Monday, September 28, 2015


I'd been searching for just the right background for this hollyhock (one of my newest favorite stamps from Serendipity Stamps)  I stamped with watercolor pencils, and today I decided to emboss a pink piece of cardstock and lightly distress it with sandpaper, sponge those edges with brown chalk ink and mount it all on a square celery card. 

I know this isn't an autumn card, but it's hard to think autumn when it's still so sunny and hot here!  Looks like the forecast might be changing pretty soon, though.  Hooray!

I'm entering this in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge #47, which is all about creating your own background.  
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  1. Beautiful! I love Hollyhocks so they work for me all year! Love the softness of your watercolor.

  2. Oh this is beautiful in pink! Beautifully colored too! Thanks for joining us at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog, Sarah! Its still warm here too we even have the AC on;(

  3. Love your water coloring! I've never tried direct to rubber with my WC pencils but it looks great! Thanks for joining us in the Serendipity Stamps Background challenge!

  4. This is lovely!! I too adore that hollyhock!! Love the embossed background!! So glad you joined us at Serendipity!!

  5. I love how soft the holly hock is in contrast with the clean crisp embossing. Everything about this is absolutely beautiful Sarah!

  6. This is just gorgeous. Love the embossing and that pretty pink.


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