Monday, September 16, 2019

Canvas Panel "Dreamer of Dreams" by Jenn Engle

Hey everyone! Today I have a canvas panel to share with you. I used one of my all-time fave stamps Dancing Lady.


If you want to see exactly how I made this, you can watch the process video at the bottom of this post.


Other Products Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals
Finnabair Moulds
Polymer Clay
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Chipboard Phrases
Seed Beads
Clear Droplets

Thanks for Looking!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Back to School With Your Tribe

Our September challenge is all about Back To School!!!  I always like seeing all of the school supplies in the stores and even stocking up my nieces for the school year ahead!

Michele here with a fun canvas PENCIL BAG for your back to school needs whether is it elementary school OR those art classes you have always wanted to take...

A little bit of mask stamping and outlining with Posca Paint Pens.

Add the fabulous sentiment.

And for the background...stamping and splattering!!!

If you are planning on joining our September Challenge make sure to use the hashtag #sepentry19.
Post you art in our Facebook group, Viva Las VegaStamps! Groupies.

I can't wait to see what you create!!!!

Until next time...get inky!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Discover ► Majo

Hi VLV Stamps fans,

Majo here from the design team with my latest inspiration for you, 
a scene stamped on the cover of my new art journal. 
I had created an almost similar card lately, and since I fell in love with the pretty sheep, I decided to use them for something I hold in my hands more often.

Let me tell you at how it came together ....
I started by stamping the background with two different Distress Inks, the *Bundled Sage* and the *Antique Linen*.

For the tree I used Ranger Archival Ink *Coffee*, Distress Inks *Forest Moss* and *Mowed Lawn*, this is also the colour of the grass tuffs.

I stamped the two sheep with Tsukineko Versafine *Onyx Black* and distressed the edges of my panel.

I added a Rub On from Tim Holtz.

I still have a Bind-It-All, most of you guys use the Cinch nowadays, but it still serves my purposes.

Some close ups of my cover ...

 I have used the following stamps:

20375 Ethos Sheep
19467  Weathered Tree
10874 Grass Tuft
16387 Charred Wood Background

Please don't forget to joun our monthly challenge in our FaceBook Group:


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Mixed Media Card 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 a Mixed Media Card.  
I've used some gorgeous VLVS! Rubber Stamps here.

First, I cut a panel of 300 gsm watercolour paper to create the card base. To colour it, I used Lindy's Gang Squirts in shades of yellow and brown. Dried the panel & stamped around it's edges using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and VLVS! Stamps- Overlapping Squares by Corrie Herriman and Tired Of Trying To Cram. Then, deckled and distressed the edges of the panel. 

Stamped and heat embossed a few small panels using VLVS! Map Background Stamp  in black and then coloured the panels with Lindy's Gang Squirt in teal colour. Then deckled & distressed the edges of these small panels with black ink. 

For the focal element, stamped & heat embossed in black the beautiful VLVS! Whimsical Key Man Stamp and fussy cut it. 

For the sentiment, stamped VLVS!- Don't Waste A Moment stamp in black onto a watercolour paper panel and distressed it's edges in black

Next, prepared some more elements for the layers- coloured gauze with Lindy's Gang Squirts in yellow colour, created black and white die cuts and cut paper mats for the card.

In the end, gathered all the elements, created a visually pleasing composition and adhered everything using a strong glue. Used 3D foam tape under some of the layers to create dimension. Created white ink splatter to integrate all the elements.
Finally, adhered all the layers to a 5 by 7 inch white card base.

VLVS! Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Lindy's Gang- Squirts (Beaver Tail Brown, Maple Syrup Bronze, Poutine Gold & Loonie Toonie Teal) & Black Forest Black Embossing Powder
Tsukinenko- Versa Mark Watermark Ink Pad & Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad 
Scrapman Dies
Tim Holtz Distress Inks 

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

She Was a Wildflower - Art Journal Page | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
It's Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project for you. Today I have a simple, but fun, art journal page to share that I created using a variety of stamps; Distress Oxides; a Sharpie; watercolour pencils and inks.

I began my page with an A4 sized sheet of white cardstock and Distress Oxides in the colours of Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio. I began using a foam blender to apply the Twisted Citron to an area in the centre of my page. I then blended some of the Cracked Pistachio into it to give it some extra depth.

Once I had the colour down, I grabbed the Doodle flower/garden stamp to form the base of my focal image. I then stamped Skull stamp on top of one of the flower stems so it appeared as though it were growing in the garden.

I then used the Row of scribble circle/eyes to add "flowers" to the tops of the remaining stems.

I then added some extra detail by using a Sharpie to doodle some "petals" and also to add some grass amongst the bottom of the stems.

Next, I took the Striped pattern circle and stamped it out onto some extra white cardstock. I then fussy cut around the image before using watercolour pencils to colour it, and then blended it out with a water brush.

I then stuck the flower I had made onto the skull (like a flower in her hair). 

With the flower in place it was time to add my sentiment. I chose the She was a wildflower stamp and placed it alongside the skull.

I then added a little extra detail to my background by splattering some inks around the page using a small brush. I used 13Arts Ayeeda Ink in white and Colour Blast Colour Artist Ink in Slipper.

To finish off, I used the Sky of stars background to add some fine stamped detail.

That's all from me today, 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:
- White cardstock
- Ranger Distress Oxides
- Tsukineko StazOn ink
- Sharpie pen
- Faber-Castell watercolour pencils
- 13Arts Ayeeda acrylic ink
- Colour Blast Colour Artist Ink

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett

Hi VLV Stamps fans,

Elisa here from the design team with my latest inspiration for you, 
a bright and cheeky art journal page 😂

As soon as I saw the Large Sandwich board ( boy) stamp, I just knew I had to create a little something with him. For those of us with kids in our lives, sometimes our lovely children can be 'little rays of @#$ sunshine lol' so I wanted to commemorate in my art journal the few times perhaps when my boys caused me to suffer from - mum anxiety and stress -  with their moods. 

Let's take a closer look at how it came together....

I starting with stamping my Brick Background and then added my water colour background sky and brick colouring. I then stamped Large Sandwich Board boy on a seperate piece of cardstock using my trusty versafine black ink pad and coloured with watercolours and markers. I put him aside to dry and concentrated on completing my background adding the rays of sunshine using a Prima stencil and coloured texture paste from Colour Blast and Little Birdy.

Lastly, I used a clear acrylic block to position my next stamp I am a ray... so that it stamped in the right position in the middle of the Sandwich Board. I then fussy cut the boy out and used 3D mounting tape to add dimension. I wanted him to be outlined by the rays of sunshine so I positioned him over the middle. 

I also added a scribbled border and scribbled handwriting to add a bit of focus to the page. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, while I am chasing my kids around and refereeing their fights you may like to leave me a comment or two below ... just to let me know I am not the only one suffering from a few 'mum needs some time alone' moments 😏😏

Stamps used:

Other materials used:

Art by Marlene Art Journal
Prima Ray Stencil
Colour Blast Colour Paste
Little Birdy Texture Paste
Versafine Ink
Prima Watercolours
Decoart paint
Dictionary Paper
Black Marker
White Posca Paint Pen

Friday, September 06, 2019

We all Eff Up sometimes...

Hi VLVS! fans! It's Cheetarah here today and I wanted to share a postcard with you I made inspired by a recent mishap. It does contain sensitive language but as you all know VLVS! does have a wonderful array of stamps to be very expressive in your artwork with. All the stamps I used are listed at the bottom of the post. 

My base is a 6x4 inch heavy stock watercolor paper by Winsor and Newton. I used ranger archival ink to stamp the Fed up Vintage Lady with because that works well with the watercolors I am going to use. The ink stays put and doesn't contaminate my brushes. I did choose to stamp the image lighter so that I can add in details with a fine liner after coloring as you can see below. 

I really love the process of watercolor, esp choosing the colors that play well together and create an effect of their own. Like the turquoise and violet blends in the background. 

In the background I wanted to convey a certain contained aura around the Fed up Lady - like she is in her own thought bubble. Like we usually tend to do when things consume us... Also wanted to give you a view of how my desk looks when I am at work with watercolors. I sorta have an addiction when it comes to them, meaning I have several sets. Like stamps, they multiply. 

After I finished coloring I stamped texture in the background with Memento inks in corresponding colors. Trimmed and rounded off the edges then lined it with Tuxedo black which I also used to stamp in the word Fuck. Poor girl, I hope she gets out of her thought loop soon and realize we all eff up sometimes... it's what we learn from it and continue on that matters most. 

Stamps used: 

Hope this inspired you to create and see you all next time. Also be sure to check out the new releases this month! Have a lovely day!

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Ready to Rule - Back to School September Challenge

hello Everyone,
I am back at pretty close to the beginning of a new month.
A new month means a new CHALLENGE.. 
this Months SEPTEMBER Facebook challenge is....
(Side NOTE: crap Christmas is FAST approaching)

So here is my take on the "Back to School" theme.

 I had so much fun creating this piece..
Click here..... to watch the whole piece unfold..

Viva Las VegaStamps!!! used: 
Plate 926 (sku: plate926)
Star Sneaker (sku: 19242)
Plate: 1455 (sku: plate1455)
Paperclip (sku: 19574)
Measuring Tape (sku: 19565)
Double Coffee Rings (sku: 19568)
Writing Triangles (sku: 19571)
Writing Circles Background (sku: 19567)

Plate  1440 (sku: Plate1440)
Waybill/invoice Background (sku: 1946)

Other Materials: 

Other Materials:
Dylusions Journal Tag
Ranger, Distress Oxides: Broken China, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Fired Brick, Black Soot, Aged Mahogany, Ground Expresso
Stazon Ink Pad: Jet Black
Kinder Kreations: Ready to Rule Chipboard

Book text, Staples, Thread, Butchers Twine

Don't forget to jump onto the Facebook Groupies Page,
to share your challenge Piece...  
Most Importantly.....

Live with Respect.
Leanne xo