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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cathy Cornered as She's Caught Redhead-Handed!

We've caught Cathy of Cathy's Corner using her Relish Reading stamps in a sweet ATC!

To find out more about this project, check out Cathy's Corner for yourself!

Don't you love her fantastic background and her amazing coloring!

Want to be a Rogue on the Run? Just get caught using your Rogue Redhead stamps!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sail Away by Joanne Wardle

A simple card made with the new Beach Babes plate from Rogue Redhead Designs.

Stamped in blue onto a pale blue-grey base and then coloured with pencils, a couple of scraps of patterned paper, and that's it!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We've Caught Shelly Redhead-handed!

Shelly made this excellent card for her grad school-bound daughter! Isn't it perfect?

As you can see, Shelly used the sitting girl, flourish and Almanac background from the Relish Reading plate and did a fabulous job watercoloring the main image. She added some Prisma pencil details in to finish it off. She finished this lovely card off with a sensational background and custom bottle cap embellishment!

To see more of Shelly's wonderful art, visit her blog, My Creative Rumblings.

Thanks Shelly for being a Rogue on the Run! We'll have an APB out for your next roguish creation for sure!

If you would like your art featured on the RRD blog, just email us a picture of your Rogue Redhead art!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Beverly G: Sailing Wishes

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone!
Today I have a masculine easel card for you and I followed Penny's lead and used the current Rebel Challenge: Wet and Dry Embossing to inspire all of you to join in on the current challenge.
I used VersaMark ink, Night of Navy, and clear embossing powder on the sail boat and anchor. The reason I like to emboss is that you end up with a raised, slightly shiny image that is also very tactile. I wish the that would show up more in the photo. Which brings us to the dry embossing. This particular embossing folder is a frame with some flourishes to the side, or whichever way you would like to turn it, I liked the flourishes on the left side for this card. Again a very tactile effect on your project.
We're looking forward to seeing all your great entries in this fun challenge.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, August 22, 2011

Penny Bennington: Herons on the Beach

I used the current Rebel Challenge theme of both dry and wet embossing as my inspiration for this card using stamps from Beach Babes. My dry embossing is a Cuttlebug frame embossing folder with the embossing highlighted with distress ink. My wet embossing is the heron stamp that I stamped on alcohol inked glossy paper and embossed with white EP. I also used just a part of the Thoreau quote from the set.

Here's a close-up:

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jean Franks Beck: Missing You

As soon as I saw this little girl from the Beach Babes set, I knew I wanted to pair her with the "Miss You" sentiment from the Relish Reading plate.  I love her little wave of her handkerchief into the wind.  I stamped the girl and the birds onto an ivory tag, colored the scene with Copics and Distress Inks, and distressed the edges.  I added a ribbon, vintage text, brads, and Martha Stewart punched sand dollars as embellishments.  A quick and easy card to say "hello" across the miles.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Deb Corder: Watercolor Babe

When I first saw this beautiful BEACH BABES set, I knew I needed to drag my watercolors out.
I'm not a watercolor artist (as you can tell), but awhile back I took a class from Dave Brethauer from Memory Box Stamps. Dave taught us the basics of water-coloring with Twinkling H2O's. Creating beautiful backgrounds is pretty easy.

I spray my paper (cold press 140lbs watercolor paper) with a water bottle and let it sit for a minute. At the same time I spray the watercolors and let them soak up some water. Then by just loading your brush and moving it in stripes across the paper - the colors will mix, pool, and generally make you say WOW!

I have tons of H2O's but recently I purchased this tray of opalescent watercolors from Red Lead Paperworks. I like the vintage colors. They aren't as bright as H2Os.

After the color dried I decided there wasn't a horizon line. I'm not sure you can tell in this picture, but I used my white Souffle pen and some glass glitter create the look of foamy water hitting the beach.

I hope you give water-coloring a try!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Barbara Caught Redhead-Handed!

Barbara submitted this awesome card for our recent Rebel Challenge - Vibrant Vintage!

She used the boy, sitting girl and sentiment from Relish Reading! Didn't she make a fantastic scene? Her background paper is really eyecatching and her coloring is amazing!

To see more of Barbara's excellent art, check out her blog, Magic Delights!

Want to be caught Redhead-handed? Just mail a picture of your creation using RRD stamps to

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stephanie Severin: Vintage Button Birthday

I love the versatility of the Calendar Ledger in the Relish Reading plate. For this card, I stamped it, embossed the stamped paper with gears, and then added a bit more Distress Ink for a great background piece.

The card base and vintage photos are pages from a 1050 Popular Science Magazine that I found at an estate sale. It reminds me of my grandfather tinkering in his machine shop when he was young.

I added die cut gears, digital gears, and some of my step-mom's vintage buttons for my machinery. I finished with a sentiment from Bits & Pieces stamped in the aged margin of one of the magazine pages.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

RC002: Surf and Turf - Wet and Dry Embossing

Deadline extended: now open until September 8, 2011!

Whoohoo! Time for another Rebel Challenge for the RRD crowd! As usual, we'll be doing a challenge with a little bit of a twist.

To celebrate the release of RRD's new Beach Babes plate, we are challenging you to pair dry and wet embossing to create your own "Surf and Turf" creation.

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge and use any papercrafting or mixed media format. You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs products but it would be fabulous if you did!

2) Your submission must include some stamping.

3) Please read the directions for the challenge. We like to add a twist here and there. Your submission must contain BOTH wet and dry embossing to qualify.

4) Links that are not to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will not be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the RRD Etsy store.

This challenge will end on September 8, 2011. The winner will be announced on September 10, 2011.

I decided to make a scene using a stair-step card. For my creation, I stamped the sandy beach background on patterned paper with Tea Dye Distress Ink and clear embossed the result. It gave the "sand" some great depth and texture. I then dry embossed some sky and sea and added it to the back panel. After that, I stamped my figures and colored them with copic markers, attaching them to each "stair" of my card.

Have fun creating your own wet and dry embossing combinations and play along!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

RC001: Vibrant Vintage Winner

Thanks to all who played our first Rebel Challenge! We challenged you to go bright and bold with your vintage creations!

Congratulations to Holly, our randomly drawn winner!

Holly, please contact us at to claim your prize - a $15.00US Voucher at the RRD store!

Artwork by Holly

Make sure to come back on Saturday for our new Challenge!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beverly G: Vintage Beach Babes

A Good Hot Tuesday Morning to Everyone!
What a better way to start a hot day than a trip to the beach. This is one of the stamps from the new release plate: Beach Babes.
Today I was going for a Vintage Post Card look. I used Distress Inks,sponges, and a water brush to maintain the soft antique feel to this scene. After I had masked the children and created the sand, water, and sky, I carefully peeled off the mask and used the water brush and Distress Inks to watercolor the children. I had already decided to use the fern punch and the clip art shells for the corners, but I thought it still needed something. I think the large background stamp was the perfect touch. I masked the whole scene and stamped the background stamp with antique linen distress ink and sponged around the edges to blend it all together. Then I added the ferns and shells with dimensionals.
I had such fun working with this stamp I'm already working on another card with this wonderful set of stamps. So many possibilities.
Take advantage of the sale Shar has got going on and round out your summer with your own special beach and summer cards.

Thanks for visiting and viewing,
Beverly G ♥

Monday, August 8, 2011

Penny Bennington: Sail Away!

I was excited to be able to play with the new Beach Babe stamps - especially creating a card based around the sailboat stamp since sailing is such a part of our summers. It's one of my husband's favorite pastimes. My stamped circle is colored with watercolors, but my favorite and quite serendipitous part of this card is the background stamp. Shar created a cool sandy beach texture stamp, but if you color the stamp with a watercolor crayon, spray it with water and then stamp it onto watercolor paper you achieve a background that looks like splashed water - how cool is that! A perfect fit with a sailboat!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beach Babes Now Available!

With August upon us, it's definitely beach weather! Now, you can stamp your own seaside memories with your Rogue Redhead stamps!

Rogue Redhead Designs is pleased to announce our latest unmounted rubber stamp release – Beach Babes!

This charming plate includes vintage images of the sand and sea. With this plate you can bring the beach into your art and send sweet summer greetings to all your friends and family.

As with all our other "full page" plate designs, Beach Babes features great elements for card creation all in one plate - a full-size background, focal images, design elements and sentiments.

This plate is fantastic for simple coloring with watercolor pencils or copic markers as you can see with this easy grid card.

Create fun beachscapes with our new sandy background and fun beach elements!

While vintage, these stamps are still a wonderful way to make quick cards in the Clean and Simple style. Here's a simple 4" x 4" love note with minimal coloring but lots of flair.

This great new plate will be available for the introductory price of $17.60, 20% off the regular retail price of $22.00, until September 6, 2011. Get yours today!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stephanie Severin: Reading Sparks Imagination

As a child, summer was all about reading. I would go to the library and take home as many books as they would let me check out. Then I sat on my bean bag in front of my window exploring the world through books.

This card uses a sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches together with an image and sentiment from the Relish Reading plate. I used overlapping circles for my scallops around the outside edge.

I love seeing my nieces and nephews fall in love with reading ... this card will go in the mail with some fun new books.

Monday, August 1, 2011

in the garden by Joanne Wardle

in the previous post, Shar has challenged us to use pencils on kraft. ahem, hello!! how am I supposed to resist that one?

So I have made my card using Shar's stamps from Rogue redhead designs (relish reading plate) to make this card.

The trick I use to achieve a sepia effect on kraft card, is to stamp the image in brown (versafine vintage sepia) and to make the images stand out, I always make sure I include white somewhere in the colouring.

To enhance this card I've added some touches of summer flower soft, it goes so well with this technique

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