Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mail Art Monday with Fiona

Hello VLVS! peeps, Fiona here with you today to share a little piece of mail art I made using three of my favorite VLVS! stamps.

Just a quick little creation today.

A little bit of a spray. A Little bit of a sprinkle. A little blending. Stamp Stamp Stamp and she's done!

Viva Las Vegastamps used:

Just a quick one today, but I'll see you again soon x

Friday, May 19, 2017

All Part of the Plan...

Hello Again!

Today I want to share a fun, and sort of inspirational tag I created...

To Start I began with 2 of my new distress oxide inks (Broken China and Faded Jeans), as well and my original distress ink in Walnut stain. I layered the 2 blues on the tag and flicked a few water droplets to create the drop effect.

 (After I edged the tag in the walnut stain and added a few more flicks of water)
I also used some punchinella waste as a stencil for some light detail

Using StaZon black ink I stamped my gas mask guy (Man in gas mask).
To add detail I used a bit of corrugated cardboard, and some gear die cuts that I had "rusted" using Prima rust effect paste. (I blame Corrie for my purchasing this amazing stuff). 

Finally I added a Tim Holtz small talk quote layered on black. 

I hove how this piece came out, I hope you do also! 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today <3 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ATC's and a Card

Hello again stamping friends!!!  Michele here today to share a couple of ATC's and a card using all stamps from the latest release.
Ready??  Here we go...
ATC's first:

These were so fun!!!  These are both just one layer but the background is Distress Oxides and Dina Wakley paints and stencils.
Viva Las VegaStamps! used:  Girl with a Bird Cage, Elf on a Stool, Nevertheless She Persisted, Why Fit in.

The image is watercolored with Distress Markers.

My work never feels complete unless I have some splatters...

I used my favorite masking technique with book pages on the images.

Orange is usually not a color I use but I love the POP of color it brings to this ATC.

And not the card:

We have some layers on this one...The image is stamped and colored and fussy cut.
Viva Las VegaStamps! used:  Nevertheless She Persisted, Whimsical Leaf Lady Face.

Distress Oxides and Markers for the color on this card.

We look forward to seeing how you are creating with all these awesome new images!!  Please make sure to share with us on our facebook page Viva Las VegaStamps! Groupies.

Until next time...get inky!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

May Challenge Inspiration with Shanna

How are you all doing???? Have you had a chance to play along with us on the current challenge? If not check it out here!!

Isn't this some awesome inspiration???

So I starte with the Clockface stamp in a teal colored ink.

Added more stamping in Distress Ink with the stamp Color Wheel Lines.

Than I just got it all inky and blended in some Walnut Stain all over leaving the center lighter. 

I added more stamping and inking. 

Then of course I had to use the Double Coffee Rings (I think one of my favorite stamps EVER!) I did this with embossing powder though. 

Then added my sentiment, some black thread, and attached it all using my tiny attacher. 

We would love to see you play so make sure you top by. 

Viva Las VegaStamps Used:

Other Items Used:
Distress Ink - Linen, Walnut Stain, and Hickory Smoke
Versamark Watermark Ink
WOW Embossing Powder
Prima Color Philosophy - Sea Breeze

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

It's Mail Art Monday !!!

Hello everyone, 

and welcome to the blog where today it is Mail Art Monday and I have an envelope to share !

I really like how it turned out... 

If you would like to see how I made this then click the link below ! 

I have used the following stamps for my envelope:

Thank you so much for stopping by ! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Artist Trading Cards by Jenn Engle

Hey everyone! I have a pair of ATCs to share with you today. I was playing around with Plaster from the Hardware Store. It makes an interesting finish and it is super fun to play with. I used the same "Fortune Tarot Card" Stamp on both ATCs but applied them in different ways.

I would love if you checked out the process video to see exactly how I made these ATCs from start to finish. (Video at the bottom of the post)

Stamps Used:

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mixed Media Art Journal: Persistence by Cheetarah

Hi all, it's Cheetarah here today and I would like to show you this art journal page I made recently with by now my fave stamps from the new releases at VLVS! The Leaf Lady is just so gorgeous, I've absolutely fallen in love with this stamp!! I had made an art postcard which I showed you last time and based on that design I made a bigger journal layout you see above. The size is about to fit an A5 journal. I used a lot of different media for this page and as usual a full list of stamps and media used is at the bottom of this post. First let me tell you how I created this journal page. 

To get the texture you see on the background, I used a bunch of left over pieces from Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies. I just stuck them on with matte medium and then used white gesso to create a starting base. To create the first layer of color, I sprinkled some Lindy's Magical Shakers in Guten Tag Teal, Bavarian Blue, Polka Purle and Yodeling yellow over the page and spritzed it with water. It gave a beautiful shimmering base. Then I went to dry brush some Deco Art Media antiquing green patina and metallic gold over the textured aria's to create some dimension. The specimen butterflies were stamped with Staz-On Royal purple on a piece of gelli printed deli paper which I adhered with liquitex gloss varnish. The Gelli paper gets a nice gloss and turns transparent so you get the design visible over your background. I stuck a few pieces of the gelli paper randomly on the page with the gloss varnish. I also stamped the butterflies randomly on the page with a darker blue color. The sentiment "Nevertheless, she persisted" was stamped on a trim of the background and I colored the edges with chipped sapphire distress crayon and antique bronze distress stain. It's popped up with foam tape. 

A close up on the texture of the background. I colored the leaf lady and doodle leaf the same way I did with the Art postcard, so with alcohol markers, but I also spattered the DecoArts Media patina Green and gold metallic over her hair to create more interest and texture. 

Before I adhered the page to my journal I added pops of color with Caran d'Ache neopastels (oil pastels) in turquoise and yellow.  A mixed media tip for you; if you have sealed your piece (like I did) with a varnish (I used the Liquitex gloss varnish) and you use oil pastels over it, you can use your heat gun to slightly heat up the oil pastels. The varnish protects the layers below it and the oil pastels turn a bit more liquid and you can easily smooth out the colors over your page with your fingers and not have streaky lines. 
Lastly I rubbed some distress stain antique bronze on the edges to frame the piece and called the page done! 

Hope this inspired you to create some texture with your left over pieces from your die cuts :) 

VLVS! used:

Lindy's Magical Shakers in Guten Tag Teal, Bavarian Blue, Polka Purle and Yodeling yellow
Alcohol markers (Letraset promarkers) 
Die cut left overs & gelli printed paper
Distress stain antique bronze 
Distress crayon chipped Sapphire
Staz-on midnight blue, teal, jet black, royal purple
Caran d'Ache Neopastels 
DecoArt Media paints; Antiquing green Patina, Metallic Gold 
Foam Tape
Liquitex Gloss Varnish

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Spirit Animal Art Journal Page by Fiona

Hello VLVS! friends. Fiona here with you today to share a little journal page I have created with some Aaaaaaaaawesome rubber!!!
 How cool is this little journal. I picked it up last month and have been dying to give it a go. I love it's long skinniness!

This page is truly an experiment. First to see what it was like to journal on a long skinny format and secondly to use some of my geli prints I have had lying around for zonks!!

I'm loving the colour explosion and the little dude I chose to add as my feature is soooooo cool!!! He's holding a coffee ...... my life line!!

Viva Las Vegastamps! used:

Catch ya all next time xx