Tuesday, August 11, 2020

RRCB141 Anything Goes

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I took a little break yesterday but I am back today with a new Retro Rubber challenge, where we ask you to give some love to your older stamps!  This week we have an Anything Goes challenge:

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I pulled out one of my favorite SU stamps ever ever ever, Garden Pleasures from 2001.  I just love the detailed artwork on these stamps!  I stamped the birdhouse in Stazon Black on some watercolor paper and watercolored it in with ink and an aquapainter:

After coloring it, I fussy-cut it out, then stamped it again on a stitched circle and popped it up on some dimensionals.  Before doing that, I colored in the sky with some Soft Sky ink and sponged the edges to give it an vintage look:

The sketch that I used is from Inkspire Me, and I used papers from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea 6x6 pad, diecut with a stitched rectangle die:

After embellishing the front with some seam binding and a couple of candy dots, I stamped two more images at the bottom of the inside, along with a sentiment from the same set and a sentiment from Woven Heirlooms, stamped over a straw hat:

So happy that you stopped in today, and I hope that you'll play along with our Retro Rubber challenge over at the RR blog!  Just make sure your stamp is at least a year old, and be sure to tell us the age in your post!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Over the weekend, John, his sister and her husband and I all went tubing down the Tulpehocken Creek west of Reading, PA.   Of course, we just had a hurricane on Wednesday, and Friday evening it rained again, so we were concerned about the water...would it be fast, high, muddy, etc?  It was perfect and we spent three lazy hours just drifting down the little stream!  I only took photos at the beginning, as we couldn't take our phones with us:

It was a blast!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Woven Heirlooms, Garden Pleasures (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Watercolor, Naturals White (ret), Botanical Tea DSP (Graphic 45)
 Ink Stazon Black, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky (ret)
Accessories Candy Dots, Soft Sky Seam Binding (both ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Sponge Dauber, Aquapainter


Wendy said...

Super cute card, LeAnne! Love the birdhouse! I loved the older sets! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the design of this and that you fancied up the inside as well! Great card! Wow, floating down the river sounds like such a fun time! I bet it was relaxing, too! So glad you had a fun time and that's what making memories is all about! Stay cool!

Claire said...

Tubing sounds like great fun
Love the card
Claire Mrs H's Crafty Corner

Bonnie said...

I see why you love this beautiful stamp, LeAnne! It's a real keeper! Love the scripty background! Lazily floating down the river sounds wonderful!

I Card Everyone said...

What a delightful 'oldie' this set is, LeAnne! LOve this little bird-condo - has John built you one yet? So adorable - and the other little critters on the inside, too!
A lazy day down a lazy river sounds so wonderful!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet sweet card! And floating downstream in an inner tube sounds perfect to me!

Lisa Elton said...

I love that rustic little birdhouse and the colors you used, this is lovely! Sounds like a perfectly fabulous lazy day!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

The card is super cute - and the tubing looks like great fun!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful little stamp! I've never seen it before. Love the way you gave it a backdrop and love your stamping inside the card too. Tubing down a river sounds like a wonderful way to spend a few hours! Glad you had fun. Vicky x

Claire Grantham said...

LeAnne, I can see why this stamp is one of your faves. It is gorgeous and you have coloured it beautifully. I am always a fan of a big ribbon accent. Claire x