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Monday, April 30, 2012

Penny Bennington: Rogue Faux Altered Book

I have a faux altered book, one of my favorite types of projects to make, using one of  my favorite Rogue Redhead Designs stamp sets, Relish Reading, to share as my last post as part of the Rogue Crew.

When you open the door, you find a girl sitting under a tree with a book on her lap intermittently reading and dreaming.  I have loved this particular image since the set was released because of a silly childhood memory.  You see, I've always been kind of an "indoor girl" and as a kid when my mom would find me lost in the pages of a book yet again, she would tell me that I needed to go outside and do something.  So I took my book outside and continued reading under a tree!

The girl's image inside the book is stamped on top of the text stamp from the set lightly stamped with Tea Dye DI and colored with colored pencils.

Additional border stamp: Prima

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Holly Brown: Pretty in Pink

Hi Rogue fans! It's Holly posting today, and this is my last post as a Rogue Design Team member. I have had an absolute blast being on this team, and I want to thank Shar for having me here. I'm sharing some Pretty in Pink projects with you today.

This first project is a tag that I was playing with. I used the Watercolor Distress technique from Technique Junkies on the tag background, and then I stamped the swirls from the Relish Reading set. I cut out my favorite Miss from the Milliner Misses set and added her to the side. The sentiment, also from Milliner Misses, is stamped at the bottom.

This card was a fun mish-mash of papers and embellishments. I used the Curvy Borders technique and the sentiment is from the Floriculture set. Look closely at the sentiment. See the faint pink outline of a flower in there? I stamped that flower (also from Floriculture) with some pale pink ink after I stamped the sentiment.

This last project was so much fun to create. I used the Telescoping Card technique from Technique Junkies, and the stamps are from Milliner Misses (my favorite set!).

I didn't add any layers or embellishments to the bottom two circles because I wanted them to open and close without tearing something.

I hope I've been able to inspire you to create your own Rogue art these last few months. I'm looking forward to seeing what new stamps will be coming out and what gorgeous artwork the Rogue DT will create with them!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Trio of Trios as More Rogue Art Spotted

Our fashionable trio from the Milliner Misses collection has been spotted all over the blogosphere!  Obviously, they have gone Rogue!

Our first trio comes from Anna over at Anna Christensen Crafts.  She has used her Milliner Misses trio to create this great layered card.

She has added some great distressed details, fab coloring and a nice touch of lace to create this great look.

The card spotted was Mervi's wonderfully flowered card found on her blog - Leikkaan.  Bringing together the lovely trio and adding in Dot for good measure, Mervi has used her talents with embellishments to make her creation shine.

She has added a beautiful bouquet of vintage-style flowers and leaves, added elegant pearls and a gorgeous ribbon border embellishment to finish it all off!

Our next card is by Suzanne of Suzanne's Papercrafting and shows her delightful design skills and passion for pastels.

Again, inking up both the trio and Dot from Milliner Misses, Suzanne has used soft shades of pinks and greens for her color palette.  With loads of layers including an inked doily, Suzanne has create a delightful celebration of vintage style.

Want to get caught Redhead-handed?  Just use your RRD stamps and start posting! 

To see the latest Rogues on the Run as they are spotted, check out our Pinterest Board.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Enchanté Misses

The Milliner Misses look enchanting in neutrals (Spring Fashion colors Starfish & Driftwood) with My Mind's Eye Paris & Co Papers and this week's CardPatterns Sketch.  To pull in another color from the Spring Fashion Colors challenge, one sassy chapeau has a Tangerine Tango rose ... my favorite of the spring hues.

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Barbara Washington: Spring Colors

Spring Fashion Colors is this months rebel challenge. On my card I used the simple swipes technique from the Feb/March Technique Junkies newsletter to show off my spring colors. My image and sentiment are from the lovely Beach Babes plate.The base card, also in a spring color, has been stamped with the fabulous sand background stamp, also from Beach Babes. A touch of distress markers colors the image. The oval frame was cut using a Spellbinders die.
Spring is a beautiful time of the year.
Barbara Washington - guest designer

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Barbara Washington: It's Raining, It's Pouring

I had some play time in my studio this morning, so I pulled out my Just Sayin' stamps and put together this card. I will admit that I had intended on making a card that fit the current challenge of Spring Colors. I already had the design in mind, and I wanted to try the Tissue Tape technique from the current Technique Junkies newsletter. When I went to find my tissue paper, all I could find was this dark blue. (not really a spring color) My white and spring color tissue paper has disappeared from the face of the earth. I was determined not to give up, so I used the dark blue tissue paper and stamped it with white pigment ink. It worked just fine. I die cut the window (modified ODBD/Spellbinders) from woodgrain paper. The background panel was dry embossed using one of the Spellbinder embossibilities folders. For the window glass and rainy view I dry embossed a piece of packing acetate and layered it over some gray cardstock. It doesn't look like kitty will be going outside to play anytime soon. The sentiment says it all.
Barbara Washington - guest designer

Friday, April 20, 2012

Laura Liddell: Spring Fashion Colours

The current challenge on this site is the Spring Fashion Colours as set by Pantone. There is a great selection to choose from. I have chosen a rather warm pallet but there is such a wide choice you could equal go cool. The challenge runs until May 7th.

I have used a stamp from Rogue Redhead Designs from the Carnival Dream plate. I coloured a piece of stamboard using Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Victorian Velvet and Wild Honey. Then Spiced Marmalade was added through sequin waste. The image was stamped with Archival ink and then painted using a watercolour brush and Distress Inks. Finally I scraped the edge to give the white surround which also makes it look more like a tile.  Made a tag from some Crafty individual paper which I coloured further with inks so the tile would stand out more. Added the trim and ribbons to finish.

Hope you find time to join in.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Holly Brown: Rose Wreath

It's Holly posting today! Have you seen the newest challenge on the Rogue Redhead Designs blog? Shar has a picture of the new colors issued by Pantone, and the challenge is to use any of those colors on your project.

My eye was drawn to the moss-y green color and the beige-ish color in the challenge picture. I pulled out some moss and kraft cardstock and thought about what direction to go in. After looking at my collection of Rogue stamps, I had a vision in my head of a wreath. I stamped the rose from the Floriculture set multiple times onto some mauve paper and cut them all out.

I stamped the sentiment (also from the Floriculture set) onto kraft cardstock that was cut with a circle die, and then I arranged the roses around the sentiment. I punched some leaves and branches from moss and kraft cardstock and adhered them between the roses.

The background is a Watercolor Gesso technique from Technique Junkies. I love how this backgound has touches of all three colors - pink, moss, and kraft. Some kraft seam binding was tied into a bow and added to the top of the wreath.

Check out the Spring Fashion Colors challenge and play along with us! We'd love to see what colors you pick to play with!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CG Gets Caught - Just Sayin'

CG, our winner from Rebel Challenge #8, has been caught for the first time using her Just Sayin' stamps!

Don't you love this great scene she has created with this sassy cat surveying its vast realm of exploration?  CG used border punches to create a sea of fence tops spreading out before this feline! 

All the great textures and layers really bring this wonderful Clean and Simple card together!

If you want to see more of CG's fabulous art, check out her blog - cg says [something loudly].

Want to get caught redhead-handed?  Ink up!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Beverly G: Hi Flowers

Good Tuesday Afternoon--Spring has sprung where I live so today I've chosen to go with the pastel fashion colors that are on the chart for Challenge #10-Spring Fashion Colors.
I've used the Floriculture stamp set and the Hi from Bits and Pieces stamp set. The rest of the products are Stampin' Up. Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride. I wanted to add a little bit of sparkle so I spritzed a piece of Blushing Bride card stock with Blushing Bride Smooch and then stamped the flowers with Basic Grey ink, the same with the Hi. Oops, I did use Spellbinders Scallop Ovals dies.
We look forward to seeing how all of you use the colors on this Spring Fashion Palette, there's quite a variety there and all beautiful shades.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥ 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Penny Bennington: Masterboard Cards

The newest Rebel Challenge involving the Pantone Spring 2012 Fashion Colors list of 10 colors gives you quite a few to choose from. My idea was to use a masterboard concept, creating a colorful, random background on a 9x12 sheet of watercolor paper and then.....

...see how many cards I could make!

My supplies were simple: I used two watercolor crayons for my base color inspired by Pantone's bellflower and margarita and stamped the background from Beach Babes after coloring on the stamp and spritzing with water. Those two colors - periwinkle and yellow green - really evoke spring flowers to me. Then I stamped the bud from Floriculture with archival ink, inspired by Pantone's solar yellow, and finally randomly stamped text and a border from Relish Reading with StazOn - the only dark blue ink I had - inspired by Pantone's sodalite blue.

The easiest card to make was to cut a piece of the masterboard to create a background.

Next, I cut out simple shapes, attached them to a card base and roughly doodled around them.

Another idea was to cut inchies and inch-and-a-half-sies (what are you supposed to call the bigger version lol!) and arrange them in grids.

Finally I still had scraps left, so I cut them into strips of random widths and haphazardly wove them into a pattern. I was amazed at how many cards you could produce from the masterboard. I even used two more Pantone colors for inspiration - starfish is similar to the kraft card base - and the tiny strips of dark brown in three of the cards are inspired by driftwood. All the stamped sentiments on each card are from Bits and Pieces.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Rebel Challenge #10: Spring Fashion Colors

Thanks to everyone who played our Gate-Fold Rebel Challenge! The ways you interpreted the format were wonderful!


We reserve the right to delete submissions that do not
follow our guidelines!

Spring has sprung and the new Spring colors are out and fabulous!  Every year during New York Fashion week the Color Gurus at Pantone put out a guide for the colors for the upcoming Spring season.    We want you to go Rogue with these colors - use any combination from one to all to inspire you!

Spring Fashion Colors

You are going love playing with these colors.  To see how some major fashion designers combined these colors in their fashion designs, check out the Pantone Fashion Color Report.

We've got a new FAQ up for challenge participation for easy reference!

Here's the short version.

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge. 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 be based on a color scheme that centers around one or more of the colors (or similar) shown above.

4) Only links that are to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.  Please note: the challenge must be named in your list and not simply listed by its URL.  Thank you.

6) You can submit up to 3 entries and you may combine this challenge with up to 5 other challenges, but more than that and you will disqualify yourself.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Store. This challenge will end on May 7, 2012. The winner will be announced on May 10, 2012 and will have until June 14, 2012 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

You can go soft and dreamy as in this first sample which uses the green, teal and navy blue as its main color palette and the loving couple from Carnival Dreams.

You can go straight-forward and simple with this masculine card using the green, orange, and tan colors from the range.   The simple Je t'aime sentiment from Floriculture makes this card a breeze to put together.

Why not try fab and fashionable with a lovely lilac, purple and navy color scheme?  This sample features Dot and a stylish sentiment from Milliner Misses!

To see some more Fashion-inspired cards, come back and visit our blog over the next month. Our Rogue Crew will show off some fabulous art! Your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Deb Corder: Chemistry Lesson

It's no secret that I love Tim Holtz's techniques! And like many of you, I enrolled in Chemistry 101 for a few lessons. I haven't completed all the classes just yet. But one or two of the techniques inspired me to get out BITS and PIECES and FLORICULTURE.
This first tag is "Spritz and Flick". Sponged color and drops of water. I used Broken China, Scattered Straw, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, and Brushed Corduroy.

This second tag was a "WOW" gotta try that technique. Tim calls it "Archival Resist". I used Archival Sap Green, Olive, Monarch Orange, and Saffron. Tim sponged his creation with a brown Distress Ink and I thought it looked dull and lifeless.  So I used Scattered Straw and a little Spiced Marmalade.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Winner - Rebel Challenge #09 - Gatefold Cards

Thanks all those who took on the Rebel Challenge #9: Gatefold Cards! Great gatefold cards from everyone!

Drumroll...and our randomly drawn winner is ....

Congratulations! Kate, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until May 11, 2012 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

Rina, Cheryl, and Kerry - you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by Rina Meyers

Artwork by Cheryl Walker

Artwork by Kerry

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what we have planned for Rebel Challenge #10!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stephanie Severin: You Fly ... You Soar

I love how the flower from the Just Sayin' set is the perfect little accent for my paper pieced card.

I stamped it on hounds-tooth DP and again on gold metallic cardstock to create my layered bloom.

The layout is this week's Unscripted Sketch (flipped) and papers are My Mind's Eye Be Amazing Follow Your Heart.

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Trisha Too: Relish Reading Tag Book Layout

I am so excited to share this little pocket book layout
with you, I have to admit, I REALLY like it.

Okay, yes, you're right, I little-book-layout-LOVE it:

The background stamp, it's what really drew me to the
Relish Reading plate to start with, but all the elements
complement each other so well--that kind of border stamp,

And the faces on the children,

they look so thoughtful . . .


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Laura Liddell: Easter Bonnet?

I had the urge to make an ATC as I have not made one for yonks! These wonderful Rogue Redhead Design stamps, Milliner Misses, are a joy to use and I thought would be perfect for an ATC. I also found some pearls the coordinating colour to the swirl to finish it off.
Clean and simple make but a joy to do.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Relish Reading Hijacked

We discovered Jack using her Relish Reading stamps in these lovely designs!  Of course, Jack's been a Rogue on the Run before so we weren't surprised when we saw these fabulous cards turn up on her blog!

For the first Roguishly ravishing card, Jack has set our Marie on some yummy designer paper and colored her with soft hues.  

 For the second card, Jack created a lovely scene with Meagan reading under her tree.  Again, subtle hues add light color to the card, tying in with the lovely designer paper and the embellishments.

See more of Jack's art at Jack's Arty Crafty Kreations!

Want to get caught redhead-handed?  Just use post your Rogue Redhead art on your blog and let us know!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beverly G: Beach Fun

A Great Good Tuesday Morning Everyone! I've got the Beach Babes stamp set front and center today. It will be time to go to the beach before you know it. I've layered up with Pool Party, Sahara Sand, and a shell background. I stamped the kids on some cream card stock and colored them with Distress Markers. After I cut them out with my new Framelits die, I left them in the die and softly sponged around the edges with Pool Party. I like the way that leaves just a small edge of cream. I traced around the die onto Sahara Sand and cut it out to layer up some more. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with the Modern Label punch and inked the edges of that with Pool Party also and used to tiny gray brads to attach it to the shell background, for just a subtle touch.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, April 2, 2012

Penny Bennington: Rogue stamps and metal

Do you have those days when you decide that you're going to play with a specific set of supplies and just see what happens? Well, this is the result of one of those days! I wanted to play with metal, alcohol inks and my embossing tools and this card is the end result. I started by stamping the swirl from Relish Reading on the back of my metal piece with StazOn and then flipped the piece back and forth to emboss and refine and emboss and flatten the background and emboss some more - it does take some time and patience :-)

These are the supplies I used for the embossing.

Here's a close up so you can see the raised detail. I added details with a ball and cup tool and a decorative wheel from Ten Seconds Studio. Next I added alcohol inks (Ranger: Pool, Clover and Citrus) over the metal then sanded to reveal the silver of the aluminum in the swirls. I also swirled a small brass brush over all of it which allowed me to stamp the lily of the valley sprigs and quote from Floriculture. I lightly traced around the stamped image and puffed it a bit from the back to give it dimension too and then added another layer of alcohol inks around the embossing and stamped areas. Having the inks already out allowed me to make a perfectly matched piece of glossy cardstock to layer behind. A really fun way to get more out of your stamps!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sharon Briss: Rogue Sponging

One-layer cards can be as striking as those with many layers.  This format is perfect for a bolder look, so I decided to have a little play with color.

I put this selection of cards together using nothing but some punches, cotton balls (my favorite spongy stand-in), and ink.

I started off by stamping an image in black on a white card.  I then masked the image completely.  Next, I punched a shape out of a repositionable note to create a reverse mask.  Ink was then sponged into the shape and over the image mask.  Sounds more complicated than it is but once you do it once it'll be smooth sailing for all the future ones.

Here's what I came up with:

For the final one, I did a little something different.  I used some labeling/cover-up tape to create a  straight panel in the middle of the card.  I sponged light green into the panel and then over-stamped the fern with darker green ink.  To finish off, I moved the cover-up tape to create a second smaller border strip into which I sponged the darker green ink.

Why not create your own designs and go one-layer Rogue with your art! 
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