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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Retro Rubber Sketch Challenge #37.....

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week for the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog, this time we have a really fabulous sketch for you to play along, lots of space for you to create your beautiful designs. We hope you join in the fun and stop by the Designer Team's blogs for tons of inspiration.  Here is my card, hope to see your creations in our gallery.


Some of you who know me for a while are aware of how much I love Fairies and everything that has to do with their wonderful and mystical world. This ethereal little creatures, whether real or imaginary, are simply beautiful. When my granddaughters were younger, they used to play in the back yard building little houses for them, spending hours just dreaming and hoping to catch a glimpse of this tiny creatures, truly a sweet and beautiful time for them and me.
This image is called Silver Fairy from Whimsy Stamps, I've had this stamp for over 2 years, I checked Pinterest and the cards made with this image date back from 2012!! so this stamp might be even older than that, (when you go to this page, please scroll down to see this stamp, there is some other information before you get to the image.) I stamped it twice onto Canson water color paper and colored her wings and her flowing hair only with SU markers and the aqua painter then, I stamped her again onto another piece of water color paper and finished coloring her dress and her face and the other details of her outfit, then I fussy cut her and glued it onto the panel, I wanted to add a bit of dimension, I hope I achieved this.
I sponged the sky and grass with distress inks, die cut the mushrooms with THIS Mushroom Border die and colored also with SU markers. The word DREAM is die cut with THIS die, on sale now for only $1.99, fabulous.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from a retired SU stamp set called "Summer Solstice" and it's from the 2011-2012 SU catalog. The little Fairy resting on the mushroom is from my stash, possibly had it for at least 3 years. Another good place to find out about the age of your SU images is Splitcoaststampers, click on the SU gallery and there you'll find a list of every single stamp set from SU and the date it was released. This really help for very old sets.
Here is the sketch that inspired my card. 


I hope you give this challenge a try, we can't wait to see your beautiful creations on our gallery. Please remember that at least one of the stamps you use for your creations MUST be older than one year, this challenge is based on giving your old stamp sets a chance to shine again. 
Thank you for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Summer Solstice, 2011-2012 Stampin Up! catalog.

18 comments:

  1. Oh such a pretty fairy . I don`t recall seeing her before in your cards . Love the little mushrooms too . Pretty pretty coloring !

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  2. Thanks Sonny, I think I made a card a long while ago with this image but can't remember if I posted it. I love this Fairy in this colors, for some reason, she looks to me like a forest Fairy, maybe because of her outfit and her accessories.

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  3. She's so pretty! I love fairies! So cute to hear your grandchildren would create little homes for them in your back yard now that's a memory to hang onto!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I have some pictures of those little houses, those were the days, my friend.....snif, snif, and now, this girls are all grown up but they still call me grammy.

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  4. Nothing short of incredible coloring!

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    1. Thank you Mary, this is what I love about this craft, the coloring!!!!!

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  5. Absolutely stunning, Maria! I don't think you can top this one, but can't wait to see you try!! Your watercoloring was done so well that this beautiful fairy actually seems real to me! LOL Love, Love, LOVE!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I don't know about topping this card, I'll try though. This beautiful image is such a joy to color, next time I think I will color her in pinks and soft lavenders.

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  6. Maria, your coloring and attention to detail just blows me away! The fairy is exquisite! And I adore the die cut mushrooms and how you colored them. Beautiful card, Maria!!

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    1. Thank you Katy, this is such a beautiful image to color and those little mushrooms, in my opinion, were made to go with this sweet Fairy.

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  7. Maria what a beautiful card, your colouring is always so beautiful. Those mushrooms really finish it off perfectly dont they, so cute.love it

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    1. Thank you Aileen, when I saw this mushrooms on Pinterest, I knew I HAD TO HAVE THEM!!!!! they really go together beautifully with this lovely Fairy.

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  8. This is amazing...those mushrooms are wonderful! What a sweet fairy image too!

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  9. Thank you LeAnne, this little fairy is a joy to color.

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  10. WOW!! Maria, your colouring is absolutely stunning..I love, love, love this. I want that stamp! The toadstools / mushrooms are gorgeous. Cx

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    1. Thank you Claire, that is what I said the moment I saw this image, "I want that stamp!!" it's just so beautiful. The little mushrooms are the perfect size for this sweet image.

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  11. Beautiful coloring!! You could almost reach out and pick those mushrooms!

    Patti

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  12. Seriously stunning card! I really want to reach thru the screen and touch this card. I really can't say enough about your talent - you are truly blessed and I am so glad that you share that with us!

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