Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Serendipity Stamps Classic Challenge

Good morning!

I'm back today with another challenge from Serendipity Stamps!

Today's challenge was to use one of Serendipity's early images. I chose to work with the Window image.

I loved the vintage appeal of the image and wanted to run with that theme. I stamped the window onto Rustic Cream cardstock with Coffee Archival Ink (yum!). Then in an effort to just add a touch of color, I used chalk pastels to color in portions of the image. It is a subtle touch, I hope you can see it!

I debated how I wanted to place my sentiment, Hands of Memory, another fantastic verse from Serendipity. Finally, I decided to trim the words out and have them follow the lines of the image. I kept everything else simple, just stitching a frame around the outside and layering it onto an embossed mat. I really like the final product!

I am so glad you could stop by today, I really appreciate it. Please be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see their take on the challenge!


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Window, Hands of Memory - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: True Thyme, Blush Blossom - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Coffee Archival Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Herringbone Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Chalk Pastels - Stampin' Up!; sewing machine


  1. Hi there Anya! This is really pretty! I love how soft it is.

  2. Wow you made that stamp look great! Love how you spread the words across the window!

  3. This is wonderful Anya! What a great idea to use that window that way! Great job!

  4. Gorgeous card Anya! Love the Vintagey window & that sentiment is beautiful.

  5. Gorgeous Anya! I love how you cut the sentiment out and the monochrome feel you created. Just a beautiful card.

  6. Anya your card is the finest. I am sure that you have a lot of experience in creating cards. I wish I live close to so that you can teach me on how to do such a beautiful card.


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