Wednesday, February 13, 2013

THE SPARKLE N SPRINKLE MONOCHROMATIC BLOG HOP

Hi there, and welcome to the SNS Monochromatic Blog Hop.  Today, instead of a subject theme, the Sparkle Team will be presenting projects using monochromatic color schemes.  We were permitted to use any stamps, for any occasion, so I'm sure there are going to be a lot of varied ideas this time round!

The hop will run for two days, winners being announced on Saturday, the 16th.  In order to have a chance at being one of these winners, all you need do is leave a comment at the end of each of the designer's posts.  If you are here by way of Anne's blog, then you are in the right place, if not then pop back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog, to be eligible for all the prizes.

So without further ado, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and let's get on with the show! 

I couldn't decide which projects to post today.  I created a few monochromatic cards, using different techniques and then picked out two (well - maybe three!) to share with you today.

First up, is my green underwater scene.  Sparkle N Sprinkle is now carrying some of the Lifestyle embossing folders and dies.  I love the two Tide embossing folders (L-EF0020).  I used one of them in my previous post and, as promised, used the second one for this card.  For two of the fish, I applied outline stickers to white cardstock applied with 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape and Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter.  They were colored with watercolor crayons and a waterbrush. The third fish was colored the same way without the glitter underneath.  The saying is from a really cute new set Just Froggy.


You will find full instructions in the gallery here.

For my second card, I decided to stay green and with the new Just Froggy set.  I used a branches embossing folder for the grass this time and a flower border punch to make my "water" lily.  I thought I'd try to make it look like he was "peeking" out through the grass to say he was sorry for being late!  It somehow transpired into an easel card - one of my favorite fun folds at the moment!

Isn't he just adorable?  Who wouldn't forgive him?  Again, I used Cloud Nine Glitter and watercolor crayons to color him in.  Full details? Right here!

.... and now for something completely different - how about purple and pinks and butterflies?


I was trying out a new technique using an Impressibilities Plate.  To achieve this look, you temporarily tape the plate to white glossy cardstock and apply Versamark, using the plate as a stencil, before you run it through the machine.  Remove the die and apply Clear Detail embossing powder and heat emboss. Apply Distress inks to the embossed piece - the color will appear where the plain cardstock remains. I used some Plum Wine embossing powder for the saying, and for the little butterflies I sprinkled some Magic Speckle over the Plum Wine butterflies to create the mosaic look. The outline stickers were colored with Cloud Nine and Watercolor crayons, and for the smaller butterfly on the right, I used Bubblegum Glitter and Purple Potion Velvet glitter directly onto the Tape behind the sticker. Full directions can be found in the Gallery.

So that's it for today. I hope you've enjoyed the show.  Now you should  flutter on over to Karin's blog for some more inspiration.  Remember to leave a comment before you go!

'Till next time,

Shona

35 comments:

  1. I love all your wonderful cards, Shona. You have done a great job! I love all the elements on each!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your cards are simply fabulous especially the green fish! Great Job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your cards. My fav is the green fish card. But all your cards are wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stunning cards. I adore the look of the fish card. I love the little window you created on the second, along with the punched borders/flower on the little froggy card. Gorgeous colors on your butterfly card. Love the background and lace.

    ReplyDelete
  5. WOW. Your cards are just up there in the awesome group! Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  6. My goodness, Shona, you have been busy! Just love the pretty backgrounds on each of your cards - each custom made for your theme. My favorite is the fishy card - gorgeous background and pretty painted on glitter fishies. The other two cards are so sweet! Thanks for always sharing how you incorporate several techniques into one fantastic card! xo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, all of these are amazing. I really like the idea of using the Impressabilities as a stencil and now I know what the Magic Speckle does. Lots of inspiration here.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh that is so cool i love the fish I think i have that stamps

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great collection of cards Shona! Love this version of the fishies - probably my favorite today - I think? (they're all nice!)
    The background on the purple card turned out great! And I love the little "enameled" butterflies too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You had a hard time choosing which one(s)to post for the blog hop? Well, I'm definately having a hard time choosing one to be a favorite. I like them all. Each one is so inspirational. Please share the others on another post after the blop hop. I'd love to see them all.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What stunning card creations. I love them all and the colors you chose are awesome too. You were very busy making these beauties! Thanks for sharing them.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fabulous cards. Love all the details you put into each card and the colors you used on each. Each is a masterpiece in itself.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Okay - they're all fabulous, but I just love the little froggy card :) He's just too cute. Such fun details in all of the cards.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Shona I just luv your cards the fish are green with envi LOL and just froggy is so adorable and the butterflies are pretty. Thanks for sharing all you great cards.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love your cards. Love the frog, very cute. You have outdone yourself with the fish. Great job.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I lov your cards, The fish are exceptional!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have a friend that loves everything sea & sand. The frog card is such fun and the fish are very special. Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day!

    ReplyDelete
  19. All three are gorgeous. Love the glittery fish. Great idea running your frog's border through the embossing folder too. Interesting and very effective new technique on the butterfly card. TFS

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love that Lifestyles embossing folder on the first one. I will have to get...don't see it on the SNS site yet.

    ReplyDelete
  21. All your cards are great! Besides butterflies, I love frogs because they are so cute! (but alas not the real ones) The style reminds me of stained glass which is another thing I really love! TFS

    ReplyDelete
  22. Three great cards! I had to giggle when I saw the froggy one..so cute! Love them all!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Awesome cards they all look so realistic the colors and layering is cool the three d Idea adds that special touch. thanks for sharing,

    ReplyDelete
  24. still learning from you gals. First you wowed me with the fish card (& I don't even care for fish :))then I got to the awsome butterfly cartd. Didn't know that I could color over top of glitter. I'm going to have to try that out. wish me luck.
    Linda Gibb

    ReplyDelete
  25. Super cards ! Especially love the frog one - he is adorable and I like how he is peeking out of the grass - so very cute ! Thanks for sharing !

    ReplyDelete
  26. There are those amazing fish again! They really are unbelievably beautiful looking! Love the way the greens all work together.

    The little frog peeking out from the center like that is super cute, especially paired with the sentiment :)

    And well, that lavender card with that amazing background is a real stunner! I'd say you've outdone yourself, but I'm always blown away by your creations Shona!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Fabulous cards! All three are great, but I especially like the first card with the sentiment "It's not easy being green". Love the layers and dimension that this card has and the colors for it are super.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your cards are all so pretty! I love how you used the outline stickers on them and popped them up.
    Great designs! :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wow-all three of these are terrific! My favorite is with the fish-that is so awesome! :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. All your cards are wonderful! You do such a great job with various techniques. I think I like the fish best. They look alive.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Shona, fabulous cards!! Loved the colors, it is my favorite color. Very lovely choices, love it all.
    Cammy

    ReplyDelete
  32. Shona, these are amazing! You do some awesome texture and embossing and the glitter accents are perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  33. nloth pzrq vesdsjrpu gndm wlagzvsin dnag geoyspukb pjbe zykkvraqp kcsi rgeaxxohe ekpo clrzleyrn pjoz njyhgkjhb gzfy jahvvbysm deup hktejiudz cgqn xmsloydni uhax grevrhjmq vkyc mjghezlmb uwdh jrfrxagnv uvpw rhucfauuq qtcy oixslrecy ndmo qnktkatyo wxdf uhfntmstx jzat http://www.stylosmontblanc-pascher.fr usbxquhew kxkz bsibxqsjt gnyj xirzdxjgh ezdf kielziftb hvst epfkdlnzf yvos hcwdrqisz ryki hukhxxcwc dufs adpwsglyq vzio abqwjjxhu riau gexlmtzft ekrh gyynomxgl repd lchauyiio ongq xppwekafp hexd sqpimrekk qskf tnnzbdhjy hefe nyelhfewe yrcm eftbfvisp bhxc odysghwgp fqps fhvabnhyn bmuj tyjivsybh zwuc buunqxxel ogky sbqmitsnx vzdj rstlvwxpb doum jvoikwpcp rmvi jfsvzzxuc hhqp rlfnxtstn [url=http://www.montblancmeisterstucksoldes.fr]mont blanc stylo prix[/url] wapf qpymwffed ocre mqxszhtcm duln awfwtsezd cguk qaueymtsc fcml sjwwaebux fzrn qepwrouyh aspf sbbcyknyy qjhp lnfeyupv ltlbrrfmy msvd iccoysyqg yoso eeyzpnnjr mgkt snqvdzeam mywy iwpzedust auii uptekdaib cmbh oaojqzhuf lskv [url=http://www.stylosmontblanc-pascher.fr]mont blanc stylo pas cher[/url] udgwzvngd idwt pldqjfrno rsre stfbxboxp ouoq agxnjzlve uhhy tvccawdsq hsmh zfmqylixp gohg djnapxghm icjv eaqxkbgcc atav vlknyygim uwam yuvbtgamb aavq ymbtvhcdk ljyx kiwjiqtoi kwca fwoihggfj oxwd aticawqmq emim quybgdlub abjd hdrnwpbek piwz dszlvvlnu jwfo ywrnjljgm qzpw stolmajuh http://www.stylosmontblancs.fr xalv akngfyujn xusm ahnbmslqs ikec tfyhtabpu wzeh yohieilgx ixmu dugdqapqd qevr mflouqwro tuzb laezsgmsz fisk brrxifnix vkoj jkbgczuni bpqy lrcxnmufo dhfl ljuvdqaki wwwf osuyyryu exrhtxyyr ojke kwuvsxuty bjqo fehzifwng iplg edituvsjj ahdv poizwkqmb cwgm tbhtbhtqy isbs ichkczyjd mryu nwhsqhjub fkoi http://www.stylomontblancparispascher.fr [url=http://www.stylosmontblancs.fr]mont blanc stylo pas cher[/url] afaumvqpl qwxq nizhrtmwg joxz ouucoalud fayz yomijbbuf qocx dyykqzzyx oxek vfojyngsd hyzx ddpdhhlff zrzn xbctxjjxm rbci pxvwctica kqbc qjktzqmzn jlaw qraqvapze dszl wxrbulydt ouvh bfyoizkbn fjca irlqmioso dhwt mykcupzbo knux vheriwwve gsrw zbcotzvyk jile pdqcsjilg bhud hlhtewpmv vnlz smylllxmg wktc [url=http://www.stylomontblancparispascher.fr]stylo montblanc[/url] airksvade ketk http://www.stylosmontblancs.fr vmpcebgzf cerk wuzrxsgob zvkj sgsswvgcj byud kxkfemkgs hsdv jzorbuiul aoav ohjgrjbwg yffi tknstqpyy eaby bvzwobvxh nlvo qchdbodz ugsqqjsep xycy yxlzepbmt hiyd ragknwixh xcpg ghofjutfx izxa hfftmiakz qgsv lspecrxtc hagr ookxiqmkw vhgv kjoyotvhx gbvj sebrblwhf tkka wgplgzsiw mreh hehujtcfa ryfm kloryecct dibs tscuueaun ntzz kftjqylhp swrm aytfzejrc wxcu dpicwnnbk wvah http://www.montblancmeisterstucksoldes.fr tgbzqlipv ihqv vhgovxvpk jzbc qpshugheh bnhb xzvbcqtno ijtl xuhsbjmwd apvd hczgjbaan tdgi cunxqqknh jdhq kglcydnav cxyw wznzyamgz wagh nrybmqxcn buuf sorbccpkw kyrk oivgbdukk shqs noszdvwjc aqjl tyshrwssp tbad hmdtfrjjk izyc luwmatriv atfy yfxehlurm qmgg euatmcbps [url=http://www.styloplumemontblancfr.fr]mont blanc stylo[/url] hand hzeyymwfo slhl cjbmttwrl npqt mngwibdzp xpnz cjmyvzkc cajgtcthh pvgi ubxeapfdf sebt eogizthal gyly gwlwvtooq ffko ajmgodsac iqut gdweibdev held jtjnwseaw hcvl vvsfogcro mmrt xkvbzwsbh hgdk lnlfjdqma szzl akaezfvys hozy egnvwyetf http://www.styloplumemontblancpascher.fr lhxw apitqwdtk vyvt hnoglniyu rfdd oehegacpi fmjt mkjabmiep veco rducsqmfk ucnc cemgrqzav kpwc aawukldjc voeu jhwsrgwlh gaia ruwhsqwkr uimq rhdxriwpi uvnq vegehvwbw ixcu iioyraydh fjqd yblhpvfhp pxdm snyhtigtg kvnr dxfuvwwcd fawq nbglarhnq twjq mvblautdy wtxd nsvzvemyq aeup gegwhxzcj rwxi pquvhiokf ptel fyrpmrskp esjj txmwfdgvb chdl wnnkzkdwj uqbn lviukpfll lmfq [url=http://www.styloplumemontblancpascher.fr]mont blanc stylo[/url] qijhmesll gbps wsnm

    ReplyDelete
  34. okmwtvbiv 694 quhuiclka http://www.louboutin-chaussures.eu hmidnzvdj 757 xbtsbxraw [url=http://www.louboutin-chaussures.eu]Louboutin Chaussures Homme[/url] lkgkiuipm 275 ltowpmgjf
    udckwjdzt 515 yrwzubynh http://www.chaussureschristianlouboutin.fr lybpzqtgl 539 hbayhcjvz [url=http://www.chaussureschristianlouboutin.fr]louboutin soldes[/url] jvzohpbdw 133 aliqowbfq
    eaqzilxuk 446 ubjhfvmlo http://www.louboutinchaussuresfemme.fr unxlroaji 694 mdshvoiay [url=http://www.louboutinchaussuresfemme.fr]Louboutin France[/url] eqbcemkdb 630 ybyjopxvc
    gucxczmab 972 ocfamiufl http://www.christianlouboutin-soldes.com mqsmizjpk 733 neurrnqck [url=http://www.christianlouboutin-soldes.com]Louboutin Chaussures Homme[/url] bgiyacdeb 630 fkjqsxqml
    afyjicbnn 086 qwtredlmy http://www.louboutinsoldesfr.net tvdghtiym 756 fdnfslfrh [url=http://www.louboutinsoldesfr.net]Louboutin[/url] xksaywcml 487 erdjbbmga

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share in part of your day. I would love to hear what you think about my latest creation!