Monday, October 31, 2016

The Little Mermaid.....

Hello everyone: For those of you who doesn't know, a bit of information.  Some 2 years ago, my aunt was at a thrift store and came across a cardboard box full of plain rubber, dirty, dusty, stained rubber stamps. She knows how much I love stamping so, without hesitation, bought the entire lot of 25 for $10.00 and gave it to me. I couldn't tell what the images were of, they looked very dirty so I soaked them overnight in some soapy water and washed and dried them the next day. After I did this, I ink them up, one by one and to my total amazement, gorgeous, amazing images of Fairies and Mermaids started to appear. This image is one of them, I hope you like it.

Isn't she lovely? This rubber stamps had no name so I didn't know where they came from, I'm so lucky to own them and grateful to my aunt for her generosity.  A long time passed until I came across one of this images on Pinterest and that is how I found out they were from a company called Sweet Pea Designs but, when I went to look of it, sadly they had gone out of business.
I stamped my image onto a panel of Canson water color paper with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder then, colored it with SU Markers, an aqua painter and some Prismacolor pencils. 
The Bubbles on the background are from Designs by Ryn and the shells from an old Flourishes set called "Seaside Life".
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

The sentiment is from another retired Flourishes set called "Orchids" and the shells from the Seaside Life set.
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.

Designs by Ryn October Customer Creation Challenge.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge "Inspired by a book/a film or a song" I'm inspired by "The Little Mermaid" 
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #71 "W is for Watercolor"
MFP Stamps Challenge #44 "Anything Goes"
Amusing Challenges "Anything Goes"

Thank you for stopping by, I read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Patti Willey said...

Really I didn't know that box had mermaids in it too! Such a treasure that box the fairies alone were worth more thank 10.00!

Ryn Tanaka said...

What a neat story! And what a treasure your aunt found for you :) Thanks for showing me your latest make using my designs. The bubbles add to the whimsical feel of the card. Nicely done!

Dotty Jo x said...

Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, your card is lovely, Jo x

Mary Fish said...

Very sea-worthy, inside and out.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

What a wonderful tale about your stamps! You did your little mermaid beautifully! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Stamps Challenge!

Jane Willis said...

What a great find your aunt had! Very lovely card - thanks for joining us at SOSS

Lindsey said...

Lucky you! This image definitely is gorgeous, especially the way you've coloured her. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Chris Dring said...

Maria, this is stunning! Love that image and how you colored her! What a great find by your Aunt! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


Such a beautifully card, and that stamp is's a brilliant find by your aunt. This is just perfect for our 'Inspired By A Song, Film or Book’ challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

Sammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and what a treasure to find! I volunteer in such a shop (though over here they are pretty much always linked to charities, and therefore we call them charity shops), but more than two years in, not a single stamp has passed through. Good thing I'm not there for them, lol.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Donna said...

What a lovely thoughtful aunt!!
And a beauty mermaid card to boot!
Thanks for watercolouring with the sisterhood of snarky stampers!!

Majo said...

An adorable image! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Majo -DT ♥

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very pretty. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.