October Colour Challenge - Vintage Tones

Welcome to the Rubber Dance Monthly Art Stamping Challenge!

Our challenge is all about colour! Each month we bring you a gorgeous colour scheme to kick-start your muse. 

Both our winner and Pick of the Month will get badges to proudly display on their blogs. Winners will be announced on our blog on the 7th of the following month, so remember to check back to see if you won! 

  • We'll draw an overall WINNER at random who receives an anamazing grab bag of unmounted Rubber Dance stamps worth 25 Euro! (that's over $30!)
  • The Design Team will choose our favourite entry - our DT Pick of the Month. 
  • Any entries using Rubber Dance stamps will get a special mention!

For October our colours are beautifully vintage - step back in time with sepia tones and shades of brown.

Please take a quick look at the rules below before you create. Don’t worry, there aren't many rules and they are not complicated.

Need some inspiration? Check out these examples from our fabulous Design Team!

Made by Bibi: I have been playing with stencils and modelling paste, Crystal Flower die cuts, ink sprays and Distress ink. Most of the Crystal flowers were cut out from vintage book pages, and one is stamped with old script - all colored with Distress inks.  All stamps are from our new Collage Mix collection.

Made by Gabriele: The background of this 10x15 cm card is monoprinted on the Gelli Plate with acrylic paint. I used stamps from the DAV1-L: Da Vinci sheet with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and NP5-M: Weed Love with Distress ink - Wild Honey. That dark brown snippet underneath the portrait is self printed paper. The portrait was stamped (also Da Vinci sheet) on a used teabag with Archival ink Sepia. The portrait was attached to the card with bakers twine. 

Made by Majo: I used stamps from the new DAV1-L: Da Vinci sheet to simple stamp the main focal image, placing her behind a die cut window. The card is finished with hearts that look like they are 'growing' from the window box and a sentiment.

Made by Katy: I used TR1-L: Travel and BK1-RG: Collage Elements 1 stamp sets to create a vintage tag for this challenge. My background is stamped with the world image and layered with pages from an old map. Alongside various stamped images from the sets I used some bits of Tim Holtz ephemera. I crumpled and dog-eared some of the stamped images to make them look 'aged'.

Made by Irit: I used the new DAV1-L: Da Vinci set and Music and Script backgrounds and made my background with a Gelli Plate.

Made by Olga: Hello dear readers! We are so glad to see you here at our new October colour challenge :) Let's create together! I made this new autumn card for your inspiration :) As you know, I love leaves and I create my cards using lots of Rubber Dance nature stamps with leaves! They are so cool! If you still don't create with them, I think that very soon you will. I used several stamps from "I Love Leaves" and "Twiggy Leaves" and the stamp with the phrase "Believe in yourself" from the "Think Again" set of stamps. I love how all this stamps look together and I also hope that you will like my card :). Wish you a very good day!

Made by Helen:  I loved this month's tone-on-tone colour palette.  It was fun to create a Travel Journal using a selection of my Rubber Dance Travel (TR1-L) and Collage Element 1 (BK1-7G) stamps.  I love the vintage look I have achieved using only shades of brown.  I used my Distress Inks to emboss maps across the top and bottom of my journal and then blended over the images to create interesting shadows around them.  Masking, masking and more masking for the central panel collaging different travel images!  Inside there are interactive pages that give you lots of scope for journaling and collecting photos and souvenirs.  If you want to see exactly how to make a Journal of your own there is a link on my blog to a step-by-step video tutorial as well as more photos of the interactive pages that are contained within.  So get out all your brown inks, paints and papers and get creative!

Join our challenge!

All you have to do is:
1) Create something with this month's colour scheme
2) Add your linky below before the closing date
3) Add a link back to the Rubber Dance blog to your entry post

  • This is an art stamping challenge so all entries need to include rubber stamping (no digi stamps please).
  • Using stamps from Rubber Dance is NOT necessary to join.
  • Entries need to use the colour scheme provided – you are welcome to add neutral colours like white, black, cream or metallic to the given colours.
  • Entry is via the linking tool only. We are very sorry that we can't accept email entries.
  • Please provide deep links to your actual project post, not just a link to your blog (to do this, click on the title of your blog entry and copy/paste the URL that appears in your browser's address field).
  • Please link only to new work – don’t backlink to previously made art.
  • You are welcome to combine our challenge with up to five additional challenges.
  • You may join our challenge with up to five entries as long as they are on different blog posts and linked up separately.
  • PLEASE consider turning off word verification on your blog if you would like to receive comments from the Design Team as this makes our job much easier.
  • Following our blog is optional, but appreciated :-)
We reserve the right to remove entries that don't meet these requirements.

    Colour scheme for October:
    Vintage tones in browns and sepia

    Closing date for entries:
    Midnight October 31st, Central European Time (= GMT+1 or EST + 6)

    Have fun! We can't wait to see what YOU come up with! :-)

    Greetings from the DT & Staff at Rubber Dance

    Our next challenge will be announced on November 1st at 1 minute after midnight CET (= GMT + 1, EST + 6)

    Any questions? Please use the comment field below and we'll answer as soon as we can.


    TwinkleToes2day said…
    What a lot of fabulous inspiration from the wonderful design team members! Time to get the thinking caps on :D
    ionabunny said…
    Hi, I'm a newbie. I just found you but it looks like fun here and your rubber is fantastic. Off to find the follower button Hugz
    Bibi Lindahl said…
    Thanks! :-) I hope you will join us again, Twinks!
    Bibi Lindahl said…
    Welcome! :) So glad you found us, and I hope you will play along in our challenge :))
    Craftyfield said…
    Fantastic projects from the DT, love the vintage look!
    I am here for the first time .Thanks for the challenge.
    Whoops, I see that I can combine with 5 other challenges. Sorry. I'll try to make a new one.
    Gr Elly
    Cataleya said…
    Thank you very much!!! :) We will be very glad if you will join us :)
    Cataleya said…
    Welcome! :) We will wait for your creation for the challenge ;)
    ~Olga Kovalchuk
    Karen Petitt said…
    Crikey only just in time! I must try harder to be earlier next month. Thanks for another fabulous challenge and for the gorgeous inspirations Karen x
    Bibi Lindahl said…
    Thank you for entering, better late than never! ;-) Love your card!
    I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see our brand new challenge.

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