Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers August Release: Regal and Proud

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. On Saturday, (August 14, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

For this first card I was trying for a landscape effect. I had a specific person in mind when I made it too, my son, who is making good decisions even when he knows that some of the adults in his life will not agree . . . in short, he's becoming an adult and I'm very proud of him. For the landscape I stamped the image in brown stazon and then used watercolors to blend in a sky and the purple for the mountains. I do enjoy the color purple but don't use it enough.


For this second card I made a polished stone background. I elongated the stamped image a bit by coloring in with a black copic marker, it just seemed to fit the circle frame a bit better . . . I think I still need more practice with my copics! Thanks for looking, enjoy hopping and good luck!


Here is the order for Thursday, August 12-Regal and Proud
August Guest Designer- Wendy
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Peggysue . . . that's me
Faith
Susan
Judi
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Julia
Liz
Claudine
Joanne T
Dawn
Lynn
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com

44 comments:

jdmommy said...

Peggysue, these are wonderful masculine cards! I love the purple mountains on the first, and the charm on the second, with the colorful bg! Great job!

Connie said...

Oh those purple mountains are so majestic!
Connie

carrie said...

Wow! Both of your cards are outstanding.

Heather said...

Love the silhouette look, works really well. Heather:)

Lois said...

Your purple mountains really look good. And I like where you placed the sentiment on that card. The eagle looks great against the polished stone background.

wendyp said...

Both are gorgeous!!! Love that polished stone background!!!

Emily Keaton said...

A fantastic pair of cards! I love your polished stone background. Very colorful :)

Julia Aston said...

wonderful background techniques on these Peggysue!

Liz Williams said...

Love your beautiful mountains, Peggysue. Both of these cards are fabulous.

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous designs with these wonderful images!! Loving the purple mountains!! Sensational work, Peggysue!

Patti P. said...

Your first card made me think of the song "America the Beautiful" with your purple mountains...and love the polished stone,especially with these colors. Perfect with this stamp set.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Love the Eagle's layout!

Claudine Poch said...

Two wonderful cards! Your watercoloring on the first one is beautiful. That eagle on the second one really pops against your colorful background.

jovialjudi said...

Gorgeous cards Peggysue! Amazing coloring and that vibrant bg is fabulous on the second!

Lori said...

Both of your cards are fabulous Peggysue!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW!!! I love that you added a touch of purple to those majestic mountains!! And the 2nd card just blows me away with that polished stone b/g and the vellum panel!! Awesome cards!!

Theresa said...

Great cards.... very majestic looks.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful!! Love the purple mountains!

Benzi said...

Love the purple mountain majesties and the polished stone background. Both are beautiful!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Both cards are great! Love the polished stone background with the eagle, but my favorite is the peaceful mountain scene! Nice job!

Virgo5 said...

WOW! these are both fabulous! Love the softer colours of the first and the bright colours on the second!

Michelle VP said...

Wow! I love the pastel watercoloring on the first card and the polished stone background on the second card. :)

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like the watercoloring on the first.

Joanne Travis said...

Wow!! Both are SO lovely!

Carol Dee said...

Love the background on the eagle card.

redwasher1 said...

I love both cards! Beautiful job.

mmwilken said...

It looks like I'm going to be ordering this set. Be so nice for my OWH cards. Thank you so much for inspiration on your gorgeous cards!!

Roxie said...

Nice purple on the first card, great patriotice colors on the second.

Vicky Gould said...

Two big wows for you!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE that bg! Very cool!

MariLynn said...

These are both so pretty. I was especially drawn to the eagle card with the polished stone technique. Great job with these images!

Rosemary said...

wow, gorgeous cards!

CCC said...

I like the effect of the alcohol inks with the eagle stamp set. I don't use purple often enough either. Beautiful.

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--what great cards for men!!! I really like both of them but for some reason the first one is my favorite. I think it's all the layering, yet the clean and simple lines of the card! Great job. TFS

Paulette S said...

I love this masculine set. It's hard to find stamps that cature to men. I love how you colored both of your cards.

njgramma said...

Two very different effects, but both wonderful :)

Nerina said...

What fabulous, strong, masculine cards these are! Love the eagle image - wow - so strong and powerful!

Lindsey said...

Great cards, I especially like the first one!

FibreJunky said...

They are both gorgeous. I love the bit of vellum on the second card.

Brenda said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Sharron said...

Both of these are fabulous! Love the eagle image!!

Traci M said...

Me no hop...but I think I see some pretty purple mountain's majesty, and gorgeous background paper with the Eagle!! You are making some really nice projects with these stamp sets, Peggysue!
I am glad that your son is making you proud...that is so encouraging for a parent, isn't it?
Hugs!!

ALICIA said...

Love that polished stone background...stunning!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them.