Thursday, November 11, 2010

MFP Blog Hop - Day Three and Stampin'B's Challenge

Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop!

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. 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, (November 13, 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!

My first project is serving two purposes – the Stampin’B’s challenge for this week and also Day 3 of the Blog Hop.



The hostess for this week’s Stampin’B’s challenge was Vicki Dutcher, who wanted us to make a “home” card. I love the look of the split negative, and this house image from Welcome Home seemed perfect for that technique. I stamped two versions – one in Versafine Olympia Green on MFP Snow Storm Smooth and the other in SU Whisper White on MFP Seeds of Thyme. I like the look of the traditional red and green of the stripes in that DP. The Christmas tree “charm” is actually an enameled brad, with the “legs” bent to create a hook at the back.



The other main image of this set is a lighthouse. I had made another card recently using this image with these same DPs (Basic Grey Granola), and I liked the way it turned out – so I used them again, on a smaller scale. The “sand” and “water” are made from Mudd Puddles, a product I recently found. The sentiment and seagulls are from MFP’s Tropical Vacation set.



These lighthouse salt and pepper shakers are from Key West, Florida.


Don’t forget -- For another chance to win a free stamp set, be sure to visit the blogs of the rest of today’s design team and comment on each.

Here is the Blog Hop LINE UP for today, but LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

Nancyruth
Lois (that’s me)

41 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Both of these cards are great. Love your soft clouds on the second one.

Becky said...

Both of these are lovely. You do the prettiest clouds. :)

Roxie said...

Beautiful cards, nice papers and I really like the lighthouse card.

E.T said...

great set of cards! The images are fab!

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Harriet Skelly said...

Your cards are awesome - I love that split image one! And I love the scene you created for the lighthouse card!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

I really love the second card. The clouds in the background are great.

Connie said...

Wonderful work Lois! You always do such nice samples.
I like how you describe how you did them also.
Connie

Vicky Gould said...

Lois, both these are awesome - love the split negative!

Susan Raihala said...

Oh, love the sand and water, Lois!!!! Gotta check that stuff out! Your cards are always so wonderful!

orangepunkins said...

Beautyful cards, love the colors.

Claudine Poch said...

Great split negative card! Have never tried one. The second card is gorgeous with the coloring and clouds! Great S & P shakers..

Dawn said...

woohoo! Lois! great split negative! and LOVE the MP on the second! be sure to send it to Dave!

Lynn McAuley said...
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Lynn McAuley said...

Your positive, negative design looks sensational with the striped background, Lois, but the second card has really stolen my heart with your fabulous flower soft shore and water!! What stunning work!!

Mo Moss said...

your clouds are amazing. Wish I were able to get that effect.

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW - that negative effect card is SO COOL Lois! I would have never thought to use it that way. Thanks for expanding my creative horizons.

Carol Dee said...

WOW, love the split image

Joanne (jojot) said...

OMG...TWO wonderful HOME cards....of course I am partial to the lighthouse, but I also love the split negative effect on the other...fabulous work, my friend

jimlynn said...

Both are lovely. Wonderful cards.
Lynn

Barbara Colbert said...

Beautiful split negative!!!!!

Virgo5 said...

Two more wonderful cards, love the clouds!

redwasher1 said...

Lois, I love both cards!! Awesome split negative!

Joan V said...

Ahh, I just love scenery cards. The split card is so creative. Thank you for sharing.

Pat said...

Those are both great. I lean toward the lighthouse.

Hugs, Pat Smith

Theresa said...

Stamp looks great as split negative. Beautiful cards...great S&P set.

Joanne Travis said...

Both are fabulous!! Love the split negative and the seaview.

Emily Keaton said...

Cool split negative on the home card, Lois! And I love your oceanside lighthouse scene. So realistic looking :)

Laura P. said...

Love both cards! Never would have come up with the negative/positive technique. Really a neat idea!

MariLynn said...

Love how your split negative looks on the first card. I love the clouds on your second one!

Our Little Inspirations said...

The split negative card is awesome!! I love the DP you paired the image with! The lighthouse card looks so peaceful and serene with those billowy clouds in the sky! Fabulous coloring!!

Janeen said...

interesting technique

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, both of your cards are so BEAUTIFUL!
Well done....you used this set to perfection..

Elin K. said...

I think I found a new blog to follow! I love your style. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful split image on the "home" card! LOVE LOVE LOVE your sky on the lighthouse card!!

Christine from FL said...

I love the split image on your first card and the second one is beautiful!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--these cards are beautiful!! Love the 2nd one especially! TFS

Sue D said...

I really like lighthouse cards and the split negative is perfect with the house.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Oooh! boy did you do well with the positive/negative!

Shelley said...

Beautiful cards. I love the lighthouse one.

Benzi said...

Super cards and now I'll always be calling them 'home' cards because of the Stampin B challenge. LOL Again, perfect s&p lighthouses.