Friday, January 31, 2014


Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's February 1st Reveal.  This month we are introducing three new sets. One of these sets is Spunky and Rocco, they're having a good laugh with each other - a great little friendship set!  With the awful frigid weather we've all been experiencing lately, I was thinking "warm and fuzzy", so chose to highlight this cute set for the reveal.  I struggled for a while with how I would stage these two fun critters, then last week, walking around Michaels, I happened upon a wooden shaped heart. The cogs started rolling and although it turned out much different than what I had first envisioned - the general idea remained! 

Here are the three sets being revealed this month:

Spunky and Rocco #526

Spunky and Bug #523

All you have to do in order to have a chance at winning one of these sets (along with a glitter and embossing powder of your choice) is to comment on each of the design members' blogs. Three winners will be selected by during the Designers Mystery party. We don't know who the three Mystery Designers are, so you should comment on them all to increase your chances of winning! Here is a list of the designers:
Cristina Ojeda
April Williams
Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Donna Ellis
Shona Erlenborn (you are here)
Eret Pank
Mayra Duran-Hernandez
Marie Berquist
Jazzy Jill (for the technique video)

Each of the three stamp sets are available at 20% off.
Promotion valid through February 3. 
You may also phone the SNS Shoppe to place your orders.

So there you have it, all the details on how to win one of these fun sets and some glitter and embossing powder to go with it. Now back to Valentine Decorations!

To start, I made my fuzzy characters!  I took a piece of white card and covered it with Snow White flocking. Using the Coloring with Copics technique, I colored Rocco and Spunky. I love this technique, because it means you can have flocking in whatever color you need! 

See how fuzzy they are?  I did stamp their faces twice and popped them up for a little more dimension. Copics used were: E33, E35, E37, C5, W5, R21 and R17.

For the background, I took the wooden heart and covered it with Versamark and then heat embossed with Cappuccino Star (one of the Tuscany collection embossing powders). It looked natural, but with a nice sparkly finish.

If you are a follower of my blog, you'll know that I've recently been using a few of the new chipboard words, that SNS is now carrying. My project today uses three of the words from the Words of Love set. "Love" and "Laugh" were heat embossed with Tuscan Star, as was the little silver heart brad. "Friends" was embossed with Pebbled Copper. I applied some Mega Tack Glue to the back of the words and set them aside to dry.

I don't know why, but I felt that my decoration needed a tail! So I heat embossed the five bottle caps with the same rustic powders that I had used on the heart and words. I punched a whole in the middle of each of them and threaded the jute string through them tying a knot at inch intervals, so they wouldn't slide down the tail.

Love the colors it created on the caps, when the powders melted in to one another!

I traced the shape of the heart onto black cardstock and cut it out. The tail was attached to the back of the heart as was the heart brad, before attaching the backing to the heart (I used the Mega Tacky Glue again for this). 

A hole was punched for the knotted string handle to go through. I attached the glued words and Spunky and Rocco were added with dimensionals. My project was complete!

I think I covered everything, but if you need more details you can check them out in my SNS Art Gallery, right here.

Hope you've enjoyed my part of the reveal today. After you leave me a comment, go check out the other designers to see what they have in store for you from these three fun sets, and for more chances to win!  Good luck!

Till next time!




  1. This is so cool. Love how you colored on the flock - I'll definitely have to try that.

  2. What a great project !!!! I love this , super cool !!! And the colors are so pretty !!


  3. What a fantastic idea, loving the colors you used for this.


  4. LOVE your friendship decoration - maybe this is you and me. Of course, I'm the stinky one. Everything looks so metallic, especially with the colors chosen for your heart and chipboard. And the punched out flowers (or star bursts?) behind - fabulous. Right down to that tiny heart. The embossed bottle caps look great. Are those from all the beer you drank while creating this masterpiece? If so, you are shy 7. Didn't you say it took 2 six-packs to get thru it all? LOL are you going to delete my comment? LOL REALLY a great gift, and the touch of softness in the flocking is perfect (soft, like my head) xoxoxoxox

  5. Awesome technique Shona I just love Rocky and Spunky.....I am going to have to try that flocking color technique soon. Also luv what you did with the bottle caps. Great card.

  6. Shona, what a cute idea!! I just love your beautiful and sparkle!


  7. The wood background is perfect for these furry friends. The decoration would make a great welcome sign. It let's visitors know they are special and will have fun here.

  8. What a neat project! It is so cute. Love it!

  9. Arent they darling. It just makes you want to laugh with them... Thanks for the inspiration I have been trying to figure out what project to make and I think I have a great idea now. Thanks

  10. Yeah, finally someone used the cute little animal pals! Thank you! I love Spunky skunk & you made Rocco cute also.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

  11. I loved the heat embossed heart shape and the chipboard lettets a lot ! The critters look so adorable and wonderful idea to use bottle caps for hanging !

  12. What a neat project! I love this beautiful project. The embossing powders work so well together. This would be a great project basis for a wind chime.

  13. too cute, I love your idea. thanks!

  14. What a great project!! Rocco and Spunky look awesome!!! This is such a wonderful decoration! I am going to have to give this a try!! TFS!~

  15. you always come up with a cool twist on things and this is no exception - what a fun project.

  16. Love the project! Great colors. Interesting decoration.

  17. Everyone of the design team has something different but you truly went outside the box with this project. What an extraordinary gift for a friend. Love it.

  18. This is incredibly cute! What creative thinking to put all these elements together. The colors are wonderful. The tail with the embossed (love those colors!) bottle caps adds finesse. Wonderful project!

  19. Shona this is such a cute wall hanging. Love the string of bottle tops.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  20. Oh Shona, once again you amaze me with your creativity! I love the embossing powder on the caps and using the flocking for the fur is brilliant! Love this project!

  21. VERY cute project! I love the coloring on flock and their little heads popped up. I have been saving bottle caps for a project - thanks for showing me that I can heat emboss them!

  22. What a great project Shona I love it!!!very nice the bottle caps on your project!! Great to give or receive for Valentyn, isn't it!!??


  23. Hi Shona, just saw these new sets on the email from SnS. Got to enjoy the lovely mermaid lady over at DE's blog, and now seeing the oh-so-cute pals here at your blog. This is so adorable, and I got some good tips from this post. Never had thought about covering the flocking with copics (have done it over ritz glitter). Also never thought about embossing soda caps. Loved all the glitzy letters too. Great job with this set. TFS, Hugs & hope your weather is not dreadful this afternoon. We have some pretty sunshine, expecting rain, and if one is out of the wind, it's quite pleasant in the sun.

  24. This is so cool! I love the texture it has. I had NO IDEA I could color flocking powder. I suppose, duh, but it never occurred to me. I'm really excited to know I can have any color fuzzy critter I like :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty


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