Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the MFP April Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS! Our New Sets are: In My Mother's Garden, Bearded Iris, Oh Boy, It's a Girl and Garden Fairies.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY! We have a NEW Blog Candy Contest! BE A GUEST DESIGNER!*** What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, April 16, 2011.


*** See the MFP blog for all the contest rules and PRIZES! ***

My card for today's set, Bearded Iris, was made using the Delft Tile Technique, which was spotlighted on SCS a couple of week's ago. After following the tutorial directions for making the background, I cut a Labels Eight die cut in MFP Dark Night Navy and another one from the Snow Storm Smooth piece on which I had colored my large iris.



After seeing Geri's animal tiles she made using the MFP African Veldt set, I was inspired to use a set of coasters my sister had given me several years ago, which had sat dormant in my supply closet. I stamped the potted iris four times, coloring each one differently -- after I had Googled "Bearded Iris" on the internet to get four different varieties.




This is a photo of all four coasters.





I had shared some of my salt and pepper shaker collection with you previously, so I decided to share some of my clown collection too. This is the first clown I received. It was a gift from my mother, who did marvelous creations in ceramics. I have many of her pieces throughout my house.



Make sure you stop by all the design team's blogs and comment in order to be eligible for the wonderful opportunity to become a guest designer for Mark's Finest Papers.

Lois (that's me)
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Neva
Silvia
Patricia
Chrissy
Guest Designer, Lillian
Mark’s Finest Papers

36 comments:

Brenda said...

Very pretty! I have a set of coasters like yours, I need to give this a try.

Liz Williams said...

These are all great but I love the monochromatic iris especially. I would never have thought to do that.

Connie said...

I love your tile effect Lois! A Delft Iris!
Connie

Vicky Gould said...

Love your coasters, Lois - love your card too, but I love those coasters!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous. Really love those coasters (0=

Theresa said...

Love the tile and coasters...great project. Thanks for sharing your Mother's clown too.

Neva said...

Fabulous projects with this gorgeous set Lois, Love them all

jdmommy said...

Wonderful coasters, and the blues of the tile are fab!! I also love seeing your first clown, Lois!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love your fabulous blue Delft Tile iris, Lois!! What a unique standout!

Sensational colors on your irises for your coasters!! Awesome work!

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful card, and those coasters are so lovely!

Dawn said...

how pretty and what a great set of coasters!!!

Stampinsilvia said...

gorgeous!!! I love the idea for the coasters!!!

ButterflyEars said...

Lois, I love the pretty card but those coaster and so fabulous. That is one terrific idea.

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty card, I love this Iris. I think purple is becoming my new favorite color. I like the coasters. I have done this before with tiles, I like the frosted glass. Thanks for sharing

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh these are all so lovely! Beautiful work!

meemee48 said...

I love Irises in real life and I love this Iris stamp!

Barbara Colbert said...

Great look on the coasters!!! That iris is perfect!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Lovely card, really like the DP with it....other ideas very nice also. Thanks for sharing the clowns.

Lindsay Lee said...

Beautiful card! Love the shades of blue! Coasters are lovely too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty in the blue - LOVE the coaster set!!

Gloria said...

Nice work ... the coasters are my favorite!

Peggysuez said...

That delft tile is such a pretty technique, what a great idea to highlight the large iris! And the coasters are going to come in very handy too, great idea.

Deb H. said...

Love the coasters. a great way to introduce spring.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--the Delft blue card is beautiful, but I LOVE the coaster set!!! They are so pretty!!!! Great job on both projects. TFS

Kim B said...

love the tile effect beautiful

Emily Keaton said...

Lois, your delft tile card is beautiful and that coaster set? Stunning!

A Walk With Faith said...

Lois, your card is beautiful! I love the delft tile technique you used. It is perfect for this lovely Iris.

Sheng said...

Love the coasters, would not mind receiving them.

Janeen said...

love you delft tile creation. the iris on there is beautiful.

Crafty Math Chick said...

You always have such wonderful creations for us Lois - love your pretty monochromatic card and the coaster set too.

Pat Garvin said...

My yard in Ohio was also filled with Iris's. You don't see them much here in the south. Love the color combinations.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your card and coasters are wonderful, Lois! :)

MariLynn said...

Those coasters look amazing. I love how the iris looks on your card with the tile background. So pretty!

Sharon Peele said...

Lois, lovely job on your card and coasters!! My mom used to collect clowns and now I have the collection. Thanks so much for sharing!!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

coasters! great idea!

Dawn Mercedes said...

what awesome coasters!