Saturday, October 01, 2016

Rubber Dance Stamp Challenge - October

Hello, gorgeous! Are you ready for another fun challenge? I guess you are!

Our colour scheme and theme this month might not come as a big surprise. After all, fall/autumn is all around us (here in the north, anyway), and we do love its glorious colours! We hope you do, too, when you create an entry (or three) for our October Challenge:

Did you know that "fall" is an Old English word? It replaced the word 'harvest' in the early 1600s as more people started moving into cities. City dwellers began to use the phrase 'fall of the leaf'' and, over time, the phrase was shortened to fall. Surprisingly, etymologists don’t know where the word "autumn" comes from. It was used as far back at the 1300s (by Chaucer), and Shakespeare often used the word, too. As English spread to the New World, the common season names split as well and today, American English uses the word fall while British English uses autumn almost exclusively. 

*         Challenge Rules:          *

You must include stamping on your project.  Please mention where you have used stamps if it isn't obvious.  You do not have to use Rubber Dance stamps to participate. 

Our challenge colours must be the main ones, but you may use others

Max 3 entries per person. 

Entry via the linking tool with a direct link to your post (not just your blog). No backlinking to projects posted prior to the start of our challenge.

You may combine with other challenges. 

We reserve the right to remove entries that don't meet these simple requirements.


The prize:
winner will win five fab stamps of the Rubber Dance's owner's own cherished choice!
(say that sentence super fast seven times ... statistically, 87 % of you will try, 23 % of you will fail, out of whom 5 % will try again ... while the 13 % who didn't try are staring at you in disbelief)

The winner:
is our DT Pick of the Month, 
selected among those who have used stamps from Rubber Dance.
You do not have to use our stamps to enter, though. Play along anyway!

We also offer a Guest Designer spot to our DT Pick of the Month,
who will (if she wants) get her challenge card featured amongst the inspirational makes here on the Rubber Dance blog when we announce an upcoming challenge.

Honourable Mentions:

goes to some fave entries where our stamps have been used.
Fame, glory and braggin' badges awaits! ;-)

The winner and honourable mentions will be announced 
on the 5th of November.

Here are some inspirational makes we've created
using stamps from Rubber Dance, of course: 

First up is this sneak peek of a lovely decoration made by Elly,
(click her name to see the whole thing),
who was our DT Pick for August and got a GD spot here today.

Stamps from I Love Leaves and Christmas Greetings (sentiment)


Stamps from I Love Leaves

Stamps from Twiggy Leaves and Think Again (LOVE)


Stamps from I Love Leaves


Stamps from African Animals,
houses are a drawing by Susan

Stamped used: Round in Circles, Antique Botanicals (butterflies), Think Again (sentiment)


Stamps used Maple Leaves and Frosty Friends (sentiment)

Now it's your turn! Have FUN! :-D

Please put your name (or nickname) in the Title field, 
NOT the title of your post or blog.
This helps us a lot when we announce the names of the winner.

Thanks for joining!

If you don't see the Linky below:

Check the address field (URL) and delete the s in https,
then hit your keyboard's Enter key.

Friday, September 30, 2016

September Recap - inspiration de luxe!

Hello, everyone! It's been yet another busy month here at Rubber Dance, and as always at the end of the month I want to share some of the things that the fab team and I have made with Rubber Dance stamps. Lean back, scroll down and enjoy! :-)

Many thanks to all the designers for their awesome work! ♥

To see all the cool details while Anita flips trough the pages in her album, click here.


Guest Designer Liesbeth:



Did you see any stamps you liked? You will find them all here:

As always - orders are shipped worldwide for only €4,50!
FREE shipping on orders of €35 and more.
Want it shipped as a gift? No problem :)

Are you ready for a new challenge?
Please check back on October 1st and see what we're up to this time ;-)


PS: Another thing that happened in September is that yours truly started her own, personal blog. Just sayin' .... Just linkin' .... ;-)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The whole box of crayons : Art Journal spread

Hi everyone, it's Liesbeth here again.  This time I would like to show you an art journal page using some Rubber Dance stamps.  As I'm very much in love with this couple (from the stamp sheet Travel),  I used them as the focal point.

This is how I created these pages:

Cover a journal spread with old bookpaper and add a layer of gesso.  Keep it translucent at the top of the page and more opaque at the bottom.  Add torn pieces of different washi tape as shown.

Using black StazOn ink, stamp some text stamps here and there.  I used stamps from Travel and  Collage Mix

Add structure with some stencils and molding paste.

Let dry well. Stamp some circles  (Round in circles)

Add colour by using Gelatos.  Blend the colours with a waterbrush.

Accentuate some borders and edges and the circles by drawing with a black water soluble pencil and a waterbrush.

Stamp the couple and the sentiment (Something wonderful)  onto a separate piece of paper, cut them out and sponge some Vintage Photo Distress ink onto it. Glue them onto the page and draw shadows around it with  a water soluble pencil and water. Stamp (fragments of) the map stamp with grey StazOn ink here and there, and stamp the watch and the tower using black ink. ( all stamps from Travel).

Finished spread once more:

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like it !
Have lots of fun creating and see you next time  :-)

Take care, 

Liesbeth XX

Blog: Liesbeth's Arts & Crafts