Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 2- Mark's Finest Paper Blog Hop

Welcome back for Day 2 of Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop! I feel in love with todays set the minute I laid eyes on it...Flourished Sea Creatures! A set full of ocean life...LOVE it! You may remember this set from a sneak peek I posted earlier last week of the three seahorses. Here are two more cards using the set...

This card came about from some Distress Ink experimentation. I did the tap the distress inks on a nonstick sheet, spray with water and smoosh through the paint technique. Is there a name for that? Sure would be alot quicker to say, LOL! After it was dry I went in and stamped some sealife onto the tag. White highlights were added with a gel pen. Its very faint but the seahorses are also stamped in watermark ink on the card base.

This next card is for Speedy the Cat's challenge this week...create your own embellishments. I used some green paper ribbon and cut my seaweed from it.

Here is a closeup of that cute turtle in the set...


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!

Wednesday, August 11- Flourished Sea Creatures
August Guest Designer- Wendy- http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/

49 comments:

carrie said...

Great cards! I really like the sea horse card and the technique you used for the water.

Heather said...

Gorgeous, I love the use of the seahorse to create a background. Heather:)

Lois said...

I don't know what that technique is called either, but it sure is effective. Great water look!

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely sensational, Wendy!! What stunning work with these fabulous sea creatures!!

Theresa said...

Great Cards...love the seaweed and this stamp set. TFS!

jovialjudi said...

I love the ocean and all the creatures so love your cards!! Great idea on the seaweed! And fabulous colors!

Vicky Gould said...

Both are uniquely creative!I do love your seaweed!!

Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic cards, Wendy!! I love your water background in the first and the paper ribbon seaweed in the second. Great job showcasing this set!!

Claudine Poch said...

Wow, these are great! The first one has a wonderful underwater feel and I love that seaweed on the second card.

Kim Burmeister said...

Wendy, these are fantastic. I can't pick a favorite, because they are both AWESOME! Great job!

Benzi said...

Great experiment and it worked beautifully. Love the seaweed and glad you showed the close-up.

Patti P. said...

Wendy, love both of these. The colors with the seahorse are awesome and love your embellie for the speedy challenge. Great coloring on the turtle.

Nancy said...

Great cards! Love the seahorse and also the sea turtle. I like the use of the seaweed too.

Liz Williams said...

Both of these cards are just gorgeous. Love the watery background on the first one, and that awesome seaweed the turtle is swimming though on the other. Great work.

jdmommy said...

These cards are wonderful Wendy! I love the tall seahorse, and the fun paper ribbon!!

Anonymous said...

So Cute!

stampcz@frontier.com

njgramma said...

Wonderful cards, Wendy. I really like the colors and the backgrounds.

Gale said...

What a great idea to use ribbons for seaweed! Love it!

Lynda said...

Love your technique on the turtle card!
Great cards!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job on the sea grass - Love this realistic turtle!

Alicia C. said...

Your coloring is amazing. Those blues are so soft. I'm going to try the technique for your seaweed too!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love how you tucked the turtle into the seaweed!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like your distress ink background on the first and your ribbon seaweed on the second.

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are fantastic!!!

redwasher1 said...

Wow! Love them both!!

Heather B said...

Wow! your cards are beautiful!

peggysue said...

Those are both very nice cards! I like that background with the turtle and the seahorse, very pretty.

Connie said...

Lovely water effect!
Connie

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful. Love the watery scene and the 3D seaweeds. Cool.

Carol said...

How cute. I love how you did the sea-grass

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow Wendy--this are great cards!!!! Love them both, but especially how you made the sea weed 3-D!!! TFS

Amanda B said...

pretty

Lindsey said...

I especially like that first card, but both are great!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous blues on both of these cards! Love the seaweed and the turtle composition, very clever!

FibreJunky said...

I love the sea horse and the seaweed is so cool!

Rosemary said...

wow, gorgeous cards! the seahorse card is really beautiful!

Brenda said...

Wonderful card!! I love how you did the seaweed!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I've never heard of that technique before, but it looks fabulous! Love the turtle card too!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautifully done!! Love your work.

Michelle VP said...

Beautiful cards! I love your paper seaweed! :)

Paulette S said...

Wendy, I love the water and I love these nautical cards! Your seaweed is brilliant!! I have to try the smooshing technique, it gives a polished stone look, I love it.

Virgo5 said...

Wow, love them both!

MariLynn said...

I love your seaweed! So creative.

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is soooo pretty! Love that bg!

Laura P. said...

Love the cards. The colors and design are very life like.

CCC said...

Love the three D effect with the under the sea theme. Very beautiful.

Stampin_melissa said...

Love your cards and this set!

ruth said...

Love the seahorse card. Really like the blues and greens in the background you created.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Great cards! Your distress ink technique on the first one is fabulous! That's my favorite thing to do with those inks!