Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mark's Finest Papers, Day 2

Mark's Finest Papers Design Team is celebrating our BRAND NEW Speedy the Cat Designer Collection and Serenity Collection Stamps with a Blog Hop! You can ORDER THEM TODAY!

And...

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs on January 13th, 14 and 15th. Then, on Saturday,(January 16), a winner will be chosen from those who have visited all 8 blogs, all 3 days. The winner will be announced on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog and will receive 2 Stamp Sets that will be released NEXT month. And remember, Friday night will be the New Flourishes Release at Mark's Finest Papers!

Good Luck!

It's so cold here, that I needed a little bit of Spring, so my card for today features the gorgeous sunflower from MFP's Speedy the Cat Collection: Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees set.  I stamped the image in brown and colored using a combination of Copics and Prisma Pencils with baby oil.  I CASEd this awesome layout from my friend Dawn.  You can see her original card {here}.  I think this layout is perfect when you have a large scene or  image like this one.

All supplies are from Mark's Finest Papers.
Ingredients: Stamps: Blackberries, Sunflowers and Bees; Cardstock: Snow Storm Smooth, Breezy Blue; Designer Paper: Basic Grey {Porcelain}; Ribbon: Lightest Mahogany Luxury Satin Ribbon; Other: Copics, Prisma Pencils, Baby Oil.

Have fun hopping today!  I'll see you back here tomorrow for the grande finale!
Nancyruth
Nikki {You Are Here!}

25 comments:

piecesandpom said...

Love how your sunflower came out with the copics and pencils, really pretty!

Peggy said...

Beautiful card and coloring!! Love it!

Jeanne Forsyth said...

Very nice! I really love the blue/brown combo - great work!

Lois said...

I like the blue haze around your beautifully colored sunflower. Great layout.

Vicky Gould said...

Fabulous display of the sunflower with this gorgeous easel card, Nikki!

Karen said...

Bright and happy card....just what I need on a gloomy day like today...thanks.

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty and inspiring. I just love the colors and love your coloring on this awesome sunflower.

Etha said...

What a fun card! The yellow button on the brown ribbon is PERFECT!

Sandra said...

there is that big beautiful sunflower I love!
Nice card!
Sandra

Markie's Mom said...

Oh, Nikki, this is GORGEOUS!

Wanda in NC said...

Gorgeous sunflower - in which I'm so allergic too. LOL TFS

Virgo5 said...

Great way to bring in the spring feel! Love the sunflower and the button!

Carol Dee said...

I am under the weather today, this card makes me feel sunny. Very warm looking. TFS

Anonymous said...

Really love this large stamp for this 4.5 square card. Come on spring!

Karen said...

Perfect card layout for that big sunflower and love the ribbon with the button center.

Laurie Marmon said...

what a beautiful sunflower! makes you definitely think of spring.

stampinsilvia said...

another gorgeous creation! I haven't made a tent card in a while...maybe I'll make one for my upcoming class!

Ravengirl said...

What a sweet sunshiny card!

Liz Williams said...

Love the sunflower and the dotted brown paper looks great with this.

dahlhousedesigns said...

This is fabulous! Love the polka dot paper and the sunflower is gorgeous!

lisa a.

Patty said...

Love the sunflower. Perfect card!

Deb H. said...

Love the layout. The sunflower is just the right size for it. Shows off nicely.

thestampinglady said...

Love the layers on your card and how the sunflower is elevated. Very nice.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful creation using the sunflower! I think this is one of my favorite images so far! It is sooo versatile! Gorgeous colors!

cheryl (clee') said...

gorgeous coloring on the sunflower and edged with turquoise!