Sunday 16 November 2014

Christmas Caroling with Rubber Dance

I used a little bit of recycling to make a cute Christmas votive holder for my festive mantelpiece for Rubber Dance. Find out how over on the Rubber Dance blog!

I used these delicious stamps for my make today.

Pines Fir Yew set
Christmas Greetings
Hope you like my happy holiday creation,
Katy x

Tuesday 11 November 2014

Tando Baubles for Christmas Week

What better for Tando Christmas week than something creative to hang on the tree? These baubles are simple, cheap and effective. Find out more about how I made them over at the Tando Blog :)

I used these gorgeous Tando Baubles.

Monday 10 November 2014

Aged Canvas for Rubber Dance

I've been at the lemon juice again folks! This time I used a burning technique (really old school!) to age a mini canvas then layered the stamped image on top using tissue paper and gel medium. This is my latest DT make for Rubber Dance.

Here's what the canvas looked like before the tissue - I rubbed and flicked it with lemon juice and then heated it until the juice burned (this takes some patience so stick with it). It burns more in some areas than others depending on the concentration of juice and the heat applied.

When this was dry I layered it with a piece of stamped tissue (Archival Ink) applied with gel medium - the canvas shows through in places giving a great aged effect.

To finish I inked the edges and added some speckles of Walnut Stain Distress Spray.

The stamps are Da Vinci by Rubber Dance and are fast becoming a favourite. I have always loved Leonardo and combined with my love of vintage it's a match made in heaven :).

Bye for now - see you very soon,

Katy x

Saturday 1 November 2014

Rubber Dance Blog Challenge - Classic Christmas

It's time for another Rubber Dance Challenge with an amazing great big bundle of gorgeous Rubber Dance up for grabs.

Use the colour palette as inspiration and (in a change for this month's challenge) we have a theme, which is to use STENCILING on your creation.

I made a quick Xmas card for the challenge - but you could of course use the colours for any kind of make. My card using mini sequin waste as a stencil with Distress Spray Stain in Tarnished Brass. I used the Rubber Dance Christmas Greetings and Pines Fir Yew stamps directly onto the card and then added a Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia made from old music sheet (if you don't have any Rubber Dance does an awesome music background stamp).

Good luck in the Challenge - can't wait to see what you make!
Katy x