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Archive for September, 2018

Magpie Tutorial for Rubber Dance

Hi everyone,
today I’ve got a tutorial to share over on the Rubber Dance blog.
It is a set of 3 ATC’s made using Distress Inks with different water effects which is what makes these inks so great to play with.

Rubber Dance have a new face book page called
Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge
where you will find an enthusiastic group of crafters
sharing the love of Rubber Dance stamps.

Our challenges are now going through the facebook group
with fantastic prizes at the end of each month.
All you need to do is join the page, create something with Rubber Dance stamps
(following each month’s theme)
and pop them into the monthly album.
Easy peasy!!!

Happy Stamping
Dot x

FSC Use A Quote

Hi everyone and welcome to the new challenge at
Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

This month we would love to see you use a quote on your project.
My inspiration is a mixed media card using inks, paints and alcohol markers.


A gelli background came in handy for this card. The stars from the Merry Magpie stamp set from Rubber Dance were stamped straight onto the brayered gelli-plate and gave a fun effect.
When you use your gelli-plate it is great to keep playing and build up a little collection of backgrounds.
Before you know it you’ll have a stash of fun backgrounds for future projects.

The main stamp is one that has been in my collection for some time but hadn’t got around to using.
It is a Phyllis Harris stamp from Unity.
This set comes with words which are used with this girl image.

The clothes and shoes are painted with alcohol markers and some white paint was added to the background to give a cloudy effect. The whiteness of background at this stage was knocked back with the some background stamping using pink archival ink.
Extra stars were added through a Visible Image Stencil using white acyrlic paint.
I had another large star stamp (not sure where it is from though) and decided to stamp it onto some scrap card from the same gelli-plate piece with brown archival ink.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month (that’s my Etsy shop) and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org.

We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

Thank you for looking,
Happy Stamping!

Dot x