Tuesday, May 22, 2018

RRCB87 A Winter Sketch

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  It's time for another Retro Rubber Challenge, and this time the talented Claire has created a pretty sketch for us:

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I started by looking through some of my retired Christmas DSP and I found some scraps from the Winter Frost Specialty line, so I used that for my color theme of Smoky Slate and Pool Party!  So here we go:

I know I used this same set (Winter Wishes, 2015) a while back for another Christmas card, I guess I am just drawn to these images!  I used the sled this time, stamping it in Basic Gray and Versamark, then heat embossing it with clear embossing powder and watercoloring it in:

After I fussy-cut it, I mounted it on a piece of embossed cardstock, a Pool Party mat, and a Silver Foil scallop, then added some silver thread and a couple little fussy-cut pine cones.  I stamped this sentiment on the inside and added some Pool Party boughs:

I didn't save the box this sentiment came in, so if anyone knows the name of it, let me know!! I know it's probably about the same age as the Winter Wishes set!  Edited to add:  Thanks to Karen; the stamp set is called Cheers and it was from winter of 2013!

I hope you'll play along with our sketch this week and give some of your older stamps some love!  Remember, they have to be at least a year old, and you need to tell us how old they are in your post!  So get stamping and share your creation with us at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!

So our wee little robins finally hatched!  Very carefully, Cassidy peeked in but she could only see a couple of little beaks!!

The babies weren't making a peep, just sitting there with their beaks open, waiting for mom and dad to feed them!

And mom and dad were close by, making quite a racket, letting us know they weren't happy we were intruding!

I quickly stuck my phone above the nest and took one picture....then we scooted out of there!  I can see four little beaks, but it's hard to tell...they certainly are not very attractive when they're newborns, LOL!

Soon they'll be flying out on their own!  How cool!  I also saw my first oriole yesterday as well as a scarlet tanager!  No pictures, but I was excited that I at least saw them!  Thanks for popping in today and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Winter Wishes (ret 2015), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs (Our Daily Bread Designs 2016), Cheers (ret 2013)
Card stock & Papers     Rustic White (Papertrey), Pool Party, Silver Foil, Winter Frost DSP (ret)
 Ink Versamark, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Accessories Silver Twine, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Quilt Top Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Framelits, Aquapainter


Vickie said...

Sweet card....a lot of Christmas cards you will be ready for Christmas...Oh my...looks like a lot of babies...huge cool..thanks for great for Cassidy.

I Card Everyone said...

I LOve this sled... maybe even more than the PTI - shhhh! What a fantastic fussy-cutter you are, LeAnne!
The Orioles have been feeding with the Hummingbirds here! yes, on the feeder - who needs oranges! Sadly not enough trees for the Tanagers here... you're turning Miss C into a bird-lover - and I love that...

Cheryl said...

This stamp set is also a favorite of mine! I just can't seem to part with it! It has been in the for sale box and then taken right back day, maybe!

Kampin' Karen said...

This sled looks just like the one I had when I was Cassidy's age. Cute card and great photo of babies. The Cheers stamp is one that was a special offer back in 2013. This link my show you.

Wendy said...

Love this Christmas card, LeAnne! This set was so fun and full of memories of times past! Love your layers of diecut ovals under the sled and that pretty paper! Wonderful card! TFS

Jan Clothier said...

That is such a pretty colour combination! I think only you could make grey look so festive! :-)
Your card is lovely.

Debbie Mageed said...

It's so nice to read about a holiday card since it's unseasonably warm here in Michigan right now. I'm feeling better just looking at that snow sled! LOL Great details and impressive fussy cutting! Love it, LeAnne!

Creative Lady said...

Love your Christmas card LeAnne! It's never to early to start. You really did a great job on designing your card with the sketch, it's just perfect. Thanks for sharing the pictures of the birds too...the babies are adorable!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh LeAnne, you reminded me I still have some of that beautiful DSP from SU, the image of the sled reminds me of those fun days with our grandchildren when we went to a park for them to go down this big hill on their sleds.
Love the silver twine with the sweet little pine cones, beautiful detail.
Thank you for sharing the pictures of Cassidy and this little baby birds, how fortunate that their parents chose to build their nest in such a perfect place, safe from the sun and rain and even more perfect for you guys to take a peek.

Claire Grantham said...

LeAnn, love your gorgeous wintery take on the sketch, I love all the lovely layers, patterns and textures. Clairex