Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's all about ME | Viva Las VegaStamps! DT ApplicationCover

Today I am bringing you this fun upcycled project using materials that most would toss into the trash. Many of you know my love for upcycled crafts and this project reflects that as well as my love of rubber stamping. Today I am trying out for the design team to the amazing company Viva Las VegaStamps! I am a new fan of VLVS and *most* of my stamps are of the seasonal variety--which you have seen me using on my Festive Friday's posts. For today's project I wanted to show off some fun and easy techniques while sharing a bit about myself.

Cover is a round coaster painted with acrylic paint and embossed using
Sizzix Tim Holrz Texture Fades. A thin layer of Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer
and Terri Sproul's Mixers in Aquamarine Pearl and Pink Sapphire Pearl was
added and then a definition background  was stamped over the top using
Stewart Superior India Ink in Black. Cover embellishments include teal
feathers, a handmade ribbon ruffle flower [also stamped] and the title
piece stamped on upcycled packing material.
The reverse side of the embossed coaster was painted black
and then a thin layer of lacquer with the Violet Pearl interference
was added. The statement on this page was also stamped on
upcycled packing material. Embellishments on this page include
hand stamped flower petals and feathers and a pre-made butterfly.
The base of this page is a piece of upcycled packaging
covered in the upcycled packing paper. The surface was stamped
with both definition backgrounds and gears. The quote was stamped
on a separate piece of packing and attached with Mod Podge.
edges were inked and hand-stamped flower embellishments
with feathers and bells were added.
The back side of the upcycled packaging received layers of UTEE
and a couple of layers with Aquamarine Pearl from Terri Sproul's Mixers.
Transparency butterflies were embedded in the UTEE, a texture stamp was
pressed into the wet UTEE to add dimension. The "friend"definition
was again stamped on upcycled packing material and added to the UTEE
coated page with Mod Podge. The feather "flower" was also included
in the embellishments on the page as well as another pre-made butterfly.
In this detail, the cracked cooled UTEE
and the textured UTEE as well as the
swirles of Mixers in the UTEE can be
This next page is an upcycled toilet paper tube and a upcycled
stained [with Terri Sproul's Mixers from a previous project]
Paper Towel! The Paper Towel was adhered to the Roll with Mod
Podge and then stamped with India ink and edged with Walnut
Stain Ink. The quote was stamped on upcycled packing material
and a ribbon was added to the front as an embellishment.
The reverse side of the Upcycled toilet paper roll was directly
stamped with a fun quote and textured sprocket stamps. The
embellishment on this page includes teal feathers and a knotted
organza ribbon.
The final page is created from a rectangle-shaped coaster
and covered on this side with upcycled packing material.
The surface was dusted on still wet Mod Podge with
Aquamarine Terri Sproul's mixers and Violet Pearl Interference
The gears were stamped with Stewart Superior India Ink.
The glass embellishment was stamped with India Ink, and embossed
with clear Embossing Powder to set the sentiment to the glass.
The slide was attached to the page with Sakura 3D Crystal
The back side of the coaster was covered with some left-over
wall paper that a teammate sent to me! I colored the wall paper
with Terri Sprouls Mixers , water and Gum Arabic--a binding
agent. I love using the Mixers as water colors.
The end of the page was embellished with beaded trims and braids.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my album and will leave me some love. I hope some folks in the west find this project to their liking and give me the opportunity to present more techniques using their amazing red rubber stamps and miracle tape--something that I am POSITIVE I need in my life. VLVS has thousands upon thousands of rubber stamps in as many topics! What a fantastic company! 


  1. Leslie - Love this little mini book...it's "SO ME". It's so full of texture and glittery goodness. Good Luck and I just know you will make the VLVS team!

  2. This book is totally awesome! You've given me so many ideas! Good luck!

  3. I love the book cover! Great job and good luck :)

    1. Thank you Manda! Love the shimmer of Terri Sproul's Mixers!

  4. LOVE this!!! You've incorporated soooo many techniques into this little mini-book!!! Good luck on making the team!

    1. Thank you! :) I love rubber stamping and all the fun things you can do with them. I hope this mini shows just a "ink"ling of that passion.

  5. Great book.... Love all the texture!!! Like Paula said so many techniques!. Good luck!!!

    1. Thank you Lyneen! I wish there was feel-o-blogging...you know, where you could touch it...It's very fun tactile-wise

  6. Love your work on this one Leslie! Beautiful book.

    Hugs XX

  7. love this project. thanks for your submission to be on the viva Las Vegastamps Design Team

    1. Thank you Terri! Would love the opportunity to work with you and Wayne for VLVS!!


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