Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 2

My cards for Day Two of the Mark’s Finest Papers DT Blog Hop come from the Mark’s Finest Papers Presents: Serentity Collection, which are now available in the store.

The first one is made with Shadows of Memories. I stamped the image in Palette Noir cut it out with a Nestabilities Labels Nine die, and sponged with Palette L’Amore Red before removing the die. I then matted it with Speedy the Cat Black and added a punched-out butterfly. After matting a piece of Basic Grey Lemonade DP with black, I added a ribbon and an oriental charm.

My second card is a little less feminine. Cards for men are always a challenge to me. The image, from the Whispers of Dreams set, is stamped with Palette Noir on a piece of DP from the Basic Grey Indian Summer DP pad and then matted in black. If you work fast, you can emboss with the Palette inks – which I did with clear embossing powder. One of the pages in that pad has a funky striped pattern, which I cut along the curved line and used on the bottom of the background. Something I like about these two Serenity sets is the fact that there are several very nice, Confucius-like sentiments included with each set.

Don’t forget -- For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on January 13th, 14th and 15th. Then, on Saturday, (January 16th), a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 8 blogs all three days. The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog and will receive 2 Stamp Sets that will be released NEXT month. And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers!

Good Luck!

Nancyruth- http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com
Lois- http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com (you’re here)
Nikki- http://smellslikehomemade.blogspot.com
Peggy- www.artfulljourney.com
Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com
Jeanne - http://nannys-room.blogspot.com/
Faith- http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com
Mark’s Finest Papers- http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

28 comments:

piecesandpom said...

I love the black and the pinks with these images. Wonderful designs!

Peggy said...

Love your cards Lois! The pink colors are so pretty with the stamp set images!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

These are just stunning! That black is so striking against the pink - great job!

Karen said...

Really beautiful cards.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! The cards are just amazing and so inspiring. I'm really enjoying all the Diva's MOJO on this sneak peek.

Etha said...

These are sooo pretty! Love your color combos and your take on feminine/masculine cards, nice!

Sandra said...

Love both cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!!

Wanda said...

Beautiful Lois - I love your shading!

Carol Dee said...

Very Pretty, nice color combinations.

Virgo5 said...

Wow Lois these are both fabulous. I love the soft feel made with the sponging on the first one, and very cool techinque with the strip & brads on the 2nd one!

fancygrams said...

I am especially liking the set Shadows of Memories. Will probably HAVE to order this soon!

Karen said...

Beautiful color combos and love the addition of the charm.

Laurie Marmon said...

both of these cards are beautiful!

It's Me, Nikki! (aka NCSUnikki) said...

Gorgeous work Lois! I love the pink-- and you did a wonderful job making a masculine card! I'm not so good at that...

stampinsilvia said...

both of your cards are awesome! But I am lovin the satin ribbon in the first! FAB job!

Carol Southern said...

Such lovely cards Lois, I like both of these.

Joanne (jojot) said...

these two sets are oon my wish list...they are GORGEOUS

dahlhousedesigns said...

Wonderful set of cards, love how you used that first nesti!

lisa a.

Patty said...

Love the colors and papers you chose

Deb H. said...

Beautiful cards. Wonderful use of colors.

thestampinglady said...

This card is so pretty. Love the color choices and the use of the shadow stamps. Just lovely!

Holly said...

Lois, how do you make your bows with the ends straight out? I tried that tonite for my Flourishes challenge card and just ended up cutting them off!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE your cards! They are gorgeous! Those colors and of course the cute little butterfly accent is just perfect!

chelemom said...

Both of these are just beautiful!!!

cheryl (clee') said...

love your sponging technique on the butterflies card

Ravengirl said...

Both of you cards are wonderful. I struggle with masculine cards too. I like the Confucius-like sentiments and think they could really work on a masculine card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, Way cool on the shape frame for the first one and I just think the colors are wonderful.