Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SSCB #36 Autumn Challenge

Serendipity Stamps Challenge Autumn begins! Pick and image with a Fall theme and play along in our challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate.  Almost anything goes as long as you use a Serendipity Stamp or Die. One design will be chosen for the SS Winners Badge and one design will be chosen randomly for a $20 Gift Certificate to be used at the Serendipity Store! If you are new to our challenges you can find all the details here on the Serendipity Challenge Blog!

A big welcome to Julia Stainton who is our guest designer for October! 

Here's some inspiration from the DT 
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp - you are here! 
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez

 I've had this Pumpkin Porch image for some time and it was over due to get inked up! Our challenge was all about creating an Autumn card along with using liquid glue to create texture... kind of made us all think a bit! Maybe I cheated on the technique by using paste and a stencil.... but it was liquid and it did result in texture. The other ladies were much more creative with the glue challenge this week, so be sure and check 'em out!

 I airbrushed using W3 and added the piercing before removing the image from the die. I kept the coloring super simple not adding in any ground area in and keeping the wood areas all the same color. 

 I used Ranger's White Texture Paste and a Tim Holtz stencil. After the paste dried I used Copic E43 along the edges of the rays... I wanted them to pop out a little more and that little shadow helped to do that.

 Here's the up close. Several layers are popped up with foam tape for dimension. I also roughly colored my seam binding with Copics E43 and YR07. I color the seam binding before I tie the bow... using the bow easy, of course. I could never master hand tying a bow! 

On the inside liner I added the sentiment Autumn is a Second Spring. The finished card is an A2.
  • Stamps by Serendipity Stamps: Porch with Pumpkins #1143GAutumn is a Second Spring #1142E
  • Ink: Memento Tucedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
  • Paper: Orange DP by Graphic 45 - Eerie Tale Collection 12x12, Candy Bar by Bazzill, Kraft, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
  • Other: Tim Holtz Stencil- Rays. Ranger White Texture Paste, Copic/ABS, Perfect Layer Rulers, Piercing Tool, Foam Tape, Seam Binding Ribbon, Bow Easy Tool


  1. I came here for the IO hop,but saw this beautiful card along the way and just had to comment...LOVE your beautiful coloring on the gorgeous image and the creative background, too!!

  2. Love that beautiful Fall porch scene. Great stamp.

  3. This image really caught me eye with fall colors, and the softness as well. I love unusual background that really makes the image pop. The whole concept is gorgeous.Something about porches welcomes visitors, and this porch does that. well done, thanks for sharing.

  4. The background looks amazing - and frames your image beautifully! The colors are so perfectly coordinated too - amazing as always Jenny!

  5. BEAUTIFUL card Jenny, LOVE your pretty pumpkin porch, the scalloped layer framing it, LOVE your textured sun rays and your pretty layers too!!! You have finished it off perfectly inside with your sweet sentiment - LOVE IT ALL!!!

  6. Jenny this is beautiful airbrushed! I have never done that, and would love to try it. Your card looks amazing and so does the background !

  7. Gorgeous!! Love that image and your coloring is fabulous!!

  8. OMG I totally love how the background came out. The card is fabulous!

  9. Wonderful, Jenny! Love the stencil/paste bg and your little porch looks so inviting.