For a little holiday inspiration, the Serendipity Blog Challenge for the design team this time is an photo taken by Serendipity DT alumni Holly Craft. I was inspired by the church themed bird house surrounded by poinsettias and winter greenery! I immediately thought of the Christmas Chapel scene. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black and kept it clean of any coloring to keep all the beautiful detail of the image. I framed it with wintry blue paper and embellished with die cut pine and a poinsettia like the photo. The frame is popped up on dimensional dots to give the look of a window. I thought the pine needle die cuts were a little "flat" so I embossed them to add a bit of texture. The poinsettia is a pre made mulberry flower and I added a few red bead head pins that reminded me of holly berries.
Here's some close ups so you can see the detail.
Thanks for stopping by for a look - I hope you will check out designs by the other design team members. Simply click on their names listed here to jump to their blogs.
Helen Berry - Helen Berry Designs
Jenny Gropp - One Krafty Kat
Miriam Napier - Miriam's Delirium
Pauline Pollington - Craft Obsession
Cathy Weber - Empty Nest Crafter
This is a great time to start working on your Christmas cards! The sale this week at Serendipity Stamps is buy 3 get the 4th one free now through November 14!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps: Serendipity Christmas Chapel, Peace
Pattern Paper: My Mind Eye Merry 6" x 6" Pad
Card Stock: Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze, Gumball Green, White
Small Red Gardenia - iamroses.com
gold 7/8" Mesh Ribbon
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 10, Spellbinders Fall Foliage, Labels 14
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug Cassie's Brocade