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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Hello there! - Guest Designer for Rubber Dance Stamps!!!!

Good morning to you! Hope you're having a good week?

I was chosen as the DT's pick last month over at Rubber Dance Challenges and was very kindly asked by Susanne to be their Guest Designer for the start of their new colour challenge today which is  a photo inspiration and colour challenge of green, rust and magenta.

Please join us at Rubber Dance challenges for your chance to win some fantastic Rubber Dance stamps! - I did it, and I won - so you can too!!!!!

OK, this is the piece of artwork that I came up with for my Guest Designer spot.  I had great fun with this one and the quality of the rubber stamps is superb.

I have used the "Hello There" stamp set and I have used the giraffe head three times (in line with the photo inspiration of the challenge), I have placed them at the same height and placing as the three closed water lilies on the photograph.

I stamped the giraffe head in black onyx versafine and then covered them in drawing gum to protect them while I made my usual inky mess!!!!

The basis of the background is distress stains (rusty hinge and peeled paint) which I have diluted on to my glass mat and swiped the card through.  

I have then used a combination of Rubber Dance stamps from the Antique Botanicals set behind the giraffes.  These were stamped in coffee and fern green Archival inks, versafine imperial purple and have been coloured in using distress inks and a white pen.

I have also used a stencil with distress oxide (wilted violet) on there too.

Three flowers from the Antique Botanicals were stamped and cut out, coloured in and placed at the front to give me some depth.

 A bit of doodling with a fine black pen and matt and layered on white and deep plum card stock - I have smudged some wilted violet distress ink on to the white layer.

I hope that you like what I've produced for Rubber Dance - I adore their stamp range and often join in with their challenges - why don't you give it a go - you could win yourself some Rubber Dance stamps and produce lovely pieces of artwork too!!!!

Good luck!!!

I would like to express my thanks for the entire Rubber Dance team for choosing me as their pick last month, to Susanne and Bibi partularly for being so helpful.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xx


  1. This is fabulous Leanne and I have to say that the Giraffe is one of my favourite Rubber Dance stamps. Your colours look superb and the flowers in the background and foreground add such interest. I love it! Wishing you a happy day and crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. STUNNING. Love this gorgeous work.xx[aNNie]

  3. This is wonderful Leanne, Giraffe looks so happy here in his tropical garden! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  4. Hi Leanne. I love how you have used the colours so beautifully and with style for this. The giraffe always makes me smile.
    Dot x

  5. Better late than never they say Leanne, but apols for being such a tardy visitor. This one is a real beauty, love the colour palette and how the Giraffes seem to be peering out of the focal blossoms.

    B x

  6. Wonderful cards and all beautiful designs

  7. Thank you Leanne for making such a stunning piece for our August Colour Challenge. Brilliant work!