Mark's Finest Papers May Hop: Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

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May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are


 Featured  May 13
Kiss Me & Plywood

Featured May 14
Oriental Joy

 Featured May 15
Tiger Lily & Tree Frogs

Featured May 16
Bearded Iris


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 six winners will be announced on May 17, 2014 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 May 16, 2014

Hi Crafty Friends
 Welcome to day four of Mark's Finest Papers May Blog Hop.
 Today were featuring two beautiful stamp sets. For my first card I started out by coloring my flower with my distress inks on water color paper. I later matted my image with black card stock. For the background I started out with wetting the background. After wetting I then used my distress markers on an clear block and mixed with water to get a free flower of ink. I took my brush and just dipped dabs of the ink on my already pre wet surface. This allowed for my inks to flow freely. If one spot was dry I would take my other brush and dip it into water and add it to that spot. I just keep inking till I got the look I wanted.


Up next I created  a card featuring this oh so cute and adorable frog. I have to say MFP has the best frog stamps. I just love how cute they are. I colored this image in with my sharpies. I later went back in with my BIC and missed up as you can see where the lines meet under my frog next. Now I want to share a tip if you have a blending marker from Spectrum Noir you can use that to blend any BIC or Sharpie mess up. But because I love that it created this line to separate my frog neck from its body I left it alone. I add a green twine and an orange gem to add some sparkle. 


Lastly I created a clean and simple card. I started out by stamping my frog onto kraft card stock and only tracing my frog in with my colored pencil and filling in the eyes. I stamped the sentiment twice because I thought it would be perfect for this little frog to say Hello in frog talk lol. Anyway I matte my kraft on some lime green card stock and add some gems to complete this card. 



I hope you enjoyed my creations. Have fun hopping with this us!!!


Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Comments

KC said…
I don't know why but that frog makes me giggle...he is just so stinkin cute! I love how clean and simple that card is...I want my own!
Janine said…
Lovely cards with today's sets
CarlavdM said…
WAUW...what a wonderful card with the Lily, I really like the background you made for it.
Lovely frog cards tooo.
Lois said…
Gorgeous lily card -- colored beautifully with a very pretty background. And, of course, that frog is just too cute!
Karen said…
Fabulous card - love the CAS style you have used here because it shows the stamps at their best making them the star of the card.
TY for the sharing and the hop Karen x
Sue D said…
Cute frog card and love how you created the lily card.
wannabcre8tive said…
A.J., your cards are so pretty. I love the wash look you put on the lily card.
terrie said…
great looking cards...they turned out nice and well done
loulou said…
Great cards. Your watercoloured lily is absolutely gorgeous
Nikki said…
Beautifully done love the Bg on you lily card :)
Renee Collier said…
Great job on all of the cards. I'm loving that little frog more and more!
Stampsnob. said…
The frog is a must have , and the lily is lovely.....Lis
Pam MacKay said…
Wonderful background on your lily! Love your frog card inside and out!
MariLynn said…
Great cards. I really like your lily card.
Jane said…
Two really cute and pretty cards!!! Your coloring is so nice.
Jan Castle said…
Wonderful coloring on the lily card....and, your frog card is adorable! TFS and for the chance to win a set!!!!
Jan
Unknown said…
These cards are so very pretty
And very pretty stamp set
Thank for showing
They are all so nice, but your first one really got my attention. Nicely done!
CASAF - Clean And Simple and Fantastic for all 3 of your cards today.
Cindy Groh said…
All three are great cards. I love the flower stamp. So sweet.
Michelle N. said…
All three are great cards-but I LOVE that lily card!
Kathy Bradley said…
AJ,
Your tiger lily card is so very pretty and your BG is awesome. And, your tree frog cards are too cute!
StampNK said…
Your Tiger Lily card is gorgeous and I love that background! And the frog makes me laugh with his great big eyes!
Karenladd said…
Oh my, the lily card is so beautiful. Love how you colored it and made a watercolored background.
stamping sue said…
One beautiful tiger lily and one adorable tree frog.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/
Shelly Schmidt said…
Loving the background on the first card- so soft and pretty! And the frog coloring is awesome!
chaoscorner said…
Enjoyed your 'simple' cards - so very effective and will bring joy to anyone who receives them. Particularly love your frog cards.

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