Thursday, May 15, 2014

Blog Hop Day 3 - Tiger Lily and Tree Frogs PLUS CCEE #1420

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured  May 13 -Kiss Me & Plywood

Featured May 14 - Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15 - Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May16 - Bearded Iris

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 
May 17, 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, May 16, 2014.

I've got lots to show you again today.  My first card today is for both the MFP Blog Hop and the CCEE Stampers blog challenge.  Frances Byrne gave the CCEE Stampers a layout to use for today.  I used the larger of the two tiger lilies from today's set and some pretty MME patterned paper.

Check out the rest of the team over on the CCEE Stampers blog to see how they treated this layout.  But, be sure to continue on with the MFP Blog Hop too!

I'm not an official part of the blog hop today or tomorrow, but I made several cards using today's set.  I'm glad you came by to check them out.  The Sketch Challenge with a Twist layout I used for my next card is SWAT 95.  The twist was to use something you would find in a garden.  I sure wish I had something like these tiger lilies in MY garden!

This card is pretty clean and simple.  I did pop up the middle panel and added some piercing around the edges, but other than that it went together quite quickly.

The sketch for my first Tree Frogs card is SWAT 52.  The twist was to use some black on your card.  That was an easy one!

The tree frogs in this set are just too cute!

I used the same polka dot paper on both of these cards.  It just seemed to go with the frogs!

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Tiger Lily
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Premium Heavy White, Green Forest, Snow Storm Smooth; MME Reunion DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Copic markers, Oval nesties, Circle punches, Foam pop dots, Stickles

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Tiger Lily
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Bright Orange, Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers,  Ribbon, Paper piercing tool, Square Lattice embossing folder, Foam pop dots

Card #3
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Tree Frogs
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Spring Leaf, Black Linen, Snow Storm Smooth; Recollections Green polka dot DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Copic markers, Sponge applicator

Card #4
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Tree Frogs
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Flecked Chocolate Cake, Snow Storm; Recollections Green polka dot DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories:  Copic markers, Circle nesties, Die-Namics Cloud Trio die, Sponge applicator, Foam pop dots; EK Success border punch


Joanne (jojot) said...

Lois....some fabulous work the warm, luscious tones of your lily card and the fun of the frog card.....well done

Sandy Hentzel said...

Fabulous cards, love the coloring

CarlavdM said...

I thought I have seen all the blogs on the 2nd day, but I missed yours...until now :o)
Your 4 cards are just wonderful, like the 3rd one the mosts with the rrrrrribbit

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing array of gorgeous work, Lois! The fabulous papers you have used with your beautifully colored tiger lily make it a real standout!

loulou said...

Lois, your cards are fantastic. I really like the papers you used on your first tiger lily card and the polka dot paper with the frog is just the right amount of fun. Your colouring on all the cards today is wonderful

Liz Williams said...

You have been one busy lady. The tiger lily is so pretty in our favorite color.

Karen said...

The polka dot papers work brilliantly with the frog - fabulous cards!
TY for the sharing and the hop Karen x

wannabcre8tive said...

Lois, your cards are beautiful and I love the polka dot paper.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I see you got to use your favorite color, Lois. The coloring of this beautiful tiger lily is wonderful. Beauty of a card, my friend!

Renee Collier said...

Love all of them! Fun and elegant too.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your colors and patterns on your 1st tiger lily. The 2nd is CAS and Gorgeous. The two frogs are fun and love your coloring and dotted papers.

Kathy Bradley said...

All of your cards are just wonderful and I too love the cute little tree frogs!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful sketch card, Lois. The papers are amazing - the strips almost look like some sort of lacy overlay. And the out-of-the-box leaf is perfect.

Vickie Y said...

Your sketch cards are gorgeous! Thank you for using some of the SWAT sketches and twists!

chaoscorner said...

Love all your cards and the two frog cards are beautiful. Like all the details you have included as well.