Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance...It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance...

Good morning, everybody! How's your weekend going so far? Great, I hope! I've been catching up on some stamping and laundry (ugh) and enjoying my boys. They are really silly and fun these days, and they always keep me cracking up. So fun!

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?

Is this stamp not GORGEOUS??? It's called 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*

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So, what do you think? Do you likey? I hope so! You'll be seeing more in the 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!


Dee Dee said...

Congrats on the new team. The stamp is yummy!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! What a lovely card and you are right, a FAB image!! Congrats on the new team! Can't wait to see more Serendipity goodness!! Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new DT!! I am excited to see what you create!! love your card today!! Blessings and Hugs!!

so A"MUSE"D said...

Amazing looking card... don't they just have teh best stamps.. and I love the look you get from the reinkers!

Christi said...

Congrats on your new team sweetie!! This is wonderful!! I am SO coming to your watercoloring class *wink*

Becky Elfert said...

Your card is stunning! TFS

LindaH said...

WOW! this is gorjus!

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