Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Don't forget your waders! We're headed to the Marsh!


May Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured May 14th
Marsh Birds

Featured May 15th
In Tents
 
Featured May 16th

Space Fun
 
Featured May 17th

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This card was made by using the negative portion of a circle die cut. I used it as a mask and sponged in blue to make the sky/water. The images were stamped in black ink. Colored with markers. 
I wanted an Oriental theme for this card. For some reason this bird feels oriental to me! I think there are koi in the pond where the cattails are growing!


  Good Luck on the hop!

31 comments:

loulou said...

Great cards, fantastic marker colouring.

Lagene said...

OOooo Very cool scenes!

Janine said...

Great imagination and as usual great cards.

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, those are two beautiful cards!

Lois said...

Two lovely cards. I especially like the first one with the reverse masking.

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the circle on the first.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the blue sponging on the first one, so pretty.

Pam said...

Your birds are colored wonderfully on both creations.

Angie said...

Stunning!!! Gorgeous masked circle! Love the oriental theme on the second! Beautiful art work!

stamping sue said...

two fantastic cards. masking is a fun and makes for what I call a "wow factor" card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

These are lovely samples that you shared with us today! Great job!

kren said...

Your cards are just beautiful! That circle one is so gorgeous. Nice sponging...TFS!

kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Michelle N. said...

Wonderful cards-great images and styles!

Char said...

Even without my waders I enjoyed your beautiful coloring. Great cards!

MariLynn said...

I really like how the masking frames on your first card.

Mari said...

Very pretty cards. I like how it looks as if the spotlight is on the bird on the first cards.

Jane said...

I thought this set could be a great oriental theme also. Love both of your cards!!! Well done.

Golda said...

What beautiful cards! Love the shading on the first.

terrie said...

Great looking cards...you did an excellent job creating them.

Winnie and Patty said...

As always, wonderful cards TS! TFS

Pat Garvin said...

You did a wonderful job on both cards,

Kathy Bradley said...

TS,
Two very pretty cards! I really like your oriental-themed card!

Luanna said...

Both cards are great, but my favorite one is the one with the circle.

Karenladd said...

Gorgeous cards!! Especially love the one with the circular element. it goes so well with the images.

SHartl said...

your cards are so pretty. I love the one with the circle the most.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the blue color in your first one. TFS AJ-

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous cards Thrifty! I especially love the bird in the sponged circle scene!

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely job on these.

Janeen said...

both very pretty

Cathy Clouston said...

Such pretty scenes!

marg0006 said...

Great stamping and sceneries