Greetings! It’s time for the August Sparkle Blends Release Hop! There were 12 amazing new Sparkle Blends in this release & Rhiannon and I are so excited to share some of them with you! Make sure you head over to the Sparkle Blends Shop & check out Pizza Party, Kiss A Lot Of Frogs, Pineapple Garden, Watermelon, Use Your Emoji-nation, Wonderland, Flutter By Butterfly, Grown Up Grape Juice, Bee Creative, Baby Shark, Citrus Tornado, & Ladybird. If you act quickly, there even a few discounted Release Bundles left for order that include 2 free gifts & you will receive a pack of Glow In The Dark Bubbles with every order of $10 or more (while supplies last)! We’ll start with my card today.
We had gotten a new puppy just over a month ago. Her name is Dory and she is an absolute sweetheart. I was checking out some of the stamps from Sassy & Crafty and I came across Furever Friends, and there was Dory! I knew I needed the stamp set, just so I could color up my girl. So that was the jumping off point for my card.
I knew I needed to use the Ladybird Sparkle Blends with her, because Dory is black, and I really wanted to use some red with her, since I had paper pieced her bandanna with red. Look at how perfect that Sparkle Blend works with that pup! Sassy and adorable! I even left in a few of the “ladyirds” (that’s what ladybugs are called in the UK) in the shaker.
I created a mixed media background using the Comic Book 2 stencil from Sassy & Crafty, with Gelatos and black ink. My sentiment is pieced together from other Sassy & Crafty sets. And of course, I just had to include a picture of Dory, so you can see that a.) she’s adorable, b.) she looks very much like this stamp.
On to Rhiannon’s card….
Rhiannon made an awesome castle complete with a moat and a wizard! She had gotten inspired by the Build a Castle die set from Lawn Fawn, and when she saw the Baby Shark Sparkle Blend, she decided she wanted to surround her castle with a moat.
Rhiannon made the castle first, and used a cobble stone stencil from Dreamweaver to enhance it’s looks. For her door and window, she actually drew on the wood grain details! For the wizard, she drew stars on his cloak in pencil, and then colored around them with a purple marker and erased the pencil lines. For the moat, she opted to use only the opaque sequins, and leave out not only the sharks, but all of the translucent sequins too. She drew some simple, quick lines for her grass. She imitated stained glass by applying 2 colors of Nuvo Drops to her window.
That’s it for Rhiannon and I today. Phoenix will have a new card to share very soon. Below is the Giveaway information as well as the full hop list. You are defintely going to want to try to win one of these amazing prizes (I have seen them!!!), so please be sure to leave everyone some love. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Want a chance to win one of 6 awesome prize packs? Make sure you leave comments on all blog hop posts! Comments must be posted no later than 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, August 16th 2020. See the Doodles Paper Playground Hop Post for additional prize info, giveaway rules and entry details!Use Coupon Code: AUG15OFF to take 15% off your total order. (Excludes August Release Bundle. Can not be combined with other coupons or offers. Can not be applied to previous Purchases. Offer ends August 22nd, 2020.)
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Andre M. says
You’ve portrayed Dory perfectly on your card, fab colouring. Rhiannon did a wonderful job adding the woodgrain texture and how clever to add a moat to protect her castle! I’m always inspired by your family’s creativity.
Very cute cards. I am very impressed with the cards your children make as well!
Denise Bryant says
Dory is so cute and your card is awesome! Love the glasses on the pup! Rhiannon’s card is adorable! Awesome castle and moat!
Meghan Kennihan says
The puppy is SOOOO CUTE! And great matching card! I love the castle scene and the MOAT! Great idea!!!
Alyson Gold Horkavy says
These cards are too cute! I love how creative Rhiannon was with making Sparkle Blends into a moat. The Sassy and Crafty dog looks just like your Dory. 🙂
Sue D says
Love the adorable pup with the glasses. Very clever to make a moat out of sequins on the castle card.
I like the background for the dog card and the use of the blends for the shaker. Great idea for water use as well.
Alison that totally reminds me of Dory! And Rhiannin what a fantastic job you did! Your card is adorable!*