Friday, January 15, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 3

My cards for Day Three of the Mark’s Finest Papers DT Blog Hop come from another Mark’s Finest Papers Presents: Speedy the Cat Collection, which are now available in the store. The set I used today is called Our Family Tree.


First, let me say that I LOVE this tree! And there’s Speedy himself sitting on the fence! Before stamping the image I punched a circle in a Post-It note, placed it on the Snow Storm White, and sponged Palette Cognac and Orangerie in inside the circle to create my Harvest Moon. After removing the Post-It, I sponged some more of the Cognac around the outside of the moon. Then I stamped the tree with Palette Noir. I didn’t want the sky or grass to appear too bold, so I used some Pebbles pearlescent chalks. The background piece was created using an inked-up Forest Branches Cuttlebug embossing folder. I had to run it through the CB twice because the cardstock was a little wider than the folder. I sponged the Labels One piece with Palette Burnt Umber to give the illusion of another layer. A little ribbon, a pretty charm, and a sentiment finished it off.

My second card came together very quickly -- mainly because it's a very simple card. The double trees were stamped with Palette Charcoal, Landscape and Jardin Moss on MFP Yum Yum’s Blue Eyes cardstock – then matted in Speedy the Cat black, mounted on MFP Spring Leaf, and matted again in black. The background is from Basic Grey Boxer DP. I think it took less than ten minutes to complete.


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

Stamps – MFP Presents: Speedy the Cat Collection – Our Family Tree
Ink – (first card) Palette Noir Black and Burnt Umber
(second card) Palette Charcoal, Landscape, Jardin Moss, Noir
Paper – (first card) Deepest Mahogany, Desert Sand, Super Ultra Smooth Vanilla; Basic Grey Indian Summer
(second card) Speedy the Cat Black, Spring Leaf, Yum Yum’s Blue Eyes; Basic Grey Boxer
Accessories – Nestabilities Circles Labels Trio, and Labels One; Cuttlebug and Forest Branches folder, Ribbon, Charm, Pebbles pearlescent chalks, Sponge dauber, Brads

25 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Both your cards are fabulous and so inspiring. Great colors and layouts.

Peggy said...

Another beautiful moonlit scene using this wonderful stamp set!! Love your green tree card too!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Wow Lois! Another two cards - don't know how you do it;-) These are both so lovely~

Vicky Gould said...

That Family Tree card is fantastic! Love how you stamped on blue; the tree card will make a wonderful masculine card. Beauties both!!!

maiahs_momma said...

great card :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Karen said...

stunning card....

dahlhousedesigns said...

These are beautiful cards! Love how you used both of those stamps.

lisa a.

stampinsilvia said...

both of your cards are gorgeous! Lovin the sceen in the first one!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards. The recipients will be sure to love them.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, this is a great set and I love your cards.

piecesandpom said...

These are gorgeous and I love what you did with chalks and the tree/Speedy image.

Lee - grandmalee said...

Your cards are always so beautiful Lois! I love your color choices & that moon is stunning! Great work on the trees!

Carol Dee said...

Both cards are fabulous, this is a wonderful set. TFS, hugs...

cheryl (clee') said...

great scene with the huge sun, and the overlapping trees card is fab!

Ravengirl said...

Both cards are amazing! Really, only 10 minutes on your tree card? It's gorgeous!

Laurie Marmon said...

both of these cards are awesome. i can only image the work that it too for the first and glad to hear the second took like no time at all but yet they both are fantastic!

thestampinglady said...

Gorgeous cards today. I really love that single tree with the moon behind.

Rebecca said...

Very pretty cards! I love that stampset with the kitty on the fence as ewell! Your colors are perfect and the accessories fit in superbly!

Deb H. said...

Beautiful card. I like how you placed a rounded square behind the circle.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful Lois! I love how the harvest picks up the colour of the label die!

Patty said...

Really love the pine tree card. Beautiful!

Etha said...

Both cards are so beautiful :) thanks for showing!!

Wanda said...

Beautiful cards. Love that Speedy the cat though - and must check in to buying that one soon. TFS

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wonderful set of masculine card. The shape and ribbon bow on the first card is perfect.

Carol Southern said...

I like this stamp set too. Great card Lois.