Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Earth Laughs in Flowers.....

Hello everyone and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, we want you to use your older than one year stamp sets, the ones that haven't seen ink for a while now and want a chance to shine again. We bought them for a reason, because we loved them at the time but, sometimes we tend to navigate towards the new stuff and we forget those other equally beautiful images that deserve a bit of attention so, go and rummage through your stash, I'm sure you'll find something fabulous to share with us. This is my card, made with this gorgeous image from Stampin Up! called Corner Garden that made it's debut back in the 2014-2015 catalog.
I'm also linking this card to the Shopping our Stash "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge.


This is a big background stamp, I've used it before in parts but this time, I wanted to stamp the whole image to create this flowery Spring scene complete with a couple of lovely butterflies from the SU set Papillon Potpourri.
I stamped this images onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored them with SU markers and the aqua painter, I got my color inspiration from the beautiful photo at our challenge. The butterflies were stamped and colored the same way, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to their wings, hope you can see it. I didn't want to add a sentiment to this panel, I figured it was going to look a bit out of place, I honestly didn't know were to stamp it so I just let the flowers speak by themselves.
Here is a picture of the finish inside.

And here is the Retro Rubber banner that inspired my card. 


Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope your give this challenge a try and remember, your stamps must be older than a year and, if you can, please give us the approximate age of them. One great place to find the age of your Stampin Up images is Splitcoaststampers, just click on the Stampin Up gallery and there they are, all of the stamp sets, in alphabetical order and the year they were issued. Another good place is Pinterest, if you know the name of your set all you need to do is Google that name for the Pinterest site and there you can find cards made with those sets, click on the images and you will be taken to the blogs were they were posted and there, you can see the date. 
Most of all, have fun, that is what it's all about.
Don't forget to go check the DT blogs to see their beautiful samples.
Thank you again for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



20 comments:

  1. Very very pretty! Look at those Morning Glories up at the top! Fabulous! Love the two butterflies, great to see this set see some ink Maria!

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  2. Thank you Patti, this stamp is big, I had to cut a bit on the right side and on the top to fit it onto my 4x5 1/2" card base, but I love it, I've used portions of it on other cards but never the entire image, I'm happy with this card.

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  3. Pretty and very colorful. This is truly a Spring welcome card ! Love your little butterflies .

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  4. Thank you Sonny, I'm so glad I decided to use the whole image, it's just so pretty.

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  5. Beautiful! I love this card!! I was surprised to see this stamp set retire. Your coloring is perfect (as always)! Perfect for our photo inspiration. Love!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I'm so happy I have this stamp and I also wish it was not retiring, it's really so beautiful.

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  6. This background stamp image was made for your coloring, Maria! You always give so much life to the images. Gorgeous card!!

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    1. Thank you Katy, I just love this corner garden, it's a perfect image for Spring.

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  7. Very creative and quite pretty! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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    1. Thank you Chana, love playing along!!

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  8. The dimension, the colors, the placement!! Loooooove!! ❤️ ❤️

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    1. Thank you Christine, I really love this big stamp.

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  9. Hello, Maria! I saw this card on Retro Rubber and wanted to come comment. Since you made this you've made many others, as well. Goodness, you are a prolific stamper and very accomplished. This one is a beauty! I don't remember this SU stamp. Love the colors and those gorgeous butterflies and the subtle blue sponging. Happy stamping!

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    1. Thank you Leslie, this stamp is beautiful and it's going to be retired so I'm so glad I have it.
      I love participating in a bunch of challenges, I'm lucky to have a few hours in the morning to make my cards. Hope you come back to visit again.

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  10. Love this Maria, the beautifully coloured flowers are stunning! Cx

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    1. Thank you Claire, I love this image because you can change the look by just simply changing the colors.

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  11. Maria, your cards are just so beautiful! I cannot believe how you showcase your creativity - always so unique! This card is no exception - the colors are so beautiful and the flowers look so realistic! Wowsa!!

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    1. Thank you Jane, I love coloring flowers and this stamp is right up my alley.

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  12. Gorgeous flowers, fabulous colouring. Beautiful card. I'm happy you couldn't find a spot to put the sentiment it's perfect the way it is. thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the April showers bring may flowers challenge.

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  13. Lovely job with this gorgeous stamp! The flowers are stunning and you are right to put the sentiment inside!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.