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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Retro Rubber Challenge #8.....

Hello everyone: Well, today I made a card using an embellishment I haven't used in a long, long time.....EYELETS. I actually had to go dig deep into my "kind of forgotten" box of bling and other things, to find them, I knew I had some but the question was "Where??!!!"
So, why did I needed Eyelets? well, because I wanted to enter the Retro Rubber Challenge, which offers a fun way to dig out our long forgotten stamp sets, tools, embellishments, etc. and play along.
I made a card using a retired SU set called "Morning Cup", which has a bunch of super cute little cups and saucers, a tea pot and a coffee pot, plus some really awesome sentiments. I used Stazon Jet Black Ink on Canson water color paper.
Here is the card I made:
I don't know about you but for me, the combination of purples and green is really beautiful. I used my Perfect Plum SU marker  to color this images, the little flowers on the cup have a bit of Tangerine Tango an the tea bag is colored with River Rock.

Here is a little close up, I don't know if the lighting is ok, I really don't have any special lamps except one that I use when I'm coloring and it's dark outside. I stamped the little tea bag, snipped it and added a bit of thread then, pop it up with SU dimensionals.

Can you see this little hearts? well, they are punched out with a super old, totally retired SU corner punch. The outline is pretty but I love this little hearts that are leftover after you punch your corners. I just can't throw them out, they are perfect in every way, what do you think?
Anyway my friends, I hope you like this card, I hope I'm able to link it up to the challenge, it's a bit difficult for this "old" grammy to understand all of this technical stuff.
Ok, I hope you have a wonderful week, till next time, many hugs.
Maria. 

20 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Oh yes green and purple a winner for sure! I love these little hearts pouring out of this tea pot what a great idea! Congratulations on your training regimn, you're so dedicated you'll be in excellent shape for race day!

Mary Fish said...

Absolutely charming and, as always, impeccable watercoloring, Maria!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Maria! Thank you so much for playing along with Retro Rubber! Your card is so delightful! I love the stamp set that you used and those colors - I too love purple and green together! Beautiful coloring! I am happy to see you have a blog to share your wonderful creations!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Patti, I love this set, such cute images and those little hearts just fit perfectly.
Thanks for all the help with this blog my friend, I followed your directions for the links and they worked perfectly, Woo Hoo!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, it was fun to dust off this cute SU set and participate on this challenge. I now know how to use the link feature so I will be participating in other challenges. This is truly so much fun!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jane, it was lots of fun to make this card, this stamp set from SU is truly delightful to work with, I will continue to participate in this fun challenge.

Susanne Vargas said...

What a sweet card! Love that cute teapot pouring hearts into the cup! The eyelets fit so well with the scalloped frame, I'm glad you found them! I also love the color combo!

Katy McGloin said...

Maria, this card is absolutely adorable! I, too, have this set and have not brought it back out in such a long time!! Love your colors and use of bitty hearts. Popping up the teabag with thread is one of my favorite details. Now that you have linked up with RRBC once, I hope to see you back every challenge!! Thanks for playing with us!

Brian King said...

Beautiful, Maria! Thanks for sharing your incredible talent. Love the eyelets.

kellyscreativecorner.com said...

Maria I am so proud of you for figuring out how to link up your card. And what a beautiful card it is!!! I love all of the detail from the water coloring to the hearts being poured out to the thread. So glad you could play along with us at RRBC08! Keep on playing!

Lisa Poe said...

Maria, I agree with everyone's comments. Your card is fitting because of the frigid temps here in Ohio. Sitting down with a nice hot cup of tea sounds delightful. Your coloring is impeccable as always. I especially like the little hearts and tea bag.

Bobbi Miller said...

Maria, this card is so pretty. I love the little hearts pouring out of that teapot. Great stamp set. Beautiful water coloring too! Very nice!

ChristineCreations said...

Such a sweet little cup of tea! The little pouring hearts are so cute!

Darlene DeVries said...

I love your card Maria! Purple and green is one of my favorite color combinations. My favorite part is the little hearts coming out of the teapot! Kudos to you on your training - you should be so proud!

Claire Grantham said...

I love it Maria, superb use of eyelets and the colour combo is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Retro Rubber this week. Claire RRBC DT

Katie Skiff said...

so pretty - love the hearts are falling out!! :) Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber!!

Debbie Mageed said...

I absolutely love your choice of stamp sets and colors to go with your eyelets. And the teapot pouring little hearts is adorable! Love that! Thank you for joining the Retro Rubber challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

Christine Traversa said...

What a sweet card! Love all the touches! So, so pretty!

Dora B. said...

Hello, I found your site through Retro rubber and have enjoyed looking at the cards on your blog. Love your coloring technique and will enjoy visiting now and again.

Neva Cole said...

Very nice card with wonderful colors! Thank you for joining us at RRCB and it looks like you had fun with your eyelets! FYI in the future please link to your blog post, not your blog as it is easier to find the post that matches our challenge. Thanks!