Thursday, January 29, 2015

Favorites - A Mark's Finest Papers Stamp Shop Blog Hop - Day 4

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers Stamp Shop
 January Blog Hop. 

 We're doing something different to start out the new year. We're looking back at all the wonderful sets released in 2014. For the next 4 days the Design Team will show you their "Favorite" sets of 2014. Please visit each blog and leave a comment. One person will be chosen to receive their choice of one of the "Favorite" Stamp Sets we have featured.

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win a "Favorite" Set of your choice! 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!) The winner will be announced on 
January 31, 2015 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 January 30, 2015.

Let's get started!!Here is the Design Team: LoisKarenKathy Toni JanineShirley
 Ahhhh, Hydrangea, a set released in August of 2014.  Have I told you that I am a sucker for flowers?  This was my very first card I made with this gorgeous set.  I water colored this lovely image after embossing it first.  My flower centers are filled with liquid pearls.  I made this for the release and the blog hop celebrating it.  
Of course, this is a more recent card.  I made this card for a Friends of Speedy TV challenge of late to make a card with a ribbon and a bow.  This was a fun card to sit and color.  Let me tell you that I colored for a while.  I cheated a bit though, I trimmed out my center and then placed a slightly larger silver mat underneath it.  It may look like I colored two sheets of blooms when I only colored one sheet.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this month's review of fave sets of 2014!

Details - Pink Hydrangea - Details - Stamps: Hydrangea (MFP); Paper: Favorite Natural (MFP), Watercolor paper, Vellum, MME Dolled Up dp, MME Happy Day dp; Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, River Rock, Crumb Cake, Versamark; Accessories: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Finial Press embossing folder, Liquid Pearls, paper snips, May Arts burlap twine, glue dot, gold washi tape.  Hydrangea Petals - Stamps: Hydrangea (MFP); Paper:  Snow Storm Smooth, Brushed Silver;Ink: Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, Copic Markers, Sakura clear star gel pen, glue dot, stampin' dimensionals.


Cloud's said...

Beautiful hydrangea flowers. elegant and gorgeous cards. I love hydrangea stamp set too !

Ga Studio said...

Wow, gorgeous card !! LOvely

Lois said...

Beautiful coloring on these two very pretty cards, Toni! I especially like the first one with the clear die cut behind the hydrangea. Super element!

Iris said...

Such gorgeous cards - love the colors.
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Monika Reeck said...

gorgeous really your first card love the color so sooofft
and I love the second card in purple as it is my fav color...all are awesome made...

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I love Hydrangeas and yours are gorgeous Toni! LOVE the soft pink, and how clever to trim out the center of the purple one and then mat it. Your flowers line up perfectly then!