Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to the MFP February Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Greet the Day with Gerber, Big Cats, Spring Has Sprung and He is the Lamb. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

We have a BRAND NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGER!


PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY!


All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include March 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the March 2011 Blog Hop!
What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, February 12, 2011.

My first project for Big Cats is a chipboard calendar made following the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.



I used some coasters I found in the clearance bin at Michaels right after Christmas -- eight coasters for a dime! I covered the coasters with some DP from a DCWV Photo Stack -- grass. Using my Bind-It-All I connected the two coasters and added the lion image and the calendar.


I must confess that this tiger card is my favorite project of the month. He is stamped on MFP White Storm 100 lb. cardstock. Because he is a white tiger, there is very little coloring -- some gray shading, the pink nose, and the blue eyes -- all with Copic markers.



I matted him on black and glued him to the cardbase. Then I used a square nestie and embossed the frame around the black square. The final touch was the sentiment.

Be sure to visit the rest of the DT blogs to see what they have created with this "wild" set.

Nancyruth
Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Claudine
Dawn M.
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Mark’s Finest Papers

41 comments:

montygonza said...

I love the tiger, awesome.
Amanda

Lynn McAuley said...

Spectacular work with these remarkable animals!! Absolutely gorgeous, Lois!

jdmommy said...

How wonderfully you showed how beautiful these animals can be!!

pennykitz said...

Your have done a fantastic job! I love it!
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Liz Williams said...

Fabulous projects that would be appropriate for either gender.

Pat said...

As always, you came up with something fantastic, Lois. Love the cat and the saying!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

FANTASTIC projects!

Vicky Gould said...

Like the calendar, but LOVE that white tiger. I, too, think he was made to be a white tiger -although he looks great in color too, but, there's just something about him being in white! Awesome work, Lois!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Both great ideas - really like how you embossed around the tiger, just the right touch.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love the black and white one- outstanding!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--I can see why the white tiger is your favorite--that card is FABULOUS!!!! However, I love the lion calendar!! Both projects are wonderful. You did a fantastic job (as always!!!!) TFS

Ted said...

Beautiful tiger! Love the embossing.

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the card!!! Great job on both projects!!!

Theresa said...

Neatprojects....great stamps. So creative!!

Carol L said...

Your coaster calendar is really a great idea with fabulous DP, but that white tiger is phenomenal! I LOVE that!!

crotnem said...

Love what you did with the calendar!

Julye said...

Both fab and wonderful images too, thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Black and white never looked so good Lois! Love it!!
Connie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lois- as usual you don't disappoint! Love your calender and that CAS card is beautiful!

Darla said...

This is fabulous!! Love that it can be a white tiger and save the extra time required to colour.

Joanne Travis said...

Both are fabulous and would work for male or female and any age. Such beautiful work, Lois!
(They are missing salt and pepper though!)

Virgo5 said...

Love the calendar, and your white tiger is Gorgeous!

Claudine Poch said...

great projects!Love the white tiger!

Sharon Peele said...

What an awesome job you did on your calendar and I too love the white card of the tiger!!

imastampin said...

Beautiful creations Lois! I love the black and white tiger.

Kristie Maynard said...

This is looking like a fabulous set. Love both your projects, very well done!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!!! I really love both of these. What a outstanding job with this set. The white tiger one is over the top gorgeous!!

Connie C said...

Oh, My. Oh, My! OH, MY!! That white tiger is stupendous. Love that card and love that you did it all in black and white. How gorgeous!

Nan G said...

Coasters! who'd of thunk it. Very nice and a gorgeous tiger!

Donna said...

Wonderful projects! Love the animal images.

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, both of the cards are terrific but the white tiger is SPECTACULAR!!!

Amy said...

Both of these cards are STUNNING!!! The second one completely stole my attention though!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jan said...

I love the wild animals done in the black & white....stunning.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love both of these cards, Lois! You rocked this set! :)

Janet said...

That tiger card is FABULOUS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Lois these are gorgeous! I just love this set!

Peggysuez said...

wow! Just wow!!!

thinker said...

fabulous!

MariLynn said...

Awesome cards. I especially love how you framed the tiger.

Emily Keaton said...

Awesome calendar, Lois, and a super layout on your white tiger card. :)

Roxie said...

Nice calendar and love the white tiger.