Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Autumn Fairy.....

Hello everyone: A couple of years ago, more or less, my hubby's aunt gifted me with a collection of about 25 amazing Fairy rubber stamps she found at a thrift store, in a cardboard box, dirty, stained, abandoned, unloved. She knows how much I love stamping so she got the entire box for $10.00 and gave it to me. After cleaning this plain rubber images I started stamping them to see what they looked like and, to me total surprise, they were the most beautiful Fairy images I've ever seen.
I've made several cards with them, and this one is next, I will link this card to several challenges at the end of this post.

I stamped the image with Stazon Jet Black ink onto a piece of Canson water color paper and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter. I added some sparkle to her wings and the leaves with SU Dazzling Diamonds embossing powder.  I love the Fall Season and this Fairy is the only one in the bunch that has an Autumn theme, she is beautiful, her little mousy friend is too.
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Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


The sentiment and the leaf are from a set by Our Daily Bread called "Autumn Blessings"

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges.

Creative Corner Challenges Theme "Fairy Tale"
Woopsy Daisy Challenge "Autumnal Colors"
Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge Use Glitter, Embossing Powder and or Flocking.
Ellibelle's Creative Moments Feature a Critter or a Creature.


Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.
Fairy stamp I used.








34 comments:

  1. My gosh that rubber stamp cleaned up well! This fairy is so beautiful! Although they all have been! I'm so glad their in your good hands now! By the way ah hem, Happy Birthday Maria! There it's the right day. Oh my, if only I could take you to lunch, or coffee and desert, I would enjoy your company and I hope you'll have the best day Maria! Hugs from Vermont!

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    1. Dear friend, I thank you for your birthday wishes, it would be so much fun to go out with you but darn it!!! the distances are so big and that is why I'm grateful for this craft that has allowed me to meet some of the most extraordinary people in the world.
      Hugs back to you from Crown Point, IN.
      And YES,YES!! I'm one lucky gal, this stamps are awesome. Can you see the bit of stain on this stamp? If you would have seen them the way I did, you would have cried.

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  2. Lucky you to have received those stamps! Your card is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Melanie, I was so very lucky that this gorgeous images are now mine.

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  3. I own a card with this very image - it was sent to me by a special friend in 2012. What fun! Such vibrant colors on this sweet card.

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    1. Oh my gosh, Brian!!! you still have the card I made for you back then? how sweet is that, my dear, just so darn sweet.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Leaves and wings . . . love how they mimic each other.

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    1. Thank you Mary, I adore this Fairies.

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  5. Beautiful colors on your fairy image and background papers...very pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC, and please come back next week for another great sketch challenge.

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  6. What a stunning card, the colors are just beautiful! I love the fairy image, too. I think nearly all the fairies I've seen have been spring or summer themes but this one is as charming as she is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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    1. Thank you Annette, Autumn Fairy images are rare and this one is a stunner.

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  7. Wow, that fairy image is amazing and what a wonderful woman your husband's aunt is for that bargain! I love all of the delicate touches on this card and the gorgeous colour combination you have used. Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week.

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    1. Thank you Lauren, when my aunt gave me this stamps, I never expected to look like this, they were in pretty pitiful condition.

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  8. Gorgeous coloring on this special image! Thank you for joining up at AHSC this week.

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    1. Thank you Dena, so glad you stopped by.

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  9. Fabulous fairy stamp, you were lucky that your husbands aunt though of you. The design is gorgeous as is the colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, I'm very lucky indeed, owning this gorgeous images.

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  10. Love the autumnal colours you have used for your card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary, I love the Fall colors.

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  11. How beautiful!! Such lovely coloring too. Thanks so much for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    Linda

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  12. This is gorgeous!! The colors are so beautiful and your coloring! So glad you could play along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

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    1. Thank you Lisa, it was fun to play along.

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  13. A very nice fall themed card, gorgeous image and color choices!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    xEllie
    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters & Creatures Linky Party

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    1. Thank you Ellibelle, so glad you stopped by.

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  14. Such a lovely story, and how wonderful that the fairies now have a new home! Adorable li'l mouse, gorgeous fairy, and lovely sentiment. Superb job and story! TY for playing over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week. Please be sure to come by again soon! ~Ali (AHSC DT)

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    1. Thank you Ali, I was so lucky my aunt gave me this stamps, they will be treasured for many years to come.

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  15. I love the fairy! I never would have guessed ti came from that stamp! What a fabulous gift and fabulous card! Love the fall colors and coloring! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    Linda- DT AHSC
    scrappytherapy.com

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    1. Thank you Linda, I agree, this stamps were in horrible condition, it's lucky that the rubber was not damaged by all the caked ink and dirt.

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  16. I love the colours. The embossing in the background added a nice subtle touch! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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  17. First of all, I love your blog name! I am a triathlete and paper crafter ... I like to view it as I am really active sometimes so that I can justify crafting other times! I also love these fairy stamps too - you lucked out! What a great find and gift :) Your card is sweet and I love the inside sentiment too. What a wonderful way to view fall and the falling leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge. Chris, SNS DT (puppykissesandpaperdreams.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Chris, it's so rare to find a Triathlete and a card maker rolled into one.
      I love the sport and I wish for you many, many years of fabulous races and paper crafting.
      I was so lucky my hubby's aunt found this stamps, you should have seen the pitiful state they were in, but now, they are all clean and perfect and the images, as you can see, are beautiful.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.