Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Find Your Tribe | Fiona Paltridge

Hello VLVS! peeps Fiona here with you again to share a little card tutorial.


I want to show you how I got this Whimsical Fairy Lady to look like she's poking out from behind the tree.


First I made a mask of the stamp and placed it in my embossing folder where I wanted to stamp her later on. Then using some Distress ink I stamped the Brick Background stamp directly onto the inside of the embossing folder. You have to stamp on the non raised side (the side the writing in on in this case).


Next I stamped the Fairy lady. This time I used archival ink as I wanted it to be really black and permanent so I could do some Distress Ink blending later on and it wouldn't be disturbed.
I also got a wet wipe and removed any excess ink from inside the tree embossing part so it wouldn't transfer onto my card when I ran it through the machine. Seeing that it is Archival ink I did use a little bit of Stazon remover to help with this part.


After running it through my Big Shot I used a brayer and some more Distress Ink to add some ink onto the front of the tree. Later on I blended some ink over the top of it very carefully as well.


I have to be honest, I was worried ..... I was very worried when it first came out of the machine but after some additional Distress Ink blending and the addition of the Stitching stamps (everything looks better with a stitch stamp) plus a title, I was much happier with the results in the end.

Viva Las Vegastamps! used:



Thanks for popping by xo







Monday, December 05, 2016

Christmas Wishes


Happy 1st Monday of December!!  Michele here today with some holiday mail art.

My piece is a Christmas postcard.


Here is the front of the postcard.  I used Christmas Ball, Thicker Fir Branch, Long Bow.  The bow is stamped in Reactive Ink and foiled.


The background is Distress Ink with Medium and  Large Snowflakes stamped in embossing ink and heat embossed with Ultra High Gloss Embossing Powder.


I just love this Long Bow!  Foiled and inked, OH MY!!


I finished by splattering water on the background and lifting it with a papertowel. 

Of course the back had to have a sentiment along with a place to address it to a special someone.


I used the Christmas Wishes, From, To, Pine Cone all stamped in archival ink.


The pine cones are fussy cut and adhered.

So, do you have all of your cards made and ready to send???  I don't so I am off to get busy, otherwise they will be New Years cards instead...LOL.

Until next time...get inky!!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

December Challenge Inspiration | Fiona Paltridge

Hello my VLVS lovelies! Fiona here with you today to share a little tag I have created for the December challenge.


We'd like to inspire you with frames, scallops, doodles, vintage tones, tealgraytanwhiteblack,Christmastrees, WINTER, snowmensquirrels, snow angels, Victorian, house, scenery, road, snowbanks, family & more! Just be inspired ^_^

 Brown and teal together is one of my most favourite colour combinations! So I was very keen to create a background that would represent the mood.


Seeing that it's December I also wanted to give my tag a little Christmas theme so I popped the Santa and Reindeer stamp on it too.


Viva las Vegastamps! Used:


I hope you will join us. The link to take you to the monthly challenge is HERE

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!

Good Luck!


Friday, December 02, 2016

Winter Wishes

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post today. There is a new Challenge on the blog and today's post is a bit of inspiration for you. I hope you all play along with our Challenge this month. I have made a tag:





I coloured the tag (#8 shipping tag) with acrylic paints and then white embossed the stars. I took it to my sewing machine to create a border around the tag. I also distressed the edges. 
Next I stamped the house, the star (this was stamped with paint) and the sentiment and scallops. 
I coloured the house with Copics, cut it out and also cut out the star, the sentiment and the scallop. 
Everything was then adhered to the tag. Lastly I stamped the dots at the bottom and added a piece of ribbon. 


It is based on this moodboard for December:



The words to go with it are : frame, scallops, doodle, vintage, teal, gray, tan, white, black, Christmas, trees, winter, snowman, squirrel, snow angels, victorian, house, scenery, road, snowbanks. 

I think I got quite a few of those words in my tag. 

I have used the following stamps for my tag:



Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 



Thursday, December 01, 2016

December Monthly Challenge



We'd like to inspire you with frames, scallops, doodles, vintage tones, teal, gray, tan, white, black, Christmas, trees, WINTER, snowmen, squirrels, snow angels, Victorian, house, scenery, road, snowbanks, family & more! Just be inspired ^_^


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!



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

'dashing thru the snow'



hi there lovelies
kassa back in with my monthly post, full of Christmas color, Christmas FUN...
i simply adore these 2 cheeky chappies, heeheehee, who couldn't resist this darling duo - a pug and a chihauhau, lols i couldn't resist creating a Christmastime page with them in my  4"x4" mini journal.  'dashing thru the snow' on their sled...

'caped pug' can be found HERE
'chihuahau dog with hat' can be found HERE



i just adore these cheeky boy's eyes...
and those capes were shouting out to be painted red hahaha!


Mwah Kassa xoxo


Monday, November 28, 2016

Mail Art Monday | Fiona Paltridge

Hello VLVS peeps! Welcome to Mail Art Monday!


I have decorated a little white envelope with some of my favourite stamps from Mary Vogal Lozinak.


 The feature stamp of the piece is the glorious "Whimsical Lettered Man" that I think is just way too beautiful to be a man. This would have to be one of my most favourite stamps EVER and seeing that VLVS has over 20,000 stamps to choose from, that's saying something!


I added interest to the stamp with Alcohol Ink Markers. I have a love hate relationship with mine .... I have ruined many a project using my AIM's .... if I'm not concentrating it can end up being a big brown messy mess!!


 I finished the bottom of the envelope off with the gorgeous little "Whimsical Background" stamp. I always want to call this one something more like flower garden or flowers in a row. Again it's one of my faves ..... it makes the best border stamp. Both of these stamps can be found on plate 1457.

Viva Las Vegastamps used:




Friday, November 25, 2016

And I am unanimous in that, an art journal page with A NEW VIDEO !

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my post for today. I have made an art journal and I have filmed the process so you can all see how I do things... Here's is picture:




I have used the following stamps:


Here's the link to the YouTube tutorial; enjoy ! 





Thank you for stopping by today !



Monday, November 21, 2016

Mail Art Monday Full of Joy (Video Tutorial)


Hello Again Everyone!

I'm back with more
Viva Las VegaStamps goodness...

Today I want to share a fun and easy Mail Art Monday



PART 1


PART 2


Stamps Used: 


Friday, November 18, 2016

Lovely Day!!




 Michele here today with some challenge inspiration for November.


 So this is the awesome inspiration board for this month!  I was on a roll and created a tag with a short tutorial.

Here is the tag:
 


And for a how to on the background and of course I did some masking!!


I started by stamping on my tag in archival ink and then masking the images.  I used 2 new stamps, Circle Pattern Circle and Striped Pattern Circle.


On my gelli plate I put down some of the Dina Wakely acrylic in Lemon.


I rolled the paint out with a brayer and then put down a stencil for some pattern.


I lifted up the stencil and put the tag down in the paint.


Once the paint was dry you can see the harlequin pattern around the masked images.


I created another layer by inking through the the mask with Distress Ink in mustard seed.
Viola!  Background ready for doodling!  Now peel off the masks to get started...


 I doodled some hearts and added more patterned circles.


Oh What a Day was the perfect sentiment for this bright tag!

I hope you are inspired to link up to our challenge!!  You have until the end of the month.

Until next time...get inky!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Art Journal Page by Jenn Engle - "She Flies"

Hey everyone! Today I have a journal page to share with you. I used some of the fabulous new stamps designed by Cat Kerr. I just love them all! Be sure to scroll down for a complete list of all stamps I used as well as a process video!



Stamps Used:




The Process Video:


Thanks for looking!
~Jenn