Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers . . . Happy Pansies

Welcome to the MFP January Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

And…LOOK for the WINNERS of the Blog Hop on Saturday!
Our New Sets are: In the Forest, Happy Pansies, Sew What, and Floral Tea.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 TODAY. On Saturday, January 15, 2011, a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.



My friend and fellow Papertrey Peeps blogger Cammie posted a card with cracked glass, you really need to go look at her blog here, all my blogger buddies are so talented and a constant source of inspiration. I was inspired to try cracked glass with this set when I saw her creation. I wanted sort of a vintage postcard look so I did a lot of sponging and distressing. Although I made my pansies in rather traditional shades of purple and golden yellow, take some time to google pansy images, they come in so many gorgeous colors! You can have a lot of fun with this flower. Now, my pansies did take up a good portion of my card front so I sort of had to tuck the sentiment in on the side underneath the ribbon knot. I only wish I'd found room for one of the bees in this set, another favorite {i.e. weakness} of mine {translation: show me a stamp set with a bee in it and its in my cart!}. Thanks for looking and happy hopping!

WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2011- Happy Pansies
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Susan
Connie
Claudine
Dawn
Joanne T
Nicole
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Mark’s Finest Papers

62 comments:

Liz Williams said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

P said...

So very pretty- love all the interesting details!

Jen_B said...

I love how you used cracked glass over the pansies. Wonderful!

Alicia (aka Bunny) said...

That cracked glass is a striking effect!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome card. Love it with all of the details.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

Pat said...

Just lovely. I love the cracked glass, and various shades for the pansies!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Tini said...

OMG! What a fabulous card - love it!
Hugs Tini

Miesje said...

Incredible Peggysue! I love everything about this card!

Debc06 said...

Love all the different textures you have created.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Lois said...

The cracked glass and lace give this a pretty, vintage look. So you succeeded in your goal!

Vicky Gould said...

Awesome, Peggy. Love the two colors on the pansies.

Paddi said...

So pretty. Love your backgrounds

Connie said...

Love the vintage look you did Peggysue! Very pretty.
Connie

Ted said...

Peggysue, those pansies look like dried flowers! Beautiful!

Cammie said...

OH MY GOODNESS! LOVE the pansies and you have showcased this set beautifully. I am definitely adding this set to my wish list! Thanks for the shout out and your sweet words.

Dawn Mercedes said...

Incredibly lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

What a fabulous pansy creation! I love the cracked glass. :)

Dawn said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Theresa said...

Love your card. Great pansies using cracked glass and the lace is a nice touch.

LaNell said...

The vintage is lovely. I need to try the crack glass technique again soon.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous layering!

Rhonda said...

They look like pressed flowers. Gorgeous!!

Janeen said...

the cracked glass is perfect for this set. lovely, lovely

Judy said...

Beautiful pansies! Love the cracked glass!

Susan Raihala said...

Peggysue, what a FABULOUS use of cracked glass...so pretty and your many layers enhance that focal point perfectly!

Neva said...

love the varigated shades for these darling flowers, great job Peggy

Lynn McAuley said...

What a stunning beauty, Peggysue!! Your gorgeous pansies look divine on the shattered glass panel!!

jdmommy said...

This technique is fabulous!! I love the nestie shape!

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous, lots of interesting elements, love the cracked glass!

ButterflyEars said...

Beautiful card, love this lovely group of Pansies.

Anonymous said...

Loved this technique --have not tried it. I am new to leaving comments, but have been looking at the sites for a long time. This is so pretty.

Judy Tuck

Joanne Travis said...

Pure gorgeousness! Love the cracked glass, it feels so vintage. Beautiful job!

Ratty Hugs said...

Another super card.
Thank you for sharing.
~C8>

mariko said...

I love the vintage feel to this beautiful card!

Auntie Em said...

Love your techniques and the sentiment tucked onto the side of the card. So different!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

carrie said...

Fabulous card! Really love all your layers.

Jnett's Place said...

Love the dimension and movement of your card.

Lagene said...

OOooo GORGEOUS!!! Love the cracked glass & all the layers, & pansies of course!

redwasher1 said...

Stunning card and love that cracked glass effect!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

An absolutely beautiful card - so many nice details.

youiesmom said...

Love the crackled look of the pansies. Beautiful card, lovely details. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Sharon Peele said...

Peggysue, This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! I have never done the crack glass look, but really want to know after seeing your card!! Thanks for the inspiring me too!!!

Cheri said...

LOVE this vintage card! And your cracked glass technique worked perfectly for the whole effect of the card. Simply gorgeous.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Peggysue. wonderful coloring.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the cracked glass and the lace.

Pat Jandacek said...

A gorgeous card. The cracked glass background suits it so perfectly and I like the tucked in message tag.

Carol Dee said...

Wonderful card, the lace is a pretty touch.

Maggie Crawford said...

i love the card!

Deb H. said...

Beautiful colors. Great card.

Terri said...

Very pretty. Love the pansies and the cracked glass technique looks wonderful over them too.

Sharron said...

Wow, what an awesome card! Love the pansies with the cracked glass technique. I have never done this and now am so tempted to try!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

E.T said...

oh this is absolutely wonderful!

Kristie Maynard said...

Very pretty!

Jack said...

This set is so versatile. Love your card. xx

Roxie said...

Beautiful pansies and they look so nice paired up with the embellishments you used.

Lillian Child said...

SO many beautiful elements making up your creative card - so very lovely!

Lynne said...

Cracked glass is such a neat technique.

Karen said...

Wonderful card! Such a great idea to used cracked glass on the image.

Elaine said...

Very pretty! Great detail.

thanks for sharing:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

E. Marie said...

Wow! Amazing card.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Love the cracked glass effect - I'm totally inspired to try that now...