Welcome to our second Retro Rubber Blog Challenge featuring my chosen stamp set Woodland Cottage. This stamp set was part of the Stampin’ Up! Winter Mini Catalog 2006-2007! I decided on this particular image to showcase our current color challenge.
But first a little housekeeping… I want to thank everyone who participated in the first Retro Rubber Blog Challenge. The concept of using older stamp sets was a brilliant idea by our team captains, Jane Knudsen and Katie Skiff. We are so excited to see and hear the support received by so many stampers. Hopefully participation will continue to grow. Dusting off the stamps that were purchased in our initial stamping enthusiasm is sooooo much fun. I personally did not even start posting my cards until I joined Mary Fish’s team during 2010 so I have no idea what my early cards looked like (and probably don’t want to know, LOL!) Challenges are a great way to hone your skills, so please come join us.
Ok, on to my card for the November Color Challenge. Did you notice there are no color names mentioned? You choose the particular shades of green, brown and vanilla. And, if you are like me, I chose several shades of green and brown. I still have my Stampin’ Up! watercolor crayons but had not used them in ages. My watercoloring technique is needing some practice, but all in due time…
I pulled out Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, River Rock (so wish that color would come back!), Basic Gray, Soft Suede and Early Espresso crayons. For the greens, it was Garden Green, Old Olive and Always Artichoke. To distinguish doors versus windows, Night of Navy was selected. I also used Crystal Effects on the windows, but that does not show up very well in the photos. The tips of the Very Vanilla roses have a smidgen of light pink.
The front right of the card base was cut by 3/8″ to show a peek of the inside pattern. This pattern was provided by Stampin’ wheel “Amazing Accents”. The solid line was added using a stampin’ write marker with a ruler.
Additional close up pictures
Won’t you please dust off a stamp set that is at least a year old and come join the Retro Rubber Blog Challenge? We would love to see your creations!
Have fun stamping,