Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle's At The Beach Blog Hop





Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle’s “At The Beach” Blog Hop.  If you came from
Donna Ellis’ blog, you are in the right place but if you are just stopping by, you might want to head over to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog and start at the beginning to get all of the details.

The hop runs from Thursday, May 9 through Friday, May 10 and the winners will be announced on Saturday, May 11.  Visit each of the designers’ blog to see their take on our theme and leave a comment for a chance at one of the prizes.  Three of the prizes are “hidden” on 3 different mystery designer blogs and the grand prize is a stamp set of your choice.

Here is the designer list:


Marie Berquist (you are here!!)
















My first card uses SNS’ new Serena Mermaid set.  After heat embossing her with Dark Night EP on watercolor paper, I colored her with watercolor pencils and cut her out.  I layered her next to a die cut window popped up over some decorative Basic Grey cardstock and the sweet little seahorse.  I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the shell borders.  For detailed instructions on this card you can visit the SNS gallery here.



My second card is my “not so simple” easel card (see my May 6 post for explanation) using an older but adorable Pigs on Parade set.  I used a combination of dry and wet embossing for the background paper on the card front.  The sparkling waves are created by using the Glitter Masking Technique with Pistachio Glitter and Cobalt Glaze Velvet Glitter.  The Cannon Ball pig image is colored with alcohol markers, die cut using the Out of Bounds/Out of the Box Nesties technique, and added to the front with a Wobble


The card opens to reveal a sandy beach, created with Hit the Beach EP, perfect for sun bathing.  This little pig is popped up on a soft towel of Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter, created with a combination of the Stamping On Glitter technique and Copics on Glitter technique.  Go here for the detailed instructions.

I know the designers have many more wonderful ideas to share so it is time to head over to Cindy Keogh’s blog.  You will love what she has to show you!!

Don’t forget to leave a comment before you leave so you qualify for a chance at one of the great prizes!!

Happy hoppin’ !!











These cards are entered in the following challenges:

Serena Mermaid – Just Breathe
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge #35 – Favorite Color Combo
Crafty Creations Challenge 221 - Something Old/Something New (New stamp/Old punch)
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC257 – Put The Marker Down

Pigs on Parade – Hog Heaven
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge 100 – Moving Parts
All Sorts Challenge Week 205 – Add Some Sparkle
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 88 - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – "Create a Scene"

60 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Marie! Two fabulous card designs. You always utilize the most interesting border punches and details - love those scallops used as waves - and fabulous glittery circles in the background - that piggy card is amazing! LOVE IT. Serena looks so pleasantly happy with her friend the seahorse. Wonderful card with beautiful shading. I love what you have done on both cards, Marie. hugs, de

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie you have 2 great cards and that pig one is toooooooo ca-ute. Love all the techniques you've used and your designs on each card.

Brenda said...

Love how Serena is swimming up against the little window - cute idea, but the little pig takes the cake! Love all the glitz you used and what a fun easel card!!!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are too cute! Love the pig and how he's splashing in the waves.

Cindy Keogh said...

Wonderful cards - That piggy cracks me up!

April said...

These are wonderful cards, Marie! I love the window and shell punching on the first and the bubbles on the second one really adds to the cuteness!

Jacqueline Smith said...

fabulous cards, love the colouring and all the details on your cards!

SusanH said...

The cards look great - and I still love the pig!

Cammy404 said...

Marie,
What a cute card! It made me very happy. Loved the colors and your coloring!

Karalee said...

Hey there Marie - love your cards. Your first card is stunning. And your second card is just too cute. The colors you chose are rich and beautiful. Perfect!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love them both but the one you entered our challenge with is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

Hugs
Cathy DT
xxxxx

Lynne Platt said...

Hi Marie, I love the glitter and the waves - never thought of using a scallop for waves and now I can't wait to try it. I also love the seashore (is that really a word?) border. I love borders and that one is the frosting on the cake! Thanks for sharing.

Elaine Stark said...

Two super cards. I think the piggy one is my favourite. Love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Karin said...

Oh, that easel card is fantastic! Love the glittery sand and the super cute pigs! They totally make me smile :) And the beautifully colored mermaid with the clever punched border is just fab!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Sow cute! I love the piggy one (one of my projects used that set too - I decided to show it later). Love the beach and the waves using the glitters and that DP looks stunning. The first card, well it just makes me take long breaths, great job Marie!

Gita said...

Too cute. Love the MS punch on the first one. And the pig on the blanket is adorable.

Ann w said...

Two cute cards. Little piggy makes you laugh. Great job.

elf1023 said...

Love your cards. The piggy is so cute, and your colors and coloring is just awsome.

namabear said...

Both cards are nice Marie but I really like your piggie card he is just to cute. Great job Thanks for sharing.

Kim S said...

I love both your simple and more crazy, takes forever and bottle of glitter cards!! :D
Kim

Janet said...

Love the shell border around the pretty mermaid with the seahorse in the circle. The piggy does seem in hog heaven dunking in the water.

Céline said...

cute card
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy
hugs
céline

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sandra H said...

Oh wow both are gorgeous x

carrie said...

What a cute little pig on the sandy beach! Love the design of the mermaid peeking through the circle at the mermaid on the inside, very clever and your colors are perfect for an ocean card.

Anonymous said...

wonderful cards, but gotta say I just adore the pig!

Joan

Anonymous said...

The pig is too cute. Great color combination.
Pat

Sandra said...

Great piggy card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin'
xxx

Anita Braddock said...

wow super Amazing cards the colors and the details is amazing. the layering is perfect. love your Mermaid and such a super cute pig. love the sparkle of both. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The shell border punch in the first card works perfectly. Great idea. I love the pig card - brought a smile to my face.


Sherry VH

RuthAnn said...

These 2 cards are so great, Mermaids are so magical and the Pig just oozes fun at the beach. The embossing powders and glitter
are the best from S&S. Thanks for
sharing.

Susannah said...

The mermaid is elegant and the pig is funny!

Karenladd said...

Wow, both cards are wonderful but that little sun-tanning piggie just has me laughing! Love your fancy fold and all the sparkly glitter

Frann said...

Great cards!!! The "porthole" and the border are perfect with the mermaid. The pig card is oh, so cute and the glittery sand is wonderful.

Pat Garvin said...

The pig laying on the beach is hysterical.

Pat Garvin said...

The pig laying on the beach is hysterical.

Candy Meyers said...

Darling cards. Loved them both.
Candy Meyers

HelenM said...

the pig is adorable. the mermaid is beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration

Penny Ockey said...

I like the soft backgroud color for the mermaid. Really makes her 'pop'. The pigs looks like they are 'tickled pink' to be on your card. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

Yup, it is the pig! well done

Jean Bullock said...

Great coloring on the mermaid. The card is really cool. I also like the piggy card. How fun to see him enjoying the beach. Love all the sparkles!

Rita B said...

I Need the Pigs on Parade stamp set. How fun!!!

AMY MCCABE said...

Great images! Love the pig!

Billie A said...

Great cards, great colors and images. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug.

Debi said...

I always look forward to your cards Marie. Great how the MS punch is just perfect for your theme on the first card. The second card is amazing with all the various techniques. You never disappoint!

Lois Gulotta said...

I love the cut out on the mermaid card and that pig is just too cute.

Gina Howe said...

Very nice cards! The mermaid card is so pretty! I love that punch, it's one of my favorites. The pig card is adorable! I especially like the way you used the pig on the blanket to hold up the easel card. Very clever!

Pamela Selinski said...

Both cards are pretty. I love the mermaid at the window to the sea and of course what can you say about a cute little pig except that I love the background with all the embossing.

Anonymous said...

I've seen that M.S. border punch & couldn't come up with any ideas so now you've given me an idea for it.
When I saw the pig I thought this gal is off her beach rocker! Then I moved on down your page & now I must say that is one very creative card. Love the suntanning pig. Too darn cute!
LindaGibb

Julie said...

I just love the pig on a blanket.
It is so much cuter than a pig "in" a blanket. LOL

Rose Wilson said...

love the colors and the pig and the great embossing job thanks

Anonymous said...

That is a sweet seahorse, Marie, and the coloring on this card is beautiful but my fav is the pig card that put a smile on my face today. Hog heaven is right! Gotta love relaxing in the water! Thanks for sharing these great cards and details on how you made them.

Nina

Alane said...

The mermaid card is an inspiration to me because I like look of watercolors but have a hard time using them, so your idea of using watercolor pencils is great. I've never used them before but I will try them since your results are wonderful! The pig card is a hoot! I love the,"bubbles", and of course the 2 pigs

Alane Jackson said...

I love the stamps you used too!

Dianne Potter said...

Love Serena, but the pig card is absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful cards. Really like the pig card, so adorable. Love all the sparkle.

Judy said...

So cute. I love the mermaid card especially using the circle to highlight the seahorse and the border.

Shanna Shands said...

Super fun set of cards.

Winterseve said...

While i'm excited to use the serena set i love the pigs on parade use!!! The easel card is a new favorite of mine. I have to get that ser now!

Elin said...

Lovely cards, awesome effects and colours. Never seen the scallop waves before, but what a fantastic idea :) Thanks for playing with us over at Fussy&Fancy :)