Monday 30 November 2015

SparkleNSprinkle December Reveal!

Hello everyone!

I can't believe it's the last reveal of the year!  Wow - time sure flies!

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle's
 Dec 1 Surprise Blog Hop!

This month the Designers were given a Surprise Package full of products found at the SNS Shoppe and were asked to create projects with these products.  So sit back, enjoy the Hop and get ready to have those creative juices flowing!

On Dec 3rd, ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs listed below. Please leave a comment with each Designer in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  You never know who the Mystery Designer will be that has the winning comment.

The Grand Prize Winner, which will be announced on the SNS Facebook page and on the SNS Blog, will receive a $20 gift certificate to go shopping at the SNS Shoppe.

The Blog Hop order this month is:

Jess *you are here!

(*Tip: if you have difficulty with a particular link, try clicking on the Designer's blog title to send you to their Home page.)

We would also like to thank all the Guest Designers who joined us this year:DianeAshleyAniChrisIrit, and Jess.  It was a pleasure having each of you on the team as Guest Designers!

We hope you enjoy the Surprise Blog Hop as much as we enjoyed creating projects for it.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  
 Wonder who the Mystery Host will be this month????

The Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge also begins today.  There are lots of prizes and recognition badges.  Come check out how you can become a SNS Featured Artist as well.  The theme is always Anything Goes using Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder, and/or Flock.

Have you checked out the SNS YouTube Channel featuring Demo Donna?  If not, then you are in for a real treat.  Subscribe today to get all the latest Demo Donna tips and techniques!

While we didn't reveal any NEW stamp sets, we were given a goodie bag FULL of products to play with.  I didn't know where to start - so I grabbed the Nuance Powders & Cherry Blossom stencil and went to work!

 Here is my supply list:

Phew!  That's a long list :)

First, I started by laying my Cherry Blossom Stencil overtop of a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Then, I took my Nuance Magenta Powders and tapped randomly over top of the stencil.  Using my MiniMister, I sprayed the paper & stencil to activate the watercolor powders.  Then, I carefully removed the stencil and immediately flipped it over onto another piece of Watercolor Paper to make a print.  This is how I created the background (I used the print piece!).  It's pretty neat how no two are alike when using these amazing powders!

After I let the paper dry, I then took the Butterfly stamp from Brocade Backgrounds, inked it up with Stazon Ink and randomly stamped twice on the background.  Using a fine tip paint brush, I used bleach to remove a bit of the watercolor from inside the butterfly's wings (sort of like reverse painting!).  Once I removed enough color, I once again let the paper dry. While it was drying, I stamped another butterfly onto a scrap piece of watercolor paper and used the Nuance Magenta Powders to watercolor it.  Then, I fussy cut it out.  On all 3 butterflies, I used the Quicky Glue Pen to outline and then added Golden Wheat Mircrofine Glitter for added sparkle!  I also randomly scribbled on the background with the Glue Pen and added the Golden Wheat Glitter to my doodles. 

I added a piece of Tear-ific tape along the bottom of my background and sprinkled on Amethyst Spray Embossing Powder, then heat set it.

My sentiments came from the Friendship Flowers stamp set.  I used Versamark Ink to stamp them, then sprinkled on Black Detail Emobssing powder & heat set.  I once again used the Nuance Magenta Powders to watercolor the "Friendship" sentiment.  They are so cool to work with and have a bit of a sheen to them.  I added Foam Squares to the back of the sentiments & butterfly to attach them to the background.  I mounted them on a piece of Hyacinth Cardstock and then onto the card base, all using Tear-ific Tape.

I hope you liked my creation for this reveal - I sure had fun making it!

Good luck in the Blog Hop!  Up next in the hop is Belinda and you can find her blog here.

Until next time,



  1. Gorgeous card and I love the way the background turned out. The butterflies looks amazing outlined in gold too.

  2. Fun card Jess! Love the butterflies!

  3. Really pretty! I love that stencil!

  4. Interesting idea on how you were able to make the background. Like the fact that it cannot be repeated and every one is unique.

  5. I am a huge butterfly fan,and i love the way you outlined them in the gold as well as making one three dimensional to stand out

  6. So beautiful Jess! Love the water color effect!

  7. Love your stencil technique, and the butterflies are so pretty- love the gold outline!

  8. I love this technique looks so beautiful

  9. Another beautiful card. So talented. I love the purples and the butterflies.

  10. Love the watercolor effect . . . haven't had the guts to try that technique yet.

  11. Beautiful card I luv butterflies

  12. The butterflies are beautiful.
    Love how their bodies and antennae are in gold.
    The one that is popped off the card is amazing.
    thanks for sharing a marvelous card.

  13. Great background and lovely card!

  14. Beautiful card! The background is really cool. And I love the butterflies.

  15. Oh this is just so gorgeous! I love the watercoloring!

    I am your new follower, #24! Come follow me back if you like! I am giving away Christmas Candy on my blog.


    1. Thanks Chriss! :) Just followed you back! :)

  16. Gorgeous card and love the stenciled design with the water colors.

  17. This is beautiful! I love the background and the butterflies. Very cool how you have one of the butterflies in 3D. It looks as if it is escaping from the background. Love it.

  18. Very pretty watercolor effect!

  19. Love that watercolor background. Beautiful card. TFS

  20. I love your card! The colors are great! Love the water color effects, too!

  21. love the amethyst, great card

  22. Purple always catches my eye, it's my favorite color. This is so gorgeous!! Love what you did with the stencil and butterflies.

  23. Love the background and the gold detail around the butterflies makes them pop!