Serendipity March Blog Hop #1!

Welcome to the Mar #1 Blog Hop for Serendipity Stamps!

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 Mar 11 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Mar 12  on her Blog. On the first & third Wednesdays of every month, we’ll be celebrating with a Blog Hop! The Special this month is the Lilac stamp – 50% off!

This is also for the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC641). I was inspired by THIS butterfly.

For my Lilac Note, I put the lovely image in my Misti, stamped & colored w/ Copics. I used Prismacolor pencils to do a light overlay in areas then over stamped it to bring back the details. It was die cut & I had to do a little out of the box on the leaves on the left. I had a couple of left over rectangles in 2 shades of purple & I thought they looked nice behind the upper left & helped balance out the composition. I had to finagle the greeting a bit to work around the image & I added a little white gel pen around a loop of the J to help it stand out. A little wink of Stella was added…hard to see here, but shimmery in real life!

Here’s a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.

Please be sure to comment on all the is much appreciated & also increases your chances of winning!

Mary’s Blog

Bonnie Klass

Beth Chui

Miriam Napier (off this week)

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Vickie Zimmer 

Marybeth Lopez

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps:  Lilacs, Just a Quick Note (inside  Just Wanted to Say, Happy Birthday II)
Paper:  Staples 110# white, Neenah white, lilac, purple
Ink:   Memento tuxedo black (Hero Arts soft lilac shadow ink used on inside)
Accessories: Serendipity Stamps Birthday dieCopic markers, Misti, Prismacolor pencils, Wink of Stella, white gel pen, Lil’ Inker stitched rectangles dies


16 Responses to Serendipity March Blog Hop #1!

  1. Avatar Cynthia D
    Cynthia D says:

    Pretty card and makes me look forward to Springtime when I can once again smell the delights of the lilac bush.

  2. Avatar Kim Heggins
    Kim Heggins says:

    Simply stunning card…love your wonderful floral arrangement!

  3. Avatar Amy Marshall
    Amy Marshall says:

    Beautiful card. Love the sentiment placement.

  4. I love how you’ve captured all the beautiful colors of the lilacs, Julie! A beautiful card!

  5. Avatar Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley says:

    This is lovely and
    I like the purple
    papers in the corner.
    Carla from Utah

  6. What a beautiful card! The coloring on your butterfly is just amazing and so clever to highlight the Sentiment with the white. So good to see these paper lilacs – my poor old lilac bush is on her last legs and I’m not even sure she’ll bloom this year 🙁

  7. Beautiful lilac image and love the layout.

  8. Avatar Donna Whitten
    Donna Whitten says:

    Beautiful spring card! Love how it follows through to the inside.

  9. Avatar Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous stamp! Love your beautiful coloring of this Lilacs stamp! Lovely card!

  10. I love liliacs. What a lot of work went into the colouring of this beauty.

  11. Avatar Debbie Nutt
    Debbie Nutt says:

    Wow! The depth you created with your colouring!Fantastic!Also creative use of the gel pen. Very effective.

  12. So pretty inside and out!

  13. Fabulous stamp, your card is so pretty

  14. Avatar Mary Holshouser
    Mary Holshouser says:

    The butterfly is gorgeous.
    The shading on the lilacs
    is great. thanks for sharing

  15. Gorgeous birthday card. I’d beg for this one if it was closer to my birthday!!!

  16. Gorgeous card, each part is perfectly colored and placed.