Thursday, March 21, 2019

Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle "Anything You Can Get Away With"

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share today. It might turn out to be the cover of a mini art journal, we shall see.

Stamps Used:

I started out on a piece of watercolor paper and mixed some colors of fluid acrylic paint. I stamped with some white paint the Cross Marks Background stamp, then used my palette knife to scrape some gesso across my whole card. 

I stamped out my main image and wrote and colored them with watercolors. I glued everything down and ran my whole piece thru the sewing machine. And that's it! Super simple.

Other Products Used:
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Blick Gesso
Jane Davenport Watercolors
Liquitex Acrylic Ink

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"Dream Big" Art Journal Page | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here to share my latest VLVS design team project with you. Today I am sharing a whimsical style art journal page that I created called "Dream Big".

I used a range of stamps to create this page, with the feature being (of course) that gorgeous Unicorn. The majority of the stamps I used come from plate #918 and plate #1437.
(For a full linked list of stamps, please see end of post.)

In addition to the VLVS stamps, this page used fairly limited supplies - Ranger Distress Oxides; a Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Brush Marker; and a Stabilo All pencil.

I love the "painted" look that stamping with Distress Oxides gives, especially when layered over the soft, blended background.

If you would like to see how I created this page, there is a process video available on the Viva Las VegaStamps YouTube channel:

VLVS stamps used:
- Unicorn
- Dandelion Silhouette
- Flower Border
- Flower Book Plate
- Pure Imagination
- Dream Big
- I hate reality
- Bursting Stars
- Sky of Stars Background

Other materials:
- Jane Davenport art journal
- Ranger Distress Oxides
- Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Brush Marker (clear)
- Stabilo All pencil (black)

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

Friday, March 15, 2019

More From Wonderland

I'm BACK with more from Wonderland!!

If you visited my last post I promised more with the Alice in Wonderland stamps and today I am sharing a couple of cards I created.

The background on this card is Distress Oxide Sprays and a harlequin thinlit from Sizzix.

The window behind the mad hatter is from Authentique paper.

Stamps used:  Cheshire Cat Sitting, That's a Horrible Idea, Possibilitarian, Alice Drink Me, Mad Hatter , Queen of Hearts

OHHHH! And look at this tag!!!

More Distress Oxide Spray and thinlit die for the background.

BUT how perfect is that Um Wow Studio chipboard word paint with Distress Paint...HEART.

I {HEART} these Alice in Wonderland stamps!!!

Until next time...get inky!!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

This book belongs to:

Hello everyone,

Welcome to today's blogpost.

I have made a bookmark this time and filmed the process for you. I hope you enjoy watching the tutorial !

Here's the VIDEO or you can click on the pic:

I have used the following materials :
VLVS! Stamps: 

Distress Oxide Inks 
- Twisted Citron
- Mustard Seed
- Faded Jeans

Archival Ink:
- Watering can

Black Pen

Thank you for visiting today !

Monday, March 11, 2019

Guest Inspiration Team : Elisa Ablett

Hi Viva Las Vegas Stamp fans,

Elisa here from the Guest Inspiration team with my next project for you featuring a load of gorgeous VLV Stamps.

My husband went on his first international trip last year to Spain for work and was under strict instructions to take loads of photos for me to Scrapbook with and create a travel journal for him.

I decided to create a travel themed Scrapbook page with one of his snapshots of the Basilica in Barcelona (it was under construction). Add some vintage themed papers from 13Arts designed by Fiona Paltridge to the VLV stamps with a bit of mixed media and I am so happy with the result. This design can be easily reproduced as an Art Journal page or as a page in a Travel Journal.

Let's take a closer look at the great VLV stamps that feature -

The 'Map of the World' Stamp was used with great effect in the background along with a few of the great background stamps from Plate 1495.

To fit in with my vintage travel look for the layout, I stamped 'One Way Sign' and 'Pointing Finger' and then coloured them with a Distress Oxide Ink Pad. I also included a Kraft Pocket Envelope to slip train tickets, entry tickets, memorabilia etc.underneath the photo cluster.

I stitched old sewing patterns to cardstock to create my own background paper, this is a great tip for those who love junk journalling!

To draw your attention to the photo cluster. add background stamping 'X Circle' and 'Row of Distress Lines' along with a wood veneer arrow and a cityscape die cut.

VLVS! Supplies: Stamp name :
Ink pads : Staz on - Black

Other Supplies:
Sewing Patterns
Sewing Machine
13arts Conversations on a Train by Fiona Paltridge
Wood Veneer - Here Sign, Location Arrows
Map Scrapbooking Paper - Unknown
Black Pico Embellisher
City Scape Die Cut - Uniquely Creative
Kraft Pocket
Decoart Tissue Paper
Ranger Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain

Thank you for stopping by the blog today !

Elisa xo

Friday, March 08, 2019

Book Week 18 | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
It's Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project for you. Today I am sharing an 8.5x11" mixed media scrapbook layout I created to document some photos of my daughter from last year. These were taken when her school was doing a book character parade to celebrate Book Week.

To create my page I first decided where my photos were going to be placed, then painted a quick background using Dina Wakley acrylic paints. Once the paint was dry, I added my stamping using black StazOn ink.

At the top of my page I used the This Book Belongs To: stamp, adding it twice, then once again below my photos. I then added the Chevron Banner and Triangle Banner, so they would adjoin each of my photos and help create flow across the page. 

At the bottom of my page, I added the Be Adorable quote stamp (which is filled with sentiments that I absolutely love that are very appropriate for my daughter). 

I then added a few papery layers to go under my photos. First, I stamped a pair of paint sample cards with the Library Return Card stamp. I love using these cards in my layering, as it makes it so easy to coordinate colours and they are free from my local hardware store. 

I also added some book paper, a paper doily, washi tape, frayed gauze and some black cord into my layers before sticking the photos on top. 

For my title, I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio alphabet stickers, then stamped the "18" using the Grunge 1 and Grunge 8 stamps. 

After that, it was simply a matter of adding some quick journaling with a felt pen and I was done. I couldn't believe how quickly this page came together - I love it when things just fall into place! 
Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this, I hope I have inspired you to get inky too!

Stamps used:
Grunge 1 

Other materials:
- white cardstock
- Dina Wakley Media acrylic paints
- Tsukineko StazOn ink
- paint sample cards
- assorted collage materials (as mentioned above)
- Cocoa Vanilla Studio alphabet stickers

Wednesday, March 06, 2019


Suddenly I find myself falling down a rabbit hole...

Michele here today with a set of tags, four to be exact, all using the Alice in Wonderland stamps.  I am OBSESSED with these images.
(This is going to be a picture heavy post so grab a cuppa and take a peek!)

With Distress Oxide inks and sprays I created my awesomely blended background.  I even did a little bit of masked stamping...

Stamps used:Chesire Cat Sitting, #whatever, That's a Horrible Idea, TweedleDumm and TweedleDee, March Hare, Alice with Hands Behind Back, Mad Hatter, Possibilitarian, Extra Extra

This background is oxide spray splattered on oxide ink...oh la la!!!

The oxide inks blend SO good!!!

I used Um Wow Studio coordinating chipboard piece to stamp the images on and them heat embossed with Ulta High Gloss Embossing Powder.

Water spalttering on these oxide inks is background perfection!!

The stamping is done with architval ink and the images are SO crisp!!

The contract of the raw chip with the color is also SO good!!

The washi tape grounds the images so they don't look like they are floating.

I was on a WONDERLAND roll so be on the look out later this month for some cards with these fabtastic characters!!
Until next time...get inky!!

Tuesday, March 05, 2019


Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blogpost, the first one of March! I have made another art journal spread. It is still my favourite thing to do.

I started out with painting the pages from blue at the top via yellow to orange at the bottom. 
Next I stencilled the whole pages with a Tim Holtz stencil and white acrylic paint and then used a brayer to tone it down even further. 

Next I stamped, and stamped some more, lol, I love stamping and usually do it in clusters. I also added some washi tape. 

Next I stamped the sentiment and the main image and adhered them to the pages. I also doodled along the edges and around the sentiment. 

I think it turned out OK. 

I have used the following stamps :

Other materials :

Amsterdam Acrylics in the colours:
- Napels Yellow Deep
- Azo Orange
- Sky blue light
- Azo Yellow Medium
- Titanium White

Archival inks: 
- Jet Black
- Watering can

Distress Oxide Inks:
- Tumbled Glass
- Carved Pumpkin
- Mustard Seed

Tim Holtz stencil:
- Ornate THS076

Dina Wakley Washi tape 


BLack Pen

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Monday, March 04, 2019

Nervous Breakdown Mailart Monday

Hello crafty friends!

It's Monday!
And, do you know what that means?
 Mail art of course! One of my favorite days of the week!!

Today I want to share an extra special piece with you is so fitting with how my last week has gone! I hope you all get a kick out of this and we'll up and matching card.

Stamps Used:

Other products:
A2 card and envelope
Distress ink- candied apple, wild honey
Archival ink- jet black
Zig clean color markers 
Distress stain- black soot

I started by stamping my angry man on both the card base and the envelope base. As well, as on a separate piece of paper to create a mask.

I used post-it notes to create my address box, which also double as a mask for this area.

Next, I partially stamped the warn clock face on the top left corner of my envelope to give some depth. Or extra added depth I then used the dictionary page for more partial stamping all over.

With all my base stamping completed, I started to lay down my ink background. I used Wild Honey distress ink to cover the entire background layer.

With my inking done I felt they needed a little bit more texture and detail oh, so I used the tiny chevrons to add extra depth in the top left since eventually there will be a postage stamp on the top right.

After the background layer was where I wanted it, I used a Tim Holtz layering stencil to add candied apple distress ink for some texture. I also use the same color to Inca round the edges of the envelope.

I removed all of the masks, and decided to add my stitching to the sides of my address box. When I was satisfied with how everything looked I used my Zig clean color markers to color my main image.

I used the same colors to color the image on the card as well. To finish everything off I stamped my quote on my card oh, and added a few flicks of distress stain to my envelope.

To give extra flair, and top everything off...I added a basketball postage stamp. 
Which is perfectly fitting, since March is called "March Madness" for basketball season. 
This guy definitely looks like he has some Madness going on.

Thank you For joining me today!
Hope this inspires you!