Tuesday, 12 November 2013

MFP November Blog Hop Day #1 - Tigers

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 set is called "Tigers".


A lovely set for anyone who loves these beautiful animals.  Here is what I came up with:




I started by stamping the tiger image on white, and adding colour with my water brush.  I used a photo to determine how to colour the image.  Google Images is a big help for these types of projects!  As for the card, I wanted to keep things fairly simple so the image would stand out.  For this reason I chose kraft and black cardstock with a bit of Cuttlebug embossing and washi tape.  I couldn't resist using my distressing tool and adding some rhinestones. :)

I hope you have enjoyed my creation, 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:
Gail
Guest Designer - Kelli Jo

27 comments:

Janine said...

Nice layout for your regal tiger.

Carla said...

I think they call thsi a CAS-card, at least around here. Like it very much, looks like a few raindrops are falling on him from a tree......my imagination ran away with me...hahaha

loulou said...

I love your card. The colour combination is great and the simple design really showcases your beautiful tiger.

wannabcre8tive said...

A very pretty card with a wonderful layout.

Lois said...

Nice coloring on your regal tiger. (I too used Google Images when I was coloring my tiger.) I like the simplicity of your card -- it really shows off the tiger.

stamping sue said...

What a lovely card. I like that you did kraft & black then colored the tiger in orange with white highlights.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Georgei said...

Very pretty card that you did

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The softness of the backgrounds contrasts to power of the Tiger. The bling makes him a bit more regal. Carole

Pam said...

Fabulous! Love the embossing folder and the strips of paper accenting your wonderfully colored tiger.

Jane said...

Beautiful card!!! You always add such great detail to your cards!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

It looks like we both had similar designs ! How cool !

MariLynn said...

I love your card. I just knew it was going to have some bling on it. Hope you have a great 11-12-13 day.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The striped ribbon complements the wonderful coloring of the Tiger. I like Wild Cats.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anne said...

Beautiful colouring, very restful cards! TFS!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Cute card. I like the embossing used.

Kathy Bradley said...

Cathy,
Gorgeous and elegant! I love that it is done on EF'd kraft CS and the strips really set off your beautiful tiger!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the embossing. Well done. Cool idea to use this as a birthday card.

Renee Collier said...

Thanks for sharing this. I love that I could finally make more cards using a masculine figure/subject.

Michelle N. said...

Great card-your coloring is wonderful, and love the bg embossing.

Winnie and Patty said...

Cathy--what a fabulous tiger card! TFS

Pat G said...

Great coloring

Stampsnob said...

Great card love the background.....Lis

Sue D said...

Great card design and coloring.

Gail said...

Great embossing background!

Jo4Him said...

Gorgeous card; love all the details. Thanks for sharing

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

great little card. love the embossed background and your bling.

Ravengirl said...

Your tiger looks marvelous! I think you have showcased it brilliantly too. Thanks goodness for Google Images!