Wednesday, April 01, 2015

April Colour Challenge!

Welcome to the Rubber Dance Monthly Art Stamping Challenge!

According to TS Eliot, April is the cruelest month. I am not entirely sure why (I did study his poetry at university but that's about a century ago!), but a little dose of crafting and the chance to win some lush stamps can only make it better, right? So here we go with another challenge for you.

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 an amazing 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!
  • NEW: Afer you have linked up your work, you can email Bibi ( to get a discount code to use in the Rubber Dance Stamps webshop and get 20% off your entire order!

For April our colours are delicate, feminine and sophisticated
In addition to our colour scheme we also have an optional THEME: TEXTURE
(if you want to - add texture in any way you like - texturising products, embossing, layering, die cuts, 3D embellishment, fabric - anything goes.)

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

Need some inspiration? Check out these examples! We have all used stamps from Rubber Dance, which you can find on our website:

By Katy

By Majo

By Susanne (tutorial here)

By Gabriele

By Bibi (AKA The Boss)

Join our challenge!

  • All entries need to include rubber stamping, but using stamps from Rubber Dance is not necessary.
  • You may use other colours in addition to our month's colour scheme, but our challenge colours must be the main ones.
  • Entry is via the linking tool only, to new work with a direct link to your entry post.
  • You may join our challenge with up to 10 separate entries, and combine our challenge with as many other challenges you like. Remember to add a link back to this challenge!
  • Please consider turning off word verification on your blog if you would like to receive comments from us.
  • Following our blog is optional, but very much appreciated :-)

We reserve the right to remove entries that don't meet these requirements.

Feel free to ask us, should you have any questions! (Use the comment field below or email Bibi at

    Colour scheme for April:
    Rose pink, dusky grey and powder blue

    Closing date for entries:
    Midnight April 30th 2015 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 May 1st
    at 1 minute after midnight CET (= GMT + 1, EST + 6)

    We need entries from 5 people or more to draw any winners.


    1. Wow, I love each and every one of the creations, so pretty and all so very different!

    2. Stunning inspiration projects!! I am in for challenge with this wonderful color palette

    3. Wonderful inspiration from the DT, not too sure of the colours so it will definitely be a challenge. Hoping to find the time to enter this month :-) xxx

    4. Great colours. The DT projects are gorgeous. The voucher is a great idea. Thanks. Hugz

    5. What a diversity of style shown by the DT! There is inspiration for everyone, but this palette is already enough for me, it's one of my favourite!
      I too think the discount code is a great idea!

    6. Woah!! Don't know what happened but I got an error page, and when I came back here saw the 4 links, which I can't delete...

      1. Hmm. Must have been a hick-up in that Linkytool system, but all is good now - I deleted the last 3. Thank you for entering with your beautiful card! ♥

    7. Fantastic inspiration - as always! I really would like to join in this time! Let's hope April will be the 'kindest' rather than the 'cruellest' month and allow me the time to do so! xx

    8. Oh! I'm so sorry - somehow I've linked up twice & can't remove one of them!!! Enjoyed the challenge!!!!

      1. No problem, I've deleted the second one. Thank you for joining with your beautiful card! :)

    9. Sorry...not sure why it double-posted???

      1. I removed the second one. No idea why that happens, maybe it's a bug in the Linky tool...
        Thank you for entering your card! :-)


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