Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Just a Fairy.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you made with another one of those 25 incredibly beautiful stamps my aunt gave me a couple of years ago, she found them at a thrift store, neglected, dirty, stained, abandoned, unloved. They were all in a cardboard box, she paid $10.00 for the entire lot. I never knew were they came from, there was no labels, no packaging, nothing to tell me what company made them. Later I found out they were sold by a company called "Sweet Pea Designs" but sadly, they closed their doors some time ago. I'm just incredibly lucky to have this stamps, after a good soak in hot, soapy water, they revealed their beauty to me and now, I'm totally enjoying coloring them. I will link this card to several challenges at the end of this post, here is my card.

I stamped this image onto Canson water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with SU markers and also, with the Pistachio Pudding ink pad, the aqua painters and did some highlights with my Prismacolor pencils. The Butterflies are from a stamp set that I think it's from Penny Black but I'm not totally sure of it.
The pattern paper is from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley and the sentiment from a retired Flourishes set called "Botanical Bookplates"
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The top border is from a retired SU set called "Bordering Blooms", the sentiment from Penny Black.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
Just Us Girls Challenge #358, Inspiration Photo.
Through the Craft Room Door "Anything Goes" Challenge.
RETARTE #84 "Anything Goes.
Inky Chicks challenge #71 "Lots of Butterflies"
Everybody Art Challenge Theme "Butterflies"
Deep Ocean Challenge Challenge #136 "Things with Wings"
Ohh La La Creations Challenge #212 "Girlie"
Craft Your Passion #327 "Always Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

Stamps I used.


Patti Willey said...

Hmm have you not used all of those stamps yet I don't recognize this one! Sonny what do you think? They've all been so amazing I'm glad they're in better hands now!

Mary Fish said...

You are the watercoloring queen of the fairies. Lovely!

Véronique said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the challenge of Inky Chicks. DT Veronique

Ina G said...

Wow what a beautiful card and amazing colouring. Gorgeous stamp. Lucky you getting that bundle of unloved stamps. You certainly have put this one to good use. Great take on our Inspiration photo at Just Us Girls this week. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Woodland said...

Well aren't you a lucky girl to have been gifted with all those stamps. Such treasures!!! Your coloring is just beautiful, I love how you have blended those rich hues. Great take on the photo challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Just Us Girls!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Stunning colouring Maria, you turned from Just a Fairy to Check out this Beauty. Beautiful card, good buy from your Aunt.

Melanie Gee said...

Gorgeous picture.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



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Maria A. said...

I haven't used all of the stamps yet, I've used maybe half of the 25 that my aunt gave me, this is the first time I used this one, the rest are just as beautiful.
Thank you for stopping by, my friend.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, it's a joy to give color to this lovely images.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Veronique, I'm so glad you stopped by.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Ina, the moment I saw the Inspiration Photo at JUGs. I grabbed this image, I think it was because of the flowing hair on that beautiful picture.

Maria A. said...

I am indeed a lucky girl, this collection of unmounted, plain rubber stamps are a dream to work with.
Thank you for stopping by.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Aileen, this Fairies are all so lovely.
My aunt couldn't really tell what the images were, but she saw rubber stamps for a good price and bought them. I'm so happy and grateful she gave them to me.

Maria A. said...

Thank you for visiting, Melanie.

María Pilar said...

So cute card Maria. I love your coloring.
Thanks for joining us at Retarte#84
Maria Pilar (Retarte DT Coordinator)

Jane Willis said...

What a fantastic bargain you got, the image you've used is wonderful and so beautifully coloured

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jane, I love Fairies and this lot has the most beautiful images I've ever seen.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Maria Pilar, had fun playing along with your challenge.

Creative world said...

Wow,stunning coloring and awesome card design... Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion challenge this week... Hugs Zeljka DT

Maria A. said...

Thank you Zeljka, I had fun creating this card.

julie_woolston said...

Absolutely beautiful lovely colours.
Thank you so much for joining us at OLLCB.
Hugs Julie xxx