Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Lighthouses

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's March Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Lighthouses Featured March 20
Flap My Wattles Featured March 21
Wild Horses Featured March 22
Mother's Magnolias Featured March 23

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on March 24, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday March 23, 2012.

My first card for today was an experiment. Some time ago I purchased an aircompressor so that I could try airbrushing using Copic markers. This is actually my second attempt at airbrushing. I did one Christmas card and was a little disappointed with the way it turned out. So, not to be discouraged, I tried again -- of course, it took me three months to do it! I'm happier with the results of this attempt.


When I saw this second image, I thought of the coast of Maine. Having never been there, however, I don't know if it really does look like the coast of Maine!


Be sure to check out all the blogs for the DT members and comment. Every comment increases your chance to win a stamp set.

Lois  (that's me) Vicky,   Anne,   Pat G.Karen H.Patty P.MaryMarilynn Chrissy,   Karen K.Pam,   Debbie,   NancyBonnie,  Harriet KathyBrendaToniTangiiAnna SMark's Finest Papers.


Our new promotion begins this month! With the purchase of the March New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!
Our March New Release Mini:
Brick Wall

36 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Beautiful lighthouse cards Lois. I just love the trees around the base on the first one.

maryr917 said...

I love both of these cards Lois-the airbrushing looks great and what a great birthdya card the 2nd one makes

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Oh, I love the air compressor technique. brilliant.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh Lois, this is just fabulous!!! I love your coloring.

Pam said...

Wow! I am not sure which one I like better. They both rock.the detail, colors and sky in the second one...wow.

Vicky Gould said...

Beatiful coloring on both, Lois. Absolutely gorgeous cards.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Lois, your coloring of these lighthouses and bg;s is fabuulous!

Stampsnob said...

BEing from NOva SCotia this takes me home...Lis

Stampsnob said...

BEing from NOva SCotia this takes me home...Lis

Benzi said...

These cards are beautiful, Lois. I've never tried airbrushing but it sounds so interesting and give beautiful results.

Pat Garvin said...

Both cards are awesome. LOve that charm.

NancyK said...

Lois -both cards are gorgeous. Perfect coloring and love the sky on both. Hope things are going as well as possible with your family members.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful cards, Lois! Love the clouds on your second one!

Margaret said...

They are both so beautiful. Love those ominous clouds you created.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card, love the colors you used. TFS

Just A Pac Rat
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Just A Pac Rat said...

Beautiful card, love the colors you used. TFS

Just A Pac Rat
http://www.circlebenterprises.com

Sherry said...

Beautiful cards, Lois!! I really like the second one with the cliffs.

Sue D said...

Beautiful lighthouse cards and I like your airbrushing--something I haven't tried yet.

itzamitzi said...

I like them both but am partial to the second one with it's sultry sky and that rocky shoreline. The little charm you added is sweet too.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Both gorgeous cards and I especially love your second one - of coastal Maine. I Your coloring of the sky, water and rocks is beautiful!!

Anne said...

Love the way you created the light around your lighthouse, beautiful!
Anne
x

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful!

Donna said...

Your cards are great Lois, and yes it does resemble Maine, have not been for many years, but it looks like I remember.
THanks
Hugs
Donna

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--both of your cards are lovely!!! I can't choose a favorite because I love them both. Your airbrushing is fabulous! I'm so jealous! LOL TFS--Patty

Anna S said...

Very pretty cards! I love the shining light!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, pretty colors. Mary Schreiber

Jo4Him said...

Great cards; love those lighthouse images. Thanks for sharing.

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois, Absolutely beautiful work. I love your coloring. Great work.

Ravengirl said...

These are very beautiful, so realistic!

Karen L said...

Wow, these are just gorgeous!! that cliff looks so real!

MariLynn said...

Lois, these cards are amazing. I especially love the sky on your second one. WOW!!!

Chrissy D said...

These are both BEAUTIFUL. I especially love this months lighthouses!!! Great work Lois!

Tangii said...

Again, 2 stunning cards :)

Lagene said...

Fantastic lighthouse cards!

Karen said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful cards!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Congrats on trying again with the airbrush. I don't have one and think it might be difficult. I think you did a fine job. Love those clouds on the second card.