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Welcome to the Aug #2 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 20 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 21 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!

For my Airplane card, I did the opposite of what I usually do, I picked out the papers first then colored my scene to go with them. I cut the piece of designer paper w/ the text & put it into my Misti & stamped the Airplane first w/ Memento ink. After coloring it w/ Prismacolor pencils, I stamped over it w/ Versafine to bring the details back then antiqued it a bit by sponging on some antique linen ink & edged it w/ a black marker. The greeting was stamped on a small piece of vellum & I die cut a stitched flag frame to go over it. 

Here’s a look at the inside.

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: Serendipity Stamps – Airplane, Miss You small (inside – Sending Smiles , Happy Birthday simple )
Paper:  ivory, dp (text print: Pink Paislee- Bella Rouge; map – TPS – Uncharted)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress ink antique linen, Versafine onyx
Accessories:    Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, MFT stitched fishtail flags dies, Prismacolor pencils, Misti

 

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It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge  (FS545) on Splitcoaststampers, so a big congrats to Cindy, the newest Featured Stamper! After much browsing, I chose THIS to case. I kept the circle element at the top & the layout, but I used different images, different colors & left off the shaker. 


I love me some boots & no matter how many pair I have, I’m always on the look out for a snazzy pair like these.  I call these my Texas Bluebonnet boots. I used colors that remind me of bluebonnets in the spring. Do you think somebody somewhere has actually made boots like these? I hope so..& if I ever find them, they’re coming home w/ me! 

After I stamped & colored them, I die cut the circle burst above them then cut a series of circles out of the lime & lavender to fit behind the rings of dots. Half of the greeting was stamped in the center & the rest of it was stamped onto a pennant flag. I added a couple of matching mats to finish.
Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.


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

Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs –Better in Cowboy Boots ,Cowboy Garb  (inside: Saddle Up Greeting Lasso Cowgirl )
Paper: X-Press It white, Staples 110# white, lime, lavender
Ink: Memento tuxedo black (Kaleidacolor riviera on inside)
Accessories:  Misti, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, sm & lg circles dies, Memory Box sm. circle burst die, MFT fishtail flag dies

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Welcome to the Misti (My Sweet Petunia) & Unity Blog Hop!
Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will go into a drawing for 3 prize packs from Unity and winner’s choice of an Original or Mini MISTI. Just comment by May 30th at noon Central to be eligible. Winners will be posted on both the Unity Blog and the My Sweet Petunia blogs on May 31st.

If you arrived here from Donna Baes blog, you’re in the right place. Have you been totally amazed by the projects so far? There’s still more to come so please get comfy! I’ve been in love with my Misti for a while now..I rarely ever stamp without it & I know I’ve barely scratched the surface of all I can do with it. And when I received these fab images from Unity, I couldn’t wait to work with them! The styles of these images are so diverse…just how I like things.

My first card started with a Brusho background I made ages ago. It’s sort of how I imagine deep space would look & thought it would look good behind this happy little girl, who’s in her own little world, blissfully swinging from a star. Remember that feeling, as if you’re flying? I put her in my Misti, stamped, colored her w/ Copics then overstamped her. Please check out the last card for the comparison on how big a difference this makes. Below is the inside, using leftovers from the front & next to it are the Copics I used.




Maybe this lovely lady is the little girl, all grown up, and so stylishly attired.  I love all the little hearts floating around her & the bouquet of tulips she’s holding. 

On Monday, I saw a technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers (TLC639) called “Smack Down” (click the link to check it out). So I took the solid heart image from the set and made the background using Distress inks in pinks & oranges. She was done separately, colored & fussy cut & popped up to give her a little separation from the background. I used the Misti to line up where I wanted to put her & stamped the hearts onto the background before attaching her. Below is the inside & Copics I used.



 
This last card, features this whimsical mushroom & adorable little snail. I love coloring mushrooms in fantastical colors but sometimes it can be hard to blend such different colors. So a lot of times I’ll color them first w/ Copics then blend over this w/ Prismacolor pencils, as I did here. It just gives the blends a softer look.

I’ve shown this on different posts a time or two, but it always amazes me what a difference stamping after coloring makes. See for yourself…the after overstamping pic on the right is so much clearer & darker than the before. And if you use Prismacolor pencils to color, this difference can be HUGE! Sometimes I’ll stamp over using Versafine, but this was just with the same Memento ink I used originally. That way if I want to color more, I can. (Click any pic to make larger.)

Here’s what I did w/ the greeting. After stamping it in black, I shifted the paper up and left just a tad, cleaned off the stamp & stamped it again w/ pistachio ink, taping off the bottom half so only the top part would stamp. (I stamped the greeting on the plastic sheet that comes w/ a stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure it was lined up correctly, so that’s why the one on the left appears a little blurry.) This is a great way to add a little color to a greeting.

Here’s the inside & the Copics I used.

Now I’ll send you on your way to Mandi Mance‘s blog.  Here’s the entire blog list, in case you get lost:

My Sweet Petunia

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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