Thursday, March 5, 2015

A little green cutie for PPA.....

Hello everyone: This card is my first attempt at a color challenge with the PPA. I thinks this colors are perfect for St. Patrick's Day, which is just around the corner but, I do not own any stamps with images of Leprechauns or clovers, I only have a couple of sentiments that simply say, "Happy St. Patrick's Day"   What I do have is this little baby Dragon that found itself abandoned along with about 20+ more delightful, amazing, gorgeous images of Faeries at a thrift store.  My aunt knows I love stamping and she also knows I love Faeries so, for about $10.00 she bought the whole lot of dirty, stained, un-mounted red rubber stamps and gave them to me.  I couldn't see very well the images, they were dusty and dirty so I grabbed a bucket, filled it with warm soapy water and placed all the stamps in there and left them soaking overnight. The next day, I scrubbed each one of them with a brush and set them to dry on paper towels. There was no label about what stamp company made them so, I kind of looked around with no luck so I just let it go.
About a month ago, I was just browsing on Pinterest and found a card made with one of the images I have so I went to that persons blog and found out that this images are made by a company named Sweet Pea Stamps  It took me a few minutes to find some of my images and I really was blown away by their beauty.
Here is a close up of this sweet little Dragon, with it's feathery wings, shimmering with a bit of Wink of Stella.
And here is the PPA color challenge picture
I hope you enjoyed a bit of whimsy with my card, I appreciate so very much your visit to my blog and your comments. They truly make my day!!
Till next time, keep on stamping.


  1. What an increddible stamp! It looks like you've used a foil layer in an intricate diecut, very striking!

  2. Yahoo! So excited you are playing the PPA challenge and what a work of art. Your coloring is masterful, Maria!

  3. Awesome coloring, Maria! The shimmery frame sets off the dragon so well. I love the story behind the stamps! How fun that your aunt bought them for you and you were able to bring them back to life. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week, we're glad you gave our color challenge a try!

  4. Maria, your card truly is a work of art. The colors are so beautifully arranged. Just simply stunning.

  5. Another beauty by Maria! Yay, I found your blog. Congratulations! Now I get to see even more of your lovelies. I'm glad you found out which stamp company made this cutie. Happy Stampin'!

  6. Wow, you are lucky ! To get this beautiful dragon! He is wonderful ! Thank you for sharing .Hugs !

  7. Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at PPA!

  8. Your work is AMAZING and I am soooooo darn happy that you played the challenge. This is a true work of art - just beautiful attention to detail!

  9. Talking about the Wow factor Maria this is gorgeous I love your frame and the coloring on that image beautiful.....thanks for stopping by my blog you asked what Nestibilitie I used on my card here is a link to the one use

    1. Thank you to all of you sweet ladies and gentleman, for your sweet words, reading your thoughts really makes my day.
      Hugs to you all.

  10. Such a lovely card, love that stamp x