Friday, April 29, 2016

April Blog Hop Final Day

WELCOME  
TO MFP STAMP SHOP


Bugs and Butterflies
 BLOG HOP

 Watch out for creepy crawlies !



JOIN US EACH DAY, April 26-29 FOR A BUTTERFLY KISSES GOOD TIME. WE'LL HAVE  TUTORIALS AND DT INSPIRATION. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR LEAVING COMMENTS ON THE DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS AND PRIZES FOR TRYING OUR TUTORIALS.  YOU WILL HAVE 2 WEEKS TO ADD YOUR PROJECT to the APRIL 29th POST FOR US TO SEE SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO JOIN IN THE FUN. 

Please Hop along with us!! 
 You could win one of the MFP Stamp Shop BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES related 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.) Try one of the tutorials shown during the Hop and add your photo to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the APRIL 29 post. The winners will be announced on MAY 14, 2016 right here on the 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 and posting pics of your projects is Friday May 13, 2016 at 10:00 PM EST.

Tutorials
April 27-- Flower Arranging by Sandy
April 29-- Retiform by Pat

Stamps - MFP Stamp Shop - Lots of Words, Dragonfly Mini, Huge Blooms


This is a technique I have seen many times but it never caught my eye.  It’s called Retiform. I just didn’t care for it. Then I saw a video and loved how it was done. This is a great way to make an awesome background. You need a piece of white card stock cut to size and a scrap piece of card stock. I’m also using Distressed inks. 
We’re going to make 2 areas of color. No right or wrong here. Lay your scrap down and sponge ink on your white card stock along the scrap. 



Turn it and do the other side


Now pick another spot on the card stock and repeat the sponging along the scrap.
Turn it and do the other side.
This is what you will end up with. 

Next  sponge with a lighter color all over filling in everything.


Now  take post it notes and mask off one section.


Using a dark color stamp an image. 

Continue masking off the sections and stamping your images. 

Doesn't this look great. 
Stamps - MFPaHC - Lots of Words, Huge Blooms, Natures Brushstrokes, Dragonfly Mini
Let's get started !!
Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day. We hope to inspire you to start your own Bugs and Butterflies projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made by May 13th and 
check back on May 14, 2016 to see if you are a winner. 

14 comments:

Kren Kurts said...

Love the colors used. TFS!

Gail said...

Great background and lovely card! TFS Pat!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very interesting and I will have to give it a go soon. So nice.

Davi said...

VERY pretty Pat, I love the background you created, really nice :)

Papercrafting Princess said...

Lovely design!

terrie said...

Great looking card and your technique turned out really nice...well done

MariLynn said...

I like how your retiform backgrounds look. I like the fussy cut dragonflies on your first card.

Michelle N. said...

Beautiful retiform backgrounds, and love all the winged elements you used.

D.Ann C said...

What a beautiful technique!!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Your cards are so lovely, Pat! I'm always impressed! hugs

Terri Winske said...

Can't wait to try this technique for myself! Your card turned out beautifully. Love the colors.

nanapuddin said...

Pretty card and thanks for the tutorial. Can't wait to try this!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. TFS

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card. Love this technique. Hugz