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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Inspirational #130: Land That I Love

 

Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!


We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Today's Inspirational is #130: Land That I Love

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, July 30th at 11:59 PM U.S. Central time.

This is Mary Anne, our hostess this week.  Our theme, Land that I love, means you need to created a Patriotic stamped card using a red, white and blue color scheme and/or an Americana type image or papers.  You can find the rules for our weekly inspirationals HERE.

As an example, I have created this card featuring America I Love stamp from Red Rubber Designs.  This is one of the stamps in the Wounded Warrior support collection.  For each stamp sold $1 goes to the Semper Fi Community Task Force earmarked for Heroes Week.



I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post before the deadline!

Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational! 



Monday, July 21, 2014

Inspiration Projects for Inspirational #128 - Anything Goes


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #128!
We had beautiful projects entered in this challenge from everyone!!

Each week the Inspiration Team choose three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants.  These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational. 

Congratulations to the creators of our three Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #128!


#18 - Karen D.
Great color and design - and kudos for using everyday items as stamps!


#37 - Dot
Beautiful design that really highlights the stamping!


#54 - Linda
A fabulous masculine card with beautiful color!



Lovely work ladies!

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for.

There is still time to join in our current Inspirational #129 By the Sea hosted by Andrea  Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, June 23rd.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, June 24th!!


Have a lovely day!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inspirational # 129: By the Sea


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!

We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational # 129 ~ By the Sea

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, July 23, at 11:59 PM (US Central time zone).

Drea here hosting this weeks Inspirational.
Our theme this week is By the Sea!
For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

So this week stamp any kind of image you'd associate with the Sea, such as fish, sandcastles, shells, seaweed, boat, lighthouse, anchor, mermaids, dolphins, waves, etc. 

I had fun with these tags that I made out of cardstock!


I started by cutting my tags out of white cardstock. I used my blending tool to apply Distress Ink on them, and simply splashed them with some water. The effect was just perfect to showcase the Under the Sea and Mini Shells stamps that I used. I also used Reinforcers on the tops of the tags, before using my Big Bite II to attach the silver gromlets. I colored my images with markers, and then used stickles over them, adding some bling for the eyes. 

I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline! We look forward to seeing what you create!! 


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Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below, which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational. 

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspirational Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #127 - Christmas In July


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #127: Christmas in July!
Such awesome projects from everyone!!

Each week the Inspiration Team choose three projects from all of the just-closed Inspirational participants.  These projects are chosen because they truly capture the essence of the Inspirational. 

Congratulations to the creators of our three Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #127!

#3 Debbie S
Such a fun idea!  Love the door hanger!


#13 Suzi
Such beautiful details in this card!


#15 Myrna
Love the vintage feel from this card!
vintage card l

Lovely work ladies!

All of our Inspiration Project creators are entitled to an Inspirational Badge for their blog! If your project is chosen as one of the Inspiration Projects, please send an email to - challenge AT redrubberdesigns DOT com - to collect your badge. Please include your name and the Inspirational number your project was created for.

There is still time to join in our current Inspirational #128: Anything Goes hosted by Lynda.  Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, July 16th.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, July 17th!!


Have a lovely day!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Inspirational #128 - Anything Goes


Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!

Inspirational #128 - Anything Goes

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Lynda hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is Anything Goes with stamps...remember you must have stamping of some kind on you project!
For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here are my projects based on our theme this week.

For my first project, I stamped the Diamond ornament image three times in a row onto white cardstock.  I then added the glitter brad to the center of each image.  I then inked around the edges of the cardstock.  I then trimmed the pattern paper to fit my card base and printed this sentiment from Pickled Potpourri's Today stamp set onto the paper.  I then adhered the pattern paper and stamped image onto my card base.  I finished the card by rounding the corners on the pattern paper side of the card.


This next project features these wonderful floral images from the Spring Dream stamp set.  I stamped each flower onto cardstock that I trimmed to the same size.  The images were colored with Copics.  I then used my scissors to rough up the edges of each piece.  They were then mounted to my card base that had a single strip of washi tape on it.  The edge of the cardbase was also roughed up with my scissors.  The sentiment, from the Nature's greetings digital sentiment set was printed onto the cardstock; it is from Pickled Potpourri our digital image sister company.


My final card is made with all images from Pickled Potpourri.  The main image is from the Today set.  The sentiment is from the Nature's Greetings set.  The main image was colored with my Copics and then fussy cut out.  I then backed it onto black cardstock and then onto my card base.  I then roughed up the edges and doodled around the entire card.



Paula-Kay created this amazing card using the Take Pride and Trendy Greetings stamp sets:




I hope you are inspired by my Inspirational this week and link up a newly created project to this post by the deadline!  We look forward to seeing what you create!!

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Are you an inspiration?

Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool below which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.

Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!