Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Deco Divas - Love is in the Air Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle - Deco Divas - Love is in the Air Blog Hop!!!
If you hopped here by way of  Jill Jacobsen's blog, then you are in the right place!
Otherwise, you might want to start back at the beginning  (Sparkle N Sprinkle) to make sure you are eligible for the four great prizes that are available. 

I really like the Heure de Party image by Gail Burton, so I chose that to share with you for this hop.  I pretty much stuck to the Deco Diva portion of the blog hop and have done the same image in two different styles and colors.

The first is black & white with a hint of red.  I used my trusty Copic markers to color the images on both cards.  Sparkling Snow glitter from SNS is used to highlight this one and Silver Leaf glitter tinsel also from SNS edges the rosette.  Some black velvet ribbon - a gorgeous black and white swirl designer paper, a crystal ring, a half pearl and rhinestones top it off.

Click on either of the main images to go directly to the SNS Gallery for full instructions and products.



For my second card, I decided to go with jewel tones.  I used Bridal & Orchid glitters from SNS to highlight the dresses and Purple Dust on a strip of Super Adhesive Sheet for the border.  I topped it off with a border punch from Martha Stewart and some half pearls and crystal flowers.  The black background was stamped with Versamark and I brushed on Interference Violet Perfect Pearls from Ranger over the Versamark to achieve just a hint of design.  The Spellbinders Label die cut out was then embossed using one of my favorite embossing folders from Stampin' Up.

 




 I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and all the fabulous cards that the designers have created!  No one knows who has the mystery prizes on their blogs so don't forget to leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes and be sure to head on back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to answer that mystery question!

Thanks for spending a little time on my blog!  Hope you enjoyed it!


Your final destination is the SNS Blog! To become eligible for the Grand Prize and three mystery prizes, please leave a comment on my blog below and return to the SNS blog and answer one or both of the following questions. There are no right or wrong answers LOL


What's your favorite Valentine's Day tradition???   What's your inner Diva like??   Answering these questions back on the SNS Home Blog comments makes you eligible for the Grand Prize and 3 other secondary prizes! Good Luck!

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40 comments:

  1. Love the ladies. They are certainly dressed for a night on the town! The addition of the pearls and flowers in the border cut out was great.

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  2. You have made the diva's come alive.Beautiful coloring.Love the rosette and the pearls and jewels on the cards.

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  3. Very elegant with just the touch of color and then the jewel tones!

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  4. Lovely! I can't pick a favorite here!

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  5. Good Morning Brenda!!! Love the color difference between your two cards. The black and white is stunning and the purple is so vibrant. Those girls are glammed up to party on!

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  6. I love your stylish cards Brenda! If only I looked as chic as these women...lol! I love the outfits you gave them and that glittery rosette on the first card looks amazing!

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  7. Wow Brenda your cards are so chic and fab. I love the strong colors and sparkle xxx

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  8. Brenda these are both great but I LOVE that rosette with the glitter on the edges, just gorgeous! Thanks for the email this morning, I fixed my link right away.

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  9. Brenda, these cards are gorgeous! I love the first card where the red just pops and I love the rosette. The second one is so pretty and I love the punch along the side!

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  10. oooo..so love both cards, Brenda. They just so elegant and the colors really set them off! I think the silver is my absolute fave...well, no, maybe the rich colors...ok, I choose them both!

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  11. Wow Brenda - you always do such an outstanding job with the Divas! The first one is MY favorite though. The monotone look with the red and that sparkly medallion - Gorgeous! On the second card, I love what you did with the pearl & floral gem border. I have bunches of those floral gems but only use them occasionally because I'm afraid they'll overpower. LOVE how you used them - such a pretty accent!

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  12. Brenda, your cards ALWAYS leave me feeling inspired. These have totally grabbed my attention and shouted "Use those Gale Burton images you love". The coloring on the 2nd card is impeccable! So glittery and reminiscent of night club life in the 30s-40s. Wish I could still move like that. The rosette on your first card looks like it BELONGS on one of those dresses from back then, and the coloring is PERFECT for the era! Wish I could live inside your imagination when my Muse takes off for Disney World! (which is pretty often) LOL Thanks for sharing spectacular cards. Now to answer your inner diva question... hmmmmm

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  13. Oh, I forgot! LOVE your new blog look - very easy to read and enjoy all the happenings you have going on. Your header is BEAUTIFUL - perfect for Brenda Smalle!

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  14. Great cards. I have my ladies colored and I have been going crazy trying to find some papers I could use with these ladies. I love you rosette too. I will definitely be using you as my inspiration! Thanks.

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  15. Awesome Cards the Colors and the papers are great love the Ladies. With the blong and glitter just adds that very special touch. Love the way you have layered your cards. thanks for sharing
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  16. Beautiful cards. I really enjoyed my first blog hop and am sad it has come to an end. I am filled with lots of crafty thoughts on things that I would love to try. Thank you!

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  17. You always do such fantastic artwork....and this time it is no exception. Again, beautiful. I just love the way you embellish the cards too. It was a wonderful hop.

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  18. Brenda, I see they saved the best for last. Magnificent cards! I especially love the black and silver rosette on the first one. It's a perfect finishing accent. Everyone did such fantastic projects, I think I've run out of adjectives. Great inspiration from everyone. Thanks for a fantastic hop!

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  19. Well Brenda, my most favorite colors for Valentine cards is black and red. You really made a fab retro card....love the bg paper and the rosette is a perfect embellishment. Then the second has my favorite color--purple! And those ladies look like hollywood came alive! Fantastic cards.

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  20. So elegant and fancy!! LOVE that rosette with the glitter on the first card and love how you showed the image with different color schemes...they are both gorgeous!

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  21. Both are extremely beautiful cards. The black & white with just a touch of red is very elegant. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Brenda, I love your cards. Those are three hot Divas!! I am partial to those MS punches and love how you layered them and added jewels and pearls. Awesome. Love the Silver Leaf glitter tinsel on your amazing rosette.

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  23. Your cards have so much detail and great color on all of them you are a true artist thank you for sharing with me.

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  24. Beautiful cards, Brenda! I can't say that I have a favorite - they're both so classy. Elegant and classy - just like all your cards!

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  25. Beautiful cards, Brenda! Great coloring, sparkle, etc.

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  26. Brenda love your cards and the colors you choose. I really like the rosette in the black and red card. The purple dust glitter is one of my favorites. Great cards.

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  27. The black and white card with just a touch of color is very elegant. Loved the use of the copic markers on the second one, very pretty.

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  28. The mono tones of the first card are awesome Something I just never considered until now. The colors on the second card and just so NOW connected with the deco look

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  29. The color combinations are striking!

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  30. I love seeing both your cards in the 2 color combinations. The first one looks so classy and beautiful - I loved it. The second one was WOW. The colors were so bold. I like that diva stamp.

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  31. Loved both of your cards. They each looked very classy but I really liked the first one.

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  32. i love the gail burton ladies & your use of trims & punches

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  33. I love all the glittery goodness on both of your cards. I like the simple elegance of the first card. I particularly like the colorful second card, especially the purple as that is my favorite color.

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  34. Just testing to see if you actually got rid of that dreaded word verification step. :-)

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  35. Yepper! You did good. Isn't it a shame that the option is not available under the new format - only the old format. When the old format goes away, there will be several little things go away with it.

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  36. Love the 2 different cards with the same stamp! Love that rosette too!

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  37. Beautiful cards Brenda, love all the glitter!

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