Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps, A Heinrich Co.-July Blog Hop-Day 2

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

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Asian Delights Featured July 17
Wild & Free Featured July 18
Garden Art Featured July 19
Hot & Spicy Featured July 20

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 July 21, 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 July 20, 2012.


I really enjoyed making my cards from this new set. I did a lot of sponging for the sky on this card..something I like to do. The card below is one I made for inspiration shown today on the MFP blog page.

Recipe:
Stamps-Be Wild and Free
Paper-Scraps/yellow gray, and black
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Desert Sand, ----Tim Holtz Distress Inks/Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky, and Perfect Plumeria




Extra card-Recipe:
Stamps-Be Wild and Free
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa and Potter's Clay
Acrylic Block for inking left side of card





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39 comments:

Hussena said...

Both your cards look so lovely i really like the way you have sponged the first one...the colors you have used for the sky look beautiful!!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Both of these are just fabulous!

Winnie and Patty said...

Brenda--what wonderful cards!!! I love the sky that you created on the first one and the simplicity of the miss you card! Great job with both of these! TFS

Janine said...

2 nice cards - love the simplicity of the second

Karenladd said...

I love that tree image and you used it so dramatically! Love these!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Very pretty cards. I love that you add the purple ink and the yellow part looks like a mountain. Great Cards. TFS AJ

Vicky Gould said...

I always look forward to your cards, Brenda. You never disappoint! Beautiful work.

Lois said...

Two very nice cards, Brenda. That sky is amazing!!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda! The sunset scene is beautiful!

kurtskd said...

Oh, that sky! Lovely!

wannabcre8tive said...

Love your cards, that sunset is gorgeous.

maryr917 said...

2 great cards Benzi-love the sponging on the first-and the effect you achieved using an acrylic block on your 2nd-

Pam said...

Terrific creations!!! Your scene of the first is a wow and great CAS look on the second!

Pam said...

Terrific creations!!! Your scene of the first is a wow and great CAS look on the second!

Pat Garvin said...

2 great cards. I especially like the Extra card.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the sponging on the 1st card. Both your cards have a Safari look to them. Wild about this stamp set. Wonderful creations. On my bucket list is to go on an African Safari. I used Be Wild & Free for the Simple Salutations Ch#3 Tree and used 2 inks to color it.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Just gorgeous. You scene is so intense I can almost see the heat rising up from the sand!

Marisa said...

Love that big banyon tree (at least that's what I think it's called!). Beautiful sunset you created too - makes me want to go to Africa!

Janis said...

Amazing sunset. Love it. :) Janis

Ravengirl said...

Wow!! I love your sky on the first card. It's so beautiful with the wisps of pink here and there. It looks just like our evening sky a couple of nights ago. Your extra card is wonderful too. I'm curious what you did to get such cool texture with the Potter's Clay ink.

Ravengirl said...

Oops, just read that you used an acrylic block :) I thought perhaps it was masking tape.

Ellen said...

WOWZA!Fabulous message of peace and using a lion and a zebra~So clever Benz! Your sponging is really superb girl! Your extra card is terrific too girl!

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
Such pretty cards - I love your sky in the first card and the lovely simplicity of the second card.

Bonnie said...

What wonderful travelling! The Orient and now Africa. I love your sponging and that beautiful tree!

Designing with Debbie said...

Cool cards. I love the sunset scene on the first one.

Carol L said...

THese are such pretty cards, and I love how you create these sky scenes with beautiful color! Nicely done!

nwilliams6 said...

Benzi, that sunset is the most beautiful thing!!! Wonderful job on this card!!!! Hugz!!!!

Jo4Him said...

Stunning-LOVE your 1st card, the sponged sky is gorgeous. Both cards are great. Thanks for sharing

KC said...

beautiful coloring on the first! and I love the CAS on the second!

Lagene said...

Great cards! The sunset is Amazing!

Tammylee said...

Two very nice cards! Great sunset!

Theresa said...

Fabulous cards focusing on the sky.

Karen said...

Both cards are great, but I really love the look of the sky in the first one. Amazing.

Pam~ said...

Safari sets are a fav of mine! Great job with a scene card...gorgeous sky! Two cool looking cards, Brenda!

Pat Jandacek said...

Both cards are lovely. I love sunset views especially.

Teresa Sue Jones said...

Beautiful cards. Love the sky background. Thank you for sharing.

Golda said...

Gorgeous cards!

Joanne (jojot) said...

both are fabulous, but that first one....well....it is AWESOME

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous! You make that sponging look so easy (...when I know it's not!)