Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Serendipity Blog hop 2

 It's time for the second blog hop of the month over at Serendiptiy.
Every month you have a change at winning a $20 gift certificate by entering in the blog hop.
Just head over and leave a comment on all the blogs for the best chance of winning.

You have from May 16th to the 20th to leave your comments and the winner will be announced on 
May 21st.
Also don't forget to check out their $1 + Cling stamp sale, lots of new stamps have been added.
These are unpackaged cling mounted stamps on sale – most for $1, some for $2 or $3.   There is also Cling Grab Bags with 2X as many stamps as normal – 10 stamps for 50 cents – while supplies last.

Now on to my first card is their Toadstool and Violet stamp, I used my MISTI to stamp using tea dye distress inks then watercoloured.  Once it was dry I re stamped using archival inks.
I used a pearl pen to add some water droplets to the leaves and the toadstool cap. I die cut the white frame to focus on the pretty image.

My second card is their Petunia and butterfly stamp which I also watercoloured and added a watercolour wash background.

This is the same image using pencils on Kraft.

Christine Alexander (That's me)

Card Recipe
Stamps: Serendipity
Paper: 110lb white, Black, Kraft, Watercolour
Ink: Ranger distress, Ranger Archival
Accessories: Watercolours, Pencils, Sequins,  Viva Decor Pearl pen, Frame Die (Stamplorations)
Techniques: Watercolouring, Pencil colouring


  1. Christine thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month! Your cards are so beautiful! I love how you color and showcase our nice big images!

  2. Your watercoloring is phenomenal! Love the shading on the gorgeous flowers as well as the foliage. Just beautiful, Christine!

  3. Beautiful cards!!! I love the petunias because they remind me of my mom who used to grow them.

  4. Beautiful cards and coloring...adore the toadstool card.

  5. Beautiful cards, great coloring! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Some really lovely cards, and of course your skillful watercoloring is just blowing me away. The pearl pen dewdrops look so realistic, and really like the way you've done the framing on #1. #2 is fantastic with the gorgeous butterfly & morning glories. I love how you've transformed this image into a more vivid look with the pencils too. Great work on each of these! TFS

  7. These look even better on the blog than in my email, Christine! Beautiful coloring on all three! Aren't these great stamps to color?!!

  8. These are so pretty, Christine! That toadstool is one of my faves & you've colored it so wonderfully. The 2 different petunia card are really lovely.

  9. Beautiful watercoloring
    on your cards. Lovely
    Carla from Utah

  10. Fabulous coloring on all of these.

  11. Fabulous cards, Christine! Your colouring is beautiful. Great attention to detail especially with the pearl pen to create water droplets. Love these! xx

  12. Thud! That's me falling over from how spectacular your coloring is on these fantastic sketch stamps, Christine!! Wow!! Hugs, Darnell

  13. WOW! Gorgeous cards Christine. Your watercolouring of all three is AMAZING! Gret work Christine! xx

  14. Fabulous cards! Your watercolouring on the mushrooms and leaves is superb (also on the watercoloured petunia). And I love the pencil colouring on kraft - interesting to see what a totally different look it gives to the watercoloured one.

  15. OMG...Your watercoloring and pencil coloring are absolutely..Gorgeous, Christine! You have mastered this no-line coloring technique. TFS and sharing all the links too. Hugs, Nancy

  16. Pretty stamps! Oh, my gosh, I love the toadstool and violets. Looks like right behind my house where we have wild yellow violets in the woods. Power Poppy is releasing a mushroom set this month. 11 new sets! Ouch, says my craft budget!

    1. I just looked at the Power Poppy mushrooms, OMG I think I'm going to have to buy them :) thanks for the heads up.
      Hugs Christine

  17. Fantastic coloring.
    I see you found Power Poppy.
    You might want to check out
    Rlley and Co. they have
    a collection of mushroom
    houses/police station/etc.
    I've been coloring those.
    Love the one you did. Have
    to add it to my collection.
    thanks for sharing

  18. Wow, such a gorgeous collection of the cards, Christine! Your coloring (both watercolor and pencil) is fantastic! The colors and the shading are simply beautiful! The water droplets (by pearl pen) are a nice touch too. Hideko xx

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  20. I love how you presented a fragment of the forest. When I look at this card, I feel as if I have sunk into the forest of giants people. A great and strange impression. And the next cards are just as beautiful. I love the second card especially. She delighted me so much that I was stunned. Great coloring, beautiful colors, amazing technique!