Saturday, 6 April 2013

R is for... Craft Barn Challenge

Hi all

I am continuing with the Craft Barn Challenge, and I must catch up on those I missed at the beginning of the year, but here is R.

R is for: Raven, Return, Regal, Ribbon and Rubberstamping, and also for Red!

I cut my base card which a pearlescent gold/bronze colour, so that it would fold out, whilst still fitting in the binder I have made up for these challenges.

I stamped up the arrows on Nenah solar white, and cut them out. 

I cut a piece of Clarity's Theuva card, and coloured it with distress inks, then stamped it with the lovely Raven.  When I stuck it down I left a gap, so I could insert a tag with the Ribbon and Raven definitions.  I have opted for the architectural definition of Return - a part of a building that forms an angle with the facade (but thinking about the fold out part of the card - OK so it's a bit tenuous!!)

The lovely lady is a Christmas Stamp from Lynne Perella, but I cut off the fern fronds surrounding her to make her less seasonal.  She looks incredibly Regal to me!  But I had to add a Crown, which is gold embossed.  I carried a little of the gold embossing into her head-dress.  The background is of course Rubberstamped using wood grain (could it be Rosewood??), and a few more Ravens.

Stampendous - Raven background
Katzelcraft - Woodgrain background
Lost Coast Designs - A murder of crows (same family as ravens...!!)
Stampers Anonymous - Mini Ornates Crown
Prima Marketing - Journalling Stamps Arrows
Paper Artsy - LPC016 Believe Lady

Distress Inks - Weathered Wood, Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Tattered Rose, Black Soot, Distress embossing ink
Versafine - Imperial Purple, Crimson Red
Adirondak - Cranberry
Stampin' Up - Poppy Parade

Other stuff
Ranger Queen's Gold embossing powder
Red Ribbon from stash
Wooden letter R (coloured with Festive Berries Distress stain)


  1. These are lovely Ruth. I love how you have given the seasonal stamp more life too!!

  2. ooo I have that LP stamp too, its gorgeous isn't it? I am loving what you have done here and you made flaps & tags...YAY!!!!

    Karen from The Craft Barn x

    1. Ooo err, missus! Always a one for a flap, that's me!! :-)

  3. Very fun! And that's such a wonderful Raven stamp too! Great job for the letter R!

  4. What a wonderful selection of R's.

  5. OMG!! Are you saying that I missed the opportunity to get a 'nice R's' pun in!!?!?! How remiss of me... thank you Scrapmate, for allowing me to pick it up now! :-)

  6. Great selection of Rs!! Love your pages!

  7. My goodness what a great collection of R words. Particularly like the raven.

  8. This is awesome. I love how many R words you have referenced. Gorgeous backgrounds and fabulous stamp choices. Love the tag idea.

  9. Fabulous pages, great "R" words depicted and wonderful stamps used love the raven.

    Sylv xx

  10. Gorgeous pages. Love the stamping and especially the way you framed one of the pages.

  11. Amazing pages sweetie, I love the interactive elements, beautifully done. Lol, I'm not coveting your gorgeous stamps at all tee hee, LP has to be one of my fave stamp designers too.
    Hugs x

  12. wow!! That's a lot of Rs!! well done
    Thanks for playing with us.