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Thursday, August 30, 2012

trisha too: Milliner Misses take the Rebel Challenge

Have you joined in the Rebel Challenge yet?
It's a shape challenge--at least one circle, square, and rectangle.
My circle is torn, so it's probably more of an ellipse . . .
(more details on my blog
This is a square easel card, and the the sentiment is rectangle--both images are
from the delightful Milliner Misses mini plate (on sale, I might add, for $6.00).
You have until September 9th to enter for the chance at $15 of Rogue rubber!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Zoe SandersonL Take 3

Back again with another take on another image from the Nature Notes set.   This time the lovely dreamy girl.   Pair here with the background plate from 'Relish Reading' and lots of Adirondack lettuce.

Coloured with Promarkers there is an air of Clarice Cliff and Girl's own adventures to her don't you think?    Birthday greeting from the same Nature Notes plate by happy chance fitted perfectly onto the woven corner strips.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Master of My Fates

I just love this quote from Nature Notes ... I paper pieced her shirt & added some embellishment at the top using the wavy line from Just Sayin'.

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Zoe Sanderson -Nature Notes take 2

In Horace, the phrase is part of the longer Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero – "Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the future", and the ode says that the future is unforeseen, and that instead one should scale back one's hopes to a brief future, and drink one's wine. This phrase is usually understood against Horace's Epicureanbackground.[2][Wikipedia]

For my second card using the lovely new plate Nature Notes I tried to keep to an Art Deco feel with structured lines and simplicity of design.   The little leaf swirl panel lends it's self to this ideal for the corners.   The floral design does not need anything else.   

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Debi Ryan: Shadow Bird Tag

Today, I'm sharing you a tag I've created using the Floriculture Set. I've sprayed and stamped the background, and then used some dies to add the key and the bird. I created the shadow bird by using the cut out from the day as a homemade mask. I'm really enjoying bright colours and getting inky at the moment, I hope you can see that from this tag.

Remember there's just a short time to go to get any of the sets on Sale.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Colleen Oxford: Nature Notes

Stamps: Bark background and Tree scene from Nature Notes half-plate

My Family and I love to go GeoCaching and when I saw the Bark background stamp from Nature Note's I couldn't wait to peel away some edges :)  I stamped the bark background all over a piece of Mellow Moss cardstock, which I then cut a 1 1/2" x 12" strip off and adhered to the left of my page.  Then I took the rest of the cardstock, placed it under the River Rock cardstock and tore away to give the feel of a Birch tree.  I then flipped the LO over and placed my adhesive where I needed it and adhered the stamped sided up to the back.  I finished this LO off by stamping the Tree scene and punching out 1" x 1" squares and one Curly Label punch, matting the squares with the Postage Stamp punch.

Be sure to check Nature Notes at Rogue Redhead

And join us in this months Rebel Challenge: Shape Up!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Barbara Washington: Captain of my Soul

My card today is a mixture of several stamp sets. I also thought it would be fun to create a card for this month's Rebel Shape Up Challenge: a recipe calling for a circle, a square, and a rectangle.
The focal image, sentiment, and frame backgrounds are all from the newest release, Nature Notes. The background was made using the Kraft Resist technique from the latest Technique Junkies newsletter. I first stamped the background stamp from Relish Reading. Then I stamped and embossed the background stamp from Just Sayin'.  I sponged on stream, caramel and rust inks for color (Ranger). I think the combination of stamps and color makes a striking background for the wonderful Nature Notes stamps.
Don't forget the RRD Sunsational Sale going on now thru August 31, 2012.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Zoe Sanderson: Nature Notes Take One

Thank you Shar for inviting me to be a Guest Designer showcasing this lovely new half plate of stamps - Nature Notes.   It is a real treat to get to see these beautiful Art Deco themed images.

Stamped onto glossy card in Archival Black this has a photographic feel to it while the image is so serene and calming.   With Autumn on the horizon the colours of the season inspired my card.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

trisha too: Nature Notes trinchie

Happy Wednesday, fellow Rogues--today I have a three by three
deco/trinchie/thrinchie to share, using two of the stamps found in
the new Nature Notes plate:

I used a piece of mixed media background, and the images are stamped on
a monotype paper.  I was thinking she reminded me of a fairy, or some
such woodland creature, being green and all, but now I'm thinking more
along the lines of one of the Orion women from Star Trek . . .


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Rogue on the Run - Barb Caught Redhead-Handed!

Barb has made two fabulous cards using her Milliner Misses set!

Using a wonderful vintage color palette, Barb has highlighted these lovely ladies with a beautifully soft sponged frame paired with an elegant die cut.

Continuing the same lovely colors, Barb created her second card with a nod to the first.  She repeated the die cut and soft inked frame as well as the colors and strong vertical line.|

To see more of Barb's art, check out her gallery on Splitcoast Stampers.

Want to get caught?  Just use your RRD stamps and post your creation to your blog or email us a picture at

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Nature Notes Montage

I love stamping on designer paper, and the new Nature Notes stamps are perfect to create a stamped montage.
I used for different stamps from the Nature Notes set (stamping the flower multiple times) together with the blocked border from Floriculture for my design.  The designer paper is the Lille Collection from 7Gypsies.

Designer: Stephanie Severin

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rebel Challenge RC014: Shape Up

August brings to mind outdoor picnics, great barbecues and hot dogs over roaring fires.  We've cooked up a little recipe challenge to whet your creative appetite.

Stamps: Woman and sentment from Nature Notes

You'll have to think design and style for this one as we are asking you to:

Shape Up!
Use at least 1 Circle, 1 Square
and 1 Rectangle

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

Please check our FAQ for all the info on our challenges! 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 contain at least one circle, one square and one rectangle.

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  only 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 September 9, 2012. The winner will be announced on September 12, 2012 and will have until October 12, 2012 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

You can use panels and mats with this recipe!

Stamps: Masquerade Couple from Carnival Dreams
and sentiment from Snow Hugs

You can go with a Clean and Simple look.  For this card, I used a circular mask to create a circle of color.  I added a rectangle to the bottom third of the card for the sentiment and framed the flower in a square mat.

Stamps: flower from Nature Notes
and sentiment from Bits and Pieces

Another idea would be to go with some simple paper piecing as I did with this old gent!

Stamps: Old Gent from Just Sayin'
and sentiment from Bits and Pieces

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some more distressed greens. 

Now, it's your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Debi Ryan: Deco Birthday Set

I'm really enjoying creating with the new Release Nature Notes.  Today I've got a little Birthday set to show you. I created the background on the card by stamping most of the stamps from the set in different hues of green. I then sponged the whole piece. I then embossed the lady and sponged her in yellow and  pale orange.

I then added some ribbon, a button and the sentiment. I then created he little gift box to match. I love how this set is both modern and vintage all at the same time.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Winner of RC013: Distressed Greens

All your entries were so wonderful with so many different interpretations of distressing from inking to inks and from folding to fraying.  You all did some amazing rogue inking!

And now with further ado...

Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC013 is.....

Congratulations go to

who created some lovely wedding gift tags with distress inks

Helene, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until September 8, 2012 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

  EwaVermella, Leintje and Esther- you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by EwaVermella

Artwork by Leintje

Artwork by Esther

Each challenge we pick a Ravishing Rogues from among the entries which  featured RRD stamps.

The RC013 Ravishing Rogues are Terry, Sue and Holly!

Artwork by Terry

Artwork by Sue

Artwork by Holly

We hope you proudly display this badge!

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what's up for Rebel Challenge #14!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Colleen Oxford: Carpe Diem

I am loving the new Nature Notes half-plate!

Stamps: Tree scene, Flourish and Sentiment from Nature Notes

I made this cute little easel card as an uplifting art piece that can put a smile on a friends face and be placed on a shelf to inspire her for awhile :)

Be sure to check out Nature Notes at Rogue Redhead Designs and don't forget to look around at the RRD Summer Sensational Sale!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Barbara Washington: Seize the Day

My card today features stamps from the newly released Nature Notes. The lovely girl was stamped and embossed twice, once on the blue and once on white. I then colored the white image using distress markers and cut her out. I adhered her over the image on the blue. The border was made using the vine stamp. I stamped repeatedly using my stamp positioner. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed right over the leaves. I am really enjoying playing with the stamps in this set. They all work in so many ways.
Don't forget to check out all the great Specials available during our RRD Summer Sunsational Sale!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Nature Notes Meets Simple Set Saturday

Rogue Redhead Designs is pleased to introduce our newest collection - Nature Notes!

Express yourself with the latest half-plate collection from Rogue Redhead Designs! With the clean art deco lines of the 1920s, this elegant set focuses on the simple majesty of nature. This set includes 3 main focal images, a mini background, 5 sentiments and 2 decorative elements. Create sweet notes, eclectic ATCs and charming cards to celebrate the spirit! Nature Notes will be available for its introductory price of US$12.00 until August 31, 2012, a 20% savings off its regular price of US$15.00.

To  introduce you to this sweet set, I've created a simple set to show off some of new images and sentiments.

The background I used was quick and easy.  To create the same effect, you need 2 or more reinkers, water, a paint palette, watercolor paper and a brush.

Add three to four drops of reinker to water in your paint palette. Dip your brush into the mixture and then brush across your watercolor paper.

I like to use two or three bands of color on the same piece of paper.  I generally start at either end and fill in the middle at the end.

I try to use colors that will blend well together where they touch. In this instance, I used a light blue, a lilac and a green.

To create more interest on my pattern, I dipped my fingers into water and then randomly drummed them on my backgrounds while the paper was still wet. Lovely irregular spots appeared!

To further create some variance in the wash, I added some sea salt and let it dry.  While this effect is lovely, sometimes the salt residue will create areas on your backgrounds that do not stamp as crisply and sometimes not at all.

I like the no-stress distressing of the images, but it is not for all projects.

Once my backgrounds dried, I simply stamped my images with Jet Black StazOn ink, trying to place my images so that they overlapped more than one color band. 

To finish off, I cropped the images except on one edge which I tore.  I framed the images with a black mat which ran off the edge of a totally white card and added some sentiments.  The result is a simple card with lots of interest but not lots of fuss or muss.

Here is the rest of the set:

Below find a selection of samples from the talented Rogue Crew!

We would also like to welcome the beautiful art of Zoe Sanderson who will be sharing her imagination and creativity with us as a Guest Rogue for the next two months.

Don't forget to check out all the great Specials available during our RRD Summer Sunsational Sale!

Need mounting supplies with your new stamp purchases? We carry EZ-Mount Cling Foam and EZ Mount Stamp Storage Panels in our Mounting Solutions Section.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

trisha too: just a peek . . .

Just a little sneak peek today at a wonderful image from the new 
Nature Notes set--this one reminds me of an Art Nouveau period 
stained glass window.
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