Friday, February 1, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle February Challenge

Can you believe it is February already?  January just flew by.  Today my class will celebrate the 100th day of school.  We have lots of fun activities planned.  Then I will rush home to meet up with my friend, Cheryl, who is coming to visit and attend a stamp convention with me and several others.  Fun, Fun, Fun!!

Speaking of fun – how about a fun challenge for February at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog.  This month we have a color challenge for you inspired by the following photo.

I decided to use an new SNS set on my card called Shabby Chic Birdhouse.   

The images are stamped and heat embossed with Silver Pearl Embossing Powder on glossy cardstock and sponged with the blue color.  This is added to a wreath, die cut from sticker paper, covered with Velvet Sparkle Embossing Powder, and heat set.  This is added to layers of designer paper and "Tear-ific Tape" covered with Jasper Blue Velvet Glitter.  Find the detail of this card in the gallery here.

Make sure you check out the challenge rules at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges Blog since there have been some recent changes.  Add your creation to the link there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  For those of you that use a Sparkle N Sprinkle image, you will receive a free digital image!! 

Head over to the challenge blog now for some inspiration from the Sparkle Team and the revealing of the winner for the January sketch challenge,

Looking forward to seeing your creations!!

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 94 - Lavishly Luscious Layers
Anything Goes Challenge 85 – Monochrome
CI Paint Inspired By~ Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge #221  - Monochrome Blue
Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge JG0124 -   Create a Vintage Card
MAWTT Challenge 172 – Punch It Out
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 168 – Flowers
Crafty Calendar Challenge – What’s New (New Stamps, New Die)
TheSweet Stop Challenge SSS195 – Sketch


Carol said...

OOOhh This is a beautiful creation! I love the pale blue and the bird and flourish is super. Great detailing on this lovely card!Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck
Carol xx DT

Joan Fricker said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the design and all the details.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.

Sandra H said...

This is beautifuland the colours are gorgeous xx

Lin said...

Love the blue and that pretty bird! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is so cool! Love your take on the color challenge. And now I have new things to add to my wish list :-)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Marie! What an unique way of using color with your images. I would never have thought of doing that and your card is nothing if not magnificent. Incredible details - and I really like the sketch/layout with the glittery touches. I like how you highlighted the bird's back, too. It's a gorgeous card!

Cathymac said...

Love the sparkle and shine on your bird and wreath, pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

April said...

Great job, Marie! I love the shades of blue and all the sparkle!

Faye said...

I really like the pretty bird perched on that lovely die and lovely frosty colours too. Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop. x

Ginny Bell said...

What a gorgeous intricate card. You deserve a medal for all the hard work you put into this. It is outstanding. The blues are so beautiful. Thanks for showing us your lovely work.


Kat said...

This is gorgeous Marie. What beautiful colours and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love what you did here Marie. Everyone's designs are so different and unique. I especially love the wreath that you made for the bird. Super card!

Gita said...

Wow, Marie, this is a pretty card. I love that silver EP and the velvet glitter. So pretty!! I got your number and hope to see you tomorrow. :-)

Karin said...

How pretty! Love the embossing and great layout!

Anonymous said...

Oh my such a soft and sweet creation!! Love the delicate design and fabulous sparkle! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

Lisa S. said...

Your layers on this card are gorgeous! I love the die cut wreath and the color scheme is pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Brenda said...

Just love the silver pearl - love your layout!

Julie Z said...

So soft and shimmery! Just lovely Marie!!

Joanie said...

Lovely card and fab design

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fabulous card, love the colors used and all the details on your card is amazing!