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June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22
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 June 23, 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 June 22, 2012.
I have to say I absolutely love this set!!! That being said, I have two cards to share with you today.
The first one incorporates one of my favorite images - lighthouses! I also knew this image just had to be watercolored too. So, I stamped my main image from Island Life in memento tuxedo black ink onto snow storm smooth card stock and pulled out my prismacolor watercolor pencils with blender marker to color. Once all of the watercoloring was finished, I pulled out my stipple brushes and lightly stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the top edges of the main image for the sky and then Adirondack lettuce ink for the grassy area before layering. Once all of my layering was finished, I stamped my background using the new Silly Shells set stamped in Adirondack aqua ink. My final touches were some birds and grass from Scenic Selections, grossgrain ribbon, and some Making Memories brads.
My second card is also watercolored using the prismacolor watercolor pencils and blender marker, only using the second image in the Island Life set - the docked island boat. Once my coloring was finished, I again stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink for the sky, layered and added some gold mini brads before stamping my card using Silly Shells stamped in Adirondack sailboat ink before adding gold cording at the top with a brass palm tree charm and birds from Scenic Selections.
I'm also submitting both of these cards into this months Craft A Scene beach challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs and leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set. Have a great day.
Stamps: MFP Island Living, Silly Shells, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Sailboat, Lettuce, Aqua, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Forest Moss
Card Stock: All MFP
Accessories: Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, Blender Marker, Charm, Gold Cord, Gold Brads, White Brads, Stipple Brushes, Grossgrain Ribbon