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Monday, July 29, 2013

Vicki: A sketch "Just for you"

This month's Rebel Challenge #25 is a sketch challenge.  I decided to play along with our blog followers and take on the sketch for my project.

"Just for you"

I started with a card base of black cardstock and layered both green and white on top of it.  The fourth layer is also black.  This became the background for my die-cut oval window.

The top layer of the card consists of patterned paper and cardstock that is die-cut with a Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities.   It is adhered to the black top layer of cardstock with pop dots for dimension.  This allowed for the stamped image to be tucked "inside" the window.

I stamped one of the Milliner Misses  images on white cardstock and colored it with pencils.  Then, I cut it out and adhered it to the black background layer so that it was centered in the oval window.

Next, I die-cut the Memory Box Flowering Vine from the green cardstock and placed it to the left side of the card.  I added some matching jewels to the flowers and the upper right corner of the card.

The sentiment, "Just for you" is a stamp from the This N That plate.  I placed it at the bottom of the window with some mulberry roses and a small flower cut from the foliage embellishment.

I hope I have inspired you to take part in our RRD Rebel Challenge #25.

Click on the challenge link in the upper right corner of the blog for rules and guidelines.
You could be the next winner of a US$15 voucher to the Rogue Redhead Design Store!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Krisha going Rogue in Art Journal

Hi everybody, it's Krisha here today to share an art journal page with nothing but Rogue Redhead Design stamps.  This was really a fun page to make and has all kinds of texture on it, plus acrylic paint.  The textures are  drywall tape and cardboard, plus the arrows and the word rogue are grunge board items that have been colored with Gelatos. I took all my RRD stamps and put them out on Betsy (yes I named my desk) and just started opening the cases and grabbing stamps, so to name each plate of stamps would make this a very long post, but they can all be found here: Rogue Redhead Design Stamps.  Hope everybody has a great weekend.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Debi Ryan: Summer Dreaming

Summer's Day

So although I'm in the middle of winter, we've had a glorious sunny day today, no coats needed. We've been having some earthquakes here in Wellington, New Zealand. So it was lovely to catch some rays and chill a bit today.

I've used the Beach Babes set to capture that Summer feeling :-)

Have a great rest of the week and weekend.

Debi x

Monday, July 22, 2013

Barbara Washington: A Little Sketchy or Two

Our current rebel challenge is "Get Sketchy", so I spent a few hours playing with the sketch. Here's what I came up with. I can't wait to see what you create.

As I started to work, I had two ideas in mind for my card. Since I couldn't decide which way I wanted to go, I decided to try both ways. Although both cards followed the same sketch, I think the results are really different.

My first card used stamps from the Floriculture stamp sheet for the focal image. The background was cut from Graphics45 designer paper.  It was an easy card to make. I think the floral image really stands out against the floral background.

My second card follows the same sketch. This time I used an image from This 'n That for my main image. I masked her and stamped the handwriting background stamp (Behind the Scenes) behind her. For my background, I stamped the bubblewrap background (Behind the Scenes) with embossing ink and then embossed it using a clear embossing powder.  I masked the sections and brayered distress stain in each section. The result is a grungy, textured effect.  I really like the look.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Helene Huber: A Summer Afternoon

Happy Friday!  This is Helene aka 2amscrapper with a whimsical card using the current Rebel Challenge Sketch and the Getting Grizzly Stamp Plate.

 I used an embossing folder and some oval diecuts to complement the stamps. 

I hope you have time to stamp a lot and get sketchy with our Rebel challenge!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

trisha too: sketchy at best . . . and is it just me?

Get it?  Sketchy at best?  As in, it's questionable?

It makes sense, seeing as my interpretation of the latest Rogue Redhead 
Challenge (Get Sketchy) is, in fact, somewhat sketchy . . .

Using some spritzy paper I'd been saving (a big sheet that developed over
time, as it was the paper used to keep my floor clean while spraying other things),
I stamped three panels with my favorite background stamps, although the ink
used for the musical score didn't do the image justice. 

 Then added the "You Only Live Once" sentiment from the This N That plate:
A little different from the original sketch, but still in the ballpark?  And if you win
the challenge, hey--$15.00 towards those great backgrounds, or maybe these--

One of my favorite Rogue sets!

These two plates are bundled as a special right now--the
This N That and Milliner Misses.  Now tell me, does anyone else look at the lovely ladies on these plates and think they'd be perfect for some Downton Abbey themed somethings??

Or is it just me?
Seriously, Downton Abbey!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Vicki Robertson: Warm Wishes!

Vicki here today...
 It's summer time and what better way to celebrate than sending "Warm Wishes"!

 I love creating square cards and 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 are my favorite.  It's like creating a mini page layout.  The inspiration for this card came from one that I received recently from my good friend, Lisa.  It had  a pinwheel on it that was so cute, I had to use one too.  Pinwheels always make me feel happy.

I stamped the pinwheel background paper with Reverse Sequin Waste from the Behind the Scenes Plate using Versamark Ink.  Next, I heat embossed with Close To My Heart Silver Pearl embossing powder.   I love that the stamped design mimics the dots on the Teresa Collins patterned papers that I used. The pinwheel stem is a toothpick that I stained with Ranger's Tea Dye Distress Ink.

The sentiment, "Warm Wishes" is from the Beach Babes Plate and stamped with Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope my card has inspired you!

Check out all of the fabulous stamps available in the Rogue Redhead Designs Store.

This month's Rebel Challenge #25 is now posted in the upper right corner of the blog sidebar.  Be sure to play along for the chance to win a $15 voucher to the Rogue Redhead Designs Store.
Challenge ends August 4, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rebel Challenge 25: Get Sketchy

For Rebel Challenge #25, we want you to create your own take on our simple sketch layout.  The background can be designer paper, your own inky stylings, embossed panels or a combination of all of them.

You don't even have to stick to cards for this one.  Let's see your journal pages, altered books, box tops, and canvases.

What you must do is

Get Sketchy!

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 be use the sketch featured above for the main design of your card.

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 August 4, 2013. The winner will be announced on August 7, 2013 and will have until September 7, 2013 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

This first sample is a one-layer card put together using 3 of the backgrounds from Behind the Scenes and Meagan from Relish Reading.  To create this style of card, make a reverse oval mask and stamp your main image.  Use the discarded cut oval as a mask for the rest of the card.  I attached it with repositionable TOMBO.  I then masked the right half of the card and lightly added Wild Honey distress ink and overstamped with the Handwriting background.  I then masked the left side and the bottom right corner and did some direct to paper with my distress ink and then overstamped with sequin waste.  From here, I masked the upper right corner and exposed the lower right corner.  I dabbed on some distress ink with a sponge and overstamped with the Handwritten Music background.  After removing all the masks, I colored Meagan in with copic markers and added "Imagination" also from Relish Reading.

Stamps: Meagan and Imagination from Relish Reading;
Handwriting, Handwritten Music and Sequin Waste from Behind the Scenes
(Rogue Redhead Designs)

This example is a super easy card. Just grab all your scraps and have some fun! I've had these bits of coordinating paper for ages and I thought Midge would look terrific in turquoise!  She is so easy to color!  Her stylish look lends itself to so many different looks!

Stamp: Midge from This N That (Rogue Redhead Designs)

You can also go for a texture-based background. For this card, I used a distress ink / alcohol ink background for my Cosmos blossom. To add some feeling of texture, I added some torn cardboard, handmade paper and a raffia bow. I loved the rustic feel of these pieces together!

Stamp: Cosmos Blossom from Floriculture (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some more creations using this sketch. 

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

Friday, July 12, 2013

Krisha: Sailing Away with Beach Babes Canvas

I chose a 5" x 7" canvas for this project, just getting back from a week at the beach makes me melancholy to go right back!  I wanted a really weathered look for the background and things got a little tricky.  I started with a couple coats of Gesso, leaving heavy lines in it. 

Once that was dry I added a coat of white acrylic paint, and using the embossing gun started drying it, and dragging my paint brush back through it to make it rough. I repeated the same step again and let it dry good.  Then came the crackle finish and a couple hours of drying.   To make the crackle stand out I used a brown Gelato and a baby wipe to get the color into the cracks and still wipe off the excess.  I continued to use the Gelatos to color the background, making the sky, ocean and the beach, I used my finger to rub the colors on.

I stamped the sail boat onto the canvas with StazOn black ink, so the birds and thin lines of the mast would show, and before it was completely dry rubbed the black waves with a Q-Tip to soften them.  I repeated the image on white glossy card stock, colored it with markers and trimmed it out. I glued the paper image over the  canvas image, and worked the edges with the blue Gelatos I used for the water.  The anchor is stamped right onto the canvas with StazOn Timber ink, I used a damp Q-Tip to pull some of the Gelato color off parts of it to give it a little more highlight.  The birds were stamped with StazOn black ink, colored, trimmed and glued to the opposite corner.  For the finishing touch I used a dark brown Gelato around the edges and smudged it with my fingers.

These are on three of the stamps form the Beach Babes RRD005 plate of stamps.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Debi Ryan: Be Mine

I had such inky messy fun creating today's card, using Glossy cardstock I inked with some Tattered Angels  Chalk spray and some Dylusions spray and finally some Gold Smooch.

Be Mine Card

I then heat embossed the image of the Lovebirds and the Be Mine Sentiment, from the This N That RRD set.
To create the gold background, I used the Checkerboard stamp from the same set, and inked it with Gold acrylic paint, I love the uneven grungeness  :-)
I also just used a Geli roll glitter pen just to highlight the birds :-)
Have a great rest of the week.

Debi x

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Winner of Rebal Challenge 24: Slender Benders

Looks like everyone had a lot of fun with our

Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC024 is.....

Congratulations go to

Paper Whims
of WendyLunn's Paper Whims

Paper Whims, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until August 10, 2013 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

Rosie, Valerie-Jael and Zoechaos - you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by Rosie

Artwork by Valerie-Jael

Artwork by ZoeChaos

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

The RC024 Ravishing Rogues are Karen and Michele!

Artwork by Karen McAlpine

Artwork by Michele
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 #25!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Barbara Washington-- Stroll Upon the Beach

The 4th of July is in the past which means that summer is officially well underway. I pulled out my Beach Babes stamps to create a summer card.. First I stamped the background with the Beach Babes background stamp. I used Pan Pastels to add the beach colors. I stamped the two children over the background to maintain the fine details and then again on white cardstock. Distress markers were used to color the children. I fussy cut them out and layered over the stamped image on the background. I took a layering panel and dry embossed it. The sentiment was then stamped on a scrap from that panel. I thought that the kraft base card went well with the sandy beach image.  I'd sure like to be taking a walk along a sandy ocean beach right now.
Don't forget to check out the RRD store. There are a number of specials available until the end of the month.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Simple Set Saturday: Tissue Tape Trio

I don't know about where you are, but here in Massachusetts it is too hot to's almost too hot to breathe.  Redheads, at least in my family, are not made for the heat, the sun....summer in general.  My craft studio is on our top floor - yup, I know that was a mistake - so I have made a really, really, really quick set of cards today.  This set is great if you have to whip something up at the last minute, especially if you need a masculine card in a hurry.

To start off, I created a simple white cardstock base of traditional size ie 4.25" x 5.5" folded.  A little while ago, I caved and bought some of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Elements Tissue Tape.  Boy, does it come in handy for quicky cards! 

I lined up my card base on my completely essential mat board with its fabby 1/4" grid.  I love working with tape as you can stick it right down to the mat too to hold it in place.  I laid the first strip down 1/4" into my card.  I then lined up the next strip, 1/4" from the right edge of the first and, finally, laid down my last strip 1/2" away from that.  I wanted to vary the spacing a little but still keep a look of intention in the placement.

When I was satisfied with my layout and agonizing over which tissue tape to put where, I opened up the card and trimmed the excess from the edge.

To finish off, I just cut a white cardstock oval, stamped a sentiment on it and matted it with black.  Pretty simple, right?  Simple and quick aka goes together quick enough to avoid me melting into a puddle of redhead in my studio.  What do you think?

Stamp: sentiment from This N That (Rogue Redhead Designs)

I made two more, varying positioning and tapes.  Three cards in about 10 minutes!

Stamp: sentiment from This N That (Rogue Redhead Designs)

The last one, I had a little fun with as I had kind of felt like I was having a "YOLO" moment all morning.

Stamp: sentiment from This N That (Rogue Redhead Designs)

That's it for Simple Set Saturday on this gorgeous yet blazing hot July day!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

trisha too: last minute 4th of July decorating, and some good news

I had already altered some large canning jars, which were used as candle holders for a Rustic Elegant style wedding reception, but wanted something for our Independence Day celebration.  So I pulled out all my favorite Rogue background stamps and . . .
The tag in the foreground is stamped with the Almanac background the Relish Reading set.
. . . stamped all over the fronts and backs of a bunch of manilla tags.  Which was quite easy to do, since the backgrounds are a generous over-5 inches by 4 inches--makes for some NICE stamping:

(You have to admit, those really ARE yummy backgrounds!)

Then, I added a simple collage image and some red/white/blue trim, and tied the tag to the
already-altered canning jar:

Now the altered-altered jar is going to hold wildflowers and a flag.
You can tell I tied the patriotic trim right over that burlap, jute, and key embellishment--
move it on over, Rustic Elegant wedding, it's time for some 4th of July fireworks!

Here's the good news:  the Rogue backgrounds are now available as SINGLES.
So yes, you can have them ALL.  And trust me, you will want them all.

Happy 4th of  July!  (Hey, even if you're not from the US, you can still have a happy 4th of July, right?)


Monday, July 1, 2013

Vicki Robertson: Relish Reading

Nothing is more entertaining than sitting quietly reading a good book.  It is one of my favorite pastimes.

Today I am sharing a card made using the Relish Reading Stamp Plate Set.

"Let us read..."

The card base is Bazzill with an embossed tree bark cardstock layered over it.

I stamped the image using Megan from the Relish Reading Set.  She is currently available as a single stamp in limited quantities for a limited time.  The coloring is done with both Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I cut out and matted the image with green Worldwin cardstock.

Next I adhered the colored, stamped image to the front of the card with pop dots for dimension.  The branch was cut from cardstock with a Memory Box die-cut.  I placed two Craft Work Cards Candi Dots in the upper left and lower right corners.

The sentiment was stamped with Tsukineko/Memento Rich Cocoa Ink on white cardstock and matted with both the green and turquoise cardstock.   I love this quote from Voltaire!

Thanks for stopping by to see my recent project for Rogue Redhead Designs.

Be sure to stop by the Rogue Redhead Designs Store and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase some single stamps in limited quantities for a limited time.

Also, there is still time to join our current Rebel Challenge #24
Challenge ends July 7, 2013
You could be the next winner of a $15.00 voucher for the Rogue Redhead Store.
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