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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mark's Finest Papers MAY Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop

Let's get started!!!!

This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured May 26
Tree Scene

Featured May 27
Animal Birthdays

Featured May 28
Pots and Vases

Featured May 29
Tree Scene Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on May 30, 2015, right on  MFP Stamp Shop 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 Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

 Here's my card to start you on your way!

I used two of the image stamps and make the shore line, and guess what??? I DIDN'T use my Copic markers! WHAT??? lol I was struggling with the coloring of the trees and was just beginning to get super frustrated when CHALKS came to mind. Yes, I said chalks! It had been forever since I played with them and now was the time. It was so very easy and the result was exactly what I was hoping for. I used tiny cotton balls to pick up the chalk color and smudged away. Yes, that was it. No worrying about coming outside of the lines. Almost a watercolor look. lol I should have added some red to the trees but I was satisfied. :-) I chalked some reflection to the water and then I used crystal lacquer to cover the water to give it a "wet" look.

 A few layers of cardstock and a sentiment...boom, done!

I used the new stamp set
"Tree Scene"

Here's the Design Team: Begin Your Hopping!!
Pam T  (you are here)
Pat (next)

Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun and don't forget to stop by MFP Stamp Shop to check out all their amazing stamps and products!

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  1. Great card - really like the effect you have achieved with the chalks.

    1. I love the subtlety of the chalks. Great idea to use the reflections in the water. TFS!

  2. Fabulous card! chalks why didn't I think of them.
    stamping sue

  3. You did an awesome job on the water!!

  4. Pm, The water reflection is fabulous! Good JOB!

  5. OH I love this!!! Perfect way to color this scene! Got to get the chalks out!!!!

  6. Wow, this is beautiful. You did a fab job with those chalks.

  7. What a lovely card! You did a great job with the reflection in the water. I'll have to remember to pull out my chalks more often!!!

  8. Stunning, gorgeous card; love the water!

  9. Wow Pammie, your card is amazing!! Love this gorgeous and serene beauty with your reflective look in the water!! The chalks look amazing! Great job my dear! HUGS :)

  10. Love that wonderful water with the reflections just gorgeous!

  11. Oh beautiful card!
    Wonderful job with
    the chalks and the
    Carla from Utah

  12. Awesome card, Pam.......I think this would be really fun to make! Love how you colored the trees with chalks and added the reflection with glaze. I think it would make a great guy bday card.

    1. You will have to make one, Terri. ;-) Thanks and hugs!!

  13. That is just STUNNING!!! No other word comes to mind...just STUNNING!!! So creative and beautiful :) Hugs...Janie

  14. What a lovely card and scene. Your chalked reflections and glossy coating to the water add amazing details!

  15. Love how you combined the chalks and the glossy accents. Great job.

  16. Gorgeous. I love the way you got the reflection of the trees!
    Great stamp set!