Thursday, June 21, 2012

Silly Shells - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
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.


When I first saw this set, I thought "it has to be framed", not sure how, but it has to be in a frame.  With this in mind, I pulled out one of the frames I had picked up at the dollar store recently to make sure the colors I used looked good within, and outside, the framed area.  Then I stamped several images of the shell trio, and the boat once, from Silly Shells on scrap snow storm smooth card stock so I could cut those out to pop up on the frame later.  Then I stamped the main underwater scene out in memento tuxedo black ink onto snow storm smooth card stock, making sure the shell trio was included into the corners before coloring everything with prismacolor markers.  Once my coloring was finished, I stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass, broken china, and Adirondack caramel inks over and around the underwater images to complete my scene.  Then it was time to start building the 3-D portion of my scene.

I started out by cutting out the additional images I had stamped onto the scrap paper then popped those up using pop dots.  Then taking my cuttlebug seashell/seahorse die I bought on clearance at Michael's several years ago, I ran it several times through my big shot using scrap paper to get several different sizes, and colors, of seahorses, seashells & starfish.  Then I took my Martha Stewart branch punch and punched several branches to use as "sea ferns" or "kelp" along with my underwater scene.  Finally, I took my Martha Stewart sand dollar punch to get a couple of extra starfish, and a fiskars crab punch, ran all of my die cut, or punched, pieces through the paper crimper and began adhering them using Ranger Crystal Accents or micro glue dots.  The final embellishment was some mini pearl stickers from Michael's and googlie eyes to the seahorses.

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 Silly Shells
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Adirondack Caramel
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm Smooth, Various Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Frame, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Die, Ranger Crystal Accents, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Martha Stewart Sand Dollar Punch, Fiskars Crab Punch, Glue Dots, Stipple Brushes, Pearl Stickers, Googlie Eyes, Paper Crimper, Pop Dots

27 comments:

  1. What a fun project with the set! I can see how you wanted it to be framed! Love it!

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  2. What a fun framed piece! It looks amazing!

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  3. Love your decorated frame - such talent

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  4. Oh that's really something!! Amazing project!

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  5. Awesome-of course it had to be framed(haha)! Love your colors and details. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Nice framing, Bonnie. I love your crimped seahorses...so cute. Splendid job with this set.

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  7. Terrific 3D frame!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  8. A lot of work went into the wonderful 3-D project, Bonnie!

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  9. great altered project...thanks for sharing...loving this stamp set...

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  10. Great project, perfect showcase for the stamp set.

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  11. Wonderful framed project. Needs to be displayed. I like all things sea shell. Have a sea shell collection in my master bathroom. Wallpaper theme of master bathroom is beach/sand castles/sea shells.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  12. Your frames always blow me away!! WOW!

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  13. this is such a creative idea Bonnie-I love this frame

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  14. Lovely creation....such a nice gift!

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  15. Bonnie, this project blows me away. What a lot of time and effort went into making this amazing frame. You really rocked showcasing this set!!!

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  16. This is fantastic. If I saw this in a store, I'd want it. WOW! I love the browns with the bright blues and salmon / pink colors. GREAT job. :) Janis

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  17. wow like that frame
    there alot of work there
    and it nice to look at
    thank for showing

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  18. Cool picture Bonnie, Great coloring.

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  19. Bonnie,
    I so love when you do your framed projects. Your framing always turn out so very gorgeous! Your coloring/dies, etc all add to this beautiful piece! I love, love this Bonnie!

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  20. Oh Bonnie--what a fabulous project! I really really love this beautiful scene. Great job my friend. TFS

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  21. Wow, this is an amazing project. I just love it! Extremely beautiful and colorful.

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  22. This is a feast to the eyes - the frame and all the added elements around the edges are flat out gorgeous!

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  23. What a fun project. The frame looks wonderful with those pretty shells.

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