Saturday, May 14, 2016

Run, Cinderella, Run!!!!!

Hello gain dear friends: The Addicted to CAS challenge blog CODE WORD for this next 2 weeks is MIDNIGHT and, as soon as I saw it, I knew which stamp I was going to use. Here is my card, made with the Kraftin' Kimmie "Cinderella" rubber stamp. Unfortunately, I think it might be discontinued because I couldn't find it at their store.
I'm also linking this card to the Color Throwdown #392, the colors are Blue (her d ress), Brown (her hair), Gray (the wall and clock) and White (her gloves and pearls).




This card took a bit of patience and perseverance, I changed my mind about how I was going to create a night sky for this sweet Princess.  I thought about sponging the sky so I grabbed some scrap pieces of water color paper to practice but it was a disaster, all I ended up with was a blotchy mess and black finger nails so I decided to go with black card stock and the dots stamp from the SU Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for my starry sky. I ink just half of the stamp (one half has this design and the other half has the dots kind of more together) with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with silver glitter embossing powder, I really love the way those "stars" are shining down on sweet Cinderella. I don't have a clock stamp so I made my own, just die cut the circle, and eye balled the place for the numbers, sponged a bit of black ink on the edge and I put a mini silver brad to hold the hands, not bad, eh?
Now, as you probably already noticed, I had to fussy cut the top of this image, I just couldn't risk messing it up with the sponging so, I grabbed my snipping scissors and a brand new blade for the exacto knife to cut the areas by her arms, her neck and under the bottom part of her hair. It was a bit nerve wracking but I'm very satisfied with the results.
I gave her some beautiful pearls to wear, I thought of Rhine Stones but pearls look more elegant.


If it wasn't for the exacto knife, I don't think I could've cut this delicate neck without.....oh, the horror of it!!!  I colored Cinderella's dress with a wash of SU Tempting Turquoise, let it dry and then, went in with my Prismacolor pencil in Dark Blue, adding more in the shadow areas and all over the dress and blending it with the paper stump that is already saturated with baby oil, I didn't need to add more.
I drew the wall with pencil and then, also gave it a light wash with the Basic Gray marker, I added the bricks with the black Prismacolor pencil and blended the shadows of her dress and the bricks with the paper stump.
Here is the finished inside of my card, the sentiment and the little glass slipper are from the set.


Here is the Addicted to Stamps and More CODE WORD.


Here is the stamp I used for this card.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


14 comments:

  1. Really cute and lots of work went into this card ! Love the blue dress!

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    1. Thank you Sonny, it took some work to cut this sweetie but it was all worth it. I made the dress blue because of the latest Cinderella movie, in the old version from Walt Disney her dress is white.

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  2. Whoa! There's where Vanessa gets her talent, her Grandma! You made your own clock and brick wall! They're amazing! The midnight sky perfect black! Great idea using the embossed grunge stamp! Kimmie is incredible! I should hope you get recognition for this card challenge!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I really like the way this card looks for all the detailed fussy cutting.
      And, if Vanessa got her love for art from me.....I'm incredibly grateful, she is one outstanding and talented young woman.

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  3. Your midnight sky turned out fantastic! totally looks like glittering silver stars. Thanks for joining us a tATCAS

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    1. Thank you Doni, the black card stock worked better than trying to sponge a black sky.

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  4. OMG...this is beyond words FABULOUS! I laughed....and laughed...

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    1. Thank you Eliz, so glad you liked it.

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  5. Great design! Love your sparkly night sky. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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    1. Thank you Lori, I wish the spark of the stars was a bit more visible on the photos.

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  6. Such a beautiful scene! Those magic sky and lovely girl, absolutely love this card. Thank you for playing along with ATCAS!

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  7. Thank you Valentyna, when I was done, I realized it was not all that CAS but I decided to share it at ATCAS anyway, I'm really happy with it.

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  8. Wow Maria amazing card. That challenge threw me all together, your Cinderella looks so beautiful as does that wonderful sky.

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  9. Thank you Aileen, it was tricky to snip her out of the panel but it was worth it. I love the sweet expression on her face, like she knows it's getting so close to midnight.

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Maria.