Sunday, November 10, 2019

I am not a bitch

Hello everyone,

welcome to the VLVS! blog where today I have an AJ page to share. There is a video too if you'd like to see how I made this. 

I am not sure that I like it, lol, but these things happen!

Here's the video:


I have used the following stamps:

Other materials :

Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics: Turquoise, Lime
Amsterdam Acrylics : Nickel Titan Yellow, Titanium White
Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick 
Versafine Clair Nocturne
Tim Holtz Flourish stencil
Coloured pencils 

Thank you so much for stopping by ! 

Friday, November 08, 2019

Happy Turkey Day

This month's challenge is HOMECOOKED.  And I took inspiration from the family gathering aspect for the upcoming THANKSGIVING holiday.

Michele here with a bit of inspiration in hopes that you will join our challenge this month.  Visit the Groupies Page on Facebook for more details.

We have a huge gathering for the holidays and Thanksgiving is a popular one!  Our friend Turkey Lurkey is always the guest of honor!  No matter what else everyone wants to eat there is ALWAYS turkey front and center.
Stamps used:  Turkey, Happy Sweetest Day

Distress Oxide Ink and Spray created this grungy background (LOVE).  The Turkey is stamped with Archival Ink and colored with Prisma colored pencils.

Can't you just picture that turkey on a giant platter??!

I created the sentiment buy using a stamp for another holiday and cutting it apart after it was stamped.


Until next time...get inky!

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Not all who Wander

Hello everyone.... 
I’m back for another month. And I’m going to be straight up honest. 
This month’s challenge has me freaking stumped. 
So I digressed for this first post. But I won’t let the challenge defeat me. (Stay tuned for that!!).

Without further ado...
Not all who Wander!!

I started with a 4x4 piece of watercolour paper that I smeared a layer of texture paste and then let it dry a little then stamped into it with the Waybill/invoice stamp.

Then I added the stamped image of the Businessman Silhouette straight onto the textured background. I know it doesn't give a perfect image but I love it anyway... 
what are your thoughts? 
can you handle the not quite so crisp stamped image?

Then I added some colour washes so it looks like the man is standing on a mountain, a few random alphas. 
Then I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of resined book text. 
I just love that caramel coloured goodness!!!!

Lastly, just to finish some stitching around the piece to give the whole piece a super easy border.

All of the stamps featured here are from Plate 1440....

Viva Las VegaStamps used:

Waybill/invoice Background (sku: 19416)
Businessman Silhouette (Sku: 19418)

Other materials used:
Liquitex modelling paste
Stazon Jet black ink
Dina Wakley Media paint: Ocean
Thickers alphabet
Art Alchemy wax, Bronze
Resin paper.

Don't forget to leave some love.
Live with Respect. 
Leanne xo

Monday, November 04, 2019

Designated Riot Area

Hello Again Crafty Friends!

Today, I will be sharing one of my favorite things...
Mail Art!!!

Stamps Used:
Banksy bolt cutter Rat
Banksy designated riot area
Born to be wild
Jagged chain link fence

I started by stamping the rat with bolt cutter on and A2 envelope in archival ink -Jet black.

I masked the rat off, then stamped my chain link fence in archival ink- watering can. 

Next, I used a ruler to draw my grounding line, then stamped my designated riot area stamp. 
(archival- Jet black)

I used distress ink in hickory smoke to shade the fenced area.  I also used hickory smoke distress ink sprays to add some grunge/distressed flicks.  

I used alcohol markers in red to color my base. 
I also added my born to be wild stamp for added detail. 

To finish everything off, I used distress oxide ink in black soot to edge everything. 
I also added a few finishing flicks of dylusions black ink.

I hope you enjoy this bit of Banksy goodness.

Friday, November 01, 2019

Pair of Cards by Preeti D.

Hi friends :)
Hope you are doing well.
Preeti Datta (Dutt Preety) here from the VLVS! Design Team. 
For today's post, I've created a Pair of Simple Cards.  
I've used some gorgeous VLVS! Rubber Stamps here.
I was inspired by Banksy Style Graffiti Art. 

VLVS! Banksy stamps are amazing. I love them! 
 The process is quite simple. I stamped the VLVS! stamps onto watercolour paper.
Then did watercolouring using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and created white ink splatters. 

In the end, die cut the panels, matted them in black and adhered them to kraft coloured A2 sized card bases.   

VLVS! Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Kuretake: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Canson: XL Watercolour Paper
Tsukineko: Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad
Finnabair's Heavy White Gesso
Cutplorations Rectangle Dies 
Hero Arts Rectangle Dies 

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Be very afraid ► Majo

Hello my friends!

Yes, I'm right on the spot with my Halloween card. I have had the beautiful winter wood scene for some time and it fit my card and the theme just perfectly.

I stamped my image on watercolor paper and applied distress ink in two different colors. I watered it down a bit to make it look more interesting and added the stars with a stencil.

After stamping the pumpkin I fuzzy cut and colored it. I used Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. I stamped my sentiment on scrap paper and adhered it with pop dots just as I did with the pumkpin on my card.

 A closer look?

I have used the following stamps on my card:

 I have used Distress ink in Peeled Paint and Shaded Lilac as well as Archival Ink Coffee and Black.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week and don't forget that we will have a new challenge over at our Facebook group starting tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween Sale!

Ends Monday the 4th : HALLOWEEN SALE

Save 10% & get FREE SHIPPING : use coupon code SPOOKY

Boop! I got your nose --- by Elisa Ablett

Hey Gorgeous Stamps Groupies,

It is so good to be back creating after a short break. 
Life sometimes goes sideways and you gotta learn when to tuck and roll with it 😂💪

So to get back in the creative mood, I organised my stamps and I pulled out a few to make something for Halloween and then..... this Art Journal page fell together and it has to be one of my favourites.

Let's take a closer look !

So one of my favourite mediums to work with happens to be watercolour inks and paired with photo paper for the substrate, match made in heaven. When you smoosh, flick, drop, splatter or however you want to add the ink to your paper, it soaks right in and becomes ... permanent, vibrant colour! 

Try it today, i bet you won't be disappointed. Use stencils and waterbased ink sprays as well. All work wonders with photo paper. 

Stamp, heat emboss and fussy cut your skeleton out and put to the side. Then stamp the 'Dancing Lady' with waterproof ink, let dry and then colour using watercolours or if you prefer colour markers.

For the background, I set the 'spooky' scene by adding a landscape for the skeleton to stand on and also a crackling effect in the sky. Use Archival or Versafine black ink to stamp on the photo paper.

Add some stitching around the edges and staples for texture and effect up one side and then glue to your background cardstock and paper. 

Add your handstamped or computer generated 'quote' to finish up.

Stamps Used: - 

Other Products used: -

Photo Paper
Watercolour inks
Watercolour palette - Prima Odyssey
Sewing Machine
Cardstock - Black
WMRK Patterned Paper

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!
Don't forget to head over to the Facebook group - Viva Las VegaStamps! Groupies and add your OCTOBER entry.
We LOVE seeing what you create.
Make sure you leave some love on the Design Team Creations, we love hearing from you all x

Hugs x


Sunday, October 27, 2019

Not every piece of street art is Banksy

Hello everyone,

welcome to the VivaLasVegaStamps! blog where today I have a tag to share:

here's how I made this:

I started with cutting a tag out of Mixed Media Paper and colouring it with Lindys Stamp gang sprays. I used Star Burst sprays which are sparkly.

Next I stamped randomly over the tag with different VLVS! Stamps (list below) and I also used an Um Wow studio stencil called Dahlia with white paint. Because the sprays are watersoluble they react with the white paint.

Next I stamped this lady on the tag and on some more MM paper; I coloured her with Zig Clean Color real brush markers and cut her out. 

I then glued the cut out one onto the one on the tag; this was all the small details that are impossible to cut out, are there too. 


Next I stamped the sentiment, cut it into strips and adhered it to the tag. I doodled around the strips and also along the edges of the tag with a black pen.

Lastly I added a piece of ribbon. 

I have used the following stamps:

Other materials:
Mixed Media Paper; I used Daler Rowney 169 lb. or 250 gsm
UmWow Studio Dahlia stencil
Amsterdam Acrylic - Titanium White
Lindy's stamp gang Star Burst sprays: Marigold Yellow Orange and Yellow Rose of Texas
a piece of ribbon
Black pen
VersaFine Ink Onyx Black 
Distress Oxide - Carved Pumpkin 
StaZon - Dove Grey

Thank you for stopping by today !