Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Beautiful Moments for Retro Rubber

 This week at Retro Rubber, we have a colour challenge for you. Make us something that uses pastel colours. Easy, right? Of course, since this is Retro Rubber, you need to use at least one stamp that's a year or more old and tell us the approximate age of it. 


I've been charmed of late by Jacque Williams' Million Dollar sales set, Beautiful Moments. It's sat on my shelves for over a year with just a couple of uses until this last fortnight where I've rediscovered its beauty.

This card shows the third of the three main images of the set. You can see the others here and here.

The pastel colours I've used are Petal Pink, Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron and So Saffron. I used Basic Grey to stamp the images as it's just a bit softer than Tuxedo Black.

This is a pretty straight-forward card. I've masked the figures so  I could stamp in the horizon line and I paper pieced the dresses but other than that, there's nothing hard happening.


I wanted the sentiment to stand out but using Petal Pink card stock was just too strong, so I stamped the sentiment (from Dressed to Impress) in Basic Grey and then coloured it with a Petal Pink Stampin' Blend.

You can see what the rest of the team have done and link up your entry by visiting the Retro Rubber Challenge site.

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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Beautiful Moments for GDP285

 The colour challenge at Global Design Project this week is very sweet and made me think of the beach. 


Although I was thinking of the beach, I've done a lot with Friends are Like Seashells and couldn't quite feel the love for Seaside Notions but then I saw Beautiful Moments on the shelf. It's perhaps not ended up quite as 'beach' as I'd thought when I started but I like it anyway. 😀

I stamped the girl, the birds and some extra plants on Shimmery White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black. I coloured the Seaside Spray and So Saffron with Stampin' Blends and the Sahara Sand with ink and a Blender Pen. Once it was done, I cut it using the equilateral triangles from Stitched Triangle dies. I cut triangles from Seaside Spray and So Saffron and arranged them on the card front, which had been embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. This folder is sadly retiring so, if you want it, make sure to order it straight away.


The stamped triangles are popped up on dimensionals. Finally I added in the sentiment from Art Gallery and cut with a Stitched Rectangle die. 
Update: Delighted to be chosen a a winner at Global Design Project.

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Pretty Perennials for FMS 479

The sketch at Freshly Made Sketches gave me inspiration to use the Pretty Perennials bundle that was sitting on my desk, begging to be used! 


I wanted to use bright colours because the only other time I used this set, I went very subtle and very pastel. After I'd stamped the large flowers in Magenta Madness, I got the idea of using a Basic Black base and front in order to maximise the contrast.

I used Magenta Madness and Blushing Bride for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the foliage. The card front is embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.


The Stitched So Sweetly dies worked a treat for the rectangle element of the sketch.

I think that this set deserves a lot more use than I've given it so far! All the various elements make it fun to use and the variations are limitless.

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