Friday, 21 November 2014

VLVS! a tale of two projects....

Hello fellow Crafters !

This is my second project as Guest Designer for VLVS! I have really enjoyed doing the projects. For this last one I actually did two little projects and couldn't decide which one to use so I'll show them both. Here goes. The first one is a series of three ATC's with the lovely Banksy stamps in the spotlight :

They were all made in the same way. The background is a gelli print. I have lots of them because they are so handy to use in your projects. Of course you can just paint your background, I do that too sometimes. I used two VLVS! stamps for the background : 19415 – Butterfly Specimens and 5210 – Collage writing. I used some black and white ink to make some splatters. Next I stamped the main images :19488 – Banksy Diving Helmets / 19434 – Banksy Gas Mask Flower girl / 19421 – Banksy girl floating with balloons.
Any spots that were not stamped right, I just filled in with a black marker. I then looked for suitable sentiments and decided on : 18408 – I'm not weird / 19423 – BANKSY / 18409 – Share your Sparkle.
I also used a black ink pad to ink the edges.

Here's some close ups :

Banksy Diving Helmets 

 Banksy Gas Mask Flower Girl

Banksy girl floating with balloons

I also used the following supplies : Pieces of gelli printed paper. Grey StaZon ink, Black Archival ink and white and black India Ink.

The second project was a postcard. I really liked how this came out :

I made the background by dragging a piece of cardstock through some Dylusions spray inks that I sprayed on my craftsheet with some water. I dried it and repeated the first step until I liked the result. I then stamped the flourish with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. When it was cool I rubbed it lightly with black Archival Ink. Next I stamped the background and the sentiment. I used the following VLVS! Stamps : 19417 – Victorian Flourish / 19416 – Waybill/Invoice Background and 8225 – Attention le ballet...
For the main image I used 9883 – Striped dancer jumping which I stamped on white card, coloured, cut him out and adhered him on the postcard. Some doodles with a black fine tipped pen and a white paint pen finished it off. Some close-ups:

I also used the following supplies : Cardstock, black and white markers, Ranger Silver embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Archival ink, Memento ink, Dylusions spray inks in pink and orange. StaZon Dove grey ink.

I hope you like it ! 

Thanks for stopping by !


  1. Cool designs! You can do so much with this type of stamps! Loving it!

  2. Ik zag ze net op het VLV-blog; zo mooi weer! Zit met een glimlach te typen; je maakt er steeds weer wat vrolijks van door de kleuren en die stempels; knap! Fijn weekend, Gerrina

  3. Geweldige creaties als GD Corrie!!! Ik heb zitten smullen van je blije kaarten, met heerlijke achtergronden...
    Groetjes, Alie :-)

  4. Weer goed bezig geweest Corrie.
    Knap gedaan, mooie kleuren!

  5. Goedemorgen Corrie! Ik kwam je projecten tegen op het VLV-stamps blog en kom nu even een kijkje nemen op je blog - ha, (ook) een Nederlandse art journaler dus! Je ATC-kaarten met de banksy stamps zijn geweldig - heel sterk! Heb een fijn weekend en lieve groetjes uit Zeeland, Marit

  6. Allemaal prachtig en wat een geweldige kleuren!

  7. Great set of atc's and fab unusual stamps xxx

  8. Love your postcard, Corrie, but it's the Banksy girls that stole my heart! Great use of those stamps to create an amazing triptych! And, yes, I agree that gelli prints makes awesome backgrounds. But, I might add that your "splatting" skills are amazing, too!

  9. The postcard is great but, like Kay, I'm absolutely in love with the Banksy trio - what gorgeous prints in the background (and love those muted butterflies), but the images still really get to take centre stage.
    Alison xx

  10. A wonderful series of ATCs, I love them all, but also the card, absolutely awesome and so cheerful!!! Wow! Coco xx