Category Archives: Mark’s Finest papers

coloring on kraft

Hello friends!

So – fellow stampers – you set out to do some crafting and get out the markers or other coloring medium and naturally reach for the white cardstock, right?   How about a little change of pace?   Do some coloring on kraft or other colored cardstock!  Here is my sample.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black.  Then…..I colored all the images with a white prisma pencil – yes!! – a white pencil overlay to start.  I saw this technique in a magazine many years ago and never go around to trying it until today.  The white base adds just another layer and helps with the blending so the colors don’t look flat.  It’s very easy to do and you really can’t go wrong because you are building up different colors along the way.   For example, the ocean section started out white then I added three different shades of blue (dark to light) on top.   Once I was finished with the color I went over the section with a blender pencil.

The main images are from Mark’s Finest Papers and the background compass/map is from Harmonie (it was stamped in versamark).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

clean and simple monday

It’s been awhile since I participated in the CAS challenge over at SCS, but today is one of those clean and simple days!

Up here in Northwest Florida it looks like we are going to dodge the Tropical Storm Debbie bullet as it seems the worst of it will be east of us.  Here is hoping everyone affected by this storm is doing ok.  We’re just getting into the start of hurricane season here and it is always touch and go when these storms come our way.

So – a little  easy coloring and clean and simple sketch is in order.

 

I stamped the image on Copic X-press it paper and colored with copics.  I used the same image with versamark on the base card.  The patterned paper is from Memory Box and the ribbon is really seam binding.  I think the cardstock is from SU – its just something I pulled from my stash to go with the colors in the patterned paper.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Mark’s Finest Papers June Release Day 4: Silly Shells

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s  June Blog Hop!

This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I’m In Stitches Featured June 20

Island Life Featured June 21

Silly Shells Featured June 22

Today’s set, Silly Shells, has some great shell images along with wonderful sentiments.  I used many of the images on this card – mostly for the background.

The images were stamped with Memento Desert Sand  and the sentiment with Rich Cocoa.

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 four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.

Lois

Vicky

Anne

Pat G.

Karen H.

Patty P.

Mary

Marilynn

Pam

Debbie

Nancy – you are here!

Bonnie

Kathy

Brenda

Toni

Tangii

Thrifty Stamper

Sue

Kelli

Janine

Tammylee

Janis L.

Mark’s Finest

Mark’s Finest Papers June Release Day 3: Island Life

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s June Blog Hop!

This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I’m In Stitches Featured June 20

Island Life Featured June 21

Silly Shells Featured June 22

Today’s set, Island Life, is my favorite of the releases this month.  I love anything beachy and can see the images in this set used not just for birthday, but also for holiday cards that I send to my family up north.

This no-layer card was done on heavy weight watercolor paper.  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with watercolors.  It was quick and easy – and you end up with a card that is a breeze to mail!

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 four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.

Lois

Vicky

Anne

Pat G.

Karen H.

Patty P.

Mary

Marilynn

Pam

Debbie

Nancy – you are here

Bonnie

Kathy

Brenda

Toni

Tangii

Thrifty Stamper

Sue

Kelli

Janine

Tammylee

Janis L.

Mark’s Finest

Mark’s Finest Papers June Release Day 2: I’m In Stitches

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers a Heinrich Company’s 
 June Blog Hop!
This month’s New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I’m In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21

Silly Shells Featured June 22

If you sew, or know someone who does -I’m in Stitches is a great set for you!

I stamped the images with Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Rich Cocoa.  The patterned paper is from the Basic Grey Urban  Prairie line.

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 four winners will be announced on June 23, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday June 22, 2012.

Lois

Vicky

Anne

Pat G.

Karen H.

Patty P.

Mary

Marilynn

Pam

Debbie

Nancy – you are here!

Bonnie

Kathy

Brenda

Toni

Tangii

Thrifty Stamper

Sue

Kelli

Janine

Tammylee

Janis L.

Mark’s Finest