Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop-Black Eyed Susans of Encouragement

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

This week's new releases are:Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement, Butterflies and Wisteria, Forest Gifts, Fun on the Farm .For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.

So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement? (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 Black Eyed Susans for Encouragement. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's MFP blog post.

Lois, Vicky, Dawn, Anne, Peggysue, Connie, Linda, Karen, Patty, Roxie, Vicki, Liz, Geri, Lynn, Mark’s Finest Papers

Here is my version of the Black Eyed Susan of Encouragement. My image is colored with copic marker. I used K & Company Tom Coffey papers. The corners and leave are Sizzx dies and I used the Cherry Blossom punch around the page by Martha Stewart. The accent flowers are one of the dies from the Carnation Creation from Spellbinders. I used some buttons for the centers that I had in my stash. I also used a sharpie to draw the accent on the flower to match the ones in the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate you comments. Good luck in the drawing!

Challenges Entered
Digi Design House - 3 buttons, 2 patterned papers, 1 ribbon
Karens Doodle - Buttons and Bows
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Polycraft - Recycle (My buttons were originally on a dress from 20 yrs ago)
Card Cupids - Buttons and/or Ribbon
Gingerloft - Make It Sparkle
Paper Creator's Crafts - Say It with Flowers
The Poodles Parlour - Round and Round the Garden
Wag and Whiskers - Sparkly


37 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

Your dimensional flower accents totally pop the flowers in the image....perfect blending of media.....a gorgeous card

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautifully done Carol - I love the flower die cuts that you used to embellish your card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and beautiful flowers carol.
beautiful made.

greetings karin

Valchen said...

A very elegant and sunny card! I love the accent sunflowers very much!

Anonymous said...

Carol, your card is gorgeous! ALso, I saw your darling barn card on SCS this morining and almost fell off my chair. It is so cute! Kittie

ps....I can't seem to comment without using anonymous for some reason. LOL!

Sue said...

Stunning card love the black eyed susan Luv Sue x

Maria said...

Hiya, I just came across from MIM to say hi. Lovely project.
Maria x

http://inkymits.blogspot.com/

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing beauty, Carol!! Your gorgeous swag of flowers and vines frame these beautifully colored black-eyed susans to perfection!!

Francie G. said...

WOW! Gorgeous creation, Carol! Fabulous details and coloring!

Sassy Scrapper said...

Oh my sweet friend boy did you cheer my day up with your well wishes and Martini suggestion. OMG you are too cute!!!! Thank you
This card with it's brilliant colors is a real stunner. I love the Black eyed Susan flowers. Your attention to details never cease to amaze me. And your layouts are always so methodically put together. Always eye appealing.
Hugs Bonnie

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Carol, all your wonderful layers just knock my socks off! this card is so you.......from the fab coloring to the punching and die cuts!! AWEsome!!!

Kari said...

This is wonderful!Great colours!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!

Hugs,Kari :)

MariLynn said...

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME!!!!!! I love hwo those accent flowers go with this set. It made me think of a brooch that my Grandma use to wear on her sweater.

Carol Dee said...

So Very pretty, love all teh layers and embelishments.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the rich colors, pretty flowers... just perfect.

redwasher1 said...

Carol, this is gorgeous!!! Love everything about this vibrant card!!!

Janelli said...

Wow, gorgeous! The whole thing just pops!

Benzi said...

My goodness, this popped right out at me...just stunning. I didn't know that Spellbinder's Carnation Creation die was so pretty. Get out the list. :-) All I can say is your card is spectacular!!!!!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So pretty, lovely image and great colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at DDH!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome side flowers!!

Wendy said...

a pretty card love it.
Thanks for joining us at paper creator`s crafts

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing

Janeen said...

Carol, you always seem to have the perfect embellishments./

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card hun.....

thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour...and good luck...

hugs Vicky xx

Marisa said...

Where there are flowers I am happy :) Wonderful focal image and love the added flowers on the side. Lovely colour combo too. Great work as always :)

Sheena said...

A gorgeous, cheery card - I love the colours and the finishing touch of course are the 20 year old buttons! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

Stephanie said...

This is absolutely stunning, thanks for playing along at Digi Design House this week.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous! :)

Maggie said...

luv luv the colours.
I will be honored if you will add this project in our weekly linking party every Wednesdays at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/my-inner-baker-with-linking-party.html
Have a great week,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

CraftyGals Blog said...

Gorgeous card :) Thankyou for joining us over at Paper Creator Crafts xx

Mary J said...

Stunning! I love your style Carol! Great re-use of the buttons!

Thx for sharing with us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

Kylie said...

Your card is just stunning. Fabulous shading and love the old buttons. Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.

Hugs, xo

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love this card it's beautiful, thanks for a lovely comment on my blog Carol. Janet T

Ginny said...

beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Another gorgeous creation, Carol. Love the image, design and fabulous flower embellishments you created.

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - love the sunflowers.
Have you though about entering into Digi Doodle Shops recipe challenge?

http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous and I just love how you used the flower die to match your stamped flowers!