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For the Inspiration Challenge (IC649), Angie chose Vineyard Marketplace & I chose THIS for my inspiration. I like the bright colors & floral theme.

This bg was made a while ago, using swirls made with plain old glue then using watercolors on top of it. I just really like the bright, happy colors & thought they’d go well behind these whimsical leaves. The leaves were put into my Misti, stamped, colored w/ Copics & a Prismacolor pencil overlay, then stamped again. I added the greeting & did my out of the box technique to die cut it. By the way, I first did that tutorial way back in Feb 2009 using another IO image set! It’s probably my most used technique. After matting, I used stickles in some areas, added a few sequins & some white dots for contrast. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: Impression Obsession – Damask Floral CL109, Spring Blooms CL68
Paper: Staples 110# white, watercolor, vermillion
Ink: Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, mega oval, mega scallop oval dies, stickles, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, sequins, white Posca paint pen, watercolors

 

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The Clean & Simple Challenge on Splitcoast (CAS477), was to use Poppies in honor of Anzac Remembrance Day. It’s a day in Australia & New Zealand similar to our Memorial or Armistice Days. 

I love poppies & my card is made up of a lot of leftovers so it went pretty fast. The poppies were die cut out of leftover watercolor bg, the Smile & brick bg were die cut out of leftover strips. I think the only new piece was the white linen bg. I used a semi-circle die (Blueprints 21) to cut out the frame around the poppy & added a few stamped & die cut sequin images.

Here’s a look at the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:

Stamps: My Favorite Things – Meant to Sparkle
Paper: Staples 110# white, black, watercolor
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black (Brilliance moonlight white also used on inside)
Accessories:  MFT  Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, Smile, Sequins, Blueprint 21, Brick wall cover plate dies, Memory Box Poppies die, Poppystamps Iceland Poppy die, water colors

 

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Welcome to the Mar #2 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

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 Mar 25 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Mar 26  on her Blog. The special this week is buy 3 stamps get the 4th (of equal or lesser value) FREE! Special good from 3/21 thru 3/24. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Lilac stamp – 50% off!

For my typewriter card, I knew I wanted to watercolor this wonderful, vintage image, so I put it into my Misti & stamped it w/ Versafine onto watercolor paper. I added a water glaze on the areas I wanted to color then dropped in the different colors one at a time. The colors are a little different, but I like the way they blend into each other. When it dried, I went back & added more color in areas & added shadows. Then I over stamped it to sharpen up the details. I added a white linen frame & only used part of the greeting. 

Here’s the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the blogs..it is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Bonnie Klass

Beth Chui

Miriam Napier 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps: TypewriterJust a Quick Note (inside: Rest Relax )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, watercolor, Neenah white linen, black
Ink:  Versafine onyx  (Distress ink used on inside)
Accessories: water colors, Misti, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies

 

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