Thursday, July 27, 2017

Something fishy...

Hello everyone Debs here with another journal page for you today. I'm so happy to be back in my journal, I forgot how much I love playing in it, smile!

I wanted to create an old journal page as a memoir, as if it were a snap shot of a day out out at the beach.

I started on a couple of old pages which were used to mop up and try things out. I love to play this way as I think 
it all adds to the depth and texture.

I smooched the paint over the page with my fingers. I  painted the elements on my page with  a dye based ink.

Next I stamped the people on my page randomly 

I then surrounded them with the net stamp. 

I stamped directly onto the page as well as onto plain card which I then cut out and placed around the page.

I also added the fish as my day out included fishing as well as a nice fish supper!

Here are some more close ups

The stamps I used are Retro Beach and Something Fishy
The Acrylic is Dina Wakley's mini bottles from Ranger
And the dye based ink is From Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers.

A last look at my page. 

All the Beach & Fish stamps from Rubber Dance are on sale right now!
20 % until the 30th of July :-)
Click here to see them in the web shop

Thanks very much for taking a look
Take care

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Take The Plunge

Take The Plunge

Hi everyone, it's Dot here with a card that I've made using the Take The Plunge stamp set.  This set has been a favourite of mine for some time.  I love the timeless elegance of the lady ... she is both vintage and modern.

This is one of my all-time favourite images.  She sat beautifully inside one of the large bubbles.  I've added some markings using the end of paint brush to accent the large bubble.

The background was a gelli print made using a bubble stencil.  Some mark making with lids and a credit card and some stippling of a darker colour using a sponge finish the background off.  The words were stamped onto some left-over card so that it would match in with the background.

* * *  Salty Summer Sale * * *  
July 20th - 30th
 * * 20 % discount! * * 
The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

These sets are on sale for one week only.

* * *  Salty Summer Sale * * *  
July 20th - 30th
 * * 20 % discount! * * 
The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Vintage Beach Tag Video by Susanne

Hi there!

Susanne here today with a vintage summer beach tag. I used my brand new Distress Oxide Inks for the background. The Rubber Dance "Something Fishy", "Retro Beach" and "Take The Plunge" stamp sets work perfectly together.
These three sets AND our brand new "Whale Wishes" stamps set are on sale until the 30th.

Click here to jump directly to the sale category:

I also have a video tutorial for you! Enjoy watching!

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Retro Beach
Take The Plunge
Something Fishy
Distress Oxide Inks
Sizzix Script dies by Tim Holtz
Archival Ink
StazOn Ink

Monday, July 24, 2017

Easy Tutorial, Summer Card

Good morning, it's Sue here to share a card that I made for our Salty Summer Sale.

I started by making a background with Distress Inks and a stencil. Nothing says Summer holidays like these colours.

Then I stamped away with the Retro Beach set in brown Archival ink.

To finish I added the bathing beauty from Take The Plunge, together with the signpost that I'd stamped onto lolly sticks.

Don't forget all of the 'beachy' stamps have 20% off until 30th of July, and can be found here.

Have a very happy week. Sue xx

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summery art journal page and a salty summer sale

Hi, Anita from the Design Team here today to show you a project I have made with the
stamps from the salty summer sale:

In my big Dylusional art journal I've made a summer scene using gesso, distress crayons, stencils, net and stamps from these sets:

Retro Beach
Take the Plunge
Yes, you read it right it is a big summer sale in Rubber Dance online shop. Take a look, I'm sure that you will find something you like.

* * *  Salty Summer Sale * * *  
July 20th - 30th
 * * 20 % discount! * * 
The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

Shop to you drop, the sale is just for one week!

Here are some details and a little step by step how I did this page:

I started with white gesso all over my page. Dried it and used yellow, green and blue Distress Crayons and smeared the colour all over the page with my fingers

Then I took a couple of stencils and blue and green Distress Crayons

I stamped some images from the Retro Beach set a little here and a little there using black archival ink

After finishing stamping directly on my page I started stamping some image on a manila tag and cut them out. I also spray painted some net and glued it down on my page (as a fish net). When all finishing stamping I cut them out and glued them down on my page. I used my black Stabilio All pen and scrawled a little here and there and also some shadow around the images.

Summer for me is beach, sea, sun, lazy days, bath and fishing, and that is what I try to tell you by my art journal page 😊

Have a beautiful, sunny, hot and creative summer everyone!

All the stamps I have used today are on SALE until the 30th of June :-)

Thank you for visiting.

Hugs, Anita

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Theme Challenge Reminder with the new Stamps

Hi there!!!

Susanne here today. I am so happy and proud that Bibi loves my whales and made stamps out of them! It's so exciting and I have so much fun playing with them!

Today I'd like to share a galaxy card with one of the whales to remind you on our running Theme Challenge AND on our Salty Summer Sale. All Beach/Sea themed stamps are 20% off in the store until July 30th!

I created the galaxy background with Brushos. Check out my quick video to see how this worked. The whale is coloured with a few layers of Distress Oxide Inks.

You are welcome to join our running challenge here:

Thank you for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Rubber Dance Stamps:

Distress Oxide Inks
Acrylic Paints

Friday, July 21, 2017

"A Dream is a Wish..." Art Journal Spread Tutorial

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

I have a journal spread tutorial to share with you today!

Rubber Dance Stamps used here are:

I had few layers of texture paste and Gesso on these pages, before I started.
I applied Red and dark brown acrylic paints with my fingers , randomly on the surface.

Here, you will find, I stamped texture with Vintage Flourishes stamp set and circles stamp set.

As I wanted more color on the pages, I applied orange acrylic paint.

As a focal point, I used two heart stamps from I heart Art stamp set. I stamped them using black archival ink.
I thought, "a dream is a wish your heart makes" from Affirmations stamp set fits perfectly here.
I also stamped text with "Art Defined" stamp.

and I finished my journal spread!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Don't forget to join us at our Rubber Dance Theme Challenge this month to win some fabulous stamps!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Salty Summer Sale!

Included in the sale is this brand NEW stamp set! Truth be told, I never thought I needed whale stamps until I saw Susanne's adorable drawings... and when I asked her if she'd draw some for Rubber Dance, these adorable creatures came swimming my way:

This new stamp set and the good ol' beach stamps below are on sale for one week only.
The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

* * *  Salty Summer Sale * * *  
July 20th - 30th
 * * 20 % discount! * * 
The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

These three and the new whales are on sale for one week only.

* * *  Salty Summer Sale * * *  
July 20th - 30th
 * * 20 % discount! * * 
The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

We have many salty samples to show you today, so just lean back and enjoy:

has made these fabulous ATC's with the "Something Fishy" stamps:

Here's a funny and sofishticated card by Sue:

also made these beauties with Take the Plunge and Retro beach.

Susanne (current DT)
designed our new whale stamps (give her a big hand of applause!)
and made these lovely cards with them:

also loves the new whales:

wants to spend the day at the beach:

has created this cool panel card:

* * *  Salty Summer Sale * * *  
July 20th - 30th
 * * 20 % discount! * * 
The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

Some of the following makes are not new, 
but they are still super gorgeous!

Katy (former DT),
made this stunning treasure box:

Kristiina (former DT)
chose lovely warm colours for her cards:

Kristiina won our challenge with these cards,
and ended up on our DT as well (2015-16).

Susan (former DT),
made these beautiful summer ATCs:

Craftyfield (Guest Designer),
made this gorgeous ATB with Brushos backgrounds:

Dot (current DT),
made this beautiful beach card:

some old makes, some new:

* * *  Salty Summer Sale * * *  
July 20th - 30th
 * * 20 % discount! * * 

The prices are reduced in our web shop, no need for a coupon code.

Salty or not, we wish you all a lovely summer!

Hugs from all of us
at Rubber Dance