Saturday, November 30, 2013

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S DECEMBER REVEAL - GERANIUMS ABOUND

Hi there and welcome to the latest Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal where we are featuring the beautiful Geranium set 519 by Beccy Muir: 



I love that this set has a silhouette stamp in it.  Great for two step-stamping (remember back when that was all the rage?).  Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we? ..... 

... and in-keeping with a vintage, romantic look, here's what I came up with:



The ribbon was given to me by a neighbor after her mother-in-law passed away. She has no idea how old it is, but given the dates on some of the items that I was given, it's at least 10 years old. Anyone remember using or wearing it? 

To make things look uniformly "vintage" I went with a lace background, using Champagne and Cyclamen glitters, then continued with the Floral Ovals frames from Spellbinders.

I stamped the outline of the geranium in StazOn black on watercolor paper and then came back with the silhouette stamp, to which I had directly applied the pinks and green watercolor crayons, misted them with water and stamped on top of the detailed image.  I love the outside-the-line look that gets achieved with this method of stamping.  I then went in with the glue pen and added some more Cyclamen glitter to the petals along with brass brad centers.

I'm kind of wishing I had used the cracked ice technique on the image, but was happy the way the Antiquities floral frame came out? So delicate and pretty.  You'll find complete instructions right here, if needed. Here she is - one more time - in all her glory!:



Would you like to get in the running to win some of these products?  If so, it's really easy, you have 5 chances to win:
the first chance is in our "Beautiful Geraniums" Release Contest
 and
four more chances with the SNS monthly challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."

The Geranium stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.


The Geraniums stamp set, one glitter and one EP will be awarded to one commenter.
To win, just come to our Mystery Designer Party!


How the Mystery Party works:

On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winner will be announced on December 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

Shona Erlenborn (that's me)

The beautiful Geraniums set is available at 20% off 
as part of our December specials. 
Just use the code DEC20 in the COMMENTS SECTION 
when checking out in the SNS on-line store 
to receive these brand new sets at 20% off.
Promotion valid through December 3.(sorry, credit card customers only. Total will be manually adjusted. Or phone the SNS shoppe on Wednesday and ask them to manually adjust the charge on the phone for you).


So pop on over and check out the other blogs to be in the running for some awesome prizes and have a look at the other Design Team Member's takes on the new Geranium set.

Thanks for stopping by,

Shona

33 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card, Shona! Love the sparkle and colors - very feminine! hugs, de

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  2. Another card with one of my favorite Spellbinder dies - beautiful background for the flower.

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  3. So very beautiful !! I love the colors !!

    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the dimension the ribbon gives.

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  5. Another great creation. Love to see what you do with our stamps.

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  6. Wow what and amazing card!! I really love the flower set of stamps and I love the way you used it!!
    Really wonderful!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  7. Wow I love all the glitter and the stunning design you chose.

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  8. Pretty, pretty! Love the background and the embossed oval...beautifully done:)

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  9. Your card is so lovely! The glittered background is exceptional and the touches on the image really make this card sparkle! TFS!


    kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com
    Come and follow me!

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  10. So elegant! I love the sparkle and ruffly frame.

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  11. Victorian or antique are favorites, love the ribbon

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  12. That ribbon is too beautiful makes the card look very pretty and the gold shimmer ...gorgeous card !

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  13. This is gorgeous Shona! Love the background and the entirely embossed die cut piece.

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  14. What a glorious card! Love all the shimmer and that ribbon is gorgeous! TFS!

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  15. Beautiful card. What a great stamp set.

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  16. Love the framed appearance. Great card. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful card! I love the gently pleated ribbon. I don't recall ribbon like that but it reminds me of the little scarfs that were popular in the '50s. They had the same kind of pleats.

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  18. This is a beautiful stamp. I love the project you created using it. Very beautiful!

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  19. Wowser, Shona. This is truly beautiful. That ribbon is so special and looks really elegant. Also love that Spellbinders frame. Great card.

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  20. You put this together like a piece of art...........Lis

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  21. Thank you for allowing us to see you gorgeous card!
    The lace reminded me of one of my Mom's girlfriends who had a blouse with a collar just like that!

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  22. Love the vintage look. Lots of good memories. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. This is the most beautiful creation I have seen; it must have taken you a long time to plan it out and then do everything involved. I love the colors you chose for geraniums.

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  24. Very pretty card. Love the overall look.
    Kristyn C.

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  25. The beautiful card reminds me of a broach my grandmothers wore. Geraniums are one of my very favorite flowers. For years we planted bright red ones in a black kettle we had in our front yard.

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  26. Absolutely exquisite with the gentle waves of that vintage ribbon and embossed gilt frame. I am transported to another era just admiring this lovely piece of art. Beautifully done.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  27. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous it is! Love the lace background and these colors together. Your stamping is beautiful! Stunning card, Shona!
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  28. I love the antique look. It's very pretty & elegant & could be used for any occasion.

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous! Great job. As to the age of the ribbon,I believe it is more than 10 years old. When my Mom passed away I took her beloved ribbon box and there was some of that ribbon in it. The year was 1996.

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  30. Another stunning card! Love that gold behind the flowers.

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  31. Not only is your card beautiful and elegant but I love how you use so many techniques, that is something I just don't do and admire people that can.

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  32. Hi Shona,Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and becoming a follower. I just joined as your newest follower after enjoying this beautiful creation. Oh yes indeed I do remember that ribbon. Had some on a blouse I used to wear. It's lovely on this card, lucky you to get it! I appreciated your explanation of how you created the image too. It's lovely to meet another "SnS" fan...I'm getting so many emails from folks who have met Margaret & understand exactly what I was trying to convey about my visit to her store. I'm off now to enjoy some of your other lovely posts. TFS & Hugs

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  33. Love, love, love all that golden embossing! And the ruffle is perfect! Such a gorgeous creation!

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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!