Showing posts with label Spring. Serendipity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring. Serendipity. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Serendipitous...

I had a lovely unexpected surprise birthday present when Mary Lee Dew invited me to be a guest designer for the two blog hops on Serendipity Stamps this month (the first and third Wednesday). I love their stamps - you may remember the big " And the angel said..." sentiment which I used on my mass-production Christmas cards last year. So I was delighted to say yes please, and thank you.




Blog hop details: Mary offers a $20 gift certificate to spend at Serendipity stamps, awarded randomly to a comment left on any of the blogs. Start on the company blog and follow the hop, remembering to leave comments. I've often been inspired by the beautiful cards the DT have created when I see them on the website, I'm sure you will be too.

Serendipity Stamps blog

My Miscellany (yes, mine)

Beth Chiu

Julie Warner

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Z

You have until April 8th to leave comments; on the 9th Mary will award the gift certificate so make sure to check the Serendipity blog again then in case you were the lucky winner.

Here's the card I made for this week. We don't have chipmunks here in Ireland, and it wasn't till I saw them in a pet-shop in Paris a few years ago that I realised how tiny and cute they are. In my imagination, from childhood books featuring them, they were bigger. The cage was actually labelled "squirrels", but as soon as I saw them I knew they were no squirrels but actually little chipmunks and totally adorable. This one has a late daffodil just for you.


Details: I stamped the chipmunk on white card, using Versafine black ink, and coloured him with Polychromos pencils, adding a little sparkle to the daffodil with Stickles.
I used the Marbled Cells background stamp to create a piece to cut my sentiment from: stamping it with mustard seed distress ink, heat embossing and then using Brushos to add the green. Then I die-cut the Hello sentiment a couple of times for depth, with a black layer for shadowing. I simply finished the card off with some green and yellow matting to match the daffodil, and some yellow sequins with Liquid Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by! And thank you, Mary, for inviting me to be your guest this month.