Monday, March 31, 2014

SPARKLE N SPRINKLE'S APRIL 1ST REVEAL

Hello there, and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle April 1st Reveal. This month we have 5 new stamp sets being introduced. These five sets are 20% off their regular price until April 3rd. The April Showers stamp set is available on cling mounted rubber, as a digital image and is also included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.

For my reveal card this month I incorporated three of the five stamp sets and a sentiment from one of last month's sets (see if you can catch all four?). Here it is:




Here are the five new sets this month:


April Showers #555P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Ellie the Elephant #553P7


Diamond Medallion #530P7
*NEW* also available as digital image here.
Flamingo Bay #512P6
*NEW* also available as digital image here.


Crackle Background #609P5



On April 3rd, five winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers' blogs listed below.  Each winner will receive a new stamp set, and their choice of one embossing powder and glitter to go along with their new set.

The winners of the blog hop will be announced on April 3rd on Facebook, the SNS Blog and on our blogs:


Anne Temple
Anita Scroggins
Steff Munnings - new designer!
Donna Ellis




Ok, so now that you know all the ways you can win all these fabulous prizes, let's get back to business! That's Ellie the Elephant business, who is happily taking her first Spring bath in Flamingo Lake!


After stamping the flamingo scene with Black StazOn on watercolor paper and coloring with watercolor crayons and aqua brush, I added Bubble Gum and Sparkling Snow glitters to the flamingos, lilies and butterflies. 

I stamped the new Crackle Background in Angel Pink ink on pink cardstock and then stamped Ellie over the top in Versamark and heat embossed her in Raspberry Tart. I added Dimensional Glue with Bubblegum glitter nail polish for her toes! A girl's got to look good taking a bath!

I stuck a piece of 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to white cardstock and cut out the flourish using a die cut. I removed the protective backing and added Waterfall glitter to the sticky tape to make my "water spray". 


"Spring has Sprung" from Springtime Spunky was stamped in Versamark on a scrap of the crackled pink cardstock and heat embossed with Black Detail, It was then cut out with a window punch and attached with dimensionals.



I then edged the base card with Versamark and heat embossed with the Raspberry Tart again, to finish off the bling. You'll find complete directions in the Art Gallery right here, if needed.

So that's all for today. Remember that the new  SNS Creative Challenge also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges. This month, if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image in your Challenge project, not only will you become a Featured Artist, but your name will be entered in a separate drawing for 3 Ultra Fine Glitters and/or Embossing Powders. I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.

I'd like to enter this card in the Pumpkin Spice Challenge: Challenge No. 65 Elephants

I'll be back with some of my other reveal set creations over the next couple of weeks. 

Hugs,

Shona

43 comments:

  1. Ellie either thinks she is part flamingo, or she just wants to play and provide a pretty water feature for her feathered friends to enjoy. Shona, this is a darling card - so unexpectedly cute and humorous, yet OH SO PRETTY! Lovely colors and lots of pretty sparklies! Thanks for a wonderful card, photos, and write up! xo

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  2. This is fantastic !!! I love the scene, the colors that adorable elephant !! Perfect !!

    Hugs,
    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. You did an amazing job combining all these images. Great card Shona!

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  4. What a clever way you used the sets! This is so sparkly and cute!

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  5. Your card is very cute! I love the way that you combined the sets & used lots of glitter & sparkle! Beautiful!

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  6. This is delightful. I love that glitter "water" flourish. Very creative and well done.

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  7. Shona, this is just to cute!!! I just love your use of different stamp sets and the colors are perfect!!

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  8. I like the 3D effect..nice touch!

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  9. This is sooo CUTE! Awesome idea combining different stamp sets and I love how you have Ellie spraying water :-0 LOVE IT.
    Hugs, Steff

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  10. Love the pink elephant to match the flamingos. You worked the two sets together very well. I'm sure the flamingos are happy that he is keeping them sprinkled with water. :-) Great card/

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  11. Love that your elephant is having so much fun!! Sweet card. Glad to see another entry in the Pumpkin Spice challenge.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  12. Your card couldn't be more adorable. It is so cute, Shona. Love how you combined all these stamps. Your card makes me smile. Thank you, Shona. I needed that.
    Hugs,
    Eret

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  13. This is so Adorable...I loved the pond scene.Glitter florish is Wow !!

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  14. oh my word how cute is this? I love how you incorporated the elephant into the scene.

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  15. SUPER CUTE card!!!
    LOVE the flamingo scene and LOVE the elephant with the sparkly flourish - WOW - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your sparkly crafty inspiration :)

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  16. cute combination of the sets and techniques:)

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  17. What a totally cute card. Great way to combine the stamp sets. Love your touches of glitter, especially Ellie's water spray.

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  18. Love how you combined the sets! Awesome card - love that sweet elephant!

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  19. Like how you combined two sets to make your card. Really cute!

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  20. Your card is so adorable! What a great way to use two major features in the new sets. I am particularly fond of the fun loving pink elephant. Great job!

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  21. The pink elephant steals the show. Your choice of color makes me think that this stamp would be great for baby shower cards as well. Great job!

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  22. The water spray is marvelous, and the elephant is so cute with her "crackled" appearance and nail polish! Thanks for sharing your amazing creative talent.

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  23. I love the water spray, how different.

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  24. Interesting and cute combination of sets. I don't know about pink elephants, but Ellie must be the "ugly duckling" of the flamingo set.

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  25. Pink Elephants, hmmm? Absolutely adorable card, Shona. Especially the pink toenails!! love that you used two of the new stamp sets, and all that glitter. Great job.

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  26. Awe-so cute! I like the way you used the flourish to make the spray.

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  27. Love this, Shona! Especially love the water spurting from the cute little elephant!

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  28. great job love how you mix the two stamp sets
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  29. Luv the way you combined the stamp sets luv the pink elephant I will have to make one for my daughter Metta who luvs pink.

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  30. Clever card putting together two card sets. Love all the pink that used for your card.

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  31. Wow, you sure managed to get all these delightful images onto this fantastic card in such innovative ways. Love Ellie & her water spray. Her crackled pink is so effective. Liked the sparkle & shine on the flamingoes and the glitter round the whole scene really draws the eye inward. Love this set, and will have to go watch the video. TFS & Hugs.

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  32. Loved the elephant with the flamingos. Loved the glitter.

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  33. Ohhhh, I see a pink elephant! I really like how you merged the 2 sets together. So very cute!

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  34. Cute way to combine the elephant that I love and the flamingos. Very clever.

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  35. Cute card. I like that you outlined "Ellie" in pink glitter and the flamingos are fabulous

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  36. Okay, I guess I need to buy the stamps. Thanks for the idea of two different stamps in one card. I am just not that creative to think it up; great idea!

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  37. Cute, pretty, colorful and, of course, sparkly. Love the flourish you used for Ellie to spray the water.

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  38. This is just such a stunning little scene you have crafted here. I just love how you have merged the two images and your colouring and design is superb.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  39. Fabulous work.Love the glittering part. Images are very cute.

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  40. Great card, love the water coming out of the elephants trunk!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  41. Your card is too cute. Love the elephant playing with her water.

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