Thursday, June 21, 2012

MFP Blog Day 3 - Island Life - and CCEE1225

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        June Blog Hop!


This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22


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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2012.

My first card today is doing double duty.  In addition to featuring today's MFP set, Island Life, it is also for this week's CCEE challenge as presented by Kathy Bradley (another MFP design team member), who wanted us to make the "dreaded masculine card," as she called it.   I used the lighthouse image for this card, as well as two of the small images from the MFP Silhouette Mini Selections (the fishermen and the birds).  The sky is sponged with some Tim Holtz distress inks and the rest of the card is colored with Copic markers.  I used a Spellbinders Pennant die for the sentiment.


Even though my second card has three layers, I'm still considering it a CAS card.  It is a very serene scene, colored with Copic markers.  I sponged the clouds using a scallop circle diecut and distress ink.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Make sure you check out the rest of the team's blogs and comment for another chance to win a free stamp set.  Here's the entire team:  Lois (that's me), VickyAnnePat G.Karen H.Patty P.MaryMarilynnPamDebbieNancyBonnieKathyBrendaToniTangii, The Thrifty StamperSueKelliJanineTammyleeJanis L.Mark's Finest Papers

Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Island Life, Silhouette Mini Selections
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Cherry Slush; SU Nautical Expedition DSP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Spellbinders Pennant Nestabilities, Anchor button


Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Island Life
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass
Paper:  MFP Bang Up Blue, Licorice Whips, Snow Storm Smooth
Accessories:  Copic markers, Scallop circle punch (for cloud template)

35 comments:

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful scenes!

Janine said...

love the scenes you have created

Аня said...

fantstic stamp set and amazing cards

Vicky Gould said...

The first is so bright and happy; the second is my fav, so beautiful!!! Great clouds too.

Benzi said...

Outstanding cards, Lois! Wow on both!!! Great job with those clouds, too and you've colored them to perfection.

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Beautiful cards Lois. I love the scenes you have created.

Katie said...

nice cards...I love this stamp set...

maryr917 said...

wow Lou have created 2 beautiful scenes here-I like the lighthouse one with the addition of the birds and the fisherman

NancyK said...

Both cards are wonderful Lois - especially that "dreaded" masculine card!!!!

maryr917 said...

I shouldnt edit my messages and then not look before I publish them (lol). In my last one I meant to say Lois you have created 2 beautiful scenes- I wasnt trying to give you a new name (lol)!!!!!

Pam said...

I am so completely impressed with your cards. They are real beauties with all the details. Love the first with the fisherman and the colors on the second are some of my fave colors.

kurtskd said...

I can't decide which card I like best. Both are so great and so different. I might have to choose the first one because it is so bold. Great job!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful cards Lois. I love how you colored the lighthouse and the clouds and coloring on your second card are just fabulous!! I hope you are having a wonderful blessed day.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What beauties these are Lois. One so soft, and the other with bright masculine colors. Great work, as always!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the nautical feel of these cards. The mini fishing stamp works well with the lighthouse. I like all things Lighthouse. Just entered the Summer challenge again since I so want to win the Lighthouse stamp set being offered to challenge winner. Have visited several Lighthouses. One time when visiting the Lighthouse on TyBee Island off the coast of Savannah, GA the power went out while we were walking up the steps of the lighthouse. They did not charge us admission since they had no power to run our credit card thru and considered the no power a free day.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Janis said...

1st card - I love the bright colors! I also love the strip of red on the lighthouse and that you used the birds and fish guys.
2nd card - thank you for telling me how you made those clouds. I was wondering! Gorgeous!

Tammylee said...

Love both of your cards today! Great clouds on the second card!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards Lois. Amazing coloring. I see things that I didn't see when I was coloring mine.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, love the clouds in the second cards. Great stamp set.
Mary L Schreiber

Georgei said...

wow like your cards that you made they make wonderful man cards
very nice stamp set

Sabrina said...

Another one of your beautiful lighthouse cards! I must admit that I thought the nautical theme last week was perfect to carry on into the masculine theme. Love the way you've added the fishermen, too. The second one reminds me more of Greece.

Stampsnob said...

Loving the sail boat scene Both cards are great......Lis

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards, both are beautifully colored and the clouds are spectacular.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Both scenes are serene and beautiful, Lois! Terrific guy cards!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow these look like little water colored scenes - your skies are beautifully done.

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Two beautiful cards and the scenes are so lovely - I want to sit on the dock in the second card - it's really awesome!

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--both of these cards are wonderful, but I especially like the first one!!! Your coloring is amazing! I also loved your cards from yesterday, espcially the first CAS one with the sewing machine! Sorry that I didn't get to comment last night, but I was on the phone w/my BFF. Her dog is sick and she was really upset. Great job with all of these cards! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

Both cards are very pretty. The colors are so vibrant in the first card.

Sue D said...

Beautiful scenes on your cards!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both of these are fab masc. creations.....love how you mixed the silhouettes with the lighthouse....wonderfully done

Jo4Him said...

Super cards; both are very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Teresa Sue Jones said...

Love both of the cards. You've caught the coloring perfectly. Makes me want to go sailing. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, both of these just blow me away. Great scene you have created and colored!

Laura P. said...

Lois, these two cards are so beautiful! The colors, design, just everything about them are so unique. Your work is fabulous!

E. Marie said...

Beautiful water themed cards with wonderful coloring. Only three layers? Definitely a CAS card.