Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Koi Fish


Sept. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Sept 10 - Koi Fish
Featured Sept 11 - Primitive Farm 
Featured Sept 12  -What a Scream
Featured Sept 13 - Tailgate Party

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 Sept. 14, 2013, 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 10 PM EST on Friday, Sept. 13,  2013.






 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Holiday Tag"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Nature's Brushstrokes"
                                                      



I'm going to try something a little different for this month's Blog Hop.  Each day I'm treating my blog as a different challenge.  Today it's a Sketch Challenge, using one of the layouts I found on Page Maps back in December.  Both of my cards today are using this layout.


My first card features the large Yin/Yang image.  I don't know a whole lot about Chinese philosophy, but I believe the two sides of this image are supposed to complement each other -- and perhaps provide harmony.


On my second card I used the smaller koi fish, drawing in the "waves" of the water.




Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you like my idea of treating my part of the blog hop as a different challenge each day -- and that you'll come back and check out tomorrow's challenge.  But be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created using today's set.  Here's the Design Team:

PattyLois (that's me), JaneDebbiePamPatThrfity StamperMarilynnKarenBonnieKathyAngela,
CathyToniSueJanineAn'JenicKateShirleyMarks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.



23 comments:

stamping sue said...

what fun to do a different challenge each day. todays cards are well done with the sketch layout you choice.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card-perfect colors and layout! I would love to win this cool set! I have a daughter in China and it would be awesome to make her cards!

Janine said...

Lovely cards - like how the fish mirror the Yin Yang

Pam said...

Super idea! I love the sketch and how you interpreted it for your two cards.

Angie said...

Cool sketch! Beautiful cards! The ribbon on your second one is cute with the bits of polka dot!

Pat Garvin said...

Great idea. Lovely job with the sketch.

kReN said...

I always enjoy seeing what lovely cards you have created. Your two cards are stunning!

Thanks for sharing your talents!
kReN@ http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
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Buho Scrapper said...

Beautiful, i love how the waves look! :D

Jane said...

I love your theme this month!!! Very pretty cards Lois!

MariLynn said...

I really like how you drew the waves.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the striking red. black & white of first card. Like the soft cool colors of blue & yellow on 2nd card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lagene said...

Great cards, love the koi creating a whirlpool!

wannabcre8tive said...

Such a pretty card and I love all the bright colors.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Great cards. My favorite is the koi fish one

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Two very pretty cards - the Yin/Yang card and colors are striking and your Koi fish are lovely and the DP really sets them off!

Carmen M. said...

What a wonderful card. Love how you interpreted the sketch

Ravengirl said...

Lovely work! The chevrons and the polka dots look awesome with the koi!

loulou said...

Fantastic cards. I love colours on your koi card and the great water ripples you drew. Very clever.

Anne said...

Lovely cards!

Thrifty Stamper said...

Your cards are very pretty. I love them both!

Beth F. said...

Two very different cards and both are beautiful!

Beth F. said...

Your treat bags are so cute!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow great take on the sketch and your Kio fish card is awesome. Love that you created water.

TFS AJ-