Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Serendipity Stamps July Blog Hop!

Welcome and thanks for stopping by! Serendipity Stamps is having a blog hop to show you some of the latest products and remind you to play along with our challenge! Our blog hop theme this month is inspirational - dream, believe, create, imagine!

If you're hopping along with us you should have reached me from Mary's Blog! Lucky me! I'm the first stop on the hop this time!

I inked up the Butterflies in Flight stamp with distress ink (Spiced Marmalade), spritzed it with water and then stamped it on watercolor paper (Canson XL).
Next I watered down some Mustard Seed and  Spiced Marmalade and splattered it on the stamped panel.   There was still lots of white space showing (my nemesis) so I splotched on some additional ink with a brush. 
Then I die cut the "Imagine" word die on the panel and added some gold gittery paper behind the die cut.  There were only 3 die cut pieces I had to put back in place - this is really easy to do when you insert the word die cut back in the opening, glue the missing pieces, and then remove the word die. 
A sprinkle of gold sequins picks up on the glittery gold word die cut.
One more card for today! I'm hoping you'll join us at our challenge page - Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog - where this month's them is "Just Add Water". There's really lots of ways to do that - work with a stamp with a water theme - like a boat, or seashells, spritz stamping like I did on my first card or this simple technique on my second card.

For this one I stamped the "What Lies Behind Us" and the Butterfly Nouveau on watercolor paper and embossed them with clear embossing powder before watercoloring.  You could also use distress ink, and then splash it with water!
This technique would work great with so many of the stamps in the Serendipity Stamps collection.
This butterfly works great because of it's open pattern design.  

I chose colors that remind me of summer flowers - pink, red, orange and yellow. 
Our design team has lots more inspiration designs featuring watercolor to share today. Your next stop is Jenny Gropp! But before you go... make sure you leave a comment. One random winner will be selected from the blogs to receive a $20 gift certificate to Serendipity Stamps. You have until July 24 to leave a comment. Mary will announce a winner on her blog on Monday July 25.

Want to go shopping? Our 50% off Stamp of the Month is the Sprinkler. You can enjoy free shipping on all Continental US orders of $25 or more!! sale good July 20-24!

Here's a complete list of the hop for your convenience. Stop by and say hello to our new teamies Patti and Carol!

Jeanne Jachna (You are Here!)

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Serendipity Stamps Butterflies in Flight
Die | Serendipity Stamps Imagine Word Die | Avery Elle Wonky Stitches
Ranger Distress Ink

Stamp | Serendipity Stamps What Lies Behind Us
Die | Avery Elle Wonky Stitches
Peerless Watercolor


Marybeth said...

Well, these are two bright and cheerful cards,today! Love the wonderful colors of both! The last one looks awesome ,love the watercolor!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love the gorgeous color in these cards! They are both so bright and fresh!

Donna said...

We may be colour opposites, but I struggle with that wretched 'white space', too! Wait 'til you see my reminder tag for TYI next month - it's pained me beyond belief to leave most of the tag untouched!!!
Gorgeous cards, by the way. x

I Card Everyone said...

Jeanne it looks as if we're both in an orange phase! LOve these butterflies - but it's the sentiment on card two that has warmed my heart today! Gorgeous! xx

Amy Marshall said...

Wonderful cards. Love the colors, especially on the butterfly card.

Donna Whitten said...

Lovely cards!!! Such cheerful colors, and I love the watercolor look!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Love your cards Jeanne! Your color choices are perfect! Love the glittery Imagine behind the butterflies. And love your choice of the open Butterfly Nouveau to show off the watercolors!

McStamper said...

Beautiful cards. Love the butterfly on the great background.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these bold colors on your pretty cards! Gorgeous butterflies and lovely sentiments!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the bright bold colors.

Patti said...

Oh Jeanne! these are so beautiful!! I just love the colors you've used today! you do water color backgrounds better than anyone I've seen in Blogland!!


Sue D said...

The colors on your cards are fabulous!

cghundley said...

How pretty your
cards are. I
love the second
one. Great colors.
Carla from Utah

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. I really love the blend of colors you chose for the first butterfly card. The glitter sentiment is a perfect addition. TFS

Janis said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I am in love with those delicious colors!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Geri S said...

Such bright and cheerful cards!

Jean said...

This is just so pretty!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful background and cards!

Kim Heggins said...

These are so beautiful Jeanne...love those gorgeous colors and your sweet images, just perfect.

craftymom205 said...

Love the cards.

Lisa Elton said...

The colors on these are beautiful Jeanne!! Both are fabulous cards, so cheerful!!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

I love your clear embossing with the watercolor! Why does mine never work out this well?

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are so warm and happy.
I love the butterflies on both cards.
The first is such fun as they fly
around the card.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

cm said...

WOW! Two stunning, vibrant creations, featuring swoon-inducing butterflies! Love the sparkling gold sentiment in the first (great minds think alike...grin) and the white embossing on the second! In awe...as always!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous cards! The watercoloring is fabulous. I especially love the pink and yellows on your second card!

Janett said...

Both cards are beautiful love the colors and the way you did the imagine die cut.

Jean said...

Love how you did these!!