Thursday, June 12, 2014

Great Flowers & Flower Blocks - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop


Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
June Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured June 10
Gears To You and Gear Up 
Featured June 11
Pretty Pears
Featured June 12
Great Flowers and Flower Blocks
Featured June 13
Please Snow
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 six winners will be announced on June 14, 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 June 13, 2014. 

More fabulous flowers!  I never tire of them.  This set is called Great Flowers and I water colored this one.  It was simple and quick and I love how it turned out.  I have been wanting to use more colored card bases and it worked marvelously with the water coloring.
The last time I colored lilies, I think I colored them like Stargazers.  They are my favorite for their delicious smell.  The shapes in this set called Flower Blocks are fun.  I just played with different layers and picked up the hot pink in the lily.  What might be hard to see here is the Stickles I applied to the petals.  Fun stuff, I tell you!
 
Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to come on back tomorrow for more creativity!  Off you go to Janine's blog now.
Photo by M. Lomsdalen
Mommy brag moment:  I have never met a girl who smiles more when she runs!  This girl finished her second week of track meets with three more blue ribbons.  She added two new races, 50 meter hurdles and 4 x 100 relay.  I can't wait to see what the next week brings!
 
Details - Great Flowers Watercolor - Stamps: Great Flowers (MFP); Paper: Watercolor paper, Black Licorice (MFT), Blush Blossom; Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black, Pool Party, Kiwi Kiss, Groovy Guava; Accessories: Aquapainter, corner chomper, stampin' dimensionals, black ep, heat tool.  Sparkle Stargazer - Stamps: Flower Blocks (MFP); Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Mambo Melon, Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Copice & Touch Twin Markers, paper snips, Stardust Stickles, stampin' dimensionals.
 

23 comments:

Lois said...

Beautiful job on both cards, Toni; but I think that lily is my favorite. I like all the white space around the hot pink/black. And congrats to your little runner!

loulou said...

Gorgeous cards. Fantastic colouring. I especially love the soft watercolouring. Congratulations to your daughter and good luck in future races.

terrie said...

Both of your card are fantastic and great coloring...
Well done

Janine said...

Great cards Toni and love the look on your sweetie's face as she wins that race.

Pat said...

I had 2 runners too. Loved the track meets. Cute cards,

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards, Toni. I love the colors in the last one. What a sweet picture of your daughter. Glad she won the new ribbons, I know you are one proud momma.

Beth F. said...

Gorgeous cards! I really like your second one!

stamping sue said...

two pretty in pink cards!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Lynn Noe said...

Congratulations to your daughter! I would be bragging a bit too if that were my daughter!! Your cards are simply beautiful. Really love the CAS design of the lily and the beautifully watercolored flowers too!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful cards!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love that black and pink flower - so elegant. Plus your little runner is adorable!!

Jane said...

Lovely cards!!! Your runner is darling and congrats to her!!!

Georgei said...

Your two cards is beautiful
Like how you did

Rosie Guiher said...

I really like the lily one. So simple yet stunning.
Congrats to the little one and her accomplishments.

Karenladd said...

Both cards are so pretty but WOW, the Lily card is gorgeous!! The way you colored it and the pop of color against the white background makes for such a striking card!
And thanks for giving me my "smile of the day" with the photo of your little runner!

Kathy Bradley said...

Toni,
What pretty and elegant cards!! And, your daughter is adorable!!

Karen Petitt said...

Two stunning cards - love the lily flower in particular - they are such beautiful flowers IRL and your colouring is perfect for them. Thank you for sharing and for the hop Karen x

SHartl said...

That Lily is colored so beautifully and makes for an amazing card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty colors of flowers and I like your smiling runner.

StampNK said...

Just so beautiful! I Love that pink lily!!

Janis said...

Tough to choose which card I love more. LOVE the delicate colors on the watercolor card, but Stargazers are one of my faves, too. Wonderful cards. Great idea to add the Stickles.

Congrats to your little sweetie! She looks like she is having a great time and has worked hard for her accomplishment. You have major reason for bragging rights!! :)
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Pam MacKay said...

What a darling little runner! Her face is so cute!!!
Your cards are great!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of these are beautifully done cards. love the colors and simplicity.