Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Pines

Second post for me tonight.  For my My Time Made Easy sketch, please scroll down one post.  Thanks.

Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's December Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Pucker Up Featured December 13
Pussy Willows Featured December 14
Ice and Snow Featured December 14
New Pines Featured December 15

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Today Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company is featuring the set New Pines.  For my project, I chose to make an altered frame I picked up at the dollar store.  I wanted my frame to look as if someone was "looking out a window to the outside" with a Christmas swag over the window.  After I stamped my images in memento tuxedo black onto Mark's Finest Papers Grandma's Snow Covered Porch card stock, I pulled out a couple of different shades of green prismacolor markers and colored my pine trees before stamping the saying over two of them.  Once I had stippled some clouds above and around the saying, I took the two remaining pines, cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals and pop dots to get varying levels of dimension.  Then came adding the swag.

Following Kittie's flower spray and pine cone tutorials, I punched several different colors of Martha Stewart pine branches and added those over a couple of ferns to use as a base.  Once that was done, I punched out some poinsettia's using a Martha Stewart punch I had found online, some small hydrangea flowers, and two cardinals to add to the swag and scene.  Once all of that was added, I put some Tim Holtz distress stickles in the centers of the poinsettia's and used a black marker for the centers of the smaller flowers.  Here's a close-up:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to continue hopping along to the rest of the designers blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win today's stamp set. Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP New Pines
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue
Card Stock: MFP Grandma's Snow Covered Porch, Olive, Card Stock Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers,  Martha Stewart Punches, Black Marker, Ranger Crystal Accents, Stipple Brush, Dollar Store Frame, Tim Holtz Distress Ice Stickles, Pop Up Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Dimensionals


  1. oh my gosh! I wanna have your frame. hahaha! very beautiful!

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  2. Bonnie, what a gorgeous framed wrk of art. I love ecery little detail from the group of evergreens to the pine foliage with poinsettias. Gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful frame, Bonnie! A Christmas keeper for sure.

  4. It's hard to pick a favorite image in this set. Love them all!

  5. Oh wow, what a wonderful project.

  6. What a wonderful project Bonnie! So much detail work is amazing.

  7. Bonnie, finally I can comment!!! I love this framing, and the bright colors!! Really striking! Well done.

  8. Wow, what a gorgeous frame. Beautiful detail.
    What a fabulous project!

  9. Beautiful frame!!!! Just gorgeous with all the colors and dimensions!

  10. Love the forest of trees. Great project!

  11. Gorgeous framed picture. So much work.

  12. Wow, this is so lovely and super detailed.

  13. Bonnie,
    Wow, what a beautiful window scene you've created - awesome way to use that frame. Your project turned out to be quite gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Beautiful card Bonnie with lots of great details!

  15. Bonnie this is beutiful, wonderful framed scene. I do like this new set.