Happy Tuesday, peeps! Hope your week is starting off great! It's time for another Retro Rubber challenge, and I kinda freaked out when I saw the colors:
I just love those little Johnny-jump-ups, but PURPLE is a challenge for me! Everyone else seems to be able to work with it in such a lovely way...but I struggle with it! But, that's why they call these challenges, so I put on my big-girl panties and went to work! There was a lovely little set called Touch of Nature from the 2005-2006 Winter Mini catalog, and I felt the colors would work well with the colors. I stamped the butterfly and flower in Stazon ink on watercolor paper, and colored each of them in:
The thicker watercolor paper really lends itself to fussy-cutting; it's a little more work than regular cardstock, but if your element has intricate pieces like these antennae, they hold up better than on lighter-weight paper. I took a piece of Soft Seafoam gingham DSP and stamped the leaf image from the set all over in a random pattern, then cut both the floral piece and the gingham piece with Stitched Rectangle dies:
All the pieces went on a Very Vanilla card base and I added a few sequins for fun. On the inside, I stamped the leafy image again, and added a Paper Pumpkin sentiment on top. I think my front sentiment is from a PP set, too!
And since these images were watercolored, I am entering this in the Festive Friday challenge this week:
Hopefully, my fear of purple turned out okay...what do you think? And hopefully, you'll play along with us this week! I've actually seen several purple and yellow creations out and about on blogs over the last couple of weeks, so I know there are crafters out there who aren't afraid of purple, LOL! Share your creation with us at Retro Rubber! Remember, you just have to use stamps that are at least a year old, and tell us how old they are! See ya there!
A little beachy fun with Cass and her friend:
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Touch of Nature, Paper Pumpkin (all retired)|
|Card stock & Papers||Very Vanilla, Soft Seafoam, Watercolor, Soft Subtles DSP|
|Ink||Stazon Black, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Seafoam|
|Accessories||Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop), Dimensionals|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Sentiment Strips Dies (My Favorite Things), Aquapainter|