Monday, July 8, 2013

Lotus Blossoms - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1


July Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured July 9th - Lotus Blossoms
Featured July 10th - Shello
 Featured July 11th - Be Virtuous
 Featured July 12th - Presents

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 July 13, 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 July 12, 2013.




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

"Dino News"


 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is

"Dragonflies"
                                                      



Here's the Design Team:

Patty
Lois
Jane C
Pat G
Debbie
Kathy
Angela
Thrfity Stamper
Toni
Janine
Sue W
Marilynn
Karen K
Bonnie
Cathy C
Pam
Kate Z
Shirley Q
An'Jenic
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.


Welcome to July's blog hop!  I am really excited about this months releases.  They are all fantastic for any type of stamping technique.

My card for you today features Basic Grey's Kioshi designer paper along with today's featured set Lotus Blossoms for a clean, crisp and somewhat elegant look.  I stamped all of the images in memento tuxedo black onto white card stock before coloring with prismacolor markers then stippled Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the edges to help fill in the sky.  In order to highlight the water a bit more, I also stippled a little bit of broken china ink under the lily pad before stippling some milled lavender to help soften the white parts in the sky and then layering.  Once all of my layering was finished, I added some white baby brads and lavender organdy ribbon along with ice stickles to highlight my images. One of the lotus flowers is also popped up for some added dimension.

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 Lotus Blossoms, Dragonflies Mini
Card Stock: MFP, Basic Grey Kioshi Designer Paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Milled Lavender
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Baby Brads, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Stipple Brushes, Ice Stickles

26 comments:

  1. Bonnie you never disappoint....gorgeous card!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  2. A very pretty card with nice summery colours.

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  3. Oh how pretty Bonnie!!!! I love the added dragonflies! Your added lotus blossoms on the band really adds a lot to the card! TFS

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  4. I like the added lotus blossom on the lily pad. And all the stippling looks so nice. Very pretty card, Bonnie.

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  5. A beautiful card. Love the papear and the stippling.

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  6. Simply amazing work! Love, love, love this card!!!

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  7. Such a lovely card!!! Love your papers!!!

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  8. This is so pretty. I really love the paper that you used. The coloring on the lotus blossoms is so pretty.

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  9. Such a splendid scene you've created with beautiful coloring. I love the dp with your scene as well.

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  10. That image looks great on the patterned dp. Nice job and thanks for sharing! These images are really wonderful!


    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  11. Pretty, pretty!! Love the color.

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  12. Bonnie,
    Lovely and elegant card and your DP is so very perfect - as is your coloring.

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  13. Bonnie, this is gorgeous! I love how you added water and the glitter is a beautiful addition!

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  14. it's a wonderful card Bonnie.

    greetings karin

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  15. A lovely card and such perfect paper for it too!

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  16. Cute card. I like the many color layers you used. TFS AJ-

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  17. Beautiful! Love the coloring you did-great bg paper too!

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  18. Beautiful card!!!Awesome coloring!!!

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  19. Oh so beautiful with those dragonflies and the lotus blossoms

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  20. Lovely card-great colors. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Such a beautiful card. Lovely.

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  22. Such a cute card! I love the background paper!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colouring and the background paper you have chosen.

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