Monday, April 1, 2013

SNS Creative Challenge


We want you to use a digi in this month's Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.   Now you can use any digi image you wish, but if you use a Sparkle N Sprinkle digi image from either artist (Michelle Perkett or Beccy Muir), you will receive a free Michelle Perkett digi just for entering.  Pretty cool, huh and a great way to build up your digi collection.

I've used Michelle Perkett's Serena, Just Breathe Mermaid.  Her skin and hair are colored with Copic markers and her tail is covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Eggplant and Flaming Orange glitters.  The flowers are covered with Sparkle N Soft Mimosa and the leaves have Luau Green velvet glitter on them.

The image is die cut using a Spellbinders nesting die, as is the coffee filter behind her.  Using the Coffee Filter/Embossing Powder technique was a really fun way to add texture and shine to this project.  In person, it looks like colored wax paper and is quite easy to do and work with.  (The tutorial shows how to create flowers with this technique, but I wanted it to look like part of my underwater scene.)  I've used Cerulean, Concord, and Amethyst Spray embossing powders.

The panel behind the coffee filter layer was created with the Debossed embossing technique.  (Ink up your folder with VersaMark, run it through your die cut machine, then add embossing powder and heat set.  The debossed areas from the folder will now be embossed with embossing powder.) Amethyst Spray was used here.  The sea shells and anchor are dies from MFT and I've also added a touch of Cloud Nine velvet glitter to them for a touch of sparkle.

You have the entire month of April to play along with us and you know you have a digi (or two) sitting around.  So go ahead and enter - you can win some fantastic products from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Link your digi creation at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges blog.





15 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely fabulous Anne! Gorgeous image and the glittered fins are fantastic! Love your card!

April said...

Oh what a sparkly mermaid, Anne! Great job!

jimlynn said...

Anne, this is knock dead gorgeous!!!! Love the coffee filter technique you used too. GORGEOUS card!
Lynn

Shona Erlenborn said...

She's stunning Anne and I love the coffee filter background with all your coordinated embellishments. Great card.

rachel said...

just love this image Anne and your card is fabulous! Big Hugs xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Anne this is amazing! I love all the gorgeous colours and textures.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Gita said...

This looks great. Love the glitter added to her tail and the embossed background.

Brenda said...

Stunning!!! Love the colors and all that bling is just fabulous!!! Great embossing folder for the background too.... lots of great elements.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I like the sweet mermaid image the colours and the sea shells.
Kevin xx

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Anne...this is such a spectacular mermaid...WOW!!!! I just love all the sparkle you added and the shells and netting are the perfect details!!!!

Donna Ellis said...

How awesome, Anne! Love that upward swoop with Serena and the layers, and the amazing colors - in the digi image as well as the layer panels. A beautiful card!

Eret said...

Anne, your card is stunning! I love the underwater scene and all the techniques you used. It's amazing! And the glittering Mermaid - fabulous. Love it!
Hugs
Eret

Patricia St Martin said...

Gorgeous Anne!!! All the sparkle is awesome. It almost looks like she is coming out of a shell. Love the shares blues and purples.
Hugs, Pat

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- this is a stunner! The scene is amazing- love all of the details!!!

Gerlinde said...

Love the colors on the mermaid and the details on the card are amazing! Beautiful card!