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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Fairy Challenge.....

Hello everyone: It's time for another fab challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH and this time the theme is FAIRIES  AND ANGELS!!!!!  So dig up your magical, beautiful images of this beautiful and magical creatures and join us in the gallery.  My card for this challenge inspiration was made with one of 20+ rubber stamps my aunt gifted me with some years ago. She found them in a thrift store in a cardboard box, dirty, stained, dusty, abandoned, unloved. She knows how much I love making cards so she bought the whole lot for $10.00, they didn't have a name or where they came from but years later, I found out they were made by a company called Sweet Pea Designs, that unfortunately, is no longer in business. Am I a lucky person or what?!
I couldn't tell what images were in this plain red rubber, unmounted stamps so, I soaked them in hot, soapy water and scrubbed them a bit, rinsed, dried them and started to ink them up and, to my complete astonishment, I saw the most gorgeous Fairy images I've ever seen in a rubber stamp, all of them are amazing, here is my card.


See what I mean? Isn't she just beautiful? I stamped this image onto Canson water color paper and die cut it with the retired SU Labels die set then, colored it with SU markers, the aqua painter and added some highlights and shadows with Prismacolor pencils, I also added Wink of Stella to her wings.
One thing I must point out.....that little butterfly is not part of this stamp, I put it there to cover a black smudge (grrrr!!) I made when I was coloring her hair, I froze, I was almost done and I didn't want to start over so, I went into my stash of stamps and found this little butterfly on the retired SU set called Kindness Matters, it was just the perfect size, I stamped it onto a scrap of water color paper, colored and fussy cut it, VOILA!! mishap averted, I was super happy with how it turned out.
The pattern paper is from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley, I was so lucky I grabbed a bunch of 8x8 pads and some of the packages. 
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


This sentiment is one of my most favorites, it's from a retired Flourishes set called Orchids, it's words are just so beautiful and so true as well.
Now, go and check out my teammates fabulous creations at the SHOPPING OUR STASH and visit their blogs to see the details, don't forget to leave them some crafty love.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
The Fantasy Crafters Challenge Anything Fantasy Goes.
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #68 Angels or Fairies.
(taking a chance here, my card has orange, green, brown.)


Here is a picture of this beautiful Fairy rubber stamp, all cleaned up and trimmed.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.



21 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Imagine the magical wonder of a teeny tiny fairy fitting on top of a toad stool! So cool!

Maria A. said...

I know, wouldn't be just wonderful to see one? I love this stamps Patti, I know you can see why. Thank you for stopping by, my friend.

Mimi said...

Oh, Miss Maria: your coloring of this darling is awesome! Love that yellow light. Can't believe how lucky you were to get this box of fairy stamps! I gotta say: the butterfly is so perfect... I really think it adds just the right touch to the card. And finally, I must comment on the lovely sentiment! Perfect!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

GORGEOUS!! Absolutely stunning! Your fairy card is awesome!!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

GORGEOUS!! Absolutely stunning! Your fairy card is awesome!!

Chris Dring said...

What a gorgeous fairy scene you've created! Such a beautiful card, both inside and out, and what a score on all those stamps!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mimi, working with this images is such a Joy, I've never seen images like this until my aunt gave me this stamps, every time I stamp and color one, I say thanks to her, I was amazed that anyone would just get rid of them like that but maybe they are not into card making, in any case, I'm glad I have them.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Cyndy, love this sweet image.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Chris, I indeed scored a big one with this lovely stamps.

Lisa Poe said...

How adorable is she sitting on the toad stool. Very beautiful Maria.

Mary Fish said...

Nobody makes a more beautiful fairy than you!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, awesome to get those wonderful stamps.

Tamie said...

Stunning coloring and stamping! I love the warmness of your colors with the layout. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Creative Knockouts for our Winged Wonders challenge

Tamie DT

Maria A. said...

Thank you Lisa, this Fairies are always a Joy to color.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, I'm truly lucky to have this images.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Barbara, my aunt surely knew what I love.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Tamie, the challenge at Creative Knockouts was tailored made for this image.

lauren bergold said...

the story of the stamps makes this already lovely card even more of a favorite for me!!! awesome!

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is gorgeous! You are a lucky girl to have all those wonderful stamps!! I love the design of your card and your coloring!

Pat said...

Not a Christmas Card but lovely. Thanks for sharing w2ith Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Heidi Stamps said...

Congrats for winning over at the Just for Fun September Challenge! What a sweet card, that image is so pretty in the lovely fall colors!