Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers June Release Blog Hop . . . Believe in You!

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop! All 4 sets are available TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on June 8, 9, 10 and 11t, 2010. On Saturday, (June 12, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day! (4 different winners, one winner for each day.) (THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES TO WIN! And, you can go back and comment, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!)

The 4 Winners will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog on June 12, 2010. Each winner will receive 1 Stamp Set that will be released NEXT month!

Don't forget to visit the other DT member's Blogs for today's Chance to WIN! The last link will lead you to the store.

Today, Tuesday, June 8 we are featuring the new set, Believe in You! Here is the hop order:

June Guest Designer- Samantha
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Faith
Vicki
Mark's Finest Papers

Here is my card to help introduce the new set, "Believe in You."


I used the wrinkle free distress technique using Tim Holtz Ranger distress inks, which you also can find in the store, in addition to the stamp sets being released today. I used a combination of spiced marmalade, green shutters and mustard seed. I just use wax paper when I do that technique, it seems to work just fine with a mini spritzer. I stamped the egret image twice and cut it out so he would show up nice and white against the background, highlighted with a bit of grey copic. Then I painted the cat tails and the pond water with some twinkling H20s for a bit of shimmer.

The image seemed to want simplicity so I used raffia as a tie around the corners and a little charm of a dragonfly dangling from the top corner. Its behind the egret so he can't see it yet but I'm sure might want it for a yummy snack! :) Thanks for looking.

You should have arrived here from Debbie Seyer's blog. If you didn't start at the beginning, see the list I have above of the design team members and begin with Samantha to start hop, hop, hopping! If you are on track, find your way to Faith's blog to see more great release creativity!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers "Believe in You"
Ink: black craft, ranger distress inks mustard seed, spiced marmalade and green shutters
Paper: assorted colors on an off white speckled base
Other: raffia, dragonfly charm, twinkling H20s

43 comments:

Heather P. said...

This is SO PRETTY, and I just *love* the technique you used for the background. Fabulous!

Traci M said...

You've been busy since my last visit...I really like the background paper you made, and that dragonfly, though it won't last long, is the cutest embellishment for this heron!! :)

MOMO S said...

Beautiful card~~I like the way you arrange the heron.

Lois said...

Interesting background behind your heron -- a very nice technique. The raffia is perfect with the charm.

Robbie said...

Very pretty!!!

Cheryl said...

Love your card. Especially liked the technique you used behind the heron. Love the dragonfly.

Markie's Mom said...

WOW!!!! BEAUTIFUL! I love that background with this funky egret!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Very pretty card - I love the natural feel and great background!

Debbie Seyer said...

Just lovely! That technique is awesome!

Carol Dee said...

Great look with the background distressing and raffia. Hugs...

Liz Williams said...

Great card and love your dangling dragonfly.

jdmommy said...

The raffia and charm are wonderful additions to this card!! I just love the h20 painting!!

Emily Keaton said...

What lovely results you achieved with that wrinkle free distress technique!!

Kelly Sas said...

It was a great idea to cut the egret twice to make him spotlight so well against the background! I have got to get me this stamp set!!!

Karen said...

So pretty! Love the background and the shimmer...

imastampin said...

I love the background you created for this! Beautiful.

Julia Aston said...

Love your bg technique on this - perfect for your egret!

Joanne Travis said...

LOVE the way you did the background. So beautiful!!

Margaret C. said...

Awesome background technique!! I love this card. Thanks for sharing :-)

Terri said...

Very nice, I like doing that background technique too.

Sharron said...

Great background technique--works so perfectly with the egreat! And the dragonfly is just the right touch!

jovialjudi said...

Gorgeous technique and card!!Beautifully done!! TFS

Yogi said...

June 8th,
Nice stamp set, thanks for the chance to win it. BIG GRIN

Vicky Gould said...

I can hear a splash as he sneaks up on the helpless minnow. Well done!

Samantha T. said...

Beautiful! That raffia is perfect.

Claudine Poch said...

This card has lovely organic feel to it. Great!

marla said...

A very fun looking background. It really makes it look like a watercolor painting!!

Gloria Westerman said...

So pretty....

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful card!

Patty said...

Nice card design. Calming.

mitz said...

.. you have done it beautifully.. WTG.. thanks for the opportunity
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Becky said...

Very pretty.

Chrisd said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

Virgo5 said...

What a great background, and I love the raffia!

Kimberly said...

Gorgeous! I am going to have to look up that technique. It's such a pretty background.

Grace said...

This is so pretty PeggySue! Your background is so pretty! Awesome job!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with this wonderful image!

One Picky Family said...

The coloring job is fabulous. Great card, PS!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful results....fab image...has a touch of an Asian feel

Nerina said...

This is soooooo cute! It looks almost oriental with the background you created! Gorgeous card Peggysue!

Sandra said...

Love it!
Sandra

The Mama Monkey said...

You know I love this crane! It is so well suited for Asian cards!! This is going on my wish list!!