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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Time Memories.....

Hello everyone: It's time for another fun challenge over at the Retro Rubber, for this one we would love to see cards with anything and everything SUMMER!!!!!
My card is made based on the sweet memories my hubby and I have of trips to the beaches of Mexico and Florida with our grandchildren, walking with them and seeing them picking up sea shells and running to us to show them of to us. We and them will treasure this memories for ever.
Here is my card.

This stamp is at least 8 years old, I remember buying it at my local Hobby Lobby craft store after coming home from one of those fabulous and fun trip with the kids, this image of this little girl picking up sea shells just melts my heart, that is how I remember this little kids on those unforgettable vacations.
The stamp is from a company called Stamps Happen but I think it's discontinued because I could only find a picture of it on Ebay. 
I stamped this image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and water colored with SU markers and the aqua painter. The shells to the left are from a retired Flourishes set called "Seaside Life", stamped, colored and fussy cut.
I apologize that I don't have a picture of the inside of my card, my only excuse is that the kids have been here all week and I've been busier than usual. I will update this post soon.

UP DATE.....
I was finally able to finish the inside of the card and take a picture, very simple but I've been super busy with this kiddos.


Here is the Retro Rubber Summer photo that inspired my card.

RRCB 43

I hope you play along with us and remember that the stamps you use need to be at least one year old. For more inspiration, please hop over my team mates blogs.
We can't wait to see your "Anything Goes Summer" creations, you can link them up HERE 
I'm also linking this card to the Cup Cake Inspirations Challenge #367 "TROPICAL"


And The Paper Players Challenge #304 "USE WATER COLORING" on your CAS project. This card might not be all that CAS but I'm taking a chance.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



28 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Precious beyond words! I will look forward to treating my grandchildren to the Ocean ( but hopefully not too soon!)

Katy McGloin said...

Darling card, Maria. This little girl is so precious. Your watercoloring is wonderful (as I now know to expect it from you, LOL). This is a great example of CAS! Now to pin this beauty.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Patti, having this amazing kids in our lives has been an immense joy.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Katy, this image is a perfect match of how my little grandkids looked like way back then.

Neva Cole said...

What great memories of the seashore, with a sweet little girl image. Watercoloring is perfect for her.

Birgit said...

This is simply adorable! What a lovely image and you've colored it up perfectly!! Thanks so much for joining the Cupcake Inspirations challenge!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Neva, the memories of those trips with the kids will live forever in our hearts and theirs.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Birgit, I'm happy I was able to share it with you guys at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge too.

Indy Owens said...

What a perfect image for such wonderful memories! Beautiful coloring! So glad you were inspired by this week's tropical challenge at Cupcake Inspirations.
Debbie, DT Sweetie

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

Maria A. said...

Thank you Indy, the theme was a perfect match for this sweet image.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Amy.

Claire Broadwater said...

Maria, this is precious! I love this sweet image! Your coloring is gorgeous! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Maria A. said...

Thank you Claire, this sweet little image truly brings back memories for me.

Debbie Mageed said...

Yes, this stamped image would speak to me for summer as well. I am always in awe at what you are able to accomplish with a marker and aqua painter, Maria! Absolutely stunning!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Debbie, those days at the beach with the kids are some of my most treasured memories. The aqua painter is my constant companion, I have 4 of them in different sizes.

cm said...

Your precious little girl, picking seashells makes me smile, as do your treasured memories of time spent with your grandchildren! Thank you for sharing your artistry at Cupcake Inspirations!
~carol

Claire Grantham said...

Maria, such a lovely card that obviously evoked fun times with your kids. I love your colouring, I love an aquabrush. Cx

Maria A. said...

Thank you CM, such a sweet image to evoke those memories.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Claire, the aqua painter or aqua brush is one of the tools I couldn't live without.

Kamila Routsis * Life In Moments said...

Such a lovely image and colouring! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!
Kamila DT

Jen Carter said...

What a sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Christine Traversa said...

So soft and serene. Love the image and your artwork created with it❤️❤️

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Maria! Your artistry gives me shivers! This card is stunning and life like. It feels so real and that is due to your ability to create a scene and coloring! Wowza!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Kamila.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jen, I had fun playing along with you guys.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Christine, this little girl is cute as can be.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jane, I enjoyed every minute creating this card, I kept thinking of my grandkids when they were little.