Wednesday, August 14, 2013

MFPS a HC - August Blog Hop Day 2

Aug. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Aug 13th
Pocket Watches

Featured Aug 14th
Joyous Season
Featured Aug 15th 
Country Charm
Featured Aug 16th

Wealthy Fish

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 Aug 17, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Aug 16, 2013.

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

"Lucky You"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Take Time Mini"

Welcome to day two of the hop!   If you follow me much you know I love to create my winter cards all year long so I was excited to see this beautiful holiday set.

  I created a one layer card by stamping the branches randomly at the top and bottom.  I sponged TH Broken China Distress ink, added some gems and then flicked white paint on the branches.

 For this card I actually DID mix medias but it doesn't look like what we think of as mixed media!  The sky beyond the trees was created by water coloring with markers.  The deer was colored with pencils and then a paint wash over the top.  The cardinal was colored with Copics.  To finish off this card I added punched branches beneath the fawn.

Thanks for looking!
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!

Here's the Design Team:

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

Pine Branches:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Joyous Season.
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - 140 Lb Premium White.
Acces: Gems

In the woods:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Joyous Season.
Paper: MME - All is Bright, misc Red CS.
Acces: Gems, MS Fern Punch 


  1. I love the images, wonderful colouring and beautiful papers.

  2. 2 gorgeous cards. Like the pine branch punch addition with the fawn and your first card has a real wintry feel to it with the "snow"

  3. Oh Angie--these cards are gorgeous!!! Love them both! TFS

  4. Two really beautiful cards! Love the first CAS feel.

  5. First card is quite striking.

  6. I don't think my first comment registered, so I'll try again. Your first card is stunning, and I like the way you added the pine boughs to the second one. Great job all around, Angie!

  7. Angie! for me you nailed this stamped set beautifully! both cards hit notes of stamping I love.
    stamping sue

  8. Both of these are wonderful, but I love the way the first one reminds me of a frosty window!

  9. Beautiful cards. I especially love your first one. The blue behind the pine branches is stunning.

  10. WOW!Very Pretty Cards!!!Love your coloring!!!Have a good day!!!

  11. Angie,
    Wow - your two cards are so lovely and elegant. Your fawn looks quite comfy on her soft bed of pine branches!!

  12. Hi, Angie. Both your cards are lovely!! Love the branches and the snow effect on the first one!

  13. Your cards are beautiful. I love the first one the best, it is just stunning. It has the sky with the branches and then it looks like there is snow on the ground. Fabulous.

  14. Like the look the white gives to the branches as in it reminds me of snow. Like the Bambi scene w/ greenery.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  15. Beautiful cards Angie! Puts me in the mood for the holidays! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Love the background with the pine branch.....Lis

  17. Mmmmhmmm, lovely work! The colors on your "happy holidays" are fabulous and I love the bed of branches you added for the deer!

  18. Beautiful cards. I like the snow on the pine branches.

  19. This set is a must have for me... LOVE it!

  20. Both of these are really lovely! Superb layouts and colours...TFS!

  21. Gorgeous cards, both of them! The first one sings to me! Fabulous sponging!

  22. Both are gorgeous, but I really love the fawn - so sweet and peaceful! Nice job on both!

  23. Great cards, especially the 1st one. Thanks for sharing


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