Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Welcome Poppies

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.

I have to say that today's set is my favorite for June.  These poppies are just amazing!  I'm going to make two cards for each set this week -- one of them will be a CAS card, as I am trying to get better at making this type of card.    For my first card, which is a one-layer card, I masked off the center strip with Eclipse Tape and then sponged with three shades of orange distress ink.  Then I stamped the image and colored the poppies with Copic markers.


Because of the layout of my next card, I had to enlarge the size -- it's a 5 x 6 1/2-inch card.  I did not know that poppies came in many different colors; but when I looked on the internet, I was pleasantly surprised.


I hope you get the chance to look through the entire Blog Hop today because this set makes such pretty cards.  Remember to comment on each stop you make for a chance to win a free stamp set from June's release.  Here are the rest of the team members' blogs.  Lois  (that's me), Vicky, Anne, Pat G., Karen H., Patty P., Mary, Marilynn, Pam, Debbie, Nancy, Bonnie, Kathy, Brenda, Toni, Tangii, The Thrify Stamper, Sue, Kelli, Janine, Tammylee, Janis L., Mark's Finest Papers.

Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Welcome Poppies
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Heavy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmelade
Accessories:  Copic markers, Eclipse Tape (for masking)


Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Welcome Poppies
Paper:  MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Spring Leaf; Basic Grey Marrakech DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Accessories:  Copic markers, Ribbon

42 comments:

Bonnie aka raduse said...

I love both of these cards Lois!! Isn't it great the poppies are back?

Anny90 said...

Love the rod poppies! It's amazing!

Vicky Gould said...

Two very pretty cards, Lois. But, I love that first one best; awesome colors!

Benzi said...

Lois, I do love CAS cards and love making them. Yours is gorgeous. I'm with you..poppies are super and I love that set. Before I color, I always look on the net for images of flowers, etc. and am surprised sometimes, too, at the variety of color.

Janis said...

Both of these cards are very pretty. I love that bright orange strip on the first card and the 4 flower colors on the second one. Smiles! :) Janis

Katie said...

BEAUTIFUL cards...what great layouts for both of them...tfs...

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful Poppy creations. I did not know that Poppies came in other colors.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Thrifty Stamper said...

Very pretty card! I like the new look of your blog!

Pam said...

Lovely creations! I especially like the second card with the four unique panels. Great work.

maryr917 said...

2 beautiful cads Lois-my fav is your first one-love the sponging and your coloring on the poppies is outstanding-I was like you -I just found out poppies come in diff colors-we only have the orange ones

Anonymous said...

Lois, your cards are beautiful, I love the poppy set, as I have many poppies in my garden. Mary L Schreiber

Jeanette R. Graves said...

Beautiful cards! I love the maksing card.

NancyK said...

Both cards are beautiful Lois. Love the look of the first - its a great CAS card.

Kathy Bradley said...

See, Lois, everytime I visit your blog I learn something new, whether it be a technique or the fact that poppies come in varied colors. Your cards are just lovely and elegant, as always!

Debbie Moran said...

Beautiful cards Lois, I love the 4 windowed card. Very Pretty.

MariLynn said...

Lois, both of your cards are stunning, but I am drawn to your second card. I love the multicolored poppies and the layout that you used, really caught my eye.

Lagene said...

Lovely cards! I love the orange & red poppies especially!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love these different colors! I didn't know that either! The orange is fabulous!! Great job, GF!

Heather said...

Both of these cards are great. I need to start making more CAS cards myself.

Kate said...

Beautifiul cards! Love the brick background.

Kelli Hull said...

Wow Lois!!! I LOVE that CAS card and I had NO idea that they came in different colors either... I just know of the red.... Thanks for that bit!!!! :)

Elizabeth Hart said...

Pretty poppy cards - love poppies and they grow on the hills in California.. Especially like your multicolored card.

Tammylee said...

Love both of your cards, the first one has great bright colors! Love the different colors of each of the poppies on the second card!

Janine said...

I can see you like the poppies set too - great cards!

zehra said...

these are gorgeous cards, love the colors on the first card, CAS is hard for me to do but yours is beautiful

Vickie Kertz said...

I have so many flower stamps and always see more that I want. Great coloring.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--both of these cards are beautiful! However, I especially like the single poppy in the different colors! Great job. TFS

kurtskd said...

I love the boldness of your one layer card. Quite stunning!

Pat Garvin said...

Both cards are great. I especially like the first one.

Sue D said...

Very pretty poppy cards!

Jo4Him said...

Great cards; love the CAS. This is a great stamp set.

Anonymous said...

I love these 2 cards, especially the color combinations. I also liked the layouts of the frames. Thank you Lois for these beautiful cards. TSusie-Q22

Georgei said...

these two cards are very beautiful
thank for showing

Ravengirl said...

These are both beautiful cards! I wasn't aware that poppies came in so many colors either!

JanS said...

Great cards and the colours are so eye-catching

Jane said...

Simply Beautiful cards!!!

Cynthia said...

Love the gorgeous colors you've used with the poppies!

Sharon said...

Both of your poppie cards are so so pretty!! I didn't know that poppies came in different colors, either! :)

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Lovely use of the Poppy stamps

JennyH said...

Lois, these card are beautiful : ) Poppies are such lovely flowers and yours are coloured so nicely.

Laura P. said...

Love both cards. So unique and beautiful colors. Your work is fantastic!

E. Marie said...

How creative to use the same image and just color it different. Very nice cards.