Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ahh!! Summer Afternoon.....

Hello blogging friends: The RETRO RUBBER challenge has a new one for you to play with, this time is a great sketch by Claire Grantham that has tons of possibilities. So here is my card that I hope you like and find inspiration with to come join us in the gallery.

This image is from a retired stamp set by Stampin' Up! called "Summer Afternoon", it was released back in the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog.  Love, love all the images on this set.
I stamped this one on some watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and Prismacolor pencils. The sentiment is from the same set and the pattern paper is from a retired line by Lili of the Valley.

Here is Claire's fun sketch.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The decorative image on the top is from a set by SU called "Delicate Details" which was in the 2017 SAB catty, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Around the Arbor" and the little basket of flowers on the corner is from another retired Flourishes set called "Zinnias".

I hope you feel inspired to come and play with us at RETRO RUBBER and for more inspiration, stop by the blog and check out my teammates creations.
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.


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, this seems like a newer set to me, but how wrong I am! You made it look brand new, and I sure love it with the sentiment, which is a favorite quote. Isn't it the truth? We need to cherish each day like a treasure.

Mary Fish said...

Sweet scene and smart "translation" of the sketch!

Debbie Mageed said...

Love your sweet scenic card, Maria! I have always loved this set and your coloring is gorgeous as always. Love it, my friend!

Neva Cole said...

I always enjoy seeing both the front and in the inside of your beautiful cards. The coloring is wonderful, and great idea to use both markers and pencils.

Jan Clothier said...

You do love to colour - no wonder you are so good at it. This sketch was made for you!

Claire Grantham said...

Love how you have used the sketch, that stamp is gorgeous and as usual Maria, beautifully coloured. Cx

Creative Lady said...

Adorable card, love the bench, makes me think of a spring summer day sitting on the porch! Great coloring too.