Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 2

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members, we’re going to have a really fun-packed Hop! Sit back, and hold on to your mouse! This is going to be a FABULOUS ride! Come Hop along with us! We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Background Fun, Southwest Cowboy, Flourishes & Frame, and Apples & Camellia. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs on July 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th. On Saturday, July 17th, 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 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on July 17, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month.

Again I have created two cards with today’s set – Southwest Cowboy.




I decided to use a technique that I haven’t used in a very long time for my first card today – Shaving Cream background. You can’t see a whole lot of it, but I used Palette reinkers in Cognac, Raw Sienna and Moss Jardin. Then I carried the browns and greens into my stamped panels. After stamping the cowboy with Burnt Umber, I stamped it again on a post-it note and cut out the unstamped portion of his shirt. I masked the image and sponged Moss Jardin onto his shirt. The panel at the top right has one of the smaller images stamped on it; and then, after sponging in the desert, I added some Flower Soft Ultra Fine Sand to give it a little texture.. Don’t you love the rustic-looking font on the sentiment?



The background for my second card is a piece of Basic Grey Kraft DP, embossed with a wood grain Tim Holtz embossing folder and then sanded to bring out the wood grain. The moon, sky, and sand were sponged -- with the cactus stamped in Tim Holtz Walnut Stain.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this lovely set and comment on each blog. You have a chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released in August.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP

July Guest Designer – Melisa Waldorf
Nancyruth
Lois - (that’s me)

46 comments:

Roxie said...

Both cards are great Lois but the second one with the sun setting is my favorite!

Joanne Travis said...

Both cards are really fabulous, Lois. This really shows the wonderful versatility of this set!

Liz Williams said...

I love both of these cards, and I really like Bob's birthday book over on the blog. Super work, Lois!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job.

Becky said...

Both of these are awesome..

Markie's Mom said...

Both are FABULOUS!!!

Jess said...

I love the textures and the masculine feel of both of these cards :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are fantastic! TFS

Vicky Gould said...

Two absolute beauties using my fav set this month!

Susan said...

nice collage!

Theresa said...

Great cards...so masculine!

Susan Raihala said...

Both are wonderful! Love the rope on the first and the sponging on the second, Lois!

Virgo5 said...

Two more knockouts Lois! I'm really liking that new Tim Holtz embossing folder!

jdmommy said...

Lois, you always have the best ideas! These two cards are wonderful! I love the bg and the layout of the first, and the layout of the second! WOW!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Fabulous cards, both of them! I love the hemp tied up like rope and the sanded background looks so masculine and rustic!

jovialjudi said...

Brilliant use of this cool new set Lois! The lo with that fun rope on the first is awesome and I love the tim Holtz EB Folders so love the second too! Great work as always! TFS! Hugs, Judi

Julia Aston said...

Love both of your cards Lois! that rolled rope is super and your bg looks great on the 2nd card!

marilynprestonn said...

Love the hemp on your card there Lois and that cowboy needed a double take. I just love your colours too.

Nanny's Room said...

Lois these are great! I love that rope treatment on your first card you clever girl!

Carol Dee said...

both cards are wonderful. Especially like the twine/rope on card one!

Connie said...

Both are good but my fave is the second one. Love how you made them POP!
Connie

Debbie Seyer said...

Love your cards! The details are just wonderful!

giddusadik said...

Your cards are very beautiful! I LOVE them!
XOXO,
Nana

Bev E said...

I love both of your cards but my fav it the 1st one with the rope. Very inventive.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Both cards are great. Especially love the sponging and embossing on the second one!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the laso - fabulous embellie with this set!!

katspaw said...

Your card is wonderful. I like to use the shaving cream technique for backgrounds also. I really like the shadow windows effect!

Jennifer S. said...

Both are great cards. Love the coloring on the cowboy in the first one.

Doris said...

These are great. Nice touches with the "rope" and the cactus charm.

Claudine Poch said...

Great cards and book. Your woodgrain embossing looks great!

Holly said...

love the shaving cream bg with your new set, this is really great

redwasher1 said...

Fantastic!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my, Lois, all the little details are just superb! Love the rope and charm!

Karen said...

Both of your cards are wonderful

Leanne said...

love them both!!

Tracy said...

Oh I love the rope (twine) you incorporated...super job! These are fantastic!

Super Jen said...

Great use of 'rope' - wonderful contributions.

Blogs said...

Nice job with the hemp lasso!! Creative touch!

peggysue said...

These look great! look at that little lasso on the one card, fabulous idea.

Emily Keaton said...

Awesome cards, Lois! Great use of this new cowboy set :)

Lillian said...

Both of your cards are very handsome, the sun scene is my favorite.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--I like the rope on the first.

Linda said...

wonderful cowboy card my friend.

imastampin said...

Wow, you are good. I love your creations.

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous cards, that shaving foam background is perfect with the stamps!

Sarah x

Irit Shalom said...

great cards ever!! lovely!!