Friday, October 26, 2012

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - On the Fly

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are:

Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On The Fly Featured October 26

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the DT members' blogs (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 October 27, 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 October 26, 2012.


My tag card today is a double diagonal pocket card -- with two tags.  My late husband was an avid fisherman, although he liked salt water fishing rather than fly fishing.  But I'm sure he would have approved of  today's set.   When I think of fly fishing, I usually think of a cold mountain stream; so I went onto the internet to find a photo that would work for the front of my card.  After I printed it, I cut it down to fit.  I also checked out the internet to see how to color this wide-mouth bass.


Today on Speedy TV, Pat Garvin has a tutorial on the faux brick technique.  When I first saw the name of her tutorial (prior to her posting the actual directions), I erroneously thought it was going to be the same as a tutorial I had seen some time ago -- and I made this card, using the peaceful mountain scene from today's set.  Though quite time-consuming, this faux brick wall makes an interesting look. 



After I read the tutorial, I saw that it was not the same one I had seen previously.  So I've got an extra card today -- made with Poinsettia Blooms (Wednesday's set).  Be sure to check out Pat's tutorial on Speedy TV.  The inks I used for my bricks were Tim Holtz Antique Linen and Weathered Wood.



I hope you have gotten more than a few ideas this week from our talented design team.  We thank you for stopping by when you had the chance -- and be sure to comment on as many blogs as you can for more chances to win a free stamp set.

Lois (that's me), VickyJane CPat G.Karen K.Patty P.Angela BMarilynnPamDebbieCathy CBonnieKathyAn'JenicThrifty StamperToniTangiiTammyleeJanis LSueKelliJanineMark's Finest Papers

27 comments:

Janine said...

Great hop - love all the cards again today. Might be caseing the last one!

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, Lois...three awesome works of art!!! Love the hanging lantern. Your coloring is fabulous!

Angie said...

Oh Lois! What gorgeous cards you made!!!! I have similar photo (not quite that good) from our vacation to the Smokey's! I might have to CASE you! DH would love it! I have never tried a double diagonal.

Love your 2nd card! I am going to have to check out both tutorials! Love how interesting the 2nd card looks!

Oh my on the 3rd!!! Amazing how you cut out those tiny pieces on the lamp! You even have it hanging!!! Gorgeous!!!

Pam said...

What beautiful projects you have made!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Wow, Lois, I love all your cards. The brick techniques are really great looking. Can you tell me how you did the first one? And the double pocket card is great.

MariLynn said...

Lois, you really outdid yourself on these cards. They are amazing. I really like your faux brick cards.

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Great cards!! Thanks for sharing!
Angela

Pam said...

Lois, I am completely and totally impressed with your cards today. Your scene is magnificent and the faux brick looks real...awesome.

loulou said...

Lois, i'm struggling to pick a favourite out of your cards today. They are all fabulous for different reasons. But I think anyone would be ecstatic to receive one in their mailbox. cheers Linda

Jane said...

WoW you amazed me again today with these three beautfiul cards Lois. Each one is so pretty. I love your coloring and all the details on each. Your faux brick is perfect. I especially love the cream color on the last one.
Great job!!!

At Paula's Place said...

great card very detailed

Sue D said...

Great pocket tag card--I like the photo you used on the front. I like both of your faux brick techniques!

Zora said...

Wow love this cards eatch one is unik .

Jo4Him said...

Awesome cards, especially the 2nd card with the "wrong" faux brick wall-haha. Great job. TFS

Rachelle said...

Beautiful Card
Rachelle

Stampsnob said...

Like the lantern against the brick .
I live in Dunnellon 30 from Ocala.......Lis

Designing with Debbie said...

Great cards Lois, you are so talented.

Gail said...

Lois, Cute, cute, cute - love that lantern and those tags too! You did good on all of the project - what a great stamp set! Have a great week! Gail http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--great cards as always!!! It looks like we used the same BG paper on your tag card! Too funny! TFS

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
What wonderful cards! I love your pocket card - awesome. Your brick cards, both, are lovely. I especially like the second one with the lamp image - very pretty!

Pat Garvin said...

Love your brick technique. You will have to do a tutorial on it. The bracket for the lantern is about as perfect as can be.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is beautiful cards! I Love the real water fall paper and your brick wall is awesome TFS AJ-

Davi said...

Fab job on both cards Lois! I really love the one you did with the cabin image..very cool :)

Ravengirl said...

These are wonderful cards Lois! I like the faux brick cards, both versions!

Tammylee said...

Love the fact that you cut around your bricks! Nice projects!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - these are some fun creations and techniques. Love the faux brick and the double pocket - I may try one this weekend. Hugz!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - these are some fun creations and techniques. Love the faux brick and the double pocket - I may try one this weekend. Hugz!