Friday, October 15, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day 4

Welcome to the MFP October Blog Hop! This month, we’ve added TWO MORE STAMP SETS!!!

While I’m not officially part of the Blog Candy hop today, thanks for stopping by and looking at my projects.

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released this month: Seasonal Poinsettias, Time to Chill, A Walk in the Woods, Greetings of the Season, Thankful for You, Snowman Country. For your convenience, all 6 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (October 16, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

We end the Blog Hop with Snowman Country.



My first project for today is a coaster. Several years ago, I watched a tutorial about stamping on tumbled tiles, which I could only find at Home Depot. After stamping the image with Black StazOn ink, I stamped it again several times on post-it notes and cut out the portion I wanted to color. I sponged red, green, and white StazOn in the appropriate spots. Because the StazOn ink is waterproof, you do not have to seal the tile.



The large snowman and tree are separate stamps, whereas the ones on the mug are all one stamp. After stamping the snowman and masking it with a post-it note, I stamped the tree and then cut them out together. They are both colored using Copic markers. The snow on the bottom of the card is three pieces of torn white paper on which I embossed with Winter Wonderland embossing powder. The sky is sponged with Tim Holtz Distressed inks and then spritzed with a little water to create the snowy look. Polar White Flower Soft is used on the tree for snow.



Like the pilgrims from yesterday, these snowmen salt & pepper shakers came from Publix.

Be sure to visit the rest of the team to see what they did with this set and comment on each of the participating members’ blogs. You have one more chance to win one of the stamp sets to be released next month.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP:


Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki

17 comments:

Patty said...

Both projects are very cute, I love the coaster, it would make a wonderful little gift for someone!

Joanne Travis said...

Love the coaster and the coloring and shadows on the second. Beautiful samples, Lois!

jdmommy said...

I love your card bg and that fabulous tile, Lois! Great idea, great job!! TFS!

Claudine Poch said...

Lovely tile, would make nice gifts! Your winter scene on the card is fabulous!

Heather said...

How cute:)

Marlena M. said...

Thank you for your beautiful projects. I like the torn paper for snow...great idea.

Valerie said...

Super cute!

Lynn McAuley said...

What awesome work with this delightful snowman and mug!! Super cute, Lois!!

Virgo5 said...

Great coaster Lois and I love the snowy sky you created on the card!

Karen McAlpine said...

Cute coaster!! Love it.

Donna K said...

Love the tile!

Laura P. said...

Love both projects! The coaster is awesome!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, your card and the coaster are just stunning!!! Love the shakers too!!

Emily Keaton said...

Stamping on tile?? You are so brave, Lois!! I love how it turned out. Great card, too :)

Jinny said...

Cute - nice for gifts!

peggysue said...

Great idea to make a tile, that looks great! As does the card, I am happy you used the tree with the little snowman guy,he looks happier that way.

Benzi said...

Great job on the coaster and I love the card. Of course, I love the s&p shakers. I am such a snowman lover.