Friday, July 12, 2019

Christmas in July Sale

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle "Abstract Trash Paintings"

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share with you today. I have used some dried paint that would normally get thrown away as a way to spruce up the Banksy Mirror Admirer stamp. If you want to see the entire process, you can check out the video at the bottom of this post.


Stamps Used:







Stamps Used:


Other Supplies Used:
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Teal
Dina Wakley Acrylic in Lapis
Dina Wakley Stencil in Spill
Dina Wakley Media Washi Tape
India Ink
Liquitex Gesso
Ranger Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Stencil in Speckles

Thanks so much for Looking!
~jenn



Monday, July 08, 2019

Sundae FUN day!!

So, we went from spring to summer like a race car goes from 0 to 60...in seconds.  I love seeing some sunshine!!!

Michele here today with a fun card for any summer occasion.  And who doesn't love some ice cream?!



Stamps used:  Cherry Sundae, Oh What a Day


The background is Distress Oxide Sprays, cracked pistachio and vintage photo.  The sundae is colored with Prima Colored Pencils and Gamsol to blend.


A little washi tape so the sundae doesn't look like it is floating and viola!

Enjoy your summer!  Until next time...get inky!


Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Famous

Hello everyone,

For today's VivaLasVegaStamps! post I have made something different. I still haven't a lot of inspiration and what I tend to do when that happens, is trying different things. These things aren't always successful ! lol


So, this really, really simple card was made by stamping the dandelion seed repeatedly over the postcard. I then added black splatters. 
Next I stamped Marilyn, coloured her with Copics, cut her out and adhered her on the card. I then stamped the sentiment, matted it on black card stock and adhered that with dimensional adhesive. Lastly I matted the card on black card stock as well. 

I used three stamps for this card:


 Other materials:
Copic Markers
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Memento
white and black card stock
black India ink

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Art Journal Page "Original" by Jenn Engle

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share with you today. Girls Face by Cat Kerr is the star of this page! If you want to see exactly how I made it, check out the process video at the bottom of this post. 


 

Stamps Used:










Stamps Used:

Other Products Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
Golden Fluid Acrylics
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
Liquitex Gesso
UmWowStudio Chipboard
Star Brads

Thanks for looking!
~jenn



Monday, June 24, 2019

Happy Days | Sue Plumb


Hi everyone!
It's Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I have a mixed media scrapbook layout I created using a variety of Viva Las VegaStamps floral stamps. This page was created to document a photo from dress up night at my scrapbook retreat last year, which had the theme "Trouble in Paradise".


For my layout I began with a sheet of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock and Ranger 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Oxide to create a simple watercolour style background. I swiped the ink pad onto my messy mat, added a couple of spritzes of water, then laid the cardstock over the top to soak up the colour and set it aside to dry.


With my background drying, I then set about creating the embellishments for my page. I gathered a variety of floral stamps that I thought would work well for my tropical themed page - Hibiscus FlowerFancy FlowersBeautiful LilyLilies; and finally Hawaiian Ginger for those fabulous tropical style leaves. I stamped them out onto some smooth white cardstock.


I then used my Faber-Castell watercolour pencils to colour each of the images, sticking with shades I thought would work well with my photo and give my page that "tropical vibe". I then used a water brush to blend the pencil lines, before cutting each of them out.


To construct my page, I started with the photo, adding some scrap cardboard underneath it to pop it up from the page. I then added a Cocoa Vanilla Studio floral cut file that I had cut from some white cardstock along the bottom edge of the photo.


I then arranged my stamped floral images across the page, following along the line created by the cut file. I tucked some underneath, and added others over the top using foam tape, to give the page extra dimension.


To finish off my page I stamped the Seek Paradise sentiment several times using black ink, and used some die cut words from Cocoa Vanilla Studio for my page title. I also added my handwritten journalling with a felt pen.


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


Stamps used: 
Lilies

Other materials:
- Bazzill cardstock
- Tsukineko StazOn black ink
- Ranger 'Mermaid Lagoon' Distress Oxide
- Faber-Castell watercolour pencils
- Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Colour Me Happy' cut file
- Cocoa Vanilla Studio die cut title words
- foam mounting tape
- felt pen

Saturday, June 22, 2019

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer Stories

Who is ready for summer to FINALLY be here?!!!  ME!
Michele here with a tag inspired by my LONGING for summer weather.


Stamp used:  Lady Holding Hat

My background was a gelli print with Dina Wakley paints...I have been hord...I mean saving it for quite some time and this was the perfect time to finally cut it up.

Washi tape makes the perfect 'beach towel'!

The lady is colored with Prisma Color Pencils.

Come on SUMMER!  I need to work on my tan...

Until next time...get inky!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Make art, not war - AJ page by Corrie

Hello everyone,

welcome to the VLVS! blog where today I have an art journal page to share.


I don't think this is my best work, I am just not very inspired at the moment but these things happen and usually they pass ! Anyway here's how I did it :


First I painted the pages roughly with pink, yellow and orange acrylic paints by Amsterdam.


I then knocked it back by brayering white paint over the top. 


I then stencilled over the top with the same three colours of paint. 


Again knocking it back with white. 


I then added some stamping...


...some more stencilling with white paint, doodling and splatters with Posca paint pens also in yellow, pink, orange and white. 



I stamped the man on book pages and cut him out, the sentiment was also stamped on book paper but on the unprinted edge. I adhered everything to the page and added some washi tape here and there. As an afterthought I added some more black stamping with the 'x's'. 


I have used the following stamps :


Other materials;

Amsterdam paints :
Azo Orange - Nickel Titan Yellow - Quinacridone Rose - Titanium White

Posca Paint pens:

Orange, yellow, pink and white

Bookpaper
Washitape
Black fineliner
Stencil

Thank you for stopping by today ! 



Monday, June 17, 2019

Mail Art Monday

Hello Crafty Friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Happy Mail Art Monday!


Today I want to share a super fun postcard I created for a friend.
I wanted something fun and bright, so I went with an Alice in Wonderland theme.

Stamps Used:

I started with a 4x6 base for my postcard. I started by stamping the Mad Hatter in memento ink and masked it off. 

Next, I stamped return library card in watering can archival ink.  To add extra detail, I stamped library return dates, and "this book belongs to". 

Next, used my distress ink to add a gradient for my background colors. 

After removing my mask, I stamped my stars in cornflower blue. 
I used various markers and colored pencils to color my Mad Hatter. 

I also used a few flicks of black dylusions ink, and perfect pearls sprays to add a bit of grunge.

I hope you all like this postcard as much as I do. 


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Index Card Art by Jenn Engle - A Corner of Your Heart


 Hey everyone! I have a 4" x 6" index card made of watercolor paper to share with you today.



Stamps Used:

I started out by spraying a few different kinds of spray ink thru stencils. I sprayed this with water to get a very soft look. 
I then stamped Cottage Scene in grey ink. 


I added a few more colors of ink on my background, centering them around the Cottage Scene. I then embossed Waybill Invoice with a shabby blue embossing powder. 

Then, I stamped out my Young Lady and colored her with copic markers. After that, it was just a matter of adding elements around my lady to finish of the card. 

I added some die cut wings, some vintage ledger paper die cuts and some word stickers. The finishing touch was some sparkling clear droplets and some white ink splatters.

Stamps Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray
Distress Oxide Spray Stain
Tim Holtz Stencils
Archival Ink
Shabby Blue Stampendous Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Geo Insect Die Cut
Clippings Word Stickers
Liquitex Acrylic Ink
Sparkling Clear Droplets

If you have any questions, let me know!
Thanks for looking!
~jenn