth. 

You can see below I added a label to add an address.  I added a bit of ink around the box for extra depth. (this was before I glued down my awesome donkey gentleman).

Below you can see the finished piece, and the postage stamp that I picked to go with it. 
(I haven't stuck it on yet, just in case I send international)

Thank you stopping by the blog today!!

Friday, April 06, 2018

"Failure to give a shit" art journal spread | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here today to share a spread I created in my altered book art journal recently. I use this journal not only as a creative outlet, but also as a way of expressing my thoughts and feelings. This spread was created on one of "those days" - you know, the ones when you are just over worrying about all the insignificant things in life? 

I felt like working with acrylic paints for this project, so I pulled out my Flutterby Designs Flutter Colour paints. I used a medium sized brush and randomly spread some paint across the pages.

Once I had the colour down and dry; I decided to tone down the remaining print a bit, so I used some Colour Blast white heavy gesso over the text, which I applied simply with a brush.

After I was happy with the colour, it was time to add some depth and structure to my background with stamps. 
I used Staz On ink and the following stamps:

I then used some purple acrylic paint (applied with my finger) to add some colour to the centre of my coffee ring stains.

For my focal image I used the Fed Up Vintage Lady stamp. I smeared some ink acrylic pant onto some cardstock and then stamped the image over the top before cutting it out. (Confession time: after stamping and cutting the image I decided I wanted less colour, so I re-did it.)
I also stamped out a few copies of the quote I was using with the What We Have Here stamp; which I cut into small strips.

I decided my page need some more contrast, so I added a few areas of contrast using Colour Blast black heavy gesso; and a few smears of the pink paint where my quotes were going to be placed. I also added a little bit of light stamping with my favourite Doodle Dots stamp.
I then stuck down my quotes and feature image.

To finish my spread, I added a few highlights using a Flutterby Designs stencil; white paint pens (Posca and Sharpie); and also a black Sharpie.

Here's a closer look at the finished details...

Thanks for stopping by so I could share this with you. I hope I have inspired you to get inky too!

Stamps used:
Stitching Lines
Measuring Tape Section
Coffee Ring Stain
Fed Up Vintage Lady
What We Have Here
Doodle Dots

Other materials:
- Miracle Tape
- Flutterby Designs Flutter Colour paints
- Color Blast white and black heavy gesso
- Staz On ink
- Flutterby Designs 'Bubble O'Fun' stencil
- Sharpie pens
- Posca pen

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Art journaling with Whimsical Leaf Lady

Elina here with you today, sharing my latest mixed media page I made in my Moleskine art journal book:

I had so much fun playing with the Whimsical Leaf Lady stamp! To start with, I stamped the image twice on white paper, and colored both faces, using two different color sets of my alcohol markers. The lady with red hair and purple leaves was a nicer match to my black/yellow/white page background, so that's the one I chose for this project. The other green color themed lady will be used later for another project.

Black paint marks I pressed on the page background with my gelli plate. To mute down the dark color I brayered some white acrylic paint on top, and added hints of yellow paint here and there. Before gluing down the main image I decorated the background with stamping.

I placed the lady on the bottom of my page, but then realized that to my taste there was too much open space on the top of the page. I decided to make a bit larger collage of the leaves in her hair: I re-stamped the larger set of leaves on white paper, colored them with alcohol markers, cut out, and layered on the page. I do love the image as it is, but I think that this version is also quite cool!

Hope this page inspires you to take a fresh look at your VLVS! stamps; they can be used in so many various ways!

For this art journal page I used the following VLVS! stamps:

Whimsical Leaf Lady Face
Cross Marks Background
Carved Xs
Rows of Numbers

Wishing you a wonderful day!