September Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Buried Treasure Featured September 25
Going Batty Featured September 26
Autumn Splendor Featured September 27
Tweet That Featured September 28
fPlease 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 September 29, 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 September 28, 2012.
Normally, I'm not a Halloween stamper, however, this month's release of Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's set I'm Going Batty, has changed that. These images are so much fun to work with, and easy to color, even with a migraine.
I started out by stamping my images in memento tuxedo black onto snow storm white before coloring with prismacolor markers and cutting out before layering onto MFP black linen card stock, then limeade and pumpkin card stock as well. I then took two strips of grape card stock and using a Martha Stewart drip border punch to create two borders layered on top of each other. After adding some Making Memories moon brads and primas with orange ice stickle centers, my card was finished.
My second card uses just a strip of scrap card stock to create a smaller clean and simple note card. I stamped the ghost and saying images in memento tuxedo black before coloring with prismacolor markers; then cutting out. Once my coloring was finished, I stamped some trees, grass and fences from Scenic Selections and colored them using koh-i-noor pencils with a blender marker. Then I lightly stippled basic grey ink around the edges of the card and over the colored images before stamping the bats from the Broom Rides Mini stamp set and adding eyes using a white gel pen. Once all of my coloring was finished, I added the cut out ghost and layered saying.
My final project is a frame scene I created using the new I'm Going Batty, Vroom Mini, and Broom Rides Mini stamp sets. I did add a few punches, stickers and die cuts along the way too. lol
After stamping my images in memento tuxedo black ink onto MFP snow storm white, coloring and cutting out, I layered some Die Cuts With A View fall paper inside the frame and adhered my cut out witch, broom, cat and then popped up the layered saying. Then I added some K&Company dimensional pumpkin stickers before punching out two cats and several bare trees. Once those were added, I die cut three clouds, stamped the bird trio from Scenic Selections on the clouds as "bats" then popped up the clouds using pop up glue dots. The final embellishment added were two cut out bats from Broom Rides Mini with gel pen eyes and then adding eyes to the two black cats using the same gel pen.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day and don't forget to stop by each of the design team blogs and leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: I'm Going Batty, Scenic Selections, Vroom Mini, Broom Rides Mini
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Basic Grey
Card Stock: MFP Snow Storm White, Groovin Grape, Pumpkin, Limeade, Die Cuts With A View Designer Paper, Various Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, $1 Store Frame, Stipple Brush, Making Memories Moon Brads, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Drip Punch, EK Success Tree Punch, Fiskars Cat Punch, Pop Up Glue Dots, Ranger Glossy Accents, K&Company Stickers, White Gel Pen, Primas, Orange Ice Stickles, Mini Glue Dots, Cloud Dies