Well, I promised you something fun and different yesterday, and I aim to please! Lately I've been wanting to expand my style and work with more detailed images, but I really didn't know where to start. I had noticed some really fabulous horse images on my friend Lynda's blog, and after following the link, I found a fabulous new company called Serendipity Stamps. Holy cow! In a matter of minutes I had a wish list of over $300. YIKES! A few weeks later, I saw a call they had posted for a design team, so I threw my name in the hat. I was so excited to get an email from Mary, the owner, a little while later, saying that I had been selected to be a part of their team!
So today, my friends, I am sharing my very first Serendipity Stamps card with you! You ready?
English Rose, and it called out to me immediately. I stamped it in Black Stazon on a Fabriano notecard and watercolored it with a waterbrush and reinkers. I wanted these to look like my favorite Tropicana rose, so I used Blush Blossom on the rose as a base color, and then Tangerine Tango as a shadow. You can let your layers dry and go back in with more color to make your shades more intense, which is something I love about watercoloring. I did a wash over the image with a light yellow-green (I think it's Adirondack Citrus), and then did shadows with Old Olive. Then I remembered that rose stems are usually brown, so I went back with Close to Cocoa ink on the stems.
To finish off my card, I stamped the swirly Thank You Sentiment stamp in the bottom left corner in Black Stazon. That stamp was only a BUCK! Yep, $1! SCORE! And Mary says the dollar stamp section is always changing, so keep your eye on it. *grin*
And speaking of score, Mary is running a FREE SHIPPING special until June 10th. (my favorite kind...y'all know how I hate paying for shipping) Here's the blurb from the newsletter:
Free shipping on orders over $35!
Applies to U.S orders of any product.
Applies to Canadian orders of only unmounted stamps.
Overseas orders will receive a $5 shipping refund.
Non-US orders will receive an email notifying of shipping differences.
Shipping Special Ends June 10th
So just in case you were feeling enabled, I thought I'd share! *grin*
And in case you're still reading, make sure you check out the rest of my fabulous teammates...talk about amazing!
So, what do you think? Do you likey? I hope so! You'll be seeing more in the future...fun stuff like horses, barns, and more flowers! Oh, and quote stamps...y'all I am in love! *happy sigh*
Have a great Sunday...see ya tomorrow for some Our Craft Lounge goodness!