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Welcome to the Aug #2 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 Aug 19 to leave comments on the blogs for a chance to win. Mary will announce a winner on Aug 20 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 Sweet Gum  stamp & Sympathy die – 50% off! 

This card is a little departure from the usual for me. And getting here was a lot of trial & even more error. After reading about this technique last week, it led me to a video HERE. I’m not sure of the name of this technique, so I’ll go w/ what it’s called on the video..Pop Art Prints or Magazine Resist. The funny thing is, even though I watched the video several times, I still did it wrong. Maybe that’s why I had so many fails. But this is one of the few that actually worked. When we moved before Christmas, I put all my magazines in the recycle bin so all I had to work with was a recent Tommy Bahama catalog. The pages weren’t very shiny so I was surprised it worked as well as it did.
Anyway, I used a brayer to spread a thin layer of black acrylic paint onto my Gel plate, placed the sunglasses magazine picture on top, pressed it down all over, then pulled the page off.  I pressed a plain white piece of card stock on top of the Gel plate, rubbed it firmly, then lifted it. Then I added some thin layers of paint in different colors. What I should have done, was dry the black print on the gel plate & spread the thin layers of color on top of it before putting the card stock on top & lifting the print. Oh well. I’m just happy it worked! I added a couple of narrow layers behind it & heat embossed the greeting directly on the print.

Here’s a look at the inside.

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

Mary’s Blog

Beth Chiu 

Julie Warner (you are here!)

Miriam Napier

Marybeth Lopez

Vickie Zimmer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: Serendipity Stamps –Hello lgSunshine (inside: Sending SmilesHalf Sun )
Paper:  Staples 110# white, lime, peach
Ink:  Versafine Clair nocturne
Accessories:  Rubbernecker Rectangle Stitch dies, Gelli Printing Plate, Ranger Brayer, acrylic paint, black embossing powder

 

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Today’s Inspiration Challenge (IC507) is a Pinterest board full of fabulous mixed media art. I could spend all day looking at the beautiful pictures. My card was inspired by THIS picture.
Shell Wreath 06655 I already had the mixed media bg made, just waiting around to be used. It was embossed w/ a chevron folder, then Versamark ink rubbed over it & heat embossed w/ a shabby white/gold embossing powder. I did the same to the wave die cut at the bottom. 

Shell Wreath xcu 06665 The greeting circle was stamped & gold embossed & I also added a few gold embossed splatters. The different shells were all gold embossed, fussy cut & I used a couple of Prismacolor pencils to add just a hint of color. A die cut vellum twig wreath was attached around the circle (it reminded me of coral) then the shells were added on top.

Here’s the inside.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Supplies:

Stamps: DRS Designs – 4 in 1 Seashells, Happy Birthday, Splatter Background (inside- Beach Birthday Greeting)
Paper: Neenah white, pale taupe
Ink:  Versamark, Encore Ultimate metallic gold
Accessories:  Spellbinders A2 matting basics  A & B, circles dies, Impression Obsession twig wreath die, Joy Craft Wave die, Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel powder, Quickutz/Lifestyle embossing folder (Zig Zag set), white & pink Prismacolor pencils
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Fragrance cu 06766
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For my card today, I’m combining 4 Splitcoast Challenges…Inspiration Challenge (IC500), I chose THIS for the colors, Free For All (F4A280) brad other than round, Mixability (MIX127) red, white & blue & the Sketch (SC547). I also have a one on one comparison I did showing how I used my MISTI. I stamped it first with Memento, colored with Copics, then overstamped with Versafine to get a deep, dark line image. And…a little picture tutorial showing step by step how I colored the blue roses.  Remember, you can click on any picture to make it bigger!
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After I stamped 3 of the roses images, they were all colored with Copics & fussy cut. I used just the center of one of the roses, shaped it & popped it up in the center of the rose on the right. The blue frame was made on watercolor paper using water colors then streaked & splatter with gold acrylic paint. When dry, I die cut it to make the frame. The white layers are the inside dies of the same Lacey Layered Square die set. The greeting was stamped, the cut flowers added & the diamond shaped brad for the Free for All challenge.

As promised..here’s the picture tutorial showing how I colored the roses. Using my Misti, I stamped them first with Memento.
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Step 1: The B00 & B01 were added in the darkest areas.
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Step 2: B14, then B16 & then B28 were added in the same, darkest areas. As the colors get darker, the closer to the center I stayed. 
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Step 3: I used B000 & B00 to very lightly blend, but I left a little white at the petal tips. 
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Step 4: I used G43 & G24 from the center of the leaves to near the edges, but left some white around the edges. G28 was added near the center veins then I went over the entire leaf with YG01. When I’m coloring leaves, no matter what shade of green, I usually add YG01 to finish…to me it just adds life and a little brightness to the leaf.
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Step 5: For the flower centers, I probably wouldn’t use red normally, but it was a color challenge on the MIX & I needed to work that red in somewhere, so I used R12 to go over the entire area, then dotted R24 & R29 here there. To add a little brightness, I also dotted a little YG01 here & there. Little things can add a lot 🙂


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Here’s the one on one comparison. Both were stamped first with Memento and colored with Copics. The one on the left is Memento only. The image on the right was put back into the Misti and overstamped with Versafine. The details really pop! Look closely especially at the flower center and the underside of the flower on the lower right. 

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And here’s the inside. I used the leftover flowers and part of the water colored background at the bottom.
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Just for reference, here are all the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
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Supplies:

Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs –Fragrance,  (inside) Home Sweet HomeFlourish Label Borders
Paper: X-Press It white, Neenah white, water color
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx
Accessories: ODBD Flourished Star Pattern, Lacey Layered Squares, (inside) Vintage Flourish Pattern, dies,  Spellbinders A2 matting basics A dies, Copic makers, water colors, gold acrylic paint
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