Friday, September 11, 2020

Never Too Cute.

 Hello everyone: I'm praying that you and your families are doing well in these difficult times. I'm also praying for all of the people who are in the path of these horrific fires, some of my friends live in California and Oregon and they tell me that the skies are orange and filled with smoke. I'm praying for your safety and that of all of your loved ones.


I don't know about you guys but, I have enough stamp sets to last me for the rest of my creative life so, I've promised a couple of times not to get any more stamps, no matter how beautiful or cute they are.

Some of you know that I adore the House Mouse siblings and I do have a lot of images of these sweet little critters but, about a month ago I saw a set that just made me go crazy enough to break my promise of not getting new stuff.

I made this card with it, I'm asking you, how can I not get this set??

The name is "Masked Mice"

Isn't this little mousey just so adorable?? 
I just stamped it on Canson Mix Media paper with Memento black ink and, once it was dry, I colored with Prismacolor pencils.
The pattern paper is from my dwindling stash from Lili of the Valley, the other one was stamped with a background stamp from Impression Obsession called Swirl Background
 This is the INSIDE

The sentiment is from the set.

I want to play along with the following challenges.

#323 "Anything Goes" option Christmas.


Thank you for visiting me today.
I hope you follow the example of this sweet little critter and also, please, wear your masks when going out.

Stay healthy and safe.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

A Color Challenge for Retro Rubber.

 Hello Everyone: I hope all is good with you and your families as we deal with these very troubling times. I hope and pray that CHANGES will soon be here so we can all start healing physically, mentally and emotionally.


Well, I'm sure most of you are struggling with the "new and supposedly improved" Blogger Interface, and I just found out that Facebook is doing similar changes. I hope that I can still come here to share my cards with you.  I'm not fond of changes at all, especially when things are working fine, I don't know why "they", whoever they are, think that "improving" something that's running well is a good thing.


The new RETRO RUBBER challenge is a COLOR one, these colors are beautiful and fresh, so I hope you get inspired to come and play along with my teammates and me in our gallery.

This is the card I made.

This beautiful image is from my Fairy collection of plain red rubber stamps that my aunt Norma gifted me with some years ago, she found a box with about 25 plain red rubber stamps, all dirty and stained but, she knew how much I loved stamping so she bought the whole lot for about $10.00
I colored the image with Windsor&Newton watercolor markers and Prismacolor pencils for shading and for the Fairy's skin. I added some Nuvo Drops around and Glossy Accents to the drops on the rose and leaves.

This is the INSIDE of the card.

This sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Orchids" and I always use it when I make my Fairy cards.

I hope you go visit the RETRO RUBBER challenge blog for more inspiration from my teammates' cards and then, come and play along in our gallery.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Stay healthy, safe and please wear your masks.