Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers . . . Just Dandy

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

Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!
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What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.

Today's set is Just Dandy and I happen to love dandelions, when they're yellow, when they've gone to seed, whenever! I'm one of those neighbors that drives everyone else mad because I don't use any chemicals on my lawn and the more happy yellow nodding flowers the better!!!

I thought this stamp set posed an excellent chance to play with some Polar White flower soft and the best way to make the white pop was to stamp on black. So using white craft ink I stamped on the black cardstock and then once it dried, used prismacolor pencils to color in the stems, leaves and highlights. I also used a white gel pen to highlight the stems and the dandelion seeds. First card uses flower soft, second one does not, the grade of the flower soft I own seemed like it fit the larger dandelion in this set better than the smaller one. I had loads of fun with this set bringing a bit of Spring into my living room. I was able to use lots of green including the ribbon (a great shade for St. Patrick's Day) and a brighter shade from my Cosmo Cricket DeLovely paper pack. Enjoy the hop and best of luck!




TUESDAY March 8, 2011- Just Dandy

Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Emily
Joanne T.
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Neva
Silvia
Patricia
Chrissy
Guest Designer Ted
Mark's Finest Papers

53 comments:

Liz Williams said...

What a gorgeous color combo.

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Your cards are gorgeous:)

Elaine said...

Absolutely beautiful!
thanks for sharing:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Joanne Travis said...

Love the colors you used and the dandelion flower in the white. It's perfect!

Nerina said...

Love the dramatic take on these images! They look totally awesome against the black background!

Connie said...

I love how dramatically the flower soft adds subtle dimension while giving great contrast to your art.
Connie

patty said...

wow, it is great, best wishes, patty

Naomi said...

Peggysue, love the details on your cards and the colours are so uplifting!

Vicky Gould said...

Two awesome cards with AWESOME designs!

Lois said...

Those dandelions were made for flower soft! I like the layouts of both your cards.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this black magic beauty, Peggysue! Fabulous papers and colors on your fun circular design!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh Peggy - these are GORGEOUS!!! Love that color combo!

Dawn said...

just lovely!!!

Grace Baxter said...

How adorable these cards are! I especially like the round card with the fluffy dandelion in the window. It shows up so beautifully against the black. Great design!

Neva said...

Both of these are absolutely adorable Peggy sue

Patti P. said...

What pretty cards....love how you have created them using the different shapes and angles....lovely details. Tfs

Sherry Kushibab said...

Two great cards - love the two different shapes and the way you used the DP.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the flower soft on a black bg.

imastampin said...

Both of your cards are just outstanging. Love them.

Auntie Em said...

Beautiful cards! You are right. The black really makes the white and the polar soft pop. What a great idea for texture.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Tanya said...

Oh these are gorgeous! Love the color combo, and the dandelion stamped on black is totally beautiful!

MariLynn said...

Oooooooh, I love these dandelions on the black. I am going to have to give it a try. Have a blessed day!!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!!

Cheri said...

PeggySue, you've created amazing projects here. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

Barbara Colbert said...

Gorgeous colors combo!!! NICE!

Lillian Child said...

You have such a lovely creative style, PeggySue!

And I just discovered your blog on this fun hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

redwasher1 said...

Awesome job on both cards, love the black BG which show off the dandelions beautifully!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just adore that circle card! Fabulous work! :)

ButterflyEars said...

PeggySue, these are simply FABULOUS!!
I love your color choices and how beautiful your dandelions turned out.
love these wonderful designs.
WOW!!!

orangepunkins said...

Very pretty card you created. TFS

Kristie Maynard said...

Very nice, I love the effect of the black background.

Denimo said...

Oh Peggysue, I love your projects!! Springy colors blended beautifully together. And I love that 'stamp on black' technique, whatever it's called. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

TOTALLY LOVE your color combo -- fabulous couple of cards~

Lena said...

I lvoe the "black magic" card . The dark paper really makes the images pop!

Sharron said...

Beautiful, Peggysue! Love the dandelions on black--very dramatic!!

Anniebee said...

Wow! The colors you chose for these cards are so striking together. I especially like the second one but they are both lovely.

Anne
anniebeescraftroom.blogspot.com

Miesje said...

Love these Peggysue! Those colors are so pretty!

Lynn B. said...

Love the white on black!

Nan G said...

Don't know which one I like the best. Both gorgeous!

Sharon Peele said...

Peggysue your cards are absolutely beautiful!! I'm just ooh and awing over both of them!! I am really loving what you all have done with this stamp set!!

Colleen said...

Love the shape cards, beautiful details.

Payne Holler Cards said...

love em! gorgeous colors and love the black!

Dawnll said...

Love your color combo on these!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is really pretty! I love all the greens. :)

Nana Connie said...

Those are the most fantastic dandylions! Great job with the Flower Soft. Excellent use of the dp you chose. I already have this set on my wish list! I, too, love dandylions and my neighbors just go crazy. :-)

Elin said...

Wonderful round card! Love that u stamped on black !!

jdmommy said...

Stunning with the black!

Dawn Mercedes said...

LOVEthe circle card!!!!

Sue D said...

Dandy cards--I like the flower soft.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Both of these cards are terrific! I love the look of the white dandelions against a black background (so striking) and the flower soft is a wonderful touch.

PaperAddictJenn said...

Your coloring on those dandelions is amazing!

Roxie said...

Awesome cards, the green and black really pop.

Angel said...

WOW... the greens really show this set off!