Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mark's Finest Paper Feb Blog Hop FOO DOGS

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company

February Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured Feb. 9
Foo Dogs

Featured Feb. 10
Birds of the Orient

 Featured Feb. 11

Featured Feb. 12

Featured Feb. 13

Featured Feb. 14
Lucky Duck

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 six winners will be announced on 
Feb. 15, 2014 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 10 PM EST on Friday Feb. 14, 2014

For this set, I  stamped and watercolored the flowers from MFP set called WORKS OF ART. I then free hand drew a pagoda onto a piece of cardstock that I had made look like wood by using shoe polish. I added gold paint to the roof and black sharpie marker lines to define the edges. For the FOO DOG statue, I did faux barn board technique onto a piece of gray cardstock with white and black acrylic paint.and glue. When that was dry I stamped the FOO DOG statue onto the faux barn board with black stazon ink. I wanted it to look old,  so to give it a patina, I dipped my finger in teal watercolor paint and swiped over the surface. This card was really hard to get a good photo of because there were too many shiny surfaces with the roof and the surface of the statue.

close up of the statue shows the patina on the faux barn board. I really think it looks like stone.

With this photo I tried to show the wood, the gold roof, and the patina on the statue. The statue was cut out and I glued 2 buttons behind the statue to make him have dimension.

Here's the Design Team:

Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.


  1. Awesome card. I love the house on your card.

  2. It certainly does look like stone.

  3. Marilynn, very creative card with all the great techniques going on.
    stamping sue

  4. Creative project. love all the elements.

  5. Great Foo Dog card; love the patina technique you used.

  6. Your hand cut and drawn pagoda is amazing!! All of the extra detail with your background and the roof make for an exquisite piece of art

  7. You really made a lovely card- lots of fun elements!

  8. Stunning card MariLynn - love all the details and the various techniques you have used on this.

  9. Your Foo Dog stamped image has the 3-D look on your card...
    Welld done...

  10. Amazing card - very creative. I love all the great techniques you have used.

  11. Shoepolish??? Well it makes a wonderful Pagoda I must say. You made a wonderful card.

  12. Great technique and very effective!

  13. Very pretty cards thank for showing

  14. Haha! You're right Marilynn, great minds DO think alike! I can't believe we used the same stamp sets!! I love your Pagoda...I wish I could draw like that! And the patina on your dog is incredible! Great job!!!

  15. You did an absolutely beautiful job with this. Digging that faux bard board technique. You've really gone beyond mastering it. I love how you foo dog looks and your gorgeous flowers!

  16. Lots of great techniques! The Foo Dog really looks like stone.