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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sleeping Beauty.....

Hello again, everyone: I have a question for you.....Do you believe in Fairies?  This magical, whimsical, ethereal, lovely and, at times, mischievous little creatures, really mesmerize me. Whether you are a believer or not, the images of them, real or created, are a delight to see and enjoy.
I was given a box of un mounted rubber stamps my aunt bought at a thrift store a couple of years ago, they were all dirty and stained but, with a lot of love and a good soapy soaking, I was able to wash away the ink and dust from them to reveal the most amazing images of Faeries I've ever seen. For a long time I didn't know who made them, what company sold them, etc. until I came across one of this images on Pinterest.  I found out that they are from a company called Sweet Pea Stamps and the artist who designs this magnificent images is Rachel Anderson , if you click on her name you will be in her gallery, just enjoy it.
Here is a card I created for the May Water Color Challenge over at LiveLoveCards
This is just a lovely scene, funny to, I think. This little Fairy is sound asleep and a drop of dew is about to fall on her, perhaps her little furry friend is trying to wake her so she wont be startled. Here is a close up of it.
I stamped the image on Canson Water Color paper and colored with SU markers and Prismacolor Pencils and baby oil. When I finished I felt that her beautiful, little wings needed a bit of dimension so, I inked up only the wings with gray Stazon onto Calque paper, colored them with Prisma pencils and snipped them out, leaving a little piece on the bottom to insert them through the small slit I made on the base of the stamped wings.
I hope you can see them from the pictures, this paper is very thin but it worked great for what I wanted to do with her wings. I tried it on Vellum but it was very stiff, her wings needed to be very transparent.
I applied a bit of Wink of Stella to them and to her pretty face, arms and hair. The twigs you see in both, the foreground and background are done with a stamp that has corals, I just inked up the ones I needed.
I hope you like this card, it was a joy for me to color.
Thank you so much for visiting, I want you to know that I truly appreciate your comments and, as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Till next time, keep on stamping.
Maria.

10 comments:

  1. Oh nice to hear you've discovered the brand of stamp! I love the Fairy card you've maile me in the past! Nice touch to add dimension to the wing! Sweet!

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  2. Absolutely amazing Maria!! The detail of the 3d wing just brings the picture to life. Where would the world be without fairies,leprechauns and sprites?? So sad for those who don't believe.

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  3. Absolutely amazing Maria!! The detail of the 3d wing just brings the picture to life. Where would the world be without fairies,leprechauns and sprites?? So sad for those who don't believe.

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  4. Wow factor how you snipped the butterfly!

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  5. Love it , Maria ! So beautiful . Thank you for sharing ! Hugs, Anita

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  6. So pretty and what a great find!

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  7. Love the colouring and the three dimensional wing.

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  8. Such wonderful coloring on your image! What a treat to get those stamps, and just need to clean them up to use them. Love the way you do the wing, too. Tfs!

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