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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

If Life Gives You Lemons.....

Hello everyone: Well, it's time again for another fabulous RETRO RUBBER challenge, this time it's about colors, bright, happy LIME GREEN and AQUA BLUE plus a neutral which by definition can be White, Craft , Off White, Black, Gray and Beige.  I actually Googled this, for my card I chose White as my neutral color, hope you like it and join in the fun, for more inspiration, hop over the rest of my team mates blogs, to see the fabulous cards they are sharing.


This sweet little mouse is from the Penny Black set called HOMEMADE, all of this images are simply adorable. I bought this set back in 2014 but the earliest post on Pinterest made with this set dates back from October of 2013.  Pinterest and Splitcoaststampers are great places to find out the ages of your stamps, so I always go there for the information.
Anywho, this images were stamped onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with SU markers, I added some highlights with my Prismacolor pencils.
The papers are from my stash, the embossing folder from Sizzix. 
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


Here is the Retro Rubber Color Challenge banner that inspired my card.
I hope you play along with us and share your cards in the gallery, we would love to see what you create.  Please remember to use stamps that are at least one year old, if possible, tell us the approximate age of your stamps and you can play with up to 10 other challenges including ours. 
This challenge ends on August 12th. Have fun!!
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Maria! You had me at the little mouse! What an adorable card! I love the images and all of your coloring. I am very interested in the use of markers and colored pencils work so well together. I am going to try that one of these days! Beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you Jane, you know how much I love mice and this little, chubby Penny Black ones are adorable.
      The way I use the markers and the pencils is really so simple, I first use the markers and water color with them then, I highlight or add shadows with the pencils and the paper stumps dipped in baby oil, you can use Gamsol too, it blends the pencil so beautifully.

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  2. Maria, when I saw this card in our design team gallery, I knew it was yours. So adorable and well colored! You have a talent for making everything lemonade. So happy to call you teammate!!

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  3. Thank you Katy, some might say I have an obsession with mice, well.....yes I do, but only with this little ones, LOL!! the real ones look better outside.
    I love being your teammate too.

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  4. I had to dig through your blog to find this beauty but it was so worth it! I love your lil critters and you have me taking a second look at them to watercolor for the first time. Love your take on the color challenge. Your watercoloring is always perfect!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, it's always fun to play with this little mice, the colors of the challenge were just perfect for this card.

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  5. Such a cute card Maria. Love the image and so beautifully coloured as always. My best friend is called Lemon, so she gets lots of cards from me with this sentiment :) Cx

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    1. Thank you Claire, fun colors for a fun image. This sentiment is always great for making someone smile.

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  6. What a darling card! I think it is so cute and sweet! I love the colors too!

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    1. Thank you Cyndi, so happy you stopped by.

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  7. Cutest!! So adorable how you stamped and setup the card! Love the colors and design! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you Christine, this little critters always make the cutest cards.

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