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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flourished Sea Creatures

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BLOG HOP Day #2

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our AUGUST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. On Saturday, (August 14, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Here's my cards featuring " Flourished Sea Creatures" by Mark's Finest Papers.
This first card I used vellum , using a large scallop nestabilities to make the waves. I stamped the foliage in green on some Basic Grey. I added a flourish stamp from "Flourishes and Frames" by MFP to the background. Card stock is MFP and the image is colored with copic's.

I'm calling this a two for one stamp! Yes, the seahorse is altered a bit, I dropped my ink pad on it after I had my image all done and instead of doing it all over I just trimmed away that part and decided it looked pretty good ! This gorgeous set, has wonderful sea creatures and the sentiments are just perfect!!
I sponged the background in , colored my images with copic's. The card stock is MFP. and I used a white gel pen for highlighting the bubbles and I used a corner rounder.


Don't forget to visit these designers' blogs for your change to win!

August Guest Designer- Wendy
Nancyruth
Lois
Vicky
Jeanne
Anne
Debbie
Peggysue
Faith
Susan
Judi
Connie
Emily
Karen
Patty
Roxie
Vicki
Liz
Julia
Claudine
Dawn
Lynn
Joanne G.
Geri- you are here
Joanne T
Mark's Finest Papers

Hope you enjoyed all the wonderful samples, I know I was sure inspired
Thanks for stopping by.

44 comments:

Becky said...

These are gorgeous Geri, love how you did the first one, so cool and with all those pearls, and love the fabulous coloring on both of these.

Heather said...

Brilliant cards, I love the vellum water, inspired! I think the seahorse looks great (sometimes a little mistake ends up making something better!) Heather:)

Lois said...

I love the water in that first card, Geri. Great idea!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

How awesome, Geri!! I love the vellum ocean!! Beautiful detailing on both of these amazing cards!!

Vicky Gould said...

Two beauties! Using the vellum was brilliant!

Theresa said...

Love the look of the card with vellum...great dimension. Great cards...so many details....love the bubbles! You do beutiful things with this set!

Emily Keaton said...

Terrific! I just love the water special effects you used on these. Perfect way to showcase this set :)

Patti said...

Both cards are works of art! Your coloring always amazes me!

jovialjudi said...

Fabulous cards! Great use of vellum on the first and perfect shading on the second. Awesome work!

Nancy said...

Love your cards! The colors are beautiful and some of my favs!

jdmommy said...

Geri, these are beautiful cards! I love your surfacing turtle, and the seahorse card is so colorful! Fine job!!

Liz Williams said...

Both of these cards are fabulous, Geri. And I really like the way you punched that vellum on the first card and how the turtle is poking his head out. Just great work!!

njgramma said...

Both cards are just beautiful! I really like how you hid parts of both the turtle and the seahorse!

wendyp said...

Beautiful!!! My DS kept telling me to cut his "mohawk" off, LOL! I think it looks awesome both ways!

Benzi said...

Dropped inkpad? UGH! You repaired it so well. Both cards are just splendid!

Gale said...

I love the use of the vellum as water on your turtle card. Great idea.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Okay THAT'S IT~~ You and I have to get together~~ I WANNA COLOR LIKE YOU! Geri these are both so fabulous! That seahorse is the best- no ALL OF THEM ARE THE BEST!!

ALICIA said...

Awesome use of the vellum! You are amazing with your coloring. Teach me!

Bahb said...

Vellum ocean? What a genius idea!!!!! I've been trying to make oceans for FIVE years......soooooo many failures! Thanks so much for inspiration. I even have a piece of the right color of vellum, miracle of miracles. Oh JOY!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I really like your vellum water on the first.

Patti P. said...

Geri, both of these cards have your gorgeous signature to them. Love the colors and all the special touches. TFS

peggysue said...

Oh he's breaking the surface of the water, how cool! Both cards are beautiful!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Oh my goodness! Your work is beautiful. So clever with the vellum and the turtle!

Jennie said...

These are beautiful Geri! Love the turtle image and these sea creatures are adorable...Nice designs :o)

mmwilken said...

Love the idea of the vellum on the turtle card!! Love it!! You are giving me so many great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing. Pretty card!!

Carol Dee said...

Great cards, nice water and sea grasses.

Connie said...

Absolutely love the vellum idea Geri!! It is stinkin' cute!
Connie

Carol said...

Simply fabulous.

Joanne (jojot) said...

love your use of the vellum on the first....and the wonderful scene of the second....you aced this set

Amanda B said...

cute!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Geri--these are beautiful cards. I can't decide which one I like best--so we'll have to call it a tie! LOL. TFS

Lindsey said...

Using vellum on that first card... brilliant!

Dawn Mercedes said...

Amazing cards!!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous, gorgeous cards!

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, two amazing cards! Great scenes. That first card is brilliant the way the turtle is coming out the water!!

Roxie said...

I like the water feature on the first card, very clever. Both cards look great!

Joanne Travis said...

Wow, Geri!! Both cards are phenomenal!! So beautifully done and colorful. Love the blue vellum over the turtle.

Brenda said...

Outstanding and gorgeous cards!!! Your underwater scenes are fantastic!!

FibreJunky said...

I love the seahorse! Thanks for proving that sometimes what seems to be a mistake isn't always a design killer - and can sometimes make things better.

MariLynn said...

WOWZER! I Love the vellum ocean. It looks so real on your card. What a great place for your little sea turtle to swim.

Michelle VP said...

That vellum is such a good idea for a sea card! And your seahorse looks fabulous, altered and all! :)

Virgo5 said...

Love the scenes you created, and the way you used the vellum!

carrie said...

Great cards! Really like the color schemes and the way you have the turtle with a two- toned ocean around her. The bottom border of pearls is super. Like the bright crab sitting on the ocean bottom with the bubbles.

Phree said...

Wonderful cards Geri, I really love that cute seahorse and crab one. What a great way to say "Sorry".