Thursday, 14 November 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 - Out on the Town

Mark's Finest Papers November Blog Hop!

This month's new stamp set releases are
November 12 - Tigers
November 13 - Duck Hunting
November 14 - Out on the Town
November 15 - Chill in the Air

Please hop along with us!  You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets!  Just comment on the folowing 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 as the names are drawn randomly.   All four winners will be announced on November 16, 2013 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!  Comments on the MFP blog count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday November 15, 2013.


The special stamp set we have for you this month is called "Calendar"


The mini stamp set we have for you is called "Mini New Year"


Today's stamp set is called "Out on the Town".


I love this set!  These stamps remind me of classic glamour, and also of my grandmother who always made a point to dress like a lady.  Here is what I came up  with:













Often when I make a set of cards I know from the start that that is what I'm going to do.  This time, thats not how it worked out.  For this stamp set I had fully intended to a few completely different cards, but after I made the first one I fell in love and decided to do the same with the other two stamps.  I simply stamped the image in Chestnut Roan ink on kraft cardstock and coloured with a white Recollections marker.  I stamped the image again on scrap paper, trimmed it out, and used removable adhesive to make a mask.  I masked the image and sprayed, trying to concentrate the spray on the image so most of the colour appeared to be behind the image.  This didn't work out as well with the navy but I still like the effect.  I finished the images with clear glitter glue which I loooove!! Sentiments and rhinestones finished the cards off.  

I hope you have enjoyed my creations, but the fun is not over!  If you started here the hop list is below so you can start from the beginning.  Or, if you've been hopping along talented Toni is next on the list!  

Once you are done hopping you should really visit Mark's Finest Papers Store where you can find all of the lovely stamps we've been showcasing. They also have lots of supplies to supliment your crafty creations!  



Here's the Design Team:
Patty
Gail
Guest Designer - Kelli Jo

24 comments:

Gail said...

Cathy - these are wonderful creation!

KC said...

these are amazing! I love all the bling!

Anne said...

Wowza! i love these! No wonder you fell for technique! So different and just stunning! Bravo!

loulou said...

Wow! These are totally stunning. Such a clever design and so beautifully created.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you cut the images out & the spraying is wonderfully done.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful cards Cathy! TFS

kReN said...

Nice backgrounds. I like that sprayed look with these images. TFS!

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Pam said...

Awesome and with great retro flair. Love your photos. Thanks.

stamping sue said...

Great set of cards!
stamping sue
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wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful cards. I Love the glitter.

Lois said...

A stunning set of cards!!!

MariLynn said...

Cathy, your cards are by far my favorites with this set. I love how sparkly the dresses look. The spritzed backgrounds look amazing!! Thanks for sharing how you did them.

Jane said...

Great idea for these cards and all the ladies are elegant!!!

Georgei said...

Like how you did and all of the pretty color
Thank for showing

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Very pretty. Like the color- splats for the background. Blessings,
Carole

Jean Bullock said...

Cool effects on these cards!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

CASAF - Clean And Simple And Fabulous. Love the splattered technique on all of your cards.

Janine said...

Lovely cards - glad you went with the same style as the cards are quite beautiful.

Karenladd said...

Ooh, love these images in neutral colors! So classic!

Michelle N. said...

So freaking gorgeous! Love that spray technique and the bling-stunning!

Kathy Bradley said...

Cathy,
I really, really like your cards and the very awesome backgrounds you created!!

Jo4Him said...

Lovely cards; thanks for sharing

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

WOW!! These are beautiful. I love what you did with this stamp set.

Ravengirl said...

Breathtaking work Cathy! It's elegant and a bit abstract at the same time. I just love it!