Tuesday, January 15, 2013

No Sour Grapes - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 2

   January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Fantastic Dogs Featured January 15
No Sour Grapes Featured January 16
In My Den Featured January 17
Love, Love, Love Featured January 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 January 19, 2013 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 January 18, 2013.

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to the first blog hop of 2013! We are so excited to share the great stamp sets we are releasing this month and the months to come. 

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
" OH Baby" 

The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Not So Ugly"



Today's featured set has so many possibilities for it: get well, anniversary, birthday, celebrations of any kind, etc.  For my project I went with the get well theme.
I started out by stamping the chef image from Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company's set called Celebrate Big before adding the wine bottle/glass image from No Sour Grapes onto the chef's tray as well as some scrap card stock in memento tuxedo black ink then coloring with prismacolor markers.  Once the coloring was finished, I cut out the additional wine bottle/glass image and adhered it over the first stamped image for a cleaner look.  I then lightly stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass and dusty concord distress inks over and around the image to soften the white spaces before layering.  The same was done around the sentiment too.  Everything was then layered over some Provo Craft designer paper I've had in my stash for 10 years or so before stippling the dusty concord ink around the edges and adding my image/sentiment panels.  The final touches is some eggplant ribbon along with a wine glass charm I found in the Michael's $1 spot several years ago and bought hoping I would use it someday.
Here's a close up of the embellished panels.  Just click on the photo to make it larger.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: MFP No Sour Grapes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Provo Craft Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Glue Dots, Charm


  1. I love this card! The purple hat is really fun! :)

  2. So colourful and beautifully done. I nearly combined these sets too.

  3. Fantastic card, great combination of the old and new stamp sets. cheers Linda

  4. LOVE it!! Such a great idea & that purple hat is da bomb!

  5. I just love what you've done here, Bonnie! Darling get well card.

  6. That worked out perfectly. Great idea.

  7. Bonnie, What a perfect pairing of stamp sets!!!! This is too cute! I love the $ spots. I have several things sitting in a drawer hoping that one day I will know how to add it to my card! Love your charm!

  8. I love that you used this set with the chef. I love the purple chef hat.

  9. Good example how you can combine MFP stamps to create a pretty card!

  10. Bonnie, the Chef never looked so durn good!!!

  11. Oh my gosh, I totally love how you used this set with the darling little chef. The mini bottle fits perfectly and I love, love his purple hat and kerchief and the little charm looks perfect! Wonderful and pretty!

  12. Wow! Love the image of the chef and the wine! Great card! Beautiful coloring!

  13. What a perfect combination! Well done Bonnie!

  14. Oh Bonnie!!!! I never even thought about using Celebrate Big with this set! How very creative of you!!!! Love it! TFS

  15. Your card is so wonderful! I love the chef! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

  16. Very pretty esp with the sponging on the border of the card!

  17. i really like they way you mixed and matched the two stamp sets!!!
    stamping sue

  18. Great card. I love how you incorporated the chef stamp set.

  19. So cute. I like how you combined the sets!