Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Celebrate Florals...Serendipity Challenge #59~Leave It Bare

Hello...and Happy September 1st~

Today, I'm delighted to welcome you to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog!  On the first of the month we post a new challenge with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us!  The only 'rule' is that you use at least one Serendipity Stamp image on your creation. The incentive is an opportunity to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps. Intrigued? I hope so!!

For this challenge, my team and I invite you to join us in Serendipity Challenge Blog #59~ Leave it Bare! Translation:  No pencils, paints, markers...just leave your fabulous stamps naked as a jaybird! Easy-peasy, right?  For those of us who find colouring  (and in my case, water-colouring!) images challenging, no need to fret! Let those stamps be!

I have, for you, a full panel of bare stamps, found in the oh-so-eye-catching Summer Flower Pops Background stamp. Love this: it reminds me of a colouring book page!  Let me tell you, I exercised incredible restraint not to colour these detailed lovely flowers (ummm...actually, I did colour them and oh my....Sorry, I digress), but they are just as eye-catching left black and white. A splash of colour with a distress-ink sponged Celebrate sentiment, a bit of typing for the 'add on" and...ta dahhhh!  Pretty and easy to recreate; isn't it wonderful when outstanding products do all the work!

Please be sure to visit my amazing DT, who I know will dazzle you with their creative nakedness (*grin*...had to)...I mean, with their stamps left bare:

Want to go shopping? Of course you do! The Stamp of the Month for September (50% off) is this gorgeous collection of four images found in the Postoid Cling Stamp set.  So pretty; so richly detailed; so filled with possibilities...Some of the DT have used this stamp; you'll be blown away when you see their versions.

Your turn!
How will "leave it bare" play a role in your project?
What Serendipity Stamp will you feature?

Looking forward to seeing your creativity in the gallery!
Be sure to link up at the challenge blog by Midnight US EST September 29 

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!


Patti said...

I LOVE this Carol!! what a sweet and clever way to use this wonderful background stamp! I just GOTTA CASE! you on this one : )


Unknown said...

I love that pop of color against the black and white – brilliant design!!

Marybeth said...

Its beautiful Carol and its also going to be so fun to color in if the person who receives it feels the need to color :) The word die looks awesome in color!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Love this, Carol! The color in the greeting really stands out against the b/w bg.

Geri said...

"ta-dahh"...made me giggle cuz I was sure that I was the only one who still said that!

Stunning card! The uncolored background looks so cool and quite 'zentagle-ish" that looks very clean and tidy. Gorgeous inked 'celebrate'!

*Vicki* said...

Oh this is so pretty Carol!! I love the floral background with the pop of color in your sentiment!! Beautiful done!! :) It actually took me a bit to go through all of the comments you leave me friend!! LOL!! THANK YOU!! HUGS

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous, Carol. I love all the flowers just itching to be colored as the background. I also love the colorful Celebrate which really pops off the page. Delightfully simple, yet so striking to look at. Thanks so much for sharing! Big hugs! :)

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Carol ... the DI'd sentiment pops so wonderfully against those lovely 'naked' monochrome blooms! Hugs, Anita :)

Rose said...

Just love the rainbow sentiment against the black & white floral!
Gorgeous Carol!

Vickie Z said...

Gorgeous... Perfect background and love the pop of color with the sentiment!!