Monday, 1 January 2018

Mixed Media House and Vintage Tag


Heyyy, lovely people! Happy New Year!

We have a new challenge on the Rubber Dance blog today, and it will run for the entire month of January. You can either use our colour scheme or the theme, or a combo of both.

For Christmas, my sweetheart gave me a big box filled with house shapes that he had made out of wood! Oh, drool! LOVED that pressie!! I've been painting and decorating quite a few alread, having such fun this past week!! This is one of those houses, just shot from two different angles:




I painted the house with blue and pink acrylic paints, then added a thin layer of Gold Metallic Paint. When it was completely dry, I sanded off some of the gold to reveal the pink and blue underneath, and on the corners of all the sides where the wood was revealed, I added purple ink. The houses and windows were stamped with olive green StazOn ink on a piece of thin watercolour paper and coloured in, using our challenge colours (purple, blue, olive green). I cut them out and adhered them around the house, before stamping the hearts and bricks here and there, using the same olive green StazOn ink. Stamps used: Textured Houses and Watercolour Xmas (hearts), both from Rubber Dance.

My second make for our challenge is this vintage looking tag, as "Make it Vintage" is the theme of our challenge (remember, you can either use our colour scheme or the theme - or a combo).



I coloured both manila tags with Distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain), and stamped the images with the Vintage Photo ink. I smeared some VersaMark ink around the edges and gold embossed, before adding the bow and lace ribbon. I had coloured the ribbon first, using the same colours of Distress inks. The hand and post card text got a hint of light pink, using a marker. Stamps used: Vintage Postcard and Mail Art from Rubber Dance.

Now it's your turn - let's see what you can make with our challenge colours or theme!

https://rubberdance.blogspot.com/2018/01/rubber-dance-january-challenge.html 
or
"Make it Vintage"

You have until 31st of January to join.
The random winner will get a €12 voucher to spend in the Rubber Dance shop.


Thanks for looking!



I wish you all a very happy, peaceful and creative 2018!
 


10 comments:

  1. These are wonderful Bibi, what a very clever husband you have! I love your colours in both pieces, isn't it amazing how colour sets the mood for a project. Wishing you and your family a very happy 2018. Sue xx

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Colours are indeed interesting that way. Happy new year to you and yours, too! ♥

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  2. Fabulous makes Bibi, I love your large wooden house. I have some very small ones slightly smaller than the RD house stamps, always wondered what they would look like in a larger size. What a marvellous sweetheart he is for giving you a treasure to decorate. Loving the new theme colours and much favoured colours of mine.
    Wishing you and Rubber Dance Stamps a magical year ahead. Warmest of Hugs Tracey xx

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    1. Thank you, Tracey! Yep, now you know what your tiny houses would look like ;-) I love all the space to decorate on these. He made them in different sizes, but none smaller than about 7 cm tall, most are bigger. Glad you like our challenge colours! Thank you for your 2018 wishes - right back at you! ♥

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  3. I’m so jealous of those wooden houses, however look what stunners you’ve made with them so I can’t be too hard on you then 😂
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. LOL, no you can't ;-) Want some? Make some, then! *grins*
      Hugs ♥

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  4. Happy New Year Bibi!
    These inspiration pieces couldn't be more different if you tried - and both are totally gorgeous!!!
    I was just thinking (I know, that's a dangerous thing)- you could end up with a village with the house pieces. That would be absolutely amazing! Art Gallery, Zoo, Gardens... Enjoy your pressies Bibi.
    Dot x

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    1. Thank you, Dot! Great minds think alike - he made bloks that could resemble a tower or part of a castle, an old train station; different buildings to add to a village. Happy New Year to you, too! ♥

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  5. Ooooh, I thought they wee maybe fabric. Very cool altered wood blocks. And what a fabulous gift!! He sure knows the way to a woman's heart. Hugz

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he sure does - and he cooks as well! I'm spoilt and lovin' it! ;-)

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