Tuesday 2 March 2021

Seaside Notions for Retro Rubber 153

Welcome to the new challenge at Retro Rubber. We like to encourage you to go back and visit old favourites, so our only rules are that you must use at least one stamp that's a year or more old AND tell us the approximate age of it.

This time, our challenge is a Tic Tac Toe - so just play one of the lines. 

I set out to play the diagonal, Birthday - The Ocean- Blue, but it turns out I've also played the top line of Birthday-Patterned Paper-Gems and the left column of Gems-Colouring-Blue!

I'm using an old favourite of mine, Seaside Notions, which first appeared in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I started with a piece of Seaside Spray DSP. Although it's probably meant to be tree bark pattern, I thought that in this orientation it could pass for swirls of water. I stamped directly onto the paper the cluster of shells and seaweed then coloured them with Stampin' Blends.

I stamped the sea horse on a scrap of Whisper White, coloured it with Stampin' Blends then fussy cut it out. 

It's a simple little card and one that you could give to a male or a female.

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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  1. Jan, how absolutely clever to use that DSP as a sea background for this adorable little scene.
    That sea horse is just the cutest!!! Love it.
    Stay healthy and safe, teammie.

  2. I can't quite believe how great that woodgrain paper is as the sea Jan - this is totally genius. It suits your underwater scene perfectly and I am left wondering why I didn't think of that!!!