Friday, February 12, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 3

Today is the final day of Mark’s Finest Papers February Blog Hop, celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection! They are available TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on February 10th, 11th, and 12th. Tomorrow (February 13th) a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 9 blogs all three days. You still have time to go back and comment on the first two days’ cards.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!

My card today features the Serenity Collection set: Thoughts of Joy. The images are oriental in nature, and I thought this DP from Basic Grey’s Blush Paper Pad had some oriental feel to it. The card base and middle round layer are Mark’s Finest Papers’ Pink Freeze Sparkle. It’s hard to see, but IRL there is a wonderful shimmer to it. The bamboo image is stamped with Palette Burnt Umber, embossed with clear embossing powder, and colored with Copic markers. I added a bow and an oriental coin charm to finish it off.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team blogs and comment on each for your chance to win.

February Guest Designer Joanne- http://inkyoceangazer.blogspot.com
Nancyruth- http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com
Nikki- http://smellslikehomemade.blogspot.com
Lois- http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com (that’s me)
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

Good luck!

Stamps: Mark’s Finest Papers Presents: Serenity Collection – Thoughts of Joy
Paper: MFP Pink Freeze Sparkle and Deepest Mahogany; Basic Grey Blush DP
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Accessories: Nestabilities Circles, Copic markers, Clear ep, Ribbon, Charm

17 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

Gorgeous card! You are right, the BG paper you used on the background does have an oriental look/feel to it-now I am going to have to get mine out and experiment! Thks for the inspiration!

StampinCathy said...

This is fabulous! Love the DP, and the image. Lovin all the sneak peeks so far. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy on this fun hop.

Julie said...

Perfect combination of stamps and paper, great job!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Lois I LOVE This! You really did an excellent job on the designing - That bg paper is just perfect~

Vicky Gould said...

Absolutely outstanding!!!

alicaz said...

very nice! the papers work very nicely with the image!

Claudine Poch said...

This is very pretty, especially with that background paper.

Karen said...

The sentiment you chose is perfect - lovely! And I like the smaller bow as it fits the DP and the image.

akagreenhouse said...

Lovely card! I love the stamp and background paper coordination.

Wendy aka wendella247 said...

Hey Lois! Great card. Hope all is well with you. I've been out of the cardmaking loop for a while, but was checking out Faith's site and found the bloghop -- and that you're a design team member. Congrats! It's nice to see your smilin' face!!

Wendy (wendella247)

Bluemoon said...

Very elegant. Love the oriental style and ideas you used. thanks.

Sandra said...

Nice job!
Sandra

Carol Dee said...

Stunning

Joanne (jojot) said...

SEcond try on a comment.....

As a person who appreciates an Asian theme, I love this one....great image....great Asian feel to it

Serena said...

So pretty! Love the DP and your color combo!

Cheryl said...

Love it! WOnderful Asian feel.

Virgo5 said...

Oh Lois this is beautiful! I love that you used non-traditional asian colours yet it still has an asian feel!