Monday, November 21, 2011

MFP Blog Hop - Peaceful Nuthatch

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's November Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

Peaceful Nuthatch
A Trip to Lancaster
What a Fox

My first card for this month's hop is made with the sweet little nuthatch sitting on a fence. For my background, I took a sheet of designer paper from DCWV's Photo Stack 2 and reduced it to 50% and then matted it on MFP Dark Night Navy. I added a strip of diecut icicles cut from a Marianne Design die I found at StampFest last year. I thought the icicles would complement the icicles on the fence. The image was stamped on a piece of MFP Snow Storm Smooth and cut out with a rectangle nestie, matted in another piece of Dark Night Navy and angled on the card. The image is colored with Copic markers, the sky with Pebbles Pearlescent chalks.

Last month one of the former MFP design team members, Carol Hurlock, posted a video tutorial on how to make a cute little candy box using an empty Laughing Cow cheese box. I loved it! So I decided to make several myself. Here is my first try -- using the single nuthatch from this month's set. Because it's going to be used as a little Christmas favor, I used some glitter designer paper from a DCWV matstack. To provide some depth, I stamped the nuthatch three times, cutting the bird and the pinecones out and layering them -- popping up the layers on pop dots. Coloring was done with Copic markers.

Here's the box with the lid open. As you can see, I put some Christmas wrapped candy kisses inside. BTW, there is another red scalloped piece of glitter paper on the back.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day! We will announce all three winners on Thanksgiving Day. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Wednesday November 23, 2011.

Lois (that's me)
Karen H.
Patty P.
Dawn M.
Karen K.
Brenda T
Mark's Finest Papers


wifeycookie said...

I love both your projects, Lois! :)

Hopping by,
Jenny (Wifey Cookie)

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your Christmas card and the cute little candy box. TFS


patty said...

wonderful artwork and the birdie is so lovely!
best wishes to you all, patty

Vicky Gould said...

Fantastic coloring on these projects. Love your gift box and the coloring on each is outstanding. Love the layout on your card.

Connie said...

What a cute gift box Lois!! I LOVE it!!!
Like that row of icicles on your pretty card too....brrrr!!

dawnmercedes said...

I love how you popped up those pine cones on the bonbon box!

Anonymous said...

So totally awesome. I love the nuthatch with the icicles.

Chrissy D said...

So pretty! Love the tin idea, Lois! TFS!

Designing with Debbie said...

Lois, Beautiful creations. I love your candy box, the paper is so pretty.

MariLynn said...

Lois, love how your candy box looks! So pretty.

Lorraine said...

these are so beautiful hun tfs them with us xx

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the coloring on both of your projects Lois!

Misty's said...

Hi Lois
Your both projects are wonderful and beautifully made. I am glad to have stopped by.
Michaela xx

redwasher1 said...

Lois, as always your projects are beautiful!!! Awesome coloring on both!!!

Tammylee said...

Love your projects, they are so cute!


Theresa's Studio said...

Love that box!!! Great designs.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh my Lois--these are more than fantastic--they are awesome. And I NEVER use the word awesome as I think it's overdone!!!! Wow, what a wonderful card and project! Thanks so much for sharing!!!! hugs Patty

Brenda said...

Fabulous projects Lois!!! I love the icicles Your coloring is wonderful!

Cindy Lou said...

This nuthatch is so very sweet. I love the way they flit around. You have done a wonderful job of coloring him. Your tin is a wonderful idea as well. You are just full of great and wonderful ideas ;) Thanks for sharing!

Ravengirl said...

Fabulous projects! I have often thought of saving those little round containers for altering.

Ina Good said...

very lovely nuthatch work of art

Sue D said...

Very pretty card--love the icicles. I am going to have to buy this cheese so I can decorate them--lovely!