Serendipity June Blog Hop #1!

Welcome to the June #1 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 June 11 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on June 12 on her Blog.  Each month a different image is 50% off. This month- it’s the Provence Window! On the first & third Wednesdays of every month., we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop!

For my water color cards today, I came across some Brusho backgrounds I made who knows how long ago.  I couldn’t decide if I liked the turquoise/blue bg or the rainbow bg more…so I used both!  On this  turq/blue one, I put the Mill image into my Misti and stamped it 2 or 3 times w/ Versafne (to get good coverage). I added just a few highlights here & there w/ a white gel pen then added the greeting below it. It’s edged w/ a black marker, then attached to a turq layer & a very narrow black layer.  

Here’s the inside. The greeting was shadow stamped w/ the blue ink slightly offset from the black.

On the rainbow version, I went thru the same repetitive stamping as the first one but ended up heat embossing it w/ black powder anyway. This unknown water color paper is soooo textured it made stamping a line image a little more difficult.

I die cut a narrow black square frame for it & stamped the greeting on a leftover piece of the background. A dot border was embossed on the frame between the image & the greeting.

Here’s the inside.

Please be sure to comment on all the DT will be so appreciated & also increase your chances of winning! 

Mary’s Blog

Ann Wong (guest designer)

Patti Kehl

Carol Mayne

Karen Amidon

Miriam Napier

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer (off this time)

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –  Mill, Thinking of You, One Day in the Country (insides – Everyday Words small , Happy Birthday II, Rest Relax)
Paper:  Staples #110 white, black, turquoise, white linen, watercolor (unknown watercolor paper on Rainbow Mill) 
Ink:  Versafine onyx (Distress ink- broken china used on insides)
Accessories:   Brushos, Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B, lg & sm squares dies, black gems, white gel pen, Cuttlebug embossing border (With Love set). Misti, black embossing powder

21 Responses to Serendipity June Blog Hop #1!

  1. Avatar Edna Burgess
    Edna Burgess says:

    Enjoying all your beautiful cards. Anxious to see more of them. Edna

  2. Appreciate and admire your talent. You do beautiful work. I especially like the turquoise version, the use of color shades and gradation is exquisite.

  3. Avatar Michel Espey
    Michel Espey says:

    Great card. Love this stamp.

  4. Both cards are beautiful…I can’t believe you had the watercolor paper just waiting to be used, you couldn’t have planned the coloring any better if it was designed for this stamp! I love it!

  5. The second one is pretty but I really love the simple blue wash. Makes for a very dreamy scene. Hugz

  6. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Pretty cards! Love the mill image and the backgrounds you used!

  7. Avatar Jan Castle
    Jan Castle says:

    Wonderful takes using the same stamp!!! Very pretty selections!

  8. Love this Mill image and the backgrounds you created.

  9. Avatar Lucy Schmidt
    Lucy Schmidt says:

    If you hadn’t included the 1st card with the turquoise coloring, I’d have said the 2nd card was my favorite. I do like the texture and the colors you achieved on that interesting watercolor paper, but the 1st card uses a favorite color of mine and I love the simplicity of it. The shadow stamping on the inside of both is a perfect touch. I’m going to remember it and use it. Lovely and well done!

  10. Love your backgrounds!

  11. I LOVE your beautiful card, Julie, especially in the shades of blue! It reminds me of a place in my home town. Really cute idea and really gorgeous too.
    Take care!

  12. Avatar Renee Drew
    Renee Drew says:

    Your backgrounds are exquisite, Julie! Thanks for the inspiration to get out my Brushos and have some fun!

  13. Really like the blue one and the shaddow stamp is just right. thanks.

  14. Avatar Gilda (McStamper)
    Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love how your colored the images. Beautiful ideas.

  15. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    Loving the gorgeous
    backgrounds on both
    cards. Lovely images.
    Carla from Utah

  16. You’ve made this scene look so peaceful. Good card for anyone!

  17. Avatar Teresa Godines
    Teresa Godines says:

    Stunning. Love your splash of color

  18. These are both stunning cards, birthday girl! I used that image for the next hop and I so love this stamp! Love your design !

  19. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    I love the stamp set.
    The second card is really my favorite.
    All of the different colors is so
    pretty. Both are really
    thanks for sharing.

  20. Gorgeous both! I’m glad you didn’t ask us to choose a favourite; each background showcases the Mill and your sentiment selections perfectly!

  21. I cannot decide which one I like the best; both are so interesting!