Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rustic Flowers - Snapdragons {Sparkle N Sprinkle Dec Reveal}



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

We have six new stamp sets to share with you today.  These new sets are 20% off until the 3rd of the month.  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.  


The sets are:


Build A Flower 811  (digi version DIGI811)
  Will Ewe Be Mine 813  (digi version DIGI813)
   Light Up My Life 814  (digi version DIGI814)
Rustic Flowers-Snapdragons 816  (digi version DIGI816)
Spring Bunny 819  (digi version DIGI819)
Build A Wreath (Digi Only)  DIGI3128B
   


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 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 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 project:


The new Rustic Flowers - Snapdragons stamp set comes with four different sentiments, plus the main image.  I decided to watercolor the image and background with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I love how you can keep part of the image bold and bright and mute other areas.

I stamped my image onto watercolor paper and then die cut both the image and sentiment using an older Lifestyles Craft die set (Nesting Scallop Ovals).


After the watercolor area was dry (if it feels cold to the back of your hand, it's not completely dry yet), I added glue with my Sakura glue pen randomly over the blossoms and then covered the glue with Starfire glitter.  I have to say, the photos do not give the sparkle justice (even though I tried).  It's subtle, but very effective.


The mat behind the image was dry embossed using an embossing folder that my friend Donna sent to me.  I went over the raised areas with a white pigment ink so that they would be emphasized a bit more.

Here's a trick that I used for the card base.  The paper was a freebie in a crafting magazine.  So, as you can image, it was extremely flimsy - not at all suitable for a card base.  So, I decided to copy the colored pattern onto plain white cardstock using my copier/printer.  It worked beautifully.  I also ran a couple strips of 1/8" Tear-ific Tape along the sides and covered them with more Starfire glitter.

The sentiment, which was also die cut from watercolor paper, was adhered to a strip of ribbon that I had tied into a knot in the center.  This not only gave me added dimension by placing the die cut on top of the knot, but it also emphasized the sentiment perfectly.

Now it's time to go visit Diane.  I know she's created something special for you.  Be sure to visit all of the Designers on the New Reveal Blog Hop and leave a comment for each of us for your chance to win all six of the new stamp sets being revealed this month.  (This is checked for compliance. 😌)

28 comments:

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne - Your colors are BEAUTIFUL! The sparkle over the flowers is so pretty. I love what you did with the background paper too. What a great idea to copy and print it! Awesome.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Anne! Your watercoloring is superb! I love the softly blended background with the hint of pink to match your pretty snapdragons. Just the right color! I especially like the metal feel of the can, so perfectly colored! How clever to scan and copy the background paper, because it really is quite lovely. Anne, did you stamp your image with Staz-on? I'm so Staz-on Challenged and never am able to get a good print, even if the pad is freshly inked! LOL The EF looks amazing as a backdrop for this card! huggers, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

I really love the background on this, it's just so warm. The bouquet in the jug just pops out of it and makes such a statement. Great background too - wonderful idea!

Jessica Kaiser said...

I LOVE your coloring - it's just gorgeous! The whole card is just elegant and beautiful. :)

Jodie Stoddard said...

I love what you have done with this stamp set. Such a lovely sympathy card. I would never have thought to use this set for a sympathy card had I not seen yours. I love your layers and your coloring is exquisite.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful coloring on this pretty card! Love the stamp you chose and the bit of sparkle!

Gina Howe said...

Very pretty and colorful card! Great that you used freebie paper, you did what I would do (copying it). Love it!

Patti Leighton said...

Very detailed! ❤️It

Lena's Creations said...

Beautiful card, Anne. Love the colours and the background.
Hugs,
Lena

Alane Jackson said...

Beautiful watercoloring, and I really like how you added random glitter to the bouquet!

Pam English said...

I live snapdragons and the can is perfect for them.

Donna Phelan said...

I love Snapdragons and grow them every year, yours are perfect with all of those beautiful colors and sparkle....just glorious!

Hollyk said...

Beautiful card, love the watercolor look

Lori Kobular said...

Oh Anne, I love everything about this beautiful card! That image is so sweet, I think I have to get it! You colored it perfectly and I love the papers you used with this beauty!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is so beautiful!! The flowers are gorgeous!! I love how you colored them and the touch of sparkle!! Stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

ionabunny said...

So pretty. Gorgeous image. Hugz

Becky said...

Beautiful card. I love the watercoloring. Don't you just love the Zig Clean Color brushes? The flowers are so colorful and beautiful. And the glitter just adds the right amount of sparkle. Thanks for sharing your card.

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful coloring.
the layering is so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

stunning card. Love your coloring. TFS

McStamper said...

Love the stamp and your coloring is beautiful.

Sue LD said...

Lovely sympathy card. I like your coloring.

cinderella said...

My two favorite things on one card! Watercolors and snapdragons! Such a perfectly thought out card. Just enough bling, but still subtle enough for a sympathy card. Love your use of glitter, and the fussy cutting. Great job, for sure!

cinderella said...

My two favorite things on one card. Watercolors and snapdragons. Such a perfectly thought out card. Just enough bling, but still subtle enough for a sympathy card. Love your use of glitter, and the fussy cutting. Great job for sure.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Anne!!!
LOVE the image and your watercolouring, LOVE the design and sparkle too!!! I struggle with sympathy cards, they're so hard to make when I NEED them, feeling INSPIRED, hoping to make some sweet sympathy snapdragon cards before I need more => THANK YOU for sharing :)

Eret said...

Your coloring is amazing Anne. I love the metallic look of the can. Really stunning card!

AuntDi said...

This card is so peaceful. The colors are soothing and the little touch of glitter is classy. I love the background too.

namabearx10 said...

Beautiful card Anne it is just so wonderful all the pretty colors just luv it

Leslie Davis said...

Sweet, dainty card. Nice colors.