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Thursday, 10 October 2013

Marks Finest Papers Blog Hop - Huge Blooms

Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8 - I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9 - Pandas
Featured Oct 10 - Huge Blooms
Featured Oct 11 - Fall Apples

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 for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 11, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

Works of Art

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is:
Wise Men

Here's the Design Team:

Jane C
Pat G

Cathy C
Sue W
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Huge blooms is my favourite set this month and I have used it in a few different ways.

 On this first card I sponged the background using distress inks and a stencil.  The leaves were die cut and sponged. I stamped the largest flower twice and trimmed one so I could layer them.

On this second card I sponged the background with Shaded Lilac distress ink and then stamped the blooms in the same ink.  The yellow blooms were stamped separately and then layered on top.

This last card uses distress inks again - Faded Jeans this time. The image was stamped with Faded Jeans and then watercoloured with a Faded Jeans re-inker.  The sentiment is also stamped in Faded Jeans and a few blue gems randomly added.
Thank you for coming by - please visit the rest of the team.


  1. Wow you were busy with this set. I have to say I like them all. Awesome job. TFS AJ-

  2. Great work with this gorgeous set -- I love all three of your cards.

  3. Your cards are lovely and colored wonderfully. I especially like the blue one.

  4. Lovely work with awesome coloring/shading.

  5. Three gorgeous cards! Love this set and your cards are so lovely.

  6. beautiful cards with this set!

  7. Janine, your cards are gorgeous!!!! Beautiful shading on each bloom! Love how you added the leaves on the first one! On the second I love the two blooms and then the large one. Great backgound too! Your last is simply a beautiful CAS card! Gorgeous color with the white!

  8. Janine,
    3 gorgeous and elegant cards - but I have to say my fav is the white with the beautiful blue flower - wow!

  9. All 3 cards are just lovely!

  10. Wonderful cards, especially the last one. Thanks for sharing

  11. Oh Janine--all of these cards are wonderful! I especially like the blue one! TFS

  12. Boy I am glad I don't have t choose all of these would be my favorite >>>Lis

  13. Three beautiful cards!!! Love all the different looks of each one...

  14. Love all three but all so different funny how the same stamp can look so different.

  15. Pretty. Wonderful use of the Tim Holtz Faded Jeans color. Like the doily edge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. Gorgeous cards. Beautiful colouring on the flowers.

  17. These are fantastic! I'm partial to the blue one.

  18. These cards are amazing, but the one with the blue blossom is genius!


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