Friday, October 26, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop October-On The Fly

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   October Blog
Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
   October Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Christmas Selections Featured October 23
Poinsettia Blooms Featured October 24
Cracked Hello Featured October 25
On The Fly Featured October 26

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 four winners will be announced on October 27, 2012 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 11PM EST on Friday October 26, 2012.

If you didn't know it, October is Pastor appreciation month.All month long we have been encouraged to give a card of encouragement to our pastors. Pastor, Terry, the senior pastor of our church, has 2 passions, the gospel and fishing. If the weather is good or even if it isn't Terry and his twin brother Gary will go out in their boat on the Mississippi river to catch fish. When I saw this set, I knew I was going to use it to make a card for Pastor Terry. At first I tried to make a spinner card. It was cute, but after 15 or more tries to get the spinner balanced, I gave up. I decided to make an easel card with the fish hanging. both sides of the fish are matched up. I stamped the fish once. Then I photo copied him, scanned him into my computer and "flipped" him. The mirror image and original image were both cut out. I glued the fishing line (twine) between the two sides and glued the other end to the fishing pole. Notice the background? I used the crackle background stamp from CRACKED HELLO. I stamped it several times in 3 different shades of blue.  I think it made it look like water.
 I printed out Matthew 4:19 which says
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."

This shows a side view of the
easel card.  
Here is a close up that shows the coloring that I
did on the fish. I randomly painted dots of purple,
green, teal, 3 shades of grey, blue,and dark blue.
I purposely left some of the fish white for highlights.



24 comments:

  1. This is an amazing card MariLynn - love the way you have used the crackled background stamp with the three colours.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Well done on your card and verse. Hope he likes it.

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  3. What a fantastic "catch"! Awesome coloring and layout, MariLynn!

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  4. Wow Wow Wow!!! I love your card. Wow!!! =) You did a stunning job. HUGS AJ-

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  5. what a wonderful easel card (you know I do like my easel cards) I'm sure your pastor will enjoy this card.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  6. What great, creative card!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my! Precious card!!!!! Your pastor will love it!!! The suspended fish is just too cute!!!

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  8. Love the easel card, and your coloring on the fish is stunning, Patty. Great idea to use the bible saying too.

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  9. What a gorgeous card and absolutely perfect for your pastor. I'm sure he will be delighted. cheers Linda

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  10. You really do have some sticktuitiveness! No way would I try something 15 times. Well, maybe! I LOVE the way you did the crackle bg and your fish is by far my favorite fish I've seen. Love the way he's inked up. I am sure your pastor will love this!

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  11. You did an awesome card!! Love it!
    Angela

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  12. What a beautiful Easel card!!! I love the verse.

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  13. Great design! Very clever way to have both sides of the fish.

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  14. Super cute card; love all the details, especially the easel part. Great job. I'm sure your pastor will love it.

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  15. Wow what a cool card. I would love to know how to make this

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  16. Marilyn -that fish coming out of the card is just great - what a wonderful way to show of this stamp set! You did good! Thanks for sharing - have a great weekend - Gail
    http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

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  17. Awesome easel card, Marilynn. Wonderful job coloring - your fish is wonderful.

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  18. What a FABULOUS card MariLynn!!!! Very inspirational also! TFS

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  19. Great card. Love the hanging fish in the frame.

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  20. What a cool twist on an easel card Marilynn! I think your pastor will really appreciate it!

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  21. This card turned out great. Your pastor is going to love it. This is the perfect design for a fish on a hook.. Love the creativity.

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  22. Marilynn this is one fabulous easel card love how you have the fish dangling in the frame.

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