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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Inspirational #135: 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 #135 - Stay focused on Stamping Anything Goes

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, September 3rd 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 writeup 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.  I used the image from the Life So Big set to create this card.  I had this set out for our Naked Stamping challenge a few weeks ago and couldn't help myself but to make another card using the set, but pumping this one up a bit.

I stamped the image into the bottom right corner of my kraft cardstock card.  I then colored the image using my Copics.  I then doodled the frame along the edge of the card.  I then added white gel pen dots to emphasize the butterfly image and frame.



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!









Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspirational #134: Just Wing It


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 #134: Just Wing It

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, August 27 at 11:59 PM U.S. Central time zone. 


Drea here hosting this week's Inspirational!
Our theme this week is Just Wing It
For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here

This week I'm challenging you to stamp any image that has wings, (bird, butterfly, dragonfly, airplane, angel, etc.) or just add stamped wings to something or someone. 

I created this tag and folded the butterfly wings out to give it more dimension.


       I started by creating the sky background by stamping the lattice with gesso onto white cardstock, using Vintage Background . Then I used some Distress Inks and used a Q-tip dipped in water to create clouds. I stamped the bird using Hope Perches, and the butterfly and sentiment with Beautiful Soul. I used Distress Inks and a gold pen to color my butterfly image, adding some beads to the flower in her hair.


Happy stamping!

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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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Inspirational #133: Mark the Spot


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 #133 Mark the Spot
Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, August 20th at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Lynda hosting this week's Inspirational!  Our theme this week is all about Marking the Spot: Bookmarks!  It's almost back to school time and kids both young and old need bookmarks to keep track of their reading assignments.  So my challenge to you is to pull out those stamps and stamp a bookmark of some kind.  Remember that you must have stamping on your project.

For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

Here is my bookmark for our challenge this week.  I first stamped the largest butterfly from the Flutter By stamp set onto the cardstock.  I then created a mask by stamping the same image onto a scrap of copy paper and fussy cutting the image out.  I then covered the butterfly with the mask and stamped the companion definition image from the Well Defined stamp set once over the butterfly image and then to the right and left of the image.  I then trimmed the bookmark close.  I then used my Copics to color the image in.  I then inked the edges of the bookmark.  I used a large holepunch on the top and added these fun fibers in a coordinating color to the top.


Kendra created this wonderful bookmark using the Butterfly Swirls set:



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, August 11, 2014

Inspiration Projects for Inspirational #131



Thank you to everyone who participated in our Inspirational #131: Naked Stamping!  It was a tough one and I really appreciate those of you who tried it!

Each week the Inspiration Team chooses 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 for Inspirational #131!


Carmen created this lovely card with different shades of blue. This is a great way to add depth to your stamping.



Ann showed us that sometimes simple is good! Her cute Peanuts characters steal the show.



Stacy created a really fun background with just her stamps, using different color inks - isn't it adorable?



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 get in on our current Inspirational #132: Polka Dots, hosted by Kendra. Be sure to check out her sample project which was published in Paper Creations Magazine! Please link up your project by 11:59 PM (U.S. Central time zone) on Wednesday, August 13th.

And don't forget our next stamping Inspirational starts on Thursday, August 14th! Won't you join us?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Inspirational #132: Polka Dots


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 #132 - Polka Dots

Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, August 13 at 11:59 PM US Central time. 

This is Kendra hosting this week's Inspirational!
Our theme this week is Polka Dots!
For complete Inspirational Rules, please read them here.

I challenge you to stamp polka dots on your card!

Here's the fun card I created:
LOVE all the bright, fun colored polka dots!!!

I used the Lotsa Dotsa set for the polka dots!
The sentiment is part of the Sophisticated Sentiments set! 

Here's a card created by Drea as well:
She used a bunch of fun stamps!

Happy Stamping!

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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