Friday, July 18, 2014

MFP Blog Hop Day 4 - Sun & Moon and Heavenly Harmony

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 15
Chinese Take Out 

Featured July 16

 Featured July 17

Featured July 18
Sun and Moon
Heavenly Harmony

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on today's 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 
July 19, 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, July 18, 2014.

Here it is, Friday already.  And we're finishing up the week with two related sets.  Again I'm not an official part of the blog hop, but I really enjoyed these two sets -- one a 4 x 6 set and the other a mini.  My first card was made with just the moon and a sentiment from the Sun and Moon set.  I found some old "starry" patterned paper in a drawer and thought it would be a good background.  I actually stamped the moon on another piece of card stock and cut it out.  Then I stamped it again with Versafine Onyx Black directly onto the background paper and glued my cut-out on top.  That way I would get the curly-cues to show on the background paper without going blind trying to cut around them!

My second project is not a card at all but an altered Laughing Cow Cheese package.

I put a scallop circle piece of yellow card stock inside to match the one on the front.  You could put some candy or even a gift card inside this little box.  I used the sponged sun rays technique behind my sun. Here is the tutorial I wrote for Speedy TV for this technique.

The mini set this month is Heavenly Harmony.  When I was in Pennsylvania in May for my Mom's funeral, I stayed with my brother.  I had seen a digital copy of Heavenly Harmony earlier; and, when I saw this plaque hanging in his kitchen, I knew I would use it for inspiration.  Here is a photo of the plaque.  You can see that the colors are sort of reversed as to what you would expect of this image -- the sun is blue and purple, and the moon is yellow.

I am going to send my card to my sister-in-law for her birthday in October and tell her that the plaque was my inspiration.

My final project for this week's blog hop was probably the most fun of all.  I used all three images from both of today's sets for it.  It is a little mobile that I made using printable shrink plastic, some wire, and a hanger-shaped paper clip.

I hope you've gotten some inspiration from my projects this week.  Be sure to check out the official Blog Hop team for today and comment for a chance to win a free stamp set.

Here's the participating Design Team:

Card #1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Sun and Moon
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Blue Skies, Groovin' Grape, Snow Storm Smooth; Pixie Press Starzz DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Labels 1 dies (large and small), Sponge applicator

Gift Box
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Sun and Moon
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Scattered Straw
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers - Morning Sun, Snow Storm Smooth
Accessories:  Copic markers, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities dies, Oval punches, Ribbon, Foam pop dots, empty Laughing Cow Cheese container

Card #2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Heavenly Harmony
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Mark's Finest Paper - Groovin' Grape, Scrambled Eggs, Snow Storm Smooth; unknown DP
Accesssories:  Copic markers, Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder, Foam pop dots

Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - Sun and Moon, Heavenly Harmony
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Darcie's printable shrink plastic, Copic markers, Wire, Tim Holtz hanger paper clip, heat gun


Janine said...

Lovely projects today Lois - the sun moon card is my favourite - love the colours.

Jane said...

Lois, all your projects today are so fun and creative! Great idea's.

Barbie said...

Lois, I love all of your projects but it is a toss up between the "cheese box sun" and the mobile. I will definitely be trying both of these.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

I am going to take a wild guess and say that you really like this set *U* I love all 4 of your cards/projects. They are creative and fun with lots of wonderful colors and textures.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cards and projects; especially love the mobile!

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautiful cards, Lois. And, I the adorable mobile!!

stamping sue said...

Hi Lois, sorry took so long for me to check out your samples...only excuse is migraine..oh well, such is life.
now onto your samples WOW! that card that was inspired from plaque is fabulous, the altered container is fantastic and the mobile is just terrific!!!!!!
stamping sue