Serendipity SSCB#53 – Dots/Circles!

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Welcome to the March 
Challenge for Serendipity Stamps!
This month the challenge is Circles/Dots! You can get all the details over on the
 Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We also have a new “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image is 50% off  & this month- it’s the To the World!. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps! And as always, we have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player. This is also for the Featured Stamper (FS474) on Splitcoast. I chose THIS card of Geni’s.
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For my card, I’m featuring this pretty little Goldfinch with the Hope quote. The goldfinches at our bird feeder still have their winter coats on, but I except to see the males starting to look like this one again soon.  I put him in my Misti, stamped w/ Memento, colored w/ Copics then over stamped w/ Versafine. I used a grand label 4 to die cut mainly just the left side & the black mat behind him. For the right side, I repeated the stamp, color, over stamp (w/ a little masking thrown in) using the Small Dogwood then fussy cut down the left side of them to attach on top. The pink paper has the small dots for the challenge & I thought it went well w/ the image. After I stamped the quote (minus the Hope at the beginning), I stamped part of the goldfinch image on a separate piece, lined up where I wanted to place the Hope die
 , cut it, backed it w/ 2 more cut outs to elevate it, then placed it on top in the corresponding place of the image. The quote was stamped again on another piece & I used the smaller of the flowers from the hydrangea punch to punch out the areas I wanted & also attached them in place. I added just a little stickles to the flower centers.

Here’s a look at the inside. I left it blank for now & below it are the Copics I used.
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Hope, Goldfinch, Small Dogwood Branch
Paper:  X-Press It white, black, dp (Simple Stories -Snap Color Vibe)
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to over stamp)
Accessories:  Serendipity Hope die, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B, Grand Labels 4 dies, Copic markers, Flourished Star Pattern die, Misti, white gel pen, stickles

Now I’ll send you on to Karen’s blog..I’m sure she’ll have something fabulous to show you! Please be sure to visit all of the DT Blogs to increase your chance of winning! Here’s the order in case you get lost. This month, we have a special guest…Jinny Newlin!

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Karen Amidon

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Zimmer

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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2 Responses to Serendipity SSCB#53 – Dots/Circles!

  1. Oh I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that bird!! Beautiful flowers too!! Gorgeous Julie, as always my friend!

  2. Julie – beautiful coloring as always! Amazing how you added so many extra flowers to the image – they look like they’ve been there the whole time. Gorgeous transformation!