Saturday, 11 May 2013

SNSS May Release Mini Blog Hop Day 1


Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the May Release Mini Blog Hops at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
I'm so excited to share today's set with you because it very
quickly became my favourite set EVER!
It's Landscape Silhouettes and with the variety of silhouettes,
the possibilities are
endless in creating scenes!
 
 

I used Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Clouds and Raindrops dies to make some
cloud die-cuts to mask and sponge a sky scene before stamping the lighthouse beach silhouette. 
The sun was masked with a circle cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Large.
The image panel is popped up over the dp background panels.
When sponging scenes like this leaving a little bit of white
(as I did between the pink and aqua) creates the illusion of light and helps with adding depth.
The sentiment is from another favourite SNSS set - Be Encouraged.
 
Other Supplies include:
Basic Gray Lucille dp
Stampin Up Pool Party, Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy, Blushing Bride
Ranger Distress Broken China
MFT Color Box Black Licorice ink
 
 
For this card I masked a sun with a post-it-note circle cut using one of the smallest Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles.  I stamped the purple mountains first, sponging under them to blend down into the green sponged area.  I then stamped the silhouette in black. 
I used simple colour blocks in matching cardstock in sort of a graphic random pattern.
Again the sentiment is from the very useful and uplifting set Be Encouraged.
 
Other supplies include:
Ranger Distress Broken China ink
Stampin Up Orchid Opulence, Lucky Limeade, Cool Caribbean
Versafine Black Onyx
 
 
 
Korin says she just couldn't stop when designing this one and I, for one, am glad she didn't!
The set even coordinates with some of the other silhouette sets.
Here are the details:
 
There are 12 images.
It measures  8" x 6".
The cityscape image measures 4 1/8" x 7/8".
It's designed by Korin Sutherland
The price is $26.
 
Check out some of the samples by our design team in the thumbnails below and be sure to leave comments on the blogs as you go, because we are giving this fabulous set to one lucky commenter!
The deadline to comment is midnight EST, Friday, May 17th.  The list of winners will be announced on the SNSS homepage on Monday, May 20th.
 
Thanks so much for joining us today, enjoy the rest of the hop!
 
 

59 comments:

Hannelie said...

Bridget I always get so excited when I spot a card of yours in my reader!
Your stamping is simply stunning!

Karen M said...

This is majestic, Bridget. You are a real artist. Beautiful work.

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Bridget, I adore the colors you used! These are fabulous!

Katie Sims said...

Mercy, Bridget! I feel like I end up saying the same thing about every one of your cards, but they are ALL truly beautiful! I am such a huge fan of your work! :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors on your silhouette cards!

Kim said...

Wonderful cards, Bridget! I love your backgrounds...stunning!

Jayne said...

Love that you used two images from this set so differently in the mountain set. Gorgeous cards.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Gorgeous cards and great use of color and technique. This would be my favorite set too if I had it!

cairn1 said...


What more can I say but; Beautiful!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sasha said...

I love silhouettes, Bridget, and both your cards look stunning using these stamps. The colours and your colouring is absolutely beautiful! x

K. Joy said...

Both of your cards are stunning, but my favorite is the lighthouse card! The clouds, the colors...the reflection in the water!!! Wow, just amazing. :) Beautifully done!! Thanks for sharing!

Jennie said...

Stunning designs Bridget!!! Love your use of color.

Cathymac said...

Both cards are simply gorgeous, Bridget! Love the colors and the way you blended the purple of the mountains down into the green! The contrast of color is very eye catching! Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugs!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous cards as always I love your work. One day I want to grow up to be as good as you are!

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are lovely. The first is my favorite. Really well done!

Gio Smith said...

Wow Bridget!! The backgrounds are amazing! Fantastic work!!

Rhonda Miller said...

These are both gorgeous. I love your background coloring.

anni said...

Beautiful cards! Love the purple mountains!

Jan Leslie said...

Wow love that pop of purple on the mountains ... your card is very vivid; colorful and pretty!

Michelle VP said...

Gorgeous! I love the bright colors that you've used with the silhouettes! :)

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love your sponged clouds and sun and how perfectly you mirrored them in the water in your first card and the nontraditional colors in your second card - I never would have thought to use them with the deer silhouette, but it sure looks pretty!

Papergirl said...

Love the use of coordinating color items/papers to reinforce the color theme. I will be using this technique too.

Donna Jones said...

Hi Bridget,
Stunning cards, love your colour palettes and the colour block technique on the mountain card :-)
Donna Jones

Heather said...

Aren't these both so pretty! Love the lighthouse with the sun shining across the water.

jean w. said...

So enjoying seeing how you all have created such beautiful cards from this set! Thanks so much for the tip in the shading of leaving the white - this is so helpful!

jimlynn said...

Wow! So very lovely
Lynn

Kathy Colegrove said...

Wow! Love the way you did the reflection of the sun in the first and LOVE LOVE the mountains in the second! Great work. Just beautiful.

Del Marie Riley said...

I really like your card. I'm getting so many ideas for this stamp set. Can't wait to get it.

Moosisk said...

GREAT cards! I love them both. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

momandmec said...

Both of your cards are awesome...love the purple and green combo of the second card...great sentiments on both!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning cards, Bridget! I love how you did your mountains/sky. Such an exquisite scene!

Unknown said...

I love the way you did this card the coloring is just beautiful.

Pati said...

Beautiful Cards! Love your sponging with vivid colors, so cool with the black silhouette. Pretty background papers with the lighthouse too.

Lizzie said...

I am so tickled to have found you thru Believe. I love your techniques. I am really going to follow you for the love of such vivid colors and wonderful sketches.
What a wonderful website this is. God Bless

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Bridget. You are the queen of sponging! Love the colors and what you did with the silhouette images.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Everything you do is just exquisite! This is another over the top gorgeous! I want to be you!

keeleykats said...

Both your cards are fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

~ Connie said...

AWESOME! Love your choice of colors and great sponging tech. So refreshing to use non-traditional color schemes - LOVE IT!

Sylvia said...

These cards are stunning! I love how you use colors. I am totally inspired. Thanks.

Terstamper said...

Very serene! Thanks for the tip on the light source.

Ter ;)

Beth B said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors. I would love to have the stamps!

zehra said...

these are gorgeous cards, love your sponging and the purple mountains are magnificent

Julie S. said...

Both of these cards are beautiful but that one of the mountains stands out!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So gorgeous. Beautiful sponging!

Gayle said...

Stunning cards and beautiful color combinations to highlight the silhouettes.

Angela and Bob said...

Wow what beautiful colors truly inspirational. I would have never thought of using these color combos but thankful for seeing the possibilities. Thanks

Janis said...

Your cards are unbelievably beautiful. How is it even possible to make something so gorgeous???? You have done it. Thanks for sharing your gifts with the rest of us!!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous sponged scene with this new set, Bridget. Your clouds and the reflection is perfect.

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow Bridget these cards are totally beautiful. Love the difference in colour choice and your masking/sponging is perfect.

itzamitzi said...

Both are lovely cards. THose purple mts. really stand out, and I love the blue sky above them. The lighthouse card is so soft and comforting. I love you addition of button that match.

Kim S said...

Truly stunning...I'm definitely going to get that set but I couldn't begin to create the works of art that you have!!

Cottage Crafter said...

Both your cards are gorgeous! Love the bold purple and black and green. Am loving those sillhouettes, and love seeing how differently they can be used.

Kris B said...

Both your cards are fantastic! Love the pink sun and the purple mountains! TFS God bless!!

StampingJudy said...

Wonderful silhouette cards! The background on each great is terrific.

Caroline said...

The purple really pops....and I can hear the ocean calling my name. Love this set and your creativity.

Marie said...

What beautiful cards! The colors are
just awesome! I love both of them.
The sentiments are perfect. Thank you for sharing them. Such a wonderful way to use the stamps.

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous blending and masking, the silhouettes are the star!

the primitive country bug said...

I am over the moon excited about this new silhouette stamp set. Your card is just gorgeous!