Sunday, November 27, 2011

A family Trip To Lancaster - Friends Of SpeedyTV Challenge #9

Hello and welcome to Cyber Monday for all of you (and me) holiday shoppers!! ;)  I absolutely refuse to shop in the stores during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years Day; and after seeing what happened here in California at some stores during Black Friday sales, I only stand more firm in that opinion.  Between pepper spraying shoppers to get that extra advantage over the "competition" to running over kids and elderly people so someone can have and extra Wii instead of sharing....forget it...I'll pay the shipping for my own safety and the safety of my family.  But I digress...

Welcome to another addition of Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company Friends of SpeedyTV Monday challenge.  This week we are using our favorite sketch for the challenge and I went with my old standby when my mojo gets up and "takes a walk" on me.  So I pulled out my new favorite stamp set, Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company A Trip To Lancaster.  I first stamped my images in memento tuxedo black onto Corn Husk premium paper before coloring with koh-i-noor pencils and a prismacolor blender marker.  After deciding on what basic grey designer paper (Boxer) I wanted as a background, I matched up my layers to both the colors of my main image and the background paper using Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company Premium Papers.  Then digging through my stash of brads, I found some pewter flower brads that matched the basic grey paper perfectly!!  Now how many times is that going to happen??  Especially when I haven't pulled those brads out for at least two to three years.  My final embellishment is a couple of olive colored primas with a pewter "family" brad layered over them.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and a great day cyber shopping!!

Stamps: MFP A Trip To Lancaster
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, River Rock
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Moss, Stampin Up! Old Olive, Basic Grey Boxer Designer Paper
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Prismacolor Blender Marker, Primas, Glue Dots, Stipple Brush, Brads, Family Brad


  1. I could not agree with you more on the madhouse shopping. Sitting at my computer ordering away in the safety and comfort of my home is much more fun!
    Oh.. and wonderful card, Bonnie. Love that scene.