Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Florescent Trio by Fiona

Hello my VLVS! friends, Fiona here with you today to share a trio of Fluro ATC cards I created using the fabo rubber stamps designed by Mary Vogel Lozinak

I have become totally in love with florescent paint recently. I find I'm using it more and more!!

Combined with these fabulous and quirky stamps, the ATC's came together so smoothly!

I'm finding lately that my style is changing again. Or maybe it's just becoming what it really wants to be. I'm enjoying the randomness of the brush strokes.

Either way, I'm enjoying the mess and the color!!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017


How about a little challenge inspiration??!!!

Michele here with a masculine card to inspire you.  Ou rinspiration board this month called out to me and it was saying, 'Manly'.  I was inspired by the stripes, the branchlers, the color combo and the vest of the fox.

Stamps used:  Branch Antlers Set, Possibilitarian, Fabrique De Cravates, Row of Numbers, Row of Distresses Lines, Cross Marks Background.

I did a little coloring with my Stabilo pencils.

My stripes were created with old dictionary pages.

Distress Spray in Antique Linen and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo for the background and several colors of Archival ink for the stamping.

And there you have it...a fun masculine card for any occassion.

I hope you will join our challenge this month for you chance to win some awesome red rubber!!

Until next time...get inky!!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Mail Art Envelope by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends!

It's Mail Art Monday today and I have an envelope with the lovely "Girl With Wings" for you.

I picked on of my gelli printed papers and build an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board. Before I glue the envelope together I decorate it:
I stamp the main image onto the front with the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I make a second print onto white cardstock.

I cut this one directly on the outlines and colour it with Distress Inks.

I paint a white address field with gesso, add some more stamping and glue the envelope together. Finally I adhere the main image.
In case you don't send any mail art, you can use those envelopes perfectly in your art/ junk journals!

Thank you for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

Viva Las VegaStamps!:
Gelli Plate
Archival Ink

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Get a Cape

Hello all you stampers out there!!! Shanna here with a new art journal page to share.

So I created a new art journal page. I played with lots of textures. 

I layered gesso and stamped in it with the Double Coffee Rings and Row of Chevrons. Then layered over that with a stencil and modeling paste. After that dried I did some glazing with paint and wiped it back. 

Then I stamped the Boys with Cape on tissue paper and used a fluid matte medium to tack him down. 

I stamped the sentiment on white paper and added some pieces of fabric and tape to layer under it. 

Then I stamped the Shoes on a Wire and had a blast. sitting back and loving my page. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and you al have a wonderful day!

Stamps Used:
19292 - Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
19194 - Shoe Hanging from Wire
19036 - Boy with Cape
19568 - Double Coffee Rings
19829 - Row of Chevrons


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

OMG, I'm so retro !

Hello everyone, 

Today I have an Art Journal for you. I have filmed the process so sit back and enjoy !! 

I have used the following stamps: 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Mail Art Monday: You're Awesome! - by Cheetarah

Hey everyone, it's Cheetarah here and I've got a fun make to share with you for this MAM! 

I got inspired by our beautiful fall challenge board, the colors and the whimsical fox... I just had to do something with that :) A full list of materials and stamps used is at the bottom of the post. 

So I started off  by taking out an envelope, stamped the fox in the center left and blocked a part for the address with post it tape. Smudged some distress oxides in lovely fall colors on my craft sheet, spritzed some water and created a background base color. 

I added splashes of color and dried in between layers until I was satisfied with the blend. Then took out some lovely VLVS! mixed media and mail art related stamps to add more interest and texture. 

I used my Kaleidacolor autumn leaves pad for this as it fits the color theme. I created a border around the masked off aria and the fox with the punichella waste stamp. Some crosses and squiggly lines and added postage and stamps in the top right corner from the ATC size postcard stamp. You can see I cut my cross marks back ground in 1//2 because I found that more manageable for me. That is the beauty of buying unmounted, it's very flexible in use!

Now on to the focal image. I stamped the fox on sticker paper and colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut it out and adhered it to the envelope. 

Adhered some washitape to ground him, stamped "you're awesome" at the bottom of the address section and doodled around the white edges and called it done!

Stamps used: 

Hopefully this has inspired you to join in the september challenge

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

ATC Trio with Distress Oxide Inks by Susanne

Hi my dear crafty friends.

Susanne here today and I'm sharing a process video for these Artist Trading Cards Trio with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.

I like to play with the small size of ATCs. They are perfect to try new techniques or products. I not only collect these cards, I also use them in art/ junk journals or scrapbooking minis. They can also be a great card topper.

Enjoy the video:

Thank you for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

Viva Las VegaStamps:
I Wish My Life
Zombie Brains
Mason Jar
Einstein's Tongue
Boy In Cape
Typewriter Keys
Distress Oxide Inks:
Abendoned Coral,
Peacock Feathers,
Twisted Cirtron,
Black Soot
Anitque Linen
Distress Inks:
Tattered Rose
Fired Brick
Crushed Olive
Archivel Ink Jet Black
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Sizzix Word Block Die "Dreams"

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

September Challenge Inspiration by Jenn Engle

Hey guys! Today I have an art journal page to share for the September Challenge.


I started out by taping off a rectangle. I then used grey acrylic paint and grey watercolor pencils to create a background that looks like the one in the inspo photo. I also stamped the Cross Marks Background all over the colored area, just like the inspo photo. 

After the background was finished, I stamped Deer Hear by Cat Kerr and Wilderness. I outlined the whole thing with a fineliner and that's it! Be sure to check out the process video to see exactly how I made this page. 

Watercolor Journal
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic in Elephant
Prima Watercolor Pencils
Archival Ink in Watering Can
Black Staz-On
Black Acrylic Paint

Process Video:

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 01, 2017

September Challenge - Thoughts of Fall

September has arrived... the month we're all waiting for! Fall is around the corner... cool crisp air... pumpkin spice EVERYthing... and comfy sweaters.

So let's bring out the Fall themed challenges! Like this beautiful fox! Be inspired by Jewel & Earth tones like mossy greens, warm oranges, pale pinks n blues. Draw inspiration from the browns and grays. Use any woodland creatures like deer, foxes, squirrels, birds and more. Trees, branches, pines, mountains... all are appropriate! Also feel free to use lots of marks & textures in your background. GOOD LUCK guys!

Don't forget the rules:
-Create a new project based on our inspiration board (it has to be posted this month, but you can certainly link up to other challenges as well!)
-Use at least one (but certainly more if you want) Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps
(We are now allowing competitors stamps to be on your work, but please make VLVS! the focus of the project, thank you.)
-Post it to your blog with a link back to us
-Upload to our linky using your direct blog post link (You may also upload via facebook, flickr or other gallery)
You could win a Project Spotlight post on our blog + some new rubber of course.
And visit us back here for inspiration!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Something wicked

Hello everyone,

welcome to my last post for August ! Can't believe it is almost September ...

Anyway for today I have a postcard to share and this is it:

and here's how I made it :

I made the background on water colour paper. I put the Oxides on my craft sheet, sprayed water over it and then dunked my card in it repeatedly, drying in between layers. 

Next I tool a pallet knife and some white acrylic paint and scraped some over the card. 

I liked the result. Next I added stamping; I used the same Distress Oxides and grey and black Archival inks. 

This was the result.. 

Next I stamped my images onto some pattern paper which hasn't got any pattern on it, lol... but the colour of this paper matched the paint I used... 

After I cut everything out I adhered it to my card and doodled around the edge and around the words.

Here's a detail... 

and another.. 

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !