Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beautiful Geraniums



Welcome to the December Reveal from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This month we're debuting a new stamp set, Geraniums, by artist Beccy Muir with five chances to win it.  The first way is in our "Beautiful Geraniums" Release Contest.  To win, come to our Mystery Designer Party!   You have three more chances to win when you play in the SNS Creative Challenge.  The theme is always Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.  The rules/guidelines have been made even easier, there are more chances to win, and I've taken over the duties of handling the challenges.  {If that's not incentive enough to come play, I don't know what is :-).}

This set is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video of the Month Kit Club and is also available online.  You can purchase it for 20% off as part of the December specials, but this is only good until Dec 3 and you'll need use a credit card.  Just use the code DEC20 in the comments section when checking out.


How the Mystery Party works:

On one of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize, which consists of the stamp set, an embossing powder, and one glitter.  No one knows who the Mystery Designer is, so you'll want to visit each of us and leave a comment.  The winner will be announced on Dec 3 on the SNS Blog, Facebook, and on our blogs.  (If any of the links don't work for some reason, go to the SNS Blog. 

Anne Temple (that's me)





Now a bit about how I created my card.  To start off, I decided to use the Ombre technique with alcohol inks.  The ombre technique is basically the same, no matter which medium you use.  You choose a light, medium, and dark shade of the same color and blend them together.  In my case, I used Copic refills and a felt blending pad on glossy cardstock.  You want to make sure that the lines between the colors are blended together so you don't have any hard lines.


Next, I stamped the image and sentiment with Archival ink (Coffee) and used a Sakura glue pen to outline the petals and flowers.  Luau Green velvet glitter was then added to the leaves and Cyclamen glitter was added to the petals.

The lattice behind the focal point is die cut from a SNS Super Adhesive Sheet and also covered with Cyclamen glitter.  To create the outer border, I adhered 1/4" Tear-ific tape to the edge, covered it with Cyclamen glitter and then added 1/8" Tear-ific tape down the center of the 1/4" tape and covered it with Luau Green.  Finishing touches include seam binding ribbon died with Distress Stain, a paper rosette, and paper floss.  You can also check out my SNS Art Gallery for more detailed instructions for this card.

Head on over to see the beautiful layout Belinda has created for you; you won't be disappointed.  Don't forget to leave each of us a comment for your chance to win this set and/or participate in the SNS Creative Challenge.  A new challenge begins on the first of each month.



28 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Such a great card, Anne! Love that pretty gradation of color in the background. Hope you have a good trip with your son! hugs, de

Brenda said...

Love how you glittered up the background - nice job.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Very pretty !! So many wonderful details to admire !

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Margaret Myers said...

Great color combinations.

Margaret

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love the outline take on this Anne. The trellis background and the ribbon are so pretty too.

jimlynn said...

I love these flowers AND you card! Such a beautiful image and really like your seam binding ribbon and bow. Sensational card with so much shine.
Lynn

April said...

Beautiful sparkle and I love the bow!

Carmen M. said...

love these flowers you have done a great job. Love the technique.

rachel said...

this looks gorgeous Anne - really fabulous xx

Jill Jacobsen said...

Thanks for sharing:)

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Anne! Love the ombre technique you used and great color combo!

kReN said...

I like that adhesive sheet background and the dimension it adds. The rumpled/heated ribbon looks wonderful and your coloring of the image is wonderful as well.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with me!

kReN@afourthlife.blogspot.com
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Lori Kobular said...

What a beautiful card Anne!! I love how you did the lattice and those geraniums are so pretty!! You do such amazing work!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Beautiful Anne. Love all the sparkle, so many things to look at. The trellis works really nice for the background, great colors and love the ribbon.
Hugs, Pat

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Anne, love the sentiment and the beautiful image.

Hugs
Linda xxx

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! Love that ribbon and the sparkle is delicious! TFS!

Ann w said...

Love the flowers. Lots to look at very creative.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Anne, I like the floral image, the colours and the design.
Kevin xx

Frann said...

An all around pretty card!

Jean Bullock said...

the outline technique is really effective. Great job.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

REally pretty card, Anne. Must try that ombre technique.

elf1023 said...

This card is very unusual, and very beautiful. Love the concept.

Tigerberry said...

Anne, I love that you used the Copic refills to blend on your background. I would not have thought to use the refills that way. I also like that you didn't fill in the petals on the flowers and leaves and just outlined them with glitter.

Janis said...

Love how you only lightly embellished the image and mostly let it shine with its own light amidst your lovely framing!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Eret said...

Very pretty card, Anne! Your ombre background for flowers is so beautiful. Such a gorgeous word!
Hugs,
Eret

Angela Ritter said...

Love your geranium coloring. The card is fantastic!

Ellen said...

This is so pretty Anne and your bow is scrumptious! Have a fantastic day!
Ellen

nwilliams6 said...

Such cool shading on the green Anne and that image is wonderful. With the sparkle, the pretty seam binding and the rosette, this is one great card! Love it! Hugz!