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June 2009

New Rubbernecker Release and Blog Stroll

Good morning. Rubbernecker Stamps is releasing two new stamps sets and one new background stamp today.  To celebrate this release, we invite you to Blog Stroll Walking 2along with the Rubbernecker Red-Hot Mommas.  The Stroll begins at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog where you will find the guidelines on how to win one of the many newly released sets since April 1.   If you haven’t started at the Rubbernecker Blog, you should go there to find the first clue to begin your Stroll.

The set I am using for this release is the new Bear Inchies and also the Tree Inchies released a few weeks ago.

KC Bear Inchies

KC Bear Inchies 1a

bear with bee honey with bee

I stamped the bear and bee and the honey pot and bee image on watercolor paper along with several additional bees.  I painted and cut out all the images. I colored the tree image with a brown and green marker, lightly misted with water and repeated across the watercolor paper.  I sponged green on the ground area and filled in with grass sprigs from my Outdoor Master.  I sponged pale yellow along the lower sky area along the grass line and blue in the sky area. I hand sketched a little log with my artist pen, painted brown and popped up over the scene for the little bear to sit on. I popped up the bear, honey pot and additional bees around the scene.  I cut the one bee away from the bear image and used it for one of the flying bees. I created a frame with Nestabilities dies and layered the framed scene over sweet designer paper.  I used two different ribbons- May Arts  and Stampin’ Up! on the project.

The Stroll starts at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog where you will find the rules on how to win one of the sets being revealed.  If you haven’t started at the Rubbernecker Stamps Blog, you should go there now in order not to miss anything!   Here is my phrase clue for a chance to win:  Flowers  To find the next clue, stroll over to Linda’s blog. The Blog Stroll will end at 12:00 Noon on Friday, June 26, and the winners will be announced on the Rubbernecker Blog!

 Rubbernecker Stamps is sponsoring this week’s challenge at Charisma Cardz Thursday Craft Challenges.  Drop by for a visit . . . they are such a talented group of stampers!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Bear Inchies, Tree Inchies, Kittie Kit Outdoor Master   Paper:  Watercolor, Bashful Blue, SU Designer Paper   Ink:  Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Brilliance Black   Accessories:  Grosgrain, Taffeta, Brushes, Markers, Glue Dots, Artist Pen, Nestabilities,


Wacky Wednesday #17

Hi Everyone.  I came home rested and relaxed from my beach vacation and this is my first stamping project since I got home. It is always so fun to go to the beach and visit with my sisters but I always love getting home and sleeping in my own bed. The going back to work part is not so enjoyable.

Today is Rubbernecker Stamps WACKY WEDNESDAY #17, and Shelly is our hostess today.  She’s has challenged us to incorporate a tag on our card.  You can check out more about the challenge and how you can win a 40% off coupon from Rubbernecker Stamps on the Rubbernecker Blog.

I had lots of fun creating my project using the Flower Silhouettes #468 that will be released on Rubbernecker tomorrow.  I chose to work with Daisy D’s designer paper as I thought the pattern would work so well with the flower and stem image.  I colored the image using my brand new Tombow Markers and stamped it on a watercolor paper tag created with a Nestabilities tag die. I stamped the image a couple more times on scrap watercolor paper to cut out and pop up on my project. I loved the old-fashioned feel of the designer paper and thought it would be perfect to paper pierce.  I almost used a white gel pen to do faux stitching but thought it may be a little too much.  I actually considered getting out one of my two sewing machines to sew on this project but since I got home too late it just didn’t happen. Well…actually….I always find an excuse not to get out my sewing machines and I just don’t know why.  I guess that’s for another blog post. Maybe I need to see Sherry or Broni for counseling as they do such gorgeous sewing projects.

KC Flower Silhouettes

If you would love a fun read regarding how the Red Hot Mommas got their Tombow Markers you need to check out this article on Sherry’s Walkin’ on the Bad Side (think Jerri Kay). Oh my!!! How wonderful the markers are to work with. I am overjoyed with all the color choices (96) in my full set. The markers can also be purchased one marker at a time to allow you to build your own customized set.

Come play along in the WACKY WEDNESDAY Challenge this week. You will have a chance to win a coupon worth 40% off your entire order at Rubbernecker Stamps.  The Red-Hot Mommas will be on the stroll again tomorrow with Rubbernecker’s 2 new sets and one new background!

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Flower Silhouettes  Paper:  Riding Hood Red, Brocade Blue, Watercolor   Accessories:  Tombow Markers, Nestabilities Tag Die, Needle, SU Piercing Template, Circle Punches, Satin, Mod Podge, Glue Dots, Brad


Wacky Wednesday #15

Good Wednesday morning. Joan is hosting Wacky Wednesday and has challenged us to make a Father’s Day project. You can find all the details about participating in the challenge and how to win a 40% discount on your next Rubbernecker order at the Rubbernecker Blog. You will definitely want to make the rounds to all the Red Hot Momma’s blog to see their wonderful projects.

KC Gone Fishin 7

I like the rowboat and cattails in the Rubbernecker Guy Stuff collection. It was fun creating this scene showing the boat pulled along shore line in the cattails. I stamped the boat, masked and stamped the cattails.  I stamped a few extra cattails and boat oars on scrap paper to cut out. I watercolored all the images using a brush and reinkers.  I masked the boat and sponged in the water area using a Color Box stylus. I sketched a tall tree up the left side of the scene and extended the  limbs out over the background area of the scene.  I used the mini fern image from my Outdoor Master to fill in around the cattails and along the water’s edge and a small leaf to fill in the tree top.  I cut slits with my craft knife along the left side of the boat to put the cattails through and added a couple along the right side of the boat.  I like how the boat really looks pulled up on shore.  I  lost my father years ago so I didn’t add a Father’s Day sentiment so I could keep this for a regular guy card when I need one.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Guy Stuff Collection, Kittie Kits Outdoor Master  Paper:  Olive, Brown, Watercolor   Ink:  Black Craft, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Cranberry, Brushed Corduroy, Lemonade, Aqua, Bashful Blue   Accessories:  Brushes, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Grosgrain

Fun Color Challenge

The SCS Color Challenge this week was to make a single layer “white” card and only adding color with ink or embellishments.  I turned to one of my all time favorite Stampin’ Up! sets- Long-Time Friend.  The watering can image is perfect to stand on it’s own without much fuss or embellishment and I thought it would be beautiful on all white for a simple note card. I stamped the image on Prism Simply Smooth white cardstock and watercolored.  I sponged a light shade of yellow around the image to make it pop on the all white background. 

KC Long-Time Friend 24

Stamps:  SU Long-Time Friend    Paper:  Prism Simply Smooth White   Accessories:  Brushes, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool 

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