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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Inspirational #144 - Fall Foliage


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 #144 - Fall Foliage

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, November 5 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Stacy hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is all about Fall Foliage!  Please create a project that features STAMPED leaves, fall trees, acorns...etc...

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here is my project based on our theme this week:

Hi, Stacy here hosting this week's Inspirational! Our theme for this week is Fall Foliage. Please create a project that features stamped leaves, fall trees, acorns, ect. 

Here's my project for this weeks challenge...

I used the following stamp sets on my layout... Luscious Leaves and Distressed Typewriter Bet.

I used one of the leaves from the Luscious Leaves stamp set to create a sheet of patterned paper for my layout. I stamped the leaf using brown ink on kraft cardstock. I then layered three pieces of patterned and matted my photo on top of them using foam tape. I then applied foam tape to adhere the patterned paper and photo mat to the layout.

I stamped the "kitty" portion of the title for this layout on a strip of white cardstock using the Distressed Typerwriter Bet stamp set with brown ink. The "sweet" portion of my title was stamped using teal distress ink. I adhered the title strip to my layout using foam tape. I then added three mini gold brads and a wood veneer feather to embellish my layout. 

I hope that you were inspired by my layout! You could even take a non-traditional approach and create an "any season" themed project using your fall foliage themed stamps like I did here with my layout. I can't wait to see what you all create!

Drea created this fabulous project using images from the Autumn Swirls, Filled with Blessings and Contemporary Greetings 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!





Monday, October 27, 2014

Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #142: Pumpkin Patch


 Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #142!
Such fabulous 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 #142!



This card just screams fall! Beautiful texture, especially on those pumpkins, making them very unique looking!




Simple yet very striking design that really draws your eye to those gorgeous pumpkins! So clever to make a mask from her pumpkin stamp to create dimension with the two in the back!




Wonderful design! The angle of the square behind the image really helps to pop it up, focusing on the fantastic coloring!

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 #143 hosted by Lynda. Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, October 29th.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, October 30th! 

Have a great day!





Thursday, October 23, 2014

Inspirational #143: Stay Focused on Stamping 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 #143 - Stay Focused on Stamping Anything Goes

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, October 29 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Lynda hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is Stay Focused on Stamping Anything Goes!  A stamped image must be the focus of your project, but the theme of your project can be anything you would like.  Please be sure to put in your write-up what you stamped on your project so ti's clear where you stamped.

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here is my project based on our theme this week:

For my card this week I started with this wonderful Let It Snow image and stamped it in black ink on white cardstock.  I then colored it lightly with my Copic markers.  I then added some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen along the snow and on the flakes.  I then added silver embossing powder along the outside edge of the image.  I then trimmed a piece of black cardstock fro my card front and embossed the edge with the same silver powder.  I completed the card by adding the small white dots on the black cardstock.


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!




Monday, October 20, 2014

Inspiration Projects from Inspirational #141: Monochromatic Stamping


Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #141!
Such beautiful 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 #141!

#2 Tammy A.


We loved the all brown monochromatic color scheme for this delightful card.  That dog is just so cute!


#3 Alycia Clark


We loved this adorable pair of monochromatic dancers.  These two really showcase how different cards can look and feeling using different monochromatic combinations.


#5 Mervi


Everything about this card is just wonderful.  The rich brown tones and the incredible background she made.  
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 #142 hosted by Drea.  Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, October 22.

And don't forget our next Inspirational starts on Thursday, October 23rd!


Have a lovely day!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inspirational #142: Pumpkin Patch


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 #142: Pumpkin Patch

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, October 22, at 11:59 PM US Central time.

This is Drea hosting this week's Inspirational! Our theme this week is the Pumpkin Patch! Simply use a pumpkin stamp on your project.

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here


Here is my project based on our theme this week.

I used the Filled With Blessings stamp set to create this Fall card. The sentiment on the tag was done using Autumn Swirls.


I used some mists on the polka dot squares, leaves, and tag. The dots, fence, and scarecrow with the pumpkin were colored with markers. The brown paper and tag are from the Hemingway collection from Red Rubber Designs

  


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!

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