Friday, July 1, 2016

Just Add Water

Hello friends : )  Today is the first day of  July and the first day of the the new challenge at Serendipity Stamps blog!! The theme this month is:

I have been having loads of fun watercoloring lately so this challenge was no challenge for me : )   As a matter of a fact I had a hard time stopping so I created TWO cards : ) 



The challenge at Serendipity Stamps blog runs until July 29th.  You can enter as many cards as you like for a chance to win the $20.00 prize!  To be eligible all you need to do is include ONE Serendipity product on your card or project! Easy Peasey when you see all the amazing product they have HERE!! and that's not all : ) in honor of Independence Day! Serendipity Stamps  is having a SALE : ) who doesn't LOVE a sale?

Buy 3 items and the 4th one will be free (be sure you have at least 4 items in your cart!) 

Buy 8 items and 2 will be free – and so on, and so on… 
Lowest priced items are free 
Clearance, $1 Stamps etc are included (but do you want your freebie to be a $1 stamp?) 
Good through Monday July 4th

For my first card I colored my background with regular water color paint.  This is a VERY new technique for me. Lately I have had some success and some failure but I'm going to keep practicing because I really love the look.  Next I stamped my image and sentiment.

I wanted the brushes and pencils to really POP so I colored them with my Zigs.  I just love all the bright colors you get with Ziggys! : )  I carried the bright playful colors over when selecting the sequins for my shaker card.



When you visit Serendipity Stamps don't forget to stop in at the Yard Sale!! Where there are loads of great buys including DP for only $1.00.  The pp I used on this card is from one of those bundles : )

I love both this Paint Brush image and the pretty little sentiment so I paired them together for a fun card!  I cut my Tan colored card base a little thinner than an A2 size to give plenty of room for my DP "flag" to wave : ).  I put my water color panel in the trash can LOL and then splattered until my heart's content : ).  Finally I painted my Paint Brush image with Zigs and finished off the brush  tip with a Wink of Stella. A few well placed (not even hiding any boo boos) sequins and Walla! (Which is South Dakotan for Voila!) heeheehee

50% off Stamp of the Month


Isn't this little munchkin sweet? It is summer time and you don't have to ask kids to Just Add Water twice! I don't know what puts a smile on my face quicker than seeing little ones playing in the sprinkler!

I hope I have inspired you to shop! : ) but if you still need some more motivation to visit Serendipity Stamps check out what the rest of the Design Team has prepared to "enable" you!


I hope you will join us at the Serendipity Stamps Blog challenge this month with your take on this theme!

Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it when you visit! : )

Patti

Supplies:
Mug of Art by Serendipity Stamps
Paint Brush by Serendipity Stamps
Thank You by Serendipity Stamps
$1.00 Designer Paper Mini Mashup by Serendipity Stamps


24 comments:

Jeanne said...

Fabulous, Patti! I think you are doing an amazing job with your watercoloring. The colors pop so well. I adore the first card with all the pretty paint brushes and the shaker element with the bright sequins. So well done! Hugs!

Theresa Krout said...

Love your cards Patti. Really inspiring. Who needs all these challenge blogs when one just has to visit your blog for all the inspiration needed! Love your creative "placement" of the splashes and totally love your coloring. Sad I cant play today but... maybe tomorrow?

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both so pretty and fun!

Mary Dew Lee said...

Love your cards Patti! I love that you added color to the art supplies and left the mug bare and love those bright coordinated sequins! Your second card is so fun! Love the little "flag" of designer paper and the coordinating splashes of color. Soooooo excited to have you on the Serendipity Stamps design team!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are gorgeous, Patti! I especially love the shaker card! Love the splatters on the second card! Enjoy your weekend!

Nora N. said...

What amazing cards!! I LOVE that second card with the fun way the "brush" made all those splatters. Such fun design!

Kim Heggins said...

Patti...a big congrats to you on your new spot at Serendipity...you two are a perfect match! Love both of your amazing cards!

Mac Mable said...

You've really nailed this water-colouring with the zigs...such pretty colours. What a wonderful idea with the first card being a shaker card and those ever so pretty and coordinating sequins...Beautiful x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards and so well colored. I can see you are doing super wonderful things with the water colors. I love both of your designs.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful cards Patti! I love how the sequins match your image on the first and I love a paint splatter at any time!
You did a great job colouring your BG :)

Marybeth said...

Welcome to the team! Love both cards,Patti! They are both beautiful and what a fun shaker! Happy 4th of July!

Joyce said...

These are both fantastic. Love your shaker card, and the cool design of your second card with all those splatters.

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful cards, Patti! Love the shaker on the first & the splatter on the second. Welcome to the team!

*Vicki* said...

Oh Patti, these are both really amazing creations!! I love the artistic and colorful designs on them!! HUGS

Birgit said...

Patti, both of your cards are just fabulous! You are a perfect choice for this design team!! I hope you had a wonderful 4th.

Asha said...

Oh my! These are stunning cards, Patti! I just want to say thank you so much for playing along in my Blog Hop. And I am grateful for your friendship, support and comments.
hugs Asha

cm said...

You, my friend, have totally rocked not only the challenge theme but those images! You've brought them to breath-taken-away life with your amazing colouring and designs! The shaker element is marvelous; the colourful splatters accompanying the paint brush, striking! Walla WOW!! (learning South Dakotan is fun *grin*! Yes, you are one incredibly talented gal! So thrilled to be 'playing' alongside you!
Hugs~c

Leslie Miller said...

Fantastic x 2! I'd say you've aced the watercolor background as in your first card. Love the cute paintbrushes in jar image. You used such pretty colors.

Nancy said...

Sorry I have been so quiet as I have been away on vacation! I love your shaker card! My hubby would adore this being an art teacher and all! The soft coloring and the subtle color in the background looks fantastic! Hope all is well with you!

Lisa said...

Fabulous Patti!! Artsy and beautifully done!!

Barbara Green said...

Love those shaker cards. Great water coloring

Mac Mable said...

Popped back to say...Thank you for finding time to stop by my blog and leave such kind comments and just to say you are missed x

Jeanne said...

Back again to say, thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I know what you mean about being so close, yet so far. I asked how far Bear Country was from Sioux Falls and heard it was a 5 hour drive. :( I would have loved to have contacted you if we were would have been closer. I did think about you! I'd have emailed you privately, but couldn't find an email address. Have a great day! Hugs!!

Taunya Butler said...

Cool, cool cards - each one exceedingly awesome and well done!! So in love with your card making style and think you are a delight!!