Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Born to be wild

Hello everyone,

For today's post I have made an art journal spread in my mini Moleskine journal.

And here's how:

I started with gessoed pages and painted them with these acrylic paints. 

Next I used this fab stamp called "Rose Bush" and heat embossed it with a very light yellow embossing powder by Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Of course I stamped the background randomly as always ! 

Colouring the focal image; isn't he cute ! 

All put together it looks like this. I added a piece of dictionary paper saying 'fox' and a sentiment that I thought would be fitting. 

I have used the following stamps:

Other materials:
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylics - Zesty Zing - Limelight - Hey Pesto
Archival inks - Leaf Green - Watering can - Jet black

Lindy's Stamp gang embossing powder - Dandelion Yellow Green

White pen
Copic Markers
dictionary paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

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!

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


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
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!

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: 

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

Black fineliner

Thank you for stopping by today !