Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #61

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hello everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your summer thus far!  I can't believe it is August already, boy does the time fly when you are having fun.  I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have a new challenge and it is an inspiration photo which is below. 

The rules to play along with Retro Rubber are very simple, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older.   For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog.  Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!

Here is my take on the challenge:

I am using two stamp sets from Lawn Fawn, the plaid is called "Gingham Backdrop which was released in the Spring of 2015.  The watermelons and ants are from another set by Lawn Fawn called "Happy Summer" which was released in June 2012.   I have had these stamps in my stash for quite a while so I was so happy I could use them in this challenge!  The inspiration of the red plaid table cloth in the photo really helped me create this card.  I started out with an A2 card, I stamped the plaid with Stampin Up Real Red ink and used some blue distress ink at the top.  I then stamped the ants above the plaid, stamped the watermelon with black memento ink and die cut them out and colored them with copics (R35, 46 and 59).  I added the watermelons with dimensions.  I stamped the sentiment and added it to the card.

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until August 11th to join in on the fun! 

Entered my card in the following challenge:


  1. Wow, Donna! The watermelon slices looks good enough to eat! No wonder those ants are taking them to their lair. Love your card!

  2. Your card is adorable!I have forgotten who made those stamps but they are so familiar. Thanks for telling about this challenge. I've never heard of it but definitely will be trying it. :)

  3. Another gingham twin!! Well actually now we are triplets ;) Love the ants carrying the watermelons - it make me smile. Love your colouring of the watermelons, they made me want watermelon! Cx

  4. So clever! I like your train of ants, the whole picnic theme and the beautifully coloured watermelon. More fabulous work Donna.

  5. Too cute! Love your yummy watermelon slices that those ants want! I couldn't believe that I wasn't able to find one piece of red gingham DSP in my sizable stash of paper. Good on you for having some. Great card, Donna!

  6. Simply adorable and your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

  7. Wow Creative Lady! Another fabulous card...the shadowing and coloring in your watermelon is great. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

  8. Such great placement here! I neeed that gingham stamp! All the stamps are adorable! Thanks for sharing your lovely card❤️


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