Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - Calm and Wisdom



Dec. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured December 10 - Calm and Wisdom

Featured December 11 - Bow Hunting

 Featured December 12 - Family


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 three winners will be announced on Dec. 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, December 13, 2013.

Oriental cards are oftentimes difficult for me.  But I did manage to put together two cards for today's hop. The music scale background paper for my first card is vellum glued to white cardstock.  The obi of my geisha's kimono is paper pieced, as are the flowers in her hair.


I used color blocking on my second card.  I stamped some oriental characters from various MFP sets onto the green pieces.  The geisha is popped up on dimensionals.


Make sure you check out the rest of the blogs in today's hop.  Our designers love to create for you. Remember, more commenting adds up to a bigger chance to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team participating this week:

Lois (that's me)


Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Calm and Wisdom
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Snow Storm Heavy, Bang Up Blue; The Paper Studio Music Vellum; unknown DCWV patterned paper
Accessories:  Copic markers, Marvelous Squares Nestabilities, Ribbon, Oriental coin; Octagonal punch

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Calm and Wisdom, Lotus Blossoms, Works of Art
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth; Lime Squeeze; unknown DCWV purple cardstock
Accessories:  Copic markers, Pop dots

26 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- beautifully done- love the paper piecing and the great background on the 1st, and love the block layout on the 2nd. Love these new stamps!

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards and fab colors. I really like the color blocking.

Pam said...

Difficulty? I never would've guessed. So pretty. The vellum is very neat on the first card and great color blocking.

Janine said...

Gorgeous cards - these came naturally by the look of it!

loulou said...

Great paper piecing on the first card. Love the colouring on the second

kReN said...

I love that musical background. I can just hear the music. Lovely card!


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stamping sue said...

I agree well done! the color blocking fasinates me.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the die cut for framing, music background paper & so much more.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gail said...

Lois -your cards are grand - you always do the a lovely job - like that music paper very much!

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Lois.

gr karin

MariLynn said...

Love the sheet music background on your first card. Great cards. I hope you have a blessed day today.

Jane said...

Two beautiful cards Lois done with this set. If you struggle with the oriental theme you sure can make them work. Love the sheet music!!!

Stampsnob said...

Excellent job on both caards.......Lis

Georgei said...

Wow these two cards is beautiful and very pretty color

Kathy Bradley said...

Lois,
Both of your cards are so lovely and elegant. My fav is the top card!

terrie said...

Lois, both of your cards turned out really nice...well done

Anne said...

Great job on both cards! Lovely colour combos and techniques!

Pat said...

2 lovely cards. That's a great shade of blue.

Winnie and Patty said...

Lois--both of these cards are gorgeous!!!! Each are beautiful in their own respect, so I can't choose a favorite! TFS

Karenladd said...

both of these cards are so beautiful! Love the extra touches of paper piecing.

SHartl said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love how you combined them with patterned paper!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love both of these cards - for they are oriental in nature. love the simple color schemes and patterns you have used.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow these are both beautiful. I love the colors you used. AJ-

Michelle N. said...

You would never guess that these would have been difficult-they're both fantastic!

Carmen M. said...

So pretty love the color blocking.

Jean Bullock said...

Oriental cards are difficult for you. Are you kidding? These are gorgeous! Stunning, actually.