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Welcome to the Aug #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!
If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday Aug 6 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 7 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Airplane! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

To make my summer lighthouse card, I used a small piece of a Brushos watercolor background I had in my stash. After die cutting the white rectangle, I also die cut a large oval & placed the watercolor bg behind it. The Lighthouse was die cut once out of white & once out of royal blue & pieced together. The little windows were colored w/ a couple of yellow Copics. The Summer & lower part of the hello tag were also die cut twice each & stacked. I used the clouds from the Hot Air Balloon Reverse die & also a larger cloud on top of the Hello. I had the die cut frame leftover from something else, so I sponged on similar colors & added it behind the white layer.

Here’s a look at the inside. I left it blank for now, until I decide who it’s going to.

Next stop is Vickie‘s Blog!  Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chui

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: none
Paper:  Staples #110 white, water color, royal blue
Ink:  none
Accessories:  Serendipity Lighthouse, Seasons , Hot Air Balloons Reverse dies,  Spellbinders lg oval dies, Gina Marie UDIO rectangle die, Memory Box Puffy Clouds & Hello tag dies, Brushos water color crystals

 

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For today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC603), I chose This scrapbook page. I don’t really do scapbooking so mine is a card  😀 but I liked the silhouette images against the sky. 
For the background, I used the Wrinkle Free Distress technique by smooshing the brown Distress inks onto my craft sheet, misting pretty heavily, then pressing mostly the bottom half of my water color paper on top. (Repeat this until you get the coverage you want.) After wiping the sheet off, I repeated this for the top half of my paper using the blue inks. Since watching paper dry is not one of my strong suits, I dried it w/ my heat gun then put  into my Misti and stamped the hiker &  trees w/ the sepia Versfine. I had to stamp them each about 2 or 3 times to get a good impression on this watercolor paper. I used a white marker to edge the panel & the white Prismacolor pencil to highlights to some of the rocks. I had a large brown paint chip & I liked the names of the colors so I let them show at the bottom. The greeting was added on a circle & backed w/ a larger circle from the paint chip.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs Silhouette Hiker Silhouette Bg Trees Take a Hike (inside- Happiness Retirement )
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor, brown paint chip
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia, Distress inks gathered twigs, frayed burlap, stormy sky, salty ocean (Memento rich cocoa used on inside)
Accessories:  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, lg & sm circles dies, white Permapaque marker, white Prismacolor pencil, craft sheet, mini mister

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Welcome to the June #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

If you arrived here from Miriam’s blog, you’re in the right place..if not, you may want to head over there first.

The Prize – One $20 gift code will go to one random commenter from the blogs. So be sure  to visit all the blogs because you don’t know which one the winner will be drawn from. You have through Sunday June 11 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on June 12 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Provence Window! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

For my water color cards today, I came across some Brusho backgrounds I made who knows how long ago.  I couldn’t decide if I liked the turquoise/blue bg or the rainbow bg more…so I used both!  On this  turq/blue one, I put the Mill image into my Misti and stamped it 2 or 3 times w/ Versafne (to get good coverage). I added just a few highlights here & there w/ a white gel pen then added the greeting below it. It’s edged w/ a black marker, then attached to a turq layer & a very narrow black layer.  

Here’s the inside. The greeting was shadow stamped w/ the blue ink slightly offset from the black.


On the rainbow version, I went thru the same repetitive stamping as the first one but ended up heat embossing it w/ black powder anyway. This unknown water color paper is soooo textured it made stamping a line image a little more difficult.

I die cut a narrow black square frame for it & stamped the greeting on a leftover piece of the background. A dot border was embossed on the frame between the image & the greeting.

Here’s the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT Blogs..it will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Ann Wong (guest designer)

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer (off this time)

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –  Mill, Thinking of You, One Day in the Country (insides – Everyday Words small , Happy Birthday II, Rest Relax)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, black, turquoise, white linen, watercolor (unknown watercolor paper on Rainbow Mill) 
Ink:  Versafine onyx (Distress ink- broken china used on insides)
Accessories:   Brushos, Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B, lg & sm squares dies, black gems, white gel pen, Cuttlebug embossing border (With Love set). Misti, black embossing powder

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