Thursday, October 15, 2009

SS Oct DT Challenge

Today is the 15th of the month, so it is time for another Serendipity Stamps Design Team challenge! Our challenge this month was to create a gift or ornament. Mine is a little of both!

This is a small picture frame ornament (2.5" x 3.5" opening), which can be set up on a table or hung on a tree. I stamped the Chickadees stamp (682E) in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. The two Chickadees were stamped a second time and adhered with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is called And the Song (087D) and was stamped separately on a piece of cardstock, matted with some music-themed patterned paper and adhered on a slight angle (for interest and space :). I added a few little details including glitter, some adhesive pearls, and some faux stitching with a quilter's tracing wheel. Here is a close-up:

I hope you enjoyed my project for this month's challenge! Please make sure to visit the other DT members to see what beauties they've created!


And don't forget that Serendipity also sponsors a Reader Challenge in conjunction with the DT Challenge. Check out the Serendipity Stamps Blog and Gallery for more information - play along with us and you could win a $20 Serendipity gift certificate!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Chickadees (682E), And the Song (087D) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; patterned paper from Jolly By Golly - Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Brownstone, Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Assorted markers - Copic; Adhesive pearls - Michaels; Quilter's tracing wheel; Picture frame ornament


  1. what a lovely gift/ornament Anya! your layered chickadees look so sweet on this - and the faux stitching and pearls look wonderful! very pretty project!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! Nice job!

  3. What a lovely ornament as well as gift! Simply beautiful from the stamps, the lovely sentiment to your finished gift.

  4. How beautiful! I love the little chickadees and that sentiment---the font is gorgeous and such a beautiful idea!

  5. That is one beautiful gift, Anya!
    I sure would have loved to recieve this!

  6. I love that you filled this little ornament frame with something other than a photograph. I never thought of that. Great ornament.

  7. Your little frame ornament is just beautiful! Love it!

  8. Anya, this is perfectly done! So very pretty! Love how you layered the birdies!!

  9. Oh my gosh Anya, this is darling! What a great idea and such wonderful details!

  10. Gorgeous Anya!!! I love the layering!

  11. Gorgeous ornament!!! Love the image and what a pretty saying!! Love that frame too!

  12. This is just the cutest Anya! Those little chickadees are darling and all your details ... perfection!

  13. Beautiful Anya, I just love it.


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