Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Polka Dot Country - A Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Blog Hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company October Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured  Oct. 28
Featured Oct. 29
Polka Dot Country
 Featured Oct. 30
Featured Oct. 31
Create with Pine Boughs
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 November 1, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop 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 October 31, 2014.

I was thinking really rustic here.  I love the country feel and wanted to use kraft as it reminds me of burlap and wood rail fences.  I colored on kraft card stock with my colored pencils.  It's always so surprising when the color shows us really well.  The argyle embossing came from the diamonds in the stamp pattern.  If you read my blog post from yesterday, my kindergarten friends would love to correct me.  "Mrs. Storie!  Those are rhombuses, not diamonds".  Of course, I would happily reply, "What other shapes do you see?".  We are always learning in Kindergarten!
Thanks for stopping by.  Come on back tomorrow for more creativity. 
Details - Stamps: Polka Dot Country (MFP); Paper: Crumb Cake, Black Licorice (MFT); Ink: Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Colored pencils, Argyle embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals.


Kathy Bradley said...

Pretty and elegant. I like the kraft EF'd BG and the image and colors look perfect.

Janine said...

Some of my GCSE kids struggle with Rhombus! Love your sweet card and would not have realised colouring on kraft would be so pretty.

Jane said...

Perfect country card! Love that you used craft CS.

stamping sue said...

I like your card. coloring on kraft with color pencils is one of my favorite ways to use my pencils.
stamping sue

Lois said...

I really like this one. The "frame" of embossed kraft sets off the image so nicely.

Barbara Washburn said...

The backgrd paper you used has a metallic look. So pretty!

nwilliams6 said...

Great embossing and neutral bg - really makes your pretty image stand out. I really like this card! Hugz

sweet art designs said...

Love this stamp. Your DT is doing a wonderful job.