Monday, October 3, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle World Animal Day Blog Hop!!

Welcome back for the Sparkle N Sprinkle World Animal Day Blog Hop!!  So glad you stopped by to see what I have to show you today.  If you arrived here from Karin Martin’s purrrrfectly wonderful blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you might want to start at the beginning of this hop by returning to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Home Blog where you can find all the details and a list of all participating designers.  You don’t want to miss a chance to win one of two Grand Prizes - Stamp Sets of the winner’s choice.

The hop runs from 5AM Eastern Time on October 3 through October 4. Winners will be announced Wednesday, October 5 between 11AM-3PM on the SNS blog so make sure you check back!!

Today we are celebrating World Animal Day.  Animals are so much a part of our lives.  Here are pics of the animals that are a part of my family.





They provide us with so much joy and love so I was excited to participate in this hop.  My challenge was which stamp to pick from all wonderful images Sparkle N Sprinkle has to offer.  Don’t forget that through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents all of the SNS Animals, Dogs & Cats, and Insects stamps on special - 15% off! To view all our specials, including stamps, glitters, EPs, and other fine SNS products, just click here

Let’s get to what you came here for.


My first card is fairly simple, though all the extra layers may make it appear more difficult.  I used layers of lime and aqua cardstock, pre-cut decorative paper, some great glossy cardstock decorated with alcohol inks, and SNS’s image, Zebra. 



I stamped the image with Jet Black Stazon on top some beautiful glossy cardstock decorated with alcohol inks that my friend, April, shared with me.  The sentiment is from one of SNS’ new stampette sets call Just For You.  I used a glue pen to add Starfire Glitter to some of the flowers on the decorative pre-cut paper.



For my second card I decided to try a new technique I recently saw at a local stamp convention.  SNS carries various shapes of acrylic pieces.  I decided to create a stain glass look using one of their acrylic tags.  I stamped the Stained Glass Hummingbird image with Jet Black Stazon ink and heat set it.  Then I painted the back using SNS Brushable Glue mixed with reinkers and when it dried it looked just like stained glass.  I ran 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape around the edges, layered it on Holographic cardstock, and added Burgundy Glitz glitter.  It was hard to get a picture that showed how beautiful it came out.




For the actual card I used layers of cream, burgundy, and blue cardstock and two different decorative cardstocks.  I created a frame using a die cut and used foam tape to pop it up so it created a nice window to hang the tag in.






Now it is time to head to Shona Erlenborn’s grrrreat blog where I know she will have something special to share with you.  Don’t forget to leave a comment to become eligible to win a Grand Prize.

Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate the animals in our lives.
    
E. Marie



These cards have been entered in the following challenges:

Zebra Card
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 184 - Animal Crackers/feature an animal as or in the main image.
Flutter By Wednesday #173 – Open
   Create a Card using something from nature
  Create a card using several layers
  Create a card using glitter
  Created a card using a border around the card
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe #39 – Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #174 – Sketch













Hummingbird Card
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #102 - Things with Wings
Flourishes Bring Back The Beautiful – The Beauty of A Technique
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 45 - Try a New Technique
Joan’s Gardens World Card Making Day - Anything
DDCC #132 – BINGO (Punches/Distressing/Bling)
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 100 - Sketch


43 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Spectacular is what I think! LOL Seriously, I love that glitzy look on the acrylic tag - painted with Brushable glue and reinkers? Amazing! Your fur kids are darling and looks so precious in their own domains. Thanks, too, for the great Zebra card using AIs! I never ceasse to be inspired at your blog, Marie. Thank you for participating in the hop!

Anonymous said...

Really love the zebra on the colored glossy cardstock. I have never tried the glue with ink on acrylic. . .will have to try that sometime. They look glitterific!
Cheesy

Karin said...

I love these cards Marie...The borders around the Zebra are wonderful and I love all the bright colors on the last two as well :) Thanks too, for sharing the photos of your sweet animals!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the different look you achieved with the Zebra stamp. I bet the acrylic card is spectacular in person. I wish it wasn't so hard to photograph "shiny" things!

Linda L said...

Marie, I love the alcohol ink background on the Zebra. The colors and the glitter on the second just make me happy. Wonderful cards.

Anonymous said...

What neat innovative cards! Love, love, love your little critter pictures too.... Brenda

Anonymous said...

You've been very busy. Love the layers, colors, and embellishments. Very nice.
Karalee

Anonymous said...

Like the unique color scheme for the zebra. The stained glass hummingbird really looks authentic. What a clever technique.
Janet

April said...

Hey Marie! I love the pictures of your real fuzzy friends. Your cards are great! I saw the beginnings of your last card and just loved how it turned out. Way to go, girl!

Sharon from FL said...

I just love the cards and can't wait to try this new technique. Thank you.

Anita Braddock said...

wow what great cards. love the colors and the papers you used are perfect. love the stain glass look. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Amanda R said...

Wow, these are beautiful but I am in love with the stained glass technique! Absolutely stunning!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh my stars!! These are both fabulous! Love the colors under the zebra and the stained glass piece just has stunning color! Beautiful!

NWFlamingo said...

Love the stained glass card and even the zebra with the alcohol ink. Sort of makes you wonder if a zebra could get a sunburn!

Mary said...

I liked your glitzy card, but I especially liked how you used the alcohol inks on the stripes of the zebra -- very clever!

Pat K said...

Great techniques, your cards are stunning

Anonymous said...

Your furry family is adorable. Both of your cards are great.

Lynette W.

Barbara Bruder said...

What great cards!! Love how you did your zebra card, it's really great looking, I am going to have to try the alcohol ink technique on that image.

Julie Z said...

The zebra card is really pretty - lovely colors. And the stained glass technique is amazing! Another great way to bring out the beautiful look of the real thing with that stamp! Just great!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful. Just beautiful.
Pat

Anonymous said...

I really like your method of background for stamping the Zebra. It looks just like he's in the shadows and well camoflaged.
Jan Hobbs

StampNK said...

I love how you used an alcohol ink background for your zebra card...and that stained glass one is amazing!!! Some really eye-catching beauty there!

Anonymous said...

I liked the zebra card, the background is so muted but makes the zebra pop. You can't call the stained glass muted! Love it. I have that stamp and was gonna try stamping and glittering, but I like your technique better. Never thought to add color to the glue!

NancyA

Frann said...

Two beautiful cards! I love the techniques you used. Lime and aqua is one of my favorite color combos.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Marie
A beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Janette said...

Fabulous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Gerlinde said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Both of them! The zebras on alcohol ink are so unique and the stained glass effect with re-inkers and glue - genious! Truly inspiring!

Jann said...

Terrific I love the off color zebra( sunburn?) and the layering method. then the next one, the hummingbird, on acrylic is a true eyepopper. He looks like he is having fun flittering from flower to flower

Anonymous said...

I like the way the colors come through on the zebra!

Anonymous said...

Lots of ooohs and awes for your stained glass card.
Julie T

Deb said...

your cards are just beautiful, love that zebra!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

pinky said...

Brilliant card. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous cards, Marie! All that sparkle is wonderful. Your stained-glass hummingbird actually looks like stained glass! Love the pics of your own fur babies, too.

Marcea said...

Thankyou so much for your gorgeous entry for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge and for helping us get over 1000 entires ......good luck!!!!
xxx

Kathy Vogel said...

Your stained glass card sure had me oohing & aahing. I enjoyed the pictures of your furry babies.

Joy said...

This is fabulous, thanks for playing with Bugaboo: Anything Goes Challenge! JOY DT

Lizzie said...

What a lovely card !! Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.
Liz

chipielolo said...

This second card is stunning. You did capture the "stained glass" look. So nice of you to share pictures of your animals family...

Sheryl said...

Hi Marie! First of all, your pets are adorable!
Second of all......These cards are stunning!
Thank you so much for sharing such a special technique. Your stained glass effect is outstanding! You painted it with Brushable glue and reinkers? I will have to try that some time.
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Try A New Technique" challenge.
Hugs, Sheryl

Anonymous said...

Great Zebra card, Marie! Perfect for April!!
Kim S

Kathy Jones said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards and great technique!!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Karita said...

Both your cards are beautiful :)

Thanks for joining at Sketch Saturday :)
Hugs,
Karita