Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Scenic Selections - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 3


Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
May Blog Hop!

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Oopsy Daisy Featured May 15
Get Reel Featured May 16
Scenic Selections Featured May 17
Flamingos on Vacation Featured May 18

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 May 19, 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 May 18, 2012.
I am so excited to finally have the Scenic Selections set; especially since I have been begging for something like this for months now, so I have two cards to share with you today.
My first card uses the church from Christmas In The Country stamped in memento tuxedo black ink onto snow storm smooth card stock and colored with koh-i-noor pencils with a blender marker.  I then stamped several of the smaller trees from Scenic Selections around the church and colored those the same way. Once all of my coloring and blending was finished, began to stipple Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink for the sky. 

Once I was satisfied with all of my stippling, I layered the colored image onto MFP lily pad, morning sun and aqua light card stocks before adding some matching brads and flower soft.  The card background is stamped in adirondak aqua using MFP New Pines stamp set.  For a final touch, I added some birds from Scenic Selections as well as one of the butterflies cut out with the wings pulled up for added dimension.  I also recently found a new challenge blog for scenic stamping called Craft A Scene and decided to make sure when finishing my church, it matched the Craft A Scene Flowers challenge requirements.

My second card also uses the Christmas In The Country set along with New Pines and the Scenic Selections, only this time using the moose image.  I started out by stamping my card using the pine cone bough image in Adirondack lettuce ink before adding an embossed Tim Holtz bark border stippled with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink.

My main image was stamped in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP snow storm smooth card stock then colored with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker.  I then stamped several images from Scenic Selections onto scrap snow storm smooth card stock, colored, blended, then cut out to pop up later using pop dots.  Once everything was layered, I added some vintage looking brads, some mahogany satin ribbon, and the popped up images.  For the final touch, I stamped my saying from Get Reel in memento black.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by each designers blog to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.

Stamps: MFP Scenic Selections, Christmas In The Country, New Pines, Get Reel
Card Stock: All MFP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Adirondack Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange
Accessories: Koh-I-Noor, Prismacolor Blender Marker, Copic Spica Pen, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Ice Stickles, Brads, Stipple Brushes, Tim Holtz Bark Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Hole Punch, Post It Notes

26 comments:

  1. wow Bonnie these are 2 fantastic scenic cards. I love how you used the flower soft on the trees and your fathers day card is so perfect-love them both!!

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  2. Wowzers..Bonnie, what a great way to show the set featured today and others, too. Both cards are fantastic. I'm going back for another peek.

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  3. OH my goodness...I am just in awe! Your cards are gorgeous!! I love the flower soft on the first card, and your wonderful layered technique on the second...!

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  4. Bonnie! two fabulous cards! perfect embellishments and layering.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. What fab cards! I love how you used this set to add to the older ones!

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  6. You have created two wonderful cards with today's set, Bonnie. I especially like the first one (could be because you used my favorite church stamp on there). It translates well into a non-Christmas card with the addition of the Flower Soft!

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  7. Wow - you know how to use these images - both are great cards with so much detail.

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  8. Super way to show the versatility of this set!

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  9. Agree with the previous commenters that WOW is the word for the scenes you created. Makes me feel like I'm in a real outdoors setting.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  10. Wow, Bonnie, what wonderful scenes you have created. Lots of work I see in your cards - but they turned out beautifully.

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  11. Fabulous scenes you created with this set.

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  12. Wonderful, fabulous scenes! You did such a great job on these cards.

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  13. Wow Bonnie!!!! You did a fantastic job with both of these cards. I love them both! TFS

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  14. Amazing scenes, Bonnie! Absolutely amazing!

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  15. Awesome job combining the sets. They work well together.

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  16. Fabulous cards; very creative-love the details. Thanks for sharing. This is a terrific stamp set!

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  17. WOW Bonnie, that is all I can say is WOW!!!! What stunning cards both of them. They look like they took a really long time.

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  18. Fabulous, fabulous cards both!

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  19. Both of your cards are amazing. What a great way to show off this set. I especially love your first card!!!!

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  20. WOWZERS! The church scene is amazing and fantastic moose scene too!

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  21. Really great scene with lovely spring time trees. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene for our Spring Flowers challenge. NancyD

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  22. These are both beautiful scenes. I've just discovered the craft a scene blog too and will be entering a card tomorrow (when glue is dry and light is good for photo!). You've done a brilliant job on both compositions and colouring :)

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  23. Both of these scenes are stunning. I love the composition and colors.

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  24. Bonnie, both your scenes are very well done. Nice layout and wonderful coloring. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.

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