Friday, January 31, 2014

SNS February 1 New Reveal



Welcome to the February Sparkle N Sprinkle New Reveal.

This month we are featuring three fun new stamp sets by artists Michelle Perkett and Beccy Muir.
Mermaid Kisses #529

Spunky and Bug #523
Spunky and Rocco #526



















You have three chances to win one of these new rubber stamp sets in our February New Reveal Contest and four more chances with the SNS Creative Challenge where the monthly theme is always "Anything Goes with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking."  The Mermaid Kisses  stamp set is available on line or is included in Jazzy Jill's Technique Video for the month.  Each of the three stamp sets are available in the SNS Shoppe at 20% off until February 3.  The Three Winners (one for each new stamp set) will be selected by Random.org during the Designers Mystery Party.  Winners will also be able to choose one glitter and one Embossing Powder to go with their new stamp set.

How the Mystery Party works:

On Three of the participating blogs below, a Commenter will be selected to receive the prize
No one knows who the three Mystery Designers are, so you may wish to visit each blog to leave a comment.

The winners will be announced on February 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs.


Now for details about my card.

I choose the Mermaid Kisses stamp set for my project.  I started out by stamping my image twice so I could cut out the Mermaid and pop dot her tail.  The image is colored with Copic markers and fussy cut.  I added Bubble Gum glitter to streaks in her hair as well as to the flower centers.  Waterfall glitter was used for the water.


In order to create the background, I started out with a piece of watercolor paper and applied Distress Stains (Salty Ocean, Bundled Sage) to the background, spritzing with a little water as I went along.  Next, I created a mat by using the negative portion of a piece of paper that I die cut a scalloped oval from.  Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky) were then blended into the Distress Stains to create a "frame".  The sun is an MFT die and I heat embossed it with Orange Marmalade embossing powder.  Love that two-tone color.  The waves are from the Big Splash Border die by Memory Box.


The sentiment was heat embossed using Tangy Tangerine embossing powder onto a piece of vellum die cut from a Spellbinders tag die (Ribbon Tag Trio) and I threaded ribbon through it.  The distress glitter technique (add Brushable glue to the edges with a brush or sponge dauber and cover with glitter) was used on the layer behind the focal point and the distressed embossing technique (add VersaMark to the edges with a sponge dauber, cover with embossing powder and heat set) was used around the card base.  I also adhered some 1/2" Tear-ific tape behind the sentiment and covered it with Waterfall glitter.  You can check out my SNS Art Gallery page for more details.

Here's the list of participating blogs:


Don't forget to leave a comment with each of us for your chance to win!

29 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is adorable! Love the glitter streaks to the mermaid's hair! So cool! Love your colors and the swirly border at the base of the card is awesome!

Donna Ellis said...

How Lovely, Anne! Your colors are so striking - beautiful shading in your background and on your mermaid - a wonderful card (thanks for using the new orange EP!) hugs, de

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Beautiful card , and beautiful colors !!! I love the mermaid image and the way you colored her !!! Beautiful design !!

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Vintage Pink 39 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The colors are perfect and all the details, so pretty.

Wanda Knott said...

Beautiful card Anne bright and bold Im just luving this stamp set

Winterseve said...

Unbelievable! I love your color scheme... So vibrant and fun! Your background with water paper tops it off! Amazing project!

Carmen Raddatz said...

I really like the layers and the cutouts. You did so much with this set.

jimlynn said...

Anne, this is simply breath taking beautiful!!!!!!!!!! So gorgeous and it shines! Love it!!!
Lynn

Belinda said...

Anne, beautiful card!! I just love your beautiful colors and pretty design!

hugs
Belinda

April said...

What a bright and beautiful card! Love it!

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card! Fun and vibrant! Love it!
Lena
xxx

Carmen M. said...

This is wonderful. Thank you for the details on how you did that background it is awesome. Love the bit of glitter in her hair that is one of my fav things to do too.

Linda Gibb said...

Fantastic Card! Thanks for naming all the diff. companies you used their products. That's a BIG help. That is one sweet Mermaid you created & I just love your waves. Thanks for the ideas.

rachel said...

fab new images anne and love what you did with the mermaid. gorgeous. have a fab day x

Tammy said...

Such a pretty background for the gorgeous mermaid! Love the color combo and wonderful die cut. Fabulous card Anne!

Roey said...

a little bit of everything, very colorful. thanks for sharing!

barbara macaskill said...

STUNNING! I love the background!! Such a cool effect!! TFS!

Brenda said...

amazing colors and you're coloring skills are fabulous! Love the blue glittery rock and all the rest too :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Anne, Stunning! Love all your layers and your colors work so beautiful together. Sparkles everywhere and it is beautiful. The new releases are so much fun! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Pat

Roseanna C said...

So pretty, love the background
thanks for the inspiration

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I am in love with this card!! What a beautiful mermaid!! I love how you colored her!! All of the glitter looks amazing!! This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

Great job with the markers! Love your choice of colors.

Pamela Selinski said...

Love the colors that you chose and the glitter streaks in the mermaids hair make it feel like she just climbed out of the water. Awesome

Frann said...

Fantastic colors and coloring and wonderful use of glitter and embossing powder.

Lori Kobular said...

This is just beautiful!! I love the Mermaid with all her dazzling sparkles! Great Job Anne!!

nwilliams6 said...

This image is beautiful Anne! Your coloring is great and all the sparkles and great contrasting colors are wonderful! Love this little treasure!!! Hugz!

Gina Howe said...

I love the colors! I also like that you used so many techniques. Gorgeous!

MaryH said...

Awesome. I had enjoyed Donna's pretty mermaid earlier today, and this evening had a chance to enjoy your version with the more vivid coloring! I loved the way you colored the mermaid, and very interesting reading as to how you created that awesome background. Great use of the MB die as well, and super use of the negative diecut. TFS such an outstandingly beautiful card, with some marvelous glitter colors. Hugs

Eret said...

This is amazing, Anne! Your Mermaid is colored so beautifully. Love everything you did on this card. All the glitter and pretty layers are stunning. Love the light blue vellum and bright orange sentiment on it. Fabulous card, Anne!
Hugs,
Eret