Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blog Hop Day 1 - Tweet Blessings

Mark's Finest Papers' Design Teams are celebrating our NEWEST STAMP RELEASE with a Blog Hop. Our very talented Design Teams have created exciting paper crafts for your inspiration. With the addition of New Design Team members to inspire you, this is going to be a really fun-packed Hop!

We have 4 New Stamp Sets Released today: Tweet Blessings, Flourished Sea Creatures, Regal & Proud, and Owl Be Here. 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 on August 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. On Saturday, (August 14, 2010), a winner will be chosen FOR EACH DAY from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for that day. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day.)

THAT MEANS IF YOU MISSED A DAY, YOU STILL HAVE OTHER CHANCES WIN! And, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning!

Tuesday, August 10-Tweet Blessings

August Guest Designer- Wendy- http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com
Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com
Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com
Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com
Jeanne - http://nannysroom.wordpress.com
Anne- http://inkinginred.blogspot.com
Debbie- http://www.debbieseyer.com
Peggysue- http://rosesbymywindow.blogspot.com
Faith - http://stampinwithmarkiesmom.blogspot.com
Susan – http://simplicitybylateblossom.blogspot.com
Judi – http://paper-rose-petals.blogspot.com
Connie – http://sodakstamping.blogspot.com
Emily- http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com
Karen- http://karenskreativekreations.blogspot.com
Patty- http://winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com
Roxie- http://paperscaper.blogspot.com
Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
Julia- http://createwithjulia.blogspot.com
Liz: http://rightbrainmadness.blogspot.com
Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com
Joanne T- http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/










Here are my samples for the Blog Hop, using the Tweet Blessings images...........


The first is made using the Split Negative technique, and of course, my favorite colors!! I t was SO hard NOT to make that bird RED, but as you can see, I got enough RED Surrounding him!!





















The second card is a different image, and contains my favorite colors again, with the addition of the sky done with a cloud template, which I dearly love using!! Capped it off with a wonderful OLD button. I hope you like my samples for the Blog Hop! Please join us tomorrow for Day 2!

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Split Negative technique is what I learned in a class the very first time I made a card. I marvel now that I went on from there to become a cardmaking addict, since that technique was (and is)not at all easy.

I love the way you put the bird house on a post so it isn't dangling in mid air. And of course red, black and white ....always a winning combination.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Striking colors on the first and love the clouds on the second card.

Heather said...

Cool card, split negative techniques looks brill. Heather:)

Markie's Mom said...

These are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

Lois said...

Love your split negative on the first card, Anne. And that button on the second card is a nice touch.

wendyp said...

both cards are GORGEOUS!!! love that split image on the bird stamp!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, Anne this stamp looks great with this technique. Both cards are awesome!!

Vicky Gould said...

Just look how well you incorporated that RED in both your cards, Anne! Beautiful - both, beautiful!

Claudine Poch said...

Each card is so nice! I have yet to attempt the split negative technique.

Connie said...

Love the red Anne!! Especially on your split neg card.
Connie

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards ...so creative. TFS!

Emily Keaton said...

Must be a great day for you, Anne--TWO cards using your favorite color :) I LOVE the split technique you used on the first, and your cloudy sky behind that sweet birdhouse in the second looks amazing. Did the thunder wake you during the night?????

Lynn McAuley said...

Great cards, Anne!! The positive/negative design looks sensational in red, white, and black.
Gorgeous clouds and scroll work for the sweet birdhouse!! Beautiful, beautiful work!

njgramma said...

Black,Red and White... can't go wrong with that combination! Great cards, Thanks for sharing

Doris said...

Love your split image on the diagonal!

jovialjudi said...

Wow Anne! You have your mojo going on with these beauties! Love the color combos (of course!) and the techniques you used are fabulous!! Awesome cards!!

Julia Aston said...

Two sweet cards Anne! love the pos/neg design and the cute bird on top of the birdhouse! and of course - the red!

Carol Dee said...

Both cards are lovely, I really like the red/black/white one.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I really like the black, red and white card. It is very dramatic!

Becky said...

Great cards Ann, lovely little details.

imastampin said...

Oh your cleverness, I love your cards today, especially the split negative one! Coolio!

Bev E said...

Really great cards. That split neg card looks really hard to do. I too like how you put the birdhouse on a pole.

Susan Raihala said...

Anne, that first card is so striking and dramatic! The second is an excellent use of the birdhouse...like how you put it on a post to ground it!

Joanne Travis said...

Two gorgeous cards and I love them both!! The black and white split negative is such a cool technique. Really beautiful, Anne.

MariLynn said...

Miss Anne, these are fantastic cards. I am blown away with your split negative card. I have seen this technique done before, but yours surpasses all of those other cards! If you are looking for a home for that card...... You did a great job my friend!!

Crystal said...

WOWZA Anne these are wonderful, I LOVE the first creation sooooo AWESOME!!!

maryr917 said...

these are 2 great samples made with this new set, anne-I see you got to use red on both-my fave is your birdhouse card

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are outstanding!!

dinosaur said...

I love the split negative.

Michelle VP said...

How fun! I love the split negative on an angle and how your birdhouse stands out against the sky. :)

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!! Gorgeous isn't enough to describe this card!! I love it!!! The black and white are so pretty!! I love the red on the card!!!! Wonderful job!!!!

FibreJunky said...

Oh my word, that first card is STUNNING!!

Benzi said...

Beautifully done.Love that bird house and your wonderful clouds. Nice button, also.

Winnie and Patty said...

Anne these cards are amazing!!! I especially love the black & white bird one!!! What a great idea! TFS

Anne said...

Oh Anne! Fabulous way to show case the new release!! Esp. loving the B&W card, Brilliant!!

Amanda B said...

Absolutely lovely!!! Love the negative split!!

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like the split negative with the bird and the clouds on the second.

Lindsey said...

Both these cards are great, but the black and white (and RED) one is stunning!

Chrissy D said...

Anne, these are both GORGEOUS! Love Black, red and white together, MY FAVORITE!

Patti P. said...

Anne, I love red too! Both cards are lovely, I especially like the split negative and the charm on your ribbon is gorgeous. Beautiful work.

mmwilken said...

Your cards are so very pretty and I love birds and bird houses on cards. My favorite stamps!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

The split negative with that bird was great...and great colors too!

peggysue said...

What a wonderful technique to choose, the split negative, looks marvelous! Both cards are so elegant.

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful! I love the split negative effect!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Split negative worked FABULOUS with this image~~ and your clouds are terrific!

ALICIA said...

Wow! Striking split negative!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love the split negative card! SO striking and beautiful! The 2nd is equally lovely with those soft clouds in the background!

Roxie said...

Great job with the B&W, two very nice cards!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous, Anne! Love these images!

Paulette S said...

The red really makes the black and white pop. I love the black and white sliced panels, you can't stop looking at it, as it is SO interesting. =D

carrie said...

Both are great cards, but the black, white and red positive/negative design is fabulous.

CCC said...

You have made 2 great cards. Love the black and white with a touch of red. Great tribute to the bird stamps.

Lillian Child said...

I've only seen a split negative card on a few occasions - your creation is simply stunning!