Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Good Day

One of the new challenges I've discovered is the Retro Rubber Challenge.  I like that they require you to use a stamp set that is a year old or older.  It's letting me pull out some that I really like and create with them again.  The "old" stamp I used is Feeling Sentimental from 2013.  It fit the bicycle theme from The Paper Players perfectly.

The card base is Whisper White.  In the upper right corner, I stamped the sun from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink.  The grass is from the In the Meadow stamp set and stamped using Pear Pizzazz ink.  The bicycle from Feeling Sentimental stamp set and the sentiment from the Happy Home stamp set were both stamped using Basic Black Archival ink.  The cobble stone street or sidewalk, was made by embossing some Whisper White cardstock with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  Then, I sponged over it using Tim Holtz's Fired Brick distress ink from Ranger.


The sketch I used is from the Retro Rubber Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2016/04/challenge-37-feeling-sketchy.html

The theme I used is from The Paper Players Challenge.  For all the challenge details, click the image below.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2016/05/pp293-theme-challenge-from-nance.html

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

18 comments:

  1. Hello Marsha: This is a sweet, vintage card, that bike.....oh my goodness!! I can't imagine getting on it let alone, riding it!!! Beautiful scene you've created, love that brick embossing and your design.
    Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber, hope to see you in the gallery again soon.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Thanks, Maria! I know what you mean. It does look like it's a long way to fall.

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  2. Great card, I love that bike it's gorgeous. All the details on your card are really lovely, that brick embossing is amazing. Thanks for playing at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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    1. Thanks, Claire! It was a great sketch.

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  3. Love that old fashion bicycle along the edge of the street! Sweet card! So glad you shared it at the Paper Players!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It's one of my favorite older sets and I don't often use it.

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  4. Oh, you have brought back such a great stamp set for me! I loved it from the first time I saw it. Your scene with the bicycle and the brick wall is wonderfully done. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! I, too, loved it from first sight.

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  5. Marsha, well done with combining the challenges! I adore the entire set "Feeling Sentimental"... so very retro feeling! I am so glad that you found Retro Rubber. We love all of our older stamp sets in addition to the new ones soon to be made available June 1st. Using the brick to give a inlaid texture to a sidewalk or street was brilliant. Thanks so much for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun. Hope to see you in our gallery often!!!

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    1. Thanks, Katy! I'm looking forward to some of the great new sets we'll have in June but there are many older ones that I won't part with.

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  6. How perfectly vintage! I love that old bicycle, I totally forgot about it, and it looks so sweet in your little scene! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Players this week!

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    1. Thanks, LeAnne! I, too, love the bicycle but how would you ever get on one so tall? :-)

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  7. Love your card, love the embossing brick wall and love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! I was trying for a cobblestone sidewalk or street but it looks more like a brick wall. lol

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  8. Very nice use of the sketch. The embossing brick wall is a great textural touch! Thank you for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week.

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    1. Thanks, Neva. It was a great sketch to work with.

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  9. Hi Marsha! Love this card! That texture of the wall and that old bike! I am happy you joined us at Retro Rubber!

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I forget I have those older stamps and I'm going to enjoy pulling them off the shelf to ink them up again.

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