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Archive for August 7th, 2015

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For Lydia’s Challenge..the final Dare to Get Dirty Challenge for 2015. The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how.
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I’ve had the Brushos water color bg (& a couple more) finished ever since I signed up for Lydia’s challenge, but then I was stumped about what to do with it. I’m not entirely sure I did the bg right, but it is what it is, lol. I guess it’s my interpretation of the water color galaxy tech (had to google it!). 

Lots of ideas came to mind, but this is nothing like what I first envisioned. I couldn’t find a moon image like I wanted, so I drew one, colored it w/ Copics then stamped a few images on top w/ the cantaloupe ink and cut it out. I typed the quote, printed it then used a star die to cut it. 

The bg was stamped around the edges w/ one of my oldest & best loved stamps…Starry Night by ANM, & white embossed. After a few die cut layers, I added my star & moon & some little stars & crystals. While not what I started to make, it’s growing on me 🙂 These are the Copics I used to color the moon.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Stamps:  moon is hand drawn, starry night (All Night Media), zodiac (Cherry Pie), compass rose (ODBD), greeting quote is computer generated
Paper: Neenah white, water color
Ink:   Colorbox frost white pigment, Memento cantaloupe
Accessories: ODBD Stars dies, white embossing powder, black micron pen, Copic markers, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, crystals, Brushos water color crystals

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This is for Vicki’s Dare to Get Dirty Challenge on Splitcoast today. The details are HERE, but you’ll need to be a Fan Club member…it’s easy, just click to find out how. 

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To make my card, I sprinkled some Brushos water color crystals onto water color paper & spritzed it with water. I didn’t use too much water & I did the greens/blues after the orange/pinks/reds had mostly dried to keep the colors from getting muddy. I added a bit more color on the roses using Tombow (water based) markers then stamped the word & die cut the flowers panel. I added a slightly larger label behind it then put it back on the large background. I had another water colored panel I die cut w/ the Flourished Star Pattern die (love that tiny pierced edge!) so I used it for the largest layer. The seam ribbon bow was colored to match & a few gems were sprinkled on.

Here’s a look at the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Fragrance,  (inside) Home Sweet Home,
Paper:  water color
Ink:   Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star PatternVintage Flourish Pattern,  Vintage Label dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Tombow markers, Brushos water color crystals, seam ribbon, mini bowdabra, crystals


Whats Up cu 07022
Welcome to the Serendipity August Blog HopWe are showing off some wonderful new images & dies! If you arrived here from Jenny’s Blog  you are 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 August 9 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to SS.  Mary will  announced a winner on Monday August 10.  Sale is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more Good 8-7 to 8-9.
 We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Veggie Basket. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps & sale stamps!
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Isn’t this a fabulous rooster image? I just love it & it’s so fun to color. I knew roosters have a lot of color, but until I did an image search, I didn’t realize just how colorful they are! I used my Misti to stamp my rooster w/ Memento then colored him with Copics. Since it was still in the Misti, I stamped over him using Versafine & the details just popped! Then I did what turned out to be a tricky die cutting on the image by cutting only the top half w/ a pierced circle and only the bottom half w/ a pierced square. I like how it turned out. For the top background, again I used the Misti to stamp the wonderful Bandana image onto kraft card stock then used a white gel pen to add some tracings around the image. 

Here’s a look at the inside.
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And the Copics I used ( a lot, lol!)
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps  Rooster on Fence, Cock-a-doodle-do, Bandana, (inside- Happy Birthday
Paper: X-Press It white, kraft
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring & for the bandana)
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, circles, pierced rectangles & pierced circles dies,  Copic markers, MISTI, white gel pen

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My second card uses this fabulous new Hot Air Balloon Reverse die! I’m over the moon with it! At first I was going to put some designer paper behind it, but changed my mind and made a brayered background for it. I had a leftover piece of matte coated card stock (it really soaks up the ink) & after brayering it, I masked the center & stamped the edge of Wood Background image with black ink then I sprayed it w/ a matte acrylic sealer because this matte coat paper is a little fussy & I wanted the ink to stay put.
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I attached the white die cut onto a second die cut & then some pieces of thick card stock to elevate it above the background. The greeting was stamped in the lower right & some sequins added for sparkle. Here’s the inside.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Let Your Dreams Soar, Wood Background
Paper: Neenah white, Kromecoat matte
Ink:   Versafine onyx, Kaliedacolor Caribbean sea
Accessories:  Serendipity Hot Air Balloon Reverse die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, dies, brayer, matte spray sealer, stitched rectangle dies

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