Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SSCB #39-2 ~ HIDDEN GEMS!


Welcome to the second half of the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. This month the theme is to use those, "Hidden Gems". Anything goes, just be sure to include a Serendipity stamp or die in your design. New to the challenges? You can find the guidelines here on the SSCB. There is always a $20 Gift Certificate up for grabs! The winner will be announced on Feb 4th.

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Good through 1/27 

Here are some "Gems" to inspire you!
Kimberly Wiener...guest designer
Julie Warner...out this week
Karen Amidon ...you are here!


My first gem is the Herbs and Jars. I have kept it CAS to show just how lovely the stamp is on its own. You can almost smell the herbs drying!



Here I have made tags using three more gems! 
For the first one I have colored the Flower Pitcher. The script is from the Spring Flower Background stamp.
Daffodils are a sign that spring is coming...please hurry! The shading on this image makes for an easy color. I have stamped the,"Spring" in the background with Memento's Cantaloupe. 
Succulents and cactus still remain very popular. I love the detail on this Cactus image that I've colored up with Copics. Having tags made up for all different occasions always comes in handy.

Thanks for looking!

  

7 comments:

  1. Oh Karen! these are so beautiful!! I just love how you included the sweet fiber on your first card. It really adds fun dimension!! And your coloring on both cards is stunning : ) You made these images really come to life!

    Hope you are enjoying a great week!!

    Patti

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  2. very pretty! and simple, too!

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  3. Karen I LOVE your card and tags. I love how you left the Herbs and Jars image simply floating on the card with the twine above and just a spot of color. And the tags are stunning with just the slightest touch on the backgrounds.

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  4. Wow Karen! These are absolutely GORGEOUS! The herbs and jars have NEVER looked this good and the tags take my breath away!

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  5. Karen your cards and tags are beautiful my dear!!!

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  6. A hidden gem I don't remember , love the way you colored this ! What a neat stamp! Oh my gosh I love the tags you made!

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  7. Your card and tags are just lovely! Great coloring!

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