Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Hi there and welcome "back" to my March 1st Sparkle N Sprinkle Reveal. I managed to completely lose my entire post this afternoon after it had been commented on! So I've sat here this evening and tried to remember everything I said in the first run!!

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
 March Reveal Blog Hop!


There are FOUR new rubber stamp sets being released this month, plus a new Digi Papers set, and a Digi Only Bundle set full of lots of extras.   

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 blogwhich 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!)

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

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????

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

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.

I attached the fence to the base of the frame before turning the frame over and placing it down on top of the flower panel. Black Suede Velvet Glitter was then applied to the sticky areas of the border.

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,




  1. Hi, Shona! Your vibrant watercolors look fantastic against the pretty silhouette stamp! Your wrought iron-enclosed garden is lovely, and the products you've added to distress, shimmer, and bring it all to life are incredible! Turns out I used the same stamp, but looks nothing like your amazing creation! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial! I always learn so much from you! hugs, de

  2. Wow! What a beautiful burst of spring beauty and color !! That little wire fence is absolutely charming but your flower garden really pops most of all ! Fabulous card and tutorial Shona !

  3. The fence is amazing, your colors are fabulous, and I love your butterflies! I like the glitter along the edge of the frame too. As always, your creations are incredible and so much fun. LOVE this!

  4. SO pretty! I love all the little details you added to the flowers and that fence is gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous!! I love the vivid colors and all the step by step photos. What a cute idea to have a fence in front, like a real flower garden.

  6. Beautiful !! The cast iron fence completes the garden look :)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details.
    Valerija xx

  8. WOW this is just gorgeous! Love the flowers & butterflies but that fencing is amazing! Fabulous information and inspiration ... thanks!

  9. Hi Shona! How fun is this card! Love the colors, the fence, everything about it!

  10. How frustrating for you, Shona! Your posts are always packed with tutorials and photos. XOXO

  11. Sorry to hear you lost your information. But I do love the card you made with that set. Lovely colors and embossing.

  12. Sorry to hear about your technical problems ... computers are great while things work like the should!
    LOVE your card, the flowers are so CUTE & CHEERY, framed perfectly and such a clever design with the fence too! Thank You for sharing :)

  13. Beautiful! So bright and cheery too. Great job!

  14. Great card love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  15. Awesome card I luv the nuance water color flowers the added butterflies are just way cool but I really luv the wrought iron fence just a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing

  16. You have fabulous creative skills, love what you did to the flowers and your own colours, then the fence is fabulous and the fluttering butterflies are beautiful, LOVE it ALL.

  17. While I'm sad the original post was lost, I'm grateful to you that it is reposted, because I revisit your blog for the tutorials! Congrats on your recent win at the Classic DT Challenge! xo

  18. Love the beautiful scene and coloring is fab. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  19. Shona, your card is so lovely and the fence is the perfect accent to the flowers. Thanks for the tutoral, its very thorough.

  20. Great pop of color with the watercolors. Thanks for the tip of using the Nuvo mousse to make a wrought iron look. Love it!

  21. How gorgeous it is! Love the look of this shimmering frame and black glitter. Your coloring of the image is stunning as well. Fantastic card, Shona!

  22. Shona, this is so very beautiful and what a fun and creative technique, like I always tell you, I learn something every time I visit you!! Fabulous card!!

  23. Love the contrast of the bright colors in the flower garden and the metallic look of the fence!

  24. Such pretty colors and I like the fence and butterflies.

  25. Bummer on losing your post. I hope you still had all these glorious pictures so that you could regrab and insert into your post. This is a delightful floral image, and in your hands, with these fab products, it's amazingly beautiful. Love the way you've made your w/c with the nuance powders (did it with brushos, not tried with the Nuance ones yet). Also great idea with the Nuvo mousse too.The fence looks quite spectacular. Some really pretty colors with the Jewel drop centers, and gosh, that die border is just gorgeous. Will have to check out the St. Pat's digi too. TFS such a lovely card, and all the fab pictures too. Hugs

  26. What a lovely Spring card!!! Your flower stamps is so pretty , the colours are so alive and the fence is realistic and very special!! I love it!!
    Have fun!!

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