Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 2 of Mark's Finest Papers's Blog Hop for January

Welcome to the MFP January Blog Hop! This month, we are releasing 4 NEW SETS!


And…LOOK for the WINNERS of the Blog Hop on Saturday!

Our New Sets are: In the Forest, Happy Pansies, Sew What, and Floral Tea.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 TODAY. On Saturday, January 15, 2011, a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.



WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2011- Happy Pansies

Nancyruth

Lois

Vicky

Dawn L.

Anne

Peggysue

Susan

Connie

Claudine

Dawn

Joanne T

Nicole

Marilynn (You are here now)

Geri

Lynn

Emily N.

Mark’s Finest Papers






I remember my grandmother's garden. She loved pansies. I remember going with her in the early morning to cut flowers from her garden to bring inside the house. She had little bud vases throughout her house. In memory of my grandma, I wanted to make this card with a vintage feel. That is why I added lace and pearls. I W.I.S.H-ed the background with green, blue and purple markers. I watercolored the pansies. I cut them out added brads for the centers and popped them up with craft foam.
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52 comments:

  1. Wow, so much great texture on this card- love it!

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  2. OMH this is gorgeous! I love that background and the water colored pansies and I don't know what you call that tecnique with the ladybug but I love it! Just all around stunning!

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  3. what a delightful tribute, MariLynn. This is a beautiful piece of art.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. There is some serious detail in this card. Stunning!

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  5. Oh MariLynn - what a great work!!! Wonderful ! Love your idea with the stiching - cute - cute - cute!
    Hugs Tini

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  6. Pansies always remind us of our grandmas don't they? Maybe that's why we like to have them around us... and this card is no exception to wanting to have it around! It is lovely!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  7. Beautiful card. Love the lace and pearls.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the coloring on your pansies.

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  9. What a vintage beauty!!
    Love the lace and the pearls on the half circle. Just gorgeous!!

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  10. Marilynn, those are just beautiful!

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  11. Love how you did those shapes Marilyn! An outstanding job!
    Connie

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  12. awesome details! thanks for showing them off!

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  13. Beautiful! I love the lace and pearl accents. Your stitching is so pretty.

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  14. Love your card. Great pansies and the bee and pearls are a nice touch.

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  15. Very pretty - love the touch of pearls!

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  16. pansies and lace, of course, why didn't I think of that? very pretty. also love the frosted tree pic at the top of your blog

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  17. Wow, I love the texture and the stitching!

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  18. What an awesome creation, MariLynn!! I love the remarkable detailing on your amazing ladybug tag!!

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  19. Wonderful! I love the sewing and pearls and gem centers of the pansies, and the little ladybug!! WOW!

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  20. Beautiful detailing! Love this set and what you've done with it, MariLynn!

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  21. Marilyn, this card is a beautiful piece of art that should be framed and admired. WOW!!
    So much texture and eye catching tidbits, I love it all....

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  22. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the pearls and the off set ladybug...hand stitched I'm guessing...awesome job!

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  23. Love this card -- I share the love of pansier with my mom, so this is special to me too, and love the ladybug.

    Judy Tuck

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  24. Wonderful tribute to your grandmother! Beautiful pansies and background!

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  25. I love the vintage detail in this card! So very beautiful!

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  26. Wow, this is gorgeous. Great stitching techniques and colouring on the images.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  27. Fantastic card! I love the vintage feel to the card with the addition of the lace and pearls.

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  28. Your attention to detail is great...love the little ladybug.

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  29. Gorgeous!!! Girl can you stitch...that little circle impressed me! What is W.I.S.Hed???

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  30. WOW!! I love this gorgeous card and the lace is a real plus!!

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  31. Such detail - the love how you accented around the ladybug and the lace etc. just beautiful.

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  32. Your card is gorgeous! I love the pearl details - what a unique detail with the split circle.

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  33. Your Grandmother would be thrilled with this work. The colors actually reminded me of the "bonnets" my grandmother used to wear! I am in my 70's, so you know how long ago that was!

    Great job, I love everything about your work!
    Hugs, Pat Smith

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  34. Very pretty--I like the coloring and the lace.

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  35. Oh, dear, a technique I haven't been introduced to yet. I'll have to find out what W.I.S.H. stands for - it has a beautiful result. Your card is very lovely.

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  36. MariLynn, Your card is breath taking!! The lace is a gorgeous touch!! This stamp set is awesome!! love the job you did!

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  37. Pretty little bit of lace. I am sure your grandma would love it. I like the pearls too, great touch!

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  38. i love the card! The stitching is awesome!

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  39. Very, very nice. I love the little pearl accents! Adds the perfect touch!

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  40. My grandmother loved pansies too. Your card is stunning. And I love the ladybug too. Beautiful job.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  41. thanx for the closeups of the details. perfect!

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  42. Fabulous card. Love what you did with the little bee. xx

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  43. Very nice details on the card!

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  44. Wonderful stitching and jeweled details!

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  45. I don't know where to begin! This card is stunning! So any beautiful details, but my favoirte is your double circle with the bee and pearls - oh my - so creative and so beautiful!

    I just discovered your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  46. Very nice cards with lots of detail.

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  47. Very pretty!
    Love the section with pearls and bee.

    thanks for sharing:)

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  48. Wow, such beautiful details. Love the background and all the stitching. Very creative.

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  49. What a fantastic card. Thank you for sharing your inspiration. I love hearing the stories behind special cards.

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