How does your garden grow?
Ours is sort of hit and miss. But we guarantee our Gardens theme for Spring 2015 will be a winner. Plant some stamped flowers and veggies and let us share in your artistic bounty. The second theme for this issue is Cartoons. Every character from Mickey Mouse to SallyForth is fair game. So are cartoon characters of your own invention. Spider-Woman anyone? Sept. 10, 2014 is the final postmark date for both themes.

Looking ahead, the first theme for Summer 2015 is Days Gone By. Take us back to a time before selfies and hashtags ruled the land. Any event, memory or popular personality before 1990 will be considered. The second theme for this issue is Black & White, Plus One. Any subject is welcome, but your submission can include only one color, in addition to black and white. (As many images and elements as you like in your color of choice can be included.) Dec. 10, 2014 is the final postmark date for both themes.

NOTE:
You can send in jpgs of artwork to images@rsmadness.com.See information below for specific details on submitting artwork.

This artwork, called Full Bloom, is by Anne Olney, the original owner of Anne-Made Designs, now owned by Stamping Sensations. Anne's artwork appeared in the May/June 2004 issue.

(Stamp credits: Birdhouse—Rubber Monger; rocks—Beeswax; large sunflower—custom; vine and gladiolus—100 Proof Press; others—Stamping Sensations.)

 

 

Brenda Clark stamped this full-page scene for a Humor section in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue. The section was called the Ha-Ha Hall of Fame. Send us your comic and cartoon artwork for the Spring 2015 issue. Time for more ha-has.

(Stamp credits: Groucho, woman screaming, single chef—Viva Las Vegastamps!; dog with tray— Rubber Café; bugs, Wile E. Coyote—Rubber Stampede; chefs—Neato Stuff; ants (scanned, 25% smaller and reversed)—The Stamp Mill; cool frog—Stampa Rosa [Stampington]; bathtub, pushing mouse—Ann-ticipations [Stamping Sensations]; 3 blind mice—100 Proof Press; old man in chairs—Art Impressions; burger—Dynamite Rubberstamps.)

General Submission information:
Artwork submissions can be as large as 5” by 6-1/2”. Exceptions are made for dimensional and 3-D pieces. All submissions are subject to reduction.

Submit up to four entries per theme. Artwork sent by mail is returned when accompanied by an SASE. We suggest adding protective cardboard to your envelopes. If submitting for more than one theme, please include an SASE for each theme is helpful.

We may post submissions on RSM’s Facebook and Pinterest pages. Please indicate on your artwork or in a note if you’d prefer your artwork to appear only in the magazine.

Remember to include your name, postal and e-mail address, as well as stamp credits on the back of each submission. Project instructions are NOT needed at this time.

Send submissions to RubberStampMadness, PO Box 610, Corvallis, OR 97339-0610. When using UPS and FedEx send to: 216 SW Madison Ave., Suite 17, Corvallis, OR 97333.

If you have 3-D artwork or live outside the USA and Canada, send 100 dpi scans or photographs via e-mail to images@rsmadness.com. Please include stamp credits, your name, address and phone number within the e-mail. If your e-mail has a SPAM block, include RSM in your “acceptable mail to receive folder.”

Artists whose work is chosen for the cover receive $200. The person chosen Best New Stamper receives a $50 gift certificate to the RSM store.

Cover Submission Information:
There are two size options:
1) 8-5/8” wide by 11-1/4” high. This size assumes the artwork fills the whole cover. There will be a slight trim of about 1/4” off each edge.
2) 8-5/8” wide by 10-1/2” high. This size fills the cover except for a strip across the top for information about the issue. About 1/4” is trimmed off each edge.
Try not to put any cool images in one of the bottom corners of your art, where the store pricing symbol will be placed. And, remember about 11/2” of the page will be overlaid with the RubberStampMadness logo.

Other Submission Information:
We welcome artwork not on a specific theme for feature stories and columns in each issue. When artwork is not returned right away, this means we’re considering it for a theme album or another place in RSM.

Thank you for sending in your stamp art. We look forward to hearing from you.