We are still experiencing lovely balmy temperatures, and although I know that doesn't mean that Winter is over, it definitely feels like Spring is around the corner. That's what made me choose to work with the Flower Silhouette Stamp Set 824.
Welcome to the ALL NEW
Sparkle N Sprinkle
Sparkle N Sprinkle
March Reveal Blog Hop!
NEW STORE - NEW BLOG - NEW PRODUCT LINES!
The sets are:
Flower Silhouettes - 824 (digi version - DIGI824BG)
Patriotic Girlfriends - 827 (digi version - DIGI827J)
Irish Blessings - St. Patrick's Day - 834 (digi version DIGI834B - includes additional images)
Bonnet Bouquet - 838 (digi version - DIGI838J)
DIGI3130FS - Blue Pansies Digi Bundle Pack (includes lots of images, decoupage sheets, sentiments, and papers)
DIGI4002FS - Digi Watercolor Papers: Blue
When you purchase the digital versions of any of the SNS rubber sets, you are getting lots of extras that are not available otherwise. These extras can include additional images, sentiments, digi papers, and/or decoupage sheets that not available with the rubber version.
Every new digi set purchased always includes the following:
~ black and white images
~ colored images
~ .jpeg format (white background)
~ .png format (transparent background)
~ a cut file to use with your electronic cutting machines!
You're definitely going to want both the rubber versions AND the digital versions of all our new releases.
The new sets are 20% off until March 3, 2017, so after the blog hop, hop on over to the NEW STORE and have fun shopping - be sure to check out the OTHER amazing new products as well! With names like TONIC and STAMPENDOUS and HOUSE MOUSE, you're sure to fill that cart up quickly!
SNS also has a brand new blog, which can be found here!
On March 3, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on all the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize (checked for compliance). The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS New Blog.
The Blog Hop Order this month is:
Shona (that's me!)
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We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do. Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????
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To begin with I stamped the garden scene on white cardstock in Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Detail.
I made my own little watercolor palette by putting some Nuance Powders in different wells in a little paint palette and adding a little water to each of the different colors. The flowers were then colored in with my home-made watercolors.
I then made watercolors by mixing a small amount of Nuvo Embellishment Mousses: Spring Green (for the grass) and Cornflower Blue (for the sky), adding a little water to them and then painting my grass and sky with a waterbrush.
My painting was set aside to dry while I worked on the fence. I had discovered that those Nuvo Embellishment Mousses look awesome atop black cardstock. One in particular, the Mother of Pearl, gives a very realistic likeness to wrought iron. I cut out the fence from black cardstock using the Spellbinders Wrought Iron die and then daubed on some of the Mother of Pearl Mousse. Pretty cool, right?
The border frame was done in the same way, using Spellbinders Art Nouveau Belle Epoque. I turned the border face down on a piece of protective backing from a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and then laid down 3/4" Tear-ific Tape around the edges.
The little orange butterfly was now hidden behind the fence, so I thought I'd free him and give him some pals. I stamped that portion of the image a few times in Black StazOn and then I colored the butterflies with the watercolors from my palette.
Once they were dried, they were fussy cut and placed around the image with a little mounting tape. The sentiment from the same set was stamped at the top of the garden in Versamark, after I swiped the area with the anti static bag first. It was heat embossed with Silver Detail. Nuvo Jewel Drops Limoncello, Orange Marmalade, Strawberry Coulis, Pale Periwinkle and Rosewater were then applied to the different flower centers to give a little more dimension.
and that finished off my card for today .....
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges #150: Add some metal
Crafting From the Heart #148: Anything Goes
HeARTful Stamping: Feb 26 to March 5
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge #61: Anything Goes
Hope you've enjoyed your visit today!
Your next stop on the hop is our very talented Diane, who has given this same image a completely different look. Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs to be eligible to win the Grand Prize.
Till next time,