Hello everyone: It's time for another fab challenge over at SHOPPING OUR STASH
and this time the theme is FAIRIES AND ANGELS!!!!! So dig up your magical, beautiful images of this beautiful and magical creatures and join us in the gallery. My card for this challenge inspiration was made with one of 20+ rubber stamps my aunt gifted me with some years ago. She found them in a thrift store in a cardboard box, dirty, stained, dusty, abandoned, unloved. She knows how much I love making cards so she bought the whole lot for $10.00, they didn't have a name or where they came from but years later, I found out they were made by a company called Sweet Pea Designs, that unfortunately, is no longer in business. Am I a lucky person or what?!
I couldn't tell what images were in this plain red rubber, unmounted stamps so, I soaked them in hot, soapy water and scrubbed them a bit, rinsed, dried them and started to ink them up and, to my complete astonishment, I saw the most gorgeous Fairy images I've ever seen in a rubber stamp, all of them are amazing, here is my card.
See what I mean? Isn't she just beautiful? I stamped this image onto Canson water color paper and die cut it with the retired SU Labels die set then, colored it with SU markers, the aqua painter and added some highlights and shadows with Prismacolor pencils, I also added Wink of Stella to her wings.
One thing I must point out.....that little butterfly is not part of this stamp, I put it there to cover a black smudge (grrrr!!) I made when I was coloring her hair, I froze, I was almost done and I didn't want to start over so, I went into my stash of stamps and found this little butterfly on the retired SU set called Kindness Matters, it was just the perfect size, I stamped it onto a scrap of water color paper, colored and fussy cut it, VOILA!! mishap averted, I was super happy with how it turned out.
The pattern paper is from a discontinued line from Lili of the Valley, I was so lucky I grabbed a bunch of 8x8 pads and some of the packages.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.
This sentiment is one of my most favorites, it's from a retired Flourishes set called Orchids, it's words are just so beautiful and so true as well.
Now, go and check out my teammates fabulous creations at the SHOPPING OUR STASH
and visit their blogs to see the details, don't forget to leave them some crafty love.
I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
(taking a chance here, my card has orange, green, brown.)
Here is a picture of this beautiful Fairy rubber stamp, all cleaned up and trimmed.
Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.