Wednesday, July 2, 2014

More to see at new blogs!

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder that we have new blogs, one in English and one in Norwegian.

Two posts uploaded today, one on each blog! :-)

English blog:
Norwegian blog:

Thanks for hopping by!

Bibi from Rubber Dance

Monday, June 16, 2014

Let's Rubber Dance!

For some time now, I have wanted to expand and make other types of rubber stamps - in addition to my nature print stamps. And with that, a name change seemed to be in order...

Please welcome Rubber Dance! Isn't that a cool name? I think so. It sounds so cheerful to me, like a happy dance. *cha-cha-cha!*

Come check out all the new stamps. Lots and lots and LOTS!

I have set up two different web shops: 

1) The international website, in English

 The Norwegian website, in Norwegian

and two different, brand new blogs:

1) BLOG in English

2) BLOGG på norsk (norwegian blogg)

I hope you will find something you like.
Thanks for stamping by, I really appreciate it!

Rubber Dancing all over the place ...

Friday, May 23, 2014

New Post at New Blog

I forgot to mention that I posted on my new blog the other day. Please jump over to the new one to see what I made:

Here's another one: Please welcome guest designer Judi Kauffman and her FIFTEEN cats! (The stamped on paper kind of kitties ...)

Thanks for stamping over there! :-)


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Images lost. New website.

It happened to me, as it did to many other blogger users: We lost all our images. ALL of them. And there is no way to get them back other than uploading them, one by one, all over again. In my case, that means photos from 4.5 years of blogging, so it will take ages..... but one by one, or two or three every day, and I should be done in .... NOT no-time! lol

Anyway. I have started TWO new blogs:
One in English:
and one in Norwegian:

There is plenty to see on the new wesbite so come on over and have a look at all the wonderful new stamps!  (english) and (norwegian)

You can also find us on Facebook
- come on over and say hi!

.... and on Pinterest:

See you there! :-)


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Landscape Architecture, Part II

Published in Scrap & Stamp Arts, December issue. You will find my article on page 22-24, with step by step instructions of how to create landscapes with ink on paper. The theme is "A blue, blue Christmas".

Just a little sneak peek:

Tree stamp from Arterio in Belgium,
Spruce twig stamp from Nature's Print Shop (my company)

If you cannot find it in the stores, the magazine can be ordered from Scott Publications right here.

Part I of this series was published in July. Here is my blog post with sneak peek cards.

Thank you for stamping by!

To see all my nature stamps, please visit my website:

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Green Challenge #1

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.

Green is one of my least favorite colors, but I'm a sucker for challenges and took it upon myself to use green this time ... And boy, was the background green before I painted the stamped images! Eww!! (Sorry, no before-photo. I was in shock after an overdose of grrrreeeen and didn't think of shooting one...)

I made the green background using my home-made ink sprays (reinkers mixed with water) on watercolor paper, then added some pieces of torn tissue paper* for texture on the left side of the background, some stenciling with a chessboard pattern and green Silks Acrylic Glaze from LuminArte (lots of shimmer!), and a stencil with lines on the right side (see close-up photo below).*The tissue paper I added for texture was already green in a variety of hues. When I use ink sprays or paint, I always keep a roll of cheap kitchen paper nearby to dab off the wet areas, wipe of my paint brushes, or to clean my table, and I always, always hang the tissue paper up to dry in case I might need it later ... It's just too colorful and pretty to toss! (Yup, even the green one ...)

The calligraphy stamp is from Quietfire Design. The flower stamps are from Stubby Stampers.
The white dots were made with Artline 400XF PaintMarker. I used to wonder how people made their  perfectly white dots, so I thought I'd let you know what I use, now that I have found one that actually works!

Here's a close-up photo of the lines I made, using a stencil on the right side of the background. The ink sprays produce a matte finish, and I like the contrast between matte and the shimmer from Silks Acrylic Glaze. The stamped images are colored in using Twinkling H2O's (also from LuminArte), which is another lovely shimmer paint (watercolors with mica) that comes in a huge selection of vivid, saturated colors. I'm in luuuuv with H2O's!

The flourishes around the edges (rubber stamp from Cherry Pie) are stamped with Twinkling H2O's. I smeared some H2O's on my work table (my favorite palette) and dabbed the stamp into it to pick up the paint. 

The photos do not do the shimmer of the Silks and H2O's justice. They are truly amazing.

Ribbit, ribbit!

OK... so I've used green. Can I go back to purple, turquoise, and earth tones now, please? Actually, it was quite fun to take a small step outside of my comfort zone,  and you may have noticed the headline: Green Challenge #1, so yes, there will be a #2! After all - if nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies ... so I might as well make a few changes in the colors I use ... and see what happens.

Which is YOUR least favorite color? I dare you to use it and show me the result! ;-)
(Feel free to leave a link to your masterpiece in the comment field)

Oh, and I made a mistake on one of the flowers .... did you notice? (Mistake as in that I forgot something, but I'm going to leave it that way).

Thanks for stamping by!

(And for the first time in history, I will sign off with my name in ... gasp ... green!)
Green rubber stamps???