Second post for me today. For my Teapot Tuesday/For Your Inspiration challenge card, please scroll down one post.
Hello! Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's March Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Lighthouses Featured March 20
Flap My Wattles Featured March 21
Wild Horses Featured March 22
Mother's Magnolias Featured March 23
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 March 24, 2012 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 March 23, 2012.
Our big promotion this month! With the purchase of the March New Release Package, you will receive this stamp set for FREE!
Our March New Release Mini:
Today we are featuring what's soon to be one of my favorite sets called Lighthouses. I just love lighthouses!! My love of lighthouses started as a kid when my mom would take my brother and I to Pacific Grove with my grandpa. Mom and I would sit on the beach and just watch the waves near the Pacific Grove lighthouse while grandpa kept my brother busy by the water. We continued this tradition even after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, mom's last wish was to be able to walk/sit on the beach by that same lighthouse with her two brothers (who were on opposite sides of the country at the time) and grandpa made sure that happened. Somewhere around the house, I have that picture of her with both brothers on the beach and the Pacific Grove lighthouse standing in the background.
Snow Storm Smooth 120lb premium paper before coloring with prismacolor markers then cutting one lighthouse out completely for popping up later. Once my layering was done, I lightly stippled some bashful blue, summer sun, and wisteria inks around the edges of the layered panel before adding some Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink lightly over the entire image to "age it" a bit.
Since the Pacific Grove lighthouse is near 17 mile drive (gorgeous dive if you've never been there) and the Pebble Beach Golf Course, I decided to add Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's set called New Pines to add some dimension and give the whole framed image a "woodland" feel to it. Here's a close up so you can see all of the dimension inside the frame.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day. Make sure to stop by all of the design teams blogs and leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP Lighthouses, New Pines
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Wisteria, Tim Holtz Old Paper, Tim Holtz Pine Needles
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Making Memories Vacation Designer Paper, Stampin Up! Black
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Pop Dots, Dollar Store Frame