Thursday, March 31, 2016

Soul Sisters



Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 April 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!


This month the Designers were asked to create projects with Want 2 Scrap chipboard products.  If you are able to visit any of the shows that SNS is participating in this year, you will notice they now have a larger booth.  Margaret and crew are sharing this new, larger space with Want 2 Scrap.  

We wanted to showcase various projects using both SNS products and W2S products together.  Hopefully, you'll see some new uses of these products that you may not have thought of before.  Chipboard can be used for more than scrapbook layouts or mini albums :-).  So sit back, enjoy the Hop and get ready to have those creative juices flowing!  

Be sure to visit the SNS Blog all month long for more projects and ideas that incorporate your favorite glitters, embossing powders, and more with the Want 2 Scrap chipboard.   

On April 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 on April 4, will receive a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at the SNS Shoppe.



The Blog Hop order this month is:
Anne (you are here)

(*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????


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 for a bit about my card.


I was playing around with the various Want 2 Scrap chipboard I had, trying out various combinations.  When I added the Soul Sisters chipboard quote on top of the Vintage Fancy Frame, I knew that's what I wanted to use.  The Soul Sister words are actually connected to each other, but I cut them apart with my scissors.

I like vibrant colors and in order to achieve that with chipboard, I first apply a layer of White embossing powder to all my pieces.  (You could also apply gesso or white paint, but then you have to wait for it to dry and make sure you get smooth.)  The white allows whatever color I decide to apply on top look like it's intended color, instead of a darker version.  For the frame, I added Tangy Tangerine embossing powder and the words were heat embossed with Caribbean.

The Wine Friends stamp was perfect for this project.  It's so easy to imagine that Gerty and Eunice (the names given to these girls by the artist who draws them) are soul sisters and best friends.  The girls are colored with Copic markers and a bit of Crystal Ice glitter was added to Gerty's pearls and eye wear and to Eunice's fingernail polish.  Glossy Accents was used on the wine glasses and on their reading glasses.



I also wanted this to be like one of those decorative frames you find when on vacation.  In order to achieve that, I added a piece clear acetate behind the frame to replicate a piece of glass.  Then I added dimensional foam to the backside of the frame so that the "photo" is lower than the frame itself.  You can see the reflection of the acetate in the photo on the right.

For the card base, I dry embossed the front panel with a Spellbinders embossing folder (Dainty Dots) and then added strips of 1/4" and 1/2" Tear-ific Tape in the center.  Crystal Ice glitter was added to the adhesive strips for a bit of bling.

Your next stop on the April New Reveal Blog Hop is Shona and I know she's had lots of fun playing with the Want 2 Scrap chipboard too.  Be sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog for you chance to win the $20 gift certificate to Sparkle N Sprinkle.


26 comments:

Jessica Kaiser said...

I love this! Such a cute idea!!!!

Our Sparkle Adventure said...

Love what you do!

Denise Bryant said...

Too cute... fun card!

Belinda said...

Fun Fun card!!

sara denyer said...

Fun! Love your color combo!

Lena's Creations said...

Super cute and fun. Love it!
Hugs,
Lena

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

This is wonderful! I love the colors too :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Such a fun and sweet card, Anne! The framed image is a knockout!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great idea Anne! Love the Soul Sister frame - the tangerine frame pops! Great coloring on the girls and awesome to put them behind glass! Fun, fun, fun!

Eret said...

It's very clever to use white EP on chipboard as a base layer. Why didn't I think of that. Thanks for a tip. I'm smarter again :) Love the orange frame and light blue sentiment on top. Your card is striking!

Diane said...

Anne, I love, love this!! What a fun and creative idea....it made me smile as soon as I saw it...fabulous!!

Linda Simpson said...

I love this image, it sure put a smile on my face. Love the frame too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Ellis said...

This has GOT to be a photo of the 2 of us, Anne! LOL If a cyber photo could be taken, that is. WONDERFUL colors - fantastic shading with your colors, and a fun, uplifting card! Your use of color is really eye catching and makes me laugh - well.... probably the whole thing makes me laugh.... mostly because I know it is our portrait LOL -- BTW, are you feeling guilty? LOL I'll just say the G word for now on. LOL Hope this makes you chuckle and smile as the new day greets you. xo

NanaConnie said...

I dearly love those two old ladies, Anne, and your coloring is fantastic! Nice work with the frame and sentiment pieces.

Donna said...

Stunning and fun all in one Anne, love the dimension and especially the glasses!

Doodlebopgirl said...

I do like the image.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely fabulous, Anne!! I love the frame you created!! How creative to add the plastic!! The soul sisters are too darn cute!! All of the color and sparkle you added is perfect!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

AuntDi said...

Great card! I love the decorative frame look. The Wine Friends are perfect!

April said...

Cute card and great coloring!

Lori Kobular said...

Such a fun and beautiful card! I love the scroll script on the Soul Sisters and it looks so pretty on the frame!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Cute card. Love the frame and the sentiment. TFS

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed your card. I also like vibrant colors. The stamp was just perfect with the frame and soul sisters sentiment.

Kathy Vogel said...

For some reason my comment at 1:34 is showing up as unknown.
Kathy Vogel

Gina Howe said...

Very cute card! I really like the Soul Sister chipboard piece and will have to purchase a few at the next Expo!

Mary Holshouser said...

Great coloring.
I can relate to those ladies - always love them.
thanks for sharing a fun card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very cool- Love this great card. Fun image, love the frame and the great die cut words- really special!