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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Dreaming of Fairies.....Again.....

Hello everyone: Yesterday I posted THIS CARD  made with one of 20+ rubber stamps my Aunt gifted me with a couple of years ago, she found them at a thrift store, in pitiful condition, dirty, stained and unloved on a cardboard box, like trash!!! she knows how much I love stamps so she bought the whole lot and gave it to me. After a good soapy soak and rinse, I grabbed one and stamped it, (by the way, they were all unmounted, just plain red rubber) and what I saw left me amazed and wondering why would anybody throw away such gorgeous images. Here is the card I made with another sweet Fairy and I'm linking it to the Mojo Monday sketch challenge, The Cupcake Inspirations challenge #350 and to the "Less is More" color challenge, which are Citrus colors.

I stamped the image with Stazon Jet Black ink onto Canson water color paper and colored it with Prismacolor pencils and SU markers, I added Wink of Stella to her wings, dress and hair, the little butterfly is punched with the SU Itty Bitty Butterfly punch with Glassine paper.


I loved the Mojo Monday sketch and the "Less is More" Citrus color challenge but, in order to be able to submit this card to this one, I had to keep it as CAS as possible so, instead of adding the sketch's circle and band I opted to sponge both of this figures. The circle is sponged with Calypso Coral ink using the second to the largest die in the set, the "band" was sponged with a stencil using Daffodil Delight ink, I know I'm taking a huge leap of faith with both challenges but heck!! this little Fairy deserves it, don't you think?
Here is a picture of the finished inside.


The sentiment is from my Flourishes set called Orchids and it's stamped in Calypso Coral.
Here's the sketch that inspired this card.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


30 comments:

Chrissie said...

Lovely colouring Maria! Such a pretty card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Maria A. said...

Thank you Chrissie, I love this beautiful Fairy images and I have a bunch more to share.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Gorgeous image, gorgeous colouring, great sentiment, all in all a lovely card. Karen x

Patti Willey said...

I guess I've not seen all 10 of your stamps because I don't recognize this fairy! Love the flowers she's hanging out with! Aren't the thought if fairies in the garden so neat!

Esther said...

Wow! Why would someone throw away such pretty stamps? But their loss is your gain, and at least they have an appreciative home now. Beautiful card, and your colouring is just lovely :)

Mary Fish said...

You sure gave these stamps the color and love they needed!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Karen, this images are so easy to love.

Maria A. said...

No Patti, there are a lot more, I will ink them all up for future challenges, I just have to find the right ones to combine colors and sketches.
Thank you, my friend.

Maria A. said...

Esther, that is what I was asking myself when I got this stamps, like they say.....one man's trash is another man's treasure, this images are surely something to treasure for many years to come.

Maria A. said...

Yes Mary, all this stamps needed was love and I'm so happy to be able to give that to them. It's a joy to color them.

Sonny said...

Such a pretty image . Love this fairy standing on her tippy toes to smell these flowers and look at those dew drops just hanging there . You colored this whole scene so beautifully !

Susan said...

What a great card to combine so many challenges! Thanks for sharing at Less Is More!

Bonnie said...

Love both of your fairies, Maria! Gorgeous coloring!

Margaret said...

Beautiful card Maria! Love the colours and simplicity!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, this images are just so whimsical, they make you dream about this lovely little creatures.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Susan, the colors of the challenge are so fresh and beautiful.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Bonnie, this images are just so beautiful.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Margaret, I'm glad I was able to use the sketch and colors for this lovely image.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Zingy, zesty and fun little scene
Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More this week.
Sarah

Deborah Frings said...

Such a sweet little fairy - she's fab. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Deborah, DT.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sarah, when I saw the word CITRUS, oranges, lemons and limes and sorbet popped into my head.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Deborah, I love this little Fairies.

Neets B said...

Wow, what a find those stamps were. Gorgeous colouring of those citrus tones, lovely card.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Love the image too. Thank you for joining our challenge at Cupcake Inspirations this week.
-Sandy, DT

Maria A. said...

Thank you Anita, they were a real find and a real bargain too.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sandy, the colors of the inspiration photo were so beautiful.

TaeEun said...

This image is just beautiful and you colored it perfectly, Maria! Love the shimmer and the layout!

Maria A. said...

Thank you TaeEun, all of this images of Faeries are so beautiful and a joy to color.

Call me Naki said...

aww, i'm so glad you brought such a beautiful stamp back to life! Your coloring is amazing, and the fairy looks so pretty and happy! Thanks for playing with us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Naki, I'm truly lucky my aunt gave me all of this lovely images.