Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Serendipity Stamps Challenge #10

Hi there!

It is time once again for a new challenge on the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. The challenge for this week is to create a background using non-background stamps. This is right up my alley!

I used the Shell Cling Set for this background. I started by wetting my cardstock with an Aquapainter, and then brushing on some ink from the lid of my inkpad. While the cardstock was still a little wet, I stamped the shells and flicked some ink onto the design. The ink ran just a little bit as it dried. I love the washed-out effect it has, especially for these shell images.

I added a strip of embossed cardstock to help offset my sentiment. I again debated about leaving the sentiment off, but this one goes so well with these images. Thanks for stopping by today!

Stop over to the Challenge Blog for all the details and to see the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team:

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Have a great day!

STAMPS: Shell Cling Set - Serendipity Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Oatmeal - Wplus9; Sahara Sand - SU!
INK: Pool Party, Baja Breeze - SU!; Antique Linen Distress Ink, Coffee Archival Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Script Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft


  1. I love the way you achieved this look and it's so peaceful . The smaller shells make a beautiful background, and I love the addition of the sentiment. Your splattering turned out perfect!

  2. You win this time! No surprise there! This background makes me think of the beach and daydream about a sunny vacation! Amazing!

  3. What a neat effect you have created that soft, serene look with the sea shells. You really know how to stamp a beautiful background.


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