Hello Sparkle Blends Fans! Its that exciting time again! That’s right, its time for our August Release Blog Hop!We have 6 brand new blends for you this month, and the design team has been hard at work creating inspiration projects to share them with you! This collection is perfect for those late summer projects we’re all working on, as well as some sweet pastels for the tiny humans in our lives. Check out Peridot, Sapphire, Grapefruit, Awesomesauce, Precious Girl & Sweet Boy!
Our latest Sparkle Blends are live for purchase, right now, at White Rose Crafts & you can find detailed descriptions and direct links in our August Release Blog Post!The Designing Divas have really come through with some fantastic inspiration this month, so make sure you leave them some comment love for a chance to win one of the prizes listed below! Do you have a favorite blend from this release? Make sure you circle back to the Doodles Paper Playground Blog and leave a comment with your favorite blend for a chance to win a pack!
GIVEAWAY:We have 3 fantastic prizes for you this month! Make sure you leave comments on each leg of the hop for more chances to win! Earn 2 extra entries if you share the hop on Facebook (mention that you did in comments)!
GRAND PRIZE: Win full size packages of all 6 blends from our August Release, plus a prize pack that includes: Docrafts Mix Match & Layer Up “Paisley” stamp set, Clearly Besotted “Cupid Cutie” mini stamp set, Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile” embossing folder, Kaisercraft self adhesive “Wooden Flourishes – Envelopes” wood veneers & 34 sheets of assorted 6×6 paper in fun Jewel Toned patterns (from my own collection)
SECOND PRIZE: Win Mini Size Packs of all 6 blends from our August Release, plus a surprise mini stamp set.
DOOR PRIZE: Win one full size pack of your favorite blend from this release
(Rules: Must be at least 18 to enter. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Please leave comments on participating blog posts to earn giveaway entries. All entries must be received no later than 11:59pm EST on Monday, August 19 2019. Winners will be chosen and announced no later than Wednesday, August 21 2019 here on the blog and on our Facebook page. Winners must email DoodlesPaperPlayground@gmail.com with their address info no later than Friday, August 23 2019 to claim their prize. Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Blogger, Facebook or any of their entities.)
This first card was created by Phoenix. Amber, the owner of Doodles Paper Playground, sent him and Rhiannon a big box of fun crafty goodies to use on their projects, and this card is comprised of just some of the things in the box. He really fell in love with the colored-in anchor, as well as the holographic card and mulberry paper. He thought all of these elements worked perfectly with the new “Grapefruit” and “Sweet Boy” Sparkle Blends. His sentiment is from the Nautical Anchor stamp set from Stampendous.
He loved how quickly this card came together. I think it’s a beautiful card with amazing shine and texture.
Rhiannon took more of a clean and simple approach to her card. She made this for my sister’s birthday. You may recall seeing the card Phoenix made for her the other day. If you missed it you can check it out HERE. Rhiannon chose to work with the “Peridot” Sparkle Blend, since it’s the August Birthstone. She stamped and colored the “Cosmos Friend” Cling Stamp set from Stampendous. She colored in and wrote her sentiment with Memento Markers. I love that she added sequins to the centers of the flowers!
You can see just how varied the shades of green are in the “Peridot” Sparkle Blend. Just like actual peridot! I especially love the more satin-finish sequins in this Blend.
This happens to be the birthday card that I made for my sister. I used the super fun Sparkle Blend, called “Awesomesauce.” It has these funny emojis, bright colors, and fun shapes of sequins. This one totally yells, “celebration!” I also used Fluffy Gustav as my focal image. He’s from Useless Trinkets, which is my friend Jessa’s blog. She has some of the cutest digis, and they’re all for free. Please check them out and give her some love. I colored him with Memento Markers. For my background, I used one of the coffee stamps from Ink Road Stamps‘ “Mug Life” set, which is a favorite of mine. I stamped the cups with Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide, and smudged the images while they were still wet. That may or may not have been a mistake. 😉 But I went with it! Then I splattered on some Frayed Burlap, Worn Lipstick, and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide for some more interest. And last, I stenciled a Diagonal Stripe with Twisted Citron directly on my card base. Fluffy Gustav is so adorable, and goes just perfectly with the fun Awesomesauce Sparkle Blend.
So I hope you’ve enjoyed all 3 of our projects! You’ve gotten to see four of the new Blends in action on our cards. Which is your new favorite Blend? We look forward to seeing what you create!
As always, the limited edition August Release is mixed by hand in small batches and is available for purchase while supplies last, exclusively at White Rose Crafts! If you see one you love, make sure you order today, before they’re sold out for good! You can use my code, “Alison 15” to save 15% off of your purchase. And don’t forget to check out all of the stops on the hop to see what the rest of the team has created. Below is the full hop list. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
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