Friday, August 16, 2019

Enjoy Your Life

Michele here with a project that I have been wanting to try for quite some time...a custom phone case!!!
It was super easy and so much fun!!  I started by ordering a clear phone case on Amazon.  Then some gelli printing with Dina Wakley paints and stencils, stamping and is what I came up with.

Stamps used:  Banksy Wall Singer, Rows of Numbers, Cross Marks Background, Carved X's, Enjoy Your Life.

It was very easy to trace the case and cut the paper to fit.

I just LOVE it and can see so many possibilities for so many more inserts!!!

Until next time...get inky!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Ray of fucking Sunshine ► Majo

Hi folks, it's Majo here today to show you an art journal page I made with one of my favorite stamps. I don't know how many times I have used this lady, with angel wings, with butterfly wings, she even looks great without any :)

I staretd by applying watercolour on my panel and stamped the silhouette flowwers with Archival Ink "Watering Can". After stamping the beauty I coloured her and fuzzy cut my image. 

I stamped the wings on a piece of scrap paper I hade coloured with golden acrylic paint and heat embossed them for texture.

 I adhered Washi Tape to the panel, added the lady with her beautiful wings on top and glued the funny sentiment with glue dots to the page.

Some close ups ....

 I added the page to my journal ... 

I used the following stamps

I hope you enjoy the day and I thank you for stopping over.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Art Journal Spread by Preeti D.

Hi friends :)
Hope you are doing well.
Preeti Datta (Dutt Preety) here from the VLVS! Design Team.  
For today's post, I've created an Art Journal Spread titled Wanderlust.  
I've used some gorgeous VLVS! Rubber Stamps here. 

First, I applied heavy white gesso to the pages, to prepare them for mixed media work.

Then, stamped the background using VLVS! Stamps and Versamark sticky ink. Next, heat embossed all the stamped images with metallic embossing powder. 
 Added color to the background using Sprays & Starburst squirts. Sprayed with water to create movement.
Did additional stamping using archival ink & VLVS! Rubber Stamps.
 Next, stamped the sentiment and focal image using VLVS! rubber stamps onto white cardstock using versamark watermark ink & heat embossed them in black. Then fussy cut the images & distressed their edges. 
 Adhered a couple of die cuts behind the sentiment and focal element. 
 In the end, distressed the edges of the pages using distress inks and created white & black splatter using watered down gesso. 

VLVS! Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Lindy's Gang Embossing Powders, Starburst Squirts & Spray
Scrapman Dies
Versamark Watermark Inkpad 
Finnabair's Heavy White Gesso, Heavy Black Gesso, Soft Matte Gel
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Potting Soil
Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads- Vintage Photo & Black Soot

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

You gotta fight - Art Journal Page || by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

Elisa here from the design team for VLV Stamps with my latest design team inspiration for you, a very bright and funky art journal page.

I adore the Banksy Wall Singer stamp and decided I wanted to create something a little different with her. I was at a craft retreat recently and I pulled out my stash of stamps ready to create my latest design team projects and a friend of mine suggested using little pieces of paint chips!

I was intrigued by the idea and took it a bit further by expanding the paint chips to look as though they were coming from her mouth as she was singing....

Let's take a closer look - 

To create a multi coloured embossing effect can be quite tedious but the results are amazing, you just have to layer in lines of colour and clean up in between each colour!

Torn bits of coloured washi tape over the top of the Rows of Numbers stamp to create a grungy effect.

I also like to recycle old paper a fair bit so I used a small piece of old dictionary paper, fussy cut a circle out and stamped with punchinella-sequin-waste-border , Cross Marks background and Cross Stitch stamps to create a 'spotlight' or focal point for our main stamp - Banksy Wall Singer.

I created the lines of paint chips by brayering paint onto white cardstock, letting it dry then randomly cutting small pieces and patterns from each colour. Then the painstaking part..... adhering them to your page using glue. Then once dry, I added a border of doodling to the paint chip rainbow and then adhered the musical-notes over the top.

The quote are lyrics from a song by the Beastie Boys called - 
Fight for your Right and printed from the computer but I think it would make an awesome stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave me some love 


Elisa xx

Stamps used:

Other materials used:

Art by Marlene Art Journal
Black Gesso
Colour Blast Embossing Powders
Versafine Ink
Washi Tape
Decoart paint
Dictionary Paper
White Posca Paint Pen

Friday, August 09, 2019

Like a Queen - Art Journal Page | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! It's Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project with you. Today I am sharing a whimsical style art journal page that I created on some loose leaf black A4 cardstock. I don't often create on dark backgrounds, but I felt like a change of pace.

I started by creating my background using Dylusions acrylic paints and a stencil from StencilGirl. I stamped over the top using black ink with the Wildflowers Silhouette stamp; and around my page using the Sky of Stars Background with a Distress Oxide. 

I created my "whimsical being" using a variety of stamped pieces put together - Striped LeggingsDressformSet of WingsCat Mermaid. I simply stamped, cut, coloured and pieced.

The border was stamped also using a Distress Oxide with the Doodle Frame stamp and I used the Treat Me Exactly Queen phrase stamp to add text to my page.

I used Distress Oxides again with the Beautiful Lily and Leaves and 3 Extra Leaves stamps to add extra detail over my background (love how these look over a black background!); and added gold splatters using a Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray. 

You can see how I put this page together in my process video on the VLVS YouTube channel:

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:
- Black and white cardstock
- Ranger Dylusions acrylic paints
- Ranger Distress Oxides
- Tsukineko StazOn ink
- Miracle Tape
- White cotton thread
- Heidi Swap Color Shine

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Index Card by Jenn Engle

I have a mini journal of sorts to share with you today. It's a 5"x7" index card, but has a few pages stuck in with washi tape to make a little journal. The main star of this project is Girl's Face by Cat Kerr.

Stamps Used:

I started out with a 5"x7" base and painted it with two colors of acrylic paint. Blue and Lime. Using the same blue, I stenciled using a circle stencil. I then stenciled with a darker blue for contrast, and a different circle stencil. This time with solid circles for a more bold look.

I then took 3 library cards, painted them very haphazardly with Magenta and Tangerine. Then, using the same stencils as my base card, I used Lemon and Sky. I used washi tape to adhere my library cards into pages, and added some black splatters.

To finish it off, I added my Girl's Face by Cat Kerr stamp on the cover with some quote stickers. Now, I have a colorful mini index card journal for poems, song lyrics or making lists.

Stamps Used:

Other Products Used:
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint
Dina Wakley Washi Tape
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Stickers
Crafters Workshop Stencil

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Wednesday in Wonderland

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy Humpday!
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

Today I want to share a super fun set of artist trading coins AKA ATCoins. 

If you are not familiar with ATCoins they a trading coins (a sturdy medium in the shape of a circle) that measure 2.5in across.

Stamps Used:

I started with 3 Circle base cut from cardstock on my brother scanNcut. 
I used a smashing technique with distress oxides on my craft mat to create my base background.

My images were all stamped in black memento ink, and colored with various alcohol based markers on a separate piece of card stock while my bases dried. 

Finally, when everything was dried, I cut and glued my main images onto the coins.
I used a black pen and white gelly roller to add extra detail.

I also used a glue pet to add a few dots of foil for added pop.
I hope you all enjoy these little coins! 

Have you made any yet?

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Adventure awaits

Hello everyone,

welcome to my post and this time I have indulged in my latest favourite thing which is clean and simple with watercolours and coloured pencils... I have made a postcard :

The process was simple, I stamped the Dee and Dum and watercolored them with my newly acquired watercolours by Winsor & Newton. I then added shading with coloured pencils. I also used the watercolours to splatter around them. 
I added the sentiment and some scraps of Design paper and that was that ! 

I have used two stamps:

Other materials:

Watercolour paper
Artist watercolours by Winsor & Newton
Caran d'Ache Pablo pencils
Scraps of design paper
Versafine Clair ink in 'nocturne'

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Friday, August 02, 2019

Summer walks with Lady Grey by Cheetarah

Hi all, it's Cheetarah here and I'm glad to be back on the design team for VLVS! this term and contribute regularly to the blog. Today I wanted to share a page I made in my Molskine watercolor sketchbook using wonderful whimsical Lady Grey Stamp by Mary Vogal Lozinak as focal point. 

I stamped her in my molsekine with Memento Tuxedo black, masked her off and added the butterfly wings for some extra whimsy. She looks like she is wearing a poncho so I decided to give the background a feel of light summer rain and work with complimentary colors. The watercolors I used are from Daniel Smith, Winsor and Newton, Schmincke and a few other brands. I like creating my own custom color palettes which you can see here in the picture. 


Lady Grey looks like she is walking down some steps and I used the row of Scribble squares to emulate them. Stamped them with memento Dove grey and used light grey green tones to give her a loose yet convincing grounded look look. In the background I have lightly stamped row of numbers set for some extra texture. It looks like she is having a lovely walk in the summer rain. 

Stamps used: 

Until next time, have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Dog Days of Summer: I am Fabulous

Hello everyone,
It's Leanne here with a little something for 
Dog days of Summer is the challenge for AUGUST where are now being held over on our Facebook page... check out our page: HERE

Being in the land down under it is WINTER... so thinking of dog days of summer makes me think beach and I'm currently sporting my... well..let's just call it winter body..
So I decided to celebrate it....
 Where else but VLVS! can you say exactly how you feel and not feel bad about it...... 
All the stamps I used are listed below with their links so go grab some today!!!

Join me in watching the process for this piece...

Viva Las VegaStamps! used:

Large Fairy Lady (sku: 18415)
Cross Marks Background (sku: 20165)
Row of Numbers (sku: 20170)
Punchinella/Sequin Waste Border (sku: 20161)
Scribble Circle (sku: 20166)
Type Set Scollop (sku: 20163)

Other supplies used:
Tim Holtz ideaology: Snarky
Ranger Oxide Inks
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Embossing Powder
Liquitex Gel Medium
Resin Paper
Kinder Kreations Stencils
Momento Ink Pad
Stazon Ink pad: Black 
Stampin up Ink
Prima ColorPhilosophy Ink pad
Stabilo All Pencil

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