Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Getting Artsy with New Rogue Redhead Stamps!

Today marks another fabulous Rogue Redhead Designs release, and this month it's a double delight, with a new Mardi Gras-themed mini plate called Carnival Dreams, along with a full plate of fun sayings and cute images, called Just Sayin'!

I love New Orleans and have been there several times, but never during Mardi Gras.... it's one of those things on my to-do list!  My card features some of the wonderful Mardi Gras images from Carnival Dreams.  I decided to get all artsy and shabby with this one.  First, I embossed the main image with some seriously glittery gold embossing powder from Zing!  This stuff means business!  Then I pulled out my tiny Cotman watercolor set and colored in the image.  Here's a little close-up so you can see the sparkle:
The background panel is some of Tim's Distress Ink Core'dinations paper, run through a fleur de lis embossing folder and sanded.  I added a bit of gold Stickles to the harlequins.  I also diecut a green fleur de lis, and punched a little tag with the sentiment.  Some funky trim finishes it off - perfect for a Fat Tuesday party invite!

Now, for a little enabling... here's the announcement direct from the Queen Rogue herself:

"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 rubber stamp plate with focal images, sentiments, decorative elements and a full-size background. 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. 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 a Beautifully Dunn True Love 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 our website and added mounting and storage supplies to our 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!"

Have fun! ;)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gingersnap Creations Challenge - Use Your Fave Paper!

It's once again time for my favorite Gingersnap Creations Challenge - the Random Redhead Challenge, and this month it is GC135: Use Your Favorite PaperWe're focusing on using our scraps this month as well as getting them all organized. So for this challenge, grab some of those fabulous scraps that you just can't part with and make something fun!  Or, resolve to finally cut into that gorgeous piece of patterned paper that you've been admiring for, oh, maybe.... months?!  For my card, I've used an Iron Orchid Designs butterfly paper, along with my all-time favorite type of patterned paper to work with - vintage text!  I've framed up the Small Butterfly and Papillon sentiment from Jo Capper-Sandon's line at Stampotique Originals, our sponsor for this challenge.  Some twine and a small red bead provide a little accent.

I hope you can play along..... One randomly drawn winner from the qualifying participants for this challenge will become the new Home Page Artist for a week on Gingersnap Creations, and will win a $30 voucher to the Stampotique Originals store.  How sweet is that? ;)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Rogue Redhead Victorian Valentine

Hello!  I'm trying desperately to get back to the land of art and papercrafting.  Our family have been on the go nonstop with sports.  I did, however, get a quiet moment today to create a flowery little number in the style of a Victorian scrap Valentine.  All of the floral images are from Rogue Redhead Designs' Floriculture plate, and the sentiment is from the Snow Hugs plate.  The floral images are stamped and colored with Copics (with the exception of the ferns, which are simply stamped in green ink).  The flowers and sentiment are layered over the top of a red paper doily and some patterned paper that I ran through a Tim Holtz Postmark embossing folder.  Of course, everything is shabby chic-ed up with some Distress Ink, in antique linen vintage photo, and tattered rose.

I hope everyone's staying safe and warm!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gingersnap Creations Challenge - Use a Line of Stamps

Happy New Year, Everyone!  It's time to kick off the new year with another new challenge at Gingersnap Creations.  This one (GC 133) is easy and oh-so-fun:  Get out your favorite Stamp Set or Line of Stamps and show us your creation!  The sponsor this month is Stampotique Originals, and you will have a chance at a fab prize from them if you link up your project to the GC post.  I decided to use the Jo Capper-Sandon line from Stampotique on my card.  First, I stamped the Large Bee on both scrap cardstock and acetate - used Versamark and black embossing powder on the cardstock one, and black StazOn for the acetate.  I colored the bee and cut out all but the wings.  One the acetate image, I colored the reverse side of the wings with a blue Copic marker, then cut out the wings and attached them to the cardstock bee using Glossy Accents.
After that, I glopped some glossy accents into the center part of the bee that is supposed to be the fuzziest part, and generously poured on some black Fun Flock from Stampendous.  Oh, I love this little bee, LOL!
The background was created with a TCW Mini Chicken Wire Template and Maya Mists in Sunflower Yellow and Fig Magenta.  The Gingersnap Creations overall theme this month is Getting Organized and to use our scraps, so I used a pretty little embossed and watercolored scrap to mat my "Wish" sentiment, also from Stampotique (stamped on a leftover piece from my background).  A big ol' pink flower and an adorable little bee paperclip that I've been hoarding finish it off.  Can't wait to give this one to someone special. :)