Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Retro Rubber Challenge #63...Photo Colour Inspiration...


Time for another awesome challenge with the Retro Rubber team.

This time, we have a colour challenge for you, use the photo for colour inspiration..

I picked out the grey, yellow and turquoise from the image and used these three colours to inspire my card.

I went nautical because the awesome digital boat stamps were already on my desk uncoloured. They are by Pink Petticoat and are part of the Beach Cottage set and I have had them since 2013.

I die-cut my panel using a MFT wonky stitched die first, so I could see where the waves should go.

I used a fave Simon Says Stamp set called Sailing from 2015 for the waves and the stars. I stamped both in the three colours from the image.

The boat I coloured using Promarkers and then fussy cut it out (despite hating fussy cutting I seem to do a lot of it..)

Final touch was to add the sentiment, which came with the digital stamps, I affixed it to my card using a tiny staple.

I love this card, the colours make me so happy. I recently acquired a penpal (LONG story) and so I think this will be going to her

I hope you are going to show us what you can do with the colours and pop over to Retro Rubber and get inspired by the things my teammates have made..

Challenge ends June 2nd. Don't forget to tell us the age of your stamp, that is part of the fun (and our rules) of our challenge and please only enter 10 challenges including Retro Rubber.



  1. Fab card, love the waves. My brain is slightly fried at the moment and so I saw a large dinosaur trying to hide in the boat, although his tail sticks up a bit! I know, time for my medication! Take care, Cara x

    1. OMG Cara, I love the things you see in my cards, now all I can see is a dino hiding in the boat LMAO. Cx

  2. Adorable card! I don't know much about digital stamping at all but this image is so cute and the waves are fantastic! Great use of the color inspiration, Claire. Love it!

  3. I don't understand digital stamps at all - it's unknown territory for me. This looks so sweet and I love the swirly stitched border and the cute wee staple: nice details.

  4. What a wonderful use of the color palette! This card is so fun and cheerful!

  5. Ha, ha!!! Claire, I also saw a dinosaur when a first looked at your card, I can even see a teeny tiny eye, LOL!!
    But now I know it's a super adorable little boat, just so darn cute.
    Very sweet way to use the challenge's colors.

  6. Claire, I love this card!! I, too, initially saw a dinosaur and I am on my meds, LOL... Love the colors, the stitched dies (we think alike this week) and especially the waves. You nailed this color challenge with great details....

  7. Wow so cute and unique! Love this so much!❤️


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