Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge- Backgrounds!!

Good Wednesday Morning!! Can you believe it is almost the end of September... Halloween is just around the corner!! We have finally cooled off here in the Carolinas with some high 70's to low 60's temps and the leaves are starting to turn!!

SSCB#47 -  Backgrounds!  This month we're asking you to put away the patterned paper and create your own background.  There are so many popular techniques - watercolor, multiple stamped images, distress - the choice is yours - any theme - any occasion - just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design!!

This time I went "full on" fall and used the Japanese Maple stamp. First I created a watercolored background and then stamped the maple leaf in SU Soft Suede. I added the new Blessings die cut for the sentiment- layering in three colors. Lastly, I added some wood grain sequins that are sold in the Serendipity store. 

Here's a little close up of the stamp, sequins, and layered sentiment. 

The Details: Our favorite design will receive our winner blog badge and one random winner of this challenge will receive a $20 discount off their next order from Serendipity Stamps.You have until midnight US Eastern Standard Time on October 5 to link your project. The winner and our next challenge will be posted on October 7.

Want to go shopping? The 50% off Stamp of the month for September is the Japanese Maple (shown above).

We have a very special guest this month! Say hello to Diane Jaquay of It's All About the Art blog! I think you're going to love Diane's style! 

Here's the link to the challenge with all the details. AND here's the link to the What's New page at Serendipity Stamps. 

For more inspiration there are samples from the design team on the challenge blog or you can visit them directly and get all the details by clicking on their names below.

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!



Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Vickie! Love the stamped background and die cut sentiment!

Diane Jaquay said...

That background looks marvelous with the maple leaves, such a pretty card!!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous colour combo and love the layered sentiment. Lovely use of the leaf image too.

Karen Amidon said...

Love this color combination. Your bg is wonderful and perfect with the Maple Leaf stamp. Gorgeous, Vickie!

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful background Vickie - staring again! Wonderful dreamy effect - the soft colors and different techniques!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Gorgeous colors on your watercolor, Vickie! Love it!