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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MFP Oct. Blog Hop Day #2

Hello! Welcome to the October 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!

This month's new releases are: Holly Greetings, Christmas in the Country, Snowball?, Country Thanksgiving, Cardinals in Winter, and Ginger Cookies.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Sets: Christmas in the Country and Snowball? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)

For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Christmas in the Country and Snowball?. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

This first card is from"Snowball?" A really cute set that I'm sure to be reaching for many times. I colored the image with Copic's and the card stock and ribbon is MFP. The ornament die is from Spellbinder's and glitter was applied by following Faith's tutorial to add the glitter, sorry it doesn't show up well, better if you click on the photo for a larger view.


My next two cards are from "Country Christmas" and I just love this country scene. Both images were done the same just with a different color. So easy to do this, all I did was sponge all around the image going with a lighter touch as I got towards the center. With Copic's I pulled up some strokes to simulate trees in the back ground. I also added some darker color to the shadows. I then added white gel pen to make my snow.



Here in blue tones.


Be sue to check out the rest of the team stunning creations.


Lois
Vicky
Dawn
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Linda
Karen
Patty
Liz
Geri (you are here)
Lynn
Debbie
Mark’s Finest Papers

Hope your week is going well and thanks for stopping by.

35 comments:

Heike said...

I know MFP since a few weeks as a challenge blog. I did´t know, that I can buy stamps there. And this is my chance to win.
I love such kind of stamps and i love your artworks.

Hugs, Heike

Аня said...

SOOO beautiful! Gorgeous cards!

Heather Quinn said...

Oh my! The church cards are absolutely amazing! I love them!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Geri your cards are gorgeous. I need to try your technique for sponging the color on the image. I am gaga over the sepia colored Church-that looks amazing girlfriend!!! Of course, you made that Santa look absolutely darling too!

Bear hugs
Carol MFPDT

Neva said...

Geri these are both AWESOME. WOW such lovely sponging and coloring on both

Olga said...

WOW!!!! I love the church, you do such amazing work!

Liz Williams said...

The Santa is colored so terrifically and the churches are stunning! Always love your fabulous ways of coloring these images, Geri!

Vicky Gould said...

Yours is the first Santa I've seen--adorable! But, those church scenes are AMAZING!!!

Dawn said...

gasp... your church cards need frames! absolutely gorgeous!! fabulous samples today!

Karen said...

Geri, these are fabulous! I love what you did with the church scenes. Santa is so cute too, with the ornament.

catdidit said...

Ok, those church ones are just too stunning Geri! Love them all, but those are gorgeous! I really love the blue toned one!

Theresa said...

Your church scenes are fantastic....must try that look. Especially like the sepia tones...like everything about that card....will have to have the set just to case your card. The church in blue is stunning too...great sponging!!! And the glitter shows on your Santa card.

Connie said...

Wonderful cards today as usual Geri, but your "little brown church" scene blows them all away!!
It is so hauntingly beautiful in those tones and you have shaded and varied colors perfectly!!
Connie

Lorraine said...

wow wow wow Geri your country cards are amazing i love them xx

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards--love the coloring on the church cards.

Angie said...

Oh MY!!!!! Your cards are INCREDIBLE! I saw your first one and thought...Wow, cute....but when I scrolled to the 2nd...my jaw almost dropped!!! That one goes beyond a card to ART WORK!!!!! "silence" is also beautiful..lovely in blue....but I have to say my favorite card of the day....has to be Country Christmas in brown!!

Lori said...

Ok...not copying Lorraine but WOW! Beautiful. I really like how they look like paintings. TFS!

Pam said...

Beautiful work! Especially fond of the second card...gorgeousness!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Geri... these are amazing! LOVE your church card in both tones! Your such an inspiration!

KC said...

first off your santa card is awesome...and the other two...WOW those are amazing! I would love to duplicate them...I'm saving those ideas for later...thanks for the inspiration!!

Anniebee said...

Both of these church scenes are stunning!! I don't know which one I like better as they are both absolutely beautiful! Very nice coloring.

Lynn McAuley said...

These are wonderful, Geri! I am going to give that a try with the church!! Yours look so beautiful!

Carol L said...

These cards are all so stunning and pretty, but I'm blown away by the Country Christmas card!! I absolutely LOVE how you created that one! Your creativity just shines here today Geri!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I LOVE the RED of the santa card, but WOW! the monochromatic brown and blue for the church are just amazing, Geri!!

Marianne said...

What a great cards!! Thanks for showing two different ways for the church colouring. They both look stunning and I love your little santa claus too!! xxx Marianne MW

Nichole Bryant said...

Gorgeous Cards!

Peggysuez said...

Geri, can't believe what you did with the church, wow! They all look great!

Barbara Colbert said...

Santa...adorable...church absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it in blue...what an incredible idea!!! Way to go girl!!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Geri--these cards are gorgeous!!! Love them all, but the middle card is my favorite! TFS

Payne Holler Cards said...

kid-oh you know I love your work...these are all awesome... but your church scenes...how do you do it!!!
they are paintings on cardstock (-:

MaryH said...

Lovely cards, and the effects with the sponging really sets a wonderful mood. Just ordered the Winter Cardinals and met Faith over the phone. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous!!

Shirley said...

Wow, the first one is adorable and the second and third are perfect examples of beautiful cards with a totally different feel based on color!

Chrissy D said...

Geri, these are all great - but your church scenes are AMAZING!!!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Vibrant Colors! These are AMAZING and beautiful!