Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Apples - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 4

Oct. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Oct 8 - I Am Thankful
Featured Oct 9 - Pandas
 Featured Oct 10 - Huge Blooms
 Featured Oct 11 - Fall Apples

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 Oct. 12, 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 10 PM EST on Friday Oct. 11, 2013.

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

Works of Art

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

Wise Men

Here's the Design Team:

Jane C
Pat G
Cathy C
Sue W
Kate Z
Shirley Q
Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Both of my projects for you using today's featured set, Fall Apples, also use some Recollections designer paper and felt apples from my stash I had forgotten about.  You have to love the rediscovery of "old toys". LOL

For my first project after stamping the main images in memento tuxedo ink and coloring with prismacolor markers, I stippled some Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress ink around the apple branches for the sky before adding some birds from Scenic Selections then layering.  The only embellishments added to the card were the felt apples/acorn, brads, and diamond ice stickles highlighting the centers of the blossoms.

My second card also had the main image stamped in memento tuxedo black and colored with prismacolor markers before stippling Tim Holtz tumbled glass and brushed corduroy inks for both the sky/ground.  As an after thought once the layering was done, and before adding some vintage looking brads, I decided to stamp some grass in some forest moss distress ink from Scenic Selections before adding a felt apple and popping the panel up over a stamped border.

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 Fall Apples, Scenic Selections
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy, Forest Moss
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up!, Recollections Autumn Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Oval Punches, Stipple Brushes, Brads, Felt Apples, Felt Acorn, Pop Dots, Twine, Glue Dots, Ice Stickles


  1. Both of these cards are absolutely wonderful, Bonnie. Love your apples... such a great set.

  2. Bonnie--what wonderful cards! Love them both! TFS

  3. Wonderful cards. The second one is my fav with the apple basket.

  4. Fantastic cards. Love your colouring and the papers you selected are perfect

  5. Gorgeous, detailed cards. Love the stippled sky.

  6. Two fabulous cards for fall! Loving these apples.

  7. Two wonderful cards!!! Love the design papers you chose. Also the felt embellishments are perfect.

  8. Great cards! I really like the second one, the background paper is perfect for it!
    Beth's Beauties

  9. Two very nice cards, Bonnie. The stamped grass around the basket on your second card looks very realistic. Great work this week!

  10. Wow Bonnie I love them. I like that your created the apples in and the sky as a view. Such an awesome idea. Both cards is beautiful. TFS AJ-

  11. Like your use of the TH inks & felt.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Bonnie,
    Two very pretty cards, but my fav is the second card!!

  13. Great cards; love the colors and details. Thanks for sharing

  14. Great coloring and I like the felt apples.

  15. Wonderful bright and cheerful cards!