Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Gorgeous greens

Hi Hermine here, my favorite colour is green as you maybe can tell :o) so I made this clean and simple card with lots of green.

step 1: take the Big and Juicy Herb garden and stamp several different trees by inking on a different spot on the ink pad. I have used: Redwood Trees 19718, Fir trees Silhouette 19723 and  Leafless trees in field 19719
step 2: Take the Tree with tire swing 19717 and stamp it with Stazon Black. Then take the Stitching Lines 19642 and stamp on the card as shown on photo 3, making little squares. Colour in 4 of the squares with the big and juicy.
step 3: fasten some brads in 2 of them and die cut a leaf and put behind one brad.
step 4: glue the card on a double square card.

Warmly Hermine

Used materials:
Redwood Trees 19718
Fir trees silhouette 19723
Leafless Trees in field 19719
Stitching Lines 19642
Tree with tire swing 19717

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mail Art Monday

Hi my dear Viva Las VegaStamps! Friends!

It's Mail Art Monday today on our blog and I have a video to share. I used PanPastels together with VersaMark Ink and some of the awesome Viva Las VegaStamps!
Have fun watching the video!

Here are some more detailed images:

I hope you like the video. See you next time and happy stamping!

Stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps!
Dictionary Page
Harlequin Diamond Background
Caped Lady
Curly Hair Lady 

Other supplies:
VersaMark Ink
Archival Ink

September WINNERs

We have a WINNER (or 2) to announce today :). Coming to you directly from our September SPOOOOOKY Challenge is the voted winner... TINA WALKER:

She's used our Whimsical Lettered Man and Small Striped Witch Hat on this deliciously fun Halloween themed tag! Lovin' all the details on this piece. Congrats on your win, Tina! Please feel free to use the following graphic on your blog as a winner:

And our random winner is Kristiina!

Congrats to both ladies; please email me @ deedee430@gmail.com with your shipping addresses.

And don't forget to stop by our Current Challenge to enter and win yourself!

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Spooky Decor

Holy moly!  It's October already and Halloween is creeping up FAST!!!
Michele here today sharing some creepy crawly ornaments to spook up your home.

Viva Las VegaStamps!: Spider Web, Spider, Spider on Web Line, Striped Spider and Fly.
Other items:  Archival Ink, Distress Stain, Distress Spray and wood ornaments.

Bright colors and creepy spiders...

And a fly caught in the web.

Make sure you check out our October inspiration challenge!!  Link up for a chance to win!

Until next time...get INKY!!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

You can do it art board

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first October VLVS post.
This art piece is a kind of " stamp first and then find the title" one and it's totally different from my usual kind of crafting.
It's a Mixed Media piece made over 8*6 chipboard with all possible mediums.
I made the background with stencils and texture paste, gel mediums and glass beads, mists, paints and two VLVS stamps that was stamped on tissue paper.
When you have a very textured piece of art the only way to stamp over it is to add your stamped over tissue image and to glue it with gel medium or Mod Podge. As I really wanted this single Man in flying machine image on my art piece I had to find the title that fits this image and the general " fly away" theme. 
I didn't want to make it general in this " Sky is a limit" style. So finally I found those very old leather letters and made this" YOU CAN DO IT" title. And it means that if you try hard- you can do everything.
Even to fly. Or even more than just to fly.

Here you can see how the image over tissue becomes the part of the art piece and you can't even see the tissue edges.

Products used:
Flock of Geese Item 19465 Plate 1444  
Man in flying machine   Item 15967 Plate 1271
Inks- Ranger
Stencils- Tando Creative
Mists, paints- Tattered Angels
Other- texture paste, letters, tissue

My new design adventure

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Super freak

Hello everyone,

Today it is my turn to share a project with you.  For this post I have made a postcard using my new paints... and of course loads of yummy VivaLasVegaStamps! I really enjoyed making this..

I started out with a piece of white card stock which I painted with white gesso. After it dried I used a palet knife to scrape Art Anthology Sorbet paint over it. I used yellow, orange and pink. I had to put on two layers to cover all the white gesso. Next I got the gesso out again and scraped some over here and there, using the same palet knife. I also put some around the edges. I then used a stencil and some modelling paste to make the background more interesting. I coloured the stencilled dots with similar coloured inks and my fingers after it dried to make it blend in with the background. You can still see it although it is very subtle. 
Next I randomly stamped the background. There is a list of all the stamps I used at the bottom of this post. Next I stamped the boy and the sentiment. The boy was coloured, cut out and clear embossed. The open letters of the sentiment were coloured in with a black marker and the edges of the strip of paper were inked with a black Archival ink pad. 
Both the boy and the sentiment were then adhered to the card. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Monday, October 05, 2015

Haunting Happy Mail

It's Back...

YEP... It's MAIL ART MONDAY again!!!!

Thank you for joining me Tera again for another fun 

Mail Art Monday video tutorial! 

(sorry this one is a bit longer, but I hope you enjoy it!)
***Stamps used listed at bottom of post***

Stamps Used: 

Thank you for Visiting again!!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Pumpkin Flavored Inspiration.

Hello, Mary here, with a bit of inspiration for this month's challenge.  If you haven't seen the inspiration board, hop on over and CHECK IT OUT!

It seems the whole word goes pumpkin crazy this time of year---and I'm no exception!  I've been jonesin' for pumpkin flavored treats of all kinds.  Well, today, I bring you a little something sweet and pumpkin that won't add to your waistline...

The challenge this month has inspired a new tradition for me.  With the creation of this pumpkin, I now want to grow a nice handmade pumpkin patch of my own to spruce up my fall home decor.

I began by cutting out circles in three sizes from a lovely, smooth cotton fabric.  I then stamped stars onto the circles with the Field Of Stars and the Stars images.

I then stitched them to a length of cream colored corduroy with some messy machine stitching with black thread.  I simply sewed the side of the fabric together to make a tube, and gathered each end with a running stitch and stuffed it with filling to create my basic pumpkin shape.

I added a few lengths of May Arts twine to give it a more pumpkin-like shape, and embellished with buttons, beads and sequins along with adding a few leaves and an old spool for a stem.

All in all, I'm in love with my new pumpkin!  And I think with words like---fall oranges, cream, pumpkin orange, black, heritage, home, polka dots, Harvest, farm and pumpkin patch, you can say I was completely inspired by this month's challenge.

Now, go grab your favorite VLVS! rubber, and get your craft on!!

xx Mary

Thursday, October 01, 2015

October Challenge ---

Woohooo -- we are onto the October Challenge now. The year is almost over... have you started your Christmas cards?! Well.. no worries.. we aren't banking on Christmas yet.

We are still focused on Fall and Halloween!

We'd like to inspire you with warm tones like fall oranges and browns, cream, pumpkin orange, dark brown, black and other colors, along with fences, trees, heritage, houses, home, mansion, boys, swings, sweater weather, polka dots, Harvest, farm, orchard, hay, pumpkin patch, fields, corn mazes, chilly weather and more.

Don't forget the rules:
-Create a new project based on our inspiration board (it has to be posted this month, but you can certainly link up to other challenges as well!)
-Use at least one (but certainly more if you want) Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps
(We are now allowing competitors stamps to be on your work, but please make VLVS! the focus of the project, thank you.)
-Post it to your blog with a link back to us
-Upload to our linky using your direct blog post link (You may also upload via facebook, flickr or other gallery)
You could win a Project Spotlight post on our blog + some new rubber of course.
And visit us back here for inspiration! 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Adventurer Journal

Hello all you stamping fans out there. I had another notebook in my stash I wanted to alter. 

So here is the book completed. Spots of blue and the map across and the light stain of paint... I just had fun I really did. 

So first I started with some Distress Paint in Antique Linen spritzed with water. 

I smoothed the paper into the puddle and then dried it. 

Next I used the stamp Map of the World - 19340 with Distress Ink color Old Paper.

Then I used some other colors to create a water puddle. Ink mixed with water. 

I used the stamp Boy in Tub Boat -19542 with Archival Ink. Then I cut it out. 

I also used the stamp Color Wheel Lines - 19338 with the color Pumice Stone. 

Here are some close ups. You can see the splotchy way the ink worked but I love it. 

 I also used this last stamp Be An Adventurer - 19173 with Pumice Stone to add a sentiment to this book cover. 

I just love this little boy as he reminds me of my little guy. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps Used:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More Mail Art Inspiration

Hello Again!

Tera Here for a quick share of 3 envelopes I created for a few swaps :)

Hope you all enjoyed this quick mail art post! 
Stay inky!! 

Monday, September 28, 2015


We have some winners to announce for AUGUST's Challenge! :)

Our voted winner is the talented Kristiina Majuri with this beauty:

Congratulations on your beautiful win Kristiina! 

Don't forget to display our badge, Kristiina.

And our random winner is Sheri Levitt! 

Both ladies please email me @ deedee430@gmail.com with your shipping address and we'll get you a grab bag o' rubber! Congrats to the both of you!!

Just a few days left to enter our September challenge to win yourself. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

A dose of Tina Walker!


Tina Walker here today with my second Guest Designer project for VivaLasVegaStamps!

 Today's project shows you how you can create simple, yet beautiful Home Decor using your VLVS stamps.

 To create this project, pull out your favorite VLVS stamps.

I will be using the following stamps:

Design Crosses
 Map Background
Bubble Background
Open Sign

Stamp in blocks on sheets of vellum, using coordinating ink colors. 

 Make flower:  Cut vellum into randomly sized squares, approx 3 in x 3 in.

Stack squares on top of each each, alternating them so they do not line up.  Trim around the edge with a rolling cut.

Add a brad to the center of the squares and lift each layer, 'scrunching' for texture and lift.

Stamp another sheet of vellum, cut to size to fit your frame, and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Stamp used: 
Crackle Background

Adhere paper flower,jewel embellishment, and sentiment.

Hang and enjoy!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!  I'll be back again in November with a couple more Guest Designer project.  Be sure and stop back!