Wednesday, March 12, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Friends

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

March Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured March  9
Hoppy Easter

Featured March 10

 Featured March 11
Fabulous Pets

Featured March 12

Featured March 13

Featured March 14
Bundle of Joy

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the participating 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 six winners will be announced on March 15, 2014, 
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, March 14, 2014.

Although I'm not an official part of the Blog Hop for the rest of the week, I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today.  My mom, who is 94 and currently lives in a nursing home, was an artist and ceramicist.  I have several of her ceramic pieces in my house -- two are hand-painted plaques which hang in my bathroom.  When I first saw today's stamp set, Friends, I immediately thought of this plaque.  You can see her signature at the bottom center.  Her initials are D.R., and she combined them to make the DeeR.

I decided I would try to duplicate this plaque on a card.  At a recent stamp show, I bought a pack of 6 1/2" cards/matching envelopes.  I figured I would need a pretty big card base to make this card and thought one of these card bases would work.  Here's my card:

My design is a combination of direct stamping onto the white card stock and cutting-and-pasting two extra images.  I added the curled wire to emulate the tendrils on my mom's plaque.

I think this layout is my favorite when making a CAS card.  I used Memento markers to color my flower because I didn't want any of the color of an alcohol marker to bleed through to the back of this one-layer card.

Make sure you check out the blogs of the participating design team members and comment for a chance to win a free stamp set.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Friends
Paper:  Marco's Papers card base/envelope; Paper Cellar Gold Holographic glitter paper; Mark's Finest Papers Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers, Wire

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Friends
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Memento markers - Angel Pink, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves; EK Tools Journaling pen


SHartl said...

These flower cards are all so beautiful!

Renee Collier said...

Wow, wow, wow! You did a fantastic job recreating your mom's placque. Absolutely beautiful.

stampingbowd said...

Lois, your inspiration piece is gorgeous and the CASE of it is stunning!!! Beautiful coloring! If you post this on SCS it's going to be a favorite of the week. Pretty matching envie too!!

Pat said...

Lovely plaque. Lovely cards,

Vickie Y said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the soft colors.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are so lovely. I love the way you colored them in the pretty colors.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful! I love your Mom's painting and your take on it is fab! Also like the CAS card you made- the frame is a great way to finish a card!

Anne said...

Your Mum's artistry is wonderful and you have obviously inherited her talent! Your cards are absolutely beautiful and so delicate. Love them!

Kathy Bradley said...

What a beautiful plaque and your inspiration card is gorgeous! I really love the CAS note card too!

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful cards-you did a great job recreating your mom's plaque. TFS

loulou said...

Your mums plate is gorgeous and so are your cards.

Amy E said...

WOW Lois, I see where you get your artistic ability from! You're mom's plaque is exquisite! I love the way you emulated it on your card!!

Sandy Hentzel said...

Such beautiful inspiration! Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
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