Thursday, June 30, 2016

Wetlands {Sparkle N Sprinkle July Reveal}



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


We have five new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until July 5.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the new sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

We are happy to announce a new partnership with Bugaboo Digi Stamps beginning with this Reveal.  Now you will be able to get some of your favorite Bugaboo digi images in rubber!


The sets are:



(digi version DIGI787)
  Christmas Skates 789 (digi version DIGI789)
  Wetlands #1 790 (digi version DIGI790)
Wetlands #2 791 (digi version DIGI791)
Deer Duo 797 (digi version DIGI797)


On July 5th, 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.  (Checked for compliance.)  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 ALL of the new stamp sets released this month (or the digi versions, if preferred).


The Blog Hop order this month is:

(*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 visit and comment on each of the eight Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. (Checked for compliance.) 
 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 project.


My card features both of the new stamp sets released this month: Wetlands #1 and Wetlands #2.  I used the digi versions to create my scene and changed the colors that some of the images were printed in.



I then added Copic markers to create the water and Pan Pastels were used for the sky and the scalloped frame (Spellbinders-Grand Scallop).  Dimensional Glue was added to the leaves and then covered with Green Iris glitter.  This gives lots of dimension to the scene.  I also placed the ducks behind the leaves, giving even more of an impression that the leaves are in the foreground.

For the cattails, I combined Reeds 1 and 2 into one single clump and printed these separately from the rest of the scene.  I then fussy cut them out, added Dimensional Glue to the ends of the cattails and covered it with Dark Chocolate flock.  I also pop dotted the reeds.

The backing mat was dry embossed using a Sue Wilson Designs embossing folder (Climbing Vines).  The sentiment, which is part of the Wetlands #1 set, was printed out and die cut using an older Spellbinders die (Ribbon Tag Trio Two).  The edges of the die cut were distressed with Distress Ink (Blueprint Sketch).  I also added a strip of 1/4" Tear-ific Tape down the center of a strip of ribbon and covered it with Black Ice glitter.

Your next stop on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Monthly Blog Hop is Marie.  I know she has something special for you too.  Be sure to visit each of the Designers and leave a comment on their blogs for your chance to win all five of the new stamp sets revealed this month.

Happy Hopping!


35 comments:

Jessica Kaiser said...

This is sooo nice Anne! I love how you changed up the colors with the Digis! I really need to learn how to do that! :) Great job!

Diane said...

Beautiful card and lots of wonderful techniques...loving all the pretty, pretty blended colors and dimension!!

Lena's Creations said...

Great masculine card. Love the colours of the scene you created. Loving the iceskates Christmas stamp set :-)
Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I love your green leaves! The flying ducks are perfect. I also love your reeds and cat tails ... everything is wonderful!!

Eret said...

Your card shows very well why I love digital stamps. You can manipulete them so easily.
Love the scene you made and your coloring of the water. It very pretty and colorful. Your card is stunning Anne!

Lori Kobular said...

You have created such a gorgeous scene! Love the colors and your leaves look fantastic!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Anne!!!
LOVE your SERENE scene, scalloped framing and splash of SPARKLE, LOVE your colour combo and embossed panel too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Donna said...

This is gorgeous,I feel relaxed just looking at this serene scene!

April said...

Wonderful colors and scene! Love it!

sjkrueg said...

This is the best "guy" card I have ever seen. Love that it has lots of color.

Peg Klitch said...

The crane and the turtle are awesome in this wetlands card. Beautiful!

AuntDi said...

I love the leaves, they look so real. Also the cattails jump off the page. Very pretty card and so perfect for any male.

annms said...

Such a great card for a man. This is a great idea to send to my brother for his birthday.

Pam English said...

Gorgeous card. Great for any time

Mary Holshouser said...

I love silhouettes.
You did a wonderful job combining
the two wetland sets.
A fantastic card.
thanks for sharing.

Kara Stainbrook said...

Oh my gosh Anne!! That water is so gorgeous! Love love what you created!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yes! This is one of my favorites! I love this type of silhouette scene stamp - so versatile and so many options! Your card is gorgeous! I love the sparkle you added! Loving all the new stamp sets! I've got some favorites picked out and this is one of them I've never tried a SNS stamp before so I'm hoping to win and give them a try! Thanks for the fun and inspirational blog hop!

Becky said...

Beautiful card. I never think to use purple in my water scenes. Maybe because mine are always during the day when the sun is out. I must try to remember to do an evening water scene. Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Anne, a beautiful scene you have created.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Anne!! I love the scene you've created!! The colors are so beautiful!! The hanging leaves look amazing!! I love this!! So gorgeous!! Have a great holiday weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janet LoBianco said...

Great male card. It looks like a real scene when incorporating stamps from the second set. The ducks in the background behind the dimensional leaves look very real.

Alane Jackson said...

Such wonderful textures, and the colors you used in the water are gorgeous...I want to be at that lake, it looks so peaceful!

Donna Ellis said...

Gorgeous!

Cherri B said...

Anne - I love this card! I always struggle with 'guy' cards and this is perfect. The leaves and the cattails really add dimension to the picture. Thank you for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful scene! I love your coloring on this lovely card!

Darlene Christian said...

Wow, a guy card with lots of layering that could be used for anyone.

Ruth Junkin said...

Serene.....

Sally Galanos said...

This stamp set is appropriate for not just men, but for any nature lover. I adore the cattails in the fuzzy flock. Very creative!

Jan Knecht said...

How pretty! I love to create scenes and this is layered so nicely. Looks like a typical Florida scene. Very nice guy card.

Gina Howe said...

I love how you used so many of the designs in the digi version, and made them colored as well. Very nice scene that you have built. Great card!

gobarb26 said...

Very pretty scene. I really like the way you layered and framed the scene. Nice work!
Barb B. CZT

Annie said...

Love this card Anne x Looks so peaceful and I bet those sparkles are even nicer in real life.

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

cghundley said...

Wonderful card,
love the coloring
and the design!
Carla from Utah

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous colors on this Anne. Love the water and your green foliage in the foreground. A beautiful scene.

Joyce Lambert said...

Not sure this card is for sunny Arizona but I really like it and plan to give it a try. I especially liked the water and of course, the glitter. Your layout was really great also.