Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Serendipity Stamps Challenge #29 - Boats and Stitches!!

Happy Wednesday and Yes, Yes, Yes, I am doing a little spring dreaming!! Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps challenge for March! Wow... this year is moving right along!!

The challenge this month is to use stitching on your card along with at least one Serendipity Stamps image. The DT was challenged for this post to also use an image from the Boats, Bikes, and Vehicles category.

I made a masculine card today... no frills- just some sponging and coloring and masking. The trees are from Serendipity Stamps Winter Fenceline- I applied marker to stamp leaving out the fenceline. This was stamped after I created the sun using a circle punch to create a mask and sponging with distress inks. The boat is from Serendipity Stamps Rowboat Cling set and was stamped on XPressIt blending cardstock and colored with copics and popped up for some added dimension. Now, I realize rowboats don't generally go out on the ocean and lake water is not this clear but... I'm dreaming... remember! Added some "wonky" stitching to define the horizon.

This just may be for hubs birthday coming up soon- we are boat lovers (right now a speedboat- kids like to ski/wakeboard/tube ya' know)!!

Here's the inside....

On the inside I stamped the boat in crumbcake and overstamped the sentiment (from the Rowboat Cling set) in early espresso and heat embossed with clear (makes the sentiment more defined). Don't you just love the font!!

Hope you find time to join us, and...

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and add some stitches. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery.

Click Here for all the details

For extra 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.

The sale for this time is 20% off the Easter Category. Can't wait to see what you create!!

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

Stamps: Row Boat Cling set 2492CL and Winter Fenceline 1194QCL (Serendipity Stamps)
Ink: Early Espresso and Crumbcake (SU), Distress Inks
Paper: Early Espresso and Daffodil Delight (SU), XPress It Blending cardstock
Accessories: sewing machine and heavy duty espresso thread, sponge daubers, pop dots


Karen Amidon said...

Love it Vickie, that blue water is dreamy! Wonderful card for the hubbies birthday!

Marybeth said...

This is so amazing Vickie...yes amazing ! Your coloring looks like a painting, I love this boat stamp even uncolored . Love the stitching along the waters edge.

Marisa said...

Fabulous scene you have created here and well done with the distress inks!! Great card for hubby - retirement model of boat perhaps LOL. Hope all is well with you ((hugs))!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Wonderful, Vickie! Love the color of the water and stitched shoreline.

Jeanne J. said...

That rowboat just looks like it's drifting in the water! So cool! I love your stitches too - very clever!

Sue Lelli said...

This is AWESOME and your coloring makes it look so real!

JD/ Jill said...

Very nicely done masculine card!