Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It's a Sketch!!!!!

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Hello everyone: We have a new challenge for you to play with over at RETRO RUBBER, this time is a fun sketch. There are lots of possibilities, so come on over and play, we can't wait to see what you create.  Please remember to use your OVER ONE YEAR OLD STAMPS, please tell us their age and also, limit your challenges entries to 10, including ours.
Here is a card I created to inspire you and, for more inspiration, hope over the RETRO RUBBER challenge blog and check out my teammates creations.
Here is my card.

This card was made with two very old stamp sets. The beautiful Dragon Fly is from a retired Stampin' Up! set called "Nature's Nest" that dates back to 2009-2010 Catalog. The Sweet Pea flower is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "Sweet Peas", this one dates to 2012, same year I bought it. 
I stamped my images onto a panel of Strathmore multi media paper with Stazon black ink and colored them with Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil.
I wanted to make sure the Dragon Fly was colored as close to the real thing so I Google it and found out that this amazing jewels come in all kinds of gorgeous colors, I kind of used this picture to color mine.

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How gorgeous is this winged jewel? 
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment and the vines are from the same set.

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


Katy McGloin said...

Maria, your jewel colored dragonfly is divine! I had no idea that they could be that colorful. And thanks for reminding me that I have that dragonfly also, LOL.... will have to pull it out! Love your sweet pea blossoms too! Your coloration is spectacular as usual... so well done!

Patti Willey said...

Oh interesting! You already own the sweet pea that just came out in Marcella's March release! Beautiful!

Neva Cole said...

Very pretty card with wonderful coloring. I had the joy of watching a dragonfly come out of it's pupa state one summer, truly amazing!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a pretty card, Maria! I love how you can bring your images to life like that!! Sounds like I got into SU a year late because I certainly would have loved that 2009 set. Glad they came out with more this year!

Jan Clothier said...

Such a magnificently coloured dragonfly! It was interesting to see that SU have had dragonflies in their catalogue before this current crop - which I am loving! It's a lovely card, Maria.

Claire Grantham said...

Such a sweet card, your images are always so beautifully coloured, I love the dragonfly..infact I love dragonflies, I have diamond dragonfly earrings that Hubby bought me a very long time ago. Clairex

Christine Traversa said...

That dragonfly! Your coloring! This technique is new to me, thanks for the inspiration! Beautiful project! ❤️