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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MFP Blog Hop Flourished Sea Creatures DAY TWO

Today's Featured Set by Mark's Finest Papers is
"Flourished Sea Creatures"
My interpretation is below:

I used the darling seahorse for my focal image
from the newly released MFP set
"Flourished Sea Creatures"
I also used a punch to make an oval mask which I
put over the seahorse. Then I used the horses mane
to go around the mask for a custom frame.
Leaving the mask in place, I sponged color all around
and stamped several of the smaller images in this set
around the cardfront.
I sponged ink all over and then removed the mask.


Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST 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!




40 comments:

Heather said...

That seahorse is adorable. Heather:)

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sensational background you have created for your sweet seahorse with these wonderful images!! Beautiful work, Connie!!

Theresa said...

Great Card...love your frame and sponging. Fun stamp set. TFS!

Vicky Gould said...

Love the dancin' creatures around your seahorse. Cool card!

Emily Keaton said...

Cool card, Connie! I love how you created that oval frame with the seahorse's spine! The charm is a great addition. Perfect way to showcase this set :)

jovialjudi said...

What a clever idea to make a frame using the spine! Love your floating sea creatures...great use of this fun set!

jdmommy said...

I just love the background with the other sea creatures and the bubbles! Great job!

Liz Williams said...

Love how you stamped the frame for the seahorse. I would never have thought of that. Love that little seahorse charm too. I guess I will have to break down and buy some of those.

Benzi said...

What a wonderful job you did framing the seahorse and the sponging looks super. Fab card!

stampcz said...

Love the card and the arrangments!

njgramma said...

Great card. i am going to try that masking tachnique.. you described it so even I can do it :)

Gale said...

Great cards. They are fun and pretty.

wendyp said...

love how you framed the seahorse! Fabulous card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

WONDERFUL!!

ALICIA said...

Lovely focal point layout

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Very clever way to make your oval frame!

Patti P. said...

Love the softness of this and your creativity with the frame is awesome. Great idea.

redwasher1 said...

Connie this is just fantastic!! Love how you did the background!!!!

Sue D said...

Very clever--I like how you did the frame.

Claudine Poch said...

Very cute! You made very good use of the smaller stamps in this set.

peggysue said...

What a clever idea to use the tiny stamps around the seahorse as a focal point. Nice card!

Carol Dee said...

the charm is perfect.

Carol said...

Very pretty!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so soft and lovely...the way a water scene/ocean visit can make you feel...lovely work

Amanda B said...

too cute!! good job

Winnie and Patty said...

Connie--this is beautiful. I love the muted colors.

Lindsey said...

Love your sponging and the frame you created.

MariLynn said...

The sponging really gives your card a dreamy look.

Dawn Mercedes said...

What a nice way to showcase this seahorse!

mmwilken said...

What gorgeous colors with your card!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! I'm originally from SD, now IA. Saying hi neighbor!!

Rosemary said...

very pretty!

Our Little Inspirations said...

The sea horse looks cool on his own, but that little golden charm really adds a special touch to this card!

Roxie said...

Wow Connie, that's some clever stamping around the oval, great idea.

Joanne Travis said...

Love the background you created with the smaller stamps!! Awesome idea.

FibreJunky said...

Wonderful background!

Michelle VP said...

Nice masking! I like the frame you created for your seahorse. :)

Virgo5 said...

Fabulous background, and I love your custom frame!

carrie said...

Great card! Like the way you created a special background just for your seahorse.

Chrissy D said...

Sooo CUTE!

CCC said...

Simply a cute card! Love the background.