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Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Don’t you love these beautiful peony images? I think they are just gorgeous and I couldn’t wait to color them. For my first card, I’m using the Unabashedly Upbeat Challenge (PPUPBEAT1on the Power Poppy Blog. I thought it was an awesome album cover but for some reason I remembered it having some lime green, so I added it. Anyway, I like the lime green added to the mix and that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
I played around with the images for quite a while since my images are digital and I’m not really used to using digital on a regular basis. Originally, I had the peonies and the greeting all on one page, layered on a copyright free script ledger image and a gradient background I made.  You can see how it originally looked after I colored in the peonies on the image below. It looked ok, but a tad flat for me, so I printed out another background w/ just the ledger and gradient bg, fussy cut the original Copic colored peonies and put them together like you see above. I added a die cut black frame and die cut the greeting then attached my peonies on top using some dimensional silicone.
Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Supplies:

Stamps: Power PoppyPeonies
Paper: X-Press It white, black
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders Resplendent rectangles, matting basics A & B dies, Gimp software (for making background)

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
On my second card, I used the Sketch Challenge  (PPSketch1) on Power Poppy blog. Again, since my images are digital, I printed out the peonies in a medium/large size and colored them with Copics. Usually I’ll just do an out of the box treatment on the image, but I wanted the peonies to be slightly elevated so I fussy cut them and attached them to a large white oval with foam tape. The green background was die cut w/ one of the matting basics dies then embossed for a little texture. I used the Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers to cut the 1/16th white mat before adding it all to a die cut coral layer. 
Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
I had a little trouble with the two horizontal bands, and I actually ended up using the negative from a die cut flag and backing it with a textured white strip. Two Candi dots in slightly different green shades were added as a finishing touch.  Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Supplies:

Stamps: Power Poppy – Peonies
Paper: X-Press It white, coral, moss green
Ink: none
Accessories: Copic markers, Spellbinders petite ovals, labels 16, matting basics A & B dies, Candi dots, MFT fishtail banner dies, Lifestyle/Quickutz embossing folder (Chevron set), Perfect Paper Crafting mini layers

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Challenges: PPSketch1, PPUPBEAT1

 
Welcome to the Serendipity Blog Hop! 
Today we are featuring some new stamps for spring from Serendipity Stamps! These are perfect for your spring projects and include some beautiful new images perfect for Mother’s Day. If you arrived here from  Jenny‘s blog , you are in the right place. If not, you may want to head on over to Mary’s blog so you’ll be able to start from the beginning.
First the prize details:
  • $20 gift code to one person who has commented on ALL the blogs 
  • To enter to win leave a comment through midnight Sunday 4/27.
  • Winner will be posted on Mary’s blog  Monday 4/28
 For my first card, I’m using one of the new 1304M Flower Pops, the 1305E Flower Corner and the 1303E Happy Mother’s Day
 I stamped and colored 2 of the big Zinnias, fussy cut and layered them on top of each other. I also added another cut out center on top and used some dimensional silicone under the petals so they’d keep their shape. The flower corner panel was die cut with a curvy border, attached to black and I used a Japanese screw punch to add the holes along the curve. The greeting was stamped on a larger pink panel, edged with black and I added 2 Candi dots in the lower right corner. Here are the Copics I used.
Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – 1304M Flower Pops, 1305E Flower Corner, 1303E Happy Mother’s Day
Paper: X-Press It white, pink, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders curved border dies, stickles, Japanese screw punch, Candi dots, black Permapaque marker, dimensional silicone adhesive


My second card features the new 1307 Mason Jar, 1306F Wildflowers and the Dandelion & Puff flowers from the 1304M Flower Pops set.

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
This was just a tad tricky to put the flowers in the jar and have it look “correct”. I first stamped the flowers and masked the stems before stamping the mason jar on top. I stamped just the top of the mason jar on a separate piece and after coloring everything, I cut out the 2 horizontal bands of the jar and attached them on top of the corresponding area on my base image. I added a little splatter and the greeting (469J). On the background, I stamped the 2 flowers using the grape & posy inks and I used generational stamping with these…meaning I stamped them more than once before reinking. Here are the Copics I used for this card.
Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – 1307 Mason Jar, 1306F Wildflowers, Dandelion & Puff flowers from 1304M Flower Pops set, Everyday Small Words 469J
Paper: X-Press It white, dk violet
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, grape jelly, lilac posy
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders matting basics A & B dies, Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers

My third card is one I posted earlier and you will also find it  HERE

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
Weekly-Favorite
After stamping and coloring the aprons image, I used my out of the box technique to die cut it. I used more dies for the red, yellow & green layers and also an embossing folder on the red & green layers. I edged the panels with a black marker and stamped the greeting & added a die cut pair of cherries. These are the Copics I used for this.
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hi There, Aprons 1308F
Paper: white, red, yellow, green
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders long rectangle, circles, labels 33 & fresh fruit dies, Quickutz stacking flower dies, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Swiss dots), black Permapaque marker

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Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
What a super color combo for today’s Color Challenge (CC475) on Splitcoast! Love these bright, high contrast colors! The red & orange remind me of poppies, so that’s the direction I went. I spent most of my time fiddling with background…the rest was quick & easy. 

Julie Warner – https://thewritestuff.justwritedesigns.com
On the background, I started by using a large water color brush and a couple of red & orange reinkers. I also splattered a bit using the brush. Then I took a couple of stencils and sponged on some real red thru the stencils. I die cut the poppies & the little squares out of this. The greeting was stamped in a combo of the two blue inks. I don’t have any little enamel dots, but I did find these sort of metallic ones. They weren’t quite blue enough, so I added a little more blue w/ a Copic marker.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies:

Stamps: North Coast Creations – Floral Sentiments 3
Paper: water color, white linen, pacific blue
Ink: Memento bahama blue, teal zeal, real red
Accessories:  blue Copic marker, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies, metal dots, IO die (for tiny squares), red & orange reindeers, Perfect Paper Crafting mini rulers