Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Ferngully, the last Rainforest.....

Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

Hello everyone: It's time for a new and fun challenge from SHOPPING OUR STASH, the theme is "BASED ON A BOOK", which means your cards should be created with a book, any book in mind, whether is fictional or not, we can't wait to see what you come up with.
My card is based on a book by Diana Young called
FernGully, The Last Rainforest, we still have the VHS cassette LOL!! The kids used to watch it all the time.
 Now, most of you know I love Fairies, real or not, these fantastic little creatures have always made me wish I could someday see one.
When my granddaughters were about 10, 7 and 6 years old, I bought them a book on  How To Make Fairy Houses so, during Summer Break, they spent countless hours in my backyard under the oaks and pine trees, collecting little twigs, rocks, moss, leaves, and bark to make little houses and I gave them scraps of glimmer paper, sequences, beads, Rhine Stones, and yarn to attract them, it was so sweet and we all treasure these memories now that these girls are 21, 16 and 15, sigh!!
Here's my card.

This image is from a collection of plain, unmounted red rubber stamps my aunt found at a thrift store a few years ago, they are the most beautiful images of Fairies I've ever seen.
I stamped the image on Strathmore Bristol Vellum Surface paper with Stazon Black ink and colored with my Prismacolor pencils, I used a retired SU set called "Field Flowers" and one from my stash of unknowns to add some greenery in the background. The grass and little flowers are from Arts Impressions.

This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

The sentiment is from an old Flourishes set called "Orchids" and it's absolutely beautiful, I use it every time I make a Fairy card.
The little mushroom is from a Power Poppy set called Natural Beauties.

So go look for your favorite books, create a card and join us in the SHOPPING OUR STASH gallery.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

"Things with wings or tails"

Show us your Magical Makes.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

Anything Goes/optional Mermaids.
The fairy and the unicorn

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.


Chris said...

Such a beautiful card Maria, the fairy stamp is lovely, fabulous colouring and design too!
Thanks for joining us at Sweet stampin' this week.

Barbara Godden said...

What an awesome card, what a lucky find at a thrift store, I would be over the moon if I found something like that. Beautiful colouring and design.

Chana Malkah said...

Maria, this is quite beautiful! I love the colors and the wings are perfectly done. All the little extra details really make this project shine! Love it!

Mary Fish said...

Your coloring and card is like a fairy tale. We watched Fern Gully over and over when Caroline was a wee one.

Chris Dring said...

This is such a beautiful card Maria! That image is gorgeous and I love how you built up the scene using different stamps!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Maria!
I loved the movie when I was younger as well....and you just can't can't go wrong with fairies!

lauren bergold said...

such a beautiful card, maria, and i love the fairy house story as well. (and YES, how quickly those kiddos grow up; thank goodness WE are not aging at the same rate, eh?! hahahaha...) :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhh, another one of those beautiful fairies! I don't think I've seen this one, but you sure did make a gorgeous card with it. I've been sitting here smiling since I read your story about your granddaughters and the fairy houses. That sounds like the most wonderful way to occupy some little girls in the summertime. I would love it, myself. I'm sure it helped enrich their imaginations, too.

Sammy said...

What a lovely card. I love those wings! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x