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Welcome to the July Challenge for Serendipity StampsThis month the challenge is Monochrome..pick one color & use it. You can get all the details over on the Serendipity Challenge Blog.  We have something new…a “Stamp of the Month”. Each month a different image will be 50% off. This month- it’s the Winter Doe. Be sure to check out the great deals on the Clearance Stamps, too. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.
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For my card, the color I chose is a blue/gray. I wanted to use this wonderful rowboat & dock image & was looking thru some backgrounds I’ve made at various times when I came across a stack of Christmas card fronts I had saved. This little river w/ the snowy banks just seemed perfect for my boat. After I stamped it & colored w/ Copics I used the same into the window technique I posted last week HERE. Then I die cut the outer frame and stamped part of the greeting in the lower right. The top loop of the F went into the picture so I took a white gel pen and went over that loop to make it stand out.

The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used:
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Stamps:  IO/Serendipity Stamps –Rowboat & Dock ,Merrily, Merrily
Paper: X-Press It white, recycled greeting card 
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versafine onyx (to overstamp image after coloring)
Accessories: , Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B dies,  Copic markers, Misti, white gel pen

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SS Button_design team_res Welcome to the first April Challenge for Serendipity Stamps! This month the challenge is Shades of Grey!  The sale at Serendipity Stamps this week is the 40% Off coupon – 40% Off the highest priced item in their cart – good through 4/9.  The coupon code is “40fromhigh414”. And as always, we have a  have a gift certificate up for grabs to a random player.

For the design team, we have the added challenge of using something that describes part of our personality. So…with that in mind, I was immediately drawn to this fabulous sundial image. Now the shades of grey is not really descriptive of me, as I LOVE color. So that what the challenge part for me. But the sundial really spoke to me. Why? Well, not many people know this, but I was born during a total solar eclipse. Weird, right?  Growing up, one of my best friends was born on the same day, but a little earlier in the day. And I’ve always been drawn to astronomy, the stars and the heavens. So an image of something that tells time by the light of the sun really speaks to me. What would it look like during an eclipse? Maybe these shades of grey.

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After I stamped my image, I used the toner greys to color the leaves, the cool greys to add the shadows and the warm greys to shade the wooden post. I stamped an extra top to the sundial and the leaves in the lower right corner, colored them and fussy cut them and added them on top of the base image. The base image was die cut along with the black layer underneath. I used some warm grey, black & textured white pieces I had that were leftovers to fill in the card. I came across some swirly silver metal clips from who knows how long ago, and I used a dark warm grey Copic marker to add a little “age” to them.

The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

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Stamps: Serendipity Stamps – Sundial
Paper: X-Press It white,warm grey, black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders labels 28, decorative labels 28, A2 matting basics A dies, silver spiral clips

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I have a couple more cards to share today…first a couple of monochromatic cards. This first one is for the MIX61 challenge, monochromatic. I used shades of yellow..from pale to a dull yellow/gray. The large yellow background is actually a really big paint chip with 3 colors of pale yellow. So I’m hoping the paint chip (found item), ink, Copics, glitter glue and ribbon will be enough to fit in the “Mix”. After coloring my daisies, I added the greeting and a pen work frame around it and the right edge is a bit out of the box. The seam ribbon was colored w/ Copics and added to the handle.
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This next card was sort of a trial run for the one above. It is also monochromatic, but there’s not a real mix of stuff going on so it really doesn’t fit the “mix”. It does fit into the Free For All Challenge, circles! (F4A214).
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This one is very CAS (clean & simple). I stamped the big bloom, masked it and stamped the writing along one side. I used pretty much the same Copics as the one above, minus the cool grays. The greeting was stamped on little strip and the two left side corners were rounded. I added 2 Candi dots in the upper right for a little balance.

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you haven’t yet, please check out the DRS Thursday Challenge. This week, Leftovers Again? Use scraps & leftovers on your creation. DRS images are not required, so head on over and link up your creation!

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Stamps: DRS Designs – Daisy Basket, Cheerful Smiles Greeitng,  Bloomin’ Huge Flower, Script Font Background, 1 Line Just a Note
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Paper: X-Press It white, warm gray
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Candi dots, stickles glitter glue, seam ribbon, lg yellow paint chip, black Micron pen
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