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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Ghosts & Goblins Fall Frolic Blog Hop

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And welcome to my page on the Hop!  Hopefully you've arrived here from Shona's Blog and have been enjoying everyone's great fall designs!  If not, you may want to hop back to the SNS Home Blog to start at the beginning and get all the details about how to qualify for our great prizes too!  Don't forget you can click on any of the bold, colored words for links to the other blogs or for further information

For my first card, I used one of our newest Halloween stamp designs....and a definite favorite amongst the designers!  I have a feeling you have already (or will be) seeing more than one design using Celeste the Good Witch.  Not only is it a a new favorite among the staff; it's a beautiful stamp that is now available in both a cling mount rubber stamp or as a digital stamp if you prefer that type (or like instant gratification lol!)



I chose to work with Celeste from a digital stamp this time and printed her out around 3".  

If you're familiar with digital images, you might want to skip this paragraph.  If you've never worked with digitals before, don't be scared off by them.  This image is actually my first project using a digital image and I can assure you that it's quite easy.  In a nutshell, you'll take the digital image(s) that are sent to you after you make a purchase and save them to your computer (create a file on your computer to store all your "digis" - as they're affectionately called).  When you're ready to use the image - copy & paste the image into a Word Document or pdf file if you prefer.  Adjust the size or make any other edits you'd like just as you would any other image in Word.  Then print it off on your printer using the same paper you'd normally use for the type marker (or other coloring medium) you intend to you.  Be sure to let the ink dry thoroughly or heat set it if you'd like to use it right away.  If you're unsure, you can always test your paper & markers with a test image to make sure the print ink doesn't smear.  If the printer ink does smudge; see if you can try a different printer - most inks are compatible if left to dry thoroughly or are heat set.  Then just color & cut out by hand or better yet use one of the many great Spellbinder dies.  Finish by decorating/embellishing like usual!  (Digital images really come to life by adding glitter, flocking, or even embossing powder!)  It's really quite simple to work with digitals, but if you ever have any trouble; let us know - the staff & designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle are always happy to help!

Now, a little more about the card..... I had spent a lot of time coloring Celeste, so I wanted her to really be the main focus of this card.  Using a Step Card; she stands out front and center.  A touch of Sparkling Snow glitter on her outfit and in the starry sky gives all her beautiful colors even more "pop".  The sparkly Royal Purple embossing powder frames & accents her perfectly.  And the Magical Day saying is the perfect complement to the the beautiful Celeste.  To coordinate the rest of the card, touches of sparkling snow glitter were added randomly to the moons & stars in the designer paper and also around the saying piece.  Full instructions for this card can be found here.

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My second design today is just pure FUN!  Perfect for kids of all ages - it's sparkling & colorful design will make anyone's Halloween extra fun.  Hocus Pocus which comes from the Wanda Witch Halloween set is colored with Copic markers and embossed with Midnight Madness embossing powderThe saying is cut out with what is actually the center portion of a Spellbinder Polka Dot Frame.  That's the part you'd normally remove so you'd only have an outer frame left.  But you know I love versatility and the size & shape was just perfect for this!   A little black baker's twine was added as an accent behind the saying.
 


Look at All The Sparkle when you move it!

 
And for some final Halloween fun, I added the spooky eyes looking out all over the card.  Oh my, I just love the fun element they add to the whole look!  Full instructions for this card can be found in the SNS Art Gallery here.



I hope you've enjoyed yourself on my stop of today's hop and would love to hear what you thought of these projects.  Plus, Don't forget that commenting on every stop also qualifies you for the prizes!!  So leave a little comment and then hop on over to April's Blog - the next stop for the Fall Frolic!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!   I always appreciate your visits and hope you'll stop back!

Until next time,
***Julie***


50 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Julie, your cards are so great. The 1st card is really stunning. Love all the glitter on the frame. Its a perfect addition.

Karalee said...

Julie, love the bold colors. And the wiggly eyes are too cute!

Debi said...

Nice job on both cards Julie. Celeste really does stand out with that great coloring and placement. The brief tutorial on how to use the digis is very helpful too.

April said...

You did a great job on both cards! I love the glittery purple frame and the design and layout on the second!

Brenda said...

Great job in coloring Celeste!!! The glitter frame really makes the card and it was perfect for the step card. I'm a huge fan of google eyes and they were perfect on those circles and made a nice companion to the hocus pocus panel!

Shanna Shands said...

Your first card is just great. I love the colors and the glitter!!!! Your second card is great for any age!

Frann said...

Both cards are simply stunning! I love all the sparkles and the wiggle eyes.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great cards Julie, fantastic sparkly frame on the first and your coloring of Celeste is wonderful! What card is complete without wiggly eyes? Great addition to your second card.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Love the "Good Witch" she is so much fun to color!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful coloring!!! Love the fun circles cards!
Kim
Kasot@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love the shading and coloring. Beautiful cards. Susan Cavas Smith
scsjafra@strato.net

elf1023 said...

Love your cards and the way you color.

creativearts said...

Wow! Your cards are so great, Julie! I really love how you have the purple glitter surrounding the stamped image, really makes it pop.

Carol Jones said...

Both cards are stunning; I especially love the second one--perfect for my several small grandchildren! Thanks.

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, you've captivated me once again! Love the sparkly brilliance surround Celeste - and your coloring is gorgeous! All the glitters surrounding the main image, found even in the background paper, look fabuloso! Your hocus pocus card totally cracked me up - I'll be CASing your idea for sure. Toooo funny!

KristiDaroci said...

It's amazing how such little touches like googly eyes can really make the card!

Keri Brown said...

I am not sure which one of these I like better... You did a wonderful job on both of them... :)

namabear said...

Great cards Julie I like the Hocus Pocus card I think I will make that one with my grand-babies they will luv the wiggle eyes LOL. Thanks for sharing.

NanaConnie said...

Love your coloring on Celeste, Julie! Love the simplicity of the Hocus Pocus card, too. Fab papers.

Carol Drumwright said...

WOW! Love the colors and detail. They just pop right out at you! Thanks so much for sharing your art!

Susannah said...

The purple glitter is great and the googlie eyes are fun.

Anonymous said...

I like the witch. Coloring is very good. Nice card.

Rose Wilson said...

love the way you colored in Celeste she was awesome very pretty you can tell you spent a lot of time on. On the other card my sister names is Wanda and we called her Wanda the witch all the time hahahahaha thank you very much for showing us

Lynne P said...

I admit I have not tried digital stamps, even though I took a class last year. I think I will try it and see what happens. Your witch looks so beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me and for sharing a technique and two great cards.

Amanda R said...

Celeste is just lovely Julie, you have colored her to perfection and your second card is just too cute! Love the glitter but my fav part is the googly eyes! Great idea!

Gita said...

Celeste digi is pretty. Both cards are terrific. Love the touch with the googly eyes on the second.

Dianne Potter said...

Googley eyes make the 2nd card so much fun. But, the purple glittered frame around the witch makes the 1st card really pop! Thank you for sharing.

cincyem said...

I love both cards, but the googly eye accents really added so much to the card. I'm sure kids will especially love it.

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards. Your coloring is awesome!

ShirleyTACS said...

Thanks for sharing. both cards are great.

Kathy Vogel said...

Celeste is really pretty and I simply love the way you colored her. I particularly like the perfect way her hair came out. The purple frame is just great.

E. Marie said...

Your coloring on Celeste is awesome and she really stands out with the glittery frame behind her. Your second card is too cute with those google eyes. Great idea!!

Anonymous said...

Love the good witch...you did an awesome job coloring her! But my favorite is the Hocus Pocus card!!! My favorite holloween movie!

Jessicalovitch@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

You sure were successful in making lovely Celeste the focal point for your first card by coloring her so beautifully and surrounding her with the striking moons and stars in white on black with glitter. She is gorgeous. For your second card, I was surprised that you made the saying the main focal card, but I like it because it is such a fun card with all of its different sized and colored circles. The eerie looking eyes just cemented the idea of Halloween in my mind. Serenity1944

Katy said...

Wow! The first card is stunning! Great job with the digi! The 2nd is so fun! Love the eyes and sentiment! :)

Karenladd said...

Both cards are wonderful but WOW, the first card just knocked my socks off!! Gorgeous colors and sparkle and love how you colored her!

NWFlamingo said...

Nice! Love the coloring and the plethora of eyeballs!

Cheryl B said...

love the hocus pocus with the glitter and wiggle eyes!

purusty said...

like the glamorous with & all the purple border,the whole card is my favorite so far. I also enjoyed the 2nd card though it had a different look Tks

dmbennett said...

Beautiful cards. Really like the witch. Love the added wiggle eyes on your 2nd card, would never have thought to do that.

Jacqueline Smith said...

These cards are simply outstanding. Love all the details on your cards!

Anonymous said...

Celeste does look so magical. I love it.

Cammy404 said...

I LOVE your coloring! Celeste looked beautiful and you did a wonderful job coloring her. Your second card was fun, I will have to try it with my kids. The wiggly eyes are too cute!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are adorable. The second one looks so fun and funky with those googly eyes everywhere.

Anonymous said...

I like your selection of purple to go with the Halloween orange. Both cards are so Totally different and interesting.
Janet

Gerlinde said...

Just love both these cards, Julie! The googly eyes on the second one are fabulous and the coloring on the first is divine! Great job!

Cat said...

OMGosh! LOVE the bright colors, LO, and gorgeous coloring on your amazing cards!

carrie said...

Great cards! Love the creative idea with the circles and google eyes. The layout with the first card is spectacular.

Karin said...

WOWZA! That frame is just beautiful and you coloring is just amazing! Love the second card too...the googly eyes made me smile!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Your cards really are magical! Your witch is colored to perfection and I love all the extra touches. And the Hocus Pocus card is just pure FUN. Great inspirations.