Sunday, April 1, 2018

Enchanted Nap.....

Hello again everyone: I have another card done with my amazing collection of Fairy rubber stamps.
I made THIS CARD on March 26th. with another image from this awesome and beautiful Fairies.
I'm slipping under the radar here to link this card to the Double D Challenge  so I hope that I can make the dead line with this card.

I was given this amazing collection of plain rubber stamps by my dear aunt, she found them at a thrift store and got the whole lot of 25 for $10.00.
I stamped this image on water color paper with Stazon black ink and colored it with some SU markers and Sakura Koi watercolors.
As I was putting some shade on the mushroom cap, I smeared black ink on the Fairy's dress, I was just staring at this black stain and I knew right there it was not going anywhere so, in an effort to save the rest of my panel, I went to my drawer of pattern papers and found a piece of one with some really pretty shades of blue and golden yellow so, I stamped the Fairy's image on this paper and fussy cut the dress and the small piece by her face, it was either this or trash the card, I think it looks ok, right?

In this picture I hope you can see the shimmer of the Wink of Stella I added to the Fairy's dress, wings, a bit on her hair and her arm, after all, Fairies are totally covered in Fairy Dust, you know this! I also added some Crystal Effects to the drops of water hanging on the spider web and, of course, on the one that will drop any second now to wake this sweet Fairy from her nap.


This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is my favorite to add to my Fairy cards, the flower image from my stash of unknowns.

I would like to enter the following challenges.

Crafting With Friends Challenge #64 "Anything Goes"

Kitty Bee Designs Challenge #115 "Spring"

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week #13 "Anything Goes"

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


  1. You made the deadline, Maria, and it's wonderful! I still can't believe 25 fairy stamps for $10. Wow! You did a brilliant save on the fairy's dress! The paper you chose for it couldn't be more perfect. Love the mouse and the snail watching her sleep. Beautiful inside, too! I'm glad you could play along with us at Double D!

  2. How beautiful this is! Love the scene with the mouse and I think the paper-piecing was a great save and added to the card.

  3. The essence of Maria! Love the pretty coloring and your signature, beautiful watercoloring!

  4. Sucha lovely image. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge week 13. Helen DT

  5. Great coloring and PERECT save! It looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles!

  6. What a lovely card! Pretty Colors! Thanks for joining us over at SumMore Fun Stamps Challenge!!!

    Theresa (SumMore Fun Stamps DT)
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  7. Such a Beautiful card!! Wonderful images and colors. Thank you for joining us in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun!!
    SumMoreFun DT- Amy

  8. What a pretty card, so ethereal and sweet. Thank you for joining us at SumMore Fun, I look forward to seeing more of your projects!
    ~DT Heather

  9. Such a pretty, serene card! Thanks for joining us at SumMore Fun for our mood board challenge! ~DT Jamie

  10. What a lovely story and super good find at the local thrift store.. You card is perfect for the challenge. Thank you for joining us in our Mood Board Challenge at SumMoreFun. I look forward to seeing more of your projects! ~ Design Team Member, MaryAnn

  11. Beautiful card. I love the scene. Very pretty in the pastel colours.

    Thanks for joining us in our week 13 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

    Hayley x

  12. What a magical card! Thank you for joining us for the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  13. How sweet of your aunt to think of you and snag such a great buy! I have to say, brilliant safe on the fairy's dress. Thanks for playing along at SumMore Fun Challenges. DT Lisa