Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Something Wicked

Hello everyone. Shanna here with some challenge inspiration!

I had a blast recreating the challenge inspiration. I haven't made a card lately and I needed some quick and simple to do. This challenge was it!

I decided to make a Halloween card to celebrate and since I haven't made a card in ages I thought this would be fun. 

So first I gathered my supplies. 

I started with he main image with black ink then added the moon stamp as well. 

Then I inked the cardstock with Mustard Seed leaving it white around her to give a glow. 

Then I did another layer with Dried Marigold. 

Then I did Spiced Marmalade. 

Then a layer of Hickory Smoke. 

Next I added the trees with black ink as well. 

I had some scrap print paper that I gave a coat of gesso. 

Then stamped the sentiment Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Rubbed over it with some left over ink. 

I had a scrap piece of tea bag paper and I tucked that behind the sentiment to give my card a little more. Then I used a tiny attacher to staple it to the card.

Then mounted the card with sticky tape and bam! You have yourself a Halloween card. 

Here are some close up. 

Stamps Used:
The Moon
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Creepy lady Holding Candle
Tree with a Tire Swing

Other Items Used:
StazOn black ink
Distress Inks

Friday, October 13, 2017

TGIF the 13th! - by Cheetarah

Hey all, it's Cheetarah here and I have a fun mixed media postcard to share with you for today. Since it's Friday the 13th I thought I would make a Halloween version of TGIF! 
Little Nosferatu likes to unwind on friday the 13th and have brains for happy hour!
As usual a full list of stamps and materials used is at the end of this post.


I made this card on packaging, added other left over bits and pieces to it (I hate to waste stuff), applied gesso over it and worked with layers of distress paints. I also lightly added some texture paste over the Marbles stencil from the Crafter's Workshop to give it some "brain like mass" texture. Then stamped over it with some great mixed media and skulls stamps.

You can see the texture a lot better here. I have used distress crayons and pearl rubs in black and gold to give it shading. Nosferatu was stamped on a piece of sticker paper and "Brains fuck head" is made with two different stamps. I used letter stickers to form TGIF the 13th and lastly added some spatters in white and gold.

Hope this card made you chuckle and wishing you an awesome friday the 13th! (TGIF!)

Stamps used:

Materials used:
Distress paints: Hickory Smoke, Carved Pumpkin, Barn Door, faded jeans
Liquitex inks in Gold and White
Distress Crayons
Staz-On inks in Cherry red, Jetblack, Midnight blue, Stone Grey
Perfect Pearl rub ons 
Marbles stencil from the Crafter's Workshop
Modeling paste

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Guest Blogger : Sue Plumb : Fancy

We have some really incredible people who grace our blog.. today I get to introduce one more of them to you!

We have SUE PLUMB Joining us today... she's an Aussie full of sass n spunk. Her work replicates that.. just you wait n see.

Hi everyone! 
My name is Sue Plumb and I am a mum of 3 (daughter Brielle, 9 and twin sons Hunter and Kaden, 5) and I come from sunny Queensland, Australia. I began scrapbooking approximately 9 years ago, shortly after the birth of my daughter. Since that time, my work has evolved from a very simplistic paper-based style, to where it is now - which is far more artistic and often incorporates stamping, mixed media and eclectic elements (including the odd swear word!)
I am currently on several Australian manufacturer design teams including Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Colour Blast and Flutterby Designs. I am also a design team member for both the Scrap the Boys and Scrap the Girls challenge blogs and a current Creative Team member for Scrapbooking Memories magazine.
I was absolutely thrilled when DeeDee asked me to be a guest designer for Viva Las VegaStamps, having become a fan some time ago through design team member (and fellow Aussie) Fiona Paltridge. (I now directly blame her for my addiction to the delicious smell of new red rubber!) Thank you for the opportunity to share some of my work DeeDee. 

For this layout, I started by brushing some soft blue watercolour onto my page before using my stamps to define the focal areas. 

I then coloured some of the images using more watercolours.
Most of the images on my page were stamped directly onto the cardstock, however some were also pre-stamped onto tissue paper, and then adhered using a matte medium. (This allows you to easily layer images and place them more precisely.) 

The Gossamer Butterfly image that was stamped onto tissue, I simply cut in half and incorporated each piece into the layers under my photo. I only adhered them at the inner edge that was hidden under the layers, allowing the wings to "float" free.

Here is a list of the stamps I used:

- Typeset scallop
- Butterfly Gossamer (large)
- Overlapping squares by Corrie Herriman
- Striped pattern circle by Tera Callihan
- Doodle dots
- Incredible as it seems

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

When witches go riding ..

Hello everyone,

Welcome to my post where today I have a tag to share. There is also a process video ! Yay !

If you'd like to see how I made this then hop over to the VLVS! YouTube channel

I have used the following stamps for this tag :

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Eat More Candy

Hello! Who has already decorated for Halloween or is ready for Halloween? Well I, Shanna,  have some Halloween simple fun to share today!

I kept it simple with just a manilla tag and altered it with some 7 Dots Studio paper. I used a UmWow Studio stencil and some Distress Inks to add some pop of color. I also used Distress Inks around the manilla tag. 

The stamp was added with StazOn Black Ink. Then I used the Eat More Candy with black in on a strip of canvas. I added the canvas with some tiny brads. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Stamps Used:

Other Items:
Manilla #8 tag
7 Dots Studio Paper
Distress Ink - Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Hickory Smoke
StazOn Black Ink

Monday, October 09, 2017


We need to shake off a few cobwebs and share some winners with you :)

From our May Challenge:

From our June Challenge:

From our July Challenge:

From our August Challenge:

And from our September Challenge:


Congratulations on your beautiful works ladies! Please email me (deedee430@gmail.com) with your shipping address for prizes. Yahoo!

Friday, October 06, 2017

Halloween Cards

Do you send Halloween cards???
Michele here today and I have to say that Halloween cards are my FAVORITE to make!!!

I have a couple to share today.

Stamps used:  Rats in Pumpkin, The Moon, Something Wicked, Doodle Dots.

Stamped in archival ink, colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Background in distress ink.

These next two cards have background down with Distress Ink also.

Stamps used: Dracula, Full Moona Haunting we will go.

A little bit of coloring on this one too!

Stamps used: The Moon, Stitch Mouth Face Silhouette, Stay Creepy.

And the last one for today is a little cuter...

Stamps used: Sitting VooDoo Doll, I Put a Spell on You, Striped Witch Hat.

Some more coloring with Prismacolor pencils.

Let's see what you are creating!!  Share in our Facebook group, The VivaLasVegaStamps! Groupies.

Until next time...get inky!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Art Journal Page by Fiona

Hello my gorgeous VLVS! peeps. Fiona here with you today to share an art journal page I have created using one of the latest release's of stamp plates designed by our champion designer DeeDee Catron (love your work babe)

I really had no idea where this one was going when I started it. I know I wanted to  use the Turquoise and that was about it. So that is where I started.

Then I collaged on some run off paper I had used in a previous print making project that involved the fabulous stamps from plate 1495

Because the colours in this were yellow and red, that's where the page started to go. I love it when my art is influenced by something out of my control.

And then ...... this face appeared. I just love the way it surprised me. That's the best kind of art .... the ones you don't expect.

VLVS! stamps I used include:

See you all again soon xx