Monday, June 26, 2017

Mail Art Monday with Michele


It's mail art Monday!!!  The last one for June and we are half way through the year...OMG time is FLYING!!

I have a quick tutorial on stamping AND masking your envie.


 I started by stamping some images on my envelope. I always use archival ink.


Then I stamp the same images on book pages and cut them out.  I also used a scrap bit of paper to cut a rectangle for the address.  These are placed on top of the stamped images on the envelope and the rectangle is in between.  This is by FAR my most favorite technique and I use it ALL.OF.THE.TIME!


Then I used Distress Ink, broken china and stormy seas for my background colors.


Of course some water spritzing to add that look of well, water.


Some coloring, doodling and a bit more stamping and VIOLA!!


Of course I couldn't leave the back of the envie alone!!!


A couple of detail photos.




AND I was on a roll so here is another one.



And a close up.


This bumble bee is one of my favorite bug stamps.

And there you have it...another mail art Monday in the books.
Until next time...get inky!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Food !

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my blogpost today ! I have made a trio of ATC's to inspire you with and I hope you'll pick up your stamps and make something too !


And here's how I made them:



I started with a gelli print. This is a mop up page. 




I cut the page into three ATC's. There were some small pieces left which I will keep to use as collage material in another project. 




Next I added some stamping. I used VersaMark and WOW embossing powder and also Archival Ink in the colour Watering Can. 



I stamped all the images on book paper with Archival Ink. I always use the edges of the pages for the sentiments I am going to use. That way they have the same colour as the images. Next task is to cut everyone out. 



Having a look where I am going to place everything.



And here is the finished result. 





I hope you enjoyed this short tutorial. 

I have used the following stamps:



Thank you so much for stopping by today !



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Learning To Love Purple

Hello VLVS! peeps, Fiona here with you today and I have a little video to share of an art journal page I created.


I'm learning to love purple because for some unknown reason my brain keeps making me use it in my art!!!


 I have never been a big fan of the colour but it just keeps creeping in to my creations. In all reality I think I am learning to like it.


 And I paired it up with green and pink so it doesn't over power the piece. I tried something different this time in my journal too. I stamped first!


I mean I stamped in between too but I began the process with some background stamping. Anyway you can see it all in the video.

Here is a link 


VLV Stamps used:



I am totally enjoying exploring with different colours and different stamping techniques in my art journal. I feel i'm really starting to develop a style. I hope you feel inspired to get your VLV stamps out and have a little play in your journal too xx


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

There is a universe inside you - notecard by Cheetarah


Hi all! It's Cheetarah here and I am sharing a note card I made with some lush Cat Kerr designs for VLVS! as the focal point. This card was fairly simple put together, it's stamped all on one layer and has a fun and bright effect due to the background stamp and perfect pearl sprays I used. 

So I first stamped the Girl's face, masked it off and then stamped Expanding rays silhouette background over the masked face with a mixture of yellow and orange memento dewdrop inks. 
The stamped some bits of the Squiggly stars and numbers here and there for some texture. 
When the mask was still on I sprayed some perfect pearls kiwi glimmer mist over it for a sunshine effect for the rays. I then took the mask off, made sure the card was dry and colored the face with some letraset pro-markers. 

Lastly I stamped the sentiment under the face, matted the card on a light blue cardstock (blue skies) and called it done! 

VLVS! used;

Also have you seen the NEW Releases for this summer?! They are just stunning and with a 20% off for the pre order for a limited time so grab that up quick :) 
And don't forget our monthly challenge where you could win up some free rubber by linking up a project based on the challenge theme :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Mail Art Monday with Jenn Engle

Hey guys! It's Mail Art Monday time and I made a standard size envelope with my current favorite Banksy stamp, Mom Preparing Anarchist. I just love this stamp so much!


STAMPS USED:


I started out by applying Dylusions Paint to my background. I then applied the same paints thru a chevron stencil. I did my stamping and then finished it off with some white paint thru an dots stencil to pull everything together. 

I felt like the back needed a lil somthing, so I stamped this Banksy Sweeping Under Lady. I just love how it looks like she's lifting up part of the envelope. 


Thanks so much for looking!
~Jenn


Friday, June 16, 2017

Month Challenge Inspiration Art Journal pages

Hello Everyone!
Tera here again with some fun inspiration for this months challenge board.  




It feels like ages since I've played in my art journal.  
This piece was super fun, and I plan to journal on them later. :D Some days you just need those pre-made bases for when the moment hits! 

Stamps Used:


You can find the challenge Info HERE


I started with dylusions paints, a variety of stencils, and some Tim Holtz washi tape. I used gel pens and markers to add details


Next I stamped my main images ... Which of course begged for more doodling.
(I love these stamps!)


Next I added some of my "art journal-ish" fun stamps (yes I know I use these on almost everything, but what can I say, they are fabulous.... I linked to the whole plate also because if you are like me you will need them all!!! 1455 is one of my all time fav. plates!)

Detail Pictures:



Thank you for looking! I hope you feel inspired to create also!!



Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Altered Folder


Hello all you awesome stampers out there. Shanna here today with an altered folder. I have some tracking sheets (water, meals, and habit tracker) I want to keep in one spot and not all over my office. So I recycled an old office folder to hold them.



So first off I covered it with gesso. 


Then I used some acrylic paint with a brayer and spread it across the folder. 


While the folder dried I used a mother color on some book paper then stamped with black in The Clockface stamp and cut it out. 


Next I stamped the Writing Chevron stamp with some acrylic paint as well. 


I used matte medium to adhere the clock face to the folder and gave a shadow outline to it with a  black gelato. 


I stamped out the gunny numbers on white paper with black in and then cut them out. 


I stamped more on the folder using these stamps and acrylic paint and then let it all dry. 


So what do you think. A fun way to add some color to your office storage? I love this folder and think I may have a couple more too make. I think I even may add some stitching to this one. 





Stamps Used:

Other Items:
Staz On Jet Black
Prima Impasto Acrylic Paints 
Matte Gel Medium
Black Gelato
Brayer

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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