Monday, 30 January 2012

Nikki and serendipity

Last year (well, that's not so very long ago), I read something about the serendipity technique in an old craft magazine and I thought I might try that using some small scraps. I'm sure there's plenty of information on the Internet, but the technique basically means attaching small pieces of paper scraps to a large sheet and then cutting up the large sheet into squares or rectangles and using those to create a new project. The best results are achieved by combining colours in the same colour range, and it's also fun to stamp onto the large sheet before cutting it up (didn't do so on this project). Most of the scraps for this project are from a piece of gift wrapping paper with many hearts.

I coloured Flower for you Nikki (all cling stamps at half price until 31 Januaray) with Spectrum Noirs and attached it to the "serendipity square" that I matted onto a piece of purple CS. The ribbon and base card are  from my stash and the stamp is from the Clearly Hand-stamped set (Crafter's Companion).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black and more - Love and hearts
Crafter's Companion - #20 Love is in the air
Simply Create Too - #5 Love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes


  1. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  2. That's an interesting technique Marianne, thanks for sharing. It's created a super card.

    Thanks so much for sharing and joining our Love and Hearts theme at Penny Black and More this month, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.

    B x

  3. Gorgeous card Marianne, so pretty and a fab technique.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  4. lovely card and the background looks really interesting.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenge;-))m

  5. I love Serendipity and this is lovely - thanks for joining the CC Monthly Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  6. This looks like a fun technique. Thank you for entering this gorgeous card into our challenge at Penny Black and More.
    Clare x

  7. I don't think I've heard of the seredipity technique before Marianne but I think it's gorgeous! I love all the different heart papers you've used and what can I say about Flowers For You Nikki? She looks as happy as Larry sitting there ... totally fabulicious! xx

  8. What a fun idea. Love the papers that you combined!. Great card.