Sunday, March 5, 2017


... are just numbers, right? I could be wrong though... at least these ladies don't look overly delighted.

Now Ann, Mary and Charlotte here claim their age to be a secret,

whereas Jane and Elizabeth are at least attempting to make a wish:

The stamp is an under-used old Paperartsy which I have had since five-six years if memory serves me right.
For background I used the 'stamp an acrylic plate, mist with water, drag your background through the droplets' -technique by Tim Holtz. I used pink, lavender and plum. It's interesting how the colors stayed separate but united to form two-tone droplets.
I am using primaries as prompted in the RetroRubber challenge.

entering in:
Fashionable Stamping: It's just a number
CountryView Challenge: Inspired by Tim Holtz
Retro Rubber: RRCB57 Color my world


  1. This is perfect Alice, lots of lovely stamping and inky loveliness! The ladies don't look too happy do they! Thank you for sharing this with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, this is perfect for our challenge and good luck,
    Leanne DT

  2. What an interesting card for our color inspiration! Your ladies are so vintage and how you added color to them is so creative! And, yes to your question, birthdays are just a number!! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber's color inspiration challenge and hope you will join us again soon!

  3. Ok, you made me laugh all the way to the end of your post, this images are truly RETRO and they look like they were made from actual pictures of yesteryear. I don't know why, in some pictures taken so long ago, the people in them are never smiling, perhaps it's because their corsets were so darn tight, LOL!!
    But, back to your super cool card, love the way you took the colors of the challenge to create this background and give color to this very serious ladies.
    Thank you for sharing at the RETRO RUBBER gallery your card, hope you come and play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  4. Beautiful cards, Alice! Love those vintage ladies. Pretty background too.
    Thank you for joining in with our Challenge at Country View Challenges!

  5. A super background and great stamping and inking, perfect for your theme this time round, many thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  6. Wow, the cards are very beautiful Perfect for "It's just a number". Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  7. Alice, this is a very interesting color technique that has tickled my fancy. Must look into this more closely. Our vintage ladies had a more serious life and is definitely reflected in their demeanor. Thanks so much for sharing your card with Retro Rubber's color challenge. Hope to see you play often!!

  8. Nice vintage card, love how you added the hint of color. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

  9. Love your cards, very artsy fartsy, which I love, the touches of colour are so subtle and nice. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. ClaireDT

  10. I love these Alice, great background techniqie, and your grumpy birthday ladies are perfect! Sorry I'm so late in visiting, but I've just returned from my holidays. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Crafts, and have a great week. Sue xx