Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Feeling Thankful.....

Hello everyone: This time of the year is a favorite of mine, not only because of the gorgeous colors of the Autumn but because the Holidays are almost here and that means awesome reunions with family and friends, good food, festive colors, love and appreciation for all our Blessings, big and small.
This time over at RETRO RUBBER we want you to share with us your cards with the perfect theme for this time of the year, "Be Thankful", here is my card.

This image is from Inkadinkado, in the process of looking for this stamp to give you a date I found out it's discontinued and it's only available on Ebay listed as RARE, I'm so darn lucky I've had it for a good 8 years. 
I stamped this image onto a piece of Strathmore Muli Media water color paper that I die cut with the retired SU die set called Floral Framelits, with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it then, colored it with SU markers and an aqua painter. The pattern papers are from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment from a Flourishes set called "A Season of Thanks".
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from that Flourishes set also and the corner stamp from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by, for more awesome inspiration hop over my teammates blogs to see their beautiful creations.  Please read our rules before linking your cards, we have a limit of entering only 10 challenges including ours, we've seen cards entered to way to many challenges and we can't consider those beautiful cards for winning spots or top 5. Also, please let us know the age of your stamps, not so much when they were issued but we want to know how long you've had them, the name of this challenge is RETRO RUBBER meaning, we want you to use your old, old stamps, giving them the love and ink they are so deserving of having. 
Most of all, have fun with our challenge.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
The Artistic Stamper November Challenge "Autumnal"

Sunday Stamps Challenge #139 "Autumn Splendor"

Great Impressions November Challenge "Anything Goes"

Dragon Fly Challenge November "Autumnal Colors"
Stamp Ink Paper "Grateful"

Thank you for stopping by, I read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

What a keeper this stamp! It's so handsome how you colored the turkey, my Mother used to make ceramics and her turkey was colored the same way! Very nostalgic I love it!

Colleen Begley said...

Great card, Maria. Perfectly watercolored and I like how you used the flower die to cut it out. The patterned papers make it perfectly seasonal. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week.

Claire Grantham said...

Love your card Maria, beautifully coloured as always. I love the unusual die-cut, makes the wonderful Turkey take centre stage. Claire x

Tina Riddle said...

Beautiful card Maria! Fabulous water coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

Katy McGloin said...

Maria, as per your norm, the coloring is phenomonal... you have such a creative eye for your choice of colors! I still have that framelit which so prettily frames your focal point! Love it!

Furrbster said...

This is a brilliant autumnal image and I love the shape you have used to emphasise the image too!

Hugz Tinz

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a beautiful Thanksgiving card! Your use of the Floral Framelits makes it all the more special. Your watercoloring is inspirational! You make every stamped image look like art. Incredible... Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Elizabeth Hart said...

So beautiful - the fall colors are spot on. Love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

I love your attention to detail. This is such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week. Carolyn xx

Jane Knudsen said...

Your cards are perfection down to the last detail! I seriously am envious of the images you use and create these magnificent cards! I love your blend of papers too! Stunning!

Greta said...

Gorgeous stamp which you've colored so beautifully! Love this card!

Donna Idlet said...

Maria, stunning card! Love the image and your coloring. Perfect for this challenge.

Christine Traversa said...

What a great card! Love the colors, elements and design! ❤️

Monika Reeck said...

your coloring is so wonderful
and I love the layout of your card
wonderfully made
many thanks for joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time
Monika (DT at Sunday Stamps)

Lisa said...

Lovely card!

Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month x

Leah said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!