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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all 8 stops (2 are sitting out this week)…..you don't want to miss anything!

 

There is a 9-year age difference between my children, which means I went a very long time thinking that I would only have one son.  Many of my stamping projects were masculine or boy-ish…..fishing, sports, trucks, dirt, mud….you get the idea.  I loved all the girly stamp sets during that time but I had no reason to actually purchase them.  Well, the girl finally arrived and now I can buy all the girly stamps I want!

 

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Below is a picture taken last weekend.  Daddy planned a sleepover for Bella and her friend.  It was only a matter of time before the dress-up clothes were out.  She is definitely a girly-girl that loves princesses and FAIRIES.  When she saw the new Fairy Celebration stamp set, she insisted that I order it immediately.

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The plan for today's card was to use the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I went a little overboard with the watercoloring, so you're actually getting 2 cards today!

 

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 I stamped several fairy images onto Watercolor Paper with Basic Black Archival ink.  Next, I colored them with a variety of ink pad refills and an aqua painter brush.  And finally, I cut them out very, very carefully.

 

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For the background, I created a wash of water over the watercolor paper and slowly added drops of Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder ink refills with the Aqua Painter.  I allowed the colors to blend together and dry completely.  I splattered the area with the Gold and Clear Wink of Stella brushes.  At one point, I squeezed too much of the gold brush which resulted in a pool of gold ink.  I took the splatter stamp and pressed it into the gold before stamping onto the paper…..a happy mistake.

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 My first attempt at the watercolored background resulted in a much larger area than I wanted.  So, I cut out one of the larger fairy images and created the card you see below.  Just one more happy "mistake".

 

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As much as I love all of these fairy cards, I'm saving my favorite for tomorrow.  Be sure to check back because it's a show-stopper!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You'll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

Be sure to visit all 10 stops on the hop.  Click next to see what the Wonderful Wendy has created or click back to check out Kreative Kaitlyn's fabulous project.

 

 

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Happy Stampin'

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Amy O'Neill | 26th Jun 16

    Beautifully done, Melissa! Love your watercolored backgrounds, and I am so glad you get to use all of the girly stamps now!

  2. Leigh Penner | 1st Jul 16

    Oh, these are both so sweet and fun! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

  3. Chrissy L | 1st Jul 16

    These are truly gorgeous!

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