Tuesday, March 26, 2019

One for the books...

Hello crafty friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Today, I want to share a super fun art journal page. I have this punched to go in a happy planner. I wanted something to record books I've read on.

Stamps used:

I started with my blank art journal page, and stamped my dragon 1st in memento ink. (On a second piece of paper, I created a mask of the dragon)

With the dragon masked off, I stamped my library card. I masked off the 1st library card, and then stamped it a second time.

I used distress oxide ink to color my background and for the stenciling.

Next I should have stamped my library return dates, but I did this out of order so I had to remark everything.

With all the masks removed,  I used blick alcohol markers to color my dragon. I also used nuva glitter pen to add a little glitter.

I hope you all enjoy this page as much as I do.... now, to fill it with books.

What are you reading?

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!!