Tuesday, May 8, 2018

RRCB86 May Flowers

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  It's time for another Retro Rubber Challenge and this is a sweet one...May flowers!

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Oh my, so many sets from which to choose!  In the end, I opted for a retired SU set called Nature Walk from 2009!  I stamped it in Stazon Black ink on watercolor paper and used ink and an aquapainter to color it in:

Here's a closer view:

I am still getting the hang of doing the background...coloring the images in is a piece of cake, but making that "dreamy" background takes a bit of practice!  I added a little banner and sentiment, and it's hard to see, but there is a piece of Powder Pink ribbon behind the sentiment, as well as a glimmer dot on top:

I love that pretty pink paper on the's from PhotoPlay's French Flea Market!

I hope you'll play along with us this week...I know there are lots of flower-lovers out there!  Pull out your older stamps (at least a year old) and give them some love, then share it with us at the RRCB blog!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Nature Walk (ret), CL342 Sentiments (Hero Arts)
Card stock & Papers     Rustic White (Papertrey), French Flea Market (Photoplay), Watercolor
 Ink Stazon Black, Garden Green, Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Accessories Glimmer Dot, Powder Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Aquapainter


Skye said...

A dreamy card. A very pretty image and I love the background. The pink DP really sets off the image so well.

Kampin' Karen said...

and it's even more beautiful in person! What a nice surprise...thank you! That background paper is gorgeous and you would never know that dreamy watercoloring was difficult. You can tell Cassidy loves her parents :-)

Bonnie said...

It looks like you've got the hang of the background as well as the details, LeAnne! This is so feminine and pretty with that sweet background paper! A perfect match!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the paper and I love how you colored the flower and the background around the flower.
Have a great week.

Dawn Tidd said...

So soft and pretty! Love the watercolored image, it looks great. A very lovely French country look!

Lisa Elton said...

This is feminine and perfectly lovely LeAnne!

Debbie Mageed said...

This is so elegant and very lovely! You have me scrambling to see if I have anything that resembles that image! Detailed perfectly! I love it!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh LeAnne, this card is dreamy and beautiful, the background paper has the look of the most beautiful and delicate lace, a perfect frame for this sweet and dainty flower.
Love it!!!

Jan Clothier said...

A masterpiece of subtlety and restraint! The watercolouring is lovely and I agree that the hard bit is to get the background right, strange as that seems. The soft ribbon and little enamel dot on the sentiment are great additions.

Claire Grantham said...

LeAnn, I love your card, the soft watercolouring is perfect and elegant and the busy background paper helps it really pop. Claire x