Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co. January Blog Hop: Umbrellas!


WELCOME BACK!!!


January Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are




 Featured Jan. 14
Swans

Featured Jan 15
Umbrellas and Fans

 Featured Jan 16
Yikes a Mouse


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 three winners will be announced on Jan. 18,2014 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 Jan. 17, 2014



Here's the Design Team:


Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.

Today's 2 cards were fun to make. I used up some old wrinkled up washi paper on the pink card. 
I made a mistake and stamped the image onto a very slick 20lb laser copier paper. I thought it would be easy to color. It was terrible! I had a real mess. I was going to wipe off the Copic marker because the marker didn't soak into the paper. When I blotted it off with a paper towel I liked the effect! It looks like watercolors!


This card has a background that I made using the Paper Towel Batik technique. Here is a link to that tutorial on MFPSpeedyTV. (You have to join, but it's free!)
 http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/paper-towel-batik






24 comments:

loulou said...

Gorgeous cards - I love this umbrella. It's wonderful when a mistake turns out a triumph. The watercolour like effect really make the umbrella look like a beautiful paper parasol.

Anne said...

These are just so gorgeous and the technique is brilliant! Wow! TFS!

Janine said...

Very pretty cards. Mistakes do sometimes turn out well! Love the colour choices and the oriental paper you have used on the first one.

Lois said...

That pink umbrella does look like watercoloring, and I like the batik background of the blue one.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, these are gorgeous TS!!! Love them both! TFS

Stampsnob said...

Great background Lovely card......Lis

Georgei said...

Very pretty umbrella that you made
Very beautiful
Thank for showing

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the techniques used. Not tried these techniques before & want to try now.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

kReN said...

Hi, Thrifty. Love what you did with the images in this set. Pretty background papers as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

kReN@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com
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Renee Collier said...

Gorgeous cards. I love how they sparkle!

stamping sue said...

two lovely cards. I always say, "there are no mistakes in stamping just happy accidents!"
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Jane said...

Your accident turned out beautiful Thrifty! Both cards are lovely.

Pat said...

Love that first card.

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards. I love it when a mistake turns into something wonderful.

MariLynn said...

Very pretty cards. I like how your accident looks.

Amy E said...

Both of your cards are just gorgeous Thrifty! I love the idea that when something gets goofed up, it's just a happy mistake! Sometimes the results are even better than we hoped for!

terrie said...

Great looking cards...so nice and well done

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Both cards are distinct and very pretty.
Blessings,
Carole Robb Bisson

SHartl said...

How wonderful that you accidentally discovered a new technique! Beautiful cards!

Karenladd said...

Love your backgrounds! The washi paper gives a nice texture.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Gorgeous cards! Beautiful colors!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Gorgeous. Love both of these cards.

Gail said...

The umbrella creations are super!

Cathy Clouston said...

Beautiful!