Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #115 - Metal Embellishment(s)

The MFP Simple Salutations Challenge is to create a card and adding metal embellishments, and remembering to include a sentiment/salutation on the card front.
For my card, I used the Mark's Finest Papers Gear Up stamp set.  I added metal gear embellishments and embossed the card base panel using a gears embossing folder.  I stamped the sentiment and die cut it out using a banner die and curled the end to give it some depth before adding to the card front.
We hope you'll play along with our challenge; if you do, you'll be entered to win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers!
You can find the challenge HERE.

Ruby's Rainbow Challenge - Autumn Leaves

The Challenge at Ruby's Rainbow is to create a project with the theme of Autumn Leaves!
For my card I used designer paper from my stash, rust card stock and Bazzill dotted cardstock, a button and twine.  The leaves were die cut using the Stampin Up Sizzix Autumn Accents die then stamped using the coordinating stamp set Wonderfall.  The sentiment is from the MFP Scarecrows stamp set.
We hope you'll share your Autumn Leaves cards and/or projects with us.  You can find the challenge HERE.

Altered Eclectics October Challenge

For the October Altered Eclectics Challenge I altered a paper mache pumpkin by covering it with strips of torn patterned paper, some paper flowers from I Am Roses online store, and a leaf floral spray from Hobby Lobby and topped it off with a large tulle bow.  I also covered it with mod podge after adhering the torn papers to help protect and strengthen the paper.
We hope you'll play along with the Altered Eclectics October Challenge and share your altered art with us.  It is always anything goes, cards or scrapbook pages!  Must be altered art.
You can find the challenge HERE.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Just Us Girls" Photo Week Challenge #260

Fall is my favorite season!  I love the colors and crisp, cool air it brings!
For my card, I used digital images from Diane's Daydream Designs.  The tree scene and sentiment are from the In Love With Fall stamp set and the houndstooth paper is from the Garden Delights Paper Pack.  The cardstock and background paper are Stampin Up.
I'm entering my card in the Just Us Girls Challenge to use the fall picture as our inspiration.

MFP SWAT Challenge #116 - Stamp Your Background!

The Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co., Sketch With a Twist Challenge (SWAT) #116 is to use this sketch with the TWIST of stamping your background!
For my card I used the MFP Snowflakes Stamp set.  I stamped the snowflakes using brocade blue ink and created a triple looped bow to embellish my card.
We hope you'll play along with the Stamp Your Background Challenge!  If you do, you'll be entered to win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers!
You can find the challenge HERE.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Crafting When We Can Challenge #79 - No Designer Paper!

The Crafting When We Can challenge is to use no designer paper on your project!  For my DT card, I used the wet paper watercolor technique to create the background.  Wet a piece of watercolor paper, ink your stamp and stamp it onto the wet paper!  Let the paper dry and the way the ink runs creates a beautiful background!  I used several different leaves from the Stampin Up French Foliage stamp set to create the colorful watercolored background.
The image is from the challenge sponsor, ArtByMiran called Autumn's Memoirs! 
I colored the image on my card using both Copic markers and Prisma Colored Pencils and gamsol.
We hope you'll play along with the challenge to use no Designer Paper!  You can find the challenge HERE.

Friday, September 26, 2014

MFP September 26 Blog Hop Day 4 - Nutcrackers

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

Sept.  Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  Sept. 23
Hot Air Balloons

Featured Sept. 24
 Featured Sept. 25
Featured Sept. 26
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 
Sept. 27, 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 Sept. 26, 2014


Here's the Design Team:


We hope you've been inspired with the September Blog Hop projects.  Be sure to check the MFP Blog tomorrow to see if you've won a stamp set from the September release!