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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Holiday Home for The Retro Rubber Challenge #26.....

Hello Everyone: The Retro Rubber Challenge blog has a easy sketch for us to play with, I encourage you guys to participate, the only requirement is that you use stamps that are at least one year old, and we all know we have a bunch of those beautiful stamp sets that have been retired but we just can't get rid of, I think I have more retire sets from all over the place than new ones. So, I hope you guys give this challenge a try, go and dig up your old, beautiful and forgotten sets and give them a chance to shine again.  Here is my card.
This card is made with one of the cutest, prettiest, most adorable Stampin Up! sets called "Holiday Home", it's so sad they retired it, I honestly do not understand why they do that. This set has 3 super cute little houses and a lot of other little stamps for every Holiday season, from Halloween to Christmas and everything in between. 
I stamped the house onto a piece of Canson water color paper and colored with my PRISMACOLOR PENCILS and paper stumps dipped in baby oil, then I snipped it out and glued it on a Ninah Solar White panel. Using my MISTI , I positioned the lamp post, Christmas Tree and snow man precisely where I wanted and stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the lamp post and snow man and with my SU marker in Garden Green for the Tree. 
I sponged some Broken China distress ink for the sky and masked the moon then, I stamped the sweet, little Santa's Sleigh and adorable Reindeer with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, to follow the sketch, I die cut 3 little snow flakes with one of the small images from THIS Impression Obsession Snow Flake dies. The little stars in the sky are the inside of the snow flakes.  
Here is the sketch that inspired this card.
Challange 26I want to thank you for stopping by, thank you also for your comments, they always make my day. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

23 comments:

  1. OH SO CUTE !!! Love these images and your coloring brings them all to life !

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  2. Thanks Sonny, this set is so adorable, versatile and fun, I'm so happy I have it!!!

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  3. Love the house and your Santa flying in the sky! This the Season to crank these out you'll appreciate that MISTI!

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    1. Thank you Patti, this stamp set is just adorable, love all the sweet little scenes you can create with it.
      And you are right, with the MISTI it's easy to mass produce this little card.

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  4. Maria, this is such an adorable and colorful scene. Coloring is your specialty as is the amount of detail that you add to each card. Debbie says she knows when I like something a lot when I say it is "frame-able". You should add this to your Christmas home decor as framed art! Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week.

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    1. Thank you Katy, I feel like a kid playing with this set, adding all the little details is so much fun.
      I love participating at Retro Rubber.

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  5. This is the prettiest use of this stamp set I've seen, Maria! Love the layout and the beautiful sponging that sets everything off!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, I love this set, all of this little images are so beautiful and make the prettiest scenes. I specially love the image of Santa and his sleigh pulled by those cute little Reindeer.

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  6. Wow! What a great card with so many details and lovely coloring. A great creation using so many stamps and elements! Happy to see you at Retro Rubber.

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    1. Thank you Theresa, this stamp set just invites you to play, it has such cute images for any occasion.
      Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot at Retro Rubber, hope to see you there again.

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  7. This is so beautiful, I love all the details and your colouring is amazing!!! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thank you Claire, I always have fun playing along at Retro Rubber.

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  8. The coloring knocks me out. Love the santa and sleigh against the moon!

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    1. Thank you Mary, this stamp set is one of my absolute favorites, you can make all kinds of little scenes with this adorable images.

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  9. Wow suuuuper great background! So inspirational! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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    1. Thank you Christine, I love this set, it's always fun to play along at the Retro Rubber.

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  10. Maria, you are the absolute best at coloring and seem to have mastered all of the various types! I love the Holiday Home set as well and need to bring it out this year. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon.

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    1. Thank you Debbie, this set is one of the best from Stampin Up! I just love to color each of the sweet little images.
      You can be sure I will be playing along on the next challenge.

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  11. Ah what a sweet color, love the way you put together the scene and adapted it to our sketch. Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber, come again soon!

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    1. Thank you Neva, this stamp set is just perfect to create little, cute scenes like this one.
      I can't wait for the next RR challenge.

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  12. Hi Maria! What a great card this is! I love the coloring! This just knocks my socks off! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thank you Jane, I always have fun playing with this set and Retro Rubber. Can't wait for the next challenge.

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  13. Maria, I absolutely love the colors you used on the house. It looks so cozy!

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