Tuesday, July 9, 2013

MFP a HC - July Blog Hop Day 1 - Lotus Blossoms

July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th
Lotus Blossoms

Featured July 10th
Featured July 11th 
Be Virtuous
Featured July 12th


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 July 13, 2013 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 July 12, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"Dino News"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


Welcome to day 1 of the hop! "Lotus Blossom" is our featured set today.  I had fun playing around with a mixed media background for this one.  I used Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet Distress Stain and Gesso.  I stippled Broken China Distress ink over drywall tape and splattered white acrylic paint.  The flowers and dragonfly were colored with Copics.

The inside:

For this card I used the Lotus Blossom flower that I had actually colored for the card above.  When I was finished I realized that the pinks just didn't match my mixed media BG so I set it aside for later.  It turned out I had some SEI paper that is a perfect match for the Lily Pad!  I refrained from adding a dragonfly on this one.

Don't forget to leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win today's feature and I hope you will hop along to see the beautiful projects created by the rest of my talented teammates!
Thanks for looking!

Here's the Design Team:

Jane C
Pat G
Thrfity Stamper
Sue W
Karen K
Cathy C
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Recipe: Mixed Media Lotus Blossom
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Lotus Blossoms, Dragonflies.
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC 140 lb Premium White Paper, Misc. Black CS
Acces: TH Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, and Victorian Velvet Distress Stain, Gesso, TH Broken China Distress ink, drywall tape and white acrylic paint

Recipe: Lotus Stamp
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Lotus Blossoms
 Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC 140 lb Premium White Paper, Misc. Black CS, S-E-I Couture,
Acces: Spellbinders - Postage Stamps


  1. dry wall tape...hmmmm interesting. maybe you could explain more about that technique.
    like your postage stamp with lotus inside it.
    stamping sue

  2. Such gorgeous cards. The mixed media one is so pretty - you are getting very good at it and quite addicted!

  3. Beautiful cards Angie! I love you colored the pretty Lotus blossoms!

  4. Angie--what gorgeous cards!!!! The first one with the dragon fly is my favorite! I like the simplicity of the 2nd one! Beautiful work. TFS

  5. Your first card is drop-dead gorgeous! I love the look of the background! Good save with the paper on the second card.

  6. Wow, your cards are so beautiful. I love how you did the mixed media and used the dry wall tape on the first one. I love the paper on the second one.

  7. Your cards are AMAZING! Great job!!

  8. Lovely cards Angie!!! I love your design on both!

  9. WOWZERS!!! I love the way your first card looks. It is so dreamy looking. Awesome job with the mixed media. Your second one is so pretty too with the dp matching the leaf.

  10. My goodness! You have been super busy creating some gorgeous cards, Angie! I love how you've colored the blossoms and I really like the CAS card...simply awesome.

  11. The dragonfly-flower card is lovely.

  12. Angie, you know that I am a background person so I l-o-v-e-d what you did! Ab fab!


  13. OMG-the first card is simply stunning-I love your technique on the bg! The 2nd one is another beautiful CAS!

  14. Love the blue background , looks like water.........Lis

  15. Beautiful cards, what a wide variety of stamping. Great Job

  16. Wonderful bg on your first card Love that you added the dragonfly. Beautiful cards.

  17. Wow, Angie, both of your cards are absolutely beautiful - but the first card - I love, love! The BG you created is really stunning.

  18. You are rocking mixed media lately! LOVE the first card!!!!

  19. wow gorgeous cards Angie also in the inside.

    greetings karin

  20. Gorgeous work! I love the mixed media background with the drywall tape. It's beautiful and soft!

  21. OMGoodness - I love both cards! I really like the postage stamp die cut on the second one! And the background on the first one is beautiful!

    KT Fit Kitty

  22. Angie you did an awesome job on your cards. I really love the bg on your fist card. Just to cute. TFS AJ-

  23. MY!Both of your cards are AWESOME!Love the dragonfly on the 1st!!!

  24. I am loving your backgrounds. I need directions.

  25. Angie thank you for comment on my blog,I'm a new follower!!!

  26. Great cards; love the bg on the 1st one-very creative. Thanks for sharing

  27. So pretty. Love the inside of the first card too.

  28. Gorgeous cards. The first card makes me a little sad (only of myself) because I'm totally envious of your fantastic design.

  29. Wonderful techniques used here on these gorgeous cards!

  30. Oh boy, these Lotus blossoms are so beautiful and your coloring is great! Love the bg of the first card. TFS.


You make my day with your sweet comments!!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

He is Risen!

I have truly enjoyed every image in the Spring Zen stamp set by The Project Bin !  I simply love coloring the images.  I had so much fun w...