Friday, March 12, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 4

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW STAMPS for the Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection with a Blog Hop! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on March 10th, 11th, and 12th. On Saturday, (March 13th), a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 9 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, tonight will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers!

I’ve been practicing my watercoloring leading up to today’s card. I stamped and gold-embossed one of the single roses from the Spring Roses set. Using markers and a water brush, I colored it in – adding a couple of highlights with a white gel pen. I cut out and popped up the rose and leaves onto some DP from Basic Grey’s Blush paper pad, which I had cut out using the Nestabilities Labels One die – matted in gold. The wine-colored sheer ribbon and fancy brad added a touch of elegance.

Visit the rest of the design team and comment on each blog for a chance to win two new stamp sets.

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- http://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/

If you haven't commented each day, you still have time to go back and get your chance to win. Good luck!

19 comments:

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

Lois, I love that bold red rose! Gorgeous color for a gorgeous image-- great job!

Kim Wilson said...

I cant believe this is watercolor its amazing!

Liz Williams said...

Love the embossing and that beautiful red rose.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Just gorgeous Lois! That rose look so rich and velvety - beautiful card~

Barbara said...

This rose stamp is so versitale. Love the card

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome card. I just love the colors and all the details you added this card. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy.

montygonza said...

Just amazing.
Amanda

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty.

Karen said...

Love the watercolored rose - so elegant!

Carol Dee said...

Stunning red rose. Pretty card.

Lynn said...

Love the deep rich colors you used with this exquisite rose, Lois!! Beautiful work!!

Karen said...

How pretty. Looks like a perfect Mother's day card

peggysue said...

You did a really nice job creating a beautiful red rose, I know because I have tried watercoloring rose images in the past and they can be so tricky! Especially getting that depth of color.

Winnie and Patty said...

You did a fantastic job with your watercoloring! Love it! TFS--Patty

Virgo5 said...

Lovely!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so dramatic and gorgeous...love the deep, rich colors...fab 'framing'

Laura P. said...

The rose is beautiful! Love the colors!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

The ribbon and brad are so elegant! I really love the brad!!

Peggy said...

WOW! This is stunning!