Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AT THE BEACH BLOG HOP WITH SPARKLE N SPRINKLE

Welcome to the latest Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop.  Today we are getting in summer mode with our beach theme!  You're at the penultimate stop in the hop if you came by way of our very talented technique lady, April!  If you didn't, you may want to start back at the beginning of the hop at the Sparkle N Sprinkle home, then leave a comment on each of the designers' blogs, to be eligible for all the prizes that are up for grabs.  

I did four different projects this month, but I'm only showing you two for now!  

I absolutely love the new Silhouette Set 493.  If you did our last month's hop, you'll recognize it.  I also used it for the Sketch Challenge for May. Make sure you check out the challenge this month, you have 'till the end of the month to enter.  This set is so versatile, just by changing the colors used, you can get an entirely different look every time.  So this time I made a beach scene using the Silhouette set and some watercolor crayons.  I stamped in brown StazOn instead of black, to make it look more natural.  Adding a little Florida Beach Glitter here and there, and some Sparkling Snow glitter for the waves, to give it a little bling, like the sun was reflecting off the water.



For the inside of the card, I incorporated some stamps from another set - 403 By the Seashore:


You can find complete directions in my gallery here.

For my second card, I decided to use some Beach Glass Mudd Puddles, and yet another "beachy" set 404 - Ocean Treasures.  I colored the shells with Copics and stuck them to a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.  I then applied Sparkling Sands Sparkle N Soft to the remaining exposed tape, to give the look of the shells lying in the sand:


I used one of the Tide Embossing Folders, that SNS carries for my "waves".  You'll find complete directions here for the above card.

Stop by in the next couple of weeks and I'll have the other projects posted.  

Now it's time to hop on over to the ever-inspiring Brenda to see what she has done with the beach theme.  

Have a great day!

Shona



52 comments:

  1. Hi, Shona! Two GORGEOUS cards! Oh my! So glad I did not make mine using the same images as you did, except for the sand castle. - Your card is sooo amazing - gate fold and then landscape-like on the inside - beautiful shading. Shona, I am ALWAYS inspired on your blog - you use products, images, and folds in the most imaginative ways. Thanks for always bringing something new into my life by sharing your artwork like that. hugs, de

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  2. Beautiful - I love both your cards.

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  3. Wow, both of these are amazing! Love the scenes you created in both.

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  4. Shona, your cards are wonderful! I love the scene on the first one and all the sparkle and elements on the second one.

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  5. Love both of your cards. So unique!!!
    Great beach scenes. Great elements on that 2nd card, which is my fav.

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  6. Wow! Two beautiful cards, Shona. Great beach scene on your first and Love the colorful dry embossed background and all the shells and Mudd Puddles on the second.

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  7. wow what fabulous cards, love all the details on your cards!

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  8. Shona I LOVE this card. What a story it tells. Kudos to you!

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  9. Love your cards - and I love those mud puddles! I need some!!

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  10. Shona,
    Wow!!! I love the scenery that you've created. Gorgeous! Perfect coloring and details...gorgeous!!

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  11. Wooh! Both are absolute knock-outs. Just gorgeous!

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  12. Oh good grief! You are too much lady! These are both so incredible I don't know what to say! The inside of the first is just as amazing as the outside. Such a perfect beachy scene! LOVE the way you added the sentiment on the second and I adore everything about this! The sand, shells, rocks,swirls, colors....did I miss anything? lol! You rock!

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  13. Shona, I love both your cards. Love the scene for the first one and then opens to a great beach scene. Love look of the second one with the Sparkle N Soft and the mudd puddles.

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  14. Great cards. Love the scene.

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  15. OMG you beach scenes are awsome. So many memories. Great coloring.

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  16. Shona, The Endless Summer card is just beautiful! Living down the shore it often seems that summer really never ends when you are standing on the beach. This card just holds that sentiment.

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  17. WOW, just WOW!! Amazing job!

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  18. I like all of your cards. Keep up the good work.
    Pat

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  19. wow very Stunning cards the first is cool how you have it open to the beach and the blending of your colors are amazing. the stamp set is cool the second card is Gorgeous and the colors are Super amazing. the shells laying on the beach is cool and the embossed background is a perfect look love the blending and the attention to details. thanks for sharing

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  20. These are 2 wonderful cards, the scene is magnifico!

    Joan

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  21. Oh my,Shona, both of these cards are so awesome and gorgeous,
    beautiful work, thank you for sharing.

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  22. Wow!! I love both of your cards, but that first one is just adorable. I love how it opens up to that fun beach scene.

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  23. I want to walk on your beaches. They look so real.

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  24. Perfect scenes for a gatefold both inside and on the front. So very peaceful! The shells on the second card look real, like they just washed up on the shore. Great colors too.

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  25. beautiful. thanks for the inspiration

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  26. Great ideas. Love them both.
    Candy Meyers

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  27. 2 awesome cards. Love the inside of that first card.

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  28. Very nice scenes, carried into the center is a nice touch.

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  29. The Endless Summer card is my favorite in the entire Blog Hop! I will be purchasing the silhouette stamp set! Thanks

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  30. What a great variety of techniques you used. Both cards are gorgeous.

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  31. Oh I love these cards!!! Such texture and beautiful colors!

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  32. Beautiful cards! Love your technique for putting the shells in the sand.

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  33. Both cards are beautiful but I am so in love with your trifold card.

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  34. Both cards are beautiful. Your first card is like 2 cards in one, outside and inside both done so professionally. Love your scene. The gate fold is a nice way to introduce it.
    The second has such great coloring and the baby beach stones are a perfect accent.

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  35. The first card was like a walk on the beach...from the first step onto the sand, to the waters edge to build the sand castle. I like how you 'burried' the sentiment on the second card. I love both cards. Thank you.

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  36. Just beautiful! I love that new stamp set & it really is perfect for a beach scene. The trifold card is perfect for a beach scene, too.
    With regards to your 2nd card: I haven't tried coloring on glitter yet but I will soon. I love the dimensional effect with your sentiment-very creative! LOVE them!

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  37. Too darn cute! Needless to say I love this card!
    Thanks for sharing it ith us,
    Linda Gibb

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  38. Oops I was talking about your tri-fold card,
    Linda Gibb

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  39. Sorry for yet another post, but I'm getting bleary eyed. I'm traveling & accessing the web through the motel's wifi & I swear it must be dial- up its that slow!
    Like your sea shell card also,
    Linda Gibb

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  40. Love the way you colored the shells very pretty. Thanks

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  41. 2 gorgeous cards, Shona. Love the bifold design of the first one especially as it invites you in to see what's happening at the beach today...sand castle building! Sparkling snow glitter on the waves is the perfect finishing touch.

    Nina

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  42. Love the way you made the inside beach blend in with the outside and the glitter on the water does look realistically like the sun is shining on it. What a clever way on the second card to make it look like the shells are lying in the sand.

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  43. The first card is absolutely beautiful. The outside invites you in to your sandcastle beach scene. Love the colors you used on this card. The 2nd card has more texture, which of course I love, and the way you placed the shells and the, "rocks", gives the card a wonderful depth.

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  44. I love your use of the Silhouette stamps. I can see I'm going to have to add them to my collection. Your cards are a breath of summer beach breezes. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Your beach scene card is beyond description. What a surprise when you open this beauty

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  46. Beautiful cards. Love the beach scene and all the sparkle and texture. Love the embossing folder used on the 2nd card as well as all the sparkles...

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  47. WoW Shona I luv your beach scene card I like the way it opens up. I will have to try that one. Both cards are great thanks for sharing.

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  48. What a work of art, so very cute.

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  49. Amazing job. Love you glittery creations.

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  50. The first card with the gate fold is my favorite, but they ate both beautiful! I love love love the first setup! I really want to make it!

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  51. Oh wow, what stunning creations. So love the surprise on the inside of the first - it really smacks of summer.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  52. Shona I am just popping back to come and thank you for being my 600th Follower. Hope you will take part in my 600 Follower Give Away which will go live during the course of the next few weeks.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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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!