Wednesday, April 3, 2013

SNS "ANYTHING BUT A CARD" BLOG HOP

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Here we are with another fun-filled, inspiring blog hop from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  If you came by way of the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog then you are in the right place, because I have the honor of starting out the blog hop this month.   If you happened to come directly to me, then go back to the SNS Blog to get the information you need to win a variety of prizes, but basically, all you need do is comment on each of the designers' pages to be eligible for all the goodies!  That's easy, right?

A while back, one of the designers sent out an e.mail asking what we were all doing for the hop, but, I have to say I didn't reply, not because I was being rude, but as I still had no idea what I was going to do.  I usually try to incorporate a technique in the Blog Hops, using as much SNS product as I can.   With that at the back of my mind, and being in love right now with a new set that just came out,  Set 493 - Silhouettes, here is what I came up with:



I had a clip picture frame lying in a drawer, which I disassembled, masked out a circle from a Post-It note for the sun,  and then applied Versamark ink to the entire back of the glass.  I applied six different embossing powders, starting at the top: Shimmer, Ice Rink, Country Blue, Arctic, Vintage and Hit the Beach, then heat embossed the entire back.  I then went back and applied a mortise mask to the sun, applied Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Coast. 

I simply stamped the Silhouette Scene on the front of the same piece of glass in black StazOn.  I added a couple of extra stamps from the same set, including the birds.  The great thing with working on glass is, before it completely dries, you can erase anything you don't like with StazOn cleaner and a tissue and then stamp over.

All I needed now were a few embellishments: a lovely teal ribbon, some Mudd Puddles, a little shell, and of course the beautiful saying and I was done.  If you need more thorough instructions, you can find them right here in my Gallery.

I hope you liked what I shared today.  After leaving me a comment, you should hop right on over to see what our talented Jacqueline has come up with.  I can't wait to see what everyone has done.  

Enjoy the hop and have a great day!

See you again soon,

Shona


49 comments:

  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! I love all of the shimmer and that new set looks awesome! :)

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  2. Fabulous job, what a wonderful idea and the shimmer is awesome! Great Job!

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  3. So beautiful, Shona! I love the blending of the embossing powders. great job!

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  4. Beautiful. This is what I had in mind for this stamp set how funny. I love how you added the mudd puddles!

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  5. WOW this is a great card!!Love that stamp set. Will have to add it to my wish list!! Your seashells (mudd puddles) are a great touch to the design.

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  6. What a wonderful display piece Shona! That saying is one of my favorites! This really makes me wish I was at the beach - great home dec piece!!

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  7. I have to say it's even more fabulous in person!!! Yep - I have it in my hot little hands and it'll be at the show in Mesa
    Great job, Shona!!!

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  8. Shona, your picture is beautifully shimmery! Wish I could see it IRL so see just how shimmery, sparkly it really is. Such pretty soft colors - everything perfect for this silhouette set. I love everything about it! hugs, de

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  9. Shona, just a relaxing card! I feel like I am sitting by the ocean with the twinkling sparkles and shimmer. The sentiment just goes so well with everything. I love your placement of every element. Such a lovely card.

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  10. It's stunning! I love this stamp set. You made a fantastic piece of art. Different EP are gorgeous and I love the little stones on the corner. Fabulous!
    Eret xx

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  11. Beautiful EP painting! Reminds me that we are going to the Keys again next month...want to come down and go with us:)

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  12. What a stunning piece of art work Shona! I love the gorgeous colors and the dimensional shell and Mudd Puddles!

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  13. wow, this is one beautiful creation of art work. so well done and you can see the love that went into creating this scene of magic, bravo!!

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  14. Wow, this is awesome. Never thought to use embossing powders on glass. I may have to try this out. Love all the sparkle.

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  15. OMG is all I can say. Fantabulous!

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  16. Wow this is stunning!! Love everything about it.

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  17. Shona, I love this! My bathroom is all about the ocean and the beach. Hope you don't mind if I CASE your project!

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  18. Beautiful picture, and i love the saying. It is very appropriate for the picture.

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  19. Before I read your post I kept looking at this awesome frame trying to figure out how you created such an amazing background. This is stunning!! I love the whole thing.

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  20. Awesome! just beautiful! Your work is always fabulous but you really have outdone yourself. TFS

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS IDEA, SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL

    JOANIE B

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  22. This really makes me want to visit the beach. Outstanding!

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  23. I love your card...so nice and glitzy. And, what great silhouette flora too.

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  24. Oh, my goodness! What a clever idea! I love that stamp set too (and recently picked it up at the Portland Scrapbook Expo. =)

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  25. Absolutely stunning. Sounds like a project that I would like to try.

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  26. What a clever idea for a picture frame. The summer theme is stunning and just what what we need while waiting for some warm weather.

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  27. Oh my gosh, I love your scene. The sparkly look is gorgeous.

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  28. WOW!! This is beautiful. Absolutely LOVE it. I love those blue embossing colors (will need to have!!!). I have this set too and might have to try something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  29. Love glitter and your design was fabulously done. Want to try it myself later!

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  30. This is on glass? Wow. It's beautiful!

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  31. The little stones look so cute. That is a nice look.

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  32. WoW what a really cool technique I never thought of using glass Awesome job Shona beautiful picture!!!!

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  33. Very Stunning Card love the techniques you used. the way you used the colors and added glitz it Beautiful. It sure looks like the Beach, thanks for sharing.

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  34. Oh my gosh, what an amazing project! I would never think to emboss right on the glass...but this is so beautiful!

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  35. Neat idea. Now to try it.
    Thanks,
    Candy Meyers

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  36. I love the Mudd Puddles and the one shell. Very nice touch.

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  37. Sparkly and summery! Very pretty.

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  38. Clever decorating idea! TFS
    Kim

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  39. Beautiful card. I love that stamp that you used. Lovely.

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  40. How absolutely pretty and clever. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. What an amazing project. Love the glittery, shimmery effect and the progressive use of your colors in the background.

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  42. hey I left a comment here yesterday & now I don't see it. What happened to it
    Linda Gibb

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  43. oh that was the 4th I left my comment.

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  44. Beautiful card. Love the stamp.

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  45. What a great gift idea! Love the embossing on the back of the glass! It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  46. Shona I love your frame. What a spectacular use of the embossing powder. I really like the polished pebbles in the corner that have washed ashore. Perfect stamp set. Where can I but this perfect picture?

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