Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Today starts the second half of the Serendipity Stamps Challenge. Play along by using any SS stamp or die along with our theme. One design will be chosen to display the SS Winners Badge and one design will be chosen randomly for a $20 gift Certificate to be used at the Serendipity Store! All the details can be found on the SSCB!

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Let's get started with some inspirations from the DT

It really is Summer's Last Hurrah for me! I am away on my girls annual get away. There is 10 of us that are either college friends or the wives. We have been doing this for the last 25 years! Love my girlfriends!

Serendipity has given the DT an added challenge. We were to use a personal photo for inspiration and tell you about it. I used some hydrangeas from my yard for a wedding last spring. I love all the wonderful colors they display throughout their blooming cycle. There is a variety called Antique Purple and Antique Green which are two of my favorites.

I thought the antique colors looked more like fall. I colored the Hydrangea with Copics and used a little Wink Of Stella on the blossoms. The centers have been dotted with White Pearl-Viva Pearl Pen. I fussy cut the flower and leaf and popped them up for added dimension. The brad was rubbed with platinum Viva Gold. I trimmed off the bottom curve of the Hello die to fit the card.

Here are the Copics I used.

Thanks for looking!
Hope that you will join us by adding your creation to the SSCB!
  • Stamps: Serendipity- Hydrangea 717L
  • Dies: Serendipity- Hello Die 027DD
  • Ink: Memento
  • Papers: Neenah, Bo Bunny- Madeline, Bazzill
  • Other: Copics, Wink of Stella, Bo Bunny brads, Inka Gold, Spellbinders-A2 Matting basics, A2 Curved Borders, Ovals, Viva Pearl Pen,  pearls, silk


  1. So pretty! Looks like a winner!

  2. What lovely hydrangeas, Karen! One of my favorite flowers & we have 2 big blue hydrangea bushes in our front beds. Wonderful coloring & pretty papers, too.

  3. Beautiful hydrangeas! They look so real Karen - and I love all the pretty accents too - the fancy wavy borders, ribbon and pearls.. swoon..

  4. Your coloring of the exactly what mine look like in the fall! Gorgeous card and picture of the flowers that inspired you.

  5. Wow - I had to study your hydrangea for a minute, just to take in all the shades and hues which you've so beautifully lifelike and gorgeous!! That takes real talent! I've really enjoyed designing with you all this month, the Serendipity DT have produced stunning work!!

  6. Gorgeous hydrangeas... On the card and garden! Wow... 25 years of et togethers. That has to be a record...hope you had fun!!

  7. Pretty nicely colored. Your get together...sounds like so much fun...I know I would love something like that...