Friday, June 13, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop- Zen!!

It's a Serendipity Stamps blog hop....

Good Morning....You may have started here at the Serendipity Stamps blog, if you just happened to stop by, you can start at the beginning on the Serendipity Stamps ... or see the link list below.

I am so excited... Serendipity Stamps is releasing a whole bunch of new stamps and a couple dies! We'e hosting a three-day blog hop! There are so many new goodies!

Today I have a couple of CAS cards using Jenny's Zen... YES... this stamp was designed by - Jenny Gropp!!

I made two cards with this stamp... one black and white and one colorful!


"Kay  took a pic of this card at least >50 times.... trying not to exaggerate- I was originally going to say 100 :) I think you can still "see" the intricate designs Jenny created. Added the inlaid "Happy" from Serendipity's recently released word dies... LOVE these!!

Here's the second card...
Swooshed various inks on the Zen image and stamped. Added a vellum overlay and triple "Hello" Serendipity die cut!

Have you heard of "zentangle" -- here is the official link-http://www.zentangle.com/  SCS recently posted a tutorial on this technique.

With a large image like this, I find it easiest to ink the image, place your cardstock over the image, add a layer of paper towel, and use a brayer to get an even coloring.

The blog hop list- 
 
Don't forget to leave comments as you hop... one random commenter will win a $20 GC to Serendipity Stamps. You have until Sunday June 15th to leave comments and the winner will be poste on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday the 16th.
 
And a couple specials...Free mini grab bag w/ $20 purchase and Free small words stamps with many of the word dies.
 

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!! Come back tomorrow for a peak at some new stamps- images and sentiments!!

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Stamps: Jen's Zen 1309L (Serendipity Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), TH Distress inks
Paper: SU
Dies: Hello 027DD and Happy 026ED (Serendipity Stamps) 

18 comments:

Pauline said...

These are beautiful Vickie, the zentangle image is gorgeous, and I love it in the multicoloured inks!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty cards!

artful-notions said...

Oooooh, so artsy! Great hg's!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...stunning cards Vickie! I love the new stamps.

Marisa said...

Way to showcase the background stamps! Wonderful work on both. Have a great weekend :)

janice stone said...

Love the background and colors

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful cards Vickie!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are so pretty! I've tried my hand at zentangle, not great at it but it sure is fun! Love how you've incorporated it into your cards!

Carmen Conners said...

Silly question but Jenny actually had to DRAW that, right??? That blows my mind! Loving the stamp but your cards are amazing!!! The Hello on the 2nd one has gone into my cart...couldn't help myself!! TYFS

Cathy Kuntz said...

I love your cards, the zentangle backgrounds are wonderful and I love the layered Hello. It sets that card off so beautifully. Thank you for sharing them. hugs, Cathy K

Marybeth said...

Guess I was a bit mixed up today!
I totally believe you Vickie, about the amount of pictures you had to take and then how long it takes to edit them.
But it was all worth it because both of these are gorgeous! Love the one with color and the vellum great job with Jens amazing stamp! How fun is that!

Suzette said...

Both of your cards are so dramatic! I love that stamp!!

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

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Sandra said...

I love the Zentangle look - Lovely cards!
Sandra

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Both of these are wonderful! Love the black & white zen and the color version is just super.Great job with these!

Jen said...

Beautiful background! Love how you used the various colors. The detail in the stamp is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration, your cards are all lovely!

Tammy Pope said...

Zentangle is very new to me. Looks like you had a lot of fun with it on your cards. I love the triple layered "Hello" die cut!

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful job showing off that Zen! You made the same stamp and layout look so very different! Amazing the contrast between the two!