Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blog Hop - Day 1

Mark's Finest Papers Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All four sets are available TODAY! For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on May 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th. On Saturday, (May 15th), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! Four different winners, one winner for each day. THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning! The four Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on May 15, 2010. Each winner will receive one Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

Overachiever that I am, I have created two cards with today’s set – Whispering Wings




For my first card I used some of the cardstock included in MFP Premium Paper Pack: I’ve Got the Blues . . . and Greens, along with Strawberry Freeze, Pink Freeze Sparkle, and Basic Grey Blush DP. I stamped the smaller water lily with Palette Noir Black and clear embossed it, coloring with Copic markers. The sentiment is Palette Reflection, also clear embossed. After all the stamping and coloring, I chalked in the water using some pearlescent chalk. The smallest dragonfly in the set is stamped, colored, cut out and popped up on a pop-dot.




I love doing round cards every once in a while, so that’s what I did for my second card – using cardstock from MFP Premium Paper Pack: Looks Like Spring. For this card I used the large water lily and the medium dragonfly, again coloring with Copic markers and chalking the background. I added a few pearls for a little accent.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this lovely set. And remember, you have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released in June.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:

May Guest Designer- Emily
Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

28 comments:

Tany Sol said...

Amazing cards Lois!
Thanks

Becky said...

Lovely card, and love how you put the design on the envelope.

Kim said...

Both cards are pretty.

Vicky Gould said...

And, overachiever that you are, you created two beauties!!!

Markie's Mom said...

Lois, these are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

StampinCathy said...

Both your cards are just amazing and so inspiring.

Jeanne Forsyth said...

I love them both! You did a great job with this set Lois!

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards Lois!

Sarah said...

Great cards! I love all the backgrounds you used on the first one!

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are lovely.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Gorgeous cards, Lois!

Karen said...

Both of your cards are so pretty and so different from each other. Gives a great idea how versatile the stamp set can be!

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

Lois, these are both gorgeous! I ADORE the beautiful DP you ised in the first one and I love the round shape and beautiful coloring in the second! Great job!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous job on both of there~~ I love that first one!

Stephanie Zito said...

Both cards are stunning Lois! Soft and pretty! Beautiful work!

wendyp said...

Both cards are fantastic!!! Love your coloring on the lily pads!

Virgo5 said...

As usual both cards are beautiful Lois! I really love the papers and colours you used.

Janet said...

Stunning...absolutely stunning.

Emily Keaton said...

What beautiful colors, Lois!! Stunning cards for sure :)

redwasher1 said...

Lois, your cards are gorgeous!! Love your coloring!

Carol Dee said...

The oriental papers on card one are perfect. Love the shaped card #2. Hugs...

Diana said...

Beautiful cards.

Lisa Lara said...

Such pretty cards Lois!

Luv Flowers said...

Lois, I love how you have broken your layout into four panels and have used coordinating dp. Very nice looking.

peggysue said...

They are both beautiful but I think the circle card really accents the image, great choice for a layout.

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cards lois-love the waterlily image-great layout and papers on your first card

Lorrie Reid said...

beautiful card,wow .awesome

HappyCrafter said...

You've created lovely scenes in both of these, really like the circle card!