Tuesday, May 21, 2019

City morgue

Hello everyone,

For today's project I have made a journal spread. I only just noticed that I used almost the same colours as for my last project.

And here's how:

I used a brayer to apply these colours on the pages. This paint is very chalky so you don't have to use any gesso. 

I did the same with these two colours. 

Next, I collaged some dictionary paper on the page. 

Some stamping.

and some stencilling.

My focal images, stamped on tissue paper. 

And here it is put all together. I doodled around the edges and the sentiment with a pencil. I also coloured the doctor and the skeleton with Faber Castell Big Brush Markers. 

I have used the following stamps:

Other materials:
Archival inks:
Magenta pink - Viridian - Aquamarine - Jet Black - Watering can

Distress Oxide Ink:
Weathered wood 

A Tim Holtz zig zag stencil 

PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acrylics:
Sage - Teresa Green - Mermaid - Snowflake

Faber Castell Big Brush Markers:
Cold grey and Raw Umber 

Ranger Distress Collage Medium 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Late for Facebook...

Hello, It's me Tera again...

Today, I am here to share another super fun and easy Mail Art Monday 
card and envelope set!

You know I love snarky mail, and this one is just too perfect for so many people...
(Myself included)

Stamps Used:

I started with and A2 envelope and card base. 
I began by stamping my woman with her hands on her face on both the envelope, the card, and on scrap paper. (the scrap paper was to make the mask).

Next I stamped my sentiment on my card base then set this aside. 

Returning to the envelope, I covered my woman with the mask. I also created a mask for the address box from some scrap paper. 

With everything masked off, I began to add my background detail using a Tim Holtz shifter stencil with distress ink. 

When the background was complete, I removed my masks and colored my card and envelope with various alcohol based markers. 

I hope you all like this fun little set!!
Have a wonderful week!!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Art Journal Page on Burlap with Jenn Engle

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share with you today. The base is the burlap from the Dina Wakley journal. If you want to see exactly how I made it, you can check out the process video at the bottom of this post.



Other Products Used:
Dina Wakley Media Journal
Vintage Paper
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic in Sky, Lapis & Lime
Ultra-Fine Tip Posca Paint Pen in Black

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

be an ADVENTURER by Guest Elisa

Hi Viva Las Vegas Stamp fans,

Elisa here from the Guest Inspiration team with my next project for you featuring some gorgeous VLVStamps.

I had cleaned and dried a lot of old teabags recently for another project and had a few left over and decided they would be perfect to stamp on for an off the page project. I had come across this lovely VLVS Shell stamp and it hadn't been used as yet....so of course I had to test run it on a sea-themed project and I think the teabags are a perfect addition to achieve a vintage look on your project.

Let's take a closer look at the Viva Las Vegas Stamps that I have chosen to use on this project.

The main feature stamp to my project is the gorgeously detailed 'Nautilus Sea Shell', stamped directly onto a dry recycled tea bag. I tore the edges of the tea bag a bit to make it look a little more worn. The tea staining on the bag gives a great vintage look and ties in well with the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink colour on my project.

TIP: Add modelling paste or texture paste to your project with a palette knife and then tip a paint brush upside down and poke the paste with the end creating circles in the paste. Dry the paste and colour, creating textured coral - great for a sea themed project!

I also used a 'bubble background' stamp to create texture in my background, you can see glimpses of it in the close ups!

Lastly, the 'Be An Adventurer' saying stamp was used to finish up my sea themed project. I stamped and then hand coloured to match. then fussy cut out and adhered to my project.

VLVS! Supplies:
Bubbles Background.

Ink pads : Staz on - Black 
Other Supplies:
Box Board ATC
Coral Die - Kaisercraft
Crafting Wire
Netting Chipboard - 2Craftychipboard
Green Seed Beads - Finnabair Art Ingredients
Prima St Tropez Anchor Embellishment
Music Paper
Tea Bags
Modelling Paste
Paint Brush
Black Gesso
White Acrylic Ink
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink = Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo
Colour Blast Colour Spray in Lagoon
Faber Castell - Gold Gelato
Dental Gauze

Thank you for stopping by the blog today !

Elisa xo

Monday, May 13, 2019

Clowning Around | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
It's Sue Plumb here to share my latest VLVS design team project with you. Today I have a fun mixed media scrapbook layout to share that I created to document a couple of silly SnapChat selfies of my sister and I. (We just love clowning around! hehe)

To create this page I started with an A4 sized sheet of cardstock; then I mixed some Dina Wakley acrylic paints (I used a combination of 'Night' and 'Lapis') to get the right shade I wanted for my background. I applied it roughly using a spatula and set it aside to dry.

Whilst it was drying, I chose some stamps for my background. I wanted to continue the confetti theme from the photos and have the patterns cascading down the page, which I also planned to stamp using acrylic paint. 

I started with the Grunge Circles, which I stamped using 'Ruby' paint repeatedly down the page. I then used the Sky of Stars Background stamp with 'Cheddar' paint and followed the same line down the page.
I then switched to midnight blue ink and stamped the Smiley Face and Somebody Stop Me.

To go with the theme of my page, I stamped out a few images from plate #1383 designed by Mary Vogel Lozinak - Unicycle LadyMan in Short Pants; and Director. I coloured each of the images using markers and then fussy cut around them. I also stamped the All Circuses quote. 

I added some frayed gauze to my page before adding my photos on top with the quote stuck along the bottom edge.

I then stuck the little characters across my page using foam tape to give them a bit of dimension. 

To finish off I added some scattered sequins for a bit of sparkle and I was done!

That's all from me today, thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to get inky too!

Stamps used:
Grunge Circles
Sky of Stars Background
Smiley Face
Somebody Stop Me
Unicycle Lady
Man in Short Pants
All Circuses

Other materials:
- Miracle Tape
- white cardstock
- Dina Wakley acrylic paints
- Tsukineko Staz On ink (black and midnight blue)
- markers
- foam tape
- frayed gauze; sequins

Thursday, May 09, 2019

She was a Dreamer : Guest MAJO

Hi folks!

Majo here from the Guest Inspiration Team. 

I hope you are all doing well. I'm happy & excited to share a project for Viva Las VegaStamps. 

I've created an Art Journal Spread "She was a dreamer" using some gorgeous VLVS! rubber stamps. 

1.    I stamped the Whimsical Lettered Man twice, once on my spread and once on a piece of scrap paper to mask my image.
2.    I stamped all other elements in different colours over the image
3.    The main image was coloured with Pitt Artist pens
4.    To create some kind of a frame I added the stitches
5.    I stamped the sentiment several times without reinking my stamp
6.    I distressed the edges with some ink
7.    At last I added some inked water splashes

I have used the following stamps:

Other supplies:
Florence Watercolour Paper
Ranger Distress Inks

Thanks a lot for your precious time.


Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Irish Stained Glass

MAY already!!!  Can you believe it??!
Michele here on this happy Wednesday with a pair of ATC's using the newest stamps by Tina Walker for Viva Las VegaStamps.  These are based off her HAND CARVED stamps inspired by a trip to Ireland.  Love, love and LOVE.

This stamp is the PERFECT size for an ATC!

Stamps used:Ethos Stained Glass, Ethos Not Everything in Black, Ethos What Are You.

The stained glass is colored with Distress Inks.

A little Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder for the sentiments.

Stamped with Archival Ink on vinatge dictionary pages.

Awesomeness right?!!?

Maybe a series of ATC's using this stamp...hmmmmmm!!

Until next time, get inky!!

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Mister Weirdo

Hello everyone,

Welcome to the VLVS! blog where today I am sharing a journal page that I did. I must have been in a really strange mood because it definitely turned out weird !

This page was made on a mop up page from the gel press plate. They sometimes turn out better than the proper prints. Anyway, I added some stamping with Distress Oxide inks, and a light grey Stazon. Later on I added the black stamping with a VersaFine Clair ink pad. 

I stamped the focal image in book paper and tore the edges. I have been intrigued by this image for years and finally ordered it ! I also looked up what Creanciers means (the name of the stamp). Turns out it means creditors but in this case it was a play written by August Strindberg and it is his face on this stamp. 

I decided to call him Mister Weirdo and place a griffon peeking out from behind his shoulder. Can it get any weirder ! lol 

Here is a close up of all the stamping. I love cluster stamping, it adds so much interest. 

I have used the following stamps :

Other materials :
A gelli print from my stash
Distress Oxide Inks:
Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint
StaZon :
Dove Gray
Versafine Clair:
a black pen

Thank you for stopping by today !

Monday, May 06, 2019

Whimsical Snail Mail

Hello Crafty Friends!
Happy Mail Art Monday!

Today I want to share a fun and whimsical envelope for mail art Monday.

Stamps Used:

I started with an A2 envelope, and began by stamping the whimsical snail in black memento ink. I then masked him off, and stamped the punchinella/sequin waste along the bottom in Mowed Lawn- Distress Oxide ink. 

Next, I stamped my creepy creature sitting.  I used a mask to create an address box.  Last, I stamped doodle circle on the boarder. 

I used various alcohol based markers to color my base images, then I masked everything off. 

With everything masked off, I used salty ocean- distress ink to color the background. I used more salty ocean ink and mowed lawn distress oxide ink, through Tim Holtz layering stencils. 

I hope you enjoy this fun little envelope!