Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Monochromatic Blog Hop



Happy Valentine’s Day and welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Monochromatic Blog Hop.  If you came here by Jackie Smith’s wonderful blog you are in the right place.  If you just came by to visit, you might want to start back at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to get all the details.  By visiting each designer’s blog and leaving loving comments, you have the chance to win one of 5 different prizes.



The hop runs through Friday, February 15 so if you have a special Valentine date, you will still have time to finish the hop.  Winners will be announced on Saturday, Feb. 16th.  Here is the line up in case you get lost:

Marie Berquist (You are here)  
I have several cards to share with you, starting with the sweet Fiona the Little Irish Lass, designed by Michelle Perkett.  She is now available in rubber as part of the new Irish Shamrocks set.


I colored this image with markers and a dove blender and cut it out with a Spellbinder label die.  After adding Shamrock glitter with a glue pen, I popped it up on the front of the card with dimensionals.  To get more details on this card, visit the SNS gallery here.



My next card uses the beautiful bird house image from the new Shabby Chic Birdhouse set, from designer Beccy Muir.  I stamped this image in Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and colored it with the same ink and a dove blender.  I distressed the edges and sponged ink on all the layers.  


The lovely floral flourishes on both sides of the image are die cut from "Tear-ificTape" on white cardstock and covered with Priceless Peacock glitter.  I used more of the Peacock Feather ink to color the floral ribbon along the bottom.  This card can be found herein the gallery. 

It is time to head over to Dawn Bennett’s beautiful blog.  I know you will love what she has to share.  Don’t forget to leave a comment so you have the chance to win.

 
A reminder that through the end of the month St. Patricks, Valentine’s/Romance & Easter/Spring categories are on special – 15% off.  You can find all the specials here. 

Thank you so much for hopping by and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!! 








These cards are entered in the following challenges:

Fiona
Basic Grey Challenge #87 – Your Favorites (Spellbinder Dies are my favorite – used Basic Grey Sun Rays cardstock from the Lauderdale Collection)

Beautiful
Clearly Inspired Challenge #68 (CIC68) – Let's Get Inky / creative ways for using ink
Anything Goes Challenge 86 - Vintage/Shabby Chic

38 comments:

Brenda said...

Marie, they're both beautiful, but the birdhouse in all it's shabby chic glamor is just gorgeous in all it's sparkly splendor

Barbara Bruder said...

Two beautiful cards. My favorite is the birdhouse one. I especially love the glittery flourishes you added.

April said...

Both cards are great, Marie! I love the frame on the first one and the glittery flowers on the second one.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love that stamp set and the colour that you used! Great Job!

Shanna Shands said...

The green is above and beyond fun! I love your take on the birdhouse. This stamp is anew favorite of mine.

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, two wonderful cards! Love the darling irish lass in her striped pinafore, and all the pretty, glittery goodness surrounding her. Nothing compares to that peacock glitter, does it? It's one of my absolute favorites. What you have done with this dainty die cut is amazing! Just beautiful!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fiona looks like she's about to do the Irish jig! Gorgeous in green! Love all the glittery goodness on the birdhouse card though and the lovely little flowers - so pretty!

Gina said...

You die cut the Tear-ific Tape? I never thought of that. Very pretty.

Sandra H said...

Marie they are both so beautiful x

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are gorgeous. Never thought to use a Dove blender with my DI inks.

Gita said...

Both pretty...especially love the second with distressed edges and flourishes all glittered up!

Rose Wilson said...

Love your cards

Julie Z said...

Such a cute little Irish Lass - all bright and sparkly! Adorable!

The birdhouse card is so lovely in the shades of peacock - subtle with just the right amount of shading. And I love how the saying looks on top of the flowers on the bottom. Perfect accent in a monochromatic piece!! Very pretty!

Karalee said...

Marie-the Irish Lass card is very cute, but I must admit, my favorite is your second card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love both of your monochromatic card creations. You do beautiful work.

namabear said...

Marie I luv your cards the bird house being my favorite even thou green is my favorite color. Both cards are great thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

Love that little Irish lass - such a sweet card. But - the teals on the shabby chic birdhouse are just beautiful. Love the glittered elements on the sides - perfect.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the sparkle you added and the colors you used.

elf1023 said...

Love your cards. I have the birdhouse, and now a jump start on ideas for it.

FranTic said...

Love the Shamrock card - scrap lifting happening here for my sister's St. Patty's Day Birthday!!!

Anita Braddock said...

What Beautiful Cards the colors and the layering's are Awesome. Love the Details and the added glitter and roses. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Dianne Potter said...

Your creations are super. I really like the soft wispy look you've created on the birdhouse card. Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Love them all.

Debi said...

Marie, your cards are always exquisite. The green card blends the layers so well. And Fiona is at her best! The blue card is over the top! The glittered die cuts are just gorgeous. I love all the edging and distressing too.

Michelle said...

Hi Marie,

I LOVE your gorgeous greens and glitter you used to color my Fiona image, so sweet! I love your glitter work on the birdhouse card, just stunning!

Hugs,

Michelle

crafty grandma said...

Great card! Love the glitter on the birdhouse. Thanks for sharing

Karenladd said...

Oh, I am really loving these monochromatic cards, they evoke a real mood! So beautiful

Marci M said...

Both of the cards are beautiful but the birdhouse card is outstanding, wow hank you for sharing with us.

Frann said...

One nice bright and cheery card and another that's elegant and gorgeous! I love the way you did the flourishes with the die cut tape and glitter. Beautiful color choices too.

Anonymous said...

wow I'm really learning from you very talented ladies. I didn't know that Tear ific tape came in 2&1/2 ". I see won derful possibilities using that with dies & SNS glitter. Thank you sooo much for that bit of info. I'm doing the lovely irish lass for my class on Tues. & I'm gathering ideas as I go along this blog hop. I love your glitter application idea. Thank you.
Linda Gibb

karenajo said...

Great cards. The little girl with all the shamrocks is so cute ! The birdhouse card is beautiful, love the colors and all the glitter ! Thanks for sharing !

Karin said...

That little Irish lass is beatiful the way you colored her, and I love the glittery touches of green! Love that birdhouse stamp and it is simply lovely in the blue hues!

HelenM said...

I love your foral flourishes!! Thanks

SusanH said...

There's my birdhouse stamp! I think you should just go ahead and give it to me...

carrie said...

Cute cards! I really like the Spellbinder shape you used and the sparkle for the Fiona Little Irish Lass card.

Auntie Em said...

Lovely cards! They are so pretty. The StPatty's day greens are perfect and I love the sweet little bird house with the lovely posies.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Katy said...

These cards are so pretty! The St. Patty's Day is awesome and I love the color of the second card-the blue! I love the glittery goodness on that too! :)

Anonymous said...

Marie, what a cute card! It is so happy and cheerful! Lovely card!
Cammy