Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sparkle N Sprinkle October 1st Reveal

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle October 1 Reveal
This month SIX new stamp sets are being introduced.  These sets are 20% off their regular price, until October 3rd.  All the new reveal sets are available on Cling Mounted Rubber and as a digital image.

The sets are:
Welcome Autumn #650   (Digi version - DIGI650)
Party Penguins #654  (Digi version - DIGI654)
Witches Brew #660  (Digi version - DIGI660)
Bubble Gum #664  (Digi version - DIGI664)
Beautiful Friendship #665  (Digi version - DIGI665)
Ellie’s Dance Lesson #667  (Digi version - DIGI667)

The Bubble Gum, set #664 is the stamp set featured in  This Month’s Technique Video.

On Oct 3rd,  one Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the comments left on the designers’ blogs listed below.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive their choice of:
1)  all SIX of the new rubber stamp sets
2)  all the new digital stamps and digital stamp sets.

(Tip: if you have a problem with a particular link, try clicking on the person’s blog title to send you to their Home page.)

The new SNS Creative Challenges also begins today, with lots of prizes and recognition badges.

The winner of the blog hop will be announced on Oct 3 on Facebook, the SNS blog, and on our blogs:

I used the new Welcome Autumn for the card I am sharing today.  It has such an amazing image and two lovely sentiments.  Sometimes a detailed image like this can be a bit intimidating so I wanted to show a way that does not require coloring the entire image.

I stamped the image three times with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  I used one image as the main card front, coloring only the small butterfly and distressing and inking the edges.  I die cut two different size Spellbinders’ Pumpkins dies from the left and right side of the two remaining images.  I colored both of these with Copic Markers.

I inked the edges of each pumpkin with a mix of Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon Distress ink and Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  Next I added Sienna Star embossing powder,using the Distressed Embossing Powder Technique from the Sparkle N Sprinkle Tips andTechniques section.  These were popped up over the main image, lining up the design.

I used a lot of different layers behind the main image.  The yellow layers were edged with Cherry Lemonade glitter, using Brushable Glue.  The orange and burlap layers were sponged with ink and then the edges were embossed, once again using the Distressed Embossing Powder Technique and Clementine and Teddy Brown embossing powders.  I used a fun technique on the burlap, adding Bronze Splendor glitter on top of the embossed edges with Versamark ink.  When you heat set a second time, the melted embossing powder keep the glitter in place.  Excess glitter can be removed with a glitter brush once all had cooled.  This technique can also be used on stamped images.

The sentiment was heat embossed with Teddy Brown embossing powder, die cut with a tag die, and sponged with ink.  The middle was popped up to a dimensional look and a raffia bow and green jewel was added. Colored and fussy cut butterflies were added, one on top of the previously colored butterfly and one off to the left side.  I added jewels from Mon Ami Gabby Diamond Mesh in each corner for a final touch.  Full details for this card can be found in the SNS gallery.

We hope you enjoy the New Reveals as much as we do!  Don’t forget to leave a comment with each Designer to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  We love reading your comments and hope we have inspired you as well.  If you absolutely cannot leave a comment for some reason, please email icinganne@yahoo.com with your comment and the name of the blog or Designer you are commenting about.
Wonder which Designer contains the Grand Prize this month?

I hope you enjoy all the new sets and the inspiration provided.

E. Marie 
Crafts and Me September Challenge #150-Time for Anything 
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #185: Anything Goes 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 55 Anything Goes.With a Twist - Camera, Spotlighting 
Going Grey With Scrap-Ceations Challenge:  Fall 
{PIN}spirational Challenge #125 – Anything Could Happen 
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge – Anything Goes 
House Of Cards October Challenge: Punches and Dies 
Incy Wincy Desings Challenge – Something Old and Something New (Old-Burlap and Dies/New-Stamp and Bling) 
Sweet Stamps.com Challenge #189 – Dies 
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBSCL214 - Fall Inspired (Inspired by Pumpkin Picture)


Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the idea of the spotlighting! It works so well with a big stamp like this! Love the colors you used Marie!

Belinda said...

Wow Marie, I love how you used the pumpkin spotlight!! Your colors are beautiful!

barbara macaskill said...

This is my favorite new stamp set and would make a wonderful Birthday present for me!! You did an amazing job with coloring this wonderful image!! Would be over the moon to win it so I can make a ton of cards and home décor pieces!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandra H said...

Marie this is gorgeous! x

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful, Marie! I love that you used the pumpkins as "spotlighting" this marvelous image, and that you layered those for further dimension - The frame is WONDERFUL! Thank you for the tips in creating it, too! Beautiful card! hugs, de

Anne Temple said...

What a fabulous way to do the spotlighting technique. Love the pumpkins outline. Amazing card!

Lori Kobular said...

Your card is great! I would never think to only color half of a stamped image, but it turned out great! I am going to have to try that! I love the stamp with the gourds and kitties! The burlap on your card really gives it the fall look!

Anonymous said...

what a clever idea. I really thought this was a picture that you could display on a mantel. It's too pretty to be just a card.
Love the idea of just coloring part of the image and popping it and the butterflies off the card.
thanks for sharing a fantastic project.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

You always come up with a clever way of using the images and this one really makes part of the image pop, Marie. Love all those beautiful textured layers too.

April said...

I just love how you spotlighted using the pumpkin dies. I also love the sparkle around the edges. Great job! xo

HelenM said...

What a nice fall card!! Thanks for the inspration

Pat said...

What a terrific idea! I really like how using the double image looks.

Eret said...

Absolutely billiant use of this stamp. Love the pumkin shapes as a spotlight. All the layers are wonderul with their different distressing. Stunning card, Marie!

namabear said...

WoW what a beautiful card luv the layering of different mediums and the spotlighting and yes I thought that the stamp was some what intimidating but now I think I just might try it. Thanks for the tips

AuntDi said...

Love this card! The different techniques and textures are great. I never would have thought to not color the entire stamp, or to use other stamps over this one. Great ideas.

Cheryl B said...

Love your pumpkin idea, it worked so well with this image.

Jean Bullock said...

What a creative card. I love the stamping on the pumpkins and the line image in the background. I am not a big fan of burlap and this is one of the few times I really like it on a card. You have captured the feel of Fall. Well done.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a gorgeous Autumn themed card ! I think you used this stamp perfectly ! Wonderful techniques !

Hazel said...

Super spotlighting. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 55 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Denise said...

Wow wow wow!! Wow what a lovely combination of cards! This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your fab creation with us at SweetStamps.com! Good luck and I hope you will come back next week and join us for a new challenge again!
Crafty Hugs

P.S. Love you Blog!

Donna Nuce said...

Such a cool spotlight card. Love how the pumpkins become the main focus. It reminds me of the old find the hidden objects pictures when we were kids. Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge blog.

Darcy Schroeder said...

A very unique and beautifully made card!! Truly amazing! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door challenge!! Hope to see you next week!

L.B. said...

it was not until the close up that i saw the whole beauty with the colored images on the pumpkins...very cool look.Thanks for joining us at DCD this week.

Gerlinde said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the glittery edges and layers and especially the pumpkin shaped stamped part

Sandra H said...

Hi Marie, Your latest card keeps putting me back to the dash board so l cannot comments xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful winter card :) I love the colors. Thanks to join us in House Of Cards!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Marie, what a beautiful fall card that is perfect for the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge! I just love your pumpkins and how you've spotlighted them and colored them so beautifully! I love it! So glad you've joined us, and we hope to see you again! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Marie!! It has been a while since I have seen you join the ODBD challenge!! What a fun and beautiful fall card!! Love all the details and coloring!! Thanks so much for joining us at ODBD!

Toni said...

What a clever way to highlight the parts of the image you colored. And you colored it so well!


Mynn xx said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the way you did your spotlight coloring--it's awesome! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: I hope you link up with us at Great Impressions, too! We're looking for elegant autumnal creations and this would be PERFECT! :)

Gale said...

Lovely Fall card Marie. Love the stamp. Your card is perfect for our “Fall Challenge” at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations. We hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Linda Carson said...

Very clever and creative use of the spotlight technique! Fabulous coloring and details! Thanks Marie for creating w/us this week at ODBD!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Great technique on this lovely card!

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge!

Vannessa said...

Love the rustic feel to your card with the fabulous spotlighting! Thank you for joining in the House of Cards Challenge this month.

Hugs, Vannessa