Wednesday, January 13, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day One

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection Stamps with a Blog Hop! You can ORDER THEM TODAY!

AND . . .

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the 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!
I’ve been looking at the tutorial for the mosaic technique on SCS for some time now and wanted to give it a try. So I decided that my first card for this month’s MFP Blog Hop would be a mosaic. After stamping the Sunflower with Palette Burnt Umber on Snow Storm White, coloring it with Copic markers and cutting it out using the Labels One Nestabilities, I followed the instructions from the tutorial (stamp it with Versamark and clear emboss – then rub the darker color over everything, and wipe it off). I kind of like the look it gives. The sentiment is part of the sunflower stamp, so I just restamped that part and cut it out using Petite Oval Nestabilities, popping it up over the original words. The little bee is stamped, colored, cut out and then covered with Crystal Effects to give it a shiny look.

My second card was made using the Blackberries stamp from the same MFP set. I found the layout on Page Maps, a great site for card layouts. The blackberries image was stamped with Palette Noir Black and colored with Copic markers. I cut the Labels One diecut into two pieces. With the blackberries image in the middle, it gives the illusion of a much longer diecut. The punched border piece allowed me to cut the Basic Grey DP into two pieces to fit the larger 5 x 7 size of my card. I added a few Basic Grey half pearls and some pretty ribbon, along with the sentiment – and I was done.
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Be sure to check out all the cards created by the rest of the Design Team, making sure you comment on each blog so you will have a chance at winning the two new stamp sets.

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
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Stamps – Mark’s Finest Papers Presents: Speedy the Cat Collection (Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees)
Ink – (Sunflower card) Palette Noir Burnt Umber, Memento Rich Cocoa
(Blackberries card) Palette Noir Black
Paper – (Sunflower card) MFP Deepest Mahogany and Snow Storm White; Basic Grey Nook & Pantry DP
(Blackberries card) MFP Speedy the Cat Black and Snow Storm White; Basic Grey Wisteria DP
Accessories – Copic markers, Ribbon, Half pearls, MS border punch, Nestabilities Labels One and Petite Ovals, Pop dots

30 comments:

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful mosiac card with the berries, Lois. I love your second card too - you were a busy lady!

Peggy said...

Love your cards Lois!! The technique on the sunflower is gorgeous and the berries are scrumptuous!!

nancyruth said...

beautiful cards Lois!!

piecesandpom said...

Love the mosaic sunflower and I want to eat those berries!

Laurie Marmon said...

beautiful projects. like how your mosaic turned out.

Markie's Mom said...

Lois, these are AWESOME!!!!

Karen said...

just lovely....

Etha said...

super cards, love how that mosaic came out!!

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

Lois, you have been one busy lady! I love both of your cards--the mosaic is so beautiful! Great job!

Karen said...

Love the way you used the mosaic technique on the sunflower.

NancyK said...

Love the sunflower and blackberries! Great mosaic card!

alicaz said...

great cards - the blackberry one is my favorite though - love the layout

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are just beautiful. Love the technique and colors you used in both the cards. Thanks for the inspiration on this blog hop.

thestampinglady said...

Your mosaic card turned out beautifully. Love the bees! Nice job with the blackberries too.

Susan (rainy) said...

Two beautiful cards, Lois. That sunflower mosaic is so unique.. awesome technique.

Carol Dee said...

Both cards are very pretty, I really like the technique on the sunflower.

Deb H. said...

The sunflower card really looks like you used a tile. Very pretty.

Virgo5 said...

Wow, 2 fabulous cards, I love the mosaic!

Rebecca said...

Those cards are both beautiful! I love that sunflower:)

Joyce said...

Lovely cards - good choice of backgrounds. Love that popped up bee.

Laureen said...

I love the sunflower done in the mosaic tech! I'm going to have to try it.

Patty said...

Love the mosaic design!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Love that mosaic style. So pretty!

lisa a.

Tanya said...

Both of your cards are lovely!!

acreativeneed said...

So pretty Lois!!
smiles,Deena

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are beautiful, but I especially like that mosaic technique....cool

Sandra said...

I love that sunflower stamp and what you did with it is amazing.
Love it!
Sandra

Wanda said...

Oh, what great cards - you've done very well lady - love them!

cheryl (clee') said...

gorgeous mosaic technique!

Ravengirl said...

The mosaic technique is a perfect fit for this image! Lovely card!