Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 2

Day Two of the Mark’s Finest Papers Blog Hop features the new set Ferns and Chickadee. I sometimes have a problem doing masculine-type cards, but this set lends itself well to such a card. By using non-floral DP and subtle colors, this would be quite appropriate for a guy.

I stamped the Chickadee with Palette Charcoal onto Pensacola Sand, which is part of the Naturals line of Mark’s Finest Papers. Before removing the paper from the square diecut, I sponged some Landscape ink around the edges. The chickadee is colored with Copic and Prismacolor markers. I stamped the smaller ferns and the sentiment in the center of the flourished box and then cut it out using a long rectangle Nestabilities die, sponging around the edges to correspond with the sponging on the bird panel. All the DP is from Basic Grey’s Sugared paper pad. I added some gingham ribbon and the small scalloped photo corners.

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on March 10th, 11th, and 12th. On Saturday, (March 13), a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 9 blogs all three days.

March Guest Designer:
Liz: http://rightbrainmadness.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

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!

18 comments:

Barbara said...

Love this Chickadee stamp. Like the photo corner punch. I'll have to get mine out and use it again. out of sight out of mind.

Vicky Gould said...

Great guy card - love the ferns on the sentiment!

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful and inspiring. The DT is rockin this blog hop with all the fun new stamps.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

This for sure is going to be a very worn out set! You have shown it off beautifully~

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. I like this paper. Great guy card Lois.

dahlhousedesigns said...

love how you added the ferns to the sentiment. awesome.

lisa a.

Karen said...

I love how you pulled this together, the colors, the orientation of the chickadee!

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

Beautiful Lois! I love the layout and the colors you chose! Great card!

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty.

Karen said...

The DP you used is just perfect!

Carol Dee said...

Pretty set, lovely card. The sentiment box is so versitale.

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Gorgeous card!!!

Laura P. said...

So rare to have a guy card. It's great!

peggysue said...

What a nice layout and the sentiment is so pretty with the tiny ferns on either side.

Virgo5 said...

Nicely done Lois! Definitely makes a great masculine card!

Winnie and Patty said...

This is very pretty. Your coloring is great! TFS--Patty

montygonza said...

such a sweet card.

Lynn said...

Love your use of red and gold to highlight this remarkable bird image!! Beautiful work, Lois!