Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #69

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hello everyone!

I'm here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have another wonderful sketch challenge for you.  I love sketches because it gives you a chance to be creative.  Here is the sketch, I hope you will join the fun.  You have until August 25th to join the challenge.

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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 sketch!

I am using one of my old but favorite stamp by Stampin Up called "Sail Away", which was released sometime in April 2011 and I believe retired now.  I decided I wanted to create my card horizontally, but still using the sketch.  I cut the two panels, then masked off the top panel to create the sun.  Next I created my background, making the water, mountains and clouds.  I then stamped the boat image and added the birds.  I finished the card off by adding the sentiment. 

Here I am showing you I added some wink of stella to make the water look like it is sparkling.  Can you just image it, sitting in the boat looking at the beautiful water?

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 June 2nd to join in on the fun! 


  1. This is a cool nautical scene and I love your sky!

  2. I love this Donna, I am totally sitting on that boat, with a drink in hand relaxing. I love the clouds, they are so fluffy!! Clairex

  3. Stunning nautical card, Donna! I love every single detail. The Wink of Stella was genius!!

  4. Donna... this is STUNNING! So much detail with the sponging and masking. The black panel makes the scene pop! Love this card!!

  5. Donna Donna Donna, just when I think you can't get any better, I see this card! My eyeballs popped out of my head! That background is fabulous!! Wink of stella - perfection!!

  6. This is so amazing! I'm such a sucker for the spongy effect background and yours is perfect. I can indeed see myself on that boat.

  7. Stunning! That boat, those clouds, the mountains and the sparkling water! You nailed this challenge! I would frame this, seriously! It is gorgeous!


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