Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Friend...

I am having SO much fun mixing the new designs with my old favorites!!  Michele here today and I am sharing a fun tag today.

I started out messing around with my gelli plate.  I finally watched a couple of videos and pulled it out to test.  I came up with a subtle background on my tag with a ghosted type feel using a large number stencil. I LOVE it!!

I used Writing Triangles, Doodle Frame,  Squiggly Star Collage, TweedleDee and TweedleDum, A Friend is a Forever ThingNumbers Set.

Some coloring with Distress Markers and splatters with Distress Spray almost complete my tag.

Aren't the Tweedles so much FUN??!!!

I completed my corner by doodling in between stamped borders.

I tied a bit of ribbon on the top of the tag and that finished it off.

Until next time...get inky!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mail Art Monday - FlipBook - by Jenn Engle (and GIVEAWAY!!!)

Hey everyone! For today's Mail Art Monday I made a Flip Book. A Flip Book is basically a little handmade book stuffed with goodies that you mail out to your friends.

A lot of work went into this little book. So rather than tell you how I made it, you can watch how I made it. The process video will be up at the end of this post.

Stamps Used:

Now for the GIVEAWAY!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite kind of mail art is and you'll be entered to win this Flip Book! (Be sure to check out the video to see the goodies that went in here!) 
Giveaway will close at Midnight EST August 1st. 
For an extra entry: "Like" us over at our Facebook page. Leave a comment below saying you did this for another entry.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 22, 2016


Hello everyone,

and welcome to the blog where today I am sharing an art journal page.

I have made a tutorial and invite you to get a drink, sit down and have a look...

As always I'll show you the finished product first:

And here's how:

I started off with a piece of white drawing paper. 

I tool out some paints and a brayer to give it some colour. I made sure to leave some white areas. 

I took out my mini round gelli plate to add some more detail. I used purple and white paint in this case. 

Make sure you don't use too much paint. Better too little than too much. 

I used this piece of cardboard to make a pattern on the plate before printing. 

This is how that looks. 

I did this three times. I thought that looked good ! 

Next I got my favourite background stamps out and started stamping with inks in similar colours to the paint I used. I did add a grey for more variation. 

That is the background done ! Love it !!! 

Next I stamped my main image and the sentiment I was going to use on a piece of white card stock. 

I also stamped the top half of him on the page. This way I can cut off the 'hair' from the separate stamped image and when I adhere it over the top the 'hair' is there again. 

I got out some UmWow studio Star Confetti and heat-embossed them with a light purple embossing powder. 

They go all shiny, lovely...

Next it was time to colour my man. I used Copic Markers... my favourite way of colouring as it is quick and easy.. 

And here he is in all his glory ! 

Here is the finished product again. Everything adhered. As a finishing touch I added some black pen around the sentiment. 
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

I have used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by today !

Thursday, July 21, 2016

"Blame My Gypsy Soul" An Art Journal Spread by Fiona

Hello my lovely Viva Las Vegastamps friends. Fiona here with you today to share a little journal spread I created using the gorgeous rubber from VLVS.

Lots and lots of layers went into this one!

And then I decided I needed a little feature piece so I created this little boy from the "Striped Leggings" stamp, the "Crown" stamp and the "Horned Boy" stamp. I think together they make a very cool Elizabethan style boy!

Right down to the red tights!!

You can see some of the layers I created in this close up photo below.

I love just playing and creating freely on pages. No commitment to an art journal. If I like it I'll stick it in, if I don't I'll chop it up and use it on another art journal page!

Viva Las Vegastamps used:

I hope you like my little creation. I'll see you all again very soon.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

You are Beautiful

Nikki here today sharing a postcard I made featuring the beautiful Whimsical Ladies Face with Tears

Firstly I used a blue painted piece of card to make my background. I added red, yellow and white acrylic paint and a brayer and my fingers. Then I stamped her and clear embossed her. I used color pencils to make the face area lighter, and added color to her lips, white acrylic to the highlight in her eye : 

The scrap paper that I used to clean my brayer was then used to make the flowers, since obviously the colors are already the same : 

I used a die by Tim Holtz Alterations to cut the flowers, then I layers them and lightly sponged the edges in blue :

I added color co-ordinating brads and layered the flowers and glued them in place around the face : 

A close up of her face : 

Final step was to add some black and white splatters and the wording, which is embossed in white : 

Stamps used :

Hope you found some inspiration here :) Nikki x

Monday, July 18, 2016

Boys Just wanna have fun! Mail Art Monday

Hello Again!

Yep, it's Monday again! Where did the weekend go? 
Well, at least it looks like the 2 boys in this weeks mail art Monday are having some fun!!!

What's on the other side of the fence I wonder!? Is it a scary dog? A crazy neighbor? Or maybe a pool party.... We may never know!! Haha

So for this piece I wanted something fun and simple like the summers of my past. I started by stamping the quote then I masked it off and drew the box around the mask. I also masked off the address block and drew around it.

Next I stamped what I'm calling the mischievous boys... Lol

Pretty simple right? I thought so! Now color away and its ready to be mailed out!!!

I hope you enjoy this fun pair as much as I do!  They just make me giggle!
Well enjoy your daily grind and remember to enjoy some mischief now and again!

Stamps used:

Peeking Boys 2 3/4 x 3 1/2

Friday, July 15, 2016

June Winner

It's time to reveal the winner from our June challenge! ^_^

We had 14 FABULOUS entries and we are so thankful for every one of them. It's so fun to see the gambit of work using our rubber stamps.

Our voted winner is .....


She's used our Writing Chevron, Star Collage, Mysterious, Doodle Dots, Row of Chevrons, and Banksy Unhappy boy.

Congratulations Nellie! :) Please feel free to use the following graphic on your blog :

And our RANDOM winner is... Mrs. Swandog.

If both of you could email me ( your shipping addresses we'll get you each a grab bag in the mail. Congrats to both winners!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Index Card Art by Jenn Engle

Hello! Today I have a pair of index card art cards to share with you. My current favorite stamp is the Wildflowers Silhouette stamp and I just love the different looks you can get with the same stamp just by using different ink! Be sure to check out the stamps I used which are linked directly below as well as a tutorial video at the end of this post.


The process video:

Thanks for looking!