Monday, November 30, 2015

Cherry Blossoms


 Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 Dec 1 Blog Hop!

This month the Designers were given a Surprise Package full of products found at the SNS Shoppe and were asked to create projects with these products.  So sit back, enjoy the Hop and get ready to have those creative juices flowing!


On Dec 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at the SNS Shoppe.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Anne (you are here)
Shona
Jess
Belinda
Marie
Eret
Irit

(*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 would also like to thank all the Guest Designers who joined us this year: DianeAshleyAniChrisIrit, and Jess.  It was a pleasure having each of you on the team as Guest Designers!

We hope you enjoy the Surprise 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????


The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.


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!



Now a little about my project.



Some of the items I received in my Surprise package were the Dreamweaver Cherry Blossom stencil, Clear Embossable Acetate, Mon Ami Gabby flat backed Pearl Mesh, Want 2 Scrap chipboard and self adhesive bling, plus a few other things as well.

I knew I wanted to incorporate acetate and the stencil, so I set out to experiment on a couple of things.  First off, the embossing paste I had was white and I wanted pink.  So I added a little Nuance powder (Scarlet and a small bit of Turquoise) to the white and mixed it together on my craft mat.  The Nuance colored the paste beautifully.  I also wasn't sure how the paste would look on the clear acetate since you can see both sides.  As you see in the photo below, it looks good.  The darker spots on the flowers are where the powders were still concentrated in certain areas.  If you don't like these concentrated areas, spend a little more time combining the Nuance powders into the embossing paste.  Once the embossing paste was dry, I added some Mon Ami Gabby flat backed pearls to the centers with a dab of Brushable glue.

inside
The acetate was framed using a Simon Says Stamp die (Stitched Rectangles) and then some Mon Ami Gabby pull ribbon was adhered along the edges.  I also added a thin line of glue around the frame's outside edge using a Sakura glue pen and covering it with Sparkling Snow glitter.  The sentiment is another die from Taylored Expressions that I die cut from fun foam and added more Sparkling Snow glitter to the letters.

The card base was created from watercolor paper so that I could watercolor the inside panel of the card.  I used Nuance powders (Turquoise) to create my sky background.  The birch trees are a die from Taylored Expressions and I highlighted certain areas of the trunks with a Sakura glue pen and Sparkling Snow glitter.

I'm first on the blog hop today, so your next stop is Shona.  Be sure to visit each of the Designers for your chance to win the $20 gift certificate to the SNS Shoppe.


32 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such an awesome card Anne! Love the idea of the colored embossing paste on the acetate!

Jessica Kaiser said...

I love this Anne! I want to use this technique to make a shaker card! :) So fun! Great job!

KingBobFishMonkey said...

Love it!! Love how dimensional the card is with the flowers separated from the trees! Great job!!!

Bernadette Sabia said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love the way you colored the past and added in the pearls. Using the acetate was great, look forward to making this

Bernadette Sabia said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love the way you colored the past and added in the pearls. Using the acetate was great, look forward to making this

sara denyer said...

What neat card! Love the layers!

Belinda said...

Anne, this is just beautiful!! Love how you used the Nuance Powder to color a your paste, a pretty shade of pink that goes just perfect with your beautiful background!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOWZA! I just love this gorgeous card. The Flowers on the acetate- gorgeous! Would make a fab Oriental themed card as well. Love the frame as well. This is a stunner : )

d1_dawn said...

How sweet!

Jodie Stoddard said...

Just beautiful

Heather said...

Just a beautiful card! Love it.

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous design and loving the pink blossom.
Hugs
Linda xxx

namabear said...

Luv it all ready for spring Im with you

Mary Holshouser said...

this is beautiful.
There is so much depth to the design.
The colors are great - welcome relief from red and green.
thanks for sharing.

NanaConnie said...

Incredible, Anne, absolutely stunning!

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Anne!! I love the blossoms!! The colors are so beautiful!! I love everything about this!! It's gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

April said...

This is so sparkly and lovely! I love the frame too!

AuntDi said...

This is a creative card. Love it!

rachel said...

this is sooo pretty Anne - really gorgeous - love it! Hugs rachel x

jimlynn said...

So unique and beautiful Anne. Love the cherry blossoms and that background is perfect for them. Very creative way to do the ribbon on here too. A fabulous card.
Lynn

Lori Kobular said...

What a beautiful scene you have created on your card! I am in love with the cherry blossoms and I really love the look of birch trees! They are one of my favorite trees, but for some reason I can never get them to live for long!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful card! It reminds me of the Cherry Festival that we go to in DC every year!

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Dawn Lancaster said...

Stunning card Anne! I love it inside & out!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is one gorgeous card and love the colors.

Jean Bullock said...

this turned out so well. Great idea! I love it.

Donna Ellis said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I would never have thought of using a stencil on the acetate! How clever of you! I like that you mixed your color to create pink embossing paste. I suppose you could use the Emb Paste or you could carefully apply VM and use EP since it is heatable acetate. GORGEOUS - can you tell I love what you did, Anne? Thanks for sharing the technique, and teaching how you did this! What a fun package to receive! hugs, de

Brianna Walter said...

I love this!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning card. Love the sparkle on your flowers. TFS

Gina Howe said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love how you incorporated all of the items that you were sent. Excellent utilization!

Cheryl B said...

love the cherry blossoms!

Kara Stainbrook said...

This is beyond gorgeousness, Anne! More like stunning.

Kelli G said...

I've been needing some inspiration on window cards that are not shakers. This is gorgeous!