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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

She: Love Birds..

Hi there....
For my very first 'Guest Rogue' piece I thought I'd share one of my favourite things to make.......A Tag!

I used the new 'This N That' plate.....Lovely..




 I used the Clock and Checkboard for my background and clear embossed. The Tag is coloured with Distress Inks. The image is coloured with Copics. After using and embossing folder on my Heart I embossed it with Copper embossing powder for more texture.
















Thanks for looking and I'll be back soon to share more makes from this fantastic stamp set..

She xx

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vicki: This N' That Collection

Vicki here with a card I created using the new This N' That stamp set from Rogue Redhead Designs.  It seems that Midge is a very popular gal!  Along with Midge, I used the "lay claim to your fate" sentiment on my card.


I stamped Midge onto patterned paper and did some fussy cutting around the image.  To give the image dimension, I added pop dots.  Her hat is adorned with a mulberry rose and tulle netting.

I love all of the different fonts used in this sentiment.

You can purchase the This N' That stamp set two different ways...
The This N' That plate will be on sale at an introductory price of US$12.00 until May 30, 2013 when it will return to it's regular retail price of US$15.00.  It is also being offered in our Rogue's Choice Bundle along with the Milliner Misses mini collection from April 17, 2013 through May 30, 2013 for the sale price of US$18.00 (Reg. US$22.00).

RRD  offers mounting supplies for your stamp sets.  Purchase your mounting supplies with individual plates to save money.  Instructions for using your E-Z Mount foam are available for download in the RRD store.

There's still time to play along with this month's Rebel Challenge, "April Showers!"
Don't miss the chance to win a US$15.00 voucher to the Rogue Redhead Design Store.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Annette Goatley: Lay Claim to Your Fate

Hi and welcome to my first official project for the fab Rogue Redheads as Guest Rogue.......

11 x 4 inches

A close up of those adorable birds

Yep its a pretty huge hanging made of hardboard.  The stamps are from the new This N That half plate RRD013

Other products used: Clay, Copper Wire, Acrylic Paints, Whisper Pens, Distress Inks, Stencil, Glass Bead Texture Gel, Texture Paste and Crackle Glaze.  Other bits and bobs from my stash.

Now the question is........Is she about to lay an Egg?  Will they fall off the branch after all that loving? Or is he laying claim to his Bird?   Mmmm tough question...........lol

The challenge this month is April Showers, which we have all experienced over the last couple of weeks and if you would love to join in go HERE for all the details.

Wishing you a Happy week, hugs Annette x

Saturday, April 27, 2013

We've Bundled Up Some Great Deals for You!!

We've gone Rogue with our Bundles!

To start off, we have the Rogue's Choice Bundle which includes both our newest release, This N That, and the ever popular Milliner Misses.


Get both these great plates for the sale price of $18.00 (reg. $22.50) until May 30th!

Get stylish wiith Midge from This N That...

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamp: Midge from This N That plate

and Dot from Milliner Misses!

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamp: Dot from Milliner Misses

That's not the only bundle we have for you!

We've put two of our Essential line plates together to give you a great building block bundle! We've paired our Behind the Scenes plate, featuring four fabulous backgrounds, with our Bits and Pieces plate with tons of mix-and-match sentiments and some fun shape blocks for you to ink up!



These two fabulous plates, regularly $37.00 separately, are currently on special for $27.75 until May 30, 2013!

Here's a beautiful Artist Trading Card created with the Behind the Scenes backgrounds.  Isn't she lovely?

Artwork by Trisha Too
Stamps: handwrotten music background from the Behind the Scenes plate


Here's a delightful birthday postcard using our Bits and Pieces plate!

Artwork by Beverly G.
stamps: circle, distressed block and happy birthday from
Bits and Pieces plate


Be sure to check out Specials page for all our fabulous deals and don't forget to give our Limited Singles too!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Krisha: This N That ATCs

 Wahooo! A new release from Rogue Redhead Designs!
This N That the greatest 1/2 plate of stamps yet! 
 I had to DWELL on the Possibilities of which one (s) to start with.  This sentiment gave me a "self challenge" and I decided to make ATCs with multiple "possibilities". I only used two of the stamps in this set and ran with the "possibilities"!

Top ATC: Checkered stamp with yellow ink and the sentiment stamped in black, multiple times, mounted on black then onto a yellow ATC.

Middle ATC: I colored the checkered stamp with brush markers, spritzed with water and stamped the image, then sentiment again in black ink and mounted onto a dark blue ATC.

Bottom ATC: Using the checkered stamp on four different colored cs, and black ink to make the ATC.
I then trimmed rows out and mounted them on a black ATC.  The sentiment on white and lined the edges with matching ink. Embellishments are scraps of the background cs.

Check out this great plate of stamps here: http://www.rogueredheaddesigns.com/newrelease.html






Thursday, April 25, 2013

Debi Ryan: Midge is Claiming her Fate

I just love the new This N That stamp plate, so useful and flexible. Here's my first creation using the stamps.


I first stamped the background, and sponged and sprayed the background, I then stamped Midge on glossy cardstock with Archival Black ink,  I then coloured her in, cut her out and popped her on the card with sponge tape.

Debi x





Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Announcing the New This N That Plate

Rogue Redhead Designs is delighted to announce its newest release, This N That, a half plate of unmounted rubber stamps with a lot of personality. This eclectic collection of vintage focal images and bold sentiments is sure to enchant.



With our fashionable flapper Midge and our adoring lovebirds along with our newest set of sentiments, you’ll be inspired to create many unique papercrafting projects. This half plate also features its own mini background, a charming checkboard, ideal for ATCs and smaller creations.



The This N That plate will be on sale for an introductory price of US$12.00 until May 30, 2013 when it will return to its regular retail price of US$15.00. RRD will also be offering this plate in our Rogue’s Choice Bundle along with our popular Milliner Misses mini collection from April 17, 2013 through May 30, 2013 for the sale price of US$18.00 (reg. US$22.50).


Rogue Redhead Designs also offers mounting supplies. Purchase your mounting supplies with individual plates to save money! Just click on the “More Options” link below each plate on our Ranges page at the RRD store. Download our EZ-Mount Instruction Sheet for how-tos on mounting unmounted rubber stamps!




Come back all through this month to see a variety of samples using this new collection! Don't forget to visit our ravishing Rogue Crew members and our glorious Rogue Crew Guests for even more inspiration!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Colleen Oxford: This N That Sneak Peak

Hi Everyone!!!

It's a gloomy day in New England but at least it's not Snow.
I'm excited to give you a peak at the new This N That stamp plate available Tomorrow!!!


These cards are featuring 3 of the stamps: A great checkered board background (I masked the clock piece, the checkered board is a full rectangle) , Clock face and Fabulous sentiment.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the release!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Barbara Washington: It's raining; it's pouring!

I thought I'd share my take on this month's Rebel Challenge, April Showers. How gallant he looks as he holds the umbrella over her head. What a handsome couple they make. These two lovely people are from the Just Sayin' stamp set, as is the sentiment. The old gent borrowed the umbrella from Tim Holtz's umbrella man die. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this month's challenge.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Helene Huber: It's Raining, It's Pouring...

The latest Rebel Challenge #22 April Showers has me thinking about combining products and techniques.



To create rain, I used the bubble wrap background stamp.  First I stamped with blue ink, then I turned the stamp around and stamped over the same area with gray ink.

Sometimes you don't have to color your stamped images.  I stamped the cat onto gray card stock.  Voila!  

 For added interest on my layout, I used some of my metal dies to cut a window and label. 

Rogue Redhead Stamp Plates Used:
Behind the Scenes (bubble wrap)
Just Sayin" (cat and sentiment)

Where I am, we actually are having flooding right now from all the rain.  While you're staying safe and dry indoors, I hope you have some time to enter this Rebel Challenge!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

trisha too: a peek at some sweet little spring birds

Just a little peek at some sweet spring birds--I'm thinking these 
would be perfect for the latest RRD challenge, especially with
that rainy colored background.  You will soon find this cute couple
at the RRD site, in the upcoming release, "This N' That."  
Without saying too much and getting myself in trouble, let me 
tell you that this set is VERY fun, and VERY versatile!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Welcome to our Newest Guest Rogues

Please help us welcome Annette and She who will be acting as Guest Rogue Crew members over the next few months.

They have both gone Rogue on a regular basis before and we're sure that you'll love their fabulous art.

Annette Goatley of Netty's Craftings and Adventures into Art, instroduces herself as "a grandmother and great grandmother plus a wonderful wife to my husband.........lol". 


Annette


She has served on a number of design teams including Gingersnap Creations, Happy Daze and Smudger as well as serving as Guest Designer for Scrolls Work Rubber Stamps.  She told me that she is "thrilled to bits to be a Guest Designer for the fabulous Rogue Redheads" and we are happy to have her joining us and sharing her art.



 To see more of Annette's wonderful art, visit one of her blogs - Netty's Craftings and Adventures into Art.

Our second Guest Rogue for the next few months is She.  A papercrafting maven, She says " I love nothing better than having inky fingers".  She lives in the northwest of England with her husband and, as She put it to me "we are owned by Archie, a gorgeous white and tabby rescue cat".  She is currently serving on the Make the Day Special Design Team.


She

As She told me, "You can safely say that I’m addicted to stamping.....I’m never happier than when I’m playing with inks and stamps.....Oh and did I mention paper? I’m a serious paper addict too.....I’m now trying to make a dent in it after many years of just sitting and stroking! I also have tried and own most inkpads!! I couldn’t describe my ‘style’ if I have one!! I do ‘cute’ and ‘grungy’ in sometimes equal measure! I started Journaling last year and love it........... I started ‘papercrafting’ about 20 years ago but have been crafting since I was small. Mum taught me how to knit and sew and I enjoy any form of needlework."


To see more of She's lovely papercrafting, check out her blog - Rubber Addict.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Taking a Moment

Today, Rogue Redhead Designs is taking a moment of quiet to say that our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with all those affected by the horrific events surrounding the Boston Marathon yesterday.

We are saddened by the deaths and many injuries that have resulted from this senseless act of violence.

We applaud all those in the Commonwealth and around the nation who have already offered help, support and their well wishes.  Of course, Boston is an amazing city and it rallied quickly and forcefully.  The Red Cross had so many people willing to donate blood, including many of the Marathon runners,  that they were posting that they had enough within hours of the attack.  Offers poured in from the surroundng communities on Twitter and Facebook to assist people displaced by the evacuation.

The goodness and giving of the citizens of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the whole nation and the outpouring of support from the rest of the world is heartwarming and unbelievably inspirting. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Vicki: Milliner Misses

  There is nothing like the companionship of friends that share your passion for stamping and paper crafting.  I spent the past three days with  friends at a weekend crop that I attend twice a year. 

Creating a card with friends as a theme came easy  and the Milliner Misses Stamp Collection was a fitting match for what I had in mind.

 "Good Friends are Always in Fashion" 

I started with a base of white cardstock and added two more layers in yellow and lavender.  The patterned paper is from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden Collection.  The white lace strip was made using a Martha Stewart deep edge punch.  Next, I stamped my Milliner Misses and sentiment on white cardstock and cut them out with Spellbinder die-cuts, matting the oval stamped image with one cut from lavender.  I wanted a pop of color against the lavender and white, so I added some green die-cut leaves and yellow mulberry roses.  A couple of hat pins and a few pearls added the finishing touch to my my card.

This close up of the Milliner Misses shows the great detail in the image.

The "Good Friends" sentiment is one of my favorite!

I am truly excited to be a part of Rogue Redhead Designs and share their great stamping products with you.  Thanks for stopping by!

Visit the Rogue Redhead Designs store to get your Milliner Misses Stamp Collection along with many other great stamp sets.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Rebel Challenge 22: April Showers

At this time of year, the skies are gloomy, the light dreary and the promise of a new fresh, bright resurgence of the beauty of nature is right around the corner.  We must all endure the everpresent rains of April.to get to the amazing and delightful blossoms of May,   For this Rebel Challenge, into your life a little rain must fall as our theme is

April Showers


PLEASE READ OUR RULES CAREFULLY.
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 theme "April Showers" as your jumping off point.

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 May 5, 2013. The winner will be announced on May 8, 2013 and will have until June 8, 2013 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

To start off, you could use a rainstorm as your inspiration as I did with this combination of distress and alchohol inks!

Stamp: sentiment from Just Sayin' (Rogue Redhead Designs)

With this card, I went for the "ready for the rain" look with this delightful woman.  This time I used the designer paper to give more of an idea of rain.

Stamp: old woman from Just Sayin' (Rogue Redhead Designs)

It's always nice to be out of the rain and that's what this little kitty is doing.  He's sitting cozy in his window looking out at the powerful downpour.

Stamp: cat and sentiment from Just Sayin' (Rogue Redhead Designs)


Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some more "April Showers" samples from the fabulously talented Rogue Crew! 

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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Krisha Ogle: Nature's Notes

I created this birthday card with the Rogue Redhead Designs Nature Notes. This plate of stamps is quickly becoming one of my favorites, as it is so versatile.


First, I used the wood grain stamp and brown ink on a copper/brown cardstock.   The main image was then stamped in black over the wood grain.. I then repeated the image on a light tan cs, colored her with markers and trimmed her out and mounted her over the first image print. I trimmed the square just slightly larger than the frame of the stamp. I inked up the flower with markers and impressed the image on tan cs and added the trimmed face. The Happy Birthday is stamped with green ink and a Tiger's eye embellishment went perfect. Then everything was layered onto a green cardstock and then onto a weathered brown designer paper, with all the corners rounded.

You can find this plate of stamps at the Rogue Redhead Designs store  and it is available in 3 different options, how great is that??

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Debi Ryan: Art Journal

So as you start to taste the Joys of Spring, we in the Southern hemisphere are in a glorious Autumn. The leaves on the non- native trees are starting to turn and we're having some lovely sunny days. I love Autumn and the colours and that's what has inspired this journal page today.

I started by just painting some swirls with some gold, red and orange acrylic paint that I had left over from another project. Once dry, I then sprayed some yellow Dylusions spray.  Then I stamped some background stamps, which are a bit hard to see on the photo. Then using stamps from Floriculture set, I stamped with black Archival ink.


I hope you're enjoying your change in season where ever you are in the World.

Debi 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Winner of Rebel Challenge 21: Sentimental Focus

This challenge was a hard one - build a creation around a sentiment!  Not easy for us lovers of image and ink!  We had many amazing entries and we thank everyone who played. 

Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC021 is.....


Congratulations go to

Terry
at
Terry's Work in Progress
Terry used her Relish Reading stamps for this pretty tag!


Terry, please contact RRD at rogueredheaddesigns@gmail.com to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until May 10, 2013 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

Annebodil, butterfly and Brenda  - you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by Annebodil

Artwork by butterfly

Artwork by Brenda Brown


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

The RC021 Ravishing Rogues are Sue and Annette!



Artwork by Stamping Sue
using her Just Sayin' stamps



Artwork by Annette G.
using her Floriculture set

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 #22!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Barbara Washington: Triple Layer Milliner Misses Birthday

Here's a triple layer card which features two of my favorite stamp sets--Milliner Misses and Floriculture.  The images were stamped on the three white layers. Each of the layers were then adhered to background panels and layered on the card. It's an easy technique, but looks complicated. I then added the birthday greeting from Bits & Pieces. I always love the way that the different stamps sets work so well together.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Simple Set Saturday: Straight Without Rules

I am addicted to the simple repetition in design. I love the look of images or shapes in a nice neat row. The problem I face is that I despise having to pull out my ruler or a stamp positioner every time I want to do this same simple look with a “clean and simple” style card. One-layer cards are even more arduous and it is definitely more noticeable when things are out of alignment. To avoid doing too much math and tangling with my ruler on a regular basis, I devised this simple method to ensure nice straight lines with ease.

Stamps: Cosmos from Floriculture and sentiment from Bits and Pieces

The main “tools” for achieving this look are lined re-positionable notes. The lines come in handy over and over. My battered but well-used stamp mat also has a printed grid pattern that constantly proves useful. Combine both of these items with some cling-mounted rubber stamps and a good acrylic block with a grid and your days of measuring may be over. You just need to line things up and stamp away!

The key to this style of card is to leave lots of open space on the card. With this simple masking method, you can still have lots of pop and pizzazz while leaving the majority of the card clean!

Tip 1: When working on one-layer clean and simple cards, remember to keep clean and simple yourself! Wash your hands regularly as stray ink inevitably finds its way onto all that fabulous white space.

Tip 2: Inexpensive cotton balls are wonderful for sponging. Their inconsistent texture allows for a variety of looks. I love all the unpredictable streaking and fun look when pounced.

Supplies Used:
  • White or light cardstock
  • 3 complimentary colors of ink (Ranger Distress Ink – Summer Set)
  • 1 black or dark ink (Tuxedo Black Memento Ink)
  • 3 sponges, daubers or cotton balls
  • lined re-positionable notes
  • square punch
  • a stamp mat with a grid pattern or graph paper
  • acrylic block(s) with grid lines

Step 1:
To begin, I gathered my supplies on my stamp mat. If your stamp mat does not have a grid pattern, you can also use graph paper. I then cut my cardstock to form a simple card base. For my inks, I selected the Summer Set of Ranger Distress Ink colors – Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean.


Step 2:
To create a nice vertical line from which to line up my trio of squares, I used the grid on my mat to line up one re-positionable note. I then used the lines on the note and the mat grid to place a second re-positionable note. Lining up the lines on the note helps me to keep everything straight. Note: now your card is also securely attached to your mat.



Step 3:
Next, it is time to make the mask. On a third re-positionable note, align your square punch with one of the ruled-lines to keep your shape straight and punch. Move your punch over to put a little distance between the two shapes and punch again, lining up the punch as before. I always use my punch upside down so that I can easily see what I am punching.



Step 4:
Align the edge of your mask note with those already laid down. Here, I generally use the grid pattern on the mat to help me put one of the squares as close to the middle of my card as possible. Once, I have the mask set, I used my cotton ball to sponge ink into the square openings. I always sponge toward the middle of the opening to avoid any ink sneaking under the mask.  Keeping the hot color in the middle, I sponged Mowed Lawn into the uppermost square and the Picked Raspberry into the middle square.


Step 5:
Now, here’s the important trick. I life the mask and turn it 180 degrees and reposition the middle square back over the pink sponged square. I now have the mask lined up for the third square and can ink in my final square with Salty Ocean Distress Ink. When the mask is removed, I have 3 nicely aligned squares of colour.


Step 6:
I again used repetition to complete the card. To create more interest, I varied how the my chosen image – a cosmos bud from the Floriculture plate - was stamped but ensured that the bud was always within the inked squares.


This technique can be varied to create different looks. By placing the mask higher on the card, you can allow images to fall outside your sponged squares.


For this card, I was careful to practice on scrap paper to check the position of the children before stamping onto my lovely sponged squares. I discovered that my square was slightly too small, so I used a slightly larger square punch and created a new mask.


Stamps: Swingers and sentiment from Relish Reading
For a more “contained” look, after I had sponged my squares, I masked the middle square so I could stamp an image directly onto the upper square mask.



I repeated with the other two squares. Using the grid on my acrylic block, I could ensure that the inked image fell consistently onto each square by lining the grid up with the corner of the square mask. I also pounced the cotton ball onto the masks to create a slightly different look for my inked squares.


Stamps: Sally from Relish Reading and sentiment from Bits and Pieces

Finally, you can create a slightly different effect by positioning the mask diagonally to start. 


Move the mat at a 45 degree angle, re-aligning the mask over the lowest square.


The result is a tremendous triangle with a lovely space for a special sentiment.


For this card, I offset my image, a geometric flower from Just Sayin', to give a feeling of movement to the card.

Stamps: flower and sentiment from Just Sayin'
I hope you have fun with this super easy technique! 
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