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Sept 1 New Reveal Blog Hop!
This month we are doing something a little different. Instead of releasing new stamp sets, we decided to do a themed reveal. Our theme is "Beach/Water" related, so you will see lots of different stamp sets used by our Designers. Any "beach themed" set will be 20% off until Sept 3. So once you finish the blog hop, head on over to the store and start shopping. All of the sets are available on cling mounted rubber or as a digital image.
Here are a few of the Beach themed sets being used this month:
Mermaid Kisses 529 (rubber only)
On Sept 3, one GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected from the comments left on the Designers' blogs. 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 winner will get to choose FOUR beach/water themed stamp sets of his/her choice (or the digi version, if preferred).
The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Sept 3 on the SNS Facebook page, the Designer's blogs, and here on the SNS Blog.
In addition to our regular Designers, two of our 2015 Guest Designers this month, Ani and Chris are with us again this month.
The Blog Hop order this month is:
Belinda (your 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.)
Hope you all have had a wonderful summer!! I enjoyed 2 weeks with my grandchildren visiting Disneyland and beach fun on the beautiful California beaches!! Love this month's reveal using all the fun beach stamp sets! On my layout I used the Tropical stamp set along with Camera Life and Flourishes #2.
To start creating my background paper I used a 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper that was trimmed to 11 x 11. The flourishes were stamped with versamark and embossed with White EP. The next step was to add color, that was done using Ultramarine Blue and Violet Color Burst. Small amount of powder was sprinkled all over the paper and misted with water. The colors just came to life and created the perfect background. Next I used a Tim Holtz's stencil along with white embossing paste randomly around the page. Once dry the larger dots were created with a second stencil, embossing paste and Ocean glitter.
The next step was to create my embellishments for my layout. I started stamping my sea shells with versamark and embossed with Glitzy Gold and Hit the Beach EP. Color was added using copic markers. The shells were then fussy cut out, and small dots of liquid glass was added to them.
Using my Silhouette the other chipboard embellishments were cut.
The title was stamped using a stamp from the Camera Life stamp set. Versamark ink was used to stamp the title and it was embossed with Sapphire EP
Small sea shells were added to the layout along with cheese cloth. Once the elements were on the page small amount of gesso was added to give a distressed look.
The larger chipboard flourish was covered with gesso and a bit of sparkle was added by apply Sparkling Snow glitter while the gesso was still wet.
Sparkle was also added to the sea shells using a small brush, brushable glue and Sparkling Snow glitter.
Pearls were added for a little extra bling.
The layout was then glued to a 12 x 12 piece of white cardstock. The edges were distressed and inked with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout, the next stop on our blog hop is Shona!
Have fun and enjoy all the beautiful project our talented designers have created. Good luck to you all!!
A little sneak peek of more beach project to come!! Hope you will come back to see the reveal!!
We love reading your comments and hope that we have inspired you as well. If you can not leave a comment for some reason, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comment and the name of the blog or the Designer you are commenting about.
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.
We hope you enjoy the New Reveal Blog Hop as much as we do. 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????