Tuesday 23 October 2018

Retro Rubber Challenge 98 - Design Team Card

This week at Retro Rubber Challenge, we have an inspiration challenge for you. Have a look at this photo and make us a new project that is inspired by something in this picture. It could be the colours, the objects, the textures, the theme. Whatever you see. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that since this is Retro Rubber, you need to use at least one stamp that's older than a year and tell us the approximate age of it.

When I had a good look at the inspiration picture, the background looked like it had been made with Brusho. Since I'd been playing with Brusho today, I took that as a sign and made myself a brusho-ed piece of water-colour paper using gamboge, brilliant red, yellow and mossy green, which picked up many of the colours in the picture. I also saw that there were some autumn leaves in the picture. So here's where I ended up.

I die cut the leaves from the Brusho-ed paper. The dies are from Seasonal Layers, the coordinating set for Colourful Seasons. I usually poke out all the bits from the leaf die but on this occasion, I decided to leave some bits in, leaving more as I moved down the page to suggest that some leaves were more dead that the others. That's also why the colours move from green-ish to red as we move down towards the sentiment.

In behind, I've used the tattered lace from Touches of Texture (2016-17 Annual Catalogue) to add some interest. The sentiment is from Floral Phrases (2016-17 Annual Catalogue).

You've got until 2 November to join up at Retro Rubber Challenge and show us what you saw in the inspiration photo. Remember - you need to use at least one stamp older than a year AND give us an approximate age for it (them).

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  1. You already know I love this card, but I just had to tell you AGAIN! So pretty and fall-like, crazy when you're in the spring!!!

  2. Love those leaves Jan - so pretty! I am finding my Brusho experiments end up as one hot mess - I think I am overthinking it!!

  3. Jan, I been holding on buying the Seasonal Layers die set, I don't know why, well.....it's a bit pricey so I'm hoping it will go on sale soon. But I might cave in and just order it, I love every single die on it, especially those amazing leafs.
    Your card is gorgeous!!! The Brushos gives them the perfect colors of Autumn.
    And LeAnne reminded me that you guys are enjoying Spring right now, WOW!! But I bet you get the same lovely shades when your Autumn rolls around.
    Beautiful card, Jan.

  4. Lovely card Jan as always - I've just popped on to let you know you inspired me with one of my cards today and I've credited you on my blog! The sentiment I used on the card is just for you!

  5. Gorgeous card Jan, I love the leaves and the background stamping really make the beautiful fall colours pop. Clairex