Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Hop Day 1 You Could Win Blog Candy!

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's March Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lighthouses Featured March 20
Flap My Wattles Featured March 21
Wild Horses Featured March 22
Mother's Magnolias Featured March 23
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! 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!) All four winners will be announced on March 24, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers 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 11PM EST on Friday March 23, 2012.

Lois
Vicky
Anne
Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Mary
Marilynn
Chrissy
Karen K.
Pam
Debbie
Nancy
Bonnie
Harriet
Kathy
Brenda
Toni
Tangii
Anna S
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Our big promotion  this month! With the purchase of the March New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!

Our March New Release 4" x 4" Mini:
Brick Wall

Here is my card. I'm very excited to be a part of this design team. It's my first design team and I'm nervous. The ladies who make up this team are very talented. Their cards are masterpieces.

Here is my humble attempt at a sponged scene.
I stamped the image in Noir. I used Post-its as masks for the moon and beam. I sponged in the sea and sky.

This card also used masking.

I stamped the lighthouse in Noir. Next, I used a long Post-It to create the horizon. The sea and sky are sponged in with distress inks. The image was colored with markers.

28 comments:

  1. Welcome, Anna, to your first MFP Blog Hop (btw, we are no more talented than you are as evidenced by these two beauties). I love your coloring, the second one has depth to the ocean and I never thought of that. Great work!

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  2. These are just beautiful!! Great job masking (love the RED ribbon tabs), and the colors sponged on the first are so lovely!! Welcome!

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  3. These are a wow! Welcome aboard! I love the silhouette card.

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  4. Oh, these are beautiful, Anna! Your sponging is fabulous. Awesome cards! Glad you're hopping along with us now.

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  5. Wow Anna these cards are both fabulous-I am in awe of your sponging - my fav is the first one -gorgeous-you made a big splash for your maiden voyage with the design team

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  6. Both cards are beautifully done. Welcome to the group.

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  7. Both fabulous creations. Great job.

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  8. Ohhh I love the shadowing on the first card, and your coloring on the second is gorgeous! THANKS for sharing! Have a blessed week!

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  9. Beautiful card, love the colors you used. TFS

    Just A Pac Rat
    http://www.circlebenterprises.com

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  10. Both cards are wonderful! Love the colors and the designs.

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  11. Anna,
    What gorgeous cards you've created! I love the BG in each that you have sponged - very pretty!

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  12. very pretty!! love the sponged backgrounds and the red ribbon on the second one!

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  13. Hi Anna what a perfect pair of cards, love that sponging
    Anne
    x

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  14. Anna, both cards are fabulous!! I love all of your sponging and especially the light you created on the first one.

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  15. I like both of your cards a lot. I think the night sky one is the most unique and I love the addition of the moon. The second one is colored so beautifully and I like the two ribbon tabs.

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  16. Great lighthouse cards--I like your sponging and masking.

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  17. Super job, your cards are great, especially love the light beam on the first one, you are the only one so far to do that I think and it is a great touch!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    hugs
    Donna

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  18. Anna--first welcome to your first MFP, a Heinrich Company's blog hop! It's great to have you on the team! Next, both of your cards are wonderful. I especially love the 2nd one with the gingham ribbon. TFS--Patty

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  19. Two great looking cards. I like the light effect.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  20. The light coming out of the lighthouse is fabulous. Love how you did that. Both cards are gorgeous.

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  21. Both cards are super; love the coloring. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Anna, Stunning work. I love the light coming from the lighthouse. Very creative. Welcome to the team.

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  23. Fabulous Anna! I love the purple in your night sky!!!

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  24. Your cards both have such a different feel but I love them both! That night scene is spectacular!

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  25. Two different and beautiful card. I love the sponging and also the masking.

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  26. Love the lighthouse in silhouette. The sponging and masking looks fabulous. I really like the ribbon tabs on the second card.

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  27. Oh wow. Both cards are great but I love the silhouette with that bright light beaming out.

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