Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

The Red Rubber Design team is Hoppin' again! Beginning today, we will introduce new stamps on the first Thursday of every month, with a blog hop and PRIZES. It's a fun way to see what's new at RRD and see what the team is doing with some of the new stamps. For today's project, we were all to use the bicycle lady from the "Hey Life" stamp set. Now, let me start by saying that the bicycle lady is not nearly as scary as Almira Gulch (A/K/A the Wicked Witch of the West), but I thought it would be fun to use her in this Oz inspired canvas. (Fun fact...while looking up the character's name, I discovered that you can download that bicycle lady's theme song for your phone. I can think of several people I might want to assign that ring tone to :)

But, back to the project...This is a 5 x 5 canvas. The background was done by sweeping Charcoal Palette ink across the canvas to create the dark sky, the horizon, the tornado and antique the edges. I used a little (very little) alcohol ink on a dobber to brush in a little green for the grass areas and a little greenish tint for the sky. The dirt path was done with Copic markers and a blending pen.  The bicycle lady was then stamped in black ink.  A little about stamping on canvas....#1 dainty, highly-detailed stamps don't work well on canvas because of the texture.  #2 be sure to put a block or something behind the canvas to provide a hard surface to stamp on as the canvas will give in the middle.  Acrylic stamp blocks work nicely for this.  #3 if you are looking for a sharp impression, you will need to fill in the voids caused by the canvas texture.  In this case, I went back and filled in with a fine point black permanent pen.  The bicycle lady has a nice flourish pattern on her dress, but since I had done the background first, it showed thru the dress and looked a little odd, so I filled that in as well.  Then I used the black pen to add "rotation" to the tornado, some trees and grass along the path.

Now - for the blog hop info - please visit all of the design team posts to see everyone's project with this stamp.  You'll also pick up valuable information that you'll need to enter for the prize package.

The Bicycle Lady needs a name - and we need your help to find it! Each blog on the hop (except the Red Rubber Designs Blog) has one of the letters of the Bicycle Lady's name somewhere in their blog hop post. Once you find all seven letters (that's a hint!) put them together to form her name. You may have to rearrange them a little bit!

Note: The letter you need from each blog will be obvious if you read carefully.... it looks just a little different from the rest of the letters!

Once you figure it out, email the name to contest@RedRubberDesigns.com and be sure to put yourname and email address in the email with the Bicycle Lady's name. Every correct answer will be entered into a drawing for the featured stamp set - "Hey Life" - and one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Contest ends Sunday, May 6th at Midnight (US-CT).

Red Rubber Designs is releasing EIGHT more stamp sets for May's First Thursday! Here is one of them


                                                                  "Just Bee-Cuz"

Want to see more??  Visit each of the blogs on the hop!  And...come back to this blog tomorrow to see more from the Hey Life stamp set!

Red Rubber Designs
Sarah 
Paula-Kay
Louise
KC  (You are here)
Kate
Diana
Debra 

25 comments:

  1. Love it!!!! The first time I saw this image I instantly thought of the Wizard of Oz..

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  2. Cute project KC! The image works perfectly for the canvas size too!

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  3. You captured her charm perfectly!

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  4. Oh My Goodness - this rocks KC!

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  5. OMGoodness! I hear the music! It's been a stormy day here and I think I even saw her fly by. WONDERFUL!

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  6. A very original and very creative canvas! How cool!

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  7. KC! What an awesome project! I am just blown away by how you did this on canvas.

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  8. As a resident of Kansas, I find this charming!

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  9. WOW... These is amazing!!! I have always thought she looked like the witch from oz!LOL!

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  10. WOW! Way to create a scene!

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  11. Awesome canvas piece! I love what you did with the bike lady!!!!

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  12. AWESOME take on the stamp! Ms. Gulch's theme is playing in my head now! ;)

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  13. wow - this is absolutely amazing!!!!!!

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE your "wicked" design!!!

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  15. This is really cool the way you did the oz scene on canvas!! Very original and love it!

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  16. I totally love what you've done with bike lady, totally original!

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  17. The first thing I thought of when I saw this stamp was the Wizard of Oz...I love how you placed the tornado in the background! Amazing card!!!

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  18. OMGosh! I totally love your Oz-vibe with this image. Your DIY background is absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  19. WOW! Love your canvas!!! Also like the new stamps Just Bee-Cuz!

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  20. FABULOUS! I love Oz, and this just made me smile!

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  21. LOL....I didn't know the Wicked Witch's name.....this is amazing and I LOVE the scene you created.

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  22. This card is great! It must have been a ton of hard work put into it. Gorgous!

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  23. Stunning to the max!! Love your card, Diana!

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  24. A gold star to you for such a creative piece, KC! Really fun!!

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