Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 3 and Stampin'B's Challenge

Today my card serves two purposes – Day Three of the Mark’s Finest Papers’ Blog Hop and the Stampin’B’s DT Blog Challenge. Joanne (jojot) was the hostess for this week’s Stampin’B’s challenge. Because it is tax day, she wanted us to make a card using the sun and an encouraging sentiment. MFP’s Take the Time and Father’s Day set was perfect!



I made the sun in the corner using a template made from a 1 ¾ inch punch and a post-it note. I sponged Palette Nude, Raw Sienna and Orangerie – then made the clouds using a template made from a scallop circle punch, sponging Palette Beaux Arts Blue. I must confess that the grass is NOT from today’s set, but from a set that will be released next month – but I needed some grass! The sundial is stamped using Palette Burnt Umber. I actually did this part of the card twice. The first time I had the sun on the other side and then realized that the shadow on the face of the sundial would be going in the other direction if the sun were where I had originally put it.

The DP is from Basic Grey Indian Summer, and I added a sun charm with some gold cord. The charm was originally silver, but I dabbed it into some gold pigment ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.



My second card using this set is a little more feminine. I used the large clock face, embossed in gold and placed it in the center of a Spellbinders pendant. The DP is from Basic Grey’s Bittersweet paper pad.

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on April 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, (April 17th), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all 9 blogs for that day! The 3 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

April Guest Designer: Sherry - http://workingandstamping.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

24 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Stunning cards. Great colors, details, and embellishments.

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning, love the sky on the first one and I just love the layout of the second one

Barbara said...

Great cards. It is always nice to see how others use the same stamp sets.

Peggy said...

Fabulous cards Lois! Love the scene you made on the first one and the second is so pretty!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Awesome cards!! Great stamp set!

Janet L. said...

What great cards! Love the stamps, the colors and the details. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Denise said...

Both cards very pretty. Love the scene you've created. So many great variations of this set. Nicely done!

Sherry Campbell said...

BOTH of these are so different and yet equally gorgeous!

Carol Dee said...

Wonderful cards. The sun charm is the perfect accent.

Vicky Gould said...

Awesome job on both unique cards, Lois.

Robbie said...

Very pretty cards! Love the outdoorsy look on the first one.

Sandra said...

what great cards!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra

Karen said...

Both of your cards are really nice. Love that stamp set - very versatile.

Mo Moss said...

great idea, thanks

Susan said...

very pretty. Love the charm too!

Joanne Travis said...

Really gorgeous samples, Lois!

Janice said...

Both of these cards are beautiful!! I especially like that sundial.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois...the B's card is fab...love your sun and sky and the wonderful 'dad's' message....and your second card is pure class...so gorgeous

jonim52 said...

Great card!

Laura P. said...

Love both cards;great colors and design. Love to see cards for men!

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful cards Lois! Your attention to detail is amazing, with the shadow of the clock and changing the colour of the charm...how smart! I love that you showed the clock can also be feminine!

Stacy said...

Wonderful cards!

Kim said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Dotti S. said...

The sun charm is a great addition for the first card and I love the pretty bow on the
second one.