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Monday, March 2, 2015

Plate of the Month - Relish Reading

A new month - a new deal!  If you don't have the first RRD plate in your collection, now is the time to get it!

The Plate-of-the-Month for March is Relish Reading!  We've got this full-size plate on sale while supplies last - for the bargain price of $16.50 to celebrate National Reading Month!

Want to see what you can make with this fun and fabulous set?  Check out these projects!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kissing Cuties

Romance is in the air this Valentine's Day! This year, I am actually making a traditional Valentine's Day card - it's even pink! This is an unusual situation for me. I am usually the one making the funky green and blue Valentines!

These little darlings just called out to me. They are sooo cute! I didn't want to detract from them too much so I did a very basic layout with a panel of designer paper layered onto the background paper and a sweet little circle of love for these two sweethearts!

Stamp: couple from A Little Kiss (S.W.A.L.K. - available at Rogue Redhead Designs)
Aren't they sweet?  Hope you all have the best Valentine's Day ever!

Monday, February 9, 2015

In Love for Mardi Gras

I love this whimsical couple from Carnival Dreams! They seem so romantic. For Mardi Gras on the 17th, I have colored this beautiful pair in the colors of Mardi Gras - gold, green and purple.

I am sure these two will rule over every Mardi Gras festival!

To bring in more color, I used some scraps of designer paper to highlight the Mardi Gras palette.  I love circles, so I have used two half circles to bring a little interest to my layout.

Stamps: loving couple and Mardi Gras from Carnival Dreams (Rogue Redhead Designs)
If you like this stamp set, get it now!  We only have a few left in our inventory and they are going fast!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

15 for 15 in 2015!

Happy 2015 to all you Rogues out there!

To welcome in the New Year, we have a HUGE sale going on at Rogue Redhead Designs!

Most of our RRD collections are on sale for the next 15 days for 15% off their regular prices while quantities last!  Sale ends January 15, 2015!

Jump on over to the Rogue Redhead Designs website and check it out!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to All...and to All a Good Night

Here's a little Santa sample for the last few moments before the "Big Day"!

I stamped our Santa from Christmas Cheer in the middle of my panel, masked him and then stamped him again on either side of the central image.  I decided to color only the central figure in "full color" to really make him stand out, although ole Saint Nick doesn't really need help with that!

I decided to have some fun with shapes and cut my panel out as an off-set oval.  I followed that theme with a further oval matte in deep red.  To go with my more subtle copic coloring of the secondary Santas, I used a simple mustard colored print patterned paper.  Hope you like it!

Stamp: Santa from Christmas Cheer (Rogue Redhead Designs)

I hope everyone has a joyous holiday season no matter what or when you celebrate!  Happy Holidays to everyone from Rogue Redhead Designs!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Plate of the Month: Winter Women

The Plate-of-the-Month for December is Winter Women!  Not only is it now on sale, but it's on for the fabulous price of US$10.00 (reg. US$15.00) until the 30th of December!

This charming half plate includes vintage focal images, some design elements as well as a mini background!

Want to see what you can make with this stylish vintage set?  Check out these projects!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Alcohol Makes Everything a Little Better

....alcohol ink that is!  Today, I would like to show you how I mix and match my background techniques for a new look.

I know many of you have done distress ink backgrounds where the distress ink is direct stamped onto a craft sheet and misted and a piece of glossy cardstock is then dragged through the ensuing puddle of fabulous inky colors.  I love this soft look with its subtle waves of color.

I bet a bunch of you have also dabbled with a polished stone background with all the rich colors and great texture.  I also am in love with this fab technique.

So one day while I was trying to decide between these two looks, I had an interesting thought.  Why not use both of these techniques together?  I am sure I am not the first one to do this but it was fun and I really liked the outcome.

Here's my background before stamping:

I start with the distress ink background first.  I use one to two colors of distress ink on my craft sheet and, after misting the ink with some water, I drag a piece of glossy cardstock through the ink in a couple of different directions.  I set my cardstock aside to dry while I have fun deciding which images I will use once the background is complete.  Another great use of this time is to keep dragging more cardstock through your inky puddles until the ink is used up.  It's always smart to make a batch of backgrounds at once.

Once the distress ink is nicely dry, I apply a few complimentary colors of alcohol ink (I prefer Adirondack by Ranger)  to a piece of blending foam attached to my applicator.  I then stamp my inky combination around the edges of my background panel.  Keep dabbing the ink around the edges until you have a design that you like.  You can stop there if you like.  I like to add some splashes of blending fluid for more texture.  Let this background completely dry before proceeding to the next step.

Once dry, pick a variety of stamps with a central focal image.  Stamp the focal image first with Jet Black StazOn ink in the center of your card.  Add other elements and images randomly around the edges of your card, letting some images extend past the borders of your panel.

Here's what I made with my "drunk distress" ink background:

Stamps: holly, Santa and sentiment from Christmas Cheer (Rogue Redhead Designs)

Hope you have a fabulous day!  If you make your own card or project, hop on over to the Rogue Stampers Facebook Group and share your fab art!
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