Friday, September 29, 2017

Find your tribe, love them hard! - by Cheetarah

Hi VLVS! friends! It's Cheetarah here and I've made this fun and Funky note card to share with you. I've used some delish neon inks (Fiona made me catch that bug - LOL!) and some fun VLVS! mixed media stamps. A full list is down below.

How I made this: I took a piece of cardboard, heavy gel medium and scraped it through a stencil (The crafter's workshop obelong) then covered it with a coat of black gesso. Then got an ink palette and poured in a couple of drops of neon ink (from J. Herbin calligraphy neon set) and used my fingers to add the color onto the card, creating the color hue you see on it.

This is how it looked when dried.  When it was drying, I went to work with the focal image, colors and cut that out as well as the arrows and the text. I used some washi tape to ground the "tribe" and added some texture by scribbling in the cut out pieces and stamping in the background.

It was really fun making this card as I got to work with colors I usually do not work with (neons) and I got more use of my calligraphy inks this way as well.

Stamps used:
Find your tribe by Cat Kerr 
Whimsical People
Row of chevrons
Writing Chevron

Heavy Gel Medium
Black Gesso
TCW obelong stencil
J. Herbin neon calligraphy inks
Stazon ink pads
uniball signo blue pen
washi tape

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It's Time for Halloween!!

I love Halloween crafting!!! 
Michele here today and I am sharing two Halloween cards with a little masking how to.

Let's jump right in...

I started by stamping the image I wanted inside the bell jar, in this case a little skeleton from the latest release.

I stamped the image again on an old dictionary page and cut out the base to place over my stamped piece.

Then I stamped the bell jar ove the skeleton.

Oh, it is just the best and easiest masking technique!!

I did the same over the entire bell jar so I could ink and stamp the background.

A little bit of coloring to finish it off.

Stamps used:  Skeleton on a Pedestal, Bell Jar, Cross Marks Background, Spooky, Raven in a Witch Hat, Spider on a Web Line

I had so much fun with the Bell Jar stamp I did this one too...

Stamps used:  Bell Jar, The Head Figure by Cat Kerr, Specimen, Humerus Bone, Harlequin Diamond Background

Can't wait to see what you all create for this Hallows Eve!

Until next time...get inky!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Hello you all! Shanna here and I have a tutorial for you it was suppose to be video but my webcam stopped working and apparently all my memory is being used up and I need to buy more storage!

So I did some photos of my art journal spread for you!

Here is what my spread looks like finished.

I love gelli printing and gluing the pages together to make mini art journals.  I used bubble wrap and the stamp Torn Paper stamp during the gelli printing stage. 

I gathered my supplies and then stamped the lady on this art journal page. 

I colored some chipboard pieces with black gesso before I added them.

I added the sentiment Nevertheless then glued the chipboard pieces on. 

I colored the chipboard pieces with some Metallique Wax. 

Added some scribble around the sentiment and called this page done. 

I love this stamp. She has this look about her and makes you want to look at her and think and explore your mind. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Stamps Used:
Torn Paper - 19431
Nevertheless - 20110
Whimsical Leaf Lady Face - 20111

Other Items:
Dina Wakely Paints
Staz On black ink
Metallique Wax
Black Gesso
Pilot Fine Point Pen


Monday, September 25, 2017

It is MailArt Monday !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to another Mailart Monday here at Viva Las VegaStamps!

and here is my envelope :


and back...

I thought I'd go for a colour I don't use very much: purple ! 
I combined it with blue and white and painted front and back of the envelope masking off the area for the address... (all acrylic paints) 
Next I stamped the background using paint, ink and embossing. 
I used an acrylic paint marker to draw a line along the edge on the front and lastly added my main image which is a banksy stamp.  

I used a whole lot of stamps for this envelope:

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share with you today. To see exactly how I made it, check out the process video at the bottom of this post.

Mesh Texture
Not All Who Wander

I started by using Distress Oxides Inks with a round ink blending tool to create circles all over my background. I also did a little stamping to add some interest.

I stamped my paintbrush and colored it in with Dina Wakley's Scribble Sticks. I also stamped my two sentiments.

I journaled with a Fude-Ball 1.5mm pen, making it look like my journaling was coming out of my paintbrush. I glued down my sentiments and that's it!



Other Products
Distress Oxide Inks - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Blending Tool
Black Staz-On Ink
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Fude-Ball 1.5mm Pen

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Florescent Trio by Fiona

Hello my VLVS! friends, Fiona here with you today to share a trio of Fluro ATC cards I created using the fabo rubber stamps designed by Mary Vogel Lozinak

I have become totally in love with florescent paint recently. I find I'm using it more and more!!

Combined with these fabulous and quirky stamps, the ATC's came together so smoothly!

I'm finding lately that my style is changing again. Or maybe it's just becoming what it really wants to be. I'm enjoying the randomness of the brush strokes.

Either way, I'm enjoying the mess and the color!!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


How about a little challenge inspiration??!!!

Michele here with a masculine card to inspire you.  Ou rinspiration board this month called out to me and it was saying, 'Manly'.  I was inspired by the stripes, the branchlers, the color combo and the vest of the fox.

Stamps used:  Branch Antlers Set, Possibilitarian, Fabrique De Cravates, Row of Numbers, Row of Distresses Lines, Cross Marks Background.

I did a little coloring with my Stabilo pencils.

My stripes were created with old dictionary pages.

Distress Spray in Antique Linen and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo for the background and several colors of Archival ink for the stamping.

And there you have it...a fun masculine card for any occassion.

I hope you will join our challenge this month for you chance to win some awesome red rubber!!

Until next time...get inky!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mail Art Envelope by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends!

It's Mail Art Monday today and I have an envelope with the lovely "Girl With Wings" for you.

I picked on of my gelli printed papers and build an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board. Before I glue the envelope together I decorate it:
I stamp the main image onto the front with the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I make a second print onto white cardstock.

I cut this one directly on the outlines and colour it with Distress Inks.

I paint a white address field with gesso, add some more stamping and glue the envelope together. Finally I adhere the main image.
In case you don't send any mail art, you can use those envelopes perfectly in your art/ junk journals!

Thank you for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

Viva Las VegaStamps!:
Gelli Plate
Archival Ink