Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Is fall really here? It is at Serendipity!
Time to start another monthly challenge and, of course, the theme is, "Fall". We want to see anything new that you have created using Serendipity stamps or dies along with the fall theme. The holidays are coming and a $20 Gift Certificate to the Serendipity Store could come in handy! Play along for the chance to win. All details can be found on the SSCB.

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A big welcome to our October guest designer, Julia Stainton. If you have time check out her blog, Bella Papier, it's wonderful and full of fun!

Here are your links to see what the DT came up with!

Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna
Jenny Gropp 
Julie Warner
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Julia Stainton

The challenge given to the DT was to use glue along with the fall theme, yep, glue! To see where we were inspired for our ideas on this challenge you can find the technique here on Splitcoast Stampers. Birgit is amazing and each piece is truly a work of art!

After playing with glue for way too long, I decided to draw lines on the canvas and play it safe, no imagination here! 
I've  heat embossed with gold ep the quote, "All Those Golden", onto the die cut from the  Solid Owl Die.

I took the canvas and glued it onto a heavy weight paper. I have used the Oak Leaf Outline & Acorn Die set along with the leaf from the Flower Pop dies

The glue was used to create the veins in the leaves. Distress Inks and water were used to color the leaves. While the leaves were still wet, I molded and curved them to get dimension. After drying, I pulled the glue off which left the veins in the canvas the natural color. 

The colors in the photo is a little hard on the eyes...thank goodness that the orange is much tamer IRL! I found some small Dogwood twigs and rubbed Inka Gold on them. 
The paper rose was also colored with Distress inks.

Thanks for stopping by!
Looking forward to seeing your fall ideas.


  1. this is beautiful! I love the way you used that owl die cut :)

  2. This is absolutely gourgous. Yesterday's was as well, Im going to start following your blog, what inspiration.

  3. Love those Fall colors. Great card.

  4. Beautiful fall color - Love the embossed sentiments on the owl and all the extras. Every time I look I see something new!

  5. Another absolutely stunning card, Karen! I love the owl in gold embossed script.... that is beautiful!

  6. What a gorgeous idea with the leaves! Absolutely adore it! Beautiful card design!

  7. Gorgeous!! How clever with the glued on the leaves!! Love the script on the owl!!

  8. Beautiful, Karen! Love the owl cut out of the paper w/ the greeting across it. Your fabric leaves looks wonderful.