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Monday, June 15, 2015

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge #1.....

Hello Everyone: My super fabulous friend Sonny Peterson whom I met through Brian King's blog over 3 years ago, told me about this new blog challenge called Stamp, Ink, Paper and asked me to go check it out. I'm having a total blast participating in a bunch of challenges and this one will be no exception.  This first challenge's theme is "Getting to know you", here is my card.
This card was made a couple of months ago just for the pure joy of coloring this beautiful and sweet image, if you believe in Faeries or even if you don't, looking at her makes me wish I could maybe come across one of them among my flowers.
Here is a close up of this lovely Fairy, I think she is just waking up.
This challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is called "Getting to know You" so, I figured this could be a good way for you guys to know a bit about me.  I love water coloring, I'm no expert but I do love it, I also love Faeries and, whether they are real or not, the sheer possibility of this lovely creatures flying around, drinking morning dew and sleeping in flowers, like this sweetie, makes me smile.
The Sentiment is from a very old stamp from a long gone stamp company called Flourishes and I thought it's words were very fitting for this Fairy image.
I hope this card brought a smile to your face, it certainly made me smile.  As always, I used my Aqua Painter and SU markers to color this image and I bit of Wink of Stella glimmer brush for her wings.
Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving me a comment, I appreciate each and every word more than you know.  If you have any questions about this card, please don't hesitate to ask, Ok?
Till next time, have a fabulous day.
Maria.
SIP Any Challenge 1Paper: Canson Water Color 140lb., DSP from my stash. Daffodil Delight for the die cut.
                                              Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin Up! write markers in Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Mossy Meadow. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to her wings, hair and skin.

27 comments:

  1. Another work of art and highlighting your passion for faeries!

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  2. Thank you Mary, it's always a thrill to find your sweet comments here. This is another lovely image from that stash of un mounted rubber stamps my aunt gave me, all of them equally beautiful.

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  3. I love easel cards and this sweet fairy deserves to be on display!

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    1. Thank you Patti, this card would look fabulous by a sunny window.

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  4. Oh so pretty ! I love the sentiment ...in fact a friend gave me that sentiment many years ago and it is special in it`s truth .
    I am a Fairy lover also except for the ones that pinch !!
    A keeper card for sure like all of yours !!

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    1. Thanks my friend, it's a beautiful image.

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  5. Maria your designs are getting so intricate each and every time you preview a card. Simply spectacular!

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I really love this image, really enjoyed coloring it.
      Hugs.

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  6. Wow! Amazing card! Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

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    1. Thank you Tina, I enjoyed so much participating in this very first challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  7. Maria, what a fabulous work of art. Love all the little details. I also miss Flourishes. Check out powerpoppy.com to see Marcella Hawley's work. Wasn't she the designer at Flourishes?

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    1. Thank you for your comment Susan. Flourishes was an amazing stamp company, their designer was Marcella Howley and now, she has Power Poppy, aren't we just so darn lucky. I have several of her amazing stamp sets, it's so hard not to get them all LOL!!

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  8. You should frame this one Maria - truly beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Charlene, this image is truly lovely. I'm looking forward to stamping it again.

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  9. After I have seen your card I believe in Fairies - one of them helped you colouring, right ? How I know that? Because it is magic ...HUGS

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    1. How did you know a sweet Fairy helped me out? It's truly magical to sit down and color this images, thank you so much for your sweet comment Anita.

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  10. Oh wonderful, a fairy. This takes my back to when my girls were little and the would be looking for the fairies in the garden. I've made a few fairy cards in my time. This is stunning. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, this images are so lovely, I hope you go visit the Sweat Pea Stamps store, the artist is Rachel Anderson, she has other amazing images.

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  11. I just love the magical elements of your card. It's so delicate looking. Thank you for joining us and making our first challenge blog a success at StampInkPaper.com!

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    1. Thank you Maggie, it's a pleasure to participate in this very first Challenge for Stamp, Ink, Paper. I'm looking forward to the next one.

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  12. Love the card and all the details. I am looking on how to vote for your card. Isn't that what was going to happen? Have a great weekend.
    :)

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  13. Love the card and all the details. I am looking on how to vote for your card. Isn't that what was going to happen? Have a great weekend.
    :)

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  14. Thank you for visiting and for your comment Nance, I don't know about the voting, maybe that will be done by the designers on the team?

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  15. This is such a serene and beautifully colored card, Maria! I just want to keep staring at her!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you for you for visiting Darnell, this image is indeed so serene, I think this little Fairy is just waking up.

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