Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Pussy Willow and Ice & Snow


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


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! We will announce all four winners on December 16, 2011 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. The winners will be chosen at 11PM EST on Thursday December 15, 2011.

Bonnie - that's me!

Today's featured sets are Pussy Willows and Ice & Snow.  Both of them are going to become favorites of mine easily because they both can be used for scrapbooking, altered items, framed art, all kinds of cards, etc.  I have two cards to show you today with the Pussy Willows set.

My first card shows how some of the images can be used to create backgrounds to go with the main bird image as well as the sayings in the set.  I love to color birds blue as they remind me of the little glass bluebirds my mom used to have while I was growing up.  Once I had stamped my background in Adirondack Sailboat Blue ink onto Bang Up Blue Linen card stock, I then stamped the bird image onto Grandma's Snow Covered Porch in memento tuxedo black before coloring with prismacolor markers and layering.  I added some Making Memories pearl heart brads I had found at Michael's (note to self - get more) before popping the entire image up over Mark's Finest Papers Royal Blue Satin Luxury Ribbon

My second card not only uses the Pussy Willows stamp set but also the newly released Winter Crocus stamp set too.  For this card, I chose to go with a spring theme to show how with different colors, you can get a totally different look and feel to the same set.  Once again I used the large pussy willow stamp to create my background by stamping it in Stampin Up! green galore onto Mark's Finest Papers Spring Leaf card stock before layering onto Deepest Mahogany card stock.  Once that was done, I took a scrap and punched out a vase, then stamped it using the small pussy willow stamp and some Tim Holtz dusty concord distress ink before tying some thread around the neck and adding a charm.  After I was done coloring and layering my main image, I took three Lily Premium Paper Flowers since they resembled the crocus, added them to the card using a pop up glue dot, then added the vase with a fairy brass charm.

For my final project, it is featuring Ice and Snow and I chose to frame it using one of my favorite techniques - color crayon resist.  After stamping my images in memento tuxedo black onto Snow White Glossy card stock and coloring with crayons where I wanted the ink to "resist", I then stippled three different Stampin Up! inks in gradual layers to create an "early morning" effect across the snow.  Then I pulled out my diamond ice stickles and highlighted the snow, trees, and part of the moose's antlers to look "frosty". 

After that, I did the same thing with the icicles, colored them with crayons, stippled over them, and after applying them to the top of the frame, I highlighted them using Ranger Crystal Accents.  I then added some teal fabric snowflakes I picked up at Hobby Lobby on clearance to go with the teal snowflakes stamped in the background.  Here's a close-up:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to stop by the rest of the designers blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win one of the two sets featured today.  Have a great day.


Stamps:  Pussy Willows, Ice & Snow
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Green Galore, Taken With Teal, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Adirondack Sailboat Blue
Card Stock: MFP Grandma's Snow Covered Porch, Snow White Glossy, Bang Up Blue Linen, Deep Mahogany, Speedy the Cat Black, Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Pop Dots, Pop Up Glue Dots, Brads, Charm, Thread,  Making Memories Pearl Heart Brads, Ribbon, Fabric Snowflakes, Dollar Store Frame & Mat,

 

23 comments:

  1. Great cards. Love all the vibrant colors.

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  2. Brrrrr! The icicles look so cold! Wonderful creations.

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  3. What stunning creations. Gorgeous details.

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love the pussy willow background you created for the first one!

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  5. Love your winter scene card Bonnie!! That tech is one of my favorites too.
    It really turned out nice.
    Connie

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  6. SUPER Awesome creations Bonnie... LOVE the crayon resist...

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  7. SUPER Awesome creations Bonnie... LOVE the crayon resist...

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  8. WOWZERS!!! I have to pick my chin up off the floor! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

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  9. Wow Bonnie these cards/projects are awesome! I love the crayon resist technique you used on the last one and thanks for the explanation of that technique! Great Work!

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  10. oH MY!!! I can't imagine how much time you put into your projects!!! They are A-MAZING!!!!! I am going to go look up "stippling" and crayon tutorial. I need to see how you did this!!! I thought I was in love with your first 2 cards and then I saw your third!!!

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  11. Wonderful cards, I can feel the cold from those icicles.

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  12. Three marvelous projects -- I especially like your frame.

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  13. So pretty - what wonderful cards/projects! You've showcased the new images wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. What great cards Bonnie!!!! And I love the framed picture! Very creative! TFS

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  15. Amazing! very very beautiful. Love the vibrant colors of the first 2 cards and especially love your frame.

    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the way you used a mixture of stamps from different sets- amazing job on these!

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  17. I like how you created a vase out of the paper and flowers! Ink-genious!

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