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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beverly G: Did Ya Hear?

A Great Good Tuesday Morning Everyone and what an appropriate title today because if you haven't heard we just had two new stamp sets released.
I've used 3 stamps from the Just Sayin' stamp plate. I just love the quirky vintage charm of this plate and just like all our other stamp sets these two new ones are just as versatile.
Don't you just love that surprised look on the little boys face?
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you've been joining in on the challenges. The latest one closes Feb 5th.
Who knows you might even get caught being a Rogue Rebel and get featured on our blog.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, January 30, 2012

Penny Bennington: Acrylic Block Collages

I have some fun collages to share - these are all done on acrylic blocks that are usually used for stamping with your unmounted and clear stamps. I found some that were 3in. square for $1 at a local big box store. I adhered my paper collages using images from French Kissed Postcards, Red Lead, and Paper Whimsy to the back of each block using Xyron adhesive and then stamped the cosmos bud and fern fronds from Floriculture with StazOn on the front of the block. The additional border stamp is from Hampton Arts.



Another really cool thing about these collages is that if you happen to flip to page 60 in the February/March issue of the Stampers' Sampler you'll see them in print! Woo Hoo!!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jennifer Ingle: Just Sayin'

Hi! I'm Jingle and I am SUPER excited to be guest designing with this fabulous January release for Rogue Redhead Designs! When Shar ever told me the name of this set...well, let's just say it was a match made in heaven! You see, I may or may not be rather known for using that particular phrase. Excessively. Just Say'n. Here is the first card I created with this super fun set!

Just Sayin'


I'll be honest with you. I'm NOT a cat person. Actually, I'm horrifically allergic to them. It's bad. REALLY bad. Just say'n. HOWEVER...there is just something about a fabulous cat stamp that gets me every time! This one is SO CUTE!

Just sayin' (detail 1)


I stamped him on white bristol and cut him out so I could pop him up over the fibers (May Arts). I stamped the background with the wonderful flower stamp. I love that!

Just sayin' (detail 2)


And then, well, of course that sentiment just HAD to pop, so I stamped and cut that out, as well! I hope you have enjoyed my fun little card and I can't WAIT to share more with you soon!

Jingle Out!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Simple Set Saturday: Simply Aged

Today, we are going to make some really simple vintage cards with the new RRD Just Sayin' plate.

We'll start off making a card with the Old Gent from the Just Sayin' plate.

First, gather all your supplies.
  • white cardstock, 1 piece 8.5" x 5.5" for the card base and one piece cut 4.0" x 5.25" for the front panel
  • Ranger Distress Inks in the following hues: Antique Linen, Old Paper, Wild Honey Tea Dye, and Brushed Cordoroy
  • post-it notes or scrap paper and repositionable adhesive for masking
  • water brush for detailing
  • cotton balls, sponges or daubers for applying ink
  • Memento or StazOn ink for main image
To start stamp your focal image in the center of your front panel with Memento or StazOn ink. Stamp the image again on a post-it and cut out a mask for the image. Apply the mask to the panel.

Now, using a cotton ball or sponge, pick up your lightest color of ink - Antique Linen - and sponge on some distress ink around the image. For the best results, after inking the cotton ball, apply the ink from the mask outward onto the card.

Move to your next darkest color of ink, Old Paper, and apply this ink around the edges of where you left off with the Antique Linen. Once, this is complete, apply some Tea Dye where the Old Paper layer finished. You should be creating an ever darkening halo around your image.

Finish off your aging process, by applying Brushed Corduroy around the edges of the front panel. Be sure not to be too even in your application to preserve the aged look.

RRD always prides itself on including great details on our stamps. Some of those details would be hard to cut in a mask. To get to those places that you could not cut out, pick up the lightest color ink - Antique Linen - on a water brush and slowly apply to the open areas. In the case of Old Gent, these areas are the space between his legs and the enclosed space in between his arm and body. You can also use the inked water brush to fill in any white spots around where the mask may not have been cut close enough.


That's it! Add a sentiment if you like and adhere the panel to your crisp white card and you are all done! Once you start making these fun cards, it will be hard to stop!

Here are some of the other cards I made for this set:





Hope you will try out this easy to do technique! If you want to play along, add your creation to our linky.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Introducing Just Sayin' and Carnival Dreams

Rogue Redhead Designs is pleased to announce two new releases, Just Sayin' and Carnival Dreams, to brighten up your winter! Each is whimsical in its own way and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Our Just Sayin' plate is a full-size unmounted rubber stamp plate with focal images, sentiments, decorative elements and a full-size background. Its quirky vintage charm lends itself to grace greetings to close friends and family. It's timeless humor is great for "any day" cards. Order this new full-size plate before February 25, 2012 and get it for the introductory price of $17.60, a 20% savings over its regular retail price of $22.00.


Our second new release is a fabulous new mini featuring the art of New England artist K. Dunn called Carnival Dreams. This newest addition to the Beautifully Dunn range comes just in time for Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day. It features beautiful-drawn free-flowing images of love and enchantment. Romance, mystery and a joyous spirit infuse this collection. Order this new mini collection before February 25, 2012 and get it for the introductory price of $6.00, a 20% savings over its regular retail price of $7.50.

Want both our new releases? During our sale, get our January 2012 Release Bundle including both Just Sayin' and Carnival Dreams for the low price of $22.00!

We are also offering our Rogue's Choice Bundle, which includes the popular Relish Reading and Milliner Misses collections, for the same low price of $22.00!

For the romantics in the crowd, we have created the Beautifully Dunn Romance Bundle including Snow Hugs, Candy Kisses and Carnival Dreams for the limited-time price of $33.00. Get in on these great deals now! They only last until February 25, 2012!

With the release of these new plates and bundles, Rogue Redhead Designs has also updated its website and added mounting and storage supplies to its product line. Purchase any of our unmounted rubber stamp plates by itself, with a sheet of EZ-Mount Cling Foam or with cling foam and a stamp storage panel - all with one click. Visit the individual pages of each plate for these additional choices.

Just need to order EZ-Mount or stamp storage panels? Just visit our new mounting supplies section!

Rogue Redhead Designs is also please to announce that we have expanded our shipping region to now include the entire European Union including the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand in addition to the United States of America and Canada.

The Rogue Crew has put together some fabulous examples from both of these new releases.

Here's some fun samples from the Just Sayin' plate.

Artwork by Sharon Briss


Artwork by Holly Brown


Artwork by Sharon Briss


Artwork by Stephanie Severin


Artwork by Sharon Briss


Artwork by Holly Brown


Artwork by Sharon Briss


Artwork by Sharon Briss

And some more samples from Carnival Dreams:

Artwork by Sharon Briss


Artwork by Stephanie Severin


Artwork by Sharon Briss

Don't miss out! Visit RogueRedheadDesigns.com to get these great new collections!

We'll be showing off new samples from these new releases all week including some fabulous art from our two special Guest Rogues, Jingle and Barbara Washington. Jingle will be showing off what she has created with our Just Sayin' plate and Barbara will dazzle you with her Carnival Dreams creations!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Skating Through Life: Stephanie Severin

Frosty is the theme for this month's Rebel Challenge ... to use Vellum in your design. I embossed vellum for my background panels and stamped my sentiment on vellum too (clear embossing keeps it from smearing).
All stamps are from Rogue Redhead Designs Snow Hugs set. The Sketch is this week's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge. Papers are Basic Grey's Kissing booth with a little colored pencil highlighting and the addition of a punched silvery moon.

Designer ~ Stephanie Severin

Friday, January 20, 2012

Snow Hugs Valentine: Laura Liddell


I wanted to show how the Snow Hugs plate was also very suitable for Valentines Day and need not be put away once Christmas is over.

I have made a heart insert in the card and covered the card in gold printed vellum. This ties in with the current Rogue Challenge, to use vellum. Cut out the vellum over the heart window to reveal more clearly the lovely image from Snow Hugs plate. I have paper pieced the red hearts so they would feature more. I have also used the Hugs and kisses stamp from the same plate and finally embellished with some ribbon and a jeweled heart.

There is still time to join in this challenge so why not give it a go?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sneak Peeks from Holly

Good morning! My name is Holly, and I just joined the Rogue Redhead Designs DT. I'm so excited to be here with these talented ladies! :-)

Are you ready to see a couple of sneak peeks??




The stamps on these cards are from a new set called Just Sayin'. This will be released in the Rogue Redhead Designs store on January 25th along with another stamp set that I know you will love. :-) Be sure to check out the new rubber next week!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cheri Caught for the First Time Using RRD

We've caught brand-new Rogue on the Run, Cheri, using her Milliner Misses set. She chose a beautiful lavender and green color palette to show off these lovely ladies.


Along with her excellent coloring, Cheri also added a beautiful lace border. Isn't it pretty?

To see more of Cheri's charming art, check out her blog Stamp'n Bloomer!

Do you want to get caught redhead-handed? Just use your RRD stamps and email your design to rogueredheaddesigns@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Beverly G: Vellum Spotlight

A Great Good Tuesday Morning Everyone--
I'm following Penny's post with another girl from the Milliner Misses stamp set and I've pulled some patterned vellum from my stash because as you know by now our new challenge this month is #7: Frosty-use Vellum.
The little dragonfly on our girls hat inspired me to pull these colors. I always think of blue greens and purples when I think of dragonflies and in my stash I just happened to have some tiny dragonflies. They are actually silver, but I dabbed this one with my gold Sharpie Paint Pen. I stamped the girl in Soft Suede on the front of the vellum, colored with Spica Glitter Pens in purple and teal on the back to maintain the softness, cut out the circle and very carefully went around the edge of the vellum with the Spica Gold Glitter Pen. I sponged a couple of scraps of resist paper with Bermuda Bay ink and border punched, tied the bow, attached the vellum circle to the pattern paper mat with a glue dot behind the dragonfly, attached the scallop and bow mat, and there you have it.
With Shar's, Penny's, and my examples of some of the uses of vellum I'm hoping this will inspire you to come and join in on our 7th Challenge this month. Get creative, I bet you can out do us.

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

Monday, January 16, 2012

Penny Bennington: Fashionable Vellum

A new Rebel Challenge has been issued for this month, and I wanted to experiment a bit with my piece of vellum. First I stamped the trio from Milliner Misses onto vellum and then colored it from the back side using colored pencils. I'm just not good at coloring and doing it this way hides my mistakes! Once I had my image colored, I ran my piece of vellum though my Cuttlebug using a frame embossing folder. Embossed vellum always gives a cool white effect and I added more white (also on the back with a colored pencil) to make it even more obvious.

So what did I do with my piece then?

I created this collage for it using 7Gypsies tissue paper with French place names and a page from an old French dictionary.

I completely avoided the difficulties of adhering vellum; by creating decorative corner punches in my image mat, I could just slip the piece of vellum under each corner punch. Hope to see your project using vellum!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rebel Challenge #7: Frosty - Use Vellum

Thanks to everyone who played our last Rebel Challenge! It was great to see all the great ways you came up with to use grids!

This month, we've got another fun assignment for you! This time we are asking you to go

Frosty



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 include vellum in some way.

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 Rogue Redhead Designs Store.

This challenge will end on February 5, 2012. The winner will be announced on February 8, 2012 and will have until March 8, 2012 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

You can create a frosted panel like the one below. This card is all about layers. The colored image was covered by a layer of plain vellum, stamped with a sentiment. The layer of vellum was then framed by a piece of patterned paper.

Stamps: Sitting Girl and sentiment from Relish Reading (Rogue Redhead Designs)

You could also try a vellum overlay like this simple card.

This card has a simple window, lined with vellum which has been stamped with a sentiment.

Through the frosted window you can see a hint of the bright flowers inside. Once the card is opened, all the vibrant color shines through.

Stamps: Gaillardia from Floriculture plate and sentiment from Relish Reading plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)

You can also use vellum for some interesting spotlighting and layering options.

To create a reverse spotlight, I punched out portions of the vellum to reveal the full colored image.

To give a feel of water, I layered the vellum at the bottom of the oval after lightly sponging it with Distress Ink.

All together it looks like this:

Stamps: Beach Boy and Beach Girl and sentiment from Beach Babes plate (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Join us throughout the month for some other challenge inspirations from the Design Team as well as many other great projects!

Your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Jean Franks Beck: Victorian Valentine

With Valentine's Day approaching, I couldn't resist creating a feminine little card in the Victorian scrap style.  I used lots of images from the Floriculture plate, along with a sentiment from Snow Hugs.  The florals are colored with Copics.  The background is some patterned paper that I ran through a postmark embossing folder.  A little heart paper doily frames it up.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Deb Corder: Je t'aime!

Wow..this is my first post for the new year here at Rogue Redhead Designs! I hope you found some time to ink up your RRD rubber over the holidays!

It seems like FOREVER since I did any tags....and then I had to stop and laugh. I did all 12 days of Tim tags...silly me! Still the urge to do a tag over took me tonight.

The background text and boy come from RELISH READING and the sentiment is part of FLORICULTURE. I tucked a heart under his arm in preparation for Valentine's day!

Stamps: Rogue Redhead Designs RELISH READING & FLORICULTURE (sentiment)
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Distress Inks
Paper: tag
Accessories: ribbon/rhinestones; Prima rose & butterfly, copper spray, heart Nestabilities

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Winner - Rebel Challenge #6: Get Griddy

Thanks to everyone who played Rebel Challenge #6: Get Griddy! So many different types of grids and so much fabulous art!

So without further ado...we will reveal our randomly drawn winner....



Congrats to Mary K
of
Le Beau Reve!

Mary, please contact RRD at rogueredheaddesigns@gmail.com to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until February 11, 2011 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

Trisha Too, Cheri Weston, and Barbara Washington, you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!


Artwork by Trisha Too



Artwork by Cheri Weston


Artwork by Barbara Washington

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what we have planned for Rebel Challenge #7!
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