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