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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MFP Blog Hop African Veldt DAY TWO








Welcome to the MFP March Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!

Our New Sets are: Just Dandy, African Veldt, Grandma's Boudoir, and Fish You Were Here.For your convenience, all 4 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

I have 2 samples for you today.
The first one (brown base) uses glossy paper with images stamped with
versamark and embossed with black ep. Then I brayered pigment
ink pads over and wiped the images off. I tried adding a few swipes with an old toothbrush loaded with green pigment ink for a grassy effect...not sure if I like how it turned out.
I added a tropical leaf brad by Oriental Trading and layered onto some
dp by DCWV "Safari Chic". I embossed another brown paper with a Sizzix folder and swiped brown ink over and layered that beneath. This card is below:





My second sample (red base) uses plain white paper with
dye ink pads (Blending Blox) brayered over and images
were overstamped with Tuxedo black dye by Memento.
This panel was layered onto black and then on to the red base.
Black pearls by Kaiser Craft were added.
This card is below:


Please comment and let me know which you like better....is it brown or is it red??
Thanks for stopping!


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All Blog Hop participants will have the chance to win a Month Long GUEST DESIGNER position on our Senior Design team! That’s right! ONE lucky winner will receive a Guest Designer package that will include April 2011’s Four New Release sets, a selection of Premium Papers, and beautiful embellishments. The winner will also receive a Guest Designer Watermark, Blog Button and have the choice to participate in the April 2011 Blog Hop!

What do you need to do to qualify? Just comment on the Design Team blogs during the blog hop. EACH DAY that participants comment on all the Design Team blogs, their name will be entered once in the random drawing. Each participant has the opportunity to have his/her name entered up to four times. (There are four days of the blog hop, so there are up to four entries per person.) The winner will be announced on the Mark’s Finest Papers blog on Saturday, March 12, 2011.
WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2011-African Veldt

Lois
Vicky
Dawn L.
Anne
Peggysue
Connie
Joanne T.
Claudine
Dawn M.
Nicole
Marilynn
Geri
Lynn
Emily N.
Patricia
Chrissy
Guest Desinger, Ted
Mark’s Finest Papers

36 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

Fabulous, Connie! Not sure which I like better since they are both so pretty. Love these silhouettes.

Lynn McAuley said...

Great work with these wonderful African silhouettes, Connie!! The first card is my favorite because of the fun layout with the animal print paper!

Claudine Poch said...

Both cards are very nice! Can't choose, as they both have a different feel!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Both cards are lovely, but I am more biased to first one.

Elaine said...

I think they are both great, they each have their own uniqueness too them!
thanks for sharing:)

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cebelica said...

Wonderful! Great choice of colours.

Lois said...

What an interesting background! I like the fun layout on the first one.

Patti P. said...

I really like both of these....maybe the first is my fave but just because of the different LO. Your images and design is great for both. Tfs

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow these are so creative! love em

Dawn said...

nice! great backgrounds!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Like seeing how different the same stamps can look with different backgrounds..TFS

Theresa said...

Love this African theme stamp set. Like the first card best but both are great.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous! :)

Lillian Child said...

Your cards really capture the feel of the African experience - so very lovely!

iamamiller said...

I like the red best...

Vicky Gould said...

Two awesome cards, Connie!!! Love the colors!

crotnem said...

Love the simplicity of your card.
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Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your background scenes are terrific and make the stamped images stand out beautifully!

Dawnll said...

Love that brayer background- perfect for this set.

Lena said...

love the brayering!

Kristie Maynard said...

Which one do I like better? Now that is tough, because they are both wonderful!!! I think I like the brown one a little better though.
Great job!

redwasher1 said...

Love both of your beautiful creations!!

Emily Keaton said...

Great cards, Connie! I love your sky in the second--so colorful. :)

Nana Connie said...

Love the brayered ink background! Just perfect for the giraffe. You really made it feel like a safari.

Miesje said...

The brayered background is incredible! Love those colors and a perfect backdrop for those stamps.

Elin said...

Nice cards! Love the upper card! Perfect background ;)

Winnie and Patty said...

Connie--both of the cards are fantaastic!!!! Can't decide which one I like better! Great job. TFS

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful color behind the darker silhouette, really evokes the African scenery.

Sue D said...

Both cards are great but I like the second one slightly better.

Sharon Peele said...

Really loving the colors in your cards!! wondeful job on the silhouettes!!

jdmommy said...

I vote for RED of course!

Dawn Mercedes said...

#1 is such a cool layout!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is my favorite stamp set of this release (I am a huge fan of elephants). Your cards are lovely.

MariLynn said...

Both are so pretty, but I like the brown one best. I like the texture the embossing adds.

PaperAddictJenn said...

I love the scenes you created!

Angel said...

These cards are COOL!