Monday, August 31, 2015

Sea Lady {SNS Sept Reveal}

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

This month we are doing something a little different.  Instead of releasing new stamp sets, we decided to do a themed reveal.  Our theme is "Beach/Water" related, so you will see lots of different stamp sets used by our Designers.   Any "beach themed" set will be 20% off until Sept 3.  So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping.  All of the sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.  

Big Day 749, a calendar/planner stamp set, is featured with this month's Technique Video Kit

Here are a few of the Beach themed sets being used this month:

Tropical 158 (digi version DIGI158)
Ocean Treasures 560 (digi version DIGI560jj)
Sea Lady 735 (digi version DIGI735)
Mermaid Kisses 529 (rubber only)
Surf's Up 455  (digi version DIGI455)
Beach Babes 473 (digi version DIGI473m)

On Sept 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs.  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 winner will get to choose FOUR beach/water themed stamp sets of his/her choice (or the digi version, if preferred).

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Sept 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.  

In addition to our regular Designers, two of our 2015 Guest Designers this month, Ani and Chris are with us again this month.

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 love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well.  If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please email with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.

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.

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????

Now for a bit about my easel card.

I used the digi version of Sea Lady and colored the image with Copic markers.  Once the image was colored, it was die cut using a Sue Wilson die (Noble dies - Ornate Pierced Rectangles).  Lots of glitters were used to decorate the shells, including Periwinkle, Starfire (my new favorite at the moment :0), Sunny Daze, and Lacy Lilac.  I also heat embossed the Sweet Seahorse die cut (by Die-Versions) with Sparkle embossing powder.  In order to get the background for the seahorse, I traced around the die itself and fussy cut it out.

For the inside of the easel card, I started out by dry embossing the bottom with a Spellbinder M-Bossabilities folder (Sea Beauty) and then I lightly went over the raised areas with Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold).

The small sea shells are dies from Impression Obsession (Mini Shell set).  These were all colored with Copic markers and then heat embossed with more Sparkle embossing powder.  The sentiment, by Penny Black (Doodles), was die cut twice from navy cardstock and a lighter blue cardstock.  After adhering the two together, Glossy Accents was added for a shiny look.

Now it's time to head on over to Ani's blog to see which beach themed stamp set she used.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love all the embellishment and details Anne.Great idea to do it as an easel. A stunning project

Katy said...

Wow! She is stunning! Great coloring and I love the seahorse! :)

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, your card is exceptionally pretty. The white on white SW die frame with your beautifully colored lady of the sea is one of my fave cards on your blog (and great theme!) love your creation!

Lena's Creations said...

Oh, what a beautiful card. That image is beautiful and I love all the sparkle you added to it. I keep taking one more look and finding something else :-) Beautiful!
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne - This is so intricate, so detailed, and so much depth! I love it. The seahorse is really fun too. He just kinda finishes off the scene. The easel card is a fabulous idea, and it works so well. Everything is perfect! I love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- this is amazing! Love al of the amazing details! WOW : )

C. M. Taylor said...

WOW! What a fabulous pop up card! The detail work is terrific and so perfect. I love all the textures and the embossing it stunning. Your color choices from dark to light add so much depth. TFS.

Gina Howe said...

I love this stamp! The colors really pop! Beautiful creation!

TracyM #6773 said...

... one word - WOW
LOVE the image, LOVE the colouring, LOVE the textures, LOVE IT ALL!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Anne this is absolutely gorgeous! I almost got that digi stamp yesterday, but I knew I could never make it looks this beautiful!! I love everything about this card, just gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Anne!! What a beautiful image!! You colored it perfectly!! I really love the inside and how you inked the raised areas of the looks like coral!! Gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

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Mary Holshouser said...

She is beautiful. I'm glad you will be able to display her - she's too wonderful to look at and then stick in a drawer.
The coloring is great. Love the idea of the shells as the stopper for the card.
thanks for sharing.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is fabulous and loving the image and gorgeous colouring. Great card design too.
Linda xxx

Sandy said...

Because of your fabulous card - I went to Sparkle N Sprinkle - had a delightful chat with the owner and placed what I think is a good order. I told her I follow you and it was because of your just posted card Sea Lady that I am now shopping with Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I love your card!!!!!!!
Sandy xx

Kristine Mylett said...

Your coloring technique is gorgeous! So detailed and colorful this card is. Beautiful work!

Jacee said...

Stunning card, love your colouring
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Yvette Williams said...

Your card is just stunning. The coloring is very nice.

April said...

All the wonderful details on your card are beautiful! Just love it!

MiamiKel said...

OH my stars, I cannot believe me eyes! This is amazing!So much detail ! it's lifelike and a gem to behold - wow! I love your coloring and how much detail this has :)

jimlynn said...

Oh my goodness! Anne, this is stunning and absolutely gorgeous! LOVE everything about it. Wow!

loulou said...

WOW! Your colouring is amazing and the glitter additions are just perfect. This card is awesome.

Eret said...

Anne, your coloring is stunning as always. I can't stop looking at those gorgeous shells on the Mermaid hair and inside of your card. Such a gorgeous card!

GrandmaCalifornia said...

She's beautiful!!!!

Patricia St Martin said...

OMGoodness Anne this card is fantastic. That stamp is stunning and love the way you colored her she turned out just beautiful. Love the die you used.
Hugs, Pat♥

AuntDi said...

Wow, this card is wonderful! I love all the techniques you used.

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, Anne! Incredible job with the glitters and your seahorse just brings things to life.

nwilliams6 said...

What a cool image and the colors and sparkle are wonderful. Super details and embossing too. This is really, really pretty!!! Hugz