Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Inspirations Blog Hop

Do you feel the nip in the air as colorful leaves swirl around you and fall to the ground? You have arrived at our Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Inspirations blog hop celebrating Fall’s Colors!  If you arrived here from Dawn’s delightful blog then you are in the right place!!  If not, and you would like the chance to be eligible for the Grand Prize (a stamp set of the winner’s choice) and five other mystery prizes, start at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  Should you have any problem with a link along the hop, just return to the SNS Blog where you can find the complete hop list.


For my first card I decided to use a technique that I haven’t used for a while – a Penny Spinner card.  I stamped the Pumpkin and Pumpkins-Sm images and used SNS Brushable Glue to add Autumn Sparkle colored Sparkle N Soft.  The sentiment is Happy Fall Y All which can be purchased as a single stamp or as part of the Harvest-Scarecrow set.  To learn how to make this card go here and for instructions on making a Penny Spinner card check in our Tips and Techniques section here.


For my second card I wanted to really bring out the beautiful colors of Fall so I used a batik technique using reinkers and mulberry paper to create the background.  I used Swirly Oak Leaf, Swirly Maple Leaf, and Swirly Acorn and stamped and heat embossed them in clear and then I painted the mulberry paper with reinkers.

The sentiment is Faith and is stamped over the bleached image, Swirly Oak.  For detailed instructions for this card check the SNS Gallery here.  All the stamps used on this card can be purchased individually or together in the Autumn Swirl Set.  Remember that all of the SNS Thanksgiving, Fall and Halloween stamps are on special - 15% off – through the end of the month.

Your next stop is Eleanor’s elegant blog.  I know you will love what she has waiting for you.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for each designer and then follow the directions on the last blog.  Winners of the 5 “mystery prizes” will be selected from the comments on those designers’ blogs!  Winners will be announced Saturday, August 27 between 11AM-3PM on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog

Enjoy!!

E. Marie

This card(s) has been entered in the following Challenges:
Aifactory Challenge #089 – Anything Goes
Bling It On Challenge #6 – ABC (Autumn Colors, Bling, and Cute Pumpkins - see first card)
Charisma Cardz Challenge #34 – Glitter It (see first card)
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #132 - Sentiment (see second card)

46 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! Such BEAUTIFUL cards - the colors make me want to move north! Two completely different cards, both bringing the goodness of Autumn to mind. Thanks so much for the lovely write up and the fantastic cards!

Karin said...

Both of these are just great! the pumpkins are prefect for a spinner card...Such a fun idea! The second card is so beautiful with the swirly autumn colors and fall embellishments!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

That spinner card is absolutely adorable...I've been playing with it in the store:) And that batik background is fabulous!! Love them both!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Both cards are great. The spinner card is so cute and I'm in love wiht that batik background.

pjw said...

I can almost feel the coolness of Autumn in the air when looking at your creations. Really beautiful.

Linda said...

The glitter pumpkins make me smile - nice job!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love both of these cards Marie. Cute idea for the spinner card with the pumpkins. ... And that batik background on the second card is just stunning.

Linda Loew said...

Marie your cards are so clever. The pumpkin spinner looks like so much fun. I adore the batik background on the second card. Wonderful cards!

Sharon from FL said...

Who knew that pumpkins could look so good, nice job.

Sandra said...

Truely gorgeous cards:) Sandra H

creativearts said...

Beautiful colors! Love your layouts also.

NWFlamingo said...

Lovely! That batik background is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Love the revisited Penny card :) Brenda S

Beth T said...

Love the Batik background, and the little pumpkin spinner is so cute

Anonymous said...

I have never made a penny spinner card. I so have to try that! Very beautiful cards.

Denise B

NanaConnie said...

Love those sparkly pumpkins and the dp you used on both cards! Great sentiment on the second one.

Kristin said...

I'm going to have to try the batik technique - love the look.

Anonymous said...

These cards are gorgeous. I definitely have to try the bleaching technique. Barb P.

Anita Braddock said...

Very Cute the pumpkins are cool love the faces and the spinner technique is so very cool I love glitter and the fall colors. thanks for sharing and for the cahnce to win sum cool prizes. love the stamp.
abbraddock@msn.com

Joni said...

Great halloween cards. I love the different techniques.

Dawn said...

Live the colors of your cards. The Batik technique is one of my favorite. I hadn't thought to use mulberry paper.

McStamper said...

Love your sparkly pumpkins.

Dianne Potter said...

Now those are "Pumpkins with Pizzazz"! Love the glitz. And I am definitely trying the batik background. Thank you!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the glittery pumpkins card and the batik background on the other card is just perfect for a gorgeous Autumn card. Great work on both.

April said...

Wonderful cards, Marie! I love all the sparkles on the first one -- the pumpkins are so cute! The batik background is beautiful on the second one -- love the saying! Great job!

Hugs, April

Linda said...

I loved the glitter pumpkin spinner card. Great idea for use of the spinner technique.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. Love your use of Fall colors. Thank you for sharing.
June P

Lisa said...

Oh, I love the fall colors and the batik background on your second card is just gorgeous. Could you send me a link to a tut for this background maybe, please?

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the look of the sparkly pumpkin card. The batik affect for the background of the second card is wonderful and the layers and bling with the sentiment is very effective.

slbela59 said...

Your cards are beautiful!! I especially loved the batik card. thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love how the Sparkle N Soft makes the card pop!
Bobbi Sands

Anonymous said...

The cards are beautiful. Love the backgrounds.
Pat

Kathy Vogel said...

I especially like your first card. The quilt look in the background is really nice. I also like how you used the Sparkle N Soft on the pumpkins.

Anonymous said...

I hadn't thought of using glitter on pumpkins. It works well. I like the idea of putting them on a spinner, too.
Jan
janhobbs@bryrus.net

Kelly said...

Both cards are lovely. The glittered pumpkins on the first card are so cute! And I love the background technique on the second. Beautiful work!

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful cards. Love the background paper on the second card especially, so colorful.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Julie Z said...

Nice cards Marie. The first is my favorite - everybody loves to get movement cards! And I love everything about that card - the papers you used, the glitter, the layout - just great!

Frann said...

I love the glittery pumpkins on your first card and the gorgeous colors of the background and the mats on the second card.

Patsi said...

Great card love the colours. ThankS for joining us at bling it on x

Allison said...

lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week
AllisonX

laney said...

Fabulous card hun love those pumpkins!!
thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you next time too
hugs
laney

shell said...

Oh i love those sparkly pumpkins, thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
Shell xx

crazyribbonlady said...

Lovely cards! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week :)
Emma x

Kate's Makes said...

How beautiful, such gorgeous colours and makes me feel all Autumnal! Thanks for taking part in our challenge over at SFTW! Kate x

laney said...

super card hun
thanks for joining us at Charisma this time would love to see you next time too
hugs
laney

Chris said...

I love your glittery halloween cards, I think that's my favorite holiday. thanks for playing along with us at SFTW.