Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Island Life - Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22
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 June 23, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.


Happy Thursday to you!  Today I felt like water coloring.  I used a light touch, which is just my style.  I have a tough time with bold colors, but I think this turned out nicely!  I wish I could say our sky looked like this last night, but I won't complain.  We finally had a break in the rain and it warmed up into the 70's.  That's big for here in Western Washington.  What a treat for the first day of summer!  I used a Splitcoaststamper's sketch, but modified it just a little bit.  I changed the shape of the vertical panel.  My daughter had a track meet yesterday and took a second and third place ribbon in the 50 meter dash and the 50 meter hurdles.  I trimmed the tails of the vertical panel to match up with her ribbons!
Don't forget to swing by Tangii's blog and see what she has for you today!

Details - Stamps: Island Life (MFP); Paper: Watercolor paper, Basic Black, In color dsp; Ink: Versamark, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Creamy Caramel, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi; Accessories; Watercolor brush, black ep, heat tool, 1 3/8" square punch, Nestabilities, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals.

27 comments:

Lagene said...

Beautiful, I love your ribbon treatment/design!

Аня said...

fantastic sky! amsolutely love it

Lois said...

Nice use of that layout. I like your rounded corners. Beautiful card!

stamping sue said...

Fabulous card...the oval die cut works beautifully and the banner behind the image is perfect.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Benzi said...

Beautiful skies, Toni. Big congrats to your daughter, too.
Your banner is super. Hoping you get better weather soon and some warmth. :-) Your card is a beauty.

Katie said...

congrats to your daughter, great card your sharing...love the coloring...

kurtskd said...

I love the colors on this card and the layout as well. The oval really selects a great part of the image.

maryr917 said...

beatuiful watercoloring Toni-and I love this layout-a big congrats to your daughter as well

Vicky Gould said...

Great layout and coloring,Toni!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What subtle coloring! Lovely!

Tammylee said...

This is perfect! Love the layout and the colors that you used! Great card, love it!

NancyK said...

The soft background colors look wonderful with this image. Love the layout as well!

Designing with Debbie said...

Toni, great card. I love the colors and the ribbon

Georgei said...

wow beautiful like how you did
very nice color

MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous with the layout. I love how you water colored it! Beautiful sky! I hope you are having a wonderful, blessed day!

Stampsnob said...

Looks super on that die cut..Lis

Janine said...

Love the soft colours, layout and ribbon treatment.

Kathy Bradley said...

Beautifully colored image and lovely and elegant card!!

Janis said...

Beautiful layout! :) Janis

Winnie and Patty said...

Toni--this card is simply lovely. I really like the layout. And both of your sewing cards from yesterday are great. I especailly like the Thanks card! I think it is so very creative. Sorry that I didn't get to comment yesterday, but my BFF's dog is very sick and she was really upset last night. TFS

Elizabeth Hart said...

Such a great layout for this shore image and the hanging banner - just stunning.

Pat Garvin said...

Beautiful. Love the sky.

Sue D said...

Great layout and coloring.

Jo4Him said...

Beautiful card; love your watercoloring. Thanks for sharing

Teresa Sue Jones said...

Very cute idea and love the coloring. Thank You

Cynthia said...

Great design and coloring of the image!

JennyH said...

Lovely card, the subtle colours of the image suit the tranquil stamp design : )